Chaotic childminder who let toddlers chew on dog bones condemned by Ofsted

A childminder is no longer working after Ofsted found that her dog was knocking over toddlers and putting its “toys and bones in their mouths”.

The woman, from Bristol, was "too busy trying to manage the pet’s behaviour", the watchdog said.

The inspectors also voiced concerns about toys in boxes falling on children and her blasting the TV at a very high volume, reported BristolLive.

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Ofsted rated the childminder as inadequate and were set to issue an order requiring urgent improvements, but she instead chose to resign.

The report was published this month following the inspection in January, and said: “Children’s safety is not assured, due to the childminder’s poor knowledge of risk assessment. She fails to identify and minimise hazards that might cause potential injury."

It also criticised levels of cleanliness and hygiene at her home.

“Hygiene practices are poor. The childminder does not take appropriate steps to prevent the spread of infection. This puts children’s health at risk.," it read.

“Children are often unable to sleep due to the noise levels and lack of organisation.

"The childminder does not understand how children learn. She does not have appropriate expectations for children’s development. For example, she expects children of a young age to be able to dress themselves and identify letters.”

The report also revealed concerns over her dog.

“At times, the dog becomes aggressive towards the childminder. She fails to identify this risk or protect children by removing the dog from the area.

“Dog toys litter the floor, along with children’s toys. The dog frequently chews children’s toys, which they play with afterwards."

The report found the childminder did not make any attempt to teach the youngsters the value of good behaviour, saying she would tell the kids to “play nicely” but did not intervene when they were misbehaving amongst themselves or arguing.

"As a result, children do not learn the difference between right and wrong,” the report said.

"The childminder is frequently too busy trying to manage the dog’s behaviour, picking up toys and rocking children in buggies to be able to interact effectively with children."

She resigned on January 30, having looked after up to six children at a time aged between one and two years old since 2011.

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