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Woman arrested amid nursery probe

A woman has been arrested by police investigating a children's nursery.

The Little Angels Nursery in Calne, Wiltshire, has been closed by Ofsted. Staff from the nursery are currently informing all parents of the closure.

The 37-year-old woman was arrested on Saturday and taken to Melksham police station. She has since been released on police bail and investigations are continuing.

A spokesman for Wiltshire Police said: "We can confirm that police are conducting an investigation into allegations relating to Little Angels Nursery in Calne.

"The nursery has been closed by Ofsted and staff from the nursery are in the process of informing all parents of the closure.

"We can confirm that one woman, aged 37, was arrested on Saturday 16 August, and was taken to Melksham police station. She has since been released on police bail. Enquires continue.

"We are in the early stages of an investigation and it would be inappropriate to comment further on this matter."

The nursery was given a rating of "good" during its last inspection by Ofsted on May 27.

According to the report, there are 78 children on the roll at the nursery, with nine staff directly involved with them.

The 34-place facility has four rooms available to the children, with a playground and occasional use of a school gymnasium.

Parents who have concerns about the investigation are asked to call either Social Services Emergency Duty Service on 0845 6070888 or the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub on 0300 456010899.

Anyone with information that could assist police in the investigation is asked to contact Wiltshire Police on 101.

An Ofsted spokesman said: "We have suspended this nursery's registration."


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