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Birmingham nursery suspended over toddler fall

A children's nursery has had its registration suspended after reports that a toddler fell from a first-floor window.

Paramedics were called to Munchkins day nursery in Shard End, Birmingham, on Monday. The two-year-old boy is not thought to have been badly injured.

The council is investigating what happened, while Ofsted said its investigation could last six weeks.

The nursery said it would not comment until after the investigation.

Munchkins nursery was recently awarded a good rating by Ofsted, after a visit in April in which it was praised for its safety.

'Appropriate action'

A spokesman for Birmingham City Council said: "We are currently investigating the matter to find out exactly what happened and the circumstances behind the incident.

"Any appropriate action will be taken if and when necessary."

In a statement, West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We responded to a call that a two-year-old boy had apparently fallen from a first-floor window.

"The mother of the child was taken in an ambulance with the child to Birmingham Children's Hospital for further assessment, as it appeared there was no outward sign of serious injury."

Ofsted said its investigation would ensure that "robust safeguarding arrangements" were in place at the nursery.

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