A NURSERY has transformed its care for the better just months after being rated 'inadequate' .

Stepping Stones Day Nursery in Witney has rid itself of Ofsted's worst rating, and regained its previous status of 'good'.

A new report released by the regulator last week, following re-inspection in May, stated: "Leaders have reviewed all aspects of leadership and management and raised the quality of the provision.

"Actions from the last inspection have been addressed successfully...the nursery is well led and managed.

"Leaders are focused on raising standards and self-evaluation is reflective and thorough."

The nursery had 54 children on its roll during this inspection - almost half of the 94 children it had on roll during its previous inspection in December.

It was rated inadequate that time mainly due to staff shortages, and Ofsted's report in January stated children were 'left to wander alone'.

During that visit, children were also seen eating dried pasta and running with scissors.

But the latest report of the nursery in Deer Park states: "Staff are warm and caring.

"Children learn to negotiate space, move their bodies in different ways, take turns and play well together as they climb on equipment.

"Leaders deploy staff well to maintain ratio requirements and to supervise children closely."