A NURSERY is 'inspiring' young minds and providing a warm environment, Ofsted has found.

Harwell Day Nursery has been rated 'good' by the childcare regulator, up from 'requires improvement' one year ago.

A report published this week for the nursery, which is in Harwell near Didcot, stated: "The new manager has implemented rigorous procedures to make continuous improvements to the quality of provision...Managers have high expectations of staff and an ambitious vision for the future of the nursery.

"Children are inspired by the stimulating and well-presented learning environment."

The inspector said the nursery was 'warm and welcoming' and staff form 'positive and trusting' relationships with children.