A nursery in St Albans which was temporarily closed after the arrest of a member of staff has reopened today as usual.

A 25-year-old man from St Albans, who works at St Albans Hospital Busy Bees nursery, was arrested on the evening of April 20 by officers from the specialist Child Online Safeguarding Team.

The man has been questioned on suspicion of inciting a teenager to engage in a sexual act and released on police bail until July 22 pending further inquiries.

Ofsted made the decision to suspend the registration of the nursery with immediate effect.

Following a visit by Ofsted and a review of the nursery yesterday, the education watchdog has lifted the suspension notice.

Marg Randles, managing director of Busy Bees, said: “Our parents will be relieved that the decision to lift the suspension was so decisive and we are delighted that the nursery will be reopening so quickly.

“It was a major feat to find places in our neighbouring Busy Bees nurseries for more than 100 children and I would like to recognise the enormous efforts of our nursery manager and her fantastic staff team.

“They came in over the weekend and worked tirelessly to make sure that every child was looked after on the one day the nursery was closed.

“Sincere thanks must also go to parents for being so supportive and to our other local nurseries for reacting so quickly and making children and staff from St Albans Hospital so welcome.”