The kindergarten at a school which was forced to close this summer has reopened today.

Seventeen children aged between three and six have enrolled at the kindergarten at Rudolf Steiner School in Kings Langley.

The main school was left with no option but to shut after no insurers were found to keep the site open. It came after a number of damning Ofsted reports which said the school was failing in its safeguarding requirements.

However, the Department for Education has fully supported the reopening of the kindergarten. In July, all safeguarding requirements were met for the preschool.

A teacher at the kindergarten said: "We are delighted and excited to be open and to be able to continue to offer a safe, creative, and happy environment where young children can explore and play.

"We have a committed parent body who is very supportive and eager to start bringing in their children from today."

Further pupils will join the kindergarten during the Autumn term.