A council celebrated a 'good' rating from Ofsted for its children playschemes.

Three Rivers District council's playscheme at St Paul’s School in Hunton Bridge, Kings Langley was praised by inspectors for giving children opportunities to be creative.

It also found that children were supported by staff with further materials and received encouragement and engagement in activities that interest them.

Children were able to express their ideas, learn how to develop healthy lifestyles and showed skills in taking part in friendly games, inspectors said. The staff also provided a safe and secure environment for the children.

Three Rivers cabinet member responsible for leisure Chris Lloyd said: “The service we offer provides many families with much-need childcare during the summer holidays.

“Children can take part in a variety of activities. The Ofsted report shows that we put their needs first.”

Ofsted inspectors at the playscheme at Yorke Mead in Croxley Green found that children enjoyed coming to playschemes as they could take part in age-appropriate activities.

They also found that staff motivated children, ensured their interests were met and they had time and space to problem solve safely.

Parent feedback was also positive as they commented on how happy, safe, secure and settled their children were.