A number of Hertsmere children’s centres have received good reviews in this month’s Ofsted report.

Ofsted praised the Radlett and Park Street group's work in enabling priority families to use their services regularly and reducing inequalities.

The report also noted that a higher proportion of local children achieve a “good level of development” by the age of five compared to the national average.

Areas for improvement included engaging more workless families in appropriate services and developing their advisory board.

The centres are run by Hertsmere Leisure and provide a number of services to children under five and their families, including access to early education and family support.

The Potters Bar and Abbots Langley Groups were also assessed as ‘good’, while the Bushey Group was told it ‘requires improvement’.