Top honour again for playgroup

ONE of Royston s longest-running playgroups has been recognised for its quality child care for the second time in three years. The Queens Road Playgroup based at Tannery Drift School has been re-accredited with a Herts Quality Standards Award. Owner and m

ONE of Royston's longest-running playgroups has been recognised for its quality child care for the second time in three years.

The Queens Road Playgroup based at Tannery Drift School has been re-accredited with a Herts Quality Standards Award.

Owner and manager Judy Porto, who has been at the playgroup for 17 years, said: "We are delighted to receive this award which recognises the work we do."

Queens Road Playgroup, which was set up about 40 years ago, is one of 29 in Herts that has been reaccredited for the second time.

County councillor Jane Pitman, lead member for children's services, said: "The fact that almost half of the latest award winners are being accredited for the second time reaffirms their commitment to Hertfordshire children.