We provide superb year-round care and education for children aged from 3 months to 4 years 11 months. Our activities are creative and fun, allowing every child to thrive and grow at the rate right for them.
Our lovely Day Nursery is open Monday - Friday from 8am - 6pm, year round.
We close on only Bank Holidays and over the Christmas period, when we finish at 1pm on Christmas Eve until the first working day in the New Year.
Choose from any of the following options for what suits your needs best, and add to the number of sessions as your child grows:
|8am - 1pm||1pm - 6pm||8am - 6pm|
Far from seeing nursery as just something we have to do so that I can work, I see it as a very positive influence in Ben’s life, development and socialisation.— Current parent
All ‘settling-in’ sessions are free and individually tailored to the needs of your child. You’ll get a warm welcome from the staff and a big smile from the other children. We are very flexible and will ensure that you and your child are happy.
Payment is due one month in advance and includes lunches, teatime meals and snacks for all, breakfast is included for the under threes.
The Early Years grant ‘Free for 3 & 4 Year Olds’ is available for up to 15 hours per week. We currently accept Childcare Vouchers and Early Years funding.
|Age 2 and over||Under 2s|
|£26.15 per session||£27.00 per session|
A change of clothes, wellies outdoor clothing and sunscreen (all named) should be brought in, depending on what the weather is likely to do….as far as it is ever predictable! We really like to get out and about, so do pack these in your child’s bag.
You provide nappies and any formula (unmixed) or breast milk that your baby will need for the day and we’ll provide the rest!
It’s exciting and maybe a little daunting but we’ll be with you every step of the way. Our years of experience and the way we get to know your child as an individual mean that we can help - do always ask. Here are a few things to get you started!
You have all taken so much time to understand him and know him as a person. Your methods of teaching and caring at the same time have really impressed me and have suited our little boy down to the ground.— Former parent
We take the safety of your child very seriously, staff are very well trained in Child Protection and in Paediatric First Aid and all have regular training updates. Our building and grounds are secure and doors are only answered by a member of staff.
I continue to be impressed with the standards of welfare and security at Berkhampstead— Current parent
It’s a vital two way process and we welcome parents’ input.
Face to Face
Your child’s Key Person will update you on a daily basis and is available for a more in depth chat by appointment if necessary. Parents’ Evenings will give you the chance to talk in depth about how your child is doing.
Your child’s personal Learning Journey booklet includes pictures and comments about their life at Berkhampstead. Day Nursery newsletters are emailed to keep everyone in touch. They include notes from the office, reports from the rooms, pictures of all of the fun and reminders, so that everyone knows what’s happening!
We use a text messaging system, Clarion Call for quick reminders. Also accessed via the Nursery Parent Portal it means you’ll always know what’s going on.
We have a closed group on Twitter @BerkyDNChelt, which you may request to join - it gives quick snippets of what’s going on from time to time during the Nursery day.
For the full report click here.
Up to date copies of all policies are available in the Day Nursery Office, and can be found here.