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The BECC Children’s Centre
Shakespeare Drive
Off Furzehill Road
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Contact Tel

020 8386 4038 or 020 8236 7550

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
All Year Round (Closed Bank Holidays)


From Shenley Road turn down Furzehill Road, The BECC is on the right at the mini roundabout onto Shakespeare Drive. Look for the traffic sign to The BECC Children’s Centre at the junction of Shenley and Furzehill Roads. Other than the parking designated for Disability all our parking spaces are allocated to parents and children. The BECC has both a buggy and bike store.

Summer Holidays Programme

Browse our activity programme (PDF) and read descriptions of sessions for 31 July – 25 August 2017.

Autumn Activity Programme

Browse our activity programme (PDF) and read descriptions of sessions for September – December 2017.

Our Target Priorities for Borehamwood

  1. Further develop services for families who choose not to take up their free early year’s child care place.
  2. Develop services for expectant parents.
  3. Encourage all families to access Children’s Centre services, including those who are not currently accessing services.

Community Data

There are currently 1,431 children aged 0 – 5 years living in this area. In July 2017 we have 92% (1,315) of these children registered.

Group data: In total there are currently 3,132 children aged 0 – 5 years living in the Borehamwood area. In July 2017 we have 90% (2815) of these children registered.

Staff Photos

Latest Updates from The BECC

  • Summer Newsletter

    The BECC would like to welcome all families to your termly newsletter. The team aims to keep all families with children, from birth to 5 years, up to date with all the latest news from your local Children’s Centre.

    Download Newsletter

  • Healthy Children’s Centre accreditation

    We have achieved the Healthy Children’s Centre accreditation for all of our Children’s Centres.  Find out more

  • Free childcare for your two year old

    Spike-logoHertfordshire County Council (HCC) have been working together to increase the take up of free early education for two year olds. One of the aims of the group was to have a new visual identity for the two year old scheme. The overwhelming choice was for a dinosaur, known as “Spike” within the team.

    Could you be entitled to get free early education and childcare for you 3 and 4 year old?

    Did you know that:

    All 3 and 4 year olds can get 15 hours free early education (570 hours per year). This can be used with a school, childminder, day nursery, pre-school. In some cases, 3 and 4 year olds can get an extra 15 hours childcare (570 hours a year). This will depend on your circumstances.
    The following links both provide eligibility checkers. You are just a click away from finding out what support is on offer to you:
  • We Moves, She Moves Newsletter

    Welcome to the June We Move, She Moves newsletter and a big warm welcome to all our new ‘movers’! This month we have some exciting events and new courses for you to be involved in from Swimming to Yoga, running to Boogie Bounce Xtreme, Trampolining to Clubbercise and many more. Read more below…

    Read the JULY 2017 newsletter online at MyHertsmere