Day Nurseries

A day nursery can care for your child all day, either full-time or part-time. It is usually open from 8am-6pm and fees vary. They provide both care and education for your child between the ages of 0-4 in suitable surroundings.


Headstart Day Nursery
86 High street, Potters Bar, EN6 5AT
01438 840 681
Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6.30pm (52 weeks a year)

Norfolk Lodge Nursery
Dancers Hill Road, EN5 4RP
020 8447 1565
Monday – Friday 8am – 6 pm


Starjumps Nursery
The Furzefield Leisure Centre, Mutton Lane, Potters Bar, EN6 3BW
01707 850 500
Monday to Friday (Full day care)

Willows Farm Nursery
Courses Road, London Colney AL4 0FF
01727 829 535
Monday – Friday 7am – 7pm.


Busy Bees Day Nursery
22 Andrew Close, Shenley, WD7 9LP
01923 857 585
Monday – Friday  7.30am to 6.30pm


Children between the ages of 2 and 5 years can attend pre-schools. They offer opportunities to learn through play. Sessions range from 2½ – 4 hours term time only, fees vary. All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours free education per week starting the term after their 3rd birthday. If you are a parent or carer of a 2 year old and receive certain benefits your child could be entitled to 15 hours free education from the term after their 2nd birthday. For more information contact Children’s Information Service, local schools for pre-school provision or your local Children’s Centre.


Arista Kids Nursery
St Mary’s Church Hall

The Walk, Potters Bar, EN6 1QQ
07555 195 821
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 3.30pm

St Johns Nursery Playgroup
Oakmere school
Chace Avenue, Potters bar, EN6 5NP
Monday – Friday 9am.-12pm
Monday – Thursday 12.15pm – 3.15pm
Lunch club available 12pm – 1pm daily.

Tilbury Nursery
Potters Bar United Reform church
Darkes lane, Potters Bar, EN6 1BZ.
Monday – Friday 9am – 12pm
Lunch club Monday – Thursday 12pm – 1pm.

Little Heath Nursery Playgroup.
Parish hall
Thornton Road, Little Heath, EN6 1JJ
Monday – Friday 9am – 12pm
Lunch club Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 12 pm – 1pm.


Little Elms Montessori Nursery
Elm Court, Mutton Lane, EN6 3BP
Monday – Thursday 9am – 3pm and Friday 9am – 1pm
0776 374 6000

2 Jays Nursery
5th Scout Hut, Furzefield site, EN6 3BW
Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm, Lunch club 12pm – 1pm
and breakfast club 8am – 9am
01707 647829

St Johns Baker Street
St Johns Methodist church, Baker Street, EN6 2DZ
Monday – Thursday 9am – 2.45pm Friday 9am – 12pm
Lunch club 12pm – 1pm
07969 924482


Shenley Village pre school
Shenley Village Hall, Shenley, WD7 9BS
01923 859 419
Monday – Friday 9am – 3.30 pm Lunch club 12pm – 12.45pm

Sitara Toto Montessori
Well End Scout’s Activity Centre, Well End Road,
Well End, Borehamwood, WD6 5PR
020 8327 0209 / 07962 058 712

Pacey – Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years
Offers support and training for home based childcare for the benefit of children and families.
0300 003 0005

Parent and Toddler groups

A group for parents and carers with children under school age: most of the children are below the age of 3 years. Parents and carers remain with, and have responsibility for, their children during the session. There is an opportunity for a range of play activities and to meet together and socialise. Most churches & community centres have parent & toddler groups.


Parent and Toddler Group
Causeway Free Church, The Causeway,
01707 653 802
Tuesday 10.00 am to 11.30 am

Parent and Toddler Group
Christchurch, Thornton Road, Little Heath, EN6 1JJ
Monday 9.30 am to 11.30 am

Parent and Toddler Group
Wayside, Jubilee Centre, EN6 5NE
01707 852 764
Tuesday and Thursday 9.15 am to 11.15 am

Toddler Group
United Reformed Church, Tilbury Hall, Darkes Lane, EN6 1BZ
01707 652 047
Tuesday 9.45 am to 11.30 am

Tots – in – Tow
Baptist Church
Barnet Road,
Monday 1.30pm – 3pm.


Charlies Angels
King Charles the Martyr Church, 368 Mutton Lane, Potters Bar EN6 3AS
01707 665 579
Wednesdays in term time 1.30 pm to 3pm

South Mimms Parent and Toddler Group
Village Hall, South Mimms
01707 644 583 / 01707 651 067
Friday 9.30 am to 11.30 am

St Johns Methodist Church Baker Street
Monday and Friday 10.30 am – 12pm
01707 653 466

Little Lambs
Our Lady of St Vincent Catholic Church, Mutton lane
Thursdays 9.30am – 11am


Under 5’s Group
St Martins Church Shenley
London Road, WD7 9DU
Monday 9am – 11am
07957 652220