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Rippon Park Pre-SchoolWelcome to Ripon Park Pre-School Borehamwood

Ripon Park Pre-school (formerly known as Nicoll Way Pre School) is located at Three Ways Community Centre, Borehamwood and offers care term-time, mornings only from 9.15 am to 12.15 pm for children from 2 years of age.

Find Us

Three Ways Community Centre
Arundel Drive

* Formerly known as Nicoll Way Pre School

Contact Us

For further information contact the Pre School Leader

Tel: 020 8236 2311

Term Dates 2017

Summer term starts:
Tuesday 18th April
Half Term:
Monday 29th May- Friday 2nd May
2nd Half of Summer Term:
Monday 5th June
End of Summer Term:
Monday 17th July
Start of Autumn Term:
Wednesday 6th September
Half Term:
Monday 23rd October- Friday 27th October
Second half of Autumn Term Starts:
Monday 30th October
Big Toddle:
Friday 23rd June 11-12
End of Summer Term Party:
Monday 17th July
“I’m so happy with the Pre-School at Ripon Park. My son has been attending for 8 months now and his progress and development in all areas has grown in leaps and bounds. The staff are lovely and very welcoming and make sure the children are always happy and safe.” Rebecca Moran, February 2017
“My daughter has been going to Ripon Park since May 2016. As parents we are very happy to be have the opportunity to thank all the staff for everything they have done for our daughter. If we could give them a rating it would be 10/10 ! Well done to everyone there.” Artan Lusha, February 2017

Ripon Park Preschool at a glance

  • Large Open Plan Room with Garden Area
  • Friendly, qualified staff
  • Pleasant surrounding greenery
  • Close to local schools and shops
  • Government Funding available for 2 and 3 year olds
  • From only £12 per session
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Latest updates

  • Ripon Park Closure

    It is with regret that Hertsmere Leisure has taken the decision to close Ripon Park Pre-School as of the 17th July 2017.

    Over the past 12 months the Pre-School has been supported through various activities to boost occupancy rates. Despite the team’s hard work and dedication to turning things around, Ripon Park Pre-School has continued to trade at a significant loss, and pre-school places have not been taken up at the level anticipated. It is therefore unsustainable for the Charitable Trust to continue to operate.

    We acknowledge the disappointment and the impact that this will have on the local community, and would like to assure parents that the local Children’s Centre will endeavour to help families to find suitable childcare alternatives.


  • Tax Free Childcare Scheme

    The Tax Free Childcare Scheme is a new tax free initiative for parents. For every £8 a parent pays into their childcare account, the government will pay in an extra £2. Parents can get up to £2000 government support per child per year towards their childcare costs. They can then use this money to pay their childcare provider towards their childcare costs. They can then use this money to pay their childcare provider

    To find out more, please visit either of the below websites or ask a member of staff.

  • Big Toddle Charity Walk

    Parents and carers of our current children, please join us for a fun walk in aid of Barnardos on  Friday 23rd June, 11am – 12pm

    This year’s theme is ‘bold and bright’. We will have lots of exciting activities to involve the children in the run up to this event. More details to follows shortly. For more information about this year’s event please see the following website

  • NEW Activities Spring 2017

    Did you know that we have recently introduced some exciting new activities into our weekly schedule?

    Our children are now enjoying the use of the Sensory Room and Garden at the BECC every Monday morning, plus we are delivering some fun exercises classes to them called Les Mills ‘Born to Move™’. See factsheet and video below.

    Click here to learn more (pdf)

    Physical activity not only ensures that your child is fit and healthy, it can also improve their general wellbeing and sleep.

    For more information please ask a member of Staff.

  • 30 Hours Free Childcare

    From 1st September 2017, the Government will be offering a limited number of Childcare spaces offering working parents up to 30 hours free childcare a week. Applications for the free spaces open from 28th April, 2017. To find out if you are eligible to apply for the 30 hours free childcare, please see the links below:

Pre-School staff

The caring, approachable, and friendly staff have been carefully selected for their qualifications, experience and skills. Staff regularly attend training programmes to extend their knowledge and develop their skills.

Staff members called Key Persons are each responsible for a small group of children. Your Key Person will be introduced to you at the earliest opportunity to ensure you and your child feel welcomed and keep you informed of his/her achievements, progress and development.

Each member of staff has undergone an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (DBS) check and an induction programme informing them of the nursery’s policies.
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