Welcome 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.
Three Ways Community Centre
* Formerly known as Nicoll Way Pre School
For further information contact the Pre School Leader
Tel: 020 8236 2311
Term Dates 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
- 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.
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:
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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