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St Nicholas Day Nursery

A nurturing setting providing quality care for over 50 years

Full-time and part-time care for 0-5 year olds
Manager: Frankie Bignall
01442 253 488
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  • Who we are

    A home from home environment located in the heart of the community

    Occupying a converted manor house, St Nicholas is one of the oldest nurseries in the country.

    Our home from home nursery was refurbished in 2020 providing a new, modern feel inside our converted grade 2 listed manor house setting.

    Inside, we have four rooms carefully designed with age appropriate resources to aid the learning and development of your little one. Outside, we are surrounded by extensive and secure grounds offering all age groups a vast area for physical activities. The garden, which was redesigned and refurbished in 2017, includes a mini woodland nature walk and growing area in order to give children the opportunity to further explore and extend their play.

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    Additional Information

    • Offering 75 places for children aged between 0 and 5 years
    • Qualified, dedicated and passionate nursery team
    • Large and secure adventure garden
    • Conveniently located close to the town centre with excellent motorway links
    • Freshly cooked, hot meals prepared daily onsite
    • Enriching curriculum enhancements as part of our Brighter Learning Approach

    Getting here

    Directions, parking & opening times

    Directions & Parking

    St Nicholas Nursery is situated on Eastwick Row in Hemel Hempstead, just off of the Bennetts End roundabout that joins to the Adeyfield area. There are strong transport links to the M25, M1, the local industrial estate and the A414. There is a small parking area available for parents and visitors.

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    Opening times

    Full day
    8am to 6pm
    8am to 1pm
    1pm to 6pm
    Early start and late finish
    7:30am to 8am, 6pm to 6:30pm
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    Leaving feedback

    We love hearing about the experiences that families have had at our nursery! Your feedback helps us to continually improve and provide the best possible care for your child.

    If you've had a positive experience with us, we'd be thrilled if you took a moment to leave a review and help other families make an informed decision. Your feedback is important to us and we appreciate your support! Click the logos below to leave a review.

    We know that choosing the right childcare provider for your little ones is an important decision, and that's why we encourage families to read our reviews. Read about real family's experiences to get a feel for what makes our nursery special and how we can support your child's growth and development.

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    We know that choosing the right childcare provider for your little ones is an important decision, and that's why we encourage families to read our reviews. Read about real family's experiences to get a feel for what makes our nursery special and how we can support your child's growth and development.

    "I cannot recommend St Nicholas enough"

    I cannot recommend St Nicholas enough. Our little boy has been there for nearly two years now and has only ever received the highest quality of care. He has always loved going to nursery and talks positively about his days and the fun he has there. The staff are always professional and have been very supportive in all areas. The ladies are approachable and friendly and keep us up to date with his achievements and further goals. Looking forward to all the fun he has to come in the next two years there!

    "I will always recommend St Nicholas"

    "A beautiful nursery set in stunning grounds. I will always recommend St Nicholas - my child absolutely loves his time here and the girls are outstanding in their practice. He learns something new everyday through the EYFS planning structure they have in place and always comes home tired!"

    "The staff are fantastic - they are brilliant"

    "My son has really enjoyed his time at the nursery; he's really happy and tells us all about his day. The staff are fantastic - they are brilliant. Management has been good and really helpful. I really like the fact the nursery has a big open space garden, so the children are not confined to a small space. We’ve had a lovely experience."

    Simple and straight-forward

    Our nurseries have many outstanding and unique qualities that you’ll want to see and experience for yourself.

    Because of this, we prefer to discuss individual day nursery costs with you during your visit to the nursery you’re interested in.

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    Helping pay for your childcare

    Understandably, the cost of day nursery can put many familiesoff choosing it as an option. But there are a range of Government schemes open to parents that can make nursery affordable and we will do everything we can to help you understand the choices and access the funding that you might be eligible for.

    Tax-Free Childcare  – For working families earning under £100k and at least £131 per week (equal to 16 hours at the National Minimum or Living Wage) each who aren’t receiving Tax Credits, Universal Credit or childcare vouchers.

    15 hours and 30 hours Funded Childcare  – For many working parents of 2 year olds, and 3 – 4 year olds for 38 weeks each year.

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extra activiites

St Nicholas offer a unique range of activities and extras

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    Woodland Wanderers

    Green fingers, muddy toes for a lifelong love of nature


Committed to working together to help children flourish.

"I have worked at this nursery since 2007, initially starting as relief bank staff, discovering a passion for early years as my experience grew. I have an energetic drive to ensure children succeed and to provide a loving, safe and enriching environment; along with a friendly, experienced and enthusiastic staff team that share my passion."

Frankie Bignall (Sunhill St Nicholas Nursery Manager)
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