Nurseries and Pre-Schools

Apple Blossom Pre-School and Daycare

We aim to provide a safe, secure & stimulating environment where children are given opportunities to learn through play, develop their language and acquire social skills within an informal setting in Braughing.

Barkway Pre School

A caring, educational and fun environment.  Now offering wrap a round care with the breakfast club.

8.15am - 4.15pm, Monday to Friday (term time only) for children aged 2 - 5 years

07964 151 288
Bumpkins Day Nursery

Bumpkins Day Nursery in Royston is rated Outstanding by Ofsted and provides high-quality daycare for children aged 3 months to 5 years. Our main nursery site is based on a working arable farm in Whaddon, just off the A1198 near Royston. Our preschool is located at the far end of the village, a short distance across the village green


01223 208 777
Eden House Day Nursery

At Eden House Day Nursery we have taken elements of the modern day 'curiosity approach' to learning. The whole ethos behind the 'curiosity approach' has had a big impact on the type of setting we offer. Our mission is to provide an environment where your child feels safe, where they are free to explore and where they can have fun! We believe that in creating a homely environment with rich learning opportunities that encourage curiosity and independence, children will thrive.

Flying Start Montessori – Fowlmere

Based in Fowlmere for children 0 – 5 years, We provide a truly caring, happy and loving nursery where you and your child want to come every day. Your child will be free to learn and play in a stimulating and structured environment where they will feel secure, enabling them to discover and grow.

Fowlmere Playgroup

Ofsted rating GOOD. Funded places available, childcare vouchers accepted. From 2 years.

Mon 9am -3.15pm
Tues 9am -1pm
Thurs 9am - 3.15pm
Friday (rising 5 session) 9am -12pm

URC Chapel Hall, Chapel Lane, Fowlmere.

Jasmine Redrup 075640 22722

Set in the delightful village of Great Chishill the Nursery has been established since 1976.

We are a community based setting and many of the children come from the village itself. We also cater for the surrounding villages such as Barley, Barkway, Little Chishill, Chrishall, Heydon, Elmdon and Duddenhoe End and are easily accessible from Fowlmere, Melbourn and Royston.

Tues, Thurs & Fri 9.30am - 1pm
Mon & Weds 9.30 am - 2.45 pm

Cricket Pavilion
Hall Lane
Great Chishill

Contact Anita Palmer, 07972 800460

Mon 9.30am-3.30pm, Tues & Thurs 9.30am-12 noon & Fri 9.15-11.45am, VH. A safe and stimulating environment where children learn through play.

Guilden Morden Church of England (VC) Pre-School
Pound Green
Guilden Morden
Nr Royston
Herts, SG8 0JZ


01763 853911
Happy Bunnies Nursery School – Shepreth

At Happy Bunnies Nursery School in Shepreth, we provide an outstanding nursery education for children aged from 9 months-4 years. We are open 8-5  and offer all year around and term time only places.

07801 996 888

Ladybird Playgroup is a vibrant and fun, 24-place setting, for children aged 2.3 to 4.5 years of age.

Ladybird Playgroup
School Lane
Herts SG8 7RH

Contact Sharon McGinty, 01763 208055

Based in Litlington Village hall, with a large, stimulating outside area providing exciting and varied educational play in a safe, secure environment for children aged 2yrs+.

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9.15am - 2.45pm
Tuesday: 9.15am- 12.15pm
Friday: 11.45am - 2.45pm

Contact Yvonne, 07984 935193

Little Hands Nursery School – Melbourn, having a dedicated baby room, provides quality preschool care and education for children aged six months and over.

The setting occupies the former Melbourn Village Sports & Social Club, ideally situated between the children’s play area and sports field on the Moor in the heart of Melbourn village.

Contact 01763 260964

Child care for children. Playgroup: 2-4 years old and Out of School Club (MOOS): Year 3-6

Childcare for children from 2 to 11 years.

Mortlock Street, Melbourn, Nr Royston, Herts, SG8 6DB

Email Playgroup:
Email MOOS:

01763 223459 / 07842 151512

Meldreth Preschool runs in a purpose built Early Years classroom within Meldreth Primary School. We provide exceptional care and education for children between the ages of 2 and 5 in a safe, secure and happy environment.

Our morning sessions run from 8.45am to 11.45am and our afternoon sessions run from 12:15 to 3.15pm. We also offer a paid lunch club from 11.45-12.15pm. We are open Monday to Friday during Meldreth Primary School term time.

We offer privately funded places as well as Free Early Education Entitlement Places (FEEE) for 2, 3 & 4 year olds (15 hours/week). Working parents may be entitled to up to 30 hours of funded sessions for their 3 & 4 years olds.

Address: Meldreth Primary School, High Street, Meldreth SG8 6LA

01763 260432
Mother Goose Pre School

Friendly, caring and fun. Mon-Fri term time, children 2-school age. Funded nursery education for children 3+. Wimpole Village Hall

Contact Jacqui, 01223 208527 / 07746278521

Mon-Fri 9am-12noon. For 2.5yrs up. We provide a safe secure environment with excellent facilities.

Contact 01763 287 238
Smarties Pre-School & Out Of School Club

Monday - Friday @ 9am - 3pm for ages 2 - 4 year olds

A fun, safe environment for children with a fully qualified team. 

We also offer wrap around care at our Out of School Club

Breakfast Club: 7.45am - 8.45am 

After School: 3.15pm-6pm term time only.

Our popular Holiday Club opens 7.45am - 6pm, look out for our posters.

We accept childcare vouchers  

HAF vouchers accepted during selected Holiday Clubs

For more information contact Georgina Dowley on 01763 852888
Sunhill Day Nursery Royston

Sunhill Royston is a modern nursery for children 0 – 5years, at Sunhill we are proud of the dedication our team have to enhance children’s lives and support development.

We are very proud to follow a blended EYFS and Montessori technique to our learning, as well as our ‘Brighter Learning Approach’, designed as a learning enrichment which intertwines with our core curriculum provision. The approach provides real opportunities for children’s natural curiosity to be enhanced, as well as focusing on key skills, knowledge, and attitudes. We believe each child needs these for a happy, healthy, and successful life.

Therfield Village Pre-School

Providing high quality care and education for children aged 2 years - school age.

Monday  - Friday 9.00am - 12.30pm with optional lunch club until 1.30pm.  Afternoon sessions available Monday  - Thursday.

Therfield Village Hall, Church Lane, Therfield, Herts SG8 9QD

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07789 012419

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