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Pre School

Meet other parents and carers & have fun with your baby or toddler at our weekly baby & toddler groups. Keep the little one entertained with toys, songs and a snack and grab yourself a cup of tea and chat at our friendly drop in groups. £1.50 per child.

Tuesdays 9.30 - 11.15am (during term time)

URC Hall, Ashwell, SG7 5NL

Pre-schoolers can explore a range of craft and sensory play activities, enjoy a story and a healthy snack.

There's a separate player area for babies too! £1.50 per child.

URC Hall, Ashwell

Every Thursday (during term time) from 9.45am to 11am.

Baby Rhyme Time

Songs and rhymes suitable for pre-school children and babies.

Wednesdays, 10.15-10.45am and 11.15-11.45am.

Royston Library, Market Hill, Royston SG8 9JN

0300 123 4049
Barkway Mother and Toddler Group

Our Mother and Toddler Group welcomes  parents, carers and children to the village hall every Wednesday morning for play, tea and a chat. We particularly enjoy welcoming new mums and dads with babies who are looking to meet fellow new parents.

The group is run by a member of the preschool staff and takes place in term time from 9.15am - 11.15am .  You'll find us at Barkway Village Hall and the session costs £3.50 for first child over 6 months and parent/carer - subsequent siblings:  £1.50.  Payment can be by cash or card.

We even run sessions through some of the school holidays - join our Facebook group for updates Barkway Baby and Toddler Group

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

Sharing stories and rhymes with your child helps to develop their listening skills, language and imagination.

Fridays, 2pm - 2.30pm.

Royston Library, Market Hill, Royston  SG8 9JN

Dads United is a group for Dads and their children aged up to 5 to connect with each other, share a breakfast and have fun!

On your first visit you will be greeted by our team leader who will help you to feel welcome.

Our volunteers will entertain your children with games and activities so you can relax.

Our fun sessions include a light breakfast and snacks for the children, as well as crafts, games and activities.

Our club is normally open on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 till 11:30am

We ask all of our families to book in advance for Dads United by emailing

Dancing Hands

Singing, signing and dancing for pre-schoolers at Bassingbourn Primary School. Tuesdays at 4.30pm for 30mins.

Contact Naomi, 07957 103093

Baby and toddler group for all parents and carers with babies and children under 5.

Every Friday 9 - 11am during term time.

Royston Methodist Church, Queens Rd, Royston, SG8 7AU

Gill Grainger: 01763 242682
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

Food making classes for young children
Tuesday – 9.30am to 11.30am
Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road, Royston SG8 5PT

Sian 07898 367116

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

Soft play for children under 5 years , bubbles & refreshments. Available for private party hire.

Tuesday & Friday mornings 9.40am - 12 noon.

Gt Shelford Memorial Hall

Contact Emma 07891747498 or Heidi 07527301607

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

For any children below school age and their carers.

Free entry.

Fridays, 9.30 - 11am.

Royston Evangelical Church, York Way, Royston SG8 5HJ

Mobile role play City for the under 6’s to explore and enjoy
Second Wednesday each month 9am to 1.15pm
Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road, Royston SG8 5PT

tel 07817 690506

Little Ruggers provides Rugby Based Sports Classes for Girls and Boys aged 2-8 years across Herts, Beds and Cambs.
Saturday 8am to 12noon
Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road, Royston SG8 5PT

07956 238709

Musical movement and dance classes for babies, toddlers and young children, with Nicole
Friday 9.30am to 12noon
Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road, Royston SG8 5PT

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

A friendly social group for all registered childminders, activities, stories, singing, juice and biscuits.

Every Monday, 9.15-11.15am.

In the Guide HQ, Garden Walk, Royston SG8 7HP

Samantha Treharne, 07796 260629

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