Our Rickmansworth Nursery

Our Rickmansworth nursery is set in a purpose built building in the heart of Rickmansworth on the A404 / Chorleywood Road. Entry to our bright and welcoming reception can only be accessed via our secure entry phone system.

The nursery benefits from excellent outdoor facilities and large open plan rooms. All rooms are monitored by CCTV and parents can ask to watch this from the reception area to ensure their little one has settled.

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  • Ofsted registered, rated “Good”
  • Located on the A404 / Chorleywood Road
  • Weekly Sprog Sports multisport classes and Tiny Mites music and drama sessions
  • Weekly Robot Reg Phonics lessons in Pre-School

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Take a look around our Rickmansworth nursery, set in a purpose built building in the heart of Rickmansworth on the A404 / Chorleywood Road. Explore the large, open-plan rooms and discover the spacious outdoor facilities.

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Within a fun and nurturing environment, our highly trained team will help your child develop vital life skills.

Our Learning through Play ethos and individual learning programmes run through everything we do – learn more here.

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We work closely with local schools to ensure children have the right skills in readiness for school.

By combining your child’s interests with our team’s guidance, our SchoolReady programme helps children develop a positive attitude to learning.

Learn more about Boys & Girls Nursery’s SchoolReady programme here

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Our four base rooms have been designed with lots of different areas to ensure everyone has plenty of room to play, learn, explore and have fun. Our large garden is in constant use – the children love nothing more than being out in the fresh air with their friends.

Children enjoy weekly sporting activities with Sprog Sports; Tiny Mites provide an interactive music and sensory class; and we also have weekly Phonics lessons delivered by Robot Reg to enhance our children’s learning and prepare them for starting school. Regular walks around the local area are enjoyed by all – the Aquadrome is a particular favourite.

We also welcome members of the local community into nursery for educational visits, to expand our children’s understanding of the important roles they play. These range from the Fire Brigade, Animal Charities, and local Dentists.

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Our Rickmansworth nursery is set in a purpose built building in the heart of Rickmansworth on the A404 / Chorleywood Road.

There is a large car park for dropping off and picking up and excellent transport links to the M25, Watford Town Centre, Croxley Green, Chorleywood and the surrounding areas.

We’re a short walk away from Rickmansworth town centre.

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Entry to our bright and welcoming reception can only be accessed via our secure entry phone system.

All rooms are monitored by CCTV and parents can ask to watch this from the reception area to ensure their little one has settled.

Our Rooms

Baby Room (3 months – 18 months)

Our independent Baby Room has been designed specifically so that even the youngest children in our care can have lots of fun at nursery.

Care is tailored to the needs of every single baby which is why we ask you to complete a detailed questionnaire so we can follow your home routine as closely as possible. This continuity of care enables your baby to settle very quickly and with a staff ratio of 1:3, we guarantee there will be lots of love and attention from our highly qualified and caring team.

There are separate zones within the baby room which enable babies to enjoy different, closely supervised, activities during the day.

All that fun and learning can be exhausting, so there is a quiet area so that each baby can get as much rest as they need. Every child has their own cot and sheets, which are changed when required. The room also has en-suite changing facilities.

So that you don’t miss out on what your baby has enjoyed during their stay at Boys & Girls Nursery, we will keep you up to date with daily records of meals, sleep times, nappies and activities enjoyed via our parenting app Blossom.

Pre-Toddler Room (18 months – 2.5 years)

Your child is developing very quickly, is inquisitive and is always learning. We do everything we can to help them reach their full potential.

The Pre-Toddler room is a large, open-plan area that give your child the space they need while they are finding their feet, but with a staff:child ration of 1:3, you can be assured that the children always have the close supervision they need.

There are plenty of high quality and robust age-appropriate toys that give them every opportunity to explore and learn in a secure, home-from-home environment.The highly qualified team working in our Pre-Toddler room know how to maximise every child’s time at nursery and will always encourage them to take part in a wide variety of activities, including creative, messy and role play, imaginative and small world play.

Through play, we encourage independent learning and help to develop children’s social skills by giving them enough space to explore and the support they need to try new things. Our personalised approach means children only undertake activities that are appropriate for their stage of learning and development.

When they need a rest or sleep, they can go to the snugly area and lie on sleeping mats, where there is always a member of the team to watch over them. As the Pre-Toddler room has easy access to our large, enclosed garden, children can enjoy lots of supervised fun outside, whatever the weather.

You will soon see that there’s always lots of fun to be had in our Pre-Toddler room!

Toddler Room (2.5 years – 3.5 years)

As children begin to discover the world around them, they need new challenges so they can explore in a safe and secure setting.Our Toddler Rooms offer the ideal environment to have lots of fun and to learn new skills.

Although our dedicated team organise plenty of focused activities, which enable them to evaluate the progress of each child in their care, there are also plenty of opportunities for boys and girls to choose what they would like to do, too.

As required by the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, our team carry out daily observations to assess each child’s progress against the prescribed learning goals and put together action plans and individual learning strategies to help them develop the skills he/she needs.

A nursery routine is followed in the Toddler Room and every day they will enjoy breakfast, circle time, a range of child-led and staff-led activities, lunch, rest, and more activities. Children can also enjoy plenty of fun in the safe and secure garden.

If they need a nap after lunch, there is a quiet area where they can rest on sleeping mats.

As your child is likely to be toilet training at this age, we have en-suite child sized toilets and changing area in one room that allows an easy transition from nappy to toilet. We understand how important it is to reward children and there are reward charts specifically for toilet training.

You can’t help but notice how quickly your child learns and develops quickly at this age – and we at Boys & Girls Nursery are committed to working closely with you so that your son or daughter reaches their potential.

Pre-School Room (3.5 years – 5 years)

It’s hard to believe they are preparing for school when they are three, but it is at this age we get them ready so they can spread their wings and fly into the big, wide world.

The days are more structured in Pre-School – just like they are at school – but with a staff:child ratio of 1:8, we work very closely with each child and emphasise learning through fun.

Our team follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum learning goals to ensure that all children’s progress is recorded and that all activities are planned carefully for each individual. A qualified teacher also comes into nursery on a regular basis to help us plan different activities and to offer any advice on curriculum changes.

Throughout the day, children can busy themselves at the mark making table, art and craft trolley, maths and science areas and the water fountain, all of which develop essential skills.

Children with Special Educational Needs and those who have English as an additional language are very well planned for and we receive specialist support from the Hertfordshire council.

We welcome some very special guests throughout the year, including the police, fire service, dentists and nurses. A local farm also brings in small animals, reptiles and birds several times a year.

To support their learning and understanding, we take the children on supervised trips to the local supermarket, park and high street. And as a way of encouraging children to be an independent as possible, they serve and feed themselves, choose their own snack, help set up and tidy away activities, and independently use the toilet. When your child moves to school, we send completed transition documents so that the school can see the stage at which he/she is at and a learning journey profile, which has a detailed history of your child’s learning.


Please note room moves are dependent on the individual children’s needs and development as well as the cohort of children in the group.

Rickmansworth nursery room layout

Our 2024 Fees

Age Group
Choose your days
Total (Inc. UK VAT)

Fees are indicative

Nursery Fees

Our fees are inclusive of an exciting range of extra-curricular activities, freshly cooked meals and snacks prepared by our on-site chef.

We are open Monday to Friday 7am – 7pm for 52 weeks per year excluding Bank Holidays. We close at 1pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

A 7.5% discount is applied to 5 days attendance to compensate for Bank Holiday closures. This can be a combination of morning and afternoon sessions or full days.

In the best interests of your child, a minimum of 15 hours per week is required to ensure that all children are settled and able to participate in our curriculum.

Fees are calculated on a fixed month rate – weekly total times 52 weeks and divided by 12 months.

7am drop off / 7pm collection charged at £11.50 per session


Standard Fees without Government Childcare Support

0-3 Years Session Fee Session Fee with 7.5% discount
for 5 Day Attendance
Full Day – 8am to 6pm £90.63 £83.83 per day
Morning – 8am to 1pm £55.32 £51.17 per session
Afternoon – 1pm to 6pm £52.00 £48.10 per session


3-5 Years Session Fee Session Fee with 7.5% discount
for 5 Day Attendance
Full Day – 8am to 6pm £88.28

£81.66 per day

Morning – 8am to 1pm £52.38 £48.45 per session
Afternoon – 1pm to 6pm £49.00 £45.33 per session


Weekly Fees with Government Childcare Support

Attendance 0-3 Years with
15 hours
3+ Years with 15 hours 3+ Years with 30 hours
3 Morning Sessions £77.59 £75.21 £46.04
3 Afternoon Sessions £74.91 £72.48 £46.04
2 Full Days £114.82 £112.70 £61.39
3 Full Days £205.45 £200.98 £137.10
4 Full Days £296.08 £289.26 £225.38
5 Full Days £360.16 £351.69 £295.07


In line with assisting our families to get as much help as they can with the costs of childcare, here’s some useful information on Tax Free Childcare, Government Childcare Support, Child Tax Credits and Childcare Vouchers.

Tax Free Childcare

You can get up to £500 every 3 months (up to £2,000 a year) for each of your children to help with the costs of childcare. If you get Tax-Free Childcare, you’ll need set up an online childcare account for your child. For every £8 you pay into this account, the government will pay in £2 to use to pay your provider.

You can get Tax-Free Childcare at the same time as 15 or 30 hours of Government Childcare Support if you’re eligible for both. More info can be found here Tax-Free Childcare – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Government Childcare Support

Starting from April 2024, existing childcare support will be expanded in phases. By September 2025, most working families with children under the age of 5 will be entitled to 30 hours of childcare support each week.

April 2024 – eligible working parents of 2 year olds will be able to access 15 hours of childcare support

September 2024 – 15 hours of childcare support will be extended to eligible working parents of children from the age of 9 months

September 2025 – eligible working parents of children aged 9 months – 5 years will be entitled to 30 hours of childcare support

More information can be found here Check you’re eligible for free childcare if you’re working – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Child Tax Credits

Help is available through the Childcare element of Universal Credit. It provides substantial support with childcare costs and many families are surprised when they find that they are eligible for it. Please check the following link:


Childcare Vouchers

For working parents, childcare vouchers can prove an excellent way to spread and reduce the costs of childcare. Boys & Girls Nursery are registered to accept all childcare vouchers. Please ask us for more information.


Ofsted inspect Nurseries in regular inspection cycles to ensure standards are high and to advise and enforce improvement. More information can be found by visiting www.ofsted.gov.uk.

During an inspection the inspector will spend as much time as possible observing children and team to understand the way the nursery staff relate to children and how well they care for children to help them to make progress in their learning. During their time at the nursery the inspector will check a sample of relevant documents as well as the premises and equipment.

The inspector will also spend some time talking to parents to establish how well the nursery works in partnership with parents in support of children’s learning and development. They will then use all of this evidence and any other information available to make their professional judgements then publish an inspection report.

Boys & Girls Nursery Rickmansworth is proud to have achieved a ‘Good’ OFSTED rating at our last OFSTED Inspection.

We are also proud holders of the Herts Quality Standard Award – something that the team worked very hard to achieve.

Read our report here.

Nursery Manager

Natalie, Rickmansworth Nursery Manager

Natalie joined the Boys & Girls team in 2014 working her way up to Nursery Manager, she is a huge asset to the nursery.  Natalie has a wealth of knowledge she brings to her role, not only does she have experience of working with Babies to Pre-School age children she also has a degree in Early Childhood Studies.  In her role as Manager she is passionate about ensuring the children are cared for in fun learning environments and will continue to develop her team to ensure we are doing just that.

Natalie says: “Working for a family run company is great, we are all motivated to deliver the best childcare with the Directors being fully involved day to day.  In my role as Manager I ensure that all children are cared for in a happy and stimulated environment.  Parents trust us with their most treasured possessions and I am passionate about building solid relationships with them and their children”

Email Natalie at rickmansworth@boysandgirlsnursery.com


Review sites are really important to us as these are often the first places that parents look at when considering childcare options in the local area. We are very proud of the care we provide but you don’t just have to take our word for it! The daynurseries.co.uk website gathers independent reviews from past and present parents – happy reading:


Greville House
Chorleywood Close

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01923 770045


Boys & Girls Nursery Croxley Green
Greville House
Chorleywood Close
Nearest Station: Rickmansworth London Underground

Opening Hours:
7.00am – 7.00pm Monday to Friday
(excluding Bank Holidays)

Registration No: 08053421 England
Registered Office address as above.