Watford
Our Watford Nursery
  • Ofsted registered, rated “Good”
  • Herts Quality Standard Award
  • Located in the heart of Watford’s business district
  • Weekly Challenge Sport & Education, Tiny Mites, and Moo Music music and drama sessions
  • Weekly Phonics lessons in Pre-school

Our Watford nursery is located in a purpose built building in the heart of Watford’s business district and a stone’s throw away from the shopping centre, Watford Junction station and Watford General Hospital.

The nursery benefits from excellent transport links as Watford Junction Station / Watford Town Centre are a two-minute walk away.

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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Our Watford nursery works 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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Activities

The three base rooms at our Watford Nursery have been designed with lots of different areas to ensure everyone has plenty of room to play, learn, explore and have fun. Our gardens at the front and back of the nursery are in constant use – the children love nothing more than being out in the fresh air with their friends.

Children enjoy weekly sporting activities with Challenge Sport & Education; Tiny Mites run our music sessions; Moo Music provide an interactive music and sensory class; and we also have weekly Phonics lessons to enhance our children’s learning and prepare them for starting school.

Regular walks around the local area are enjoyed by all – the children love exploring. 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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Transport

Our nursery in Watford is so easy to get to. It is located in a purpose built building within Watford’s business district, just a short distance from the shopping centre, Watford Junction train station and Watford General Hospital.

The M25 and M1 motorways are also nearby. We even have a storage area for you to leave pushchairs and car seats if you need to.

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Security

Entry to our reception area can only be accessed via 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 – 2 years)

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.

Toddler Room (2 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 Room offers 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, the 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 – 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.

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 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.

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.

Watford Nursery room layout


Our Fees

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

Nursery Fees

In the best interests of your child, a minimum of 2 sessions per week is required to ensure that all children are settled and able to participate in our curriculum.

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.

Fees are calculated by weekly total x 52 weeks, divided by 12 months to give equal monthly payments.

0-3 Years  3-5 Years

Full Time

Monday – Friday

8am – 6pm

£345.00 per week

£69.00 per day

£325.50 per week

£65.10 per day

Daily Session

8am – 6pm

£75.00 £70.50
Morning Session

8am – 1pm

£48.00 £45.50

Afternoon Session

1pm – 6pm

£48.00 £45.50
Morning Hour

7am – 8am

£10.00 £10.00
Evening Hour

6pm – 7pm

£10.00 £10.00

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 Child Tax Credits, Government Funded Places and Childcare Vouchers.

Child Tax Credits

Help is available through the Childcare element of Working Tax 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:

www.taxcredits.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/HomeNew.aspx

Government Funded Places for 2, 3 & 4 Year Olds

Children are entitled to 15 / 30 hours of funding per week the term following their 3rd birthday following eligibility confirmation. The funding is stretched across 52 weeks per year, additional hours are charged at the standard rate. Funded fees listed above are averages and will vary depending on actual attendance.

Some 2 year olds are also eligible, please speak to the Nursery Manager for further information.

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

When looking for a nursery for your little one there are lots of different things to consider and at the top of that list should be the nursery’s Ofsted report, do you really know what these reports mean? Ofsted regulate all Nurseries throughout the UK to ensure consistent standards are maintained and children’s needs are being met. 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 staff to understand the way the nursery team 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 Watford 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

Gemma, Watford Nursery Manager

Gemma joined Boys & Girls Nursery Watford in April 2014 as a Nursery Nurse in the Pre-School room and quickly moved up to Room Leader. Gemma is Level 3 qualified in Childcare and Level 5 in Management and chose to work in childcare as she has a passion for working with children and giving them the best start to their learning. Gemma is keen on developing close working relationships with parents and her team, continuously reviewing practice and developing the care and education provided.

Gemma says: “I am passionate about developing every child into confident life-long learners. I have experience working with SEND children in nursery which has been hugely rewarding. Joining the Boys & Girls team has been great, it’s a family run company where everyone is treated as an individual and ideas are welcomed.”

Email Gemma at watford@boysandgirlsnursery.com

Reviews

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:

Location

Central Hall
Loates Lane
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD17 2PA

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We’d love you to come and see us and see what we’re all about, look around the nursery and meet the team. Pop a few details in the following form and our nursery manager will contact you to arrange a suitable date and time.

Contact us

Call us:
01923 247800

Email:
watford@boysandgirlsnursery.com


Boys & Girls Nursery Croxley Green
Address
Central Hall
Loates Lane
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD17 2PA
Nearest Station: Watford Junction

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

Registration No: 06429389 England
Registered Office address as above.