Asquith Harpenden Day Nursery


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A place to grow

At our day nursery for children three months to 5 years we pride ourselves in our welcoming, friendly staff team. We provide a home from home environment, which offers a truly positive experience for all our children and parents. 

We have a highly trained and knowledgeable staff team that are always available to talk to and willing to support all our children. Harpenden children's day nursery is located in Harpenden town centre, just a two-minute walk from the train station and only a 20-minute train ride into London Kings Cross, which is great for commuting parents. Set in a stunning listed building, originally the town's police station. Each room is filled with specially made wooden resources and furniture to encourage children to learn and develop. Interactive whiteboards and touch-screen computers help children to grow in confidence as they discover the world around them.  

Our garden includes a climbing frame, water feature, mud kitchen area and a separate cosy and safe baby garden.  We take the children outdoors on a daily basis. Our Nursery and Pre-School rooms have the added benefit of being able to have direct access to garden space, so we can offer free-flow access to the children. 

Our delicious, healthy and nutritious food, sourced from trusted suppliers is prepared and cooked by our very own chef. Menus change seasonally and cater for all dietary and religious needs. Our kitchen holds a 5* EHO rating for food safety and hygiene. Please see the menus tab above for our current menu. We are located within the catchment of many infant schools which include St Dominic’s, Roundwood Park, Crabtree, The Grove, St Nicholas’, High Beeches, Lea Primary, Manland, Sauncey Wood and Wood End.  

We will be delighted to welcome you to Harpenden Day Nursery. Our friendly, experienced and highly qualified staff are on hand to conduct a personal nursery tour at a time to suit you.

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Asquith Harpenden Day Nursery Manager
Hollie Stokes
Nursery Manager


02 Aug 2019

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Our excellent nutritionally balanced menu is changed regularly to encourage a varied diet and is approved by Action for Children. Here is an example of a typical menu.

Food Hygiene Rating of 5

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Fees & Availability

Where possible we look to offer flexible booking patterns and a range of funding options, including the government's 30 hours funded childcare* provision. To request pricing and availability, please request a call back by clicking the button below.

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Meet the Team

Asquith Harpenden Day Nursery Manager

Hollie Stokes

Hollie has worked within Asquith Nurseries for the past 10 years now, and has experience in a number of different settings. She has a degree in Early Years Education and strives to provide a fun, safe and educational environment for all children.

Asquith Harpenden Day Nursery Deputy Manager

Lucy Dunton

Candy Floss

Candy Floss

Hi, my name is Candy Floss, I joined Bright Horizons in March 2010 as the ‘Super Safety Hero’ to help nursery children stay safe and manage risks. My role as a Health and Safety Super Hero is unique to Bright Horizons and I’m in every nursery, 365 days a year.

Back in 2010, I saw a job advert for a Zebra Super Safety Hero – I was very excited, applied and was invited for an interview with several other zebras. We were interviewed by all the children who then voted on which of us would be their Super Safety Hero. It was hoof biting but I was thrilled when they told me I was the most voted for by the children who all loved me because of my cape and bag. My bag is very special, if something fits inside, it’s a choking hazard. You might be wondering how I got my name. The children in our nurseries chose five names and voted for their favourite. I love it as it’s unique, I mean have you ever heard of a zebra called Candy Floss? Exactly!

Why Asquith Nurseries

Founded in 1989, Asquith Nurseries has a strong record of excellence and consistently high ratings from Ofsted and the Care Inspectorate. Children are prepared for the enjoyment of lifelong learning and exploration through industry leading equipment with the latest technology and a curriculum that prepares children for school. In November 2016, Asquith became part of the Bright Horizons family.

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