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Potten End Day Nursery and Preschool

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30 Hours Funded Childcare
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In a Mumsnet survey of 131 users of Bright Horizons Nurseries: 82% would buy again and 85% would recommend

A beautiful setting to help your child flourish

At Potten End Day Nursery and Preschool, your little one will spend happy days making new discoveries and learning key skills. Our Ofsted Good rated nursery in Hemel Hempstead is set in the beautiful countryside, where our team of dedicated staff provides the best care for children aged 3 months to 5 years.

Resources and Rooms for All Ages

With spacious rooms for every age group, your child will enjoy resources and activities designed to encourage development and independence, preparing them for their next steps.

Each room has different areas for creative play, messy play and imagination time, with cosy nooks for reading, and so much more.

Sleep routines from home are supported in our calming sleep room, so you can be assured that your little one gets the rest they need.

Our Active Athletes room is used for sports and fun games, giving your child plenty of opportunities to run around and have fun with friends.

A Bright Beginning for Every Child

Designed by our Early Years specialists, your little one will get the best start to their schooling life through our enriching and wellbeing-focused Bright Beginnings Curriculum.

Building on the foundations of the government's EYFS curriculum, it combines a wide range of activities to nurture and develop the skills your child needs to flourish and reach their full potential. This holistic yet personal approach supports each child's wellbeing, development, and progress- whether that's moving rooms or preparing them for school.

The Curriculum is complemented by our Ready for School Programme, which supports the development of key academic and life skills so children can continue their learning journey with confidence.

Children also enjoy Boogie Mites music sessions where they can learn about the world through music and song.

You can stay updated with your child's day through our Bright Horizons Family app.

Set in the Countryside

We're set in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, and we always make the most of our rural surroundings to enhance your child's time with us.

Your little one will love joining in with nursery picnics, discovering creepy crawlies during our woodland walks, planting fruit and vegetables, and even watching chicks hatching.

Our garden is divided into different areas so every age group has the best resources for their needs. Children enjoy freeflow access so they can have fun outside whenever they choose.

All-Inclusive Care and Convenience

  • Nutritionally balanced meals are prepared by our onsite chef. All meals and snacks are included in your fees.
  • Onsite parking.
  • Our Potten End nursery is conveniently located close to Hemel Hempstead and Berkhamsted train stations.

Your Personal Tour

We can't wait to meet you and your little one. Book your own personal tour today and our long-standing team will show you everything our nursery in Hemel Hempstead has to offer.

Potten End Day Nursery and Preschool Manager
Jenny Beal
Nursery Manager
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Bright Horizons Family App

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the NEW Bright Horizons Family App. The app will offer a variety of features that will give you the ability to get more information on your child's day than ever before, as well as being able to notify the nursery of any changes to your planned pick-up or absences, as well as booking extra sessions.


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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.

*Terms and conditions apply to 30 hours funding. Click here for more information.

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Meet the Team

Potten End Day Nursery and Preschool Manager

Jenny Beal

I have been working in the Early Years Workforce for over ten years. I have had a variety roles and became successful in the role of Nursery Manger in 2016 which I have now enjoyed doing for nearly three years, within two different nurseries. I am excited to now be continuing with my journey by joining the Bright Horizons family and I am looking forward to expanding my personal development and working with the children, families and staff at Muddy Puddles.

Muddy Puddles Day Nursery and Preschool Deputy Manager

Craig Stimpson

Craig is an experienced member of the management team, working in childcare for 22 years he brings plenty for skills and knowledge to the Muddy Puddles Team. He holds an NVQ level 3 in early year's childcare and education.

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 Bright Horizons

The Bright Horizons passion and enthusiasm for providing high-quality care isn’t just common knowledge within our own business – we’ve also gained some impressive accolades from external sources for excellence as both a childcare provider, and as an employer. We are the only childcare company to have been listed for the last 11 years as one of the country’s top 50 “Great Places to Work” by the Great Place to Work Institute.

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