Welcome to Our Nursery

– HWA Centre, Crescent East, Hadley Wood, Enfield, EN4 0EL –

Recently voted for the second consecutive year, ‘Best Preschool in North London’ 23/24 (London & the Southeast), Hadley Wood Preschool & Playgroup (HWPP) is a small thriving Ofsted registered ‘Good’ Nursery nestled in the heart of the Hadley Wood Community surrounded by glorious woodland and open spaces. Situated in a tranquil location, HWPP prides itself on being quite simply unique. Our word-of-mouth recommendations are testimony to themselves as parents are overwhelmed with the enthusiasm and passion our staff convey in providing each and every child experiences they can treasure and learn from.

In HWPP, every child is unique and we aim to provide a rich, stimulating environment in which opportunities for learning can take place. Our excellent OFSTED report is testimony to the way children, parents and highly qualified staff, work together to create a happy, safe environment in which children flourish.

Our Mission Statement

We aim to enable all children in our care to embark upon their learning journey by providing a rich play environment which is safe and happy. We lead by example and provide positive role models through which the children will learn to foster good relationships with their peers and adults built on mutual respect and dignity. We will celebrate diversity, provide support for our families and foster an atmosphere of caring for each other. We will work in partnership with parents to ensure that by observing the capabilities of their children and providing challenging, stimulating activities to support their personal development and learning, each child will feel empowered to make confident choices to reach their full potential and ensure a positive contribution to society.

Preschool and Playgroup

We have two cohorts, Caterpillars with children aged 2-3 years and Butterflies with children aged 3-4 years. Children are welcomed into the setting from their second birthday, where they are nurtured and educated to be school ready upon departure before their fifth birthday. However, children can also enter the setting at preschool age in readiness for mainstream school.

Our two classrooms are airy and light and can merge via interconnecting doors when there is a need to do so. Children experience both rooms supporting our transition phase and play happily together in our outside playground and garden area which is safe and secure. Additionally, the children benefit from the exhaustive grounds within the locality including nature trails that run behind the setting where their curiosity can take centre stage.

Our Services

We provide an innovative, nurturing and stimulating environment for your children.



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Our Setting

The Playgroup & The Preschool


Term Dates

Open from Monday to Friday 9am-1pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday - Extended options 9am-2.45pm

To arrange a visit or request a prospectus, please call 020 84496089 or [email protected]


“Alex loves you all so much and you make him happy. Please don’t change!”


“We would like to thank all the teaching staff for all the effort and dedication they put into making the nursery a happy place. We look forward to sending our younger son in the future”


“Thank you for looking after our daughter with love, passion and great care.”


“Throughout our 2 years here our daughter has been happy & eager to come to HWPP & her enthusiasm never diminished!”


“We could not be more proud of how our son has developed during his time at Hadley Wood Pre-school. He has become a confident little chap with lots to say and ask!”


“I wish to thank all the staff for providing such a stimulating and enjoyable environment at school.”

Dr M

“He has loved his time there with you all and done so many amazing activities!”


“I don’t think there’s a day she hasn’t wanted to come! Her confidence has grown so much, a real credit to her time at HWPP. Your commitment to the children is fabulous. Thank you so very, very much.”


“She has loved going to pre-school, has felt safe and secure and has thrived in the creative, social and learning environment.”


“Thanks for making our daughter’s time in playgroup so enjoyable. She settled so well & enjoyed every single day she’s been with you”


The Setting

We provide an innovative, nurturing and stimulating environment for your children.