the setting

The setting

Our Pre-School can be found in the heart of Hadley Wood, which is on the borders of Barnet and Enfield.

We are easily accessible from Barnet, Enfield, Cockfosters, Potters Bar and Southgate.

We have a high ratio of staff to children which ensures individual attention to the needs of each child.

There are two groups: a Playgroup for children entering within their cohort the

September following their second birthday, and a Pre-School which takes them from

3½ years to school entry. The group as a whole focuses on the development and

education of children under statutory school age in a stimulating, secure and caring


The curriculum is specially tailored to meet all the desired learning goals while

promoting development through play and each child also has the on-going support of

a personal key worker.

Our membership of the Pre-School Learning Alliance (PLA) ensures that we are

consistently up-dated with current ideas and policies in the field of the child

education and care.

The Playgroup

The Playgroup’s opening hours are from 9.00am to 12.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Older children have an option Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to extend their day to 2.45pm.

We follow the term dates of the schools in the Borough of Enfield as closely as possible.

This group is registered for 16 children.

The Pre-School

The Pre-school’s opening hours are from 9.00am to 1pm, Monday to Friday.

Children have an option Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to extend their day to 2.45pm.

All children are offered five sessions. Children will attend pre-school for one year before

moving on to their next school.

We are a member of the Early Years Development Partnership, which supports Preschools

and Playgroups.

Nursery Education Funding for 15 hours free entitlement is available for all children the term following their third birthday.

We also take  Employee Childcare vouchers in payment for fees.