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Welcome to Woodlands

Woodlands Pre-School and Nursery was successful in its bid for Early Years Capital Grant in August 2016 and with the Education Funding Agency Grant and in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council, is upgrading its building which is designed to meet the needs of modern day nursery specifications. This education rebuild project was one of only three awarded in the county and was completed over the summer and opened in September 2018.

Emma Stone, Nursery Manager said ‘Our new provision is designed to meet the needs of modern day nursery specifications providing the most up-to-date standards for childcare excellence and safety, in addition to supporting our staff to meet early years education requirements. We are now fully prepared to deliver the 30 hours free childcare entitlement and look forward to welcoming parents to Woodlands.’

Terry Douris, Cabinet Member for Education for Hertfordshire County Council attended the event and said ‘This project shows an excellent partnership between Hertfordshire County Council, Woodlands Nursery and the contractors to create a new building to house this childcare facility for families in the Stevenage area. I am confident that the enthusiasm and professionalism of the Woodlands Nursery team in their new home will be a great success’.

You can view the building’s transformation in this short video clip.

Parent questionnaire 2017

All the staff go above and beyond to provide the best care to the children. The setting is also exciting and fun for the children with a large variety of different activities. There is something for each child.

Mother to Isabella

My son started coming to Woodlands Pre-School & Nursery two years ago as we wanted him to have social interaction with other children his age and to build his confidence. The change in him has been amazing and Woodlands has been key to making him the happy, confident and sociable little boy he is today. Woodlands have a genuine passion for children and are supportive and sensitive to their needs and development. He comes home every day having had a fun filled and interesting day with a massive smile on his face. The things he has learnt during his time there have given him a great head start for starting school in September and Woodlands are supportive with things being taught at home by encouraging in the setting also.


Our eldest son attended Woodlands and both us and him were happy that the Nursery was small and had a family atmosphere. The staff were always helpful and available to speak about our child. We felt our child was treated as an individual. The setting encouraged our son to learn without being too pushy.