Woodlands Pre School and Nursery

 Woodlands Pre-School & Nursery

Woodlands current entrance has been fenced off and our new site safeguarded for health and safety reasons. We have currently arranged a temporary new entrance and exit to Woodlands Pre-School & Nursery via the side green gate adjacent to Woolenwick Infant School. All the parents will need to drop their children via School main entrance till we have new building ready. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

Welcome to Woodlands Pre-School & Nursery  

Working in partnership

Opportunities for all to learn

Opening young minds to new experiences

Developing positive relaitonships

Learning by an example

Aspiring to be independent

Nurturing and safe environment

Discovering the potential in every child

Supporting the children as they grow 

Woodlands is a private childcare setting, offering excellent quality care for children aged from two years until they start full time school in Reception aged 4/5 years. Free, Government funded sessions are available from the term following your child’s third birthday and for two year olds meeting the criteria set out by Hertfordshire County Council.

Established in 1988 as Rectory Lane Nursery we changed our name in September 2011 reflecting our relocation within Stevenage, whilst continuing to maintain our high standards, aims and commitments. We are a friendly setting providing high staff:child ratios in a pleasant, secure environment and purpose built. 

Our fully qualified staff ensure that the children benefit from the latest best practice in childcare. From the age of two they learn to socialise and form friendships, enjoy trips and outings as well as meeting the areas of learning and development set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage (updated 2017). We value traditional activities, toys and games whilst embracing the innovation of technologies including iPads and computers. All these skills they will have the opportunity to benefit from as they move through Woodlands Pre-School & Nursery onto school.   Read More


Latest News - Local Offer update is now avaliable online on our website. 

Check out our Diary Dates page to find out what the children will be doing this term. 


Nursery Hours

Nursery hours are:

Monday - Friday            Mornings 9.00am - 12.00pm      
Monday - Friday            Afternoons 12.15pm - 3.15pm   


For further details including term dates   Click here


How to find us

Woodlands Pre-School and Nursery is situated in the grounds of Woolenwick Junior School, Bridge Road West, Stevenage. Our entrance is off Gunnels Wood Road, follow the pathway around the outside of the Junior school. Use buzzer system for admitance. Telephone 01438 746398.

We are conveniently located for Stevenage Industrial area, Symonds Green, the Old Town and New Town.

For full address, directions and maps   Click here



We are an Ofsted inspected Nursery, URN EY499013.


Working In Partnership

Stevenage North Children's Centres http://www.hertschildrenscentres.org.uk/bridgeroad/index.php

TRACKS (Autism)

Communication Disorder Team (CDT)

Speech & Language Therapists

Local Schools & Pre-Schools

Early Years Consultant (Childhood Support Services) 

Inclusion Development Officer (IDO)

Hertfordshire County Council - Please check by clicking the following link to find out if you are eligible for 2 year old funding? www.hertsdirect.org/twoyearoldfunding

Please check your eligibility for 30 hours free early years education by clicking on this link www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/