Welcome to Playplus

Playplus is a friendly, family-owned  Day Nursery in Bourne End, situated between Hemel Hempstead and Berkhamsted offering year-round and term-time care for children between 3months and 5 years old..

We are open 8am-6pm 50 weeks a year apart from public holidays, with early sessions from 7.30am.

The nursery prides itself on its loving and caring atmosphere, thriving outdoor activity, and stimulating environment. Playplus Kindergarten is Ofsted registered Good and our latest report can be found here.

  • Well equipped and spacious buildings
  • Beautiful enclosed gardens which we use extensively whenever the weather permits
  • Structured day with plenty of free play
  • Circle time in the morning and afternoon, including singing, number rhymes, conversation, adult led activity, poetry and stories
  • Refreshments provided by the Nursery (Milk, fresh fruit/crudité, raisins, plain biscuits.)
  • Meals can be provided or packed lunches, brought from home.
  • Toiletries and toothbushes are provided by the Nursery
  • Rest or sleep after lunch for full day pupils
  • Easy access to A41 with plenty of parking
  • Registered for Hertfordshire County Council free place scheme for 3 & 4 year olds.

For visit the nursery or for any other question please call us on 01442 879762 or mail us at manager@playplusnursery.co.uk

A nursery day


  • PlayPlus follow each baby’s home routine as closely as possible.
    Communication between home and Nursery is both verbal and written. An individual Daily Diary is filled in by each parent for staff to follow, and in turn, staff fill in details of how the day actually turned out, including notes on activities and play.
  • Time throughout the day is given to free play, language input and the introduction of varied activities.
  • Whenever possible the babies go into their own garden for a play or sleep or go for an outing in prams or pushchairs.
  • Older babies have mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks (approximate times: 10.00a.m & 3.30p.m) and lunch at approximately 12.00 midday


7.30am Breakfast/Early Bird children arrive

8.00am children arrive.

9.00am Nappies

9.30am Bell for tidy up time. Calming music & quiet read followed by Registration and Circle Times* – Under 2s, 2s and over 3s in different rooms

9.45 – 10.15am Refreshments, Nappies & toileting, Free play both inside and outside; individual and small group activities: EYFS

11.00am Nappies

11.40am Under 2s hand-washing and through to lunch

11.50am Bell for tidy up time

11.55am Story and farewell to morning children

12.00 noon End of morning session.  Over 2s hand-washing and lunch.

12.00 – 12.20pm Adult lead activity with 3 & 4 year olds, followed by hand-wash, lunch & rest. 

Rest time – Under 4s to sleep room, 4 year olds for quiet time until 1.30pm

1.00pm Half day children arrive.

1.30 – 2.30pm Children get up from their rest.

Nappies and toileting

3.00pm. Bell for tidy up time. Followed by calming music and quiet read.

Registration and Circle Times -* Under 2s, 2s and over 3s in different rooms

3.30 – 4.00pm Refreshments

Nappies and toileting.

Free play both inside and outside, following Early Years Foundation Stage.

4.50pm Bell for tidy up time. Calming music & quiet read

5.00pm Half day and full day children collected.

5.00 – 6.00pm Extended day care. If provided, tea given to children or a nursery snack may be offered.

*Circle Time includes a variety of activities catering for all ages: activity songs; finger play; musical instruments; movement; story, children’s news, etc.

Young children are allowed to come and go from this activity – in line with their attention span but are always gently encouraged to participate.


How to find us

To find the nursery exit the A41 at the junction with the A4251 London Road and follow signs to Bourne End. The nursery entrance is immediately on the right as you leave the main road.

Playplus Kindergarten, London Road, Bourne End, HP1 2RQ


“Whatever time I drop into the nursery the staff are always playing and interacting with the children”

“Friendly and relaxed atmosphere – it’s a home from home, the staff are brilliant, I couldn’t wish for more”
“I love that different ages are mixed, not separated into rooms. This is more like a home environment”
“It is an amazing nursery, with absolutely lovely staff and surroundings – you all do a fantastic job, thank you”