Haddenham Day Nursery & Pre-School, Aylesbury

Partou Haddenham is an excellent day nursery and pre-school choice for parents who live in the surrounding area or commute via the Haddenham and Thame Parkway station.

The stand-out feature of our setting is its outdoor space which spreads across two sides of the nursery with every corner being designed to create an engaging environment that encourages exploration and physical development.


A purpose-built setting, resourced with fun, educational activities for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers

A key person approach for every child, ensuring your child feels safe and comfortable away from home

Healthy and delicious meals from our seasonal menu, freshly prepared at the nursery

A large garden, surrounded by trees and nature, that’s fully equipped to engage and excite young children

Excellent parent partnerships with regular progress updates through regular chats and online journals

Funded childcare places available

Our Nursery Manager

Humera Ahmed
Nursery Manager

Hello, I’m Humera the Nursery Manager here at Partou Haddenham. I have worked in childcare since 2004 and I am passionate about working with children and watching them thrive, while supporting them on their learning and development journey.

I am a mother to two young children and understand the care, support, and foundations a positive relationship has on families. I have travelled around the world and taken many solo trips experiencing different cultures, diversity, and environments. Using my own experiences to support the team here to provide a range of engaging and real-life experiences for children, preparing them for their next step onto school.

The Partou experience

At Partou, the children lead the way. They explore their surroundings and learn about the world they live in, by choosing for themselves which activity they want to join in with next.

Our team are there to care for them and keep them safe. To nurture their emerging abilities and encourage them to seize each fun-packed day. But not to tell them what to do next.

Why? Because when children are allowed to choose their own activities, rather than being told what to do, they naturally choose the activities they’re most interested in. And scientific research has shown that being interested in what they’re doing is the easiest and best way for children to learn.

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Food & nutrition

Creating healthy eating habits for young children stretches far beyond their time with us. It encourages a lifelong positive relationship with food whilst building healthy bodies and healthy minds. Here’s how we encourage healthy eating habits:

  • Rotating menus: Evidence shows regular exposure to foods helps children to develop their taste for them, yet we still want to offer variety. So, we rotate our menus on a three-to-four-week basis, offering the perfect balance between exposing children to new foods yet allowing them to become familiar with flavours.
  • A lunchtime focus: We prioritise lunch as a time where children can enjoy their food. There is a social aspect to all lunches and, where possible, children are encouraged to take an active interest in the food they eat.
  • Fresh food everyday: We serve children fresh food every day and accommodate many different dietary requirements. We have procedures in place to protect children with food allergies and offer different meal options too. If your child has a dietary requirement, simply let us know as part of our registration process and we’ll make sure we meet the needs of your child.

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Nursery fees

Full time
Weekly Rate
8:00am – 6:00pm
8:00am – 1:00pm
1:00pm – 6:00pm
£377.50 £81.55 £47.90 £47.90


Registration Fee: £75 (Non Refundable)
10% discount off eldest child’s fees for siblings

Additional Options: Early Start: £3.95

  • Universal 15 hours free childcare entitlement is available to all 3 and 4 year olds, extending to 30 hours for eligible working families*.
  • 15 hour free childcare entitlement is also available to 2-year-olds subject to availability.

For the latest childcare funding information, please visit our dedicated resource page.

* Please note that free childcare entitlement from the government is only applied to the ‘care’ element of your invoice and does not cover meals which are charged at £14.25 per morning session and £12.75 per afternoon session.

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Day Nursery
& Pre-school

01844 292678

Open Mon - Fri, 8.00am to 6.00pm

Woodways, Haddenham, Aylesbury HP17 8DS

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What families say?

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5 stars

26 March 2024

My daughter has settled in really well in the nursery since joining in September. She enjoys her days in preschool, coming home to tell us about the many different activities she has taken part in. She has formed strong bonds with the staff and her peers and is excited to see them each morning. Her d...

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5 stars

26 March 2024

My daughter loves coming to nursery and seeing her keyworker and staff in her room. She has moved into the toddler and loves it in there. She is very settled. Her speech is coming along very nicely from being in Toddlers. The manager is very approachable and always has a smile on her face.


5 stars

26 March 2024

We have loved our experience of Haddenham Day Nursery. They keep us well informed and always listen to any concerns, answer questions and are so knowledgeable. They get to know your child quickly and ask lots of questions to understand their likes and dislikes.


5 stars

26 March 2024

My daughter has just started at Haddenham Day Nursery and has already felt at home. She has been so eager to go and is so full of joy when I pick her up. Staff have also been so welcoming and ready to listen to any questions I might have.


5 stars

26 March 2024

My child has settled in very quickly which is a testament to the nursery. She really enjoys her nursery days and we love the outdoor space, staff and updates.


5 stars

26 March 2024

Very caring, feel confident and comfortable that my child will be taken care of.

Tegan R

5 stars

23 March 2024

We are extremely happy with how my child has settled. The care and encouragement my child has got from the staff has improved her confidence and enhanced her learning, particularly Maths.

Poppy B

5 stars

17 March 2023

My preschooler is very happy at nursery. he is fulfilled, challenged and kept busy with a wide range of activities. He has a lovely group of peers and the staff are wonderful and caring.


5 stars

10 March 2023

We have been really impressed with the care our son has received at the nursery. The outside space has excellent resources which he loves. He learns so much through attending his sessions and enjoys exploring all there is on offer as well as making friends.

Sally G

5 stars

05 November 2022

We've only been here a few weeks after moving our toddler from another nursery. The difference in our little one is amazing, from day two he reached out his arms for the team and every day is the same, he just loves it. They are really kind and he will happily go to any of them and he has come on so ...

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5 stars

01 November 2022

My little boy has settled in really well and loves coming to nursery every day! The environment is stimulating and the staff friendly and professional. We have been very happy so far with the level of care.


5 stars

01 November 2022

The nursery staff have become like an extended family for us having looked after my eldest from the age of one through to school this year and now my second child too. The staff are kind and caring and managers are as accommodating as possible. We truly value the staff and their support in raising ou...

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5 stars

01 November 2022

We absolutely love this nursery and feel so lucky that our daughter has got a space here. In the two months that she has been here in the baby room, we have seen her thrive - she is much more confident, chatter, happy to explore and really enjoys her food. All this is without a doubt down to the wond...

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5 stars

26 October 2022

Haddenham Day Nursery provides fantastic care for our two children. The staff are so kind and caring and our son has settled into the baby room so nicely over the past few months. We love the curiosity approach and can see how it really helps the children engage and develop. Thank you Haddenham Day N...

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Sophie C

5 stars

18 August 2022

My little girl thrives at nursery! the staff are excellent, communication is fantastic. The curiosity approach is amazing for the children's development

Why Partou?

For us at Partou, childcare isn’t just a job, it’s a journey – one where every child leads us in a unique new direction.

As part of the Netherlands’ largest childcare group, we’ve access to world-leading expertise in learning and development, so you can be confident your child will benefit from an experience as unique as they are.

Of course, care is as much about empathy as education, and ours is a child-led approach that emphasises building confidence and curiosity – so that every child in our care has the freedom to flourish.

Reassurance for you and your little one


We’re more than just a team; we’re a close community driven by our passion for childcare, and our commitment to each individual child’s development. We know that by working together, we’re stronger.


In our community, compassion isn’t just a word; it’s our way of life. By embracing our differences, we make our community more diverse and vibrant. We build strong, supportive relationships with the children and each other, based on trust and understanding.

Continuous learning

We believe strongly in development, for the children in our care and for ourselves. Through continuous learning, we help our team and our children reach their full potential. Together, we make a positive impact, in our communities and across wider society.

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