Hoddesdon Day Nursery & Pre-School

Partou Hoddesdon is an ideally situated day nursery and pre-school located within Optima Business Park.

Positioned along the A10 road, which connects Ware, Cheshunt, and Enfield to London, the nursery is easily accessible for parents who live or work in neighbouring regions. This, combined with our excellent reputation for providing high-quality childcare, makes us an ideal choice for parents both in Hoddesdon and beyond.


Spacious and open playrooms, with plenty of room for children to choose the areas that interest them most

An exciting experience that reflects the specific needs and interests of each child

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

Two on-site gardens with all-weather surfaces and anti-impact flooring which keep children safe while having fun

Strong parent partnerships with regular updates keeping you informed on your child’s progress

Funded childcare places available

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
7:30am – 6:00pm
7:30am – 1:00pm
1:00pm – 6:00pm
£330.70 £81.30 £46.70 £46.70


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

Additional Options: Early Start: £6.50

  • 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 £11.00 per morning session and £11.00 per afternoon session.

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Day Nursery
& Pre-school

01992 466138

Open Mon - Fri, 7.30am to 6.00pm

Unit 8, Optima Business Pk, Pindar Road, Hoddesdon, EN11 0DY

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What families say?

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5 stars

02 May 2024

Angels at Play are amazing it took me a long time to find the perfect nursery the staff there are literally amazing I feel safe leaving my daughter there. Couldn't recommend enough it's home from home for my daughter.

Danielle A

5 stars

22 March 2024

I have been impressed with the nursery. My son is 11 months old and used to get very upset when other babies cried, however, the settling-in sessions were amazing and the staff made you feel welcome. My son loves going to the nursery and I have full confidence in the staff that work there. I would re...

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5 stars

20 March 2024

My youngest has just started in the baby room and all the staff have made sure that the settling period was smooth for not only my son but for me too. He has only been there properly for a week but he is settling well after such a short amount of time. My eldest also attended this nursery from ba...

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Sumneet U

5 stars

06 March 2024

My daughter started when she turned 7 months old. All the staff in the baby room have been great with her and I have noticed how much she has developed over the last 10 months. She is very independent and knows her own mind so it has been great to see the staff being patient with her and helping in d...

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Rachel B

5 stars

14 November 2023

Angels at Play has been such a great nursery for my daughter. She has thrived in the environment since joining in August 2023, thanks to the wonderful staff and excellent setting. There is always a wide range of activities that are all planned well to encourage her development, whilst still ensuring...

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Kerri T

5 stars

09 August 2023

I literally couldn't be happier with the nursery. My little girl is so happy there and loves the staff. The activities and learning they do have really helped her develop and she has a lot of fun too!


5 stars

08 August 2023

Angels at Play has been such a great nursery for my daughter. She has thrived in the environment thanks to the wonderful staff and excellent setting. The nursery is supportive, engaging and provides excellent communication with parents. Can’t recommend it enough.

Natalie P

5 stars

21 July 2023

Angels at Play - Hoddesdon is a fantastic nursery. My daughter attended a different one in Hoddesdon prior to Angels, and I wasn't overly happy, so I moved her here. My daughter has been here since she was two and is now leaving for big school. Her confidence has skyrocketed, her speech has improved...

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Jenna M

5 stars

19 July 2023

Me and my husband are so relieved that our daughter has settled in so well at this fantastic nursery and we can get on with our working day knowing that she is having a great day. All the staff are brilliant, warm and welcoming from the moment you step through the door in the morning, and they neve...

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Louise K

5 stars

30 November 2022

My eldest daughter went here until she went to school and loved it. My youngest daughter has been going since she was 1 and is nearly 3. She absolutely loves going and always talks about what she's been doing at home. The staff are very friendly and very accommodating. She has made some lovely friend...

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Hollie E

5 stars

18 October 2022

My daughter started at Angels at Play nursery in July and they have been very accommodating to her needs. Staff are very friendly and helpful and will always inform me of her daily activities and keep her e log up to date. Thank you girls for your support to help my daughter to grow.

Catherine D

5 stars

10 October 2022

My son loves Angels at Play, especially all the staff. They are kind, and caring and have really helped him develop. We have been using Angels for 6 years and wouldn't put my children anywhere else. The staff work so hard to ensure the children are happy and safe. They are kept busy from the moment t...

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Kate G

5 stars

21 September 2022

Angels at Play are fantastic. From the moment we did our initial visit in 2021 we instantly knew this was the place for our son. The settling-in sessions were well organised and arranged around our availability as it was July/August and as he had just transitioned from 3-2 naps we were able to drop h...

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5 stars

12 September 2022

We could not be happier with the nursery. Our little boy started in July 2022. He has settled well, we love the updates on the e log and we never worry when he is there. A staff member in particular in the baby room has been outstanding and takes everything we say on board and we feel listened to as ...

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Sev S

5 stars

04 August 2022

My son attended Angels for over a year and he has absolutely loved it from day one, which was a big deal considering we had come out of lockdown. He settled in seamlessly, all thanks to the wonderful staff who are so reassuring and caring. The staff set up lots of engaging activities for each day and...

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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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