Shepherds Lane Day Nursery & Pre-School, Rickmansworth

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, Partou Shepherds Lane provides high-quality early years care and education to families throughout Rickmansworth.

Our purpose-built setting is supported by an exciting curriculum and highly skilled practitioners, creating the perfect environment for children to learn and develop key skills.

Facilities

Fantastic indoor environments with age-specific rooms, encouraging consistent development for each child

A fantastic community spirit as staff creates a sense of belonging for every child

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

Large outdoor area, filled with a wide range of resources that can be used to explore, play, and let imaginations run loose

Excellent parent partnerships, keeping you informed on your child’s progress every step of the way

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
Daily
8:00am – 6:00pm
Morning
8:00am – 1:00pm
Afternoon
1:00pm – 6:00pm
£381.75 £80.60 £45.10 £44.00

 

Registration Fee: £75 (Non Refundable)
5% discount off eldest child’s fees for siblings

  • 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 £10.40 per morning session and £9.40 per afternoon session.

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Shepherds Lane
Day Nursery
& Pre-school

01923 490175

Open Mon - Fri, 8.00am to 6.00pm

Shepherds Ln, Mill End, Rickmansworth WD3 8JJ

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What families say?

Overall rating

5 stars

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R J

5 stars

25 April 2023

My grandson has been attending daybreak since he was 2 years old and I’ve been very impressed with the care he has received. He is always so happy when we collect him and chats away about what he has been up to, which is great to hear all of the learning happening from there. The staff are always...

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Gemma C

5 stars

30 August 2023

My son has just had his last day at Daybreak Shepherds Lane after spending nearly 2 years attending there. The staff are fantastic; they build up such a good relationship with both the children and parents. The outdoor space is great, and they get the little ones out there as much as possible. They...

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Jasmin M

5 stars

30 May 2023

My daughter has been attending the nursery since she was 1 years old and absolutely loves it! When I was looking around for a nursery to send my daughter to I went from how I felt the staff and children were in the setting and I felt here you could tell the staff really care and the environment felt ...

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C S

5 stars

25 April 2023

We love Daybreak, my daughter is always happy to come. Staff are friendly and helpful and the children do great activities.

E C

5 stars

25 April 2023

Really happy with Daybreak Nursery, my child is very happy and content. Staff are very good and happy place.

P H

5 stars

25 April 2023

We are so happy with the quality of care our son receives at Daybreak. The staff are caring, nurturing and so kind. Our son has made amazing progress since joining over a year ago. The staff put in a lot of effort to create activities according to the children's interests and my son comes home beamin...

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K H

5 stars

21 April 2023

Since starting at Daybreak Nursery our son has enjoyed every single day. He has formed some wonderful friendships, and you can tell every single teacher really does care about the children, and gets to know each of them on a one to one level. Their learning is tailored around their interests which r...

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Hannah B

5 stars

18 April 2023

Our child has been going to Daybreak Nursery for nearly two years and we have always been happy with how they care for him. They were very patient and caring when he first started and helped him settle really well. He has since thrived while being there and loves going to nursery and speaks so fondly...

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Charlotte B

5 stars

23 March 2023

Daybreak has been truly amazing for us. Our eldest has been with them since ten months of age, and our youngest started with them at the age of seven months. The nursery has been an integral part of our children's development, and we are grateful for the support they have given us as a family.

M S

5 stars

14 August 2022

Always such lovely girls and very welcomed. My son loves here always and has been coming here for the last three years. Felt very comfortable and safe to leave my son here.

Nishita P

5 stars

12 August 2022

We have had the best experience at Daybreak. The staff know both our four-year-old and one-year-old so well, and gives me so much comfort when leaving them. The confidence that is developing is fantastic, and my four-year-old, in particular, has made some great friends. Thank you to all the staff a...

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Lauren W

5 stars

12 August 2022

We love Daybreak! My youngest daughter is currently there, and I cannot recommend it highly enough! She loves going and that is all down to the staff that work there. Everyone, from the managers to the nursery practitioners are amazing!

Helen W

5 stars

12 August 2022

Our children have attended Daybreak since 2019 - the staff have been great, attentive, caring and focused on developing the children while they have fun. The facilities are great - especially the outside garden, allowing a huge variety of games and activities. During Covid, the team have been very su...

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Claire D

5 stars

24 July 2021

Daybreak Nursery Rickmansworth Shepherds Lane is a very lovely nursery. The carers have been excellent with my son who has had a few extra physical needs and they have actively participated in his development - they genuinely care about his progress. He eats and sleeps well at nursery and is happy to...

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Sonja C

4 stars

13 July 2021

Although this review is for the last twelve months, we have used Daybreak Nursery for the last six years, using the provision provided for both our children. It's local and extremely convenient. The staff, especially our daughter's key worker, are excellent. She has provided our daughter with love, ...

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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

Care

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.

Compassion

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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