Barley Barn Sawbridgeworth Day Nursery in Sawbridgeworth

Welcome to Barley Barn Sawbridgeworth Day Nursery

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For childcare in Sawbridgeworth and nursery services in the Sawbridgeworth area of Hertfordshire

This 75-place children's nursery is based in a beautiful, Grade 2 listed country house along with a converted stable annex and brand new modular classroom building in the centre of Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire.

The day nursery has easy access to main roads as well as the local railway station. In addition, we are centrally located in the local catchment area for numerous outstanding primary and secondary schools.

The nursery is open for 52 weeks of the year and operates from 7.30am – 6.30pm, Monday to Friday. Our vibrant and fun nursery offers morning, afternoon and all day childcare sessions for children aged 3 months to 5 years of age.  

In addition to the main building, the pre-school children at our Sawbridgeworth children's day nursery benefit from having their own dedicated annex to enable them to flourish and reach their full potential in readiness for school.

Food is provided by our fully trained, dedicated chef who prepares healthy nutritionally balanced meals and snacks using fresh locally sourced ingredients on a daily basis.

We are fortunate enough to have two gardens at the day nursery in Sawbridgeworth which enable a very wide range of fun activities to take place outside every day, allowing us to offer a broad outdoor age related curriculum.

Abundant parking is available in the Bell Street Car Park adjacent to the nursery and this ensures easy access. In addition, there is a designated buggy storage area to enable parents to drop off and collect their children from the nursery as smoothly as possible.

We will be delighted to welcome you to Barley Barn Sawbridgeworth Day Nursery. Call Amanda on 01753 20 11 22 to register your interest.


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The baby room at Barley Barn Sawbridgeworth Day Nursery

The baby room has a home to home feel about it and carers follow babies' individual home routines to support the transition from home to nursery. The specially designed baby room caters for crawling or walking babies using premium quality community playthings furniture and natural resources which support your child’s holistic development. The furniture provides our youngest children with opportunities to develop their skills through play and exploration, in a safe and secure environment.

There is a separate carpeted cosy area which creates a calm and peaceful environment, giving the babies one to one quiet time with their key person. The sleeping area includes a sound system which provides the perfect environment to aid restful sleep.

Our Baby room has free flow access to a uniquely designed and enclosed garden with soft AstroTurf for babies to explore and carry out sensory activities. Babies benefit from the natural environment and fresh air throughout the day.


The toddler room at Barley Barn Sawbridgeworth Day Nursery

Our toddler room provides defined spaces, which allow the children to become engrossed in their play; supporting their holistic development using specially designed, age-specific, premium furniture and resources from Community Playthings that ignite their imagination and foster their early love of learning.

Our experienced practitioners are trained to link home and nursery routines which ensure that children are settled and secure. The room is divided into each area of learning which encourages the children’s growing independence and physical skills at this age.

The nursery room at Barley Barn Sawbridgeworth Day Nursery

Our nursery room is specially designed for 2 to 3-year-olds and filled with age-specific, premium quality, Community Playthings furniture and quality resources to enhance your child’s learning and development.

The generous sized rooms allow the children to have sufficient space to move about in and introduces the children to how learning can be fun and exciting, using their own interests to embed learning.

The children have access to the large outdoor garden that is shared with our pre- school room; this enables invaluable peer to peer learning and supports social interactions with children of different ages.

At this stage toilet training begins. The nursery room has its own bathroom to enable and support your child’s toileting needs.

The preschool room at Barley Barn Sawbridgeworth Day Nursery

Our pre-school room has been purposefully designed to ensure that all the children are well prepared for the transition to 'big school'. The learning orientated pre-school room is led by our experienced team who will develop the children’s knowledge to embed strong foundations they will need to fulfil their potential.

Children’s interests are used to stimulate their curiosity, imagination and desire to learn.

Pre-school room children have direct free-flow access to the large, all weather garden that allows them to take advantage of outdoor learning opportunities. Children have the space to explore and develop their skills in a creative, exciting environment.

The outdoor spaces at Barley Barn Sawbridgeworth Day Nursery

We have two gardens at Barley Barn Sawbridgeworth Day Nursery: one for our under two’s and one for the over two’s.

The staff plan activities within our outdoor environment to support the children’s individual development and interests each day.


meet the team at Barley Barn Sawbridgeworth Day Nursery

Katy Dorward - Nursery Manager
Katy began working with children in June 2004 and has experienced many roles since her journey began. She is a practical learner and developer and always strives to be a positive manager. She enjoys furthering her own abilities as well as those around her. Katy ensures that she spends time within the rooms to learn and understand the children within her care as well as welcoming the open door policy for parents and carers. In her spare time, Katy enjoys reading as well as keeping fit by swimming regularly.

Jaycie Denney - Assistant Manager
Jaycie holds a BA Honours in Early years and has attended a range of training including SEND training, child psychology and English as Additional Language which supports Jaycie in her specific duties within the nursery.

Jaycie has 8 years of experience working in nursery settings and has been assistant manager for over a year. She likes finding things that make a difference to children’s lives and loves celebrating children’s achievements with them.

Katie Howard - Third in Charge
Katie holds a CACHE diploma level 3 and has attended a range of training courses to support her career development. Katie has over 13 years experience in childcare, working with children from 3 months to 11 years old. Katie has worked at Sawbridgeworth Nursery for the last 8 years and has built strong relationships with both children and parents.

Katie has a one year old daughter of her own who attends the nursery. She enjoys watching the children grow and learn during their time at the nursery and loves seeing the children reach each of their goals.


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