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Warren Dell Pre-school  is a school run setting with 24 places for children aged between 2 and 3 years. We open every day between 8.40 am and 12pm.


We offer 2 yr and 3yr funded places across five mornings and 30 hours funding which can be used across Preschool and our Nursery (this is dependent on numbers as afternoon places are limited). We offer places to children the term after they turn two, where space is available. If you have a child of pre-school age and would like to apply for a place, please ask the office and fill out a 'register your interest' form. A member of Pre-school will add your child to the waiting list and contact you in due course.


It is run by Ms Nugent with Mrs Smith, Mrs Harris, Miss Terry, Miss Lardner and Mrs Roscam.


We provide a fun, happy and safe environment for your child to begin their learning journey. Children are able to explore and investigate through a range of experiences covering all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage. The Pre-school room allows the children to become independent learners through child initiated play. At Warren Dell we encourage and support children to go to the toilet and put their coats on by themselves as well as choosing from a range of fruit and vegetables at snacktime.


All children are assigned a key person who will care for and meet your child's every need; this supports a quick settling in period and your child's interests are acknowledged which helps with creating our topics for each term.


Free early education for two year olds is a funded scheme which entitles some children to access a place at pre-school, nursery or with a childminder for 15 hours a week, 38 weeks per year.


All three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free early education for 38 weeks of the year. We also offer additional afternoon places in our Nursery for those who qualify for 30 hours.


Please click on the link below for more information.


  • Herts Direct
  • If you think you may be eligible for two year funding, click on the 'eligibility checker' link below and fill in the information asked.
  • Eligibility checker



From April 2015, pre-schools, nurseries, schools and childminders will be able to claim extra funding through the early years pupil premium (EYPP) to support children’s development and learning.


The early years pupil premium can provide an extra £302 a year for three and four year old children who have been in care or adopted from care or whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits.




Children develop more rapidly during the first five years of their lives than at any other time.


During these foundation years, children's health, maternal mental health, parenting style, learning activities and early education are all influencing factors that can make a big difference to your child's future.


Follow the link to the Families in the Foundation Years website to access information to help you support your child.