Welcome to


Nursery School and

welcomes and supports all families.

Arlesdene Pre-school for
2 to 3 year olds.

'Nurturing Environments,
Supporting Playful Learning'

Arlesdene Nursery School
for 3 to 4 year olds.

'High Quality Learning
Through Play'

Welcome to Arlesdene



Welcome to the website for Arlesdene Nursery School and Pre-school.

At Arlesdene we are committed to children and families. This is reflected throughout the centre and is at the heart of all our work.

We warmly welcome visits and are happy to show you around to talk about the facilities available for children from 2 to 4 years old.

Arlesdene offers a range of services, including a Pre-school room for 2 to 3 year olds and early education in our Nursery School for children who are 3 to 4 years old. We work in partnership with Arlesdene Children’s Centre which has a wide range of services for parents and children from 0 to 5 years. Click here for Arlesdene Children’s Centre.

Please use our website to find out about the activities and services available within Arlesdene. If you require further help or information please contact us by post, phone or email

We are friendly and welcoming and look forward to meeting you and your family.

Catherine Croft (Headteacher )


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  • Arlesdene is a purpose-built Hertfordshire County Council Nursery School that opened in 1947. The School is situated in pleasant surroundings with a large garden, close to the neighbouring Burleigh Primary School.

  • Arlesdene has a purpose built pre-school room for children from 2-3 years. Free places are available for eligible 2 and 3 year olds.

Latest News

Farm Visit to Arlesdene

Ark Farm Visit Monday 13th June 2016  

Summer Fair Hamper

Fete Hamper 18th June 2016
More News

Opening Hours


08.45 am - 11.45 am 12.30pm - 3.30pm

* Monday – Friday


8.45am - 3.30pm

* Monday – Friday

Children's Centre

9.00am - 3.30pm

* Monday – Friday

What People Say

  • Our daughter has had a super time at nursery. There isn’t one day that she has not looked forward to coming to Arlesdene. All the events, activities and workshops show how much you all care.

  • My child has settled so well. It has helped that I know he has his key person to go to if he needs something. All the staff are friendly and patient and encourage my child to learn and grow.