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Advertising Feature by Beechwood Park School

Woodlands Nursery at Beechwood Park

Woodlands Nursery at Beechwood park offers boys and girls from rising 3 a wonderful start to their education. Combining a nurturing environment with an innovative and creative curriculum, Woodlands has just been named in the Top 20 Nurseries in the East of England by www.daynurseries.co.uk

At Woodlands, we offer children a carefully planned and balanced experience combining child-initiated learning with the vital, early academic skills and knowledge needed to ensure they are ready for the transition to Reception. 

In addition to an introduction to Maths, Language Development, Art and Craft, Physical skills, Science and Nature, Phonics and Literacy, "Woodlanders" benefit from the following weekly sessions:

  • Forest School 
  • French language and culture lessons
  • Dancing sessions
  • Opportunities for specialist music-making
  • Outdoor Literacy and Mathematics classrooms
  • Physical Education in the School Sports Hall
  • Outdoor mud kitchen

To find out more about Woodlands, come along to our next Open Morning on Friday 15th October - meet Head of Nursery, Shirley Hayman, tour the Nursery and see why Woodlands is such a popular choice for local families.


Click here to register to visit us on Friday 15th October


"Woodlands Nursery at Beechwood Park School is the best place you can dream of to take your child. All the teachers are outstanding, the facilities are excellent and the whole learning environment is superb!" 
Current Parent

Beechwood Park School, Markyate 01582 840333


Monthly Picks

The children may be heading back to school, but that doesn’t mean there’s not lots still to look forward to in September with some favourite town summer events having moved to this month instead.

On the first weekend there’s two events in town with Luna Cinema on the Common and Family Fun Run and Doggy Jog in aid of the Mayor’s charities - have you signed up?

The following weekend sees the return of the Highland Gathering in Rothamsted Park where a feast of Scottish culture will be on offer from pipe bands to Scottish dancing and Highland games.  Tickets are on sale now.

The weekend after that (18th Sept) will be busy with theFood and Drink Festival,  the Statty Funfair on the Common at the same time and Art on the Common too!

And following all those on 22nd September Classics on the Common will be back!

As if they wasn’t enough, September is also the return of Heritage Open Days.  Rothamsted Manor will be opening their doors as will other local attractions such as St Albans Cathedral, Verulamium Museum and Mill Green Museum will be joining in too! All events are free, some require booking and some you can drop in.

It’s a busy month ahead and it’s wonderful that town will be busy vibrant again!  Full details of more events happening this month are on our What’s On page.


10th July 2021-07-10 2021-10-08 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 8th October
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeAround Luton, Luton

24th July 2021-07-24 2021-10-31 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 31st October
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeWhipsnade Zoo, Dunstable

18th September 2021-09-18 2021-09-20 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 20th September
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeThe Palladian Church, Ayot St Lawrence

18th September 2021-09-18 2021-09-19 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 19th September
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHarpenden Common, Harpenden

18th September 2021-09-18 2021-09-19 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 19th September
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeRothamsted Manor, Harpenden

18th September 2021-09-18 2021-09-19 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 19th September
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeSt Albans Cathedral, St Albans

19th September 2021-09-19 2021-09-19 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeShenley Park, Shenley

21st September 2021-09-21 2021-09-21 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeRothamsted Manor, Harpenden

22nd September 2021-09-22 2021-09-22 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHarpenden Common, Harpenden

23rd September 2021-09-23 2021-09-23 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeRothamsted Manor, Harpenden

23rd September 2021-09-23 2021-09-23 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeHat Factory Arts Centre, Luton

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For grown-ups (other businesses)

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Art @ MG
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Family Health

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Holiday clubs & classes

Fab Science



Things to do

The Cat Survival Trust
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