About us


We are a friendly Pre-School based on the grounds of Aycliffe Drive School, providing a fun learning experience for children aged 2 to 4 years.


We follow the Foundation Stage curriculum published by the Department for Education which divides children’s learning into seven areas:


  • Three Primary Areas:
    • Personal, Social and Emotional Development Communication and Language Development
    • Physical Development
    • Four Specific Areas:
    • Literacy
    • Mathematics
    • Understanding the World
    • Art and Expressive Design


We have a close relationship with Aycliffe Drive Primary School meaning the transition between Pre-School and Nursery is a natural progression.  Our team of staff are qualified, experienced and caring, and constantly undergoing training to suit the needs of our setting.

Welcome to

Aycliffe Drive Pre-School

Pre-School Leader – Theresa Cartwright


Hemel Hempstead


Tel: 01442 404012

Registered Charity No. 302380



Opening Times:


Morning Session

Monday to Friday: 8.45am – 11.45am

(15 free hours per week for 3 year funded children)


Afternoon Session

Monday to Thursday 12.30pm – 3.30pm


Lunch Club (3+)

11.45am – 12.30pm


Extended care and up to 30 hours funded care

Subject to conditions and availability

Please enquire for details