Orchards Preschool, Royston

Our pre-school provides a spacious and homely learning environment and expert teaching to prepare children for school and life ahead. We are dedicated to providing high standards of care, education and development opportunities for every child.

  • ​We welcome children from 2 - 5 years old
  • We are open year-round, from 7.30am - 6.30pm
  • Sessional care offered
  • Funded spaces available
  • Inclusive environment
  • Excellent motivated staff
  • Foundation Stage Curriculum
  • Fun and stimulating indoor and outdoor provision
  • Parent-friendly setting


"Children choose from a wide range of activities and resources that encourage them to explore and develop their imaginations."

Ofsted report, September 2021

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Meet The Manager - Nikki Tennant  

I have worked at the Orchards for 10 years now and have recently taken on managing the pre-school. I have always enjoyed working with children and helping them flourish. I am passionate about supporting children's development through a caring and nurturing environment. It is important to me that children are offered the best possible start in the early years, before they enter their next chapter of their journey. Both of my children have been through the Orchards Nursery from babies. They enjoyed their time here and still often talk about some of their experiences and the friends that they made here. I have an NVQ Level three in childcare and Level two in Forest School, when I’m not at The Orchards I really enjoy relaxing with my family and particularly like being outdoors.



To Everyone at orchards preschool, Thank you for all your hard work with our child over the last coupe of months. He has thoroughly enjoyed himself. Thank you!” (Parent at the Preschool 2019)

To all the orchards preschool Ladies, Thank you very much for looking after our child, he has had a really exciting and enjoyable time with you all with love” (Parent at the Preschool 2019)

Dear all the staff at preschool, We would like to thank you for all your lovely and hard work at orchards preschool and for helping us with the care and learning and development of our child. We are truly grateful if there is anything we can do to help just let us know. 

Thank you again for everything you are doing and doing with with a smile. We always felt welcome at preschool.”
(Parent at the pre-school 2019)