Playgroup & Nursery for children of Ickleford, Hitchin & surrounding areas.

Telephone: 07951 801574


Playgroup & Nursery for children of Ickleford, Hitchin & surrounding areas.

Our Committee


Grace Lucas

As I work and do not drop off/pick up my children at the Pre-School, being on the committee has provided me with a link and insight into the working of the Pre-School that I wouldn’t otherwise have. I’ve had the opportunity to meet other parents and it feels like we make a difference. We ensure the Pre-School continues to run and do what we can to help our staff focus on the development and education of our children.

Nancy Small

I am currently a lecturer in early childhood education at the University of Hertfordshire. Prior to that I had a long career in a wide variety of early years settings. I have a Degree in Childhood and Youth Studies and am currently studying my Masters in Education. I live in Hitchin, having moved up from Kent two years ago. I am married with a grown up son.

Emma Grainger

I work full time and have very little time to spare. However, I feel spending a few hours a month on the Pre-School is time well spent. I enjoy helping make the Pre-School as good as it can be, from reviewing the figures to helping plan an Easter egg hunt! Please join us - you’ll have a cracking time!

Caroline Osmond

I am a Mum to 3 children and a part-time Practice Nurse. I have witnessed first hand how my children have all been nurtured and educated at Pre-School (between 2009-2019). They have had the best possible start to their education and I wanted to ensure Ickleford Pre-School was available to all children so they can enjoy the same privilege. Being the committee secretary allows me to give a little back and to help plan for the future generations.

Do you want to help?

To find out more how to get involved, please speak to any of the staff or committee members.

Donate to Ickleford Pre-School

As a registered charity, Ickleford Pre-School relies on the generosity of families and members of the community to help provide resources for our children’s learning. If you would like to donate, please use the Donate button to visit our donations page at