Day Nursery Watford

Welcome To The Co-operative Childcare

About our nursery

At The Co-operative Childcare we never underestimate how difficult a decision it is to leave your child in the care of others and our aim is to ensure that you have all the information you need to make this very important decision.

The Co-operative Childcare Watford nursery is a stimulating, safe and secure environment for your child and we pride ourselves on our warm and welcoming atmosphere.


What we do


There are many activities in addition to the core learning and play that takes place at the nursery and supports the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework. These activities are planned in advance and very often with parent participation.

Our People

Our nursery team are friendly, approachable and have attended numerous training courses to enhance their knowledge, enabling them to provide the best care and enjoyable learning experiences for our children. All colleagues are qualified or working towards their qualifications and together they have over 100 years of experience in childcare. Our Nursery Manager Sarah has many years’ experience in childcare and supports a dedicated, loyal team of 17 colleagues who help our children to have the best start in life in a brightly refurbished modern nursery setting.

Outdoor Facilities

There is an extensive enclosed garden area which is tastefully sectioned off to provide safe play areas even if all age groups are out at the same time and includes a covered area to enable our children to have access to the outdoors in all weather conditions. We aim to provide plenty of opportunities for physical play with a large range of outdoor equipment including climbing frames, bikes and trikes.

Parents as Partners

The parents have an information board located in the reception area which has a variety of useful information. In the various 0-3 year olds home rooms they have a feedback sheet which includes the children's daily information of how they have been, including sleep, food, nappies and anything that they have enjoyed during the day. The 3-5 year olds carers give verbal feedback to the parent on a daily basis. Regular newsletters are sent to parents to keep them updated on up and coming events and we encourage parent participation in many of them. When parents join the nursery they are asked to complete an information from home sheet which will help the key person to settle the child into the nursery environment. Parents evenings are offered at regular intervals throughout the year where the child's key person discusses the child’s development with their parents and there is also an annual survey for parents to give structured feedback on all areas of the nursery. Parent forum meetings are also held on a regular basis in the nursery.

What our parents say

The quality and level of care is outstanding. My son is happy and confident and thrives on the educational activities provided. From the first day my son felt at home because all the staff are very warm and welcoming they now know him inside and out. The food is home made, nutritious and varied and obviously very tasty as he almost daily has second helpings. I feel at ease leaving him in their care knowing he will be well looked after.

The Co-operative Childcare Watford Junction Nursery is fantastic. I can't recommend it highly enough! My son is always happy and excited to go to this nursery. The nursery is very clean, children are well looked after. The staff are friendly and welcoming and it is a great place for your child to grow and develop.

My daughter has been with the Co-Op Watford Junction since she was 1. The nursery is run by an exceptional team of staff who go over and above in their childcare and their rapport/communication with parents. The nursery meets all my daughter's needs whilst encouraging and developing her abilities and interests. The nursery is clean, safe, has a large airy rooms and a lovely garden area. Parents forums and evenings are held regularly and I can approach any member of the team if I have any queries or needs in the meantime.  Knowing my daughter is in a nurturing and enjoyable environment gives me peace of mind to fully focus on work.

There are very friendly staff and management that are approachable and caring throughout. Staff attend my child's needs when necessary and work in partnership with me. They encourage and celebrate all religious occasions and have separate fun days to help raise money for charity as well.

The guys in the Nursery are very wonderful and have a fantastic rapport with the children. My daughter is well looked after and my wife and I feel comfortable leaving her with the staff. Caroline and her team work hard to keep our girl happy and we never have objections when dropping her off in fact we often get smiles as she knows that breakfast is coming! in short, we're very happy with our nursery choice.

Our daughter attended the nursery for 9 months. In that time she progressed from a baby into a wonderful toddler with excellent communication skills, eating, reading, walking and talking.

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Contact us

The Co-operative Childcare
Watford Junction Station,
Station Road,
Watford, WD17 1AB.

0800 954 0669

Opening Times:
7.00am – 6.30pm

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Meet the manager

Watford Junction Nursery Manager Sarah Hurn

Name: Sarah Hurn
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The Nursery has been established for 20 years and we are in a prime location based in Watford Station with access directly onto the platform of the station.


Nursery Nurse

We are looking for a nursery nurse to join our Team!

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