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Harlow nursery and preschool

Looking to offer your child a head start in their learning? Visit our award winning Nursery and Pre-School in the Harlow Leisurezone. Rated as GOOD by Ofsted, we offer exceptional childcare and early years education to children from birth up to 5 years. Or want to find out about our Preschool provision?

Graded as 'Good' by OFSTED see our report.

Open 7am to 7pm
Monday to Friday
52 weeks per year
(excluding Bank Holidays).


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We would love to show you around our Harlow nursrey. Pop in any time between 7am- 7pm or book your visit below.


About Dizzy Ducks Harlow

  • Superb location within the Harlow Leisurezone in the town centre
  • Convenient creche sessions for parents to take advantage of Leisurezone facilities
  • Ample free parking and designated pick up / drop off area right at the entrance
  • Spacious, light rooms providing defined activity areas
  • Experienced in integrating children who don’t have English as their first language
  • Care to Learn scheme in place funding fees for young parents returning to college – See parent section for more information
  • Full days, half days and sessions available
  • 5 star Food Hygiene Award
  • Leisurezone membership not required to enrol

Meet our friendly team

Nursery Manager Jade Power NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Team Leadership & Management


There's Lots To Discover!

Developed as part of the newly built Leisurezone complex built for the London Olympics 2012, our purpose built Harlow nursery opened in Summer 2010. Floor to ceiling windows, opening out to a secure garden area, allow children freeflow access between the rooms and outside areas. 

Rooms & Facilities

Rooms and Facilities

Sensory Room
Garden Area


We have twelve baby places in our explorers room. Our ratio of staff to carers is generous to ensure that our youngest Dizzy Ducks can enjoy lots of one to one care and attention throughout the day. Our Explorers have direct access to a secure Baby Garden which allows the young babies to play safely away from the older children. The floor to ceiling windows give a great sense of space. The baby garden makes a great place for storytime and picnics in the summertime!



From approximately 2 years old children can access our Inventors room. With direct access onto our “Outdoor Classroom” children have the ability to take their learning outside. Each day the outside area is set up with similar activities to inside. The staff ensure that curriculum planning meets the individual needs of the child and ensures that they have an excellent foundation in Early Learning before they leave us for school. Inventors is split into “Key Groups” to ensure that the staff can plan effectively for their Key Children and make activities relevant to their children’s learning needs.


Sensory Room

A fabulous multi-sensory room is used throughout the day to offer children additional play resources. At sleeptime, this room doubles up into a wonderfully relaxing place for children to recharge before an afternoon of fun activities!


Garden Area

A secure outdoor space ensures that our children can take their learning outside.


We dig Dizzy Ducks because of the friendly staff, as well as the convenience of location and opening times.

Natalie Lombard

Margaret at Harlow is a lovely, charming person, caring and attentive with my child’s needs. Everything ..I notice every day improvements like new words, games etc whats fantastic is he eats now fruit and vegetables!

Anonymous (Taken from a parent survey)

My child’s key worker is Jamie, he is always so full of energy and always has a smile on his face welcomes the kids and parents with so much energy .. the children love him I have a few friends who children n all of the kids r Jamie mad.. he always explains at the end of the day what the kids have done thoughout there session.. his just a really nice guy and is fantastic with the children .

Anonymous (Taken from a parent survey)

Freya loves everyone in the explorers team! She spends lots of time with Kim and loves cuddles and playing with her! She loves Holly, Hayleigh and Andrea too and enjoys reading books and singing with them too! Freya walked for the 1st time with Kim and Holly!


Jamie Wall is without question an amazing guy. He helped our Son come on leaps and bounds since he joined Dizzy Ducks. After having a really horrible experience with another Harlow Nursery, when we put Finley into Dizzy Ducks, meeting Jamie is what won our decision. He has time to speak to us parents and update us on our Son’s progress. What I love most is when Finley comes home he is always talking about Jamie. All us parents love him as much as the children do.

Cassie Tovell

Special Requirements

Our local offer for children with special educational needs and disabilities

The purpose of a local offer is to enable parents and carers see clearly what services are available for children with SEND in their area and how to access them.

Dowload the attached document to find out more about the Harlow local offer and see how we provide for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Local Offer Dizzy Ducks Harlow.pdf


Fancy a gym class? Shopping spree? Hairdressers/beauty salon appointment or just deserve a peaceful break? Then our creche facility located at Harlow Leisurezone offers the perfect solution. Please call 01279 454495 in advance as sessions are subject to availability.

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Dizzy Ducks Nursery
Harlow Leisurezone Second Ave
CM20 3DT 

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