Facilities & Dining


At Fledglings we are proud to offer a vast array of facilities for the children and babies, with an emphasis on learning through play and the outdoors.

 At Fledglings you will find:

Gardens and Outdoor Play

Fledglings Nursery sits within the old stable block of the historic Ashlyns Hall. The children have the benefit of extended outdoor play areas as well as having access to the 13 acres of private parkland surrounding Ashlyns Hall.

Baby Unit

Fledglings Nursery has a dedicated baby unit for children from 6 months to 2 years, with a separate room for sleep. Parents and carers have their own entrance, with easy access to car park areas.

Sleep Rooms

Fledglings Nursery provides separated, cosy, sleep rooms for children. Children do not sleep in the same room in which they play and learn.

Outdoor Learning

Fledglings Nursery has two large gardens – one which is separate and designed for the babies, and the other for the Gosling and Cygnet children.  Each garden has plenty of age-appropriate toys, climbing equipment, sand and water trays, bikes, push along toys and a mixture of safety surface and grass. We also have a large, outdoor classroom where staff set up activities so all children can have access to learning and play year-round, in all weathers.


All meals are included in the fees, and are cooked fresh every day in our nursery kitchen, which was recently inspected by Hertfordshire County Council and received the highest possible rating, 5* rating in the Food Standards Agency Inspection Report.  All our meat is brought locally from the award winning Eastwoods Organic Butchers in Berkhamsted.  Our cook will work closely with parents to ensure any specific dietary requirement is met.  If you require any information regarding the food allergens in Fledglings nursery, please call and speak to our cook, who will do her best to help you.


Our cook prepares an extensive range of appetising home cooked meals, taking into account nutritional balances and any specific dietary requirements or individual preferences.  There is always a varied choice for children and refreshments and healthy snacks are available throughout the day (Breakfast, healthy snacks, a hot, lunch and high tea).

Click below for a set of sample menus.