About Us

Welcome to Merry Poppets

Quite simply our aim at Merry Poppets is to provide the best child care support and early years education for your family.

Our knowledge tells us that working in partnership with our parents contributes to the child’s happiness and security whilst at nursery. Shared information between parents and nursery staff will help develop a greater understanding between us.

We are very proud of our staff, they make each of our settings unique, however as you would expect, all settings are handled with the same high standards of care and professionalism. Our employment selection process ensures that we only ever hire staff we know are passionate about child care. They are a dedicated team who are excited to spend time each day with your child, getting to know them and helping them to learn and grow to their full potential. All our Nursery Practitioners have a kind and gentle manner that promotes a warm, friendly and caring atmosphere, designed to encourage happy confident children. At Merry Poppets we work on the basis of promoting positive behaviour rather than managing bad behaviour, our Nursery Practitioners are properly trained in being excellent role models and our children thrive in this environment.

We follow Ofsted’s requirement for enhanced DBS checks (the highest level of checks currently available) on all our staff including the nursery cook and administration staff. References are always stringently checked so we are confident of their integrity. Merry Poppets has a commitment to safeguard and protect children, young people and adults.

All our full-time staff have qualifications in child care, we actively support, encourage and sponsor all our staff to study for further qualifications. Many of them are qualified to NVQ 3 level or working towards this level and above. We sponsor all our staff through a paediatric first aid qualification and support those individuals who wish to develop and specialise in any aspect of child care.

We hold regular staff meetings where we frequently review policies, procedures and the Ofsted Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. We ask staff to review different aspects of their job and test their knowledge through personal appraisals and supervision.

Staff Uniform

Our Nursery Practitioner can easily be identified, all wear named badges and their status is denoted by the colour of their shirts.

Deputy – Black polo shirt
Teacher – White polo shirt
Room Leader – Navy blue polo shirt
Nursery Nurse/Assistant / Holiday Cover – Light blue polo shirt
Cook/Lunchtime Supervisor – Chef whites – Grey polo shirt
Maintenance Department – Green polo shirt

What The Parents Say About


Our daughter has been attending Merry Poppets Henlow for over a year now and we are thrilled with her care and development. We truly feel like the MP staff are an extension of our family and when we drop her off we know she will have exceptional care whilst also progressing through her development indicators in a fun and interactive way. We get regular updates telling us what the week in store holds, then photos and catch-ups daily to keep us informed on how our daughter's day has been. We honestly spent so long choosing the right local nursery and we are greatful to be part of Merry Poppets Henlow.