NOW TAKING BABIES FROM 9 MONTHS OLD!! Call 07789190928 to find out more about our Ladybirds baby room.

SEPTEMBER 2024 Opening for 46 weeks a year!! Closed for two weeks for Pesach, winter holidays and end of the summer.

Gan Yisrael’s Ofsted inspection was rated as ‘GOOD’. Read the full report here.


Little Bicks Gan Yisrael is based in Ohr Yisrael Synagogue on Theobald Street. Children are able to start from 18 months old and can stay with us until they start school.

The nursery is separated into age groups within each session as this gives the children the security of consistency in their group. The academic year runs from 1 September to 31 August in relation to the age groups.

  • Caterpillars – 18 months to two year olds
  • Butterflies – Two to three year olds (rising 3’s)
  • Bumble Bees – Three to four year olds (rising 4’s and school nursery equivalent year)

Care Options

Children are required to attend a minimum of two sessions for under 2 year olds and a minimum of three sessions for over 2 year olds. This refers to the morning or afternoon sessions only.

Little Bicks Borehamwood offers kosher hot meaty lunches.

Manager – Agnes Arvai

My name is Aggie and I am delighted to be the manager of Little Bicks Gan Yisrael.

I hold a range of childcare qualifications and was working as a Primary school teacher at first, but I realised that my passion was for Early Years. I started as a nursery nurse and from that moment became hooked! 12 years on and I am still fascinated by these little people who with one smile can brighten your day in an instant!

Location & Opening Times

Little Bicks is open Monday to Thursday 8.00am – 6.00pm, and Friday 8.00am – 12.00pm, term time only (extended year from September 2024) and not including Bank Holidays.

The terms will be in accordance to the Jewish holidays and may not necessarily coincide with other schools.

31-33 Theobald Street, Borehamwood WD6 4RN
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From April 2023

  • Breakfast club (8.00am – 9.00am) – £11.40 (including breakfast)
  • Morning session (9.00am – 12.00pm) – £31.10
  • Lunch club (12.00pm – 1.00pm) – £12.80 (including meaty lunch)
  • Afternoon session (1.00pm – 4.00pm) – £28.75
  • Tea Time Club (4.00pm – 5.00pm) – £12.80
  • Tea Time Club (5.00pm – 6.00pm including dinner) – £12.80
  • Not applicable from September 2024. From 4pm-6pm half hour sessions available at half the hourly rate (+£2.20 dinner if applicable)

Discounted Rates*

  • 8.00am – 4.00pm – £77.15
  • 9.00am – 4.00pm – £67.55
  • 8.00am – 6.00pm – £97.50
  • 9.00am – 6.00pm – £92.10

*Not applicable for funded children

Security fee 85p an hour (no more than £17 a week)


Funding is always applied from the term after your child turns the relevant age by either March, August or December 31.

There are different funding streams, all Working Parents funding is subject to eligibility based on parent’s working and your income.

15 funded hours from the term after your child turns 3 years old is universal for all children regardless of income.

Working Families Funding

30 hours funded childcare for 3 year olds

15 hours funded childcare for 2 year olds (from April 2024)

15 hours funded childcare for 9 months old (from September 2024)

30 hours funded childcare from 9 months old (from September 2025)

Please go to Childcare Choices for more information and contact us for our terms and conditions.

CRP Points

Your child can collect CRP points by attending our nursery which can then be used for school entry.

Payment Options

Little Bicks is registered to accept a number of different childcare vouchers and Tax Free Childcare accounts. Once your child’s place has been confirmed, further information can be obtained.  We do not accept payments in cash.

We offer a 20% sibling discount. This is taken off the smallest invoice (not valid where one or more of the siblings is funded)

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Little Bicks Gan Yisrael (Borehamwood)

Manager – Agnes Arvai
Telephone: 07789 190 928

Parent Feedback

  • My eldest son who is now 14 started Little Bicks on the first day it opened and I have been a Little Bicks parent ever since with my youngest here now.

    I couldn’t think of anywhere else I would send my children to nursery …………. Everything is thought of and the children are looked after and loved by the staff like they’re their own. My son is so happy here and there isn’t anything he needs for when he is at nursery. He gets so much love, social interaction, fun, outdoor play and learning when he is here. Thank you Little Bicks!

    Gemma Shelley
  • We have been delighted with the care and happy family feel which Little Bicks has offered our two sons. Both have thrived and developed thanks to the nurturing care offered by Little Bicks. Our youngest, currently in Butterflies, runs in happily every morning. Looking at his development log book is a delight and testament to the brilliant staff. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Little Bicks to anyone.

    Miriam Lorie
  • I couldn’t be happier that my little one is going to Little Bicks, he’s not only learning through fun activities and games but he also feels safe, his big smile as soon as we approach the gate and the way he rushes to go in is the best evidence to show how much he loves it there, as a parent that is priceless. Also with all the updates and communication it really shows the care and attention they put into each child and gives me a full picture of what my little one experiences there.

    Yael Benson
  • My husband and I are absolutely delighted with Little Bicks. The care and attention all the staff give our son is truly marvellous-our son skips in every day and comes out so happy and excited about his time there. The staff are always there for us whenever we need them; we couldn’t ask for better communication.

    Ruth Isenberg
  • We couldn’t have chosen a better nursery for our child. We love the warm, nurturing environment and how all the staff are involved in her care, regardless of which class they teach. We have watched her development with amazement and have no hesitation in sending our son to Little Bicks as well.

    Chantal Bumberg
  • We are so glad we chose Little Bicks as the nursery for our boys. The care for them has been second to none and as parents that's all you can hope for. They have thrived in the time they have been there and have learned so much. The friendships they have made are so special and will last for many years to come!

    Abi Alter
  • Little Bicks is such a nurturing and supportive nursery setting. It feels like one big family where the care and passion is so evident in all areas, especially in the way the kids are taught and how the kids learn to engage with each other. It's a great balance between education, fun and development with a strong focus on wellbeing and feelings.

    Talya Levitt
  • Little Bicks is an absolutely wonderful nursery. The seesaw app that they use to show pictures of the children's various activities is so lovely. It is clear to see that the children are happy, stimulated and learning in a really warm and caring environment. The staff are the best part of Little Bicks; they make a huge effort to build a rapport with the children, they make the kids laugh and build their confidence and they take the time to develop the children in the areas where they need support. Both my children have loved it there and as a parent, I couldn't be happier.

  • Little Bicks is a very nurturing nursery. Having had 2 children at the nursery, I have seen that the staff care about the happiness, welfare and progress of my children. They create a personal experience for each child by focussing on individual needs. This has allowed both of my children to develop important skills from a young age. We are so happy that we chose Little Bicks for our children. Thank you for everything.