East and North Herts - Harpenden, Hertford, Saint Alban's, Stevenage, Ware, Welwyn Garden City and Surroundings

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"Laura captivates the children by enriching their imaginations via role play, stories, singing, dancing and bubbles! My now 11 month old has been going for almost three months and we both really enjoy the relaxed, welcoming environment that Laura has created for children and grown- ups to enjoy."

Mum to Isla, 1

Hi I'm Laura. I'm mummy to 3 girls and 2 cats. I was a practitioner for Debutots in North London for 4 years and took my daughter to Debutots sessions until I moved to Hertfordshire. Now I'm so thrilled to bring the Debutots magic to Herts!

I have always been passionate about children developing their self-confidence, communication skills and creativity through the arts - particularly drama. I have specialised in community theatre and drama projects with vulnerable children and young people for 15-years. 

The best thing about Debutots is that as the children grow, so does the capacity for learning - exploring important themes, emotions, interactions, communication - even traditional festivals in an imaginative, actively involving way. Debutots is a fantastic addition for children’s centres, nurseries and schools. Each session is carefully planned to link to the EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2 with accompanying creative learning packs to continue the fun. We run Baby Story Play for under 2's, to encourage expression, words and play. Early Years Drama is fab for 3's and over - exploring the imaginary worlds and encouraging creative responses, which never cease to delight me! 

I love Debutots parent and child classes and the supportive community of parents and children naturally built through the relaxed, sociable and fun atmosphere. Debutots parent and child sessions are about connection, communication and play! We do not use lots of props because we are encouraging social skills, language development, imaginary play, parent-child play and sociability. When children see us getting involved, they naturally join in and feel more confident!

Check out our parent/child classes in Welwyn Garden city on Monday mornings and our Special Story Sessions in St Albans and Hertford - Go to the Bookings tab. We're always looking to expand out to more children and parents so send me an email if you'd like Debutots in your area or venue! 

We also offer themed adventure story parties – tailor-made for the special birthday Boy or Girl and full of stories, games and drama for a party to remember!

I’m looking forward to meeting you and your little ones soon! 

Laura x

Debutots classes are supporting nurseries, schools and children's centres across the region.

The following settings enjoy the benefits of Debutots:

  • Grasshoppers Day Nursery
  • Riverview Day Nursery 
  • The Priory Preschool
  • Sherrardswood School
  • Duncombe School
  • Best Friends Childcare
  • Stepping Stones Day Nursery
  • Attimore Barn Preschool
  • Knightsfield Preschoolers
  • The Commons Preschool
  • Barn Close Preschool
  • Willowbrook Preschool
  • LIttle Hands and Little Feet CC
  • Greenfield Nursery
  • Camp School
  • Homerswood School

Term Dates: Monday 16th April - Friday 20th July

Half Term: Monday 28th May - Friday 1st June (no sessions)

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 Quaker Meeting House
109 Handside Lane
Welwyn Garden City


 10.30am - 11.30am

 Family Story Play: 1 year - 5 years

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Trestle Arts Base
Russett Drive
St Albans


  Monday 23rd April - Gorgeous George and the Dirty Dragon
Monday 4th June - Rhys Cycler and the Litter Bug
1.30pm  - 2.30pm
 Special Story Sessions: 1 year - 5 years

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  • Free parking at Quaker Meeting House & Trestle Arts Base or on nearby roads (check any restictions)
  • 40% Sibling Discount on all bookings!
  • Pay-As-you-go option available. 
  • Free Trial for all newcomers with 2 paid sessions to see how yor little one settles in over 3 consecutive sessions
  • *Refreshments, social/free play time and the magic story baskets included!*
Latest News
Debutots is now at Trestle Arts Base in St Albans on Monday afternoons for soem Special Story sessions!! Book quickly to avoid dissapointment!

Celebrate World Book Day with Debutots:
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Congratulations to all the Pre-school children at Riverview Day Nursery in Hertford who graduated! What a fun Debutots party session we had to celebrate them all moving on to Reception class in September!!


Ben and Holly visit Debutots!!! 

In July we were very lucky to get a special visit from Ben and Holly as part of the Charity ICAN Chatterbox Challenge! 
The Welwyn Garden City family story play class and Barn Close Preschool children absolutel loved them (and us adults did too!).

ICAN Charity Chatterbox Challenge.
On Monday 29th February in our Monday parent and Child class, we will be having a special Elf and Fairy session to raise awareness and fundraise for the ICAN Children’s Communication Charity. If your little ones (or you!) would like to dress up as an Elf or Fairy to enjoy the day, that would be wonderful! We will be doing some extra activities and there will be a wonderful Fairy-tastic story and fairy-cakes too! If you or your friends/relatives would like to make a donation on the day, that will also be much appreciated and will go towards a fantastic cause!
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