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
  • Applecroft School
  • Windermere School

Term Dates: Monday 10th September - Friday 14th December

Half Term: Monday 29th October - Friday 2nd November (no sessions)

Term Time Classes

Venue Day Time Age Group Bookings

 Guessens Guide Hut
Guessens Road
Welwyn Garden City

Friends Meeting House
50 Railway Street
SG14 1BA



 10.00am - 11.00am
10.30am - 11.30am

 Family Story Play: 6 months - 5 years

SPECIAL STORY OPENING PARTY : Monday 10th September 10am

Family Story Play: 6 months - 5 years

SPECIAL STORY OPENING PARTY : Wednesday 12th September 10.30am

Book Class

Book Trial

Book Class

Book Trial

HIghfield Park Visitors Centre
HIll End Lane
St Albans


10.00am - 11.00am
 Drama Story Play : 6 months - 5 years

SPECIAL STORY OPENING PARTY : Friday 14th September 10am

Book Class

Book Trial


  • Free parking at Highfield Park Visitors centre. GUessens Guide Hut has free parking on GUessens Road in Parking bays for an hour. 
  • 40% Sibling Discount on all bookings! 
  • Paid Trial for all newcomers
  • 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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