Children’s Crèche Facility at Odyssey, Knebworth, Stevenage Hertfordshire

Open Monday to Friday
9am to 4pm

A small, friendly Crèche facility for children from the age of 3 months to 5 years of age.

Lots of fun activities every day to ensure your child enjoys their time with us.

Qualified staff ensuring the best possible care at all times.

Working in partnership with Odyssey Health Club and Gosling Sports Park.

Crèche Charges


Payments can either be cash or cheque payable in full at time of booking
Book up to four weeks in advance
No refunds for cancellations within 24 hrs of attendance

Cancellations with over 24 hours’ notice are transferable to a new booking


The Children’s Crèche facility is open to Odyssey members only

  • All paperwork (enrolment form) and Settling-in session must be completed prior to first session.
  • Prior booking is essential.
  • Payment to be made at time of booking.
  • Cancellations within 24 hours are non-refundable.

Settling in:

When your child joins us we offer an initial settling-in visit to support both you and your child. You are, of course, welcome to stay with your child for this visit to ensure your child’s well-being and smooth adjustments to their new environment.

The manager and Key person will plan this with you.


On arrival, parents must:

  • sign in their child
  • Share their child’s care plan fully
  • Be contactable at all times

Please provide the following items every time:

  • nappies/wipes
  • snack (preferably fruit)
  • made up bottle feeds
  • full set of spare clothing in case of mishap
  • bedding
  • suitable outdoor clothing for weather
  • apply sun cream when required



We access our garden on a daily basis and encourage all children to take part in activities which are often messy.

We therefore ask that your child is suitably dressed for outdoors and has the correct clothing for the current weather.


If your child may need to take a nap during their stay with us, we ask that you provide bedding suited to your child’s age. In the event that the weather is nice and you would prefer your child to nap in our garden, please bring their buggy/pram.

All sleeping children are monitored on a regular basis, which is recorded.

Snacks and Bottle Feeds:

We are unable to make up bottle feeds and ask that parents bring these ready prepared with full details of storage, heating and times clearly labelled for each visit.

We provide a healthy snack to all children attending.  We ask that you do not provide food in case of any allergies within the group.

Breastfeeding Friendly

When you collect your child

When you collect your child we will supply you with a care sheet detailing what activities they have participated in during their visit, including sleep periods and information about any food or drink consumed during the session.


In the event of fire or evacuation, we ask that parents do not re-enter the building.

Staff will evacuate your children from the crèche facility and you can meet us at the fire meeting point in the car park.

Parents also must agree to:

  • not bring in their child if unwell or has been so in the past 48 hours
  • Inform staff of any allergies or conditions
  • Collect promptly at the end of the booked session

We have comprehensive policies and procedures in place.

We also offer Full Day
Care in our Stevenage and Gosling Nursery
(link to Home Page) for children