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Howe Dell Primary School

Howe Dell Children's Centre

New Children Centre website from 1/04/15 is

The Children's Centre information on this site celebrates what was current until March 2015. For further information please contact Birchwood Children Centre, which leads all 3 Hatfield Children's Centres from April 2015

'As Head of Children Centre since its virtual days at Old rectory Drive, when we didn't have any building to work from, it is amazing how much we have grown and the level of support received in that time from all of North Hatfield is humbling. The staff team have that magic combination of respect and love from the families they so tirelessly serve and it has been an honour to work alongside them in such a close partnership'  Debra Massey

Mrs Massey's favourite moments which sum up all that our Children Centre represents

To mark 8 years at the Runway and celebrate the strong bonds with North Hatfield, Howe Dell Children Centre opened it's doors to the community it has served to positively for 8 years. Hundreds including  local Councillors, babies, toddlers, parents, grandparents and carers danced alongside Bollywood dancers, ate a banquet of international food and celebrated 8 successful years before handing over the leadership to  Birchwood Hub  Nursery as Lead Agency for Howe Dell, Birchwood and De Havilland.

A huge thank you to Mel Chandairia for a stunning cake and so much preparation behind the scenes by staff and volunteers.

Over 300 adults and children attended the party on Friday with at least 119 families attending, how amazing to welcome so many family and friends to celebrate with us.

Feedback received from a Howe Dell  Children Centre and School Governor:

'I just wanted to say well done for the party on Friday. The staff and volunteers deserve a medal, cooking for all those people is no mean feat and still having food for the last person, wow.

It just goes to show how much the Children's Centre has been a valued part of the community when you see the amount of people, both pupils of Howe Dell and outside  families and friends that were there.

Well done ladies for the past 8 years, and looking forward to the next chapter, hopefully working with all the marvellous staff and volunteers that we already have, and others that we've not yet had a chance to work with, to ensure the best that we can possibly do for our community.'

"The party on Friday was very good and we really enjoyed it"

My son woke up on Saturday morning and the first thing he said was "that was a great party"

Letter from Richard Roberts, County Councillor, Cabinet Member Children's Services


This website information is for Howe Dell Children's Centre up until 31/03/2015. The new Children's Centre website can be found at

  • Howe Dell Primary School
  • The Runway, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AH
  • 01707 263291