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Welcome

Mount Carmel Kindergarten is the first step on your child's educational journey.  It is the bridge between home/daycare and formal schooling at age 5. We firmly believe that happy children make successful learners, so we provide a nurturing environment that incorporates a balance of structure and exploration. The nursery was established in St Albans in 1985 and has developed a unique approach to early years education. read more

Our curriculum is balanced so that children are familiar with structure and routine but are still offered plenty of opportunities for play, activity, and exploration. By providing children with a stimulating, positive, encouraging, safe, and friendly environment then they will feel confident in their ability to explore new things, interact, socialise, and learn through new activities and experiences.

We are well regarded within the local community and are the most recommended day nursery in St Albans. Part of our success lies in the fact that we value parents as the primary educators of their children and here, at Mount Carmel Kindergarten preschool, we work with each and every parent to ensure that we achieve the best possible outcomes for your child. Every child who comes though our door is treated as unique, and this means allowing each child to let his or her personality shine through and allowing them to develop at their own pace.

We are a Preschool in St Albans with an excellent reputation among both state and private schools in preparing children for the next key stage in their lives. For parents, the most important thing is being able to drop their child or children off at nursery with the peace of mind that their child will be well cared for.

Locations

Kinder Lodge

Private education for the Early Years.  Preparing children for the transition to school by developing independence, confidence and a love f...read more

Sandpit House

Daycare with a difference! The convenience of full day attendance with a focus on school readiness: this is the perfect choice for parents looki...read more

What we offer

Unique Approach

Unique Approach

Our unique “carousel” method of early years education settles children and enhances their learning by offering them with a broad range of learning experiences in every session.

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Flexible Attendance

Flexible Attendance

We offer a unique alternative to traditional day care by providing flexible attendance – combining quality pre-school education with extended hours and optional holiday clubs.

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Exceptional Facilities

Exceptional Facilities

Both sites are newly refurbished, well resourced and boast exceptional outside facilities. Our green belt locations also offers access to country walks and woodland activities.

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Family Run

Family Run

Lucia and Franco Federici, themselves parents of 10 children, have run the school since 1985.  Most families hear about us through personal recommendation and  some even attended themselves as children.

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What our parents say

Kinder Lodge

★★★★★
Both of my children have thrived and been well cared for at Mount Carmel Kindergarten. The staff are wonderful and the preparation for school is excellent. I cannot recommend them enough.
Samantha G
★★★★★
A wonderful nurturing nursery where my son has flourished. I just hope his new school can meet the extremely high standards that Mount Carmel Kindergarten has set. I would make sure any new parents have Mount Carmel Kindergarten as top of their list when looking for a nursery.
Kate P
★★★★★
We moved our daughter to Mount Carmel last year from another day care setting and we are really, really pleased with it. Her confidence has grown and she absolutely loves it. They have done so many interesting things, and each child is treated very much as an individual. Highly recommended.
Amanda L
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Sandpit House

★★★★★
Mount Carmel is amazing. Our 3.5-year-old daughter started here in Sep and absolutely loves it. The teachers and staff are fantastic providing great care and learning. Our daughter has developed her skills set since joining and is happy every day she attended pre-school.
Jen T
★★★★★
Extremely pleased! Very happy with everything so far. Lovely team, and very good and caring teachers.
Banu R
★★★★★
My son absolutely loves attending Mount Carmel Kindergarten! He can't wait to put on his uniform in the mornings and doesn't even glance back when I drop him off. I can't recommend the nursery highly enough.
Sara F
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Choosing a St Albans Nursery

Childcare for your little one is an important decision, whether you are considering a St Albans Nursery, Childminder or Nanny. Day nurseries are a childcare centres where the staff care for children through their early years, up until the age of four or five. It’s a crucial time in a child’s formative years, and the experiences children have at nursery school may surely affect how they approach their time at school and the experiences they have there.

As a parent, it’s best to visit a handful of different nurseries in St Albans in order to find one which you and your child are happy and comfortable with. Many people are searching for a nursery near me and personal recommendation is always a good sign. The best nurseries will be recommended to you by other parents, so it’s always good to ask around for some opinions and feedback.

To find a review on a St Albans Nursery, visit Day Nurseries website for parents reviews.

Your own first impressions are important too. Do you feel the nursery has a warm and welcoming atmosphere? Do the children look happy and fully-occupied? Is it clean and safe, does it have good resources?

We pride ourself on being one of the best nurseries in St Albans. An outstanding provider of day care, we’re dedicated to ensuring your child is happy while in our care.