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Welcome

Mount Carmel Kindergarten provides pre-school education for children in the two years prior to starting primary school.read more

Most children join us in the term after their second birthday. Parents can choose between term time or full year attendance or a combination of the two.

Our uniquely planned environment and challenging curriculum provides children with the bridge between a home or day care setting and school equipping children with the skills and attitudes needed to make a successful transition into reception class.

Both our schools are situated 200 metres apart in leafy Sandpit Lane, St Albans. Kinder Lodge is a spacious Norwegian Log cabin,  set within the playing fields next to the Oaklands Grange Development. Sandpit House is a bespoke homestyle setting close to the Wick nature reserve.

Mount Carmel is very highly regarded in the local community and is one of St Albans most recommended nursery schools. Part of our success is that we value parents as the primary educators of their children and work closely together to ensure the best possible outcomes for every child.

We also have an excellent reputation among both private and state primary schools in preparing children well for the next stage of their educational journey.

You are most welcome to visit us to discover for yourself why Mount Carmel Kindergarten has been loved by families since 1985.

Contact us on 01727 838480 or email info@mount-carmel.co.uk

Locations

Kinder Lodge

Kinder Lodge was opened in 2000 in the outstanding greenbelt surroundings of Verulam Playing Fields, next to the Oaklands Grange development. &n...read more

Sandpit House

Inspired by Italian design, our Sandpit House setting offers a homely environment set on two levels.  It comprises of four distinct learnin...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

★★★★★
Mount Carmel has been wonderful for my son, he throughly enjoys his time there and I always feel secure knowing he is safe and well cared for.
Laura O
★★★★★
Amazing place with caring staff. My son truly enjoys attending the nursery and my wife and I cannot be happier than we are with the care and the level of attention he receives daily.
Fabio G
★★★★★
I have now had 3 children attend Mount Carmel over the last 10 years and the experience on each occasion has been excellent. They give your children the best possible start to their education in a safe and caring environment. I would strongly recommend Mount Carmel to anyone.
Adam H
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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
★★★★★
We are extremely happy - love Mount Carmel, very professional, great with children and loved the Nativity. Love the new centre, Sandpit House. The Family App is great. A wonderful community.
Robert C
★★★★★
The indoor and outdoor spaces are great, enough activities to keep the children entertained while learning. The staff is very supportive. Thank you for taking such good care of our child, she looks happy so we are happy.
A H
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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 ourselves 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.