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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 o...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

We have our own purpose built Norwegian log cabin divided into four activity rooms and a large all weather garden.  Our green belt location 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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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.