About Kinder Lodge

Private education for the Early Years.  Preparing children for the transition to school by developing independence, confidence and a love of learning. Kinder Lodge offers flexibility to parents with half or full day sessions available.read more

Kinder Lodge was opened in 2000 in the outstanding greenbelt surroundings of Verulam Playing Fields.  Our purpose built Norwegian Log cabin was inspired by fairytales like Hansel and Gretel as we wanted somewhere magical and inspiring for children to learn. 

It is divided into four learning areas and has a large garden. In addition to our nursery facilities we have exclusive use of the field and woodland area for county walks and sports activities. The site benefits from a large car park for parent parking.

Click on the links below to discover more about what happens during a typical day at Kinder Lodge together with information about admissions, fees and opening hours.

Are you looking for a children's nursery in Harpenden or Wheathampsted? Many of our families travel from outside of the St Albans area to attend our nursery school because of our unique approach, flexible attendance and outstanding facilities.

Every parent wants their child to have the best possible start in life and the best experiences before they head off to primary school. Those formative years when a child attends day care are vital in the early development of a child. If those years are care free but structured, happy and productive years then a child is more likely to enjoy and excel at school.

Providing daycare provision for children aged 2-5 years old, the happiness and development of your child is our key concern, which is why we’ve created a friendly, happy and creative environment in which each individual child can flourish.

If you’re looking for a children’s nursery in Wheathampsted, Harpenden or the surrounding areas then look to Mount Carmel Kindergarten. Based in St Albans, our nursery will offer everything you’ve been looking for in a pre-school education and day care centre.

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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Opening Hours

Monday to Friday - 8.00am to 5.00pm


9.00am - 12.45pm - Morning session (available to 3 to 4 year olds)

1.15.pm - 4.00pm - Afternoon session (available to 2 to 3 year olds)

9.00am - 4.00pm - Full day session (available to both age groups)

We also offer wrap around care should parents require an extended session.

8.00am - 9.00am - Breakfast club

4.00pm - 5.00pm - Extended session

Term Dates

Spring Term 2020

Monday 6th January to Friday 3rd April

February Half Term Holiday Club – Monday 17th February to Friday 21st February

Easter Holiday Club - Monday 6th April to Friday 17th April

Summer Term 2020

Monday 20th April to Friday 17th July

May Half Term Holiday Club – Monday 25th May to Friday 29th May

Summer Holiday Club - Monday 27th July to Friday 21st August

Autumn Term 2020 

Monday 7th September to Friday 18th December

October Half Term Holiday Club - Monday 26th October to Friday 30th October

Christmas Holiday Club - Monday 29th December to Thursday 31st December

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