About 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 looking for longer hours without compromising on quality. Inspired by modern Italian design, our Sandpit House setting offers home comforts for children attending full days.  It comprises of four distinct learning environments and a large Mediterranean garden.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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Opening Hours

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday - 8.00am to 5.00pm


9.00am to 5.00pm - Full day session 

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

8.00am to 9.00am - Breakfast club

Children attend a minimum of three sessions per week during the term time. We run an optional holiday club, exclusively for children at Mount Carmel Kindergarten. Parents can book the holiday club on an ad hoc basis or as part of their child's yearly plan.

Note, the nursery school is closed on Bank Holidays.

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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