The King’s St Alban’s Nursery, opened in September 2019, offers an exciting and outstanding, city centre pre-school, private nursery provision to children aged two to four, and an oasis of calm and tranquillity.
The Nursery at King’s St Alban’s is the second to operate under the King’s umbrella of schools, working alongside the well-established and successful Nursery at King’s Hawford. This allows us to offer parents the choice of two Nurseries, one in the city centre, and one in a rural location on the outskirts of the city.
What makes the King’s St Alban’s Nursery so special?
A teacher-led Nursery
A team of dedicated and nurturing Nursery staff work closely with our Early Years Foundation Stage teaching team to offer an exciting and varied range of activities and to ensure that children of pre-school age are prepared for their transition to school, socially, emotionally, and academically.
Outstanding Early Years facilities
Children enjoy our extensive indoor and outdoor facilities, which include a Forest School, a stunning multi-purpose hall, a spacious outdoor garden/learning area, and a charming Early Years library.
Full time provision to support working families
The Nursery operates between 7.45am and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday throughout the year. Places are limited to ensure small class sizes.
It is our intention that children feel settled and happy from the start. All children are greeted warmly on arrival and encouraged to participate in a variety of activities.
The Journey through Nursery
Our Nursery is split into two class of children in the Nursery:
- Cygnets – Ages 2 and 3
- Swans – Ages 3 and 4
Our Cygnet class is the start of the King’s Foundation education journey for many children. Children can start in Cygnets immediately after their second birthday. Starting school is an exciting milestone in a child’s life. We want the children to be excited about their time spent with us as we know that happy children thrive. To ensure a smooth transition from home to school, close home / school links are considered essential.
We offer induction visits to ensure children are able to meet the staff in Cygnets and get to know them before they start. A development profile is completed and all aspects of nursery life can be discussed in an informal, relaxed manner.
It is our intention that children feel settled and happy from the start. All children are greeted warmly on arrival and encouraged to participate in a variety of activities. All children are allocated a key member of staff known as the Key Person.
Pupils move into Swans the year before they start school. This class builds on the foundations of Cygnet and helps to prepare children for their transition to Reception the following year. Children are encouraged to attend at least three mornings each week. Ideally, most of this group will be attending for several full days per week by the end of the summer term. As in N1, each child will have an allocated Key Person.
Private nursery care includes the option of full- and half-day sessions. We operate between the hours of 7.45am and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday, 51 weeks of the year. We close for one week between Christmas and New Year, and we are also closed on bank holidays.
We have a limited number of places for children requiring term-time only care.
King's St Alban's Nursery FAQs
What hours do you operate?
We offer a full-time provision from 7.45am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday, throughout the year to provide full support for working families.
What age can children join the nursery?
Children can join us from the age of two. We don’t anticipate all children will be potty trained at this stage and we will support with any transition.
What is included within the fee?
The fee will be inclusive of everything that children will need at the Nursery and will cover all meals, snacks, wipes, and even outdoor, waterproof clothing.
Do nursery children wear a uniform?
Yes, children need to wear a uniform. This can be purchased through Schooltogs. Alternatively, we run second-hand uniform sales throughout the year.
Do you accept childcare vouchers?
Yes, we will accept childcare vouchers and payments made through child tax accounts – these payments will be used for care of the child.
Find out more
We would be more than happy to welcome you for a private tour, when you will be able to see our facilities, meet key members of staff, and find out more about our Nursery provision.