We offer the highest standards of pre-school care and education. We provide a safe, happy and stimulating environment where your child will be given plenty of opportunities to develop to their full potential at their own pace. We are registered for children aged 2-5 years. Children typically stay with us until they are old enough to start reception class in primary school thus offering both pre-school and nursery provision.

We are fortunate to have very close links with St Michael’s Primary School and are located next to it. The majority of our children in their nursery year do subsequently move up to the reception class at St Michael’s.

In March 2015 we achieved the Hertfordshire Quality Standard (HQS) award. HQS is a county led scheme that supports childcare providers to improve and develop practice through a process of self-evaluation. Research has shown that children that receive quality early years education are more likely to do better later in their school careers than those that do not. Achievement of the award shows our commitment to provide and constantly improve the quality of early years education at St Michael’s Pre-school.

Testimonials:

We have chosen a selection of parental feedback gathered recently:

“My daughter enjoys her pre-school days so much and we talk about it a lot. Well done to all the staff for creating such a lovely environment for our children.”
“The care/passion and pride you all take in developing our children is a credit to you – I came away from this evening feeling that you all go to extra lengths to provide a safe, nurturing, learning environment at the pre-school. Thank you.”
“I particularly liked the can do and positive attitudes the staff all have when working with the children and the way they have many ways of being positive and making the children think on their own and grow their own minds.”
“We were really grateful for the warm welcome and kindness my child received on her first day on her own at pre-school. It was great to know our child was in safe hands.”
“Overall very satisfied with the settle–in experience and the care and attention of (child’s) key-worker that has been shown towards him – thank you.”
“My child is very happy to come to pre-school and seems to have built up some lovely friendships. We have had a very easy settling in experience, I can’t see how the process can be improved. As always, St Michael’s sets a high standard.”
“All the staff have been lovely, it’s all so new as this is our first child but hope we will get into the swing of things. I felt the staff really listened on our home visit and was very impressed to receive an email from the next day about changing session days to suit us.”
“I feel the pre-school is a lovely welcoming place and the staff have really helped my child.”
“Her confidence, abilities and personality have all been wonderfully nurtured and this is reflected in the fact we feel she is absolutely ready and wanting to go on to the next stage of education – Big school!”
”The warm and welcoming atmosphere that you create makes both children and parents feel very comfortable.”

Registered Charity No: 1102358

Ofsted Registration No: EY272315