Christchurch, Pennefather Hall
St Albans Rd Barnet EN5 4L
We believe children learn best in a safe and positive environment. Children are at the heart of anything we do, and we belive Children learn at their own pace with the support they need to flourish
To guide and nurture all children in our care towards a love of life learning.
Here at Alban Pre School
We aim to offer a safe, happy place where everyone is known and valued, and where differing needs are acknowledged, accepted and met. We will encourage each child to be independent and develop a sense of responsibility for themselves and respect for others in the community. Through the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and each child’s own interests we will provide a stimulating and challenging range of activities and resources that will engage children and develop their curiosity. With the support and guidance from qualified early year’s professionals we will further develop a positive attitude to learning that will support them through life and help develop their confidence to try new things. We appreciate that parent’s are their children’s first educators and that by working together we have a greater value and can incorporate all aspects of children’s lives, building a strong partnership with not just the parent’s but with the wider community as a whole. This will build on the valuable cultural capital we have in our local community. We will treat and care for your children as if they were our own.
We currently hold an ispection grade outsanding
Everyone wants to join us! We are
currently hosting over 40 kids at
Our policies are adopted from the Early Years Alliances. Updated regulary
We have a large secure gated garden at the rear of the building, where we are able to take our experiences from the inside out.
Is home to children aged from 2 years old and is full with fun and lots to explore.
Children in this room are preparing for the transition to school, children are encouraged to be independent.
Is very popular with children, providing a safe and fun environment for them to explore.
Is home to children aged 2 half to 3 half. Our focus remains on learning through play
We take a regular group of children to interact with elderly members from the chipping Barnet day centre twice a month
“Intergenerational practice is inclusive and builds on the positive resources that younger and older people have to offer each other and those around them.” Beth Johnson Foundation, 2009. (http://www.ageingwellinwales.com/Libraries/Documents/Guide-to-Intergenerational-Practice.pdf)
Every second monday, term time only
We believe in giving children the best possible start to their early education, with highly qualified staff and a vast amount of experience, we will guide your child through a fun, nurturing and stimulating environment.
‘My daughter loved her time at Alban Pre School! Sharon and the team ensured every day was packed full of fun, creative and inspiring activities, all delivered in a supportive, caring and nurturing environment. The garden is a fantastic asset and it’s great that the team encourage the children to get outdoors and play. My daughter was involved in the Intergeneration project which she absolutely loved, she still talks about it! Thank you to the team for making my daughters time at Alban Pre School such a lovely experience.’ Nicola (17/09/20)
"Our son started at Alban Pre-School when he was nearly three. It only took a couple of weeks before he was fully settled in and having a great time. He was loving it so much we increased the time he spent there. A large part of this is down to the staff and the way in which they interact with the children. They provide structured activities but also allow the children to have free play and decide on what they want to do. The garden is also a big plus and I know that the kids love spending lots of time out there. We only have positive experiences to share about the pre-school and are very happy that our younger son will start there in a few months!" Seema (17/09/20)
"Alban Pre-School was a nurturing environment for both my daughters. Sharon and her wonderful team put a lot of care and thought into the children's activities and development. We especially loved that there is a big garden for outdoor play. The sports day and christmas nativity each year are just wonderful and will provide us with fond memories of our children's Pre-School years".
"I am so impressed with how incredibly well Alban Pre-School is managed and run. The staff are extremely polite and caring. The management team keep parents well informed and go above and beyond to ensure that parents have a say in the care of their children and all feedback is welcomed and listened too. I feel valued as a parent and my daughter is treated as an individual and her needs are always met. She is challenged and stimulated at preschool. She thoroughly enjoys going to preschool and has made great connections with all the staff and lovely group of children. I can't thank you enough for all that you do".
"Our son has attended Alban Pre-School for two years and we were drawn to it by how the staff spoke to the children, treating them as individuals. We also love their green garden where they spend most of their days in the summer climbing trees and playing games. We have been very happy with the nursery and look forward to our second son starting this year."