We believe children learn best in a safe and positive environment. Children are at the heart of everything 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 parents 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 parents and 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 (July 15th 2022).
If you would like to view the report, please click the button below.
Everyone wants to join us! We are
currently hosting over 40 kids at
Our policies are adopted from the Early Years Alliances and they are updated regulary. Click the button below to view our policies.
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.
"Quite simply the best experience we could have ever wished for from any nursery or pre-school. It has been a real pleasure watching our daughter grow and flourish over the past 2 years at such an astonishing rate, largely we believe due to her time spent with all the wonderful people at Alban Pre-School. The staff couldn't be more caring and intuitive and the whole set up in general just seems to run seamlessly. We always felt so safe and assured that she was being taken such good care of each day and she truly loves going. We wish she could stay forever." Georgie (04/07/23)
"We're so grateful for everything Alban has done for our son. We are amazed at how much his confidence has grown since he started at Alban, and we know that a big reason for that is because he has been so well nurtured by everyone there. Sharon, Val and the team are so patient and understanding with any worries parents have had. 2021 has been a tough year in lots of ways but the fact that our son could carry on coming to his lovely pre-school (& seeing how happy he was to be there) has been a lifeline for us." Cherry (24/08/21)
“Alban is the kind of nursery that any parent can hope to come across when thinking about an early years setting. Not only does it provide a wonderful educational setting for the children to grow and develop, getting them ready for school, but more importantly it creates the most caring, nurturing and kind environment with great value put on the welfare of each child. The garden is a haven for the children, come rain or shine, and I certainly feel that being outside and connecting with nature each day was an incredibly important part of my daughter's development. The staff are incredible and always go above and beyond to make your child feel cared for, safe and looked after. I think every parent who finds Alban feels incredibly lucky because it really is such a special place.” Emma (24/08/21)
"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 pre-school. She thoroughly enjoys going to pre-school 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."