Mount Carmel Kindergarten

Verulam Playing Fields, 100a Sandpit Lane, St Albans AL4 0BX

Mount Carmel Kindergarten, St Albans, Hertfordshire
Mount Carmel Kindergarten, St Albans, Hertfordshire
Mount Carmel Kindergarten, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Mount Carmel Kindergarten is a leading nursery school in St Albans, combining preschool education and day care facilities to children aged two years and above.

This nursery school is set in it's own purpose-built Norwegian log cabin and located in beautiful green belt countryside. It offers children four distinct activity rooms and a spacious all-weather garden to ignite their curiosity and develop a love of learning.

Mount Carmel Kindergarten has developed its own "carousel" method of teaching, providing children with a balance of structure and choice and ensuring that all their educational needs are met. The highly qualified staff offer children a balance of fun, exploration and challenging activities including weekly country walks and cooking as well as Christmas Nativity plays and summer sports days.   

Morning, afternoon or flexible all day sessions are available to children aged two to five years during term time. Holiday clubs are also available to parents, run by Mount Carmel staff for Mount Carmel children.

Mount Carmel Kindergarten has excellent links with local primary schools in St Albans, Harpenden and the surrounding area including St Albans High School, Habasdashas, Aldwickbury and St Columbus.

Owner: Lucia Federici

Person in charge: Lucia Federici (Principal)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 15

Service Offered: Nursery School (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 50

Age Range: from 2 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Never

Admission Information: Flexible attendance

Languages Spoken (other than English): French, Italian, Polish

Vacancies

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Reviews

10 Mount Carmel Kindergarten has a Review Score of 10 (9.973)

The Review Score of 10 (maximum of 10) for Mount Carmel Kindergarten is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 63 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Mount Carmel Kindergarten in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 32 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.973 for Mount Carmel Kindergarten is calculated as follows: ( (733 Excellents x 5) + (16 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 751 Ratings = 4.973

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    The 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Mount Carmel Kindergarten is based on 32 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 10 positive Reviews (50 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 32 Reviews ÷ 10 Target Reached = 1

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    63
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
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  • Very Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    62
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
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  • Unlikely
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Reviewer Connection to Mount Carmel Kindergarten

  • Mother of Child
    48
  • Father of Child
    12
  • Grandmother of Child
    3

My daughter loves the nursery and the teachers. She loves going in and always has a great time. I feel totally relaxed knowing she is in safe hands and is well looked after.
It's a great nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

A lovely, lovely nursery. We've been delighted with the provision for our daughter and are sad to be moving on. However, we know that she will be very well prepared for reception in September. I'd definitely recommend Mount Carmel to other parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Fantastic nursery, superb organisation and delightful staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

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 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Great nursery, our son has thoroughly enjoyed his first year there, they have helped him immeasurably in his first year, helping him to make friends and we are looking forward to him enjoying his second year there. The Staff are communicative and supportive and there is a real community feel to the place, it is clean and has great facilities.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

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 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Mount Carmel is a wonderful nurturing place. Highly recommend.
Wonderful teachers and cannot fault a thing.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

This is, put simply, one of the best nurseries in the country. Their teachers offer a wealth of knowledge and experience to parents/carers for both academic and personal development alike. A family runs this nursery and the staff and pupils are simply an extension of that. What we really like is that they fully support the children to become confident and independent. This is imperative if our pre-schoolers are to make an easy transition into primary school. I can’t fault them. All the children's key developments are logged, in line with the nursery standards, most of it dated with evidence which parents are able to view via a phone application. The learning platform enables parents and staff alike to make comments and communicate about the children’s learning directly and in a timely fashion. This nursery is at the forefront of technology, they video keys events and write weekly blogs aimed at keeping parents informed of all the otherwise precious moments we would miss.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our son has just completed a year at Mount Carmel Kindergarten in the afternoon group - children aged 2-3. His class and both teachers/leaders have been consistent throughout the year which has really helped him to settle and thrive. The children start in the same room each day and they have a 'carousel' approach - the children move around the nursery in their group and with their teachers into the art room or the large gym or into the large outdoor play garden. The welcome at the door from the nursery manager each day is always bright and cheerful and parents are welcomed in to accompany their child into the room - this has also helped our child settle more quickly. Our child has made many friends and loves counting and recognising colours and his name. We receive feedback after every session and we love Tapestry - an online password protected learning journey with photos. Overall - friendly and professional. One of the best, if not the best, in St Albans in our opinion.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My middle son is currently attending Mount Carmel Kindergarten. His older brother went there 3 years ago and there is no question that his younger brother will go there in 3 years time! It's an absolutely wonderful nursery and I couldn't fault it in any way, both my boys have absolutely loved it! Everything from sports day to graduation and all the ordinary days in between is done with so much thought and care it's touching. The classes are small which is lovely and the teachers really get to know each child individually. Mount Carmel really know what they're doing when it comes to settling in, both my boys settled really quickly despite having never been left with anyone before. I also think the whole set up of the nursery is amazing for preparing children for school. My eldest is a July birthday but had absolutely no problems when starting school unlike many other summer born boys in his class who really struggled. It's an amazing nursery and I couldn't recommend it more highly.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son loves Mount Carmel and so do I. He came to the nursery in the pre-school year and from day one, despite being quite shy, was happily leaving me at the door to join in. He comes out each day keen to tell and show me what he gets up to.

Children are supported by a staff who are all friendly, welcoming, and genuinely interested in the individual children. It feels like an extended family.

From phonics to cooking and country walks, the activities here are stimulating, and hold the children's attention well. He has flourished in their care in all areas; confidence in speaking in groups has grown, his numeracy and literacy have come on leaps and bounds with 1:1 attention. Yet his main focus is the playing!

Preparation for school is faultless - small details like moving classrooms for different activities and encouraging children to become independent in zipping coats up all combine to ensure that children have a good start and are confident to move on to reception class.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Mount Carmel is a wonderful, warm and welcoming environment. My son has loved every session there and I wouldn't consider anywhere else for my second son. The facilities are excellent and the staff genuinely care about the children, which comes across in everything they do. I love the carousel system which keeps the children interested and stimulated. The outdoor space is fantastic and so is the experience level of staff who take the time to really get to know each child individually. My son has absolutely flourished in their care and I love how happy he is in there.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Mount Carmel Kindergarten is an outstanding nursery with so many opportunities for pre-school children to learn and develop in. Children are able to move around the nursery doing different activities in different rooms with excellent indoor and outdoor facilities to use and explore all year round. The staff are exceptional, friendly, enthusiastic and a credit to the establishment. My two children have loved every second here over the last 4 years. 5*.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

A wonderful nurturing nursery where my son has flourished. I just hope his new school can meet the extremely high standards that Mount Carmel Kindergarten has set. I would make sure any new parents have Mount Carmel Kindergarten as top of their list when looking for a nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My eldest child started at Mount Carmel in September 2013, my second child is currently at Mount Carmel and my third child is due to start in October this year. From the time I first visited the nursery, I have been very impressed. They have a fantastic structure to the early year's education they offer. All the staff are incredibly attentive to every child, always very welcoming of every child on arrival.

The children all tend to settle in straight into an activity on arrival. They move rooms depending on the learning they are doing which is great to stimulate different types of learning. My children have always come home feeling energised by their day. The outdoor facilities they have are also fantastic. They have prepared my first two children superbly for school and developed in them, a great appetite for learning.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Mount Carmel has brought out the very best in my son. Through their 'nurture first' approach, focussing primarily on children's happiness and encouraging them to learn through curiosity and play.
Every aspect of the nursery is brilliantly run, from the kind and skilled staff they employ to the carefully crafted carousel setting, where children move around different classes doing varied activities.
My son was once very shy and I found the teachers really took the time to give him the appropriate nurturing to allow him to flourish.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both of my children have thrived and been well cared for at Mount Carmel Kindergarten. The staff are wonderful and the preparation for school is excellent. I cannot recommend them enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My grandaughter has attended this nursery for more than two years. The staff are excellent with the children and the management is outstanding. This nursery is highly organised and always immaculate at all times. I am thoroughly amazed at the level of learning, my grandaughter's ability to patiently listen and learn is superb, all since attending nursery. She has formed a wonderful circle of friends which such lovely, polite children highly recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has been attending Mount Carmel for two years.The progress may daughter has made is outstanding. Her confidence and communication along with the ability to listen and learn. They constantly plan different activities for the children making the environment fun and exciting. This family run business feels like a family a second home. My daughter loves attending and I can view what she gets up to on Tapestry and reading her weekly blog. The grounds are immaculate and the staff are excellent and professional.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

All three of my children has attended Mount Carmel Kindergarten and all have loved it. It is a truly caring environment, giving each child the opportunity to develop and grow. The structured day means my son knows what to expect and prepares him for his 'big school'. After our first child attended, there was never any doubt the others would too.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

After thorough research of the nurseries in St Albans, I decided to send our children to Mount Carmel. I cannot recommend Mount Carmel highly enough. I would summarise my reasons for this as follow:

1. The facilities are purpose built in a beautiful green area. They are perfectly suited to the needs of the children;
2. The staff are incredibly helpful, caring, friendly and experienced. They are always happy to help and assist with expert educational guidance whenever needed;
3. Regular updates with weekly blogs, newsletters, parent consultations, action photos and individual reports via Tapestry;
4. The nursery is brilliantly managed and organised, with structured activities provided throughout the week. If you require, extra private tuition is also available, which can be very useful for private school entrance test preparation; and
5. Most importantly, the children at Mount Carmel are genuinely happy and their potential and talents are encouraged, stimulated and nurtured.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our daughter has attended Mount Carmel Kindergarten since September 2015 and not a day has passed when she hasn't been excited to return. We couldn't have wished for a better start for her! The staff are extremely caring and provide a friendly and nurturing environment. Communication is excellent with regular updates via Tapestry. I would not hesitate in recommending Mount Carmel Kindergarten.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Sending my second child to Mount Carmel was an easy decision for me. I was originally recommended Mount Carmel by several mums at a local toddler group and I have never looked back. Both my children have learnt so much and blossomed as children, and as a parent who works in London, it is reassuring to know my child is happy and having plenty of fun and stimulation. What stood out for me particularly when choosing a nursery was how Mount Carmel had structured adult led learning as well as free play, so all children would come home with an activity. This was important to me as other nurseries I looked at lacked any kind of structure.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Mount Carmel Kindergarten is a fantastic nursery. My second child, who is currently attending, absolutely loves going. There is a warm, friendly environment and a lot of stimulating activities for him. He especially likes the cooking every Friday.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Mount Carmel Kindergarten is absolutely the best daycare....by far! My daughter fell in love with the place on her first visit. They have weekly blogs and newsletters to keep the parents informed of the various activities performed during the week and how well the children enjoyed which is amazing. My daughter's vocabulary and confidence has boosted tremendously since she joined the nursery.

The children are also engaged in various activities to get them prepared for their transition to primary school such as phonics, maths, drawing and handwriting skills. One of the things I love the most is the quiet location of the nursery which is surrounded by green playfields away from the main roads and traffic!! Overall, I cannot recommend this nursery highly enough!!

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Mount Carmel has transformed my shy/nervous son into a confident little man in just three months. The small class sizes and the numerous staff means the children all receive a lot of attention and certainly helps create a family atmosphere.
The work the staff put into each child, preparing them for the giant step to "Big school" certainly shines through. It's outstanding on every level, academically, physically, creatively - every subject. They actually teach boys to sit, listen and enjoy writing - outstanding!
I will certainly be sad to end our journey here when it's time to leave in July 2017.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Amazing place with caring staff. My son truly enjoys attending the nursery and my wife and I cannot be happier than we are with the care and the level of attention he receives daily.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We are delighted with Mount Carmel it is exceptional in every way and this is evident in all the happy, engaged children. It is a great environment for little ones. It is creative, varied and structured all at once. Our little boy has learned lots, built lovely friends and had great fun along the way. Management and teachers have a great rapport with parents- it's an honest dialogue and everything feels open for discussion which is appreciated. My son has loved the arts activities, the ample outdoor play and the engagement with the natural world- pet day and crocus planting especially!

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both my children have attended Mount Carmel Kindergarten from the ages of 2-5. I have attended my youngest sons last Christmas nativity play today which was fantastic. It really is a wonderful place and I will be sad when we leave next year. The staff are kind, helpful and enthusiastic. My son loves baking on a Friday and making soup, bread and sausage rolls are his favourites. Holiday club and extended opening hours have made the return to work easier and the holidays, not such a drama. They particularly love the scooter racing and water play in the summer at holiday club. Communication home is great with weekly blogs and timely reminders about events coming up. The teachers always provide feedback on your child's progress and take time to talk to you. I am looking forward to the sports day and finally the graduation in the summer term. As a local family run nursery with over 30 years experience in childcare, it really is a wonderful place.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Mount Carmel is simply brilliant. Our daughter has been nurtured beautifully and is so happy. She has also learnt a huge amount and gained huge amounts of confidence - nothing could have prepared her for school better. The staff and facilities are both brilliant. There has been lots of fun had in the wonderful (purpose built) garden, as well as in the brilliantly equipped gym and other inside spaces.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both my daughter's have attended Mount Carmel Kindergarten and my son is registered to start the nursery in 2017. It is truly an amazing place with caring staff, brilliant facilities and a fantastic headmistress. Both my daughters were sad to leave nursery as they had made so many friendships and memories at Mount Carmel Kindergarten. There really is no other nursery like it. Each child moves around different structured classrooms, they do country walks, weekly cooking lessons, a nativity play and sports day with an ice cream van! All parents will need tissues on graduation day!

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The nursery is forward thinking adapting and improving all the time. They have done an excellent job getting my son ready for school. His is familiar with his phonics and numeracy. We like tapestry which keeps us up to date with EYES and progress our son is making.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I was and still am impressed by the professionalism, teaching standards and enthusiasm the staff at Mount Carmel have. They give us so much confidence that our kids are safe, happy and stimulated when we leave them at the nursery. We have come to an end of 2 years with Mount Carmel and are very proud of what our child has achieved and how well he is prepared to join primary school. The nursery puts extra effort to be outstanding from using the online system Tapestry to provide us with feedback and development of our child, to bakery sessions, sports day and even a proper graduation with proper mortar hats and certificates.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I have been consistently impressed by the quality of education provided by Mount Carmel. My son and daughter both thrived here and my daughter always welcomes the chance to come back and visit even after going to big school. My son still attends Mount Carmel and enjoys every minute here! There are regular baking, woodland walks and singing sessions. My children love the staff here and so do we!

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter loves Mount Carmel and is disappointed on the days she does not attend. The surroundings and facilitates are fantastic. The staff are nurturing and provide a caring, friendly environment. The wrap around care and holiday club are an added bonus with different themes each week.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Very professionally led nursery, staff and management have great experience. Our children have been very happy there for day one.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Mount Carmel is very welcoming and a very good environment for children, very structured and very nurturing. MCK has been outstanding, we love their activities, staff and facilities. MCK has amazing dedicated long term staff who will put your kids first, enabling them to feel safe as well as stimulating their interests and exposing them to new activities and concepts.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

We moved our daughter to Mount Carmel last year from another day care setting and we are really, really pleased with it. Her confidence has grown and she absolutely loves it. They have done so many interesting things, and each child is treated very much as an individual. Highly recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Mount Carmel is an excellent nursery. The staff are wonderful, caring, friendly and very understanding, always happy to help. The nursery provides lots of exciting activities and every day is different with structure, learning and most of all plenty of fun. It is a secure, friendly and warm environment with lots of very happy children. My daughter has attended the nursery for over a year now and she absolutely loves everything about it. I'm so pleased I chose Mount Carmel and would highly recommend it.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I am so happy that my grandson has thrived at Mount Carmel starting nursery can be such a stressful time for both parents and children but Mount Carmel effortlessly put both my daughter and grandson at ease. As an ex-nursery school teacher I couldn't rate it highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has come on leaps and bounds since he started at Mount Carmel in September 2015. He is so ++++ happy there and thanks to the wonderful staff there he fitted into nursery life quickly and easily. The nursery has a warm, welcoming feel the moment you step in the door. It's immaculate and it's obvious how much pride the staff take in their work we feel so lucky to have found this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I love Mount Carmel Kindergarten, my daughter who does 2 afternoons looks forward to going each week, she loves her teachers and loves telling me what she has done each time she goes. All the staff are lovely and friendly and you are always made to feel welcome. You feel relaxed and at ease leaving your child at Mount Carmel as it has a very homely atmosphere. I would 100% recommend to all my friends and family, it's a wonderful place for any child to start their education.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Outstanding care is provided to my child at Mount Carmel. She attends all day sessions, sometimes when I pick her up in the evening she's the last one there but she is never happy to leave as the staff are always engaged ensuring that she is happy and has someone to play games with. She has become more independent through their nurturing care and she enjoys learning new things which is based on her learning needs. Encouraged but never made to feel that they are under achieving. To sum up a fantastic nursery providing excellent care!

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We are greeted every morning by staff at the door where the children are spoken to and asked how they are and what they are going to be doing during the morning. The best welcome for parent and child in my opinion!

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Very nurturing and caring environment. Professional and appropriate. My little one is very happy here.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My 3 years old daughter settled in so easily from he very first day at Mount Carmel. As a bilingual child who predominately spoke Italian prior to starting nursery, her English improved significantly within weeks of starting at Mount Carmel. They have promoted her independence in many aspects of her daily life and she looks forward to the many diverse activities that are on offer at Mount Carmel every day. We could not recommend Mount Carmel highly enough!

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I have now had 3 children attend Mount Carmel over the last 10 years and the experience on each occasion has been excellent. They give your children the best possible start to their education in a safe and caring environment. I would strongly recommend Mount Carmel to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter enjoys going to nursery very much. She loves wearing the uniforms. The playground is spacious and there are a lot of activities available for the kids to play.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

In my opinion Mount Carmel is an excellent nursery. It is run to a very high standard and is excellently managed. The staff are happy, inspiring, very caring, well trained and professional. The environment is very clean and is purpose built for a children's kindergarten. The activities provided are wide-ranging, very well thought out and educational through excellent play resources/materials and apparatus. The outside space is ideal and stimulating fro children. My children come to learn and have fun there.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

This nursery is really outstanding. My daughter was happy and at ease from day 1 and desperate to go there each day. The mornings are structured so she gets a variety of experience and knows what to be excited about each day e.g. country walk day, show and tell day. The staff are all excellent and know the children really well and adapt to suit their needs. I feel like this nursery is both a magical, fun place for my daughters and also excellent preparation for going to school next year. The communications are excellent too thanks to a fab system called Tapestry and weekly blog.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter started this nursery in September and from the moment we walked through the door myself and daughter were amazed by the welcoming atmosphere and warmth from all the staff. My daughter adores going to nursery and I feel happy leaving her there in the more than capable hands of all the staff. The teachers are amazing and the venue inside and outside is just perfect. Such a special place, we all love it.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Mount Carmel is the best pre-school in Hertfordshire. They really understand the importance of a happy, safe, secure environment which allows the children to develop as individuals. Play and happiness is at the heart of every interaction each member of staff makes with the children. They get the importance of stable, consistent, professional staff members who deliver an outstanding service way beyond other "nurseries". This is a family run business where everyone is passionate about child development. Your children are your most prized possessions. This is the place that they should experience to see them grow and flourish.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son started nursery when he turned three years old and we were worried how well he would settle in as he was home with me before hand. We really didn't need to worry other than being tired, he was happy, talking about his adventures with friends and his teacher. By the third week he cried when it was time to go home! The use of tapestry software is excellent too, you can instantly see what they have been up to and their progress academically. Best nursery in town in my opinion.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Mount Carmel is fantastic nursery and I have sent both of my daughters from the age of two and a half. The staff are superb, friendly and respectful of each child's individual needs. Facilities are great and the focus on learning through play is exploring, offers a great pre-school foundation. I cannot recommend a nursery more highly.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Excellent nursery provision. Outstanding care, staff, activities and facilities. All of my children have been so happy here. Would highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I have sent my children to a different nursery before sending my youngest to Mount Carmel Kindergarten. I was concerned about the move as I was very happy with the nursery my children were at. I shouldn't have been as Mount Carmel is an amazing pre-school. The staff are superb, getting to know the children well and very quickly. The children do lots of different activities including country walks and cooking lessons. The actual nursery/pre school building itself is magical and immaculately presented. My little boy could not be happier with Mount Carmel Kindergarten and neither could I.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our son and now our daughter attended this nursery and we really couldn't be happier. The people are wonderful - friendly, caring and deeply committed to caring for and teaching the children in their care. My daughter loves going there and always has a smile on her face when she arrives and when she leaves. I couldn't recommend this place more highly!

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Mount Carmel provides a warm, friendly environment. It's a home from home. The carers offer a wide range of activities and prepare children well for starting school.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter absolutely enjoys going to Mount Carmel. All staff members are extremely professional and understand each child's needs and have a wonderful approach to children. The fact that all kids are engaged in learning activities and mentored and guided by teachers as they learn. By far the best kindergarten in St Albans.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter loves Mount Carmel, they seem to do such a wide range of different activities and the staff are so lovely. She especially loves the singing in circle time and the cooking on Fridays. We are very happy in having chosen Mount Carmel and would happily recommend it to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I have used 4 different child care providers across two countries and Mount Carmel has the best combination of warmth, care, safety and education that I have seen. My daughter has just started her second term and is learning and growing exceptionally under the support and care provided by Mount Carmel. She loves the activities provided and I feel comfortable that she is always stimulated and exposed to new experiences as well as old routines to help her feel secure. I regularly recommend Mount Carmel to friends and have no hesitation doing so here too.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has been going to this nursery full time, Mon-Fri for quite sometime now.
Each day is different including country walks, show n tell and baking sessions. She really enjoys her art and classroom sessions and is very excited to talk about it at home. The nursery teachers are really caring and our daughter is very fond of every one of them.
They have very well planned holiday clubs which are provided in the same setting but a different environment.
She absolutely loves going there and really enjoys her day. Due to the nature of our jobs we had to move house quite often and this is the 4th nursery she has attended. We can say without hesitation that this is by far the best nursery she has attended and the one she loves the most.

We would definitely recommend the nursery to all of our friends and for our future children!

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My 2 daughters attended Mount Carmel 25 + years ago and now my Grandson, goes there. The love and care is the same now as it was then, even though the nursery is a lot larger. When I first visited the premises (which was new to me) I loved it, a mini school with a fantastic outside play area of off the classrooms, but also the weekly Woodland Walks in the field beyond. The children are all treated with respect and their individual needs are recognised by the staff. They are offered all sorts of opportunities that other nurseries are unable to offer. The way the nursery operates also prepares the children for Infant School - which can be a big shock. My Grandson loves it there and loves the staff. A big bonus is also the holiday camps which are run in each holiday, where they do many fun things with activities geared to the season, but it's in an environment the children are used to. I will be sad when he leaves in July 2016 and look forward to taking my next grandchild there.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Two of my children have attended this nursery and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. The care and attention they receive is second to none. They have a wonderful philosophy to childcare and each child is made to feel special and appreciated, whilst keeping an open communication with parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Love this place. My daughter has always been happy, excited and speaks of the other children so highly. Their activities and visits from various members of the community are inspiring for young children. Their teachers offer a wealth of knowledge and experience to parents/carers for both academic and personal development alike. They are a family run nursery, Italians, well known for their love and compassion for children, especially when my daughter had medical toileting issues for about 7-8 months. Still, it was never an issue and made my life that bit easier - one less thing to worry about. They actively support independence in the children, enabling their transition to primary school that much easier. My daughter always came home and told me about the various tasks she could now do alone, especially now she could put her own coat on and do the zips! I cant fault them, they are professional and capable nursery providers. All the children's key developments are logged, in line with the nursery standards, most of it dated with evidence. I've never once looked back after dropping my daughter off or wondered how she was getting on during the day. When I collect her, she's playful, confident and enjoys her time there. Some of the language she uses astounds me sometimes, not all of that is learnt at home. Also - for those working parents, they offer full days and an entire summer holiday cover known as 'holiday club', each week is themed and packed full of super fun stuff. The nursery have excellent equipment/facilities, bouncy castles, face painting, scooter riding, water play - it's endless. The only problem is... you might not get a place, so enquire as early as possible.

How likely would you be to recommend Mount Carmel Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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