Welcome to our newest location near St. Albans Abbey Station

with parking, making drop off and pick up convenient for busy parents

Welcome to our newest location near St. Albans Abbey Station

with parking, making drop off and pick up convenient for busy parents

77 Holywell Hill, St Albans,
Hertfordshire AL1 1HF

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Just Minutes Away From All The Conveniences Parents Depend On

Grocery stores, restaurants, parks, and cinema are just minutes away, making errands and family fun easy and convenient after pick up. 

Spacious Play Areas Allow Children The Freedom To Exercise Bodies and Minds

Play allows children to develop their imagination, ability, and physical strength. That’s why our play areas are well equipped with a variety of games and materials for children to explore and interact with each other and the world around them.

We Accept Enrollees Ages 6 Months to 4 Years-Old

At St. Albans you will find our Butterflies, aged 6 to 12 months and Turtles, aged 12 to 18 months. Our Parrots are 18 to 30 months, and Lions are 30 months to 60 months. We care for them and help them become independent, intelligent young people that are ready to take on the world with confidence.

We’re Open Monday to Friday from 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Our sessions comprise your choice between part-time or full-time discounted care. Morning sessions run from 8:00am to 1:00pm and 8am:6pm. Children can be dropped off and picked up anytime within their relevant session time. Fees are charged in advance every month.

Siblings discounts Are
Our Gift to You

Existing parents/carers enrolled with us can receive a £100.00 discount by making a recommendation to family, friends, or others, including via social media post, provided the new child goes on to register with us and attend the minimum number of sessions required for their age group.

Make a recommendation and receive a £100.00 discount

Existing parents/carers enrolled with us can receive a £100.00 discount by making a recommendation to family, friends, or others, including via social media post, provided the new child goes on to register with us and attend the minimum number of sessions required for their age group.

Clean And Tidy Spaces Promote Order And Support Health

Professional cleaners visit our classrooms regularly to disinfect, sanitize, and clean commonly touched surfaces and more to prevent the children and staff from becoming ill and to keep our play and work areas neat and tidy.

Safety Is Among Our Top Priorities So We Can Focus On What Matters

Surveillance cameras, limited access, and entry, and thorough police checks on all our staff members ensure we keep our promise of safety so parents can have peace of mind when they entrust their child in our care.

MEAB Report

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Our Edgware Nursery was recently re-accredited by the Montessori Evaluation and Accreditation Board. Here are a few highlights from our school accreditation report from the Montessori Evaluation and Accreditation Board for our Edgware nursery:
  • “During the work cycle the children have the freedom to work individually, with a friend or in small groups. They happily share books, building blocks and some of the Montessori resources. They treat each other with kindness.”
  • “Staff members work in close partnership with parents to foster independence at home and thus ensure continuity of provision.”
  • “The owner and manager work closely alongside their team to support children’s learning and development, to ensure that partnerships with parents are meaningful and that liaison with other agencies is effective.”
  • “The children display high levels of self-esteem. They are confident when talking to each other, to the adults in the room and with visitors.”
  • “The parents feel involved in their child’s educational journey and the children benefit from continuity of learning and approach between home and nursery.”
  • “Children are encouraged to follow and complete their own cycles of activity both in and outdoors. They are partners in the upkeep of their learning environment.”
  • “The quality of care delivered at Fountain Montessori Pre-School is high. The team aims to deliver care and education in line with the EYFS Framework and Montessori practice and philosophy”
  • “There is a good flow of information between home and pre-school via individual link books, informal conversations during drop off and pick up times, and through the web-based system, parent meetings and reports.”
  • “The team at Fountain Montessori Pre-School is committed to the well-being of the children in their care.”

OFSTED Report

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We are proud to say that Fountain Montessori has been has graded “Good” in all areas by the Office of Standards in Education (Ofsted) and have also been re-accredited by the Montessori Evaluation and Accreditation Board.

Below are few key highlights from our Ofsted report:

  • “Children confidently explore the learning opportunities available and make independent choices about their play. For example, they enjoy engaging in role play activities as they dress up, use puppets for stories, and explore play dough.”
  • “Management and staff understand their responsibilities to protect children and know the procedures to follow to keep them safe.”
  • “…all children are developing good communication and language skills; they are articulate and confident during their play and interactions with both peers and adults.”
  • “Staff help children to develop a good understanding of the diverse community in their locality.”
  • “The staff work well with parents, for example, they offer them practical information detailing simple activities to try at home.”
  • “Staff use positive encouragement and praise to promote good behaviour, thereby increasing children’s confidence and self-esteem. “
  • “Leaders demonstrate a strong commitment to promoting a good quality provision. They have met all previous recommendations, which have had a good impact on the learning experiences they offer.”
  • “Staff demonstrate a secure knowledge of how children learn and develop. They provide a good range of activities and adapt the learning environment based on children’s interests and varying levels of development.”

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