About us

Marshalswick Pre-School and Nursery has been successfully serving the local community for the last twenty years. We have a large bright main hall and a small room where we have our small group times, and a lovely garden which is available throughout the session. We are licensed to take children from two years of age until they are ready to start primary school. There are places for up to 32 children who follow the play-based Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.

"Staff provide a nurturing and calm atmosphere for the children." Ofsted 2019

Register your interest

Please complete this Register Interest Form and drop it into us at:
Marshalswick Pre-School and Nursery,
Marshalswick Community Centre,
The Ridgeway,
St Albans,
Al4 9TU.

Our Staff

Marshalswick Pre-School and Nursery staff are well trained, experienced educators and are committed to providing high level of care and learning to all the children. All staff are qualified to Level 3 or above and continually access new training and participate in new initiatives. Staff are trained first aiders. All staff have had an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and have signed up for the ongoing update service. All staff and volunteers are aware of our safeguarding procedures and receive regular training and updates.

Latest Ofsted

An inspection by Ofsted on 12 February 2019 found the quality and standards of provision to be good. At MPS we will endeavour to make your child’s time here a happy and enjoyable one. We understand the importance of keeping our children motivated in their learning.
Ofsted Inspection Report 2019

"Children behave well at the pre-school. Staff provide them with positive praise and act as strong role models for them. Children listen well and follow the instructions they are given." Ofsted 2019

Opening times

Term time only
Monday - Friday
8.30 - 9.00 am: Breakfast Club (pre-book)
9.00 - 12.00 pm: Pre-School and Nursery Session Time (as normal)
12.00 -1.00 pm: Lunch Club (followed by activities)

Monday and Friday
1.00 - 3.00pm: Extended Day (extended learning of our weekly topics/re-cap of our morning session)

Use your 2 year, 3 year and 4 year funding entitlement of 15 or 30 hrs free education and childcare for these sessions. We also accept Childcare vouchers. Currently registered with Computer Share, Edenred and Sodexo. If you are using another provider please email us and we can arrange for this to be set up before September.

Clubs

Breakfast Club (Monday – Friday from 8.30 am)
Breakfast must be booked at least one day in advance. Please let Saira know when you wish for your child to attend, payments can be made directly to Saira or invoiced accordingly.

Lunch Club (available Monday – Friday until 1pm)
This can be booked in advance for the whole term or on the day for occasional use. Your own packed lunch is required.

Funded Places

15 and 30 hours funded places available.
Please email the nursery for more details marshalswickpreschool@gmail.com

Uniform

Uniforms are available for the children as this is a lovely way for them to feel part of Marshalswick Pre-School and Nursery.

“Parents speak very highly about the staff and the activities and games provided for their children.” Ofsted 2017