At Marshalswick Pre-School and Nursery we provide child care to the local communities of Jersey Farm, Smallford, Bernards Heath, Sandridge and St Albans and have been for the last twenty years. We have a large bright main hall and a small room where we have our small group time, in addition there is 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
Our staff are well trained, experienced educators and are committed to providing a high level of care and learning for all the children. All staff are qualified to Level 3 or above and continually access new training and participate in new initiatives. All staff have had an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and have signed up for the ongoing update service. Staff are trained first aiders and all staff and volunteers are aware of our safeguarding procedures and receive regular training and updates.
Ofsted found the quality and standards of provision to be good (inspection date 12 February 2019). At MPS we 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. Read more Ofsted quotes
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
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.
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.
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