40 Years of Busy Bees

WELCOME TO MONTESSORI

Nursery in
St Albans

Rated Outstanding by Ofsted

6 Reviews

Busy Bees

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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01727 833 980

Opening Times:

From 07:00 to 18:15 Mon - Fri

Are you looking for an exceptional nursery in St Albans that fosters a love of learning? Montessori by Busy Bees St Albans Hatfield Road, a double Ofsted-rated outstanding childcare provider, welcomes children aged 0-5 years on a journey of discovery. 

Our philosophy is rooted in the Montessori theory, where self-directed learning, independent exploration, and collaborative play take centre stage. Children are empowered to make choices within thoughtfully prepared environments, igniting their curiosity and allowing them to develop their knowledge of the world at their own pace. 

We have bright and spacious rooms specifically designed for each age group, ensuring a stimulating and nurturing environment. Our extensive garden area provides a wonderful space for outdoor exploration and play, where children can connect with nature and develop their gross motor skills. 

Ready to see the magic for yourself? Book a visit today and discover how Montessori by Busy Bees St Albans Hatfield Road can nurture your child's full potential. 

Interested in learning more about our nursery in St Albans? You can find everything you need to know in our Parent Pack. 

Pebble flexible childcare at St Albans Hatfield Road Nursery

We understand that parents and carers lead busy lives, and we want to do everything possible to help. That’s why St Albans Hatfield Road Nursery offers the flexibility of booking additional sessions for when you need them.​ Find out more about our nursery session booking app, Pebble.

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Busy Bees

St Albans Hatfield Road Nursery

601a Hatfield Road

Smallford

St. Albans

Hertfordshire

AL4 0HL

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Ramesh Assadi - Centre Director

Ramesh Assadi

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at St Albans Hatfield Road Nursery

Here's a snapshot of just some of the wonderful facilities we offer at our Day Nursery in St Albans. Click on each facility to find out more.

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Car Parking
We offer ample parking on-site for your safety and convenience.

Buggy store
A safe place to store your pram while visiting the nursery.

CCTV
Our nursery is fitted with CCTV for the safety and security of our team and the children in our care.

Secure Access
Our entrance ways are fitted with an intercom system and all access points are safe and secure.

Nappies and Wipes inclusive
Fees are all-inclusive to include nappies and wipes.

Formula Milk provided
Fees are inclusive to include formula milk if required.

Meals and Snacks Provided
All meals, drinks and snacks are prepared on-site by our chef and are NHS accredited.

Outdoor Facilities
Our outdoor environment offers space to explore and take safe risks with the support of our team, aiding child development.

Sensory Room
Our Sensory Room is a relaxing space providing a unique sensory experience with activities and equipment to explore, engaging and stimulating children’s senses.

Parent Room
Our parent room is a dedicated safe space for us to get to know your family and you to speak in confidence with our nursery team about your child's nursery life.

Smart Board
Our Interactive Smart Board is used daily to bring learning to life and provides children with a hands-on approach with technology.

Funded Childcare
We offer government funded places for children aged 2 to 4 years, please speak to the Centre Director for more information.

Teacher
We have a fully qualified Teacher in our pre-school room who delivers exciting learning opportunities, whilst ensuring statutory and legal welfare requirements are met for every child.

Foundation Class
The foundation class nurtures each child's natural curiosity within a structured framework providing pre-school children with an early introduction to school life.

ParentZone
We keep families informed through ParentZone, an online learning journal platform, which can be accessed via a smartphone app.

UP
Exclusive to Busy Bees, UP is a learning and development app used by educators in our nursery and parents at home. Search ‘UP by Busy Bees’ on the app store to find out more.

Book Extra Sessions Online
We offer online booking for extra ad-hoc sessions at this nursery with Pebble.

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Food at St Albans Hatfield Road Nursery

Children need nutritious food to get them through busy days. At our St Albans Montessori nursery, we provide snacks, meals, and drinks for your child during their day with us, all of which are included in your nursery fees. 

Delicious and packed with all the natural goodness growing children need, our seasonal menus are NHS-accredited and are prepared with locally sourced ingredients. They're prepared on-site by our trained nursery chef, who would be happy to accommodate any dietary requirements or allergies, simply speak to your Centre Director to find out more. 

On a typical day at Busy Bees, your child might enjoy: 

Breakfast 

Fresh fruit with a selection of cereal or porridge.  

Morning Snack 

Fresh fruit with wholemeal toast or baked goods, served with a cup of milk or water. 

Lunch 

Cowboy pie or vegetable cowboy pie, served with sweetcorn, followed by fruity flapjack for dessert. Served with a cup of water.  

Early Evening Snack 

Mixed potato wedges with Indian roast tomato dip and satsuma smiles for dessert. Served with a cup of water.  

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Our Fees

We believe in an open and transparent approach to nursery fees. Click the button below for weekly, daily, and session rates for our exceptional childcare.

Did you know Busy Bees also offers government-funded childcare? If eligible, you could be entitled to up to 570 or 1140 hours of funded childcare, depending on your eligibility and your child's age, each year for your child. Find out more on our 'Funding Options' page. Or alternatively, speak to your Centre Director to learn more.

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Preparing for School

In order to best prepare the children for the next big chapter of their lives, Busy Bees do all that they can to support and celebrate the transition. All of the planned activities and experiences which take place within our Montessori Nursery in St Albans are designed to provide a foundation of skills that will help them grow in becoming confident and capable learners.

Learn more about how we support the journey from nursery to school by taking a look at our "My Journey to School Tracker". To read more and learn about the other ways our expert team supports the transition to school level, take a look at our Starting School page.

Montessori Nursery St Albans Location

Conveniently located on Hatfield Road, Montessori by Busy Bees St Albans offers an ideal setting for families seeking quality early years education.  

Just a quick 5-minute drive from the A1(M) junction 3, it's perfectly positioned for commuting parents, ensuring a smooth transition between home and nursery. With on site parking available, drop-offs and pickups are hassle-free, catering to the needs of busy families. 

Situated within a 10-minute drive from both the bustling centres of St Albans and Hatfield, the nursery provides easy access to a range of amenities and activities, enriching the learning experience for young children.  

For families relying on public transportation, a nearby bus stop at Smallford Roundabout serves multiple routes, further enhancing accessibility to the nursery. 

 

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Book a Tour

Our friendly, expert team of staff are always happy to welcome you and your child for a tour of the facilities on offer at our nursery in St Albans. Book a visit today to arrange a personal tour to see Montessori Nursery St Albans for yourself.

Reviews

Gizelle S.

15/04/2024

"Always friendly and helpful staff. Enjoy getting daily updates of what the little one is up to."


Yueyue L.

05/01/2024

"Really happy and friendly nursery. Love all the staffs"


Samantha B.

13/09/2022

"Excellent, all the staff are great as are the facilities. Both my girls have loved their time here, so much so that my eldest who has just started reception wants to pop in and see everyone when we pick our youngest up. "


Celia R.

19/04/2022

"I cannot rate it highly enough. Absolutely love the nursery, the management, the admin team and the care my son gets here. Outstanding nursery. "


Anna C.

02/03/2022

"Love the team at Hatfield Road they are all so welcoming and loving. My Daughter absolutely loves coming to nursery and is thriving with it too. "