Home from Home Day Nursery is a day care facility and early educational pre-school setting for up to 48 children aged between 3 months and 5 years and is situated close to the centre of St.Albans in a private set back area within its own car park facility.
The setting opens from 7.15am to 7.00pm all year round except for weekends and public holidays. On Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve we close at 12o'clock midday.
The setting was founded in 1989 by Linda Collins who directs and manages with a team of highly skilled professionals. The setting is based around one large purpose built house and is surrounded by three outdoor areas. Children are drawn mainly from the city of St.Albans, but some come from smaller surrounding towns. Most parents/carers are employed in the professions, but the setting population includes a wide socioeconomic mix.
We aim to develop the full potential of each child. We are proud of our academic record, are renowned for drama social interactions and our reputation for a friendly and homely environment. At our last Ofsted Inspection we achieved 'outstanding' in all areas of care and early education, and the setting holds the Hertfordshire Quality Standards Accreditation award.
“The setting is very aware of the individual needs of all children, they recognise that children learn in different ways, activities and routines are adapted to ensure children feel valued and can take responsibility for their own play and actions. Practitioners work with parents/carers to meet young children’s home routines; babies sleep when they need to, the setting routine is adapted to meet their needs” – Ofsted