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Kindred Wheathampstead Nursery and Pre-School

Our wonderful nursery is a warm and welcoming environment where our staff are passionate about creating awe and wonder in every moment!




Call us for a chat - 01582 831991

  • We are open from 7:45am to 6:00pm.
  • We offer exceptional childcare and early years education to children aged from 3 months up to 5 years.
  • Highly qualified and experienced team.
  • We have ample parking at our nursery.
  • Home-cooked, nutritious meals cooked onsite.
  • We are proud to be recognised as Good by Ofsted - check out report here.
  • We have impressive, large outdoor gardens with bicycle tracks, allotments and Woodland School activities.

Parent Reviews

  • "We have been so happy with Kindred Wheathampstead Nursery & Pre-school. The staff are wonderful and dedicated to getting the best out of every child in their care. They have worked incredibly hard with my daughter to build her confidence, transform her separation anxiety and continue to support her in any areas she needs further help."

    Genevieve G

  • "Currently have my 1 year old daughter at nursery. They were very flexible and accommodating when we had to push back her place a couple of months due to me finding a new job.
    The staff are amazing, initially, I was really apprehensive about leaving her and worried about how she was going to settle in. I had nothing to worry about, they keep me updated on her and she goes in with a smile every day. She clearly feels happy and safe there as I never have any problem dropping her off. I get pictures of her having fun every day, which I love. They encourage her learning and development through play which is what we wanted.
    On the rare occasions she has been off-colour or unwell, they have called me to let me know and ask me how I want to handle it, using a common sense approach. The facilities are great and she always comes back clean, full and happy. It enables me to be able to focus on my work and not worry about her well-being."

    Emma S

  • "Friendly and non-pretentious, with staff who care. Have sent both our kids here since 2018 to present, given their different ages, and always been happy.
    Caring and great value for money, with varied food."

    R W

  • "My daughter started off in the baby room when she was 9 months old. Leaving your child when they are so little is not an easy thing but the amazing team in the baby room made it such a smooth transition while I returned to work. They took care of her like their own, nurtured her and put so much love into what they do. Her key worker was like a second mum to her, I always trusted she was in the best hands. She is now thriving in the toddler room where she has the best team of amazing ladies looking after her, including her latest wonderful key worker who she adores. I love how creative they encourage my daughter to be and all the different activities on offer each day. They support her needs and encourage her independence and are always on hand to offer advice for an ever demanding 2 year. Thank you to management and your amazing team. We wouldn’t be without you."

    J H

  • "Kindred Wheathampstead Nursery & Pre-school is fantastic - I moved my 1-year-old here in January from another nursery, due to a house move, and could not be happier with the change. The staff are so friendly and welcoming and hugely championing of my son. Their sickness policy has a human touch element which I've not found in previous nurseries. They have a really lovely approach to learning and play, could not recommend it more highly!"

    Lucy W

  • "Kindred Wheathampstead Nursery & Pre-school is such a wonderful nursery. The staff are enthusiastic, caring and so passionate about their jobs. The children always seem so happy and my daughter absolutely loves it there. Their facilities are fantastic and communication from the team is so reassuring. I couldn’t recommend the nursery enough."

    K G



Our Awards

Top 20 Large Nursery Groups 2023

Nursery Group of the Year

Nursery Group of the Year

Begin your child's Kindred Adventure!

During your one-to-one visit to our Kindred Nursery and Pre School, we will talk you through our ethos, show you how we inspire our children to be curious learners and help you to experience how we spark their imaginations.

You will meet with our incredible team and they will be able to help answer any questions you may have. Whether it is about our settling-in process, our nutritionally accredited home-cooked food, or government funding options to help with childcare costs.

Book your visit and discover for yourself how we fill our children’s days full of awe and wonder to help them to grow and thrive in an early years setting.


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Our Team

Meet Our Kindred Wheathampstead Nursery Staff

After our passion, what is the next most important thing you should know about us?

That’s easy: our incredible staff! Pure and simple. They are the heart of our family and what makes us unique. Our inspiring and passionate staff are the reason we hold the coveted ‘Top 20 Nursery Group 2018’ award and, year after year, are recognised in the prestigious NMT Nursery Awards.

Dedicated to being the best that a family could ask for, our nursery staff are constantly developing themselves through our training programme run by childcare and EYFS experts. It is not just our little ones who are the passionate lifelong learners here at Kindred!

Jodie Phin
Nursery Manager

Hello, my name is Jodie. 

I started my journey in childcare at Wheathampstead as an unqualified practitioner in 2020 and have since completed my Level 3 Early Years qualification resulting in me becoming the Room Leader of pre-school. In September 2023 I became Deputy Manager and as of April 2024 Manager.

I am passionate about SEND and enjoy supporting the staff with ways to elevate the children's learning and development. In 2022 I became the Senco for the nursery and have implemented new methods and support within the setting. I put my all into getting the correct support for children with SEND, having great communication and partnerships with the parents.

I love watching children grow and develop and knowing that I have been part of their journey feels very rewarding. 

Amy Matthews
Deputy Nursery Manager

Hello, my name is Amy. 
I have been working in Childcare since I finished college at age 18. 

I have recently worked in a Nursery for 16 years before moving to Kindred Wheathampstead in December 2022. I started as Room Manager in the Baby room before being promoted to Deputy Manager in March 2024. I am really enjoying learning new skills and having more responsibilities within the Nursery. I have worked with children aged from 3 months to 5 years but my passion is definitely working with babies as I find that they are all individuals and it’s amazing watching them develop as they grow up. 

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends especially my seven year old nephew, he loves football just as much as I do. I am looking forward to many more years here at Kindred Wheathampstead, extending my knowledge in my Childcare career.

What's On?

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Blog Listing


Kindred Cheshunt: Our Gardening Journey

Combining her passions for childcare and the outdoors, Jo Monery, Deputy Manager at Kindred Cheshunt, chats to us about the journey which lead the nursery to receive the coveted RHS Level 5 award in School Gardening.


8 Easy Science Experiments using just Household Ingredients

Has British Science Week left you looking for more fun and educational activities to do at home with your children? Well, look no further than your cupboards! There are plenty of easy science experiments you can do using just simple ingredients you may already have laying around at home.


Cut the Costs: Five Easy Ways to Save on Childcare

Amidst the current financial crisis, rising costs have made it imperative, more now than ever, to be smarter with our spending. That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of the best ways to save some pennies when it comes to nursery fees.

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Opening Hours

Monday to Friday, from 7:45am to 6:00pm.

Open during the whole year except for bank holidays and during one week for Christmas.

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Our Location

Our Location

Kindred Wheathampstead Nursery and Pre-School
4 Meads Lane,
St Albans,

Download our Ofsted Report
Download our Ofsted Report