Welcome to Orient Close

Monkey Puzzle St Albans is part of the Kent Family Nursery Group. The Kent Family bring a wealth of experience to all four of their settings, which are located in St Albans and Islington.

Monkey Puzzle Orient Close has been awarded Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted since 2017.


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The nursery is housed in the former Station House from the railway line that ran from St Albans to Hatfield. The Station was first opened October 1865, closed to passengers October 1951 and finally the freight traffic ceased in October 1964. A cycle and footpath replace the old tracks, now named The Alban Way.

It is a unique grade II listed building which spans over two floors. There is a large recently renovated outdoor area with impact-absorbing play surface.

Rooms have access to the outside area and children are able to play outside whatever the weather, all year round as we have shade as well as surfacing that will not get muddy or water logged. We have a private car park to allow safe drop off and collection.

We are close to the centre of St Albans with the mainline railway station just 0.8 miles away. All main bus routes run along the London road stopping minutes from our door.

The green route to nursery…

You can safely cycle, walk or toddle to us using The Alban Way – we have more information and links to download a map here!

  • Open from 7.30-6.30pm, Monday to Friday, 51 weeks of the year
  • Full and part-time spaces available

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