Providing excellent childcare and day nursery education for your children

    Abbey Wood Grange childcare and day nursery in South Croydon operates from a largely extended three story house in a private, quiet residential area in Kenley, Surrey.  We are just a short walk from Kenley train station and very close to local bus services on Godstone Road.  We offer the very highest quality childcare and pride ourselves in meeting the high standards set for children's day care and are members of the National Day Nursery Association.

    Abbey Wood Grange is a registered provider of Early Years Education and are therefore able to offer the government Early Years Funding which entitles all 3 & 4 year olds (Pre-school) to 15 hours of free nursery sessions per week.  This funding is available for some 2 year olds for more information please click the link below:

    http://www.croydon.gov.uk/contents/departments/education/pdf/Funding-2yearold.pdf

    Our day care nursery Croydon facilities enjoy very spacious and fully enclosed outdoor play areas with a wide range of outdoor equipment to allow the children to have fun whilst gaining physical skills, fresh air and lots of exercise.  Our nursery supports children with learning difficulties and children who speak English as an additional language.

    Childcare Pre-School Education.

    Our Pre-School is situated on one floor of the building and comprises four zones, each offering different types of play and learning. We provide fun and stimulating environments which positively influence your child's learning and development.  We have fully qualified, enthusiastic staff who have a caring approach.

    For children who are already in our care, the transition to the separate preschool is easy as they are already comfortable in the nursery environment. New children joining us at preschool age will be offered settling in sessions to ensure that before they join us for a half or full day the children are secure in their new environment and their parents or carers are confident to leave them in our care.

    Children who have not attended a childcare setting before preschool will especially benefit from the opportunity to interact with other children of their own age, which teaches social skills that children carry through to school, with advanced skills in following direction, problem solving and joining in activities. They learn sharing, respect for others, how to handle conflict; social skills which are critical in developing personality.

    Partnership with our Parents

    We are proud of our relationships with parents and actively encourage a Parents Association and our regular newsletter keeps parents continuously informed and in-touch. Other childcare activities available to children include Music, Dancing, Football and French Lessons. We celebrate Birthdays, Religious Festivals and we love parties. We have sports day for the children and parents and an annual picnic in our diary dates. Our resident chef has pleasure providing a variety of quality food, meeting each child's individual dietary needs. We bake (with the help of the children) fresh cakes daily.

    Healthy Eating in our Nursery

    Our children grew all sorts of herbs, vegetables and spices in our greenhouse over the summer and we were able to show the children seeds and bulbs and to help them understand more about them. They were able to plant seeds and bulbs and have the responsibility of watering and observing the growth of the plants and to gain a wider understanding of where fruits and vegetables come from and of course why we grow them.  The children were very successful with their crops - at times the greenhouse was like a miniature jungle with vines and bean shoots sprouting everywhere.  They especially loved picking their home grown products and preparing and tasting them. We are looking forward to growing more again next year.

    Indoor Romp Room/Sensory Area

    We have a superb indoor romp/sensory room which is suitable for children of all ages.  The children are free to play in a safe soft environment which has jungle murals and has it's own ball pool.  The romp/sensory room is also equipped with a projector which projects visual images above the children, images such as under the sea, fireworks and lots more.  These gentle moving images stimulate the imagination and regular visits to the romp/sensory room promote social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.

    The Best Day Care Nursery Croydon, Purley and surrounding areas - Abbey Wood Grange

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    Sue Tickner