Abbey Wood Grange Nursery
South Croydon’s Premier Nursery School

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Preschool Private Day Nursery South Croydon

Located in South Croydon, Abbey Wood Grange is a private Day Nursery offering superior quality care for babies and children aged between 3 months and 5 years. Check out our brief 40 second YouTube video showcasing our outstanding facilities and personalised playrooms and facilites on You Tube.

Abbey Wood Grange Day Nursery operates from a largely extended 3 storey house situated on a private road within tree lined grounds. The local area is well served by public transport,with Kenley train station just a few minutes walk away.

Abbey Wood Grange benefits from large light rooms, substantial well resourced gardens, indoor soft play and a long serving highly motivated staff team who work closley with children and parents to ensure every individual thrives and develops within a safe and enjoyable learning environment.

Abbey Wood Grange is a unique nursery, established in 1990 we have a reputation built on trust, care, professionalism and mutual respect.

The Management Team have a combined service of over 65 years, their decades of experience and passion along with the entire staff team are committed to nurturing young minds.

Our friendly team and homely environment means Abbey Wood Grange really can be an extension of the family home.

The Best Nursery covering South Croydon, Purley and surrounding areas – Abbey Wood Grange

Ensuring the best environment for your child…

  • Family friendly atmosphere
  • Quiet residential surroundings
  • Large indoor Soft Play area
  • Large enclosed fully equipped outdoor play areas
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • All staff Paediatric First Aid Trained
  • Fully inclusive
  • Nutritious snacks/menus provided by our in house chef
  • Early Years Government funded spaces available

 



Early Years Funding Childcare Support from the UK Government

Apply for 30 hours free childcare all you’ll need your details (and your partner’s, if you have one), including your National Insurance number and Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR), if you’re self-employed.

You’ll get a childcare account if your application is successful. You can use it to get your code for 30 hours free childcare. If you pay for childcare and want to use Tax-Free Childcare to get help with costs, you can also
apply using this service. It usually takes 20 minutes to apply. You may find out if you’re eligible straight away, but it can take up to 7 days. Apply now.

15 and 30 hours free childcare for 3 and 4-year-olds

All 3 to 4-year-olds in England can get free early education or childcare. Some 2-year-olds are also eligible for 15 hours free childcare, for example if you get certain benefits.

The free early education and childcare: Must be with an approved childcare provider (Abbeywood Grange have been approved since 2005). 
When your child starts in reception class (or reaches compulsory school age, if
later), this is when the childcare support stops.

15 Hours Free Childcare Per Week

All children in England get 570 free hours per year. It’s usually taken as 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year, but you can choose to take fewer hours over more weeks, for example. 

You can get it from the term after
your child’s 3rd birthday. Contact us find out more.

30 Hours Free Childcare Per Week

You may be able to get up to 30 hours free childcare (1,140 hours per year, which you can choose how you take). If you’re eligible for the extra hours, you sign up online to get a code to give to your childcare provider to
reserve your place. You’ll get the extra hours once the next term starts. If you’ve already registered, you can sign in to your childcare account.

Check Your Early Years Funding Childcare Eligibility

You can usually get 30 hours free childcare if you (and your partner, if you have one) are in work – or getting parental leave, sick leave or annual leave, or each earning at least the National Minimum Wage or Living Wage
for 16 hours a week (this is £120 if you’re over 25).

Please note: This earnings limit doesn’t apply if you’re self-employed and started your business less than 12 months ago. You’re not eligible if  your child doesn’t usually live with you, the child is your foster child,
or either you / your partner has a taxable income over £100,000 per annum.

You can get 30 hours free childcare at the same time as claiming Universal Credit, tax credits or childcare vouchers.

If you can’t work you may still be eligible if your partner is working, and you get Incapacity Benefit, Severe Disablement Allowance, Carer’s Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance.
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Jul 13 2021

Entertaining Pre-school Nursery Children this Summer

Entertaining Pre-school Nursery Children this Summer

With the much-anticipated school holidays very nearly upon us, the question on many parents’ lips is ‘what are we going to do with the kids this year?’. After most of us already having entertained our Preschool Nursery Children during the endless weeks of lockdown, it can be hard to find new fun and exciting things to do. However the good news is, there are so many more places to visit now as most of the COVID-19 restrictions in England have lifted.

We’ve put together a list of pre-school nursery childcare favourites to help beat the school holiday boredom and keep the whole family entertained.

Before we jump in, be sure to check out some of our previous blogs on at-home activities, keeping your pre-school nursery children entertained during bank holidays , Private Day-care Nursery advice on screen time and how to keep pre-school children safe in the sun.

Pre-school nursery childcare favourites:

  • Create a home cinema or visit the real thing, now that we can!
  • Swimming – Whether it be your local pool or water park, there’s lots of fun to be had swimming.
  • Make an obstacle course- either inside or outside your home. Get creative, make it as easy or as hard as you like based on your children’s ability, or better still, let them help you set it up and suggest ideas.
  • Create your own Treasure Hunt- again either inside the house or outside in the garden or even at your local park. Give them a treasure map and some clues and they’ll be entertained until they’ve found that golden prize.
  • Build a den! Every child loves a fort or den to hide in. Use bedsheets, boxes and cushions to create somewhere they can hide & play. You can even add fairy lights for an extra special cosy feel.
  • Visit a Zoo or Farm
  • Go trampolining
  • Visit a museum
  • Give an adventure park like GoApe a try, this is a great one to expel lots of energy!
  • Go bowling
  • Book a holiday or mini break
  • Don’t be afraid to re-visit some of the fun you had during lockdown!

For more ideas check out ‘days out with kids’ near Preschool Day Nursery Abbey Wood Grange, Croydon.

Holidays can be a great time to bond with your pre-school nursery children. It can also be stressful especially for parents who work full time. With a little bit of advanced planning and preparation, you can alleviate some of that pressure and enjoy the time together as a family.

Be sure to get the children involved in the planning. Have a range of activities to choose from: stuff to do at home, in the garden, outdoors, and the odd few activities that cost money, so as not to break the bank.

 

May 25 2021

Preschool Nursery Childcare – The importance of Water

Preschool Nursery Childcare and the importance of Water

The benefits of healthy eating are continuously promoted and discussed but what about healthy drinking? Practitioners are very conscious about the need to support and encourage healthy eating in pre-school nursery childcare. Whether it be through a nutritionally balanced menu, cooking activities or role play. However some research suggests that ‘drinking and the impact of fluid intake’ is often the forgotten part of ‘food and diet’.

Although not as widely discussed or advertised here are some reasons as to why adequate hydration is essential for children;

  • To gain good bladder control
  • Avoid constipation
  • To promote concentration levels

Research suggests that pre-school nursery children do not always recognise the signs of thirst and how to understand and manage thirst reactions.

Young children have a higher proportion of body water than adults. They are also less heat tolerant and may be more likely to get dehydrated. Especially when being physically active and in hot climates. Encouraging children to drink fluids regularly is important as children may not remember to have a drink by themselves. At Preschool Nursery Abbey Wood Grange all children have access to water throughout the day and are encouraged by practitioners to keep hydrated.

A healthy hydration guide is that children aside from the water consumed within food should aim to drink 6-8 glasses a day. This is an average and the amount of fluids a child needs depends on many factors including their age, their gender, the weather and how much physical activity they do.

Water is the best drink to consume throughout the day as it hydrates without the risk of harming teeth. Other drinks such as fruit juices may provide additional minerals and vitamins. They also contain a lot of sugar therefore these should be limited to one small glass (150ml) a day and kept to meal times.

Symptoms of dehydration in children can include the following;

  • Dark yellow and strong smelling urine
  • Feeling tired
  • Dry mouth and lips
  • Urinating little and fewer than four times a day.

Further information can be found at www.nutrition.org.uk

Apr 21 2021

Pre-school Nursery Baby Reflux

Pre-school Nursery Baby Reflux

What is baby reflux?

Baby reflux is when a baby brings milk back up during, or just after, a feed.

Reflux is very common and it effects around 4 out of 10 preschool nursery babies under a year old. It usually starts before the baby is 8 weeks old and usually no test or treatment is needed.

What are the causes of reflux?

Reflux is caused when the ring of muscle between the oesophagus and stomach is not fully developed, resulting in food or milk traveling back up the food pipe.

Other potential causes for reflux can include an intolerance to milk protein or allergies.

Reflux usually gets better on its own and often by the time a pre-school nursery baby is one years old. That’s because over a baby’s first 12 months their digestive system naturally develops and they spend more time upright as they start to sit up.

Signs and symptoms of reflux in preschool nursery babies

While there are some recognisable signs of baby reflux, it isn’t always easy to decipher as many of the common signs tend to mimic those that show your child may be distressed for any number of other reasons; for example, they’re hungry, tired, need a cuddle or they’re cold.

Signs can include:

  • Arching their back, turning their head and being unsettled during feeding
  • Crying for long periods and becoming irritable during and after feeds.
  • Choking or coughing during a feed or seeming to have a sore throat.
  • Bringing up milk or being sick during or shortly after feeding
  • Persistent hiccups.
  • Fighting feeding or refusing to feed.
  • Poor weight gain.

Sometimes babies may have signs of reflux, but will not bring up milk or be sick. This is known as silent reflux.

What to do if you suspect your baby has Reflux

You do not usually need to see a doctor if your child has reflux, as long as they’re happy healthy and gaining weight.

To do ……

  • Ask your health visitor for advice and support
  • Hold your baby upright during feeding and for as long as possible after feeding
  • Formula fed babies should have smaller feeds more often
  • Encourage your baby to sleep flat on their back

Don’t ……

  • Do not change your diet if you’re breastfeeding
  • Do not raise the head of their cot or Moses basket

See a GP if ……

  • There is no improvement after 2 weeks
  • Your baby experiences reflux for the first time after 6 months old
  • They are older than one year and still have reflux
  • Your baby is not gaining weight or is losing weight

 

Further advice and support can be found at www.nhs.uk/conditions/reflux-in-babies/