Abbey Wood Grange Nursery
South Croydon’s Premier Nursery School

Abbey Wood Grange will be open from the 1st of June, if you have any questions regarding the opening, please contact us.

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 has been offering high quality affordable care for over 25 years, here are some of our unique selling points....

  • All staff Pediatric First Aid trained
  • Free Early Years Government funded spaces available
  • Over 45 Years combined Managerial experience
  • Nutritious snacks/menus provided by our in house chef
  • Free settling in sessions
  • Highly qualified,long service,caring staff team
  • Emergency childcare available - no registration required
  • Regular newsletters and updates provided
  •  Extra days / hours accommodated

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
  • Fully inclusive







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. Read the original source article here.

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Aug 04 2020

Early Years Education at Abbey Wood Grange

Early Years Education at Abbey Wood Grange 

Early Years Education helps to build upon the learning and development that has already taken place in your little one's life. By the time your child is ready to attend preschool, they would have already learnt so much about the big wide world and therefore are ready for a new, stimulating and engaging environment. 

Early years education- what does my child need at this age?

Let’s take a look at what the UK Government website advises should be included with early years education;

  • Communication & language

  • Physical development

  • Personal, social and emotional development 

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding of the word

  • Expressive arts & design 

Early Years Preschool Education Abbey Wood Grange

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abbey Wood Grange South Croydon can ensure the best early years educational environment for your child. With features such as those listed below, you’ll feel confident that your little one will continue to develop in a fun and loving manor, hitting those all important milestones along the way;

  • First and foremost, all staff are pediatric First Aid trained so there’s no need to doubt the safety of your baby

  • Large indoor soft play areas mean your child can let off some steam in a comfy and protected environment

  • Fully enclosed equipped outdoor play areas allow your child to use his/her imagination in a fun and creative way whilst getting some all important fresh air

  • Sensory room for a multi-sensory experience, great for younger children 

  • Plenty of opportunities for your child to investigate and explore both inside and outside the nursery 

  • Abbey Wood boasts over 45 years of managerial experience so your child will be interacting with sensitive, experienced and understanding adults that know how to nurture and support your little one

  • Preschool nursery Abbey Wood is also regulated by OFSTED so their physical social and cognitive needs will be met with a curriculum suitable for their age group. 


Early years education that provides an exciting and fresh environment will engage your child and encourage them to learn. Meeting new friends in the teachers and fellow classmates also encourages new conversations which in turn, helps develop language skills. The right environment can also help your child learn independently through exploring and discovering every day. Abbey Wood Grange Preschool Nursery offer endless opportunities for your little ones inquisitive mind, uninterrupted play, open ended and challenging resources, with the best care whenever you need it.

Jul 15 2020

South Croydon Nursery Abbey Wood talks about benefits of owning a Pet

South Croydon Nursery Abbey Wood talks about benefits of owning a Pet 

South Croydon Nursery Abbey Wood Grange believes that welcoming a pet into your home can be an extremely positive experience, offering many learning and development opportunities. With the animal often being referred to as ‘one of the family’.

Abbey Wood Grange Manager Cheryl talks about how with careful guidance from a parent, children will learn to be respectful of animals enabling them to become more caring, compassionate and responsible.  

South Croydon Nursery Abbey Wood are proud owners of Steve, their much loved Syrian Hamster who provides the children with much love and joy. All the children enjoy taking a role in his care, whether it be chopping up some fruit, changing his water or being extra careful when Steve is having some exercise outside, in his ball. 

Steve has provided conversation and in turn language development as well as an understanding of how to care for a pet. 

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Pets can develop children’s confidence, boosting self-esteem as a child is more likely to confide in an animal in ways they would not with people, they will often be more willing to complete or try new tasks they may otherwise shy away from simply because the animal will not judge.

Animals help to break down barriers and engage in conversation, helping to overcome shyness and facilitate friendships. 

Although there are huge benefits to owning a pet they also come with a varying degree of responsibility and financial implications depending on the animal.

Before deciding to take on the responsibility of owning a pet it is important to ask yourself the following;

  • Can you commit? Pet ownership is a long term commitment Dogs and cats have an average life span of 10-15 years. Would you be able to commit to them for such a long time? Dogs and cats require a lot of attention. If you feel that you can’t devote your time to a pet choosing a pet such as a fish may be a better option as they are less time demanding. 

  • Can you afford? Owning a pet can be costly.  Food, grooming, toys, veterinary care and treatment are the expenses you can’t avoid if you own a dog or cat. Owning a fish is less costly compared to other pets.

  • Will a pet fit into your lifestyle? If you have long working hours, a busy social life and you travel a lot, think twice before getting a pet like a dog and a cat. They require constant attention and need you to play and interact with them constantly. Solitude can lead to serious behavioural problems. Make sure your pet can accommodate your lifestyle.

  • Do your research- Do research beforehand on the pet you wish to get. Pet care for instance, requires a great deal of knowledge. Grooming, nutrition tips and safety are all things you need to know before you get a pet dog or cat. Pet shops and rescue centres can also provide lots of information and an insight into what it is like to own a pet, with some even offering meet and greet sessions. The RSPCA and other rescue centres will also host open days or fundraising events.

  • Allergies- Make sure you or your family don’t have allergies towards fur and animals. If you are not sure whether you or your children are allergic to cats and dogs, spend time at your friend’s house with a pet to find out.

South Croydon Nursery Abbey Wood Grange say that getting a family pet should be a fun and exciting time for all, with everyone taking a share of the responsibility. Before making the decision to get a pet, take time to read books and discuss the impact a pet will have on the whole family and how the responsibility will be shared. Role play can also be an effective way for younger children to understand responsibility, whereas an older child could take on the responsibility of caring for a neighbours pet.

Jul 08 2020

Emergency Childcare in Croydon

Emergency Childcare in Croydon

Emergency Childcare is probably one of the most important things any parent will want to consider when choosing the right child care to suit their needs. 

Children & parenting can be unpredictable at the best of times, so it is impossible to know when your situation may change and emergency childcare could be your only option if friends and family are unable to lend a helping hand.

Abbey Wood Nursery Croydon is regulated by
OFSTED so it’s a great place to start if you are local to the area and in need of Emergency Childcare where you know your child will be in safe hands. Why might you need emergency child care? Whether it’s a last minute business meeting, family health commitments, cancellations of plans or something that you just simply cannot get out of, it’s always a great idea to have a plan B in place.

Emergency Childcare Abbey Wood Nursery South Croydon

Emergency childcare- The most common back-up plans when it comes to last minute child care:

  • Emergency childcare through your child’s pre-school nursery such as Abbey Wood Grange. 

  • Calling upon friends or family 

  • Replacement Nanny’s or childminders

  • Using an agency to find qualified carers at short notice

  • Drop off soft play centres (for older children)

  • Last minute calls to nurseries near me to see if anyone can help 

Emergency Childcare at Abbey Wood Nursery

Abbey Wood Nursery offers Emergency Childcare where parents can access quality child care either as a one off or for a short while without the commitment of joining a nursery.

Emergency childcare at Abbey Wood Nursery in South Croydon offers total reassurance and peace of mind without the commitment as there is no registration fee to pay. 

To find out more about the emergency care we offer, click here.

Abbey Wood Grange Private Preschool Nursery, South Croydon has been serving the local community of Kenley for 30 years having just celebrated this milestone. There are currently around 10.8 million working parents in the UK, including four million families in which both parents are employed. One recent study last year showed that almost 200,000 former stay-at-home mothers had rejoined the workforce, so it is most important that you have the flexible and supportive child care arrangements in place to suit you and your families needs- one that you can trust with years of experience and great reviews! 

Download our brochure and fees here.

Looking for a nursery or pre school near me or a private pre-school that accepts children from any of the following areas:
We cover: Kenley, Sanderstead, Coulsdon, Warlingham, Riddlesdown, South Croydon, Whyteleaf, Purley, South Croydon.
Abbey Wood Grange is a highly rated local nursery we accept the governments free day care 15 / 30 hours allowance.
If you are looking for a local nursery come and take a tour of our pre school and meet our staff.