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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Sep 28 2021

Preschool Nursery Children & The Benefits of Gardening

Preschool Nursery Children & The Benefits of Gardening

Being outdoors is great for children. It is a well-known fact that pre-school nursery children love being outdoors and being active keeps them fit and healthy.

Gardening offers so many fun and interesting learning opportunities. A real chance to connect with the world around them. Learning about the different species of plants, what they need to grow and how the different seasons and weather can affect them.

It also offers opportunities to learn about different shapes, colours and the different animals/ insects they might come across.

Gardening engages the senses and develops skills without children evening realising. They can feel the texture of the soil, seeds flower and petals. They get to see the colourful petals and smell the amazing flower scents.

Digging, lifting, carrying and sieving develops hand and eye coordination and builds physical strength. Developing these important motor skills helps to improve their academic skills such as writing and cutting.

Understanding where your food comes from the process of growing, harvesting and cooking engages children and promotes healthy eating. Preschool Nursery Children will feel a sense of achievement harvesting their own food which in turn will promote a child’s interest in eating them.

Creating good food habits early on will help towards encouraging healthier lifestyles moving through their lives.

Gardening together provides many extended learning opportunities, including seasons, weather, life cycles, animals and minibeasts.

Numeracy and literacy skills are developed. Using descriptive language to describe colours and shapes. Numeracy skills strengthened by counting petals, leaves and seeds.

Gardening together can be a very sociable activity, encouraging team work co-operation and strengthening relationships.

With the ever changing seasons and the learning opportunities the natural environment brings, gardening really is a year round activity which can be enjoyed by all.

 

Aug 24 2021

Preschool Nursery Children Mental Health & Well Being

Preschool Nursery Children Mental Health & Well Being

Mental health problems affect around one in six pre-school nursery children & young adults.

This can include anything from depression & anxiety to other types of behavioural problems. Generally, this is a direct response to what is happening in our children’s lives.

Unfortunately, 75% of pre-school nursery children and young people who experience mental health issues aren’t getting the help that they need. In fact, surveys suggest that more children and young people have problems with their mental health today, than 30 years ago

Your child’s emotional wellbeing is equally as important as their physical health. Good mental health helps pre-school nursery children develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them. Which in turn, will help them grow into well-rounded, healthy adults.

As a parent, you must be thinking “so what can I do to help my child?” which is why we’ve written this blog for you.

Here are a few pointers that will help, to get us started:

  • being part of a loving and safe family (that gets along well most of the time)
  • plenty of time and freedom to play both outdoors & indoors too
  • keeping a healthy, balanced diet and getting regular exercise
  • attending a pre-school nursery or school that takes care of its pupils well being
  • taking part in local activities with friends
  • having a stable, consistent environment to come home to (where possible)

 

What can affect my child’s mental health?

As parents, it is key for us to understand any factors that may affect our children and what we can do to alleviate these.

Changes often act as triggers such as; moving home, changing school, the birth of a new sibling, or more recently, a global pandemic for example. So be sure to check out some of our previous blogs on South Croydon Private Childcare Nursery Moving Home Tips, Pre – Schooler Behaviour and Solutions, Private Nursery – Get Ready For School and Preschool Nursery Children and the effects of COVID19.

Traumatic events can also trigger mental health problems for children and young people. Of course, traumatic events are often unavoidable. But the key is helping your child feel safe, loved and supported by their family & friends.

If you’re worried about your child, here’s what you can do

One of the most important things you can do is listen to your child and take their feelings seriously. They may not even need your help as such, sometimes a simple hug goes a long way.

The good news is, negative thoughts and feelings usually pass in preschool nursery children & young adults. However, it’s a good idea to get help if your child is distressed for a long time. Especially if their feelings are stopping them from getting on with their day-to-day lives. Disrupting family life or if they are repeatedly behaving in ways you wouldn’t expect at that age.

If your child is having problems at school, a member of staff may be able to help. Alternatively, go to your GP or speak to a health visitor. They can refer your child for further help if necessary. Most mental health support for children and young adults is provided free by the NHS, your child’s school or your social services department.

There are plenty of other organisations that can help, so be sure to check out https://www.nhs.uk and https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/.

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.