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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Oct 22 2020

Nursery near me – A first-time Mum’s experience

Nursery near me – A first-time Mum’s experience finding a Nursery

As a first-time mum Iooking for childcare, I naively searched nurseries near me and was immediately overwhelmed by the many, many choices.

Not only did I now face the daunting prospect of leaving my baby, but now I faced the enormity of making the right decision.

My nurseries near me search had listed some nurseries and Pre-schools that weren’t near me at all but out of those listed I made a short list of ones within my search area (Nurseries near me in South Croydon).

Nurseries near me in South Croydon Google map
Nurseries near me in South Croydon Google map


After looking at their websites and researching what makes a good nursery, I decided that I wanted a nursery near me that could offer me a professional service but my child a fun learning experience, one that was well established and with a long-standing staff team.

I was advised by my mummy friends to go with my gut instinct and that I would get a feeling and would just know when I had found the right nursery near me.

I didn’t want to feel like I was entering a contract, I wanted my preschool nursery to feel like an extension of my family, my home. After all I was leaving a part of me in a new environment and it had to feel right.

From the moment my husband and I were welcomed into Abbey Wood Grange we were shown compassion, all our questions were answered and nothing was too much trouble. I left feeling like I already had a connection and was confident that my child and I would be happy at Abbey Wood Grange.

Nurseries near me happy family

Nurseries near me, Abbey Wood Grange family photo.


We have now been at Abbey Wood Grange for a few months and it has definitely been the right decision for us. I never thought I would feel so happy or confident leaving my baby with someone else but I can honestly say it feels like I’m leaving her with family happy in the knowledge that she is receiving exceptional care, learning and having lots of fun. Nothing has been too much trouble and all the daily information and updates ensures I feel like a part of my baby’s nursery day.

I have and will continue to recommend Abbey Wood Grange, the nursery near me to all!

Oct 01 2020

How to keep preschool children safe in the Sun

How to keep preschool children safe in the Sun

While we all look forward to those long Summer days and the prospect of outdoor adventures and activities, we must also be aware of the potential risks and how we can protect preschool children against them.

Exposure to the Sun and Vitamin D is vital, but it is essential to find the right balance between getting enough Vitamin D and protecting ourselves from the Sun.  When skin is exposed to the Sun, our bodies make vitamin D, which helps the body absorb calcium for stronger, healthier bones.

Every nursery child needs sun protection. The lighter someone’s natural skin colour, the less melanin it has to absorb UV rays and protect itself. The darker a person’s natural skin colour, the more melanin it has. Both dark and light-skin needs protection from UV rays because any tanning or burning causes skin damage.

Take extra care to protect babies and preschool children as their skin is much more sensitive and must always be protected. Damaged caused by repeated exposure to sunlight could lead to skin cancer developing in later life.  It is advisable to keep out of direct sunlight and spend time in the shade between 11 am – 3 pm from March to October.

Sun cream is vital when protecting yourself against the Sun and remember you can burn even on a cloudy day. A minimum of factor 30 with a 4 star UVA protection should be used and reapplied every 2 hours as the Sun can dry it off your skin. Reapplying after swimming or exposure to water is essential even with water-resistant sun cream. Water reflects ultraviolet UV rays, increasing your exposure, and the cooling effect of the water can make you believe you are not getting burned.

Do not rely on sun cream alone to protect yourself and your children from the Sun. Suitable clothing such as hats, long sleeve tops and lite loose clothing is also advisable.

Top Tips for keeping Preschool children safe in the Sun

•    Apply Sun cream liberally and frequently, always reapply after swimming or exposure to water (an adult wearing a swimming costume would apply around two tablespoons of sun cream to their exposed bodies)

•    Keep out of the Sun and in the shade between 11 am- 3 pm

•    Make sure your sun cream exceeded its expiry date

•    Use at least Factor 30 with a minimum of a 4 star UVA rating

•    Apply sun cream 30 minutes before exposure to the Sun

•    Keep hydrated, drink lots of water

•    Never leave children or pets in cars parked in the Sun

•    Use sunglasses that offer your eyes 100% UV protection.

Most importantly, all children, including nursery school children, must be encouraged to have fun and stay safe in the Sun!

Sep 02 2020

The importance of Role Play for Pre-school Children

The importance of Role Play for Pre-school Children 

Imagination and creativity are powerful tools within Pre-School children; this can be instinctive in some children but need encouraging in others. Designated role play areas offer opportunities to explore both real and imaginary worlds, aiding intellectual development, social skills and creativity.

Children are encouraged to explore, investigate and experiment within a variety of both every day and fantasy situations. Role play allows the children to express and develop emotional awareness, such as compassion and empathy. It also teaches children an understanding of different perspectives and cultures.

Pre-school role play can be a valuable teaching tool enabling the children to make sense of real-life situations and develop interests in subjects such as doctors, nurses or schools. It can also aid understanding of a place they may never get to visit, such as under the sea or space.

Children can take on varying roles, challenging themselves and developing confidence while in ‘character’ in a way that they may not feel comfortable in doing so during everyday play.

Roleplay can be supported within the home environment, no matter how big or small. A simple cardboard box can be transformed into a space rocket or by merely labeling the tins in the kitchen cupboard a shop is created.

Role-play ideas can be inexpensive and adapted to suit everyone’s creative ability. The internet has many ideas to inspire, but one we use a lot at Abbey Wood is Pinterest.

At Abbey Wood pre-school, our role play areas are usually inspired by the children’s interests, ensuring they are both fully engaged and learning while having fun.

There is nothing more enjoyable than seeing a child’s imagination brought to life.