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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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.

Jul 01 2020

My time at Abbey Wood...

My time at Abbey Wood…

I remember vividly the first day I walked into Abbey Wood Grange as an enthusiastic 17 year old having just completed my CCE (Childcare and Education) at East Surrey College.

My first impressions were ones of warmth and friendliness and after a successful interview and work trial I was offered a position within the Toddler room as a Nursery Assistant. I never dreamt that nearly 20 years later I would be one of the Managers at Abbey Wood Grange supporting and guiding the new generation of Nursery Nurses. 

Within 3 years of starting at Abbey Wood Grange I gained my NVQL3 in Childcare and over the following years I worked mainly within the Baby Unit and along with my team we prided ourselves on offering new parents, reassurance, support and love within a home from home environment.

In 2006 the nursery was taken over by new Directors, Sue and Vince who have always respected our knowledge and embraced our ideas and love for the nursery. Having the opportunity to be involved at every level of the decision making process, along with a mutual respect for one another means that over the years along with an amazing and supportive staff team we really have been able to help mould Abbey Wood Grange into the amazing place it is today.

After having my own daughter in 2007, I got to experience Abbey Wood Grange from a parent’s point of view and believe that this has truly helped me to empathise and share some of the feelings and emotions experienced by new parents. 

In 2008, I undertook my NVQ Level 4 Management Training and the start of my Managerial role within Abbey Wood Grange.

I feel extremely thankful and lucky that I truly enjoy coming to work and am lucky enough to work with not just colleagues but some of my best friends. Having worked alongside Olivia and Lisa since the beginning, we now make up the Management team and our relationship really has blossomed into one of trust, love and respect. We refer to ourselves as the ‘Triangle’ and together we will always do our absolute best for our children, parents and staff.

Over the years I have gained many skills and furthered my knowledge in a variety of ways. I genuinely feel so passionate about Abbey Wood Grange and am truly thankful for all the opportunities it has given me. 

Cheryl Pepper

Nursery Manager

Jun 26 2020

Nurseries near me in South Croydon

Nurseries near me in South Croydon

Nurseries near me is a phrase that many parents are using in South Croydon to find which private nurseries are nearest to them and are therefore most suitable for preschool children.

Typically, parents would travel between 3 and 5 miles to a local pre-school nursery. If we use Kenley, South Croydon as an example, here are the list of Nurseries or Pre-schools in a five mile radius;

  • Abbey Wood Grange

  • Fennies Nursery

  • Whytebeams Nursery

  • Little Learners Day Nursery

  • Butterflies Pre-School

  • Kenley Kindergarten

  • All Saints Pre-School

Abbey Wood Grange Preschool Nursery South Croydon

If you’re looking for preschools, private pre-schools or nurseries near me that accept children from any of the following areas, Abbey Wood Grange is a highly rated local nursery: Kenley, Sanderstead, Coulsdon, Warlingham, Riddlesdown, South Croydon, Whyteleaf, Purley, South Croydon.

If you’d like to take a look at this local nursery near you, you can book a tour and meet the staff.  

When looking for childcare, many parents do not associate child care being provided by a nursery/preschool. However, some nurseries such as Abbey Wood Grange accept pre-school children from the age of 3 months right the way through to 5 Years of age. 

Nursery schools are monitored by OFSTED therefore nursery children will be stimulated from a young age and will follow the appropriate curriculum for their age group. Find out more about the differences between childminders and nursery childcare. 

Google Map showing Nurseries near me from the town of Kenley

Map showing Nurseries near me from the town of Kenley

Abbey Wood Grange Private Day Nursery Facilities

Abbey Wood Grange take pride in providing the following private day nursery facilities:
  • Open Garden for 

    • Four large enclosed outside facilities including an excellent adventure playground, which allows the children plenty of outdoor play and learning opportunities.


preschool nursery garden

  • Green house

    • A small greenhouse to teach children about nature and the environment.

  • Soft play & Sensory Room

    • Indoor romp room suitable for all ages, which also has its own ball pool as well as an indoor sensory room providing a calm and relaxing space for children of any age. 


preschool nursery facilities near me in croydon




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.