Abbey Wood Grange Nursery
South Croydon’s Premier Nursery School

Daycare South Croydon Benefit Your Children

An extensive study by the U.S. National Institutes of Health found that young children had higher cognitive and academic achievement scores as teens if they spent time in high-quality daycare as young children. Of the more than 1,300 children studied, over 90 percent had been in the care of someone other than a parent before the age of 4. The study defined “high-quality” daycare as facilities that provide extensive interaction with care providers, support, and cognitive-boosting activities. Source

Whilst choosing daycare may be a heart-pounding option for many parents, there is clear evidence children will benefit over the long term. Finding a quality private nursery where children are supported, engaged, encouraged and exposed to a positive attitude can help babies and toddlers set the groundwork for later intellectual strides. Kids learn to problem-solve and interact positively with other kids and adults.

Free Early Years Funding Childcare Support

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, the scheme is very flexible as you can choose to take fewer hours over more weeks. You qualify from the term after your child’s 3rd birthday. Contact us find out more information and free advice.

Ofsted inspection

Many parents prefer private daycare nurseries because they offer a formal, structured environment. At Abbeywood Grange we were reviewed by Ofstead and are very happy to state that the inspector reported we have a good rigorous recruitment procedure and that staff are positive role models, well qualified and experienced.

Call today to enquire about availability on 0208 660 9040 or book a tour online.

Advantages of Private Daycare in South Croydon

A private day nursery is usually more affordable than a nanny, in addition, parents have the opportunity to meet other parents who may be able to lend support and babysitting time in the local South Croydon areas.

It could be said that our facilities may be more stable (compared to, say, nanny or relative care) because we provide a high quality of care for your child throughout the day from the second you enter our property. It’s reassuring that in the face of alternate relative care whereby the family member may get ill, that we dedicate time to ensure our staff members are always in the best health when interacting with your little ones. Toddlers can benefit from the chance to socialise with other children, which they may not get to do as often or at all when a nanny or a relative cares for them at home.

Our staff members are specifically trained in early childhood education so they know what to expect from your child developmentally and are able to nurture their growing skills accordingly. We include a varied mix of activities during the day to teach different skills, such as singing, dancing, and storytelling. The children are not just playing all day, they are constantly learning new things.

We find that most parents are highly interested to learn what their children have been up to during the day – many of our instructional projects are a good mix of left- and right-brain activities, usually made of simple objects like blocks and brightly coloured toys or letters of the alphabet for creativity, presented in an organised, structured, and methodical way. Source.

Varied Schedule and Learning Through Play

Although they might not be aware of the ticking clock, even the youngest of children have a schedule at daycare. Children are provided with a wide variety of activities that include songs and storytelling. For toddlers, these fun tasks are essential to their intellectual growth and development. The scheduled activities are also satisfying for parents, who have less worry that their toddler’s behaviour will be erratic at the end of the day due to a lack of structured times for eating, playing and napping.

Stay-at-home parents value the regular play dates they arrange with families and neighbours with kids of a similar age. Daycare interaction at a private nursery is an extension play dates, where kids get to spend time around one another in a supervised, structured and safe environment. Children learn how to problem solve, share, engage, play and engage together, whilst their minds are still growing and personalities still emerging.

When children are very young, they learn about adults mostly from their parents and senior members of their families. Abbeywood Grange provides an opportunity for children to see other adults as mentors and authority figures able to provide positive guidance. A 2006 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development study found that high-quality daycare was directly connected to quality caregiving. Specifically, adult care providers respond to children’s vocalisations, provide encouragement, show a positive attitude and discourage negative interactions in the daycare environment.

Read more about the facilities on offer at Abbeywood Grange Nursery.