A little bit more about Old Crofts Bank Nursery

If your child is in a happy and loving environment they will learn and grow to their full potential.

We pay careful attention to each child as an individual with constant, attentive care.

We only recruit nursery practitioners who have a real passion for working with children and as a team they strive for the improvement and success of their children and the nursery as a whole.

  • A home from home setting
  • A settled staff team, many of which have been with us for over 10 years
  • Safe outdoor space for all nursery ages
  • Nutritious homemade meals made fresh onsite daily
  • Journals to keep parents updated to your child’s progress
  • Free funding places available for 2-year olds and for 15 and 30 hours for 3- & 4-year olds

Age Groups

We split our children into 5 age groups: babies; toddlers and early years.

Flopsy Bunnies Baby Room: 3 – 13 Months

In our youngest room, babies are cared for by 3 long-standing members of staff who create a calm, safe and nurturing environment for all our little ones. Babies enjoy a range of activities and are supported in reaching their next steps of development.

French doors open on to their own outdoor play area where babies have the opportunity to explore at any time of the day.

Age Groups - Babies

Mrs Tittlemouse & Timmy Tiptoes Room: 1 – 2 Years

Our toddler rooms are adapted to suit the needs and interests of our mobile babies and toddlers. The rooms are separated into 2 groups, older children and younger children. The children have a messy room, where they engage in a variety of activities tailored to their individual interests.

Mrs Tittlemouse & Timmy Tiptoes Room

Mrs Tiggywinkle Room: 2 – 2 ½ Years

The Mrs Tiggywinkle Room is our larger toddler room with a range of continuous provisions that promote independence and create opportunities for children to build their confidence. Staff work alongside parents when they are ready to start with toilet training.



Age Groups - Toddlers

Squirrel Nutkin Room: 2 ½ – 3 ½ Years

This room is situated upstairs and is set up a little more like a young pre-school room, all resources are accessible to the children daily. The staff will plan activities for the children according to the child’s interests. We have found this is the age group where the children start showing an interest in potty training; our staff are skilled in this area and will work closely with parents to ensure continuity of routine. Social skills and peer relationships are fostered through group activities and during meal times.



Squirrel Nutkin Room image

Peter Rabbit School Room: 3 – 4 Years

The pre-school room has its own bathroom where children are encouraged to use it by themselves in preparation for the transition to primary school. Activities planned by the staff introduce them to letters and numbers. The room has a wide range of continuous provisions and all activities are tailored for the children as individuals. Our pre-schoolers access the outdoor space at any time of the day as we have a separate area with more challenging equipment and also a knowledge and understanding area.

Age Groups - Preschool


Old Crofts Bank Day Nursery and Pre-school is open all year from 8:00am – 6:00pm.

We are closed on bank holidays and for a week between Christmas and New Year.

  • Full Day Session: 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Morning Session: 8:00am – 1:00 pm
  • Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Our Food

We believe it’s very important to encourage our children to love eating healthy and nutritious food. These healthy habits remain with them through their entire lives and can be the foundation of a healthy lifestyle ahead.

We have a 5-star Food Hygiene Rating and are able to cater for all dietary requirements.


Our dedicated on-site chef
prepares healthy balanced meals
on a daily basis and ensures our
children are offered their 5-a-day


Menus are constantly varied to
encourage curiosity whilst taking
into account dietary and
nutritional needs


We teach our children about
different types of food and how it
helps them grow, encouraging
good habits for the future

Help with Fees

Old Crofts Bank Nursery is pleased to offer Free Early Years Education Entitlement for 2-year-olds subject to eligibility, as well as for 3-4-year-olds (15 and 30 hours).

The new Childcare Choices website provides a straightforward explanation of all Government Childcare Support in one place, providing a simple way of seeing which schemes are available, with easy next steps to where you can find out more.

Using the Childcare Calculator you can quickly find out which of the offers are available to you and choose what works best for your family.

For further questions on fees and funding, please contact us.

Refer a Friend

If you have a friend or family member who is looking for a place for their child at Old Crofts Bank, please ask them to complete the Get in Touch form below, stating “Referral + Your Name” in the comments box. If a place is available and they do register their child, both you and your friend could receive £25 off one month’s fees!

Terms and conditions apply.