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Children gardening for our Tatton Flower Show event.

Autumn Term - October 2021

It has been lovely seeing the children settle-in this half-term and seeing them form strong attachments to their respective Keypersons. Thank you all for remaining Covid-safe in our setting.

Parents will have received updates to the Home-Preschool/Nursery Agreement for the Autumn term 2021. This has been amended to incorporate the most recent local and National guidance with respect to Covid-19 restrictions: Parents/carers are now able to enter the front gate and bring their children to the front door, however, should you need to enter the premises (e.g. during the settling-in process for new starters), face masks will still be required. Other protective measures, such as hand sanitisation at the front gate and front door, will continue to be implemented to enable us to remain open safely. All relevant documents and links to local and national information are available on this website.

The Council have issued a new communication to parents on the measures that education settings are taking to stay open while COVID-19 cases are rising locally and nationally.

Important information and Absence Flow Chart

We have prepared 5 new documents which will give you complete details of how we plan to operate this term. These can be found to read and download on the Parents Zone page.
Please take the time to read all of these documents carefully.

Our Flow Chart will help you decide if your child/children should attend pre-school if they are unwell in any way. Please email any absences or other messages by 8.30am, or call/leave a voicemail.

absence flow chart

The virus is still a serious threat to everyone's health and has not gone away. Please take care and keep yourselves up to date on current guidelines and information. Goverment information on Covid-19 can be found on the Gov.uk website. and local information on the Warrington Council website. Warrington Borough Council have supplied a letter which details some of the wider symptoms of Covid-19 to be aware of.

Everyone is able to access free Lateral Flow Antigen self tests (LFT) (via pharmacies, the NHS, Warrington Borough Council or Gov.UK websites). Please continue to carry these out and help to keep everyone in our setting safe. Please inform us of any positive results as soon as possible so that we can follow-up on our reporting obligations. For details see the Gov.UK website.

We would be grateful if any critical or keyworker parents could email details of their occupation as soon as possible, so that our Incident Management & Business Continuity Plan can be updated.

The following links to pages on the Gov.UK website may be useful to help you to understand the guidance for parents and ways to support your children:

Gov.UK: Education and Childcare guidance.

Gov.UK: Early Years and childcare This page contains links to various other pages of advice and guidance specific to early years settings.

You will also find news and advice in our Newsletters.

Stay safe and well.

On behalf of Croft Early Years' Management Team

Excellence in Action

Croft Early Years has been established since 1967 and is a registered charity.

We are staffed by experienced and qualified early years practitioners, supported by volunteers and students who are undertaking training. We are registered to care for 31 children.

Our Early Years sessions are organised to give your child the chance to explore new situations and practice important skills. Doing this through play and first hand experience in a fun and relaxed way.

Ofsted Inspection 2016: "Good"

The Ofsted inspection of September 16th 2016 awarded us a "Good" assessment in all areas including the quality of learning, effectiveness of the management and outcomes for children. The Inspector said: "Children are happy and enjoy their time in the pre-school. They benefit from a good range of activities that promote their interest and development. Staff plan fun and challenging experiences, so that all children are motivated to learn."
To read the full report, it's available to download as a .pdf file here.

New Pre-School Year

  • A New start.
    We are very happy to welcome all our children back to Croft Early Years and hope that all the new starters have a happy time settling in and getting used to attending the pre-school at the start of their education journey!


  • Information for all families
    The situation with Covid-19 is looking better, but is changing on a regular basis. We will continue to keep you updated with any changes that effect the pre-school and we will post links and useful guidance on our website for you to access.

    For current government advice, tap on the banner below.link to Coronavirus advice

    Guides to Looking after your health and wellbeing:
    • Every Mind Matters: 10 tips to help if you are worried about coronavirus
    • Every Mind Matters: how to look after your mental wellbeing while staying at home
    • Strength and flex exercises you can do at home

    Pregnancy Advice
    If you are pregnant and worried about coronavirus, you can get advice about coronavirus and pregnancy from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.


    •Home Learning resources - Twinkl.co.uk.
    •Activity Booklet by TTS-Group.co.uk.

    Mental Health and Well-being
    •CosmicKids - making yoga and mindfulness FUN for kids
    •Annaka Harris - Guided Meditation for children
    •BBC Super Movers.
    •NHS Change 4 Life.
    •Stop, Breath, Think!.

    Wishing all our Children, Parents, Carers and Staff Good Health and Well-being at all times.

  • New Croft Early Years Flyer.
    We have produced a colour flyer, featuring the bright new Early Years tops being worn by our children... colour flyer
    Please feel free to download and pass on our flyer to anyone who has children between 3 months to 4 years of age who may be interested in attending Croft Early Years.

  • How we promote Healthy Eating at Croft Early Years.
    We regard snack and meal times as an important part of our day at the pre-school. Our Food and Drink policy, which is available on the Resources page, explains how we promote health, well-being and hygiene.

  • Facebook
    For more news about what's happening, visit our Facebook Page. It's set up as Private, so if you are a parent or carer and don't already have access, please request access using the "Join" button on the Facebook page or speak to one of the staff about it.

  • 30 hour funding banner

    Close links to local Primary Schools

    We have close links with the local primary schools and children from Croft Early Years will usually move on to one of these:

    St Lewis' Catholic Primary School

    Croft Primary School

    Culcheth Community Primary School

    Newchurch Primary School

    St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

    Bruche Primary School

    Christ Church C of E Primary School

    Easy Fund-raising for Croft Early Years

    Croft early Years is a not-for-profit pre-school and a registered charity.
    All extra funds we can raise go towards providing a better learning experience for the children. You can help our fund raising just by doing your online shopping! We have joined easyfundraising.org.uk to help you to help us raise funds every time you buy almost anything online.
    Easyfundraising.org.uk is a great way to raise money for charities, schools, sports clubs, community groups, and other good causes just by shopping online. You don’t pay anything extra - the donation comes from the retailer - most of the major shops are there to choose from. Please sign up today and bookmark the page, so that you always start your shop at easyfundraising.org.uk.
    Full details of the scheme are available on the easyfundraising website.

    Staff Vacancies at Croft Early Years

    We currently have no vacancies at the Pre-school.

    Change4Life Award


    Croft Early Years are very proud to have gained the Healthier Together Award, in recognition of the quality of the healthy food that we provide to the children.