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Children gardening for our Tatton Flower Show event.

Warrington now a designated enhanced response area

Along with much of the area, due to the continued prevalence of the Delta variant of coronavirus, the decision was made to make Warrington an enhanced support package area. This means that in Warrington, over the coming days and weeks, there will be, as a minimum:

  • An enhanced presence of community engagement and street teams, speaking to residents to make sure they are testing themselves routinely and are taking up the vaccine when offered
  • Supervised in-school testing and the reintroduction of face coverings in educational settings
  • Surge PCR testing in some specific areas and settings
  • Enhanced communications, including roaming advertising vans and billboard messages
Information on what this means for our area can be found on this specific page of the Gov.uk website.

Please remember:

  • All parents to wear face coverings on the school site and approach to the school site
  • One adult only to attend the school site to drop off and collect
  • Contact the office via phone or email if you have any messages for staff
  • Maintain a 2m distance between yourself and others.
  • Clean or wipe down any items that move between home and school e.g. water bottle & lunch bags.
  • Staff will continue to wear face coverings
  • Limited visitors on site only as and when essential for Health and Safety reasons or for medical/learning appointments for children

Everyone is now able to access to Lateral Flow Antigen 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.

For full important information on the restrictions, see the Gov.UK website and the Warrington Council website. Both provide full information on what you can and can't do within the current restrictions.

As a setting, we continue to have regular contact with the Council so that the Department of Education are kept up-to-date with local situations. 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 Government have released guidance for the Early Years and Education sector on how we must operate this term. There are several precautionary measures that we must take in order to maintain a ‘Covid-safe’ environment to ensure the safety of children and staff whilst attending the Preschool/ Nursery.

Please note that these measures and plans which we have made may alter due to changes in rates of infection. For this reason, we ask parents to remain flexible and to keep up-to-date with the response to the pandemic. We intend to keep you updated as much as possible during these unprecedented times.

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.

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The following links to pages on the Gov.UK website will be useful to help you to understand the guidance for parents, the steps we are taking and ways to support your pre-school children:

Gov.UK: What you can and cannot do.

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

Gov.UK: Education and Childcare guidance.

Gov.UK: Supporting your children's education

Gov.UK: Protective Measures in childcare 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.

Coronavirus / COVID-19 Update

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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.