Ofsted 2016 Good Painting and Crafts Learning in the Woods Outdoor play New Paving area Ofsted 2016 Our play and learning area Messy fun Play
Children gardening for our Tatton Flower Show event.

Covid-19 Update

Dear Parents/Carers and Staff,

We have officially closed our setting for the Summer. It's not the end of term that we had hoped for but we look forward to brighter days.
I would like to wish all our preschool leavers - our Class of 2020 - the best of luck in their new schools (a lot of whom we'll be seeing 'over the fence' in September). We'll make all necessary preparations for re-opening at the start of the new school year in September and look forward to welcoming all the children then.
Latest news and advice from Croft Early Years is in our July Newsletter here.

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: Local Lockdowns - guidance for Early Years and childcare This page explains what will happen regarding childcare settings, if there is a local lockdown and links to information specific to Greater Manchester and other areas.

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: What Parents and Carers need to know about early years providers.

Gov.UK: Supporting your children's education

Gov.UK: Protective Measures in childcare settings.

We are in regular communication with the Local Authority, Warrington Borough Council (WBC) and following local guidance so that we are Covid-secure when we reopen in September.
We would like to wish all our Children, Parents, Carers and Staff good health and wellbeing during the Summer break and look forward to brighter times ahead.

Kind regards,
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.