About Us

A Leader in Child Care

Croft Early Years has been established since 1967 and is run by a committee of volunteer parents. We are a registered charity. Our Charity Registration Number is 1156075. Croft Early Years is registered with and inspected by OFSTED.

We are also part of Warrington Borough Council’s Children’s Services.

You can read our mission statement, the Early Years curriculum and event calendar for Croft Early years by clicking on the links at the top.

Our Services

Croft Early Years breakfast clubs offer 'term time' only and 'before school' child care for registered children in St Lewis Primary School.

In our Early Years sessions we take children from the age of 3 months until 4 years and 11 months.


  • Early Years 8.30 am to 5.00 pm
  • Breakfast Club (St Lewis’) 7.30 am to 8.50 am

A few comments from parents, taken from our 2019 Questionaire:

"Communication is fantastic. Always informed, I love the tapestry app. Early years settings should model themselves on Croft early years."

"I cannot thank Stef enough for her care and support she has given to my child. He has had exceptional care and Stef has made such a positive impact on his speech, ability to make friends and generally happiness. He adores Stef and to see how much she cares for him means so much to me."

"My child enjoys going to Croft early years and looks forward to seeing her friends and key workers."

"My son loves to be outdoors and I feel you provide such a good environment to explore. He loves telling me about the fruit and veg you grow and is now interested in the natural world around us."

"Tapestry is a good tool for the day to day and it's visual, but most important is that you are informed on a daily basis how the day went and that is done at pickup time."

Breakfast Club

At breakfast club children are supervised within the school setting and handed over to a member of school staff in time for their classes in the morning. Children can socialise with their other classmates who attend as well as having a choice of nutritional and healthy breakfast to start the day. Please enter by the side door which leads directly in to breakfast club. Once there, all children must be signed in by the accompanying adult.

To reserve a place simply complete the registration form and return it to us by email or in person. A non-refundable £25.00 registration fee is payable but when completed the child can attend their choice of sessions when booked in. Simply let us know which sessions you plan to attend and pay for only those you book. The cost per session is £5.00.

See more details about booking

Our Staff

Penny H.
- Manager
Safeguarding Designated
Lead Officer
Lynn Reardon
Lynn R.
- Finance Officer
(Invoice queries)
Bev S.
- Business Admin Officer
(Funding queries)
Sue B.
- Named Deputy & Early Years
Practitioner. Safeguarding &
Behaviour Co-ordinator
Kerry B.
- Named Deputy &
Early Years Practitioner
First Aid & Tapestry lead
Stef K.
- Early Years Practitioner
& SEN and Behaviour
Lisa B.
- Early Years Practitioner
(Bank staff)
Kate U.
- Early Years Practitioner
(Bank staff)

Kate V.
- Early Years Practitioner
Equal Opportunites lead
Liz B.
- Early Years Practioner
(Bank staff)
Jennifer R.
- Early Years Practitioner
for Breakfast Club
Jan S.
- Early Years Practitioner
for Breakfast Club
Sam C.
- Early Years Practitioner
Health & Safety Lead

Extension Visits

Croft Early Years regularly arrange for third party providers to visit us and run activity sessions which extent the offer from the preschool, adding new and exciting opportunities for your children to take part in:

Diddi Dance - funky dance classes

Ace Forest School

Mini Movers dance sessions

Tennis Tots

Abi Can Coach (Yoga sessions)

Local Primary Schools

These are some links to local Primary schools' websites, into which children from Croft Early Years feed:

St Lewis' Catholic Primary School

Croft Primary School

Culcheth Community Primary School

Newchurch Primary School

St Vincent Catholic Primary School

Visit the Croft Parish Council website to find out more about the village.
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