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 volunteer's and students who are undertaking training. We are registered to care for 31 children.

We also provide a Breakfast Club at St Lewis' Primary School.

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 promotes their interest and development. Staff plan fun and challenging experiences, so that all children are motivated to learn." To read the full report, it is available to download as a .pdf file here.

What's Happening at Croft Early Years?

  • Easter Fun Morning.
    Join Us on 24th March for a fun-filled morning of all sorts of Easter themed activities
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  • Vacancies at Croft Early Years
    We are currently recruiting for 2 posts at the pre-school. We are looking for a Charity Business Manager and an Early Years Practitioner to join the team. For further datails look here.

  • Visits to Holcroft Grange.
    In partnership with parents, we arranged 4 visits to Holcroft Grange to visit the residents there. The visits took place between October and December. We had a fantastic time during all our visits - for more details and photos, read our article here. We love to keep in touch with the friends we made and the children sent cards for Valentines day last month.

  • Blog and Facebook
    For more about what's happening, read our Blog entries and visit our Facebook page. If you have a child at the pre-school and don't already have access to the Parents Only Facebook page, please ask one of the staff about it.

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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:

Croft Primary School

St Lewis' Catholic 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 two staff vacancies. We require a Charity Business Manager at the Pre-school: the post holder will have a lead role in the organisation including development of our practices, EYFS curriculum delivery, polices and procedures. Closing date for applications is 28th March. We are also looking for an Early Years Practitioner, qualified to Level 3, to work in the setting with our children aged from 3 month to 5 years. Closing date for applications for this post is 29th March. For full details of either post, please click the relevant advert below.
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New Colour Flyer

We have a brand new, full colour flyer for Croft Early Years. Why not download it and show to any of your friends and family looking for a pre-school place?

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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.