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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?

  • Exciting link to a school in China
    The auntie of one of our children works in an international school in Shanghai and we have been corresponding with them. They have sent a lovely letter back to tell us about what they have been doing and sent some photos, which you can read here.

  • Visits to Holcroft Grange.
    In partnership with parents, we arranged 4 visits in 2017 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 are continuing our relationship with the residents and love to keep in touch with the friends we made. The children sent cards for Valentines day in February and had a special visit on 24th May, to celebrate the Royal Wedding with an indoor street party, decorated with bunting and crowns. See our Blog for more details.

  • 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

There are no current vacancies at the pre-school.

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?

Link to new flyer

Change4Life Award

Change4Life

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.