Covering areas: Bexley, Bexleyheath, Abbey Wood, Barnehurst, Belvedere, Danson Park, Erith, Northumberland Heath, Plumstead, Thamesmead, & Welling

Tel: 01322 431045 75 Woolwich Road, London, SE2 0DY (Map)

Latest News & Events

Dancing & Spanish - FREE!

We are very pleased to announce that we are now offering dance lessons for free...just as we do with the Spanish lessons! This is in line with our inclusion ethos...one of our central missions. Dance is not just an art form, it provides important physical activity…

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5* Food & Hygiene

We have been awarded our 5* Food & Hygiene rating again recently. The Inspector said that we demonstrated best practice and even took photographs to show to other establishments. Well done Tracey!

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Staff

The Crofts' staff are all highly trained and qualified in caring for children. The nursery’s staff are commended by Ofsted and Bexley's Early Year's Team for their effectiveness in developing and supporting children’s learning.

In order to maintain this level of quality, childcare standards and performance are continually monitored and all staff have the opportunity to participate in continual professional development and training throughout the year. Our turnover of staff is extremely low, which we believe is inspired by our commitment to the staff team and a programme of continuous professional development.

We recognise that childcare is a demanding and staff are supported in many ways. We have policies that ensure staff have time out of their rooms for planning and staff are actively encouraged to seek assistance at any time. Regular team meetings and training sessions further promote a feeling of team spirit and encourage staff to feel proud of the important role they play in your child’s development.

 

 

Meet the Team...

Management

Dawn

Worked with The Croft since: 1996

Nursery Manager

Dawn is an experienced professional with a background immersed in early years. The Croft Day Nursery is truly fortunate to have such a capable and committed Early Years Practitioner and Manager. No detail is too small to escape Dawn's keen eye and experienced child care mind. A keen long-distance runner, Dawn has the stamina to match her drive in overseeing the day-to-day welfare and development of every child at the nursery!

 

Katie

Worked with The Croft since: 2009

Nursery Deputy Manager

Katie has long been involved in child care and has worked hard to reach her current post. She has attained her NVQ level 3 diploma in early years child care and works alongside Dawn on SENCo matters.

Baby Room (Age: 3 months - 1 year)

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Carly

Head of Room – Early Years Educator

Worked with The Croft since: 2014

Carly is a dedicated Early Years Practitioner and achieved her Level 3 in 2009. She has worked hard to reach her current post and loves being with the babies in our new Baby Room.

 

Georgia

Early Years Educator

Worked with The Croft since: 2012

Georgia started out as an apprentice in 2012, attained her NVQ level 2 in 2013 and recently attained her NVQ level 3 diploma in early years child care whilst working with us at The Croft.

 

Abbie

Early Years Educator

Worked with The Croft since: 2013

Abbie has attained her NVQ level 2 diploma in early years child care is now well progressed with her training for her NVQ level 3 diploma in early years child care.

Toddlers Room (Age: 1 - 2 years)

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Annabel

Head of Room – Early Years Educator

Worked with The Croft since: 2015

Annabel has an NVQ level 5 diploma in early years child care. She loves to help the toddlers achieve their goals and believes that every child deserves a happy childhood. When working with children she loves to see them laughing and happy, this makes her feel that the she and the children are in the right environment. Annabel and her team create an enchanting environment for our 12 month to 24 month old children which stimulates and develops their young minds and inquisitive nature.
At home, she adores spending time with her family and friends, as well as brushing up on nursery best practice.

 

Madison

Early Years Educator

Worked with The Croft since: 2015

Madison has attained her NVQ level 3 diploma in early years child care and loves being with the toddlers. She has spent time with all of the age groups during her career and has loved each one, but she really has an affinity with this age group.

 

Taryn

Early Years Educator

Worked with The Croft since: 2014

Taryn has attained her NVQ level 2 and is currently training towards her NVQ level 3 diploma in early years child care. When Taryn is not working with the preschool, she enjoys cooking, football and babysitting her younger cousins.

Early Learner Room (Age: 2 - 3 years)

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Jenni

Head of Room – Early Years Educator

Worked with The Croft since: 2003

Jenni attained her NVQ level 3 diploma in early years child care in 2008, she loves being with the 2’s and heading up the 2’s room team. Jenni guides her team to generate an engaging environment which helps develop the children’s burgeoning independence and key skills.

 

Sarra

Early Years Educator

Worked with The Croft since: 2014

Sarra has attained her NVQ level 3 diploma in early years child care and knows that childcare is the vocation for her.

 

Hayley

Early Years Educator

Worked with The Croft since: 2015

Hayley has attained her NVQ level 3 diploma in early years child care. Whilst she has worked with children of all ages, she especially loves working with the 2’s children.

 

Sofia

Early Years Educator

Worked with The Croft since: 2014

Sofia has attained her NVQ level 2 diploma in early years child care is now attending college to train for her NVQ level 3 diploma in early years child care.

Pre-school Room (Age: 3 - 5 years)

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Jo

Head of Room – Early Years Educator

Worked with The Croft since: 2000

Jo achieved her NNEB/CACHE Diploma in 1999. A committed Early Years Educator, she loves being with the pre-school. She and her team ably prepare the pre-school children for going to school by reinforcing their key skills and growing independence. Jo recently celebrated 15 years at The Croft and it has been wonderful to see her career progress over that time.

 

Laura

Early Years Educator

Worked with The Croft since: 2012

Laura started out as an apprentice in 2012, attained her NVQ level 2 in 2013 and subsequently attained her NVQ level 3 diploma in early years child care whilst working with us at The Croft. As Laura loves all things natural, we sent her on a Forest School training programme …and is now qualified to run our Forest School and Nature School sessions.

 

Toni

Early Years Educator

Worked with The Croft since: 2014

Toni started in childcare in 2009 and gained her CACHE level 3 in 2012. An accomplished Early Years Educator with experience in all age groups. Toni recently had the opportunity to follow her other passion, travelling, and took a sabbatical to visit a number of countries and cultures around the world. We are very pleased to have her back safe and sound.

 

Selda

Early Years Educator

Worked with The Croft since: 2013

Selda started out with us at The Croft as an apprentice in 2013 and recently attained her NVQ level 2 diploma in early years child care whilst working and studying. With our support, she training for her NVQ level 3…another 2 years of study.

 

Sophia

Early Years Educator

Worked with The Croft since: 2014

Sophia has attained her NVQ level 2 and is currently training towards her NVQ level 3 diploma in early years child care. She is committed and passionate about working with children and takes great pride in helping the children achieve new skills.

 

Support Staff

Tracey

Chef du jour

Worked with The Croft since: 2004

The driving force behind our 5* rating. Tracey produces all of the menu's to provide  healthy, balanced, freshly prepared and yummy meals - individually designed around specific dietary requirements. Tracey runs a tight ship and a spotless kitchen!

 

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