The Croft Upper Abbey Wood

Our small family of nurseries are set-up to be aspirational yet accessible and fully inclusive to help the communities we serve.

The Croft Upper Abbey Wood

Overview

A beautiful Victorian property, The Croft Upper Abbey Wood lends itself perfectly to nursery life. Established in 1991, it is one of the longest standing nurseries in the area.  Located on the Woolwich Road, close proximity to two main line stations and Crossrail. We have a purpose built, baby room a home from home, providing dedicated care for babies.  With the Toddlers, 2+ and Pre-School rooms in the main building. As part of a recent refurbishment our garden now includes multitude of learning zones and a nature School area.

"Her key worker is absolutely fantastic and she has built wonderful relationships with other staff members and children."
Abi B.
Parent
“Play is the highest form of research ”
Albert Einstein
Give them the best start

Why choose The Croft Upper Abbey Wood?

fair

Inclusive Rates

Our rates are all inclusive so that the price you see is the price you pay. All extra-curricular activities are included so that no child misses out

Extra Help

wraparound care

Additional wraparound care for working parents includes Breakfast club; Later Collection Sessions and Baby-sitting (arranged directly with our First Aid Trained and DBS checked staff)

nutrition

healthy eating

Provide education in nutrition, healthy eating and healthy lifestyles

Safe

We over staff

Ratios of children to staff are above requirements and continuity is helped as no bank or temporary staff are used

FRESH AIR

outside areas

The children have opportunities to run, climb, balance and jump, dig, grow produce and enjoy messy play in our outside areas

Special Moments

Graduation ceremony

We hold a Graduation ceremony and fun day annually for the Pre-schoolers where they don caps and gowns and receive a certificate. A professional photographer is on hand to provide some wonderful mementos of the events.

Eco

environmentally responsible

We continually look for ways to reduce our carbon footprint and support environmental issues

Eco

Forest school trained

Our Forest school trained staff provide child with a valuable and enjoyable insight in to nature and the world around them

Hygiene

clean teeth

The Croft provides children with environmentally friendly bamboo tooth brushes; children clean their teeth daily at mealtimes and are encouraged to follow good oral hygiene practices

security & Safety

Fully DBS checked

All staff have an up to date ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ (DBS) check

Hygiene

food hygiene certified

All staff will obtain a food hygiene certificate when they start with us

accredited

National Day Nurseries Association

We hold a full membership with the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA)

Sunsafe

Sun Protection

We are affiliated with Sunsafe to ensure that child learn good practices when having fun outside

vouchers

Sainsbury’s Fit Kid vouchers

We support Sainsbury’s Fit Kid vouchers and Nestle Box Top for book tokens
Decor

Reduce Distraction

We apply neutral tones to walls within all Croft Day Nursery settings to allow children to engage in activities and be less distracted.

Open Door Policy

speak with key staff

We operate an open door policy so that parents can speak with key carers, room leaders and management at any time;

Your opinion Counts

parent’s input

We conduct regular parent’s questionnaires so that parents can help to shape the service which we provide

Safety

First Aid Trained

All staff hold a Paediatric first aid certificate

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"The Croft is a truly amazing nursery. My daughter attended several nurseries in the area. However, we have found the best one now! She has been the happiest and learnt the most here."
Krisztina E.
Parent
Day Care

Opening Times

We are open Monday to Friday – 51 weeks of the year

Standard full day is 8:00am to 6:00pm, Early start session is 7:30am to 8:00am and later collection session is 6:00pm to 6:30pm

The Croft Upper Abbey Wood

Facilities

The Baby Room

Our brand new, purpose built, baby room is a home from home to provide dedicated care for babies from three months old. Each baby receives individual attention with lots of cuddles, eye contact, smiles and positive verbal communication through words sounds and songs. We nurture babies through a variety of learning opportunities. These include learning to crawl and walk as well as joining in with ‘messy play’ and other stimulating activities suitable for this age group. Babies are also provided with garden time and walks which ensures they receive appropriate opportunities for outdoor play and fresh air.

The Toddlers Room & The 2+ Early Learners Room

These rooms area designed to support your child’s rapidly developing skills and physical abilities. We encourage children to learn new words through stories, nursery rhymes, singing songs and musical movement. They will also enjoy activities in the arts and crafts area helping children to learn how to identify different objects and colours. Each child will have a wide variety of toys to play with all appropriate to their age and stage of development. The home room area is where the children rest after their meals and enjoy quiet and imaginative play. The Croft Day Nursery works in conjunction with parents to teach personal, social and emotional skills through interaction with other children and adults, feeding themselves at mealtimes when ready, they will also receive assistance in becoming toilet trained.

The Pre-School Room

This area is designed for the older children up to the age of five. As part of the foundation stage curriculum we have designed a gentle introduction to a wide range of subjects such as reading, writing, maths, religious festivals and the world around us. Each child receives regular indoor and outdoor activities which include music and movement, dance, drama, construction, running, balancing, ball skills and walks.

The Pre-School room team provide opportunities for your child to develop their language skills by encouraging children to join in at story time. The children also develop their pre-writing skills by painting, drawing, cutting and sticking. Personal, social and emotional skills are developed through interaction with staff and children through the day, especially during meal times where staff encourage children to help in serving themselves and others at mealtimes.
Regular communication will ensure that you receive and understand your child’s individual needs in order to develop their confidence and independence.

Outside

The garden is an extension of the nursery rooms. All children have outside time…whatever the time of year, whatever the weather. The children are provided with rain suits if the weather requires it. Our nature school is run throughout the year in the garden and off-site with or trained Forest School Leader.

‘A year and a half after leaving, my son is still excited about dropping in to pick his sister up. It's a wonderful setting and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.’
Abi B.
Parent
“The best classroom, and the richest cupboard, is roofed only by the sky”
Margaret McMillan
The Croft Upper Abbey Wood

Meet the Team

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.

‘My daughter has multiple food allergies and this is managed wonderfully’
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Amy M.
Parent
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"Her key worker is absolutely fantastic and she has built wonderful relationships with other staff members and children."
Abi B.
Parent
Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

Some of our most common questions related to The Croft Upper Abbey Wood answered for your here. Should you have any general questions not covered here, please click here to see our full FAQ list, or please don’t hesitate to contact us. 

Generally because we are a small nursery we only offer the specified days on the fee schedule but please talk to us about your needs.

As all meals are prepared freshly on the premises all dietary requirements are catered for. The Dietary Requirement List is prominently displayed and checked at every meal. Should any reaction occur all staff are trained in both first aid and the use of an epi-pen.

In baby nursery a communication book records your baby’s day in detail including all activities, outings, nappy changes, food, drinks, bottles and how much they slept.

Once they move to the nursery school this is replaced by a weekly update. This report contains a comments on aspects of your child’s development and activities they have participated in during the week.

Children are automatically moved up to the next class when it is appropriate. Parents do not need to reapply (they should however be mindful that a clear term’s notice is required if they want to withdraw their child).

The Croft Upper Abbey Wood

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