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?

  • How we promote Healthy Eating at Croft Early Years.
    We regard snack and meal times as an important part of our day at the pre-school. Our Food and Drink policy, which is available on the Resources page, explains how we promote health, well-being and hygiene.

  • 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.

  • 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 no vacancies at the Pre-school.

Promotional Flyer

We have a 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


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.