Fennies Nursery South Croydon

As our very first setting, our South Croydon nursery has been providing excellent childcare for over 27 years. Located close to both the A23 and M25, our nursery is conveniently located for parents who commute to London and Croydon. With bright rooms and a bespoke garden, our South Croydon nursery is the perfect environment for children to flourish and excel.

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Outdoor Play
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Close to Town Centre
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Early and Late Session

Nursery opening hours: 07:00 to 19:00 Monday to Friday

Address: St. Augustine’s Avenue, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6BA

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Meet the Nursery Manager

Donna Jacobs

Donna has a wealth of experience in childcare with 20 years of experience and a degree in early years education. Watching children achieve special milestones is something that enriches Donna’s daily practice and encourages her to continually find new ways to enhance their nursery learning journey.  

Donna is supported by a passionate and committed team who give every child the opportunity to grow their potential whilst gaining confidence in their early years. Donna uses creative ways to inspire her team so that they can provide the very best standard of care within an outstanding environment.

The Fennies Ethos centres around three core pillars; your child’s development and education, our collaboration with parents, and our collective staff team of internal experts, our key to providing ‘the right start for under 5’s’ for all children.   

We welcome children to our South Croydon day nursery from the ages of 3 months to 5 years old and our unique curriculum offers an enhanced delivery of the EYFS framework. This includes a specifically designed STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) program, focused art sessions inspired by famous Artists, and lessons delivered by our internal PE and Linguistics Coaches to inspire and support your child.  

We believe it is important to develop an environmental awareness from an early age which is why we are involved in Eco-Schools awards and the Farmer Time scheme. This educates our pre school children in ways they can look after the planet and develop an appreciation for the world around them.   

The experiences children have at our South Croydon day nursery lead up to a bespoke school readiness program, designed by the Fennies education team and consist of the Manager working closely with your child and family when transitioning to school.  

We recognise the importance of the well-being of children’s minds at all ages and encourage them to become confident little communicators when it comes to managing their emotions. Mindful activities, designed to calm and self regulate, are incorporated into children’s daily routines. Alongside this, all our Room Leaders are trained in teaching pre school yoga to encourage physical play and enhance emotional development.   

Nutrition plays a huge role in children’s focus, creativity, and mindset. Our nurseries are accredited with the EYNP (Early Years Nutrition Partnership) and our menus are designed alongside a registered nutritionist. Meals are then cooked on-site by our Chefs using all the fresh, balanced ingredients your child needs to learn and be happy.  

Nutrition goes beyond our menus and we actively involve children in growing their own fruits and vegetables as well as teaching your child positive mealtime routines to lay the groundwork for future healthy habits.  

Availability and Fees

Fees are calculated on a daily basis and vary depending upon the days and the number of sessions that your child attends. You will be provided with a detailed fee sheet in advance of registration. The fee sheet will be relevant to the number of days and sessions that you require for your child. We offer a 10% sibling discount, applied to the older child. 

Childcare fees are paid in advance on the first working day of the month. Direct Debits are collected on the first working day of the month. 

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Ofsted and early years foundation stage

We are proud that all of our nurseries are rated Outstanding and Good in all areas by Ofsted.  

Information for parents about Ofsted’s role in regulating childcare. The Offices for Standards in Education (Ofsted) is a non-ministerial government department that regulates and inspect childcare facilities. Ofsted’s role is to ensure that we provide the highest standards of childcare possible for your children. 

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Parent Partnership

Fennies fresh is our convenient home-cooked dinner service designed to fit into your busy lifestyle and allow you to enjoy those valuable family mealtimes together. Simply download our app, select your dish and your food will be ready to collect with your child the same day.  

We host a variety of virtual events to keep you and your child entertained and of course learn something new.

The Fennies blog is a hub of information for parents, whether you want to read about the benefits of specific types of play, the effect an environment has on your child or just some fun activity inspiration!

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