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Fennies Nursery Woodside

Step into brilliance at our Croydon nursery!

Welcome to our nursery on Lower Addiscombe Road, where a passion for education and the joy of learning takes centre stage. Our nursery has been meticulously designed with Early Years in mind, creating bright and spacious rooms that cater to the unique needs of each child on their journey from little explorers to adventurers! Our Woodside nursery is one of our newest additions, so prepare to be captivated by more than just a nursery – it’s a magical realm of imagination and endless fun, igniting the spark of curiosity and creating a love for learning.

Embark on an exciting educational journey at Fennies, renowned as one of Croydon’s best nurseries, and let the adventure in learning commence!

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Close to Town Centre

Nursery opening: 07:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday

 112 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon, CR0 6AD

Book a visit to Fennies Nursery, Woodside

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Meet the Nursery Manager


Claire has worked in early years for an impressive 18 years, starting as an apprentice and working up to management roles. Through this experience, Claire has gained a great understanding of how to support her team in order for them to provide the best possible learning experience for children.   

One of Claire’s key passions is building all important parent partnerships and recognising the value that this brings to an early years setting. As a mum herself, Claire likes to actively involve all parents in their child’s nursery journey, whether it’s through her open door approach or by arranging parent events. This creates a space where children, staff and families can flourish.


Woodside Nursery FAQs

Our Woodside nursery opened in July 2023, Our indoor and outdoor spaces are custom-designed and built by our team of internal experts to enhance each child’s learning and development.


We welcome all children from 3 months to 5 years.


We have a wonderful manager Claire, who has worked in early years for 18 years. One of Claire’s key passions is building all-important parent partnerships and recognising the value that this brings to an early years setting. As a mum herself, Claire likes to actively involve all parents in their child’s nursery journey, whether it’s through her open-door approach or by arranging parent events. This creates a space where children, staff and families can flourish.


Yes, the children often take visits out in the local community, they recently took a trip to the park, to the local care home and even to visit Fennies Addiscombe Road!

You can find us at 112 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon, CR0 6AD. Our enchanting nursery is a 5-minute drive away from East Croydon train station.

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 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 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.

Nursery Menus

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

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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