Day Nursery Croydon

Welcome To The Co-operative Childcare

About our nursery

At The Co-operative Childcare we never underestimate how difficult a decision it is to leave your child in the care of others and our aim is to ensure that you have all the information you need to make this very important decision.

The Co-operative Childcare nursery is a stimulating, safe and secure environment for your child and we pride ourselves on our friendly atmosphere where every child is treated as an individual.


What our parents say

The nursery is very reliable, with hands on staff that are there to support the child. It is wheelchair friendly with staff that always address my concern with regards to my daughter.

Staff give great levels of support when asked especially with looking after the child and I can see the gradual learning development in my child.

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What we do


There are many activities and play that takes place at the nursery and supports the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework.

Activities are planned for all age groups to ensure a flexible and balanced curriculum with a combination of busy and quiet activities, indoor and outdoor play. The children are also actively encouraged to make their own choices and initiate their own play.

Parents are encouraged to extend our children’s learning at home and we include parents in some of our activities such as Dads Day and International Day where we celebrate our cultural diversity. Parents are also invited to attend a range of activities with their children; sports day, fun days, charitable fund raising events, and also any general outings, including an annual outing to the seaside.

Our People

Our nursery team are friendly and approachable and attend numerous training courses to enhance their knowledge, enabling them to provide the best care and enjoyable learning experiences for our children. All colleagues are qualified or working towards their qualifications and together they have over 150 years of experience in childcare. Our Nursery Manager Anne has over 28 years of experience in childcare and there is a dedicated, loyal team of 23 colleagues who provide the best possible care in a warm and welcoming nursery setting.

Outdoor Facilities

The nursery has a large garden which is divided it into two areas; one for our under two year olds and one for our older children. Within the garden children can explore our nature reserve, climb and balance on our safe and soft play area or enhance their imagination in the ‘princess palace’. There is an opportunity for bike riding and our outdoor activities mirror the indoor activities with painting, sand and water play as well as building blocks and quiet reading areas to ensure all our children’s needs and interests are met.

Parents as Partners

The parents have an information board located in the reception area which has a variety of useful information. Our baby and toddler rooms have a feedback sheet which includes the children’s daily information of how they have been, including sleep, food, nappies and anything that they have enjoyed during the day. The 3-5 year olds carers give verbal feedback to the parent on a daily basis. Regular newsletters are sent to parents to keep them updated on up and coming events and we encourage parent participation in many of them. Parents evening are offered at regular intervals throughout the year where the child’s key person discusses the child’s development with their parents and there is also an annual survey for parents to give structured feedback on all areas of the nursery. We also have a parent committee group which all parents are invited to join.

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Our awards

Investors in people | Gold

Food Hygiene Rating 5

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Contact us

0800 954 0669

The Co-operative Childcare
Croydon University Hospital,
530 London Road,
Thornton Heath,
Surrey, CR7 7YE.

Opening Times:
6.45am – 6.30pm

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Meet the manager

Meet The Nursery Manager

Name: Anne Lawrence
A word from the nursery manager:

The nursery is located in the safe and secure grounds of Croydon University Hospital and prides itself on providing quality childcare where every child is treated as individual. We aim to promote and support our children’s learning and ensure that they feel safe and secure in a stimulating environment, where they can build on their skills and various stages of development.


Nursery Manager

We are looking for a Nursery Manager to join our team!


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Nursery Nurse

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