About Crank Day Nursery
Crank Nursery in St Helens offers high quality childcare for babies, toddlers and pre school children.
We are situated in a semi-rural tranquil area of St Helens, and look out on to beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. The Nursery was opened in September 1990 and has been fully refurbished in 2019. Our rooms are generously proportioned to offer a fantastic learning environment for your child. We also have a large outdoor play are which is accessible to all children. We are registered for 120 children between the ages of 3 months and 5 years and have a team of 26 fully qualified staff, all holding a paediatric first aid qualification, and staff retention is excellent. We are a non-profit making organisation and we are also a registered charity. Our nursery is about passion rather than financial gain.
We provide high quality childcare in a safe, happy and stimulating environment for babies, toddlers and pre-school children.
Meals are prepared by our full-time cook who serves healthy, nutritionally balanced meals and snacks made with fresh ingredients. All dietary requirements are catered for.
The nursery is divided into 5 main working areas. This consists of:
Rabbits – Approx 3 – 12 months (with a separate sleeping area, with each baby having their own cot)
Owls – Approx 12 – 18 months
Badgers – Approx 18 – 24 months
Squirrels – Approx 24 – 36 months
Hedgehogs – Approx 36 – 60 months
Our Vision, Aims & Ethos
Plant the seeds of dreams.
Water them with confidence and self-belief.
Feed them with persistence and independence.
Nurture them with tolerance and understanding.
Harvest the fruits of achievement and success
To provide a high-quality nursery experience, where children are at the heart of everything that happens
To create a safe, appealing and inspiring nursery environment where children thrive and learn
To build secure and trusting relationships with children and their families, valuing parents as their children’s first and most important educators
To celebrate diversity, appreciating and respecting the things that make each child unique
To continuously strive to improve the nursery into the best that it can be.