• The nursery mobile phone number is – 07566 775651. This number can be used to contact nursery if the landline is out of order.
    Nursery now has a new email address. If you need to contact us, please use admin@cranknurery.net

    We welcome parents suggestions and comments, either via email to admin@cranknursery.net or in our  new suggestion box in the corridor.

    If you change your contact details please remember to inform nursery.

    Don’t forget you can keep up to date with your child’s development and activities throughout the day via I connect / parent zone. If you are having trouble accessing this please speak to a member of staff.

    If your child is unable to attend nursery due to sickness, holiday or any other reason please remember to inform a member of staff.


    Could we please ask you to keep a plentiful supply of nappies in nursery at all times if your child wears them. Thank you.

    2-Year-Old Checks
    Please remember to inform nursery when you receive your child’s 2-year-old check appointment with your health visitor. Nursery will complete a progress report to be shared with the parent / carer and the health visitor.

    30 Hour funding
    You can apply for the Local Authority 30 hours of funding the term after your child’s 3rd birthday. This process can be accessed through childcarechoices.co.uk which generates a code which you pass to nursery. Please speak to Sarah, Gemma or Caroline for more information.
    If anyone has any unwanted football kits that they can donate to charity we are currently helping someone who is planning voluntary work in Africa. All donations gratefully received.

    French & Sport lessons
    From September we will be employing a French teacher to give French lessons to the children in hall, we will also be continuing with the sports lessons.

    If you have not already seen our Facebook page please have a look. It shows upcoming events, dates for your diary and some of the children’s activities etc
    Baby room

    We will have a few new faces in baby room so we would like to take this opportunity to say welcome and to reassure our new parents that we will do our upmost to make the transition from home to nursery go smoothly. Please do not hesitate to contact us during the day for us to reassure you that all is well. Could we ask for some photographs of immediate family / pets for us to display in our room please?

    In this transition period we will introduce a variety of activities including foam play, water and sand. We have an abundance of toys which will encourage exploration and help with all areas of development.

    We will continue to focus on numbers, words and colours this month along with embracing the colours and textures of Autumn.

    Little Toddlers

    The children are having lots of fun in our messy playroom, we have recently added new resources for the children to try including natural yogurt, frozen fruit and custard etc. We are sure the children will enjoy exploring the different tastes and textures.

    We are currently in the process of putting together a new display ‘This is me’ and would be grateful of any photographs, including family, pets, favourite items etc.

    For our new starters, if you haven’t already returned your child’s tracker could you please do so asap? We can’t link any observations to the EYFS until we have these and it will impact on their progress.

    Many thanks

    Big Toddlers

    Firstly we would like to welcome Bleu, Leo, Nial and Amelie to nursery, they have all had a number of visits and are settling in nicely.

    We are spending time getting to know each other at the moment, could you please bring some family photos into nursery? Talking about family and home life encourages the children’s language and helps to settle the children in their new environment. Could we also ask you to always provide a coat as we have continuous provision outdoors on a daily basis.

    Little Group

    This month we will be learning all about Dinosaurs and have many activities planned, both indoor and outdoor. We are also continuing our family board so could we please ask for new family photos for us to display within the playroom?

    Little group children now have their own tray, situated in the corridor. Any artwork, letters etc will be placed in there so please check weekly.

    If you have not already done so could you please provide a water bottle / cup for your child to use and keep in nursery? Thank you.

    Middle Group

    This month we will be helping the new children settle in , you should have received an ‘all about me’ form please complete this and return if you haven’t already done so. Could you also bring in some family photos? We will be talking to the children about their family and home life and we will be getting to know each other. We are all looking forward to an exciting month in our new room and we hope you are too.


    A very big welcome to all the children who have recently moved into Top Group. We are exploring the topic ‘All about me’ to help us all get to know each other and will be enjoying lots of fun and exciting activities as we head into Autumn. We are planning to hold a ‘stay and play’  session in October, we will let you know the date in due course.