About Us

Welcome to The Croft

The Croft Pre-school is situated in the village of Haslington in South Cheshire. The pre-school opened in 1981 and is situated in the Gutterscroft Centre, in the heart of the community. Our ethos is based firmly in our strong community roots, which we are keen to strengthen and maintain. We serve a diverse population stretching to Crewe and the nearby villages of Winterley, Wheelock and Sandbach; all children between the ages of 2 – 5 years; and you are free to choose as many sessions as you prefer for your child to attend.

Our setting aims to:

Rising 4s

We are especially proud of our transition to school programme called Rising 4s. These sessions run all year, for those children who will be starting primary school in the following September. This group of children meet on Tuesday afternoons and are involved in some of the experiences that they will enjoy in their first few months at school, including:

These sessions are planned in conjunction with the Early Years team at The Dingle Primary School and include visits by the children to The Dingle and visits from The Dingle staff to The Croft.

Joining The Croft

If you are interested in you child joining The Croft, please contact us to ask about places or to arrange a visit to look around.

Government-funded provision

From September 2017, some 3 and 4-year-olds may be entitled to up to 30-hours government-funded childcare/pre-school provision. The Croft is participating in this scheme, in so far as our opening hours allow. To find out if you are eligible for the funding, please visit the government's online calculator tool at https://www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator. If eligible you will need to apply yourself at https://childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk/par/app/applynow. To discuss your options and the availability of sessions please contact the Pre-School Manager, Jo King, on 07790793353, or email us at enquiries@thecroftpreschool.co.uk.


Parents have the option of purchasing uniform items for their children. We have sweat tops priced £6.50, and polo shirts for £6.