Welcome to the website of The Croft Pre-School in Haslington, Cheshire.
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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.
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:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents have the option of purchasing uniform items for their children. We have sweat tops priced £6.50, and polo shirts for £6.
Lunch club: 12:00-12:30
(Please bring a healthy packed lunch)
There are no upcoming events scheduled.
|Term||Start date||Half term closure||End date|
|Autumn 2016||Tue 6th Sep 2016||Sat 22nd Oct 2016
- Mon 31st Oct 2016
|Wed 21st Dec 2016|
|Spring 2017||Thu 5th Jan 2017||Sat 18th Feb 2017
- Sun 26th Feb 2017
|Fri 31st Mar 2017|
|Summer 2017||Tue 18th Apr 2017||Sat 27th May 2017
- Sun 4th Jun 2017
|Fri 21st Jul 2017|
|Autumn 2017||Tue 5th Sep 2017||Sat 21st Oct 2017
- Sun 29th Oct 2017
|Wed 20th Dec 2017|
|Spring 2018||Thu 4th Jan 2018||Sat 17th Feb 2018
- Sun 25th Feb 2018
|Thu 29th Mar 2018|
|Summer 2018||Mon 16th Apr 2018||Sat 26th May 2018
- Sun 3rd Jun 2018
|Fri 20th Jul 2018|
|Autumn 2018||Tue 4th Sep 2018||Sat 27th Oct 2018
- Sun 4th Nov 2018
|Fri 21st Dec 2018|
|Spring 2019||Mon 7th Jan 2019||Sat 16th Feb 2019
- Sun 24th Feb 2019
|Fri 5th Apr 2019|
|Summer 2019||Tue 23rd Apr 2019||Sat 25th May 2019
- Sun 2nd Jun 2019
|Wed 24th Jul 2019|
The Croft will be closed to children on the following dates:
There are currently no job vacancies at the Croft.
However, if you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Pre-School manager.
The Croft Pre-school is run by a committee of parents, staff and other volunteers. As well as giving parents a say in the running of the pre-school, it is a legal requirement for at least two thirds of the core membership (chair, treasurer and secretary) to be made up by parents.
The following documents are available to download.
|Early Years Foundation Stage Framework Parents' Guide||19/02/2017|
|Prospectus Feb 2017||19/02/2017|
|New Starter Pack Feb 2017||19/02/2017|
The Croft Pre-school operates a number of policies and procedures. Some of these are available to view online by clicking the links below. All policies are available to view in person at the Croft - please ask a member of staff.
|Accident and Incident Policy||01/09/2016|
|Administering Medicines Policy||01/09/2016|
|Adverse Weather Policy||01/09/2016|
|Anti Bullying Policy||01/09/2016|
|Arrival and Departure of Children Policy||01/09/2016|
|Behaviour Management Policy||01/09/2016|
|Confidentiality Agreement Form||01/09/2016|
|Equal Opportunites Policy||01/09/2016|
|Food and Drink Policy||01/09/2016|
|Health and Safety Policy||01/09/2016|
|Home Working Policy||01/09/2016|
|Illnesses and communicable diseases policy||01/09/2016|
|Information and Records Policy||01/09/2016|
|Internet (Personal Use) Policy||01/09/2016|
|Missing Child Policy||01/09/2016|
|Nappy Changing and Intimate Care Policy||01/09/2016|
|Non Collection of a Child||01/09/2016|
|Non Payment of Fees Policy||01/09/2016|
|Outings and Visits Policy||01/09/2016|
|Parental Involvement Policy||01/09/2016|
|Photographic Images Policy||01/09/2016|
|Promoting British Values Policy||01/09/2016|
|Risk Assessment Policy||01/09/2016|
|Safety and Security Policy||01/09/2016|
|Special Educational Needs Policy||01/09/2016|
|Student Placements Policy||01/09/2016|
|Two Year Old Progress Check Policy||01/09/2016|
|Whistle blowing Policy||01/09/2016|
The Gutterscroft Centre is located down a small lane off Crewe Road in Haslington. Coming from the north (Sandbach, Winterley), take the first right after Fox’s Corner / The Dingle.
Coming from the south (Crewe), turn left about 70 metres after The Hawk Inn.
The Gutterscroft Centre,