Crocus Great Cornard | Day Nurseries & Pre-School | Suffolk

Great Cornard Crocus Early Years Centre

Why Children Love Us

A place to grow

Our nursery setting is open Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 18:00, for children aged 3 months to 5 years. We offer a warm, welcoming environment supporting the transition from home to nursery, and we provide excellent nutritionally-balanced menus using fresh ingredients prepared by our own chef. We have been rated Outstanding by Ofsted in our latest inspection.

Crocus Great Cornard Nursery and Preschool Manager
Joanne Hayes
Nursery Manager
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Nutrition

Our excellent nutritionally balanced menu is changed regularly to encourage a varied diet and is approved by the Childrens Food Trust. Here is an example of a typical menu.

Supporting and Learning


Growing Mathematicians

1-2-3-4-5! Mathematics is embedded in everything that we do and experience in our day-to-day lives and our Growing Mathematicians programme has been created to help your child understand the purpose and importance of mathematics. 

Growing Readers

Growing Readers brings together home and nursery life, providing parents with some of the theory behind developing children’s reading skills, and also providing handy Hints & Tips, recommended reading lists and suggested activities for parents and children to explore together.

Growing Writers

Our Growing Writer’s approach supports the complex magical journey from making a mark, to emergent writing, to confident writer, laying the foundational skills that enable each child to flourish with the confidence and capability to succeed at school.

A day at Great Cornard Crocus Early Years Centre

Below is an example of a typical day

  • Morning

    Drop Off

  • Morning

    Breakfast

  • Morning

    Play & Activities

  • Morning

    Story Time

  • Morning

    Singing Time

  • Midday

    Lunch

  • Afternoon

    Sleep Time

  • Afternoon

    Sleep Time

  • Afternoon

    Play & Activities

  • Afternoon

    Story Time

  • Afternoon

    Singing Time

  • Afternoon

    Tea / Dinner Time

  • Afternoon

    Play & Activities

  • Afternoon

    Pick Up

Fees & Availability

Where possible we look to offer flexible booking patterns, including everything your child needs. To request pricing and availability, please request a call back by clicking the button below.

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Meet the Team

Joanne Hayes

I am the nursery manager for Crocus Early Years Centre and I have been working in childcare for 18 years. 

My career started as a nursery nurse working in a baby room. I was promoted to baby room manager and then became the nursery manager after having my second child. I have been working at Crocus Early Years Centre since 2003, becoming manager in 2008. I currently have my third child in the preschool room at the nursery and love getting involved with all the wonderful activities that happen within the nursery. I have a Level 4 Qualification in Early Years Practice and have just completed my Customer Services NVQ 2 qualification.

Samantha Walker

I have been working at Crocus Great Cornard since 2006 and I have recently been given the role as Deputy Manager. I started here as a nursery nurse before becoming the Pre-school Room Leader, which I did for 5 years before becoming Deputy Manager. I have 2 children, one 7 year old and one 4 year old. I have a Level 4 qualification in Early Years Practice and am about to start a degree in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Studies.

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Events at Great Cornard Crocus Early Years Centre

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    21 April 2017

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Why Bright Horizons

The Bright Horizons passion and enthusiasm for providing high-quality care isn’t just common knowledge within our own business – we’ve also gained some impressive accolades from external sources for excellence as both a childcare provider, and as an employer. We are the only childcare company to have been listed for the last 11 years as one of the country’s top 50 “Great Places to Work” by the Great Place to Work Institute.

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