Crocus Saffron Walden | Day Nurseries & Pre-School | Saffron Walden

Saffron Walden 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. Our rural location with on-site farm means children have plenty of space to explore. Our highly qualified team helped us to secure a Good rating from Ofsted in our latest inspection.

Anne Hunt
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 Saffron Walden Crocus Early Years Centre

Below is an example of a typical day

  • Morning

    Drop Off

  • Morning

    Breakfast

  • Morning

    Free Play

  • Morning

    Growing Programmes

  • Morning

    Organised Activities

  • Morning

    Organised Activities

  • Midday

    Lunch

  • Afternoon

    Sleep Time

  • Afternoon

    Sleep Time

  • Afternoon

    Free Play

  • Afternoon

    Outdoor Play

  • Afternoon

    Growing Programmes

  • Afternoon

    Organised Activities

  • Afternoon

    Tea / Dinner Time

  • Afternoon

    Outdoor Play

  • Afternoon

    Free Play

  • Afternoon

    Free Play

  • Afternoon

    Pick Up

Fees & Availability

We offer a wide range of booking patterns to cover 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

Anne Hunt

I have been employed at Crocus Early Years Centre since December 2001. I originally started as third in charge/room manager in preschool and after a period of acting manager early in 2008 was promoted to centre manager in August 2008. I have worked in childcare for over 25 years since having my own children in preschools and at a crèche. I completed my Foundation Degree in Early Years in January 2013.

Caroline

I joined Crocus Nursery in 2010 as Deputy Manager.

I am level 4 qualified and have an additional responsibility of Special Educational Needs. I have two step children who are 6 and 9 years old.

Great place to work - Best Workplaces 2016

Events at Saffron Walden Crocus Early Years Centre

  • Bright Horizons Learning Fun Club!

    22 July 2017 to 03 September 2017

    Bright Horizons’ Learning Fun Clubs are so much more than a holiday club – they’re a learning adventure!

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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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