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Crofton Day Nursery and Preschool

Crofton Day Nursery and Preschool86 Crofton Lane, Petts Wood, Orpington, London, BR5 1HD
A bright and inspiring nursery in Orpington

When children join us here at Bright Horizons Crofton Day Nursery and Preschool in Orpington, they join a friendly and welcoming family of staff, parents and children, quickly settling into the routines and fun of the day.

We offer an extensive settling in sessions weeks before your child start date. This ensures both you and your child have ample time to adjust to new routines and build relationships with our dedicated team.

With spacious and airy rooms and a welcoming team, the nursery supports the learning and development of children from the age of 3 months to 5 years. Many of the staff are trained in both Makaton and BSL, and some are also bilingual. Bright Horizons Crofton nursery is ideally situated between Orpington and Petts Wood train stations, providing regular services to London and Sevenoaks, and on the 208-bus route providing a regular service into Bromley and Petts Wood.

Our baby room is cosy and heuristic allowing children at all stages of development to safely explore real items and natural resources. With an on-suite milk kitchen and nappy room, we can ensure all your child’s needs are seamlessly met and supported.

Our Toddler room sparks curiosity across the many low-level stations for our toddlers to explore, ensuring independence through play and an engaging environment, supported by our highly skilled staff team.

Our preschool room offers a range of learning stations for the children to explore and extend their knowledge and skills. Our preschoolers can take rest in our cosy regulation area and have access to loose parts and creative resources to inspire their creativity.

Throughout our age-focused rooms, where we provide the best start to schooling life through our enriching and wellbeing-focused Bright Beginnings Curriculum, designed by our own Early Years specialists. This holistic yet personal approach supports each child’s wellbeing, development, and progress, whether that involves transitioning between rooms or preparing for school.

Each of the four age-specific rooms have been lovingly crafted into the perfect learning environment; a homely space for children to investigate, discover and explore. We love to get outside and enjoy our stunning roof garden which is available for children to access throughout the day and features an exciting mud kitchen, teepee, and curiosity area.

While your child is busy exploring and having fun, we can keep you updated via our Family app. Available for all Bright Horizons parents, this will keep you connected with your child's day-to-day experiences and up to date as they develop during their time with us.

Book your personal tour today. Our friendly, experienced, and highly qualified staff will show you all the nursery has to offer.

Beverley Reeves Crofton Nursery Manager
Nursery Manager
86 Crofton Lane, Petts Wood, Orpington, London, BR5 1HD
  • Monday7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Tuesday7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Wednesday7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Thursday7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Friday7:30AM - 6:30PM
Lines open: Mon - Fri 08:00 - 19:00

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What’s included & Funding options

Whether you’re looking for a full-time or flexible booking pattern, get in touch with us to discuss availability. We will accommodate government funding options wherever possible.

Discover more about what we can offer your family by downloading our easy to read set of guides. Explore our Bright Horizons nurseries and discover the funding options available - from funded childcare and tax free childcare, to childcare vouchers plus key dates. You can also find out what's included in our fees and how we support families from the beginning.

*Not all nurseries offer every component of the all-inclusive package. Please check with your nursery for details.

Included in your fees:

  • Unlimited hypoallergenic nappies*
  • Unlimited hypoallergenic wipes*
  • Three nutritious meals
  • A range of healthy snacks
  • Formula milk for babies under 1 year
  • Cows’ milk or dairy-free alternatives for older babies and children

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Bright Beginnings at Bright Horizons

Bright Beginnings Curriculum

We believe that every child deserves the best start in life. Bright Beginnings is a holistic curriculum, designed to acknowledge the individual voice and needs of every child promoting confidence, wellbeing and a genuine love for learning.

As well as nurturing a lifelong love of learning, Bright Beginnings helps set the foundations for emotional resilience to prepare children for the next stage in their learning journey.

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Meet the team

Our team are dedicated to making your child's experience safe and fun. We always go the extra mile.
  • Beverley Reeves Crofton Nursery ManagerBeverleyNursery Manager
  • Ellisha Crofton Deputy ManagerEllishaDeputy Manager


Did you know that our nursery is on Facebook? 'Like' us to join in the fun! We share what we've been getting up to, as well as activities you can try at home with your little one. Learn about upcoming events happening at our nursery to pop in your calendar and enjoy meeting the team with posts about the amazing early years practitioners in our setting. We look forward to welcoming you to our Facebook community - just click 'like' and you're in!

Bright Horizons Family App

Our Family app offers a variety of features that give you the ability to get more information on your child's day, notify the nursery of any changes to your planned pick-up or absences and even book extra sessions if needed.

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