We aim to provide meals that add to a well balanced diet. We now follow the new regulations set by the food agency and provide information on the 14 allergens contained in the dishes we provide. A chart is displayed on the notice board for parents to access.

daily routine

7:00-9.00am Breakfast/free play
9:00 - 9:30 am Activity time
9:30 - 9:45 am Circle time
9:45 - 10:45 am Outdoor play
10:45 - 11:00 am Snack time
11:00 - 11:30 am Play/nappy changing
11:30 - 11:40 am Story time
11:40 - 12:30 pm Lunch time
12:30 - 2:30 pm Sleeping/quiet/Outdoor play
2:30 - 2:45 pm Circle time

2:45 - 3:00 pm Exercise time/nappy changing
3:00 - 3:10 pm Story time
3:10 - 3:30 pm Tea time
3:30 - 4:00 pm Free play/activity time
4:00 - 4:30 pm Exercise Time
4:30 - 4:45 pm Music/songs
4:45 - 5:00 pm Snack time
5:00 - 5:15 pm Activity (afternoon children)
5:15 - 5:30 pm Nappy time/Choose and play
5:30 - 6:00 pm Home time/story time

Early Years Free Entitlement Scheme

Free entitlement for 2 years olds:

Every child from the term after their 2nd birthday is eligible to receive free Early Years Entitlement for childcare. A receipt from your local authority, alongside with your child's birth certificate and proof of address must be provided in order to receive this free entitlement. The government will fund 15 hours a week, for 38 weeks of the year free nursery education which is paid directly to the nursery.

Free entitlement for all 3 or 4 years olds:

Every child from the term after their 3rd birthday is eligible to receive free early years entitlement for childcare and education for 15 hours a week. This is paid by the Government, through Croydon Council. For children with free entitlement we will not charge you a registration fee or a deposit. Although a birth certificate and proof of address is required. The government will fund 15 hours a week, for 38 weeks of the year free nursery education which is paid directly to the nursery.

Additional 15 hours free entitlement for 3 or 4 year olds:

The additional 15 hours free childcare is available to eligible working families of 3 and 4 year olds. Parents can check their eligibility with HMRC either online or by phone 0300 123 4097. If eligible, you will receive an eligibility code which should be taken to the setting along with your National Insurance number and child’s date of birth to check the code is valid. 

Every three months you will need to re-confirm with HMRC whether you are still eligible. Please contact the Nursery Manager for further details.

The Early Years Pupil Premium

From April 2015, as a childcare provider we have been able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium to support children’s development, learning and care.

We use the extra funding in any way to improve the quality of the early years’ education that is provided for your child.

If you are receiving any of the benefits listed below then our setting can claim the Early Years Pupil Premium:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • Support from NASS (National Asylum Support Service) under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit run-on

ofsted report

Ofsted regulates and inspects all childcare settings to ensure that they deliver effective support for children through the EYFS. Following an inspection of a setting, the nursery receives a full report documenting the inspector’s findings. Please click below for our latest Ofsted report: 

Quote from our latest inspection :

"This provision is good :

- Staff get to know the children well. They are responsive to their individual needs and deploy themselves effectively. Children feel safe and secure in the setting.

- Staff support children's understanding of a healthy lifestyle. For example, children enjoy a healthy diet, with food freshly prepared on site, and physical exercise. Children benefit from going out regularly in the fresh air, such as during trips to local shops and parks.

- Staff establish effective partnerships with parents. They share information to support children's learning between the setting and home to help build on continuity in learning.

- Children make good progress from their starting points, and are prepared well for their next stage of learning, including starting school."

Other information


The staff at Little Ann Day Nursery have a responsibility to be aware of Croydon Council’s Child Protection Procedures. This involves recognising, recording and reporting signs of child abuse and/or neglect. Ofsted and the Social Services Department in Croydon must always be advised of any child protection concerns that we may have. All our staff have current CRB / DBS certificates.


The nursery is open for 50 weeks of the year. We close for one week over Christmas and one week in the summer. The nursery also closes for two additional days for staff training. Please note we also close for bank holidays and for days on which elections are held as the nursery is used as a polling station. If weather conditions are not appropriate or there is an emergency the nursery will also be closed.


We have our own uniform and book bag and strongly recommend parents to purchase them either through us or directly from “Bubblegum” clothing store on 113, Thornton Heath High Street (0208 6832773). It is a more practical way of dressing the children and avoids fussy clothing which is difficult to manage during the various tactile activities we have. We would like all full-time babies and toddlers to wear their uniform as much as possible.

Toilet Training

We would like the nursery and the parents to work together to encourage your child to become potty trained. During this process, accidents will happen and therefore we would appreciate it if parents could send sufficient changes of clothing.

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