The Nursery

Cranford Nursery School was established in 1982

We are proud to offer parents quality childcare with peace of mind.

What makes us unique?


At Cranford we believe in small class sizes so our children gain more attention.


Mission Statement

At Cranford, our aim is to provide rich learning opportunities in a stimulating environment that extends beyond the classroom. We believe in promoting a nurturing environment that is small and homely that will support children in their individual learning journey.


Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is based on the visionary belief of philosopher Friedrich Froebal, that

'children are like a garden of flowers and need to be nurtured so they can grow'.

Our curriculum is based on learning through play and meets all the learning areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage

We believe at Cranford Nursery


 “children are born ready to learn, they reach out to interact with people and the world around them. Development however is not an automatic process, it depends on each child having opportunities to interact in positive relationships and enabling environments”: (EYFS)

Small class numbers allow for more individual attention

We recognise that relationships between adults and children are crucial for a child’s happiness therefore our keyworkers are qualified practitioners who will meet the needs of each child in their care and respond sensitively to their feelings, ideas and behaviour, the key person will offer continuity and a relationship which is loving, comforting and caring enabling every child to feel reassured, safe and secure so that their learning experience is fun and fulfilling.

“Our weekly Yoga classes benefits children’s development. It enhances and promotes the development of motor skills, bones and muscles, cognitive and social skills & it’s so much fun”

"Teaching young children breathing exercises is a powerful tool in managing emotions, feelings and thoughts. Controlled breathing can decrease anxiety and increase positive energy"

Children learn individually and with others through play. Education in the early years is about facilitating the development of confident and curious children, Providing them with positive learning experiences so they are not afraid to learn from their mistakes.



Cranford is run by Fiona, she is the manager and has owned the nursery since 2003, she has over 38 years experience in child care and lives above the nursery with her husband, family and pets.