Child Care Crawley

Day Nurseries

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Childcare Options: 

Private Day Nurseries. These are OFSTED registered privately run nurseries which usually offer a variety of different sessions. Usually they are open from 8am to 6pm although some may do extended hours, and are open throughout the year other than public holidays.

Pre-Schools usually offer sessional care for children from the age of 2 to 5. They often work only in term-time, and in most cases offer funded provision for 3 and 4 year olds. They will be OFSTED registered and you can usual pay for top up sessions if you need more than the funded sessions. These are often but not always attached to a primary school although attendance does not guarantee a place at that school.

Registered Childminders These are OFSTED regulated childcare professionals who look after children in their own home. They are usually flexible and may be able to offer school drop offs and pick ups. Hours will vary however most will do at least 8.30am-5.30pm.

Nannies & Baby Sitters. These carers are not necessarily OFSTED registered and would look after your children in your own home. Prices and experience varies greatly so do your research and get recommendations from people that you know well.

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Acorn Cottage (Cranbrook)

Acorn Cottage provides nursery care and education for up to 50 children in Horley, on the West Sussex and Surrey border. Based in a converted house, the nursery has separate rooms for babies up to the age of 17 months, toddlers, and pre-schoolers.

Open Monday to Friday 7:00am-6:00pm

Where: Antlands Lane West, Shipley Bridge, Horley, RH6 9TE

Tel: 01293 785215

Banana Moon Day Nursery

At Banana Moon Day Nursery in Crawley, children always have fun learning something new.
Whether it be a new game, a different toy or a new friend, there is always something exciting to do and lots to explore.

Open Monday to Friday 7:30am-6:30pm for children aged 3 months to 5 years

Where: Leacroft, 117 Ifield Road, Crawley, RH11 7BP

Tel: 01293 532171


Bear & Bunny Nursery

We are a small independent day nursery located in the rural village of Charlwood.

Priding ourselves on our happy, healthy and outdoors nursery.

Open Monday to Friday 7:00am-7:00pm

Where: Crangal Cottage, Horley Road, Charlwood, RH6 0BJ

Tel: 01293 387234

Bright Horizons Day Nursery and Preschool

Bright Horizons Crawley Day Nursery and Preschool (Maidenbower) opened in September 2016 and accepts children aged from three months to five years.  The nursery is equipped with rooms designed for specific age groups. It has two floors, with a large outdoor garden featuring a tree house and climbing wall, giving children many opportunities to learn and explore in a natural environment.

Open 7:30am-6:30pm Monday to Friday.

Where: Unit 4, Site A Maidenbower Business Park, Balcombe Road, RH10 7NN

Tel: 0330 057 2476


Broadfield Nursery

Broadfield Nursery is a 40 place day nursery, purpose built within the Broadfield Children & Family Centre, offering places for 3 month to 5 year olds.

Open Monday to Friday 8:00am-6:00pm

Where: Creasys Drive, Broadfield, RH11 9HJ

Tel: 01293 512734

Brookfield Day Nursery & Holiday Club

An Ofsted Registered Childcare Nursery offering:

  • Full-time Day Care nursery for babies and children up to age 5 open Mon-Fri 7.30am-6.30pm
  • School Holiday Club for children aged 5-12 open Mon-Fri 8am-6pm

Where: Brookfield House, London Road, Lowfield Heath, RH10 9TR

Tel: 01293 535300

Busy Bees

Busy Bees Day Nursery in Crawley is a purpose built, single-storey building with welcoming individual play areas for each age group and a FANTASTIC indoor garden play area.
The nursery is conveniently located close to the town centre.

Open Monday – Friday 7:30am-6:30pm for ages 3 months to 5 years.

Where: Unit 2, Denvale Trade Park, Haslett Avenue East, Crawley, RH10 1SS

Tel: 01293 571555

Charlwood House Day Nursery

Charlwood House Day Nursery is a caring nursery which is open throughout the year to provide high quality childcare in the Lowfield Heath area.

Children aged between 3 months and 5 years old are able to attend the nursery which opens from 7am to 6pm.

A holiday club also runs for children aged between 4 and 11 years, offering weekly, daily and hourly slots.  Operates every school holiday and half-term.

Where: Charlwood House, Charlwood Road, Lowfield Heath, RH11 0QA

Tel: 01293 565544

Clover Court (Cranbrook)

An 84 place day nursery for 0-5 year olds in the centre of Maidenbower, split into 3 age groups; Babies (0-14 months), Toddlers (14 -30 months), and Pre-School.

Open Monday to Friday 7:00am-7:00pm

Where: The Pavilion, Maidenbower Square, Maidenbower, RH10 7QH

Tel: 01293 887 533

Copthorne Kinders

Copthorne Kinders is a friendly, homely nursery offering flexible childcare facilities. We accept children from 3 months to 5 years old, and open all year, Monday-Friday 8am-6pm (early start 7.30am and late finish 6.30pm on request).

We also offer an out of school club for children up to 11 years old, and a school holiday club for children aged 3-11 years old.

Where: Acorns Health & Leisure Club, Copthorne Road, Copthorne, RH10 3PG

Tel: 01342 718778

Daisy Chain

Our nurseries are based across 2 sites, 100 metres apart – one is a dedicated facility for children under 3 and the other focusses on children over 3 and therefore prepares them for school. This means that we are able to devote special attention in each location to ensure your child gets the perfect mix of care, development and fun!

Open 8:00am-6:00pm Monday to Friday.

Where: 194 Three Bridges Road, Three Bridges, RH10 1LR

Tel: 01293 533397


Fennies Horley

Our nursery is full of charm and character offering bright and spacious, wonderfully resourced rooms for babies and children and a secure outdoor play area. Our passionate and caring team look after children from three months to 5 years.

Open 7:00am-6:00pm Monday to Friday

Where: Corner of Albert Road and Brighton Road, Horley, RH6 7HS

Tel: 0208 770 3222 – option 8

Honey Pots Childcare

Preschool care, after school care and day nursery catering for children from 12 months up to 8 years in the Crawley area.

Open Monday to Friday 8:00am-6:00pm.  Flexible year round sessions – including school holidays.

Where: Crawley Youth Centre, Longmere Road, West Green, RH10 8ND

Tel: 01293 527532

Ivy Cottage (Cranbrook)

Ivy Cottage is a 72 place Nursery for 0-5 year olds located between Crawley and Horley.  The Nursery is split into three age groups, Babies 0-15 months, Toddlers 16-30 months and Pre-School Children.

Open Monday to Friday 7:00am – 7:00pm

Where: Balcombe Road, Horley, RH6 9SW

Tel: 01293 825192

K2 Crawley Nursery

Uniquely located inside the premier K2 Crawley Leisure complex we are able to offer first class facilities in a comfortable, warm atmosphere. We offer full day care, pre-school, crèche and holiday care so you can decide what fits your lifestyle best.

Open Mondays to Fridays 8:00am-6:00pm

Where: K2 Leisure Centre, Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley, RH11 9BQ

Tel: 01293 537066

Kid Co

Privately owned day nursery providing childcare for babies and children up to 5 years of age.

Open Monday to Friday 7:30am-6:30pm

Where: Inger Cottage, Balcombe Road, Horley, RH6 9SW

Tel: 01293 775107


Kids Capers Day Nursery

Kids Capers Day Nursery provides a safe, stimulating, fun and family environment for children aged from 3 months to 5 years.  Our nursery and pre-school provides a range of activities for your children including forest school, and has specialised rooms to suit specific age groups.

Open from 7:30am-6:30pm Mondy to Friday.

Where: The Pavilion, Loppets Road, Tilgate, RH10 5DP

Tel: 01293 612221


Nuffy Bear Day Nursery

We are a nursery that provides a ‘home from home feel’, which we feel benefits the child during this time of transition. The nursery is open plan with two sections in our main room (Butterflies) for children who are walking to 5 years and an enclosed area (Caterpillars) for children 12 weeks – walking.

Open Monday to Friday 8:00am-6:00pm

Where: Nuffield Health, Crabbet Park, Turners Hill Road, RH10 4ST

Tel: 01293 737 220

Pembroke Park Nursery

Providing a relaxed and homely atmosphere for children aged 6 months to 5 years.

Open Monday to Friday 7:30am-6:00pm.

Where: 113 Nokes Court, Commonwealth Drive, Crawley, RH10 1AN

Tel: 01293 385886

Peter Bunny Day Nursery & Pre-School

We have 3 separate units:

  • Benjamin Bunny Baby Unit (4-18 months)
  • Rebeccas Bunny Toddlers (18 months – 3 years)
  • Peter Bunny Pre-School (3 years – school age)

Your child’s happiness is our main priority.

We are open five days a week, for 49 weeks of the year from 8am-6pm. We close on Bank Holidays.

Where: The Warren, West Park Road, Copthorne, RH10 3EX

Tel: 01342 713158

Rainbow Nursery

Open all year round from 7:15am-5:30pm

Where: Crawley Hospital, West Green Drive, West Green, RH11 7DH

Tel: 01293 419260

Teddies Crawley

Teddies Nursery Crawley is located in a quiet residential area. We offer 3 rooms which cater for each age group from 3 months to 5 years. Our friendly team offers a range of activities including role play, creative activities, music and dance and outdoor learning activities.

Open Monday to Friday 8:00am-6:00pm.

Where: 102 Worth Road, Pound Hill, RH10 7DU

Tel: 0330 134 7757

Toad Hall Nursery

Our day nursery provides childcare and early education for children from the age of 3 months to school age in Horley and the surrounding areas.

Where: 19 Massetts Road, Horley, RH6 7DQ

Tel: 01293 823500


Willow Tree Montessori Kindergarten

Willow Tree Montessori Kindergarten is an independent day nursery in Horley. The kindergarten combines both Montessori teaching methods along with traditional early learning techniques.
Our kindergarten is for children aged between 6 months and 5 years.

Open Monday to Friday 8:00am-6:00pm

Where: 80 Lumley Road, Horley, RH6 7JL

Tel: 01293 820721