Child Care Crawley


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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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Caterpillars Pre-School

Caterpillars Pre-school offers care and education for children aged 2-5 years.

Open 8:45am-2:45pm Monday to Friday (term-time), but also offers before and after school clubs for children aged 2-11 years.

Holiday club open Monday to Friday 8:00am-6:00pm in school holidays.

Where: Southgate Community Centre, Ditchling Hill, Southgate, RH11 8QL

Tel: 01293 544516

Charlwood Pre-School

Charlwood Pre-school provides a safe, friendly and stimulating environment for children from the age of 2.5 years.

We are located in the dining hall of Charlwood Village School, with access to our own enclosed garden, school playground and field.

Open 9:00am-12:00pm Monday to Friday, following Surrey County Council school term dates.

Where: Charlwood Village School, Chapel Road, Charlwood, Horley, RH6 0DA

Tel: 01293 862302

Donkey Field Pre-School

Based in the community room (Burleigh Room) or Crawley Down C of E School.

Morning sessions – 9:00am-12:00pm Monday to Friday
Afternoon sessions – 12:30-3:00pm Monday to Friday

Where: Hophurst Drive, Crawley Down, RH10 4XA

Tel: 01342 717877

Early Steps Pre-School

We provide a safe and stimulating environment for children aged between 2-5 years, giving them the chance to join with other children and adults to play, work and learn together.

Pre-school hours are 8:45am-2:45pm Monday to Friday (term-time). We also run a breakfast club for children aged 2-11 years old, which begins at 7.30am.

Where: Waterlea Adventure Playground, Furnace Green, RH10 6SP

Tel: 01293 544513

Friary Pre-School

The Friary Preschool is affiliated to the Catholic Parish of Crawley. As such, we support and promote the ethos of the Catholic Church. We welcome children from 2 years of age from the Catholic community as well as children from Non faith families in the local community.

Where: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, Southgate Drive, Crawley, RH10 6HD

Tel: 01293 403873

Giggle & Grow Pre-School

Giggle and Grow Pre-School is a privately run pre-school based in Gossops Green and Bewbush. We offer flexible childcare for children aged 2-5 years of age, this is delivered by sessions in Term Time only – Monday to Friday 9am-3pm.

Bewbush Community Centre, Dorsten Square, Bewbush, RH11 8XW
Gossops Green Community Centre, Capel Lane, Gossops Green, RH11 8HJ

Tel: 07887 946681 (Bewbush); 07534 019531 (Gossops Green)

Happy Hours Pre-School

We cater for children aged between two and five years, from Broadfield and the surrounding areas. Our aim is to provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment for children. We can offer your child individual care and attention.

Open Monday to Friday 9:15am-3:30pm

Where: The Youth & Community Centre, Broadfield Barton, Broadfield, RH11 9BA

Tel: 01293 519060


Holly Hedgehog Pre-School

Holly Hedgehog Pre-School is Christian run, offering pre-school education to children between the ages of two and five.

Open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30am-2:30pm

Where: Crawley Baptist Church, Crabtree Road, Crawley, RH11 7HJ

Tel: Amanda Kelly on 07745 226689

Jack & Jill Pre-School

A friendly pre-school running morning sessions Monday to Friday 09.00 – 12.00 (term time only) from 2 1/2 until they start school. We offer a friendly, enthusiastic and supportive environment in which children can thrive. We also have a designated, safe and secure garden.

Where: Delmar Morgan Centre, Copthorne Bank, Copthorne, RH10 3QX

Tel: 07756 577317

Joey’s Pre-School

Joey’s Pre-School provides care and education for children between the ages of 2 and 5 years.

Open Monday to Thursday 9:00am-3:00pm (term-time)

Where: Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, RH10 6QU

Tel: 07826 692264


Little Stars Pre-School

At Little Stars Pre School we believe play provides the most important part of a child’s life. We admit children anytime after reaching 2 years old up to school age.

Open Monday to Thursday 8:45am-2:45pm and Fridays 8:45am-12:15pm

Where: The Mill Primary Academy School, Ifield Drive, Crawley, RH11 0EL


Maidenbower Infant School Nursery

Open 8:30am-3:30pm Monday to Friday (term-time)

Where: Harvest Road, Maidenbower, RH10 7RA

Tel: 01293 880134

Milton Mount Playgroup

We offer a spacious and vibrant environment for your child, with all the facilities on hand to stimulate your child and ensure they continue to learn through play and develop within a safe and nurturing environment.

Open Mondays to Fridays 9:15am-3:30pm (term-time)

Where: Milton Mount Community Centre, Milton Mount Avenue, Pound Hill, RH10 3DY

Tel: 01293 884312

Pound Hill Pre-school

A fully inclusive Pre-School with excellent, modern and safe facilities, and a fantastic outside area which we use throughout the year whatever the weather!   

We accept children aged from 2 years to 5 years. Funded places available.
We are open Monday-Friday 9.30am – 2.30pm during school term time.

Where: Pound Hill Community Centre, Worth Road, Pound Hill, RH10 7EP

Tel: 01293 535120 or 07765 245933

Southgate West Playgroup

A community run playgroup which aims to enhance the development and education of the children under the statutory school age. The Playgroup is a non-profit making enterprise for the benefit of the local community.

Open Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.

Where: At Hilltop Primary School, Ditchling Hill, Crawley, RH11 8QL

Tel: 01293 511008

Squirrels Pre-School

We cater for all children aged 2-4 years old and have an emphasis on FUN!

Open Monday to Friday 9:15am-12:15pm and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 12:30-3:30pm.

Where: Bewbush Cricket Pavilion, Barlow Road, Bewbush, RH11 6BE

Tel: 07804 329889

St Margaret’s Nursery

St Margaret’s Nursery offers education to pre-Reception children aged between two years and the date at which they attend Infant or Primary School.

Where: The Mardens, Ifield, Crawley, RH11 0AQ

Tel: 01293 521077

Stepping Stones Playschool

Stepping Stones Playschool caters for children aged from 2 – 5 years and operates from Gossops Green Community Primary School.

Open Monday to Thursday 8:45am-3:15pm and Friday 8:45-11:45am

Where: Kidborough Road, Gossops Green, RH11 8HW

Tel: 01293 542999

The Brook Nursery

In the Nursery we provide an exciting stimulating environment where children are challenged in a fun active way. We believe that children learn best through play, we therefore plan lots of fun activities for the children on a weekly basis.

Where: The Brook School, Salterns Road, Maidenbower, Rh10 7JE

Tel: 01293 886521

Tots Pre-School

We believe in helping your child to learn through indoor and outdoor activities in a safe and fun environment that nurtures stability and on-going development which utilizes our early learning resources and well trained staff.

Open 8:45am-3:10pm Monday to Friday for children aged 2-4 years.

Where: Gabriel House, Dorsten Place, Bewbush, RH11 8XW

Tel: 01293 611799

Toybox Playgroup

Toybox Playgroup are a playgroup and welcome visits to see our setting during our opening times. We have a Good Ofsted report and feel we offer a fantastic oportuntity for pre-school children to learn through play. We accept children from 2.5 to 5 years old.

Open Monday and Wednesday 9:30am-3:30pm; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:30am-12:30pm (term time only)

Where: Wakehams Green Community Centre, Pound Hill, RH10 3NU

Tel: 07922 561262

Turners Hill Tots

Turners Hill Tots is situated within the grounds of Turners Hill Primary School and caters for a maximum of 24 children. Session times are 8.45am – 12.15pm.. The group will not operate on days when Turners Hill Primary School is closed for staff training days. Children can commence at Turners Hill Tots when they are two (2) years old.

Where: Church Road, Turners Hill, RH10 4PA

Tel: 01342 715412

Tykes Pre-School

We are a friendly bunch and are open for parents to pop in at any time to have a look around and meet our team to see what we have to offer you and your child.

Our sessions run Mon-Fri 9.15am – 14.15pm (term time only) for children aged between 2-5 years.

Where: Bewbush Centre, Dorsten Square, Bewbush, RH11 8XW

Tel: 07887 946681

Willow Tree Pre-School

Willow Tree Pre-school offers a truly astonishing variety of activities from modelling with play dough to baking cakes, or role-playing in the home corner; spending time looking at books or sharing stories and songs, making music, playing on the computer, investigating plants and the world around them are just some of the activities your child will be a part of.

We take children from 2 to 4 and are open 8:45am to 2:45 Monday to Friday.

Where: Cherry Lane Adventure Playground, Cherry Lane, Langley Green, RH11 7NX

Tel: 01293 516873

Worth Park Playgroup

We welcome children from the age of two-and-a-half to school age.  We provide a caring environment where children can learn to interact with other children and adults on what might be their first venture away from home.

Open Monday to Friday between 9:30am and 2:30pm (term-time)

Where: Crawley United Reformed Church, Worth Park Avenue, Pound Hill, RH10 3DF

Tel: 01293 611148