London Borough of Croydon

Day nurseries provide a safe and structured environment for children under five where they can play, learn skills, be part of a group and make friends while their parents work or study.

Generally, they are open throughout the day, most weeks of the year. Part-time places are often available.

Do day nurseries need to be registered?

Yes, all childcare providers caring for children under the age of eight for more than two hours a day, for more than 14 days a year, must be registered on either the Early Years Register or the compulsory part of the Childcare Register.

Requirements for days nurseries

Registered day nurseries must ensure that:

  • all staff submit to a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check
  • a first aid-qualified member of staff is present at all times
  • at least 50% of staff have the relevant qualifications
  • the premises have passed necessary inspection.

Early years free entitlement

Most day nurseries in Croydon have signed up to deliver the early years free entitlement funding for eligible children.

How to find day nursery?

Family Space Croydon can provide you with details of day nurseries in your area or near your place of work or study.


Family Space Croydon

Address Line:

Bernard Weatherill House

8 Mint Walk




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