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30 Hours Free Childcare


Crossley Mill nursery offers the 30 hours free childcare to families who are eligible, to check your eligibility you will need to access the childcare choices website and follow the instructions online.

Are you eligible?

You, and any partner, must each expect to earn (on average) at least £120 a week (equal to 16 hours at the National Minimum or Living Wage). If you, or your partner, are on maternity, paternity or adoption leave, or you’re unable to work because you are disabled or have caring responsibilities, you could still be eligible.


Somewhere Over a ‘Rave-bow’


A Date for your Diary – Please spread the word!
Crossley Mill Nursery is holding it’s very first Baby-Rave “Somewhere over a rave-bow’ Saturday 18th March 11:00am-12:00pm.
This an open event for all children to be accompanied by an adult aged 0-5 years, older siblings are welcome.

Come along and dance to some funky beats as part of our St Patricks Extravaganza! Glow sticks are at the ready!

There is no charge for this event however donations are welcomed on the day.Baby rave

World Book Day.


What a busy time we have had in nursery this week….from flipping pancakes (which were delicious) to a fun filled focus of books! Today is world book day and everyone looks fantastic dressed up as their favourite book characters.
A big thank you to all the parents who came into nursery and read stories to all the children in honour of book week.
Don’t forget to come and check out Julie McLellan’s fantastic display of ‘Osbourne Books’ in the Lilliput room. Information how to purchase is on the display.

Happy Book Week Everyone!

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Congratulations Crossley Mill


Crossley Mill are very pleased, and very proud to announce to all our parents/carers, that we have achieved our Level 3 in “Steps to Quality”

Steps to Quality is a QA scheme available to all childcare providers and schools with an Early years provision. It aims to bring together all the different settings which work with children into a common vision of quality.

The scheme promotes the natural development of an approach towards quality, helping:
• to ensure that all practitioners understand the meaning of quality childcare and education and what is needed to make it happen;
• providers look at how their practice respects and supports each child as an individual;
• develop strategies to sustain quality;
• improve developmental outcomes for children; and
• improve services to families.

Steps to Quality covers many areas including: play, care and inclusion, environment, management, training and development and relationships. There are three levels, or ‘Steps’:
• Step One
The basic standard, which builds on the registration process. It ensures that the main policies and procedures are in place, and links very closely with the requirements of Ofsted standards.
• Step Two
This builds on Step one, looking at the way these policies and procedures support good practice and encourage regular consultation with children and carers.
• Step Three
This builds on the previous two steps. It covers how the setting evaluates, reviews, and plans the service to promote and maintain quality.

Crossley Mill thrives to provide quality childcare for all our children and are delighted to have passed all three ‘Steps’ to “promote and maintain quality” within our setting.