Nursery Schools in South Croydon | Parents Information

At Little Apples Day Nursery, we understand the important role parents and guardians have at pre schools and nursery schools. Our staff work alongside you, providing support and guidance, encouraging involvement with pop in sessions and ‘Meet the Director’ days. We keep communication open every step of the way, to help your child reach their own potential successfully. Our experienced practitioners are always happy to talk through our child care policies and how learning can be tailored to fit your child’s requirements.


Quick Facts

  • Our nursery is ideally located for families in South Croydon and surrounding areas such as Sanderstead and Purley
  • We welcome children 0 – 5 years of age, providing them with a caring and stimulating environment to learn and play in
  • Our nursery hours are 7:00am until 6:30pm, with extra charges applied should a parent be late to compensate for our staff staying later
  • We follow The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) for the learning and development of children at all pre-school levels

Starting Nursery


When first entering your child into the world of pre schools and nursery schools, we know it can sometimes be a daunting prospect for parents. Rest assured, the staff at Little Apples in Sanderstead, South Croydon, are here to provide you with support and guidance. We welcome you to explore the information on our website and encourage you to speak to our friendly and professional team to find out more.



You can view of all our policies anytime by contacting our office. Our top 10 policies for promoting quality in early years child care include ones on; Safe Guarding, Cameras & Mobiles, Parents & Carers as Partners, Allergies & Allergic Reactions, Supervision of Children, Visits & Outings, Medication, Sickness & Illness, Inclusion & Equality, Accidents & First Aid.



At Little Apples Day Nursery, we believe a healthy and nutritious diet is a vital part of giving your child the best child care at pre schools and nursery schools. Our on-site chef prepares fresh meals every day and we are experienced in dealing with many different types of allergies and dietary requirements.


EYFS Framework

Our qualified staff work to the latest Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, which covers principles such as allowing children to learn and develop through individual learning and understanding every child learns in different ways and at different rates.


Online Learning Journey

As one of the leading nursery schools and pre schools in the South Croydon and Sanderstead areas, we are committed to working closely with parents, providing daily updates on each child’s developments. The Online Learning Journey is used by staff and parents, to upload observations, which will be posted to you as a live feed on how your little apple is doing.

Fees & Funding


The nursery manager will provide you with a fee list for the sessions and days that you are interested in when you attend your viewing appointment. We offer a sibling discount applied to the older child and childcare fees are paid in advance on the first day of the month. Payments can be accepted via Direct Debit/Standing Order along with child care vouchers, unfortunately we do not accept cheques or cash.



We receive both 2 & 3 year old pre schools funding. Every child qualifies for 3 year old funding from the term after their 3rd birthday, but please visit the GOV.UK site to see if you qualify for 2 year old funding in the South Croydon and Sanderstead borough areas.


Childcare vouchers

If you are working your employer may provide you directly, or via a third party, with childcare vouchers. These are a Government-approved, tax-efficient way of paying for childcare. If you join the scheme, you can exchange up to £243* a month (£55* a week) of your gross salary for childcare vouchers. The part of your gross salary you exchange for childcare vouchers is tax-free and exempt from National Insurance contributions (NI). Because of this, you can make savings of up to £933** a parent, a year.


It doesn’t cost you anything to sign up for childcare vouchers and the scheme applies whatever rate of tax you pay. What’s more, both parents can request childcare vouchers, which means your family could save up to  £1,866*** a year!


*For parents joining a scheme from 6 April 2011, the Government has capped the amount of childcare vouchers a taxpayer can request each month to £243 for a Basic rate tax-payer, £124 for a Higher rate taxpayer and £110 for an Additional rate taxpayer.


**Figures quoted are the maximum available savings for a Basic rate taxpayer. Higher and Additional rate taxpayers may save up to £623 a year. The savings you make will depend on your circumstances.


***Figures quoted relate to the maximum family savings, if both working parents are Basic rate taxpayers and use childcare vouchers. If both working parents are Higher or Additional rate taxpayers they may save up to £1,246 a year. The savings you make will depend on your circumstances.

Contact Little Apples Day Nursery on 020 8686 6246, for information about nursery schools. We provide child care for families in Sanderstead, South Croydon and the surrounding areas.


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18-20 Sanderstead Road

South Croydon



Open: Mon to FRI 7am - 6.30pm


Tel: 0208 686 6246


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