Nursery Admissions

Admission To Little Crackers Nursery

We take children from age two through to pre-school as space allows. The nursery day currently runs from 7.45am to 6.00pm, 51 weeks a year, to cater for the needs of working parents.

Places are available on a term-time only basis or all year round.  Flexible morning and afternoon sessions are available and government nursery and employer childcare vouchers are accepted.

We have dedicated nursery staff for our Dormice (two-year-olds), Hedgehogs (three-year-olds) and Badgers (four-year-olds).  Each group has its own Leader and dedicated staff so they and the children get to know each other well.

A minimum of two sessions a week is recommended for two-year olds and four sessions for over three-year olds.

It is a good idea to register your child well in advance as places get booked up early.

Arrange a visit and register for your preferred sessions

If you are interested in your child attending Little Crackers we would recommend that you contact Mrs Jenny Vaughan, our Admissions Secretary, who will make an appointment for you and your child to meet with Mrs Clare Bird, the Nursery Manager and discuss availability.

Or alternatively come to one of our regular Open Events or join us at our Stay ‘n’ Play toddler group, which takes place on Wednesdays in term-time from 10.00am to 11.30am, to get a feel for the Nursery and chat with the staff informally.

To secure a place, simply complete a Registration Form with your required sessions and preferred start date and return this with the accompanying fee of £50 to the Admissions Secretary. You will then receive confirmation in writing that we can offer a nursery place with an acceptance form for you to sign. If the sessions you require are not available your fee will be returned.

Prior to starting, you and your child can attend a number of short settling in sessions, typically two or three, where you will meet your child’s key worker. A start date, from which point sessions are billable, will be agreed with Nursery staff at the settling-in sessions. 

Little Crackers Availability

We currently have availability across all sessions for three and four-year-olds on both a term-time only basis and all year round.

In our two-year-olds room we have spaces available in the afternoons and on a Friday morning and we operate a waiting list for other morning sessions.

For further details on the places available, please call our Nursery Manager, Mrs Clare Bird, on 01926 514456 or email


Stay 'n' Play

Come and meet some of our nursery team at Stay 'n’ Play, our regular toddler group, that runs on Wednesdays in term-time from 10.00am to 11.30am at Crackley Hall School.  The group alternates between our school hall and the nursery itself and is the perfect way to familiarise yourself and your child with Little Crackers.

We have a schedule of visiting activities throughout the year to see the latest upcoming events click here to visit the Stay 'n' Play page on our website.

Little Crackers also runs the St Francis of Assisi RC Church Mother and Toddler Group every Monday during term-time in the church hall from 10.00am to 11.15am.

Everyone is welcome - why not bring a friend.