Choosing Childcare

Choosing childcare can be an anxious time for both parents and children. It can also be an exciting and happy time. Your child is growing and may be ready for more opportunities for learning and socialising with other children. Choosing a nursery or pre-school can be a very personal decision, you need to feel confident in the setting that you decide you want your child to go to. To recognise this, at Crafty Wizards we have created an '18 Must Ask Questions When Choosing Childcare' with what we think are important questions to gain answers to. Contact us now for us to share this valuable resources created by Pre-School. This resource will help empower you to make the right decision for you and your family.

Settling In

To make those first few sessions go as smoothly as possible for your child we do/ carry out the following procedures:


+Settling in leaflet with advice and usual practice.

+Social story with places, faces and routines to read and show your child.

+'Who Is Your Child's questionnaire for your childs key person to read before he/ she starts.

+Take home 'Magic egg/ Owl' as a transitional object.

+Give you a call if required to update you on your child.


Contact us now to request our settling in resources for more information.


Term dates

We try our best to link our term dates with local schools to make life that little bit easier if you have older children at school. 

Give us a call:

New Eltham: 020 8355 3002

Eltham: 020 8859 3725

Avery Hill park, Bexley Rd: 020 331 6041


Safety is obviously a major area in childcare. We believe that we offer the best. Every full time member of staff has a Paediatric First Aid certificate. Every member of staff has an enhanced DBS (formally CRB) safeguarding check. We carry out twice daily risk assessments and have a range of policies that ensure that all staff are aware of procedures to minimise hazards for our children.



We encourage parent involvement in everything we do at Crafty Wizards Pre-School. You are your childs' life long teacher, We invite and encourage parents to share information about the wellbeing, learning and development of our children through:


+Online Parent Portal to keep you updated on observations and assessments.

+Stay and play days and Events throughout the year such as our popular Winter wonderland.

+ECAT, EYFS talk private meeting.

+Opportunities to share information about your child: 'Who is your child', settling in/ 2 Year Old Progress Check reports, end of year written reports.

+Home learning partnership initiatives such as our learning sacks.

+Daily key person feedback and our Wizarding Quills with daily updates on how your Crafty Wizard has got on during a session.

+Facebook, twitter, e-mail and phone.

New Eltham: 020 8355 3002   /   /  Forty-Foot Way, Off Avery Hill Rd, New Eltham, London, SE9 2EX / Ofsted no: EY429464

Eltham/ Bexley: 020 8331 6041  /  /  190 Bexley Rd, Eltham, London, SE9 1PH  /  Ofsted no: EY544680

Eltham: 020 8859 3725  /  /  265 Eltham High St, Eltham, London, SE9 1TY  /  Ofsted no: EY489815

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