Little Apples Forest School

Little Apples Forest School is a full time day nursery for under 5's
we are open from 7.30am-6.00pm We are open all year round except bank holidays.

Little apples forest school provides full time day care for under 5's. We have a fantastic outdoor space and woodland area, where we access forest school sessions daily.

Operating as usual


BBC Family & Education News

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A heatwave is on its way! Here are some top tips from the NHS and parents on keeping your little ones cool. πŸ‘ΆπŸŒžπŸ’¦πŸ¦
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Little Apples Childcare Croydon

We have come up with our ideas for the fundraising, please see attached the flyer for more information.

The fundraising day will be held all day next Thursday (22nd June).

Attached is also a sponsorship form in order to get some sponsors from loved ones around you and raise some more money for those who are in desperate need.

One of our team members has also arranged for a collection of any items that you may wish to donate. These will be collected at 6pm on Friday ​16th June from the nursery.

Donations could include:

Canned food.

​Please contact the office via email if you wish to donate items so that we can ensure that your items are collected.


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Croydon Best Start

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Helping you and your family get the best start - for families with children under 5 years old.


The Apple Factory Cafe

Say i love you with handmade treasures by your little cherubs!! Saturday 11th February 10am till 2pm.. wonderful gifts to take home xx


Little Apples Childcare Croydon

No booking fee or deposits till end of December 2016.. not that's outstanding!



Little Apples Childcare Croydon

Guess what???? We are OUTSTANDING!! In ALL areas... thank you OFSTED.. we are so happy and couldn't be more proud. Thank you to the whole team for all of your hard work, our children for being amazing and to our parents for your continuous support!! You are all OUTSTANDING πŸ˜‰


The Apple Factory Cafe

Arts and crafts, sensory play, role play, and even get to meet Chase himself!!! Standard entrance fee's apply... check out our page for more info. This Saturday 25th June 10am till 2pm.


Why not come down and check us out this Saturday and enjoy a relaxing cuppa and a yummy treat while your little one plays.
10am till 2pm,
The Apple Factory Play Cafe
Little Apples Day Nursery,
Sanderstead Road,
Please check out our page for t&c's and prices.
See you there!!


The children loved our garden sensory play, planting and watering their flowers


Our little apples are excited for Easter! Today they made egg nest cakes. Sharing with their friends and counting out the eggs


Our deputy manager is attending a level 3 forest school leadership course this week! Which means she will be learning lots of new skills and theories behind forest schools, to bring back and implement with our little apples! πŸŒ²πŸŒ³πŸŒΏπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸŒΎπŸŒ°πŸ„


The Apple Factory Cafe

Don't forget to come and see us on Saturday for dinosaur week! Come and see us for a RAWRLY exciting time!
- Dino's cinema time!
- T-rex's messy home
- Stegosaurus foot prints in dough

Chefs special:
- Rock cakes
- Foot print sandwhiches


The Apple Factory Cafe

It was lovely to see so many of you on Saturday enjoying our mothers day special. We have got an exciting couple of weeks coming up please see below for the details of what we will be doing each week! Remember all friends and family are welcome too!


Happy Mothers Day to all of our Little Apples mummy's and grand mummy's. Hope you have an amazing day, we can't not wait to hear all about it next week ❀


The Apple Factory Cafe

We will be doing a mothers day special on Saturday 5th of March from 10am - 2pm with the following activities:

- Mothers day card making,
- Salt dough plaques
- Tissue papper roses
- Messy play glitter bomb
- Pasta necklaces
- 'Let's be mummy' role play

The Special on the menu will be:

- Afternoon sandwiches & Scones Β£4 (forget about the RITZ)

Mums will get unlimited free hot drinks throughout their stay too.

Looking forward to celebrating mothers day with you all! Friends and family welcome too!


Childminders UK and overseas


The Apple Factory Cafe

Don't forget to come down and see us tomorrow from 10am-2pm!!! The ball pool will be back out again along with a film den and lots of other fun activities too. Mmmmm bagels 😍


They also made some yummy valentines treats! πŸ’•πŸ’žπŸ’•πŸ’ž


The children have been creative this morning making valentines bags ❀️❣❀️❣


Happy Chinese New Year!!
We have been making lanterns this morning πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰


Today the children have been making their own musical shakers with re-cycled materials. They added lentils, rice, pasta and rice krispies, to make the different sounds and explored the different textures.They then used sequins and glitter to decorate their bottles.


Forest school had so much fun exploring the weather outside this morning!


Merry Christmas and a Happy new year from all of the team at Little Apples πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸΌ # # #


The Apple Factory Cafe

It seems everyone is out Christmas shopping... so we will be closing half day (12pm) Merry Christmas everyone enjoy your break and keep your eyes peeled for our amazing January programme. πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ…


Busy making North poles today.. learning all about where Santa lives..


We have been out on a hunt this morning looking for some interesting natural resources to use in our art session this afternoon....


*** cleaner needed. @ our Warlingham branch 6am to 8am Monday to Friday.***


*** Looking for a level 3 or 2 to join our team*** to find out more contact Little Apples Day Nursery, South Croydon, CR2 0PA [email protected]


****Apprenticeships avaliable**** Little Apples Day Nursery, South Croydon, CR2 0PA. Our apprentices have now qualified, congratulations to you all!! Which means there is now spaces available.. what are you waiting for? Get in touch today.

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18 Sanderstead Road

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 6pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 6pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 6pm
Thursday 7:30am - 6pm
Friday 7:30am - 6pm
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