Admissions


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

Flexible morning and afternoon sessions are available and government nursery and employer childcare vouchers are accepted

We have dedicated nursery staff for the Terrific Twos and Thrilling Threes and Fabulous Fours Rooms. Each room has its own Room Leader and staff dedicated to that room 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.

Both year-round and term-time places are available. It is a good idea to register your child well in advance as places get booked up early.

Arrange a visit

If you are interested in your child attending Little Crackers we would recommend that you contact our Admissions Secretary, Mrs Jenny Vaughan, who will talk through the process.  Once you have completed an enquiry form she will make you an appointment with Mrs Clare Bird, the Nursery Manager. Alternatively you can come along to Stay ‘n’ Play, our toddler group, 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 register your child complete a Registration Form with your required sessions and preferred start date, and return this with the accompanying fee of £50 to the school office. We will then send a confirmation letter, if those sessions are available. 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 settling in sessions, typically two or three, where you will meet your child’s key worker.

Click here to access our new Crackley Hall and Little Crackers Admissions Update e-newsletter, which is full of information and advice for those looking to join the school and nursery including the answers to many Frequently Asked Questions.

Click here to request a prospectus and arrange a visit.

To download a Nursery Registration Form click here.

To download the Crackley Hall and Little Crackers Handbook 2018-2019 click here.

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Here at Little Crackers our dedicated team of Nursery staff is led by our experienced Nursery Manager, Mrs Clare Bird.

To arrange an admissions visit to look round the Nursery or for the latest information regarding availability of sessions at Little Crackers, please contact Mrs Jenny Vaughan, our Admissions Secretary, who would be pleased to talk you through the admissions process. Contact her on 01926 514410 or email admissions@crackleyhall.co.uk.


The overall quality and standards of the provision is outstanding. Most achieve, and many exceed, expected levels at the end of Reception, making particularly good progress in reading.”

Independent Schools'
Inspectorate Early Years Report 2014

"Little Crackers is brilliant, my child has settled really well and absolutely loves it. All the staff are really professional and caring."

Terrific Twos Parent