Choosing a nursery can be a difficult decision. It is important to find one that suits your family and your child.

We know from own experience the process can be time consuming so we’ve put together a handy directory of all nurseries in Crouch End as well as information about the Early Years Funding and Ofsted.


All nurseries are inspected by OFSTED and reports are available on the OFSTED website. The OFSTED reports give you an indication of the quality of care provided by the nursery.


The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards for development and care for children from birth to five. All nurseries must follow the EYFS standards.

As part of the EYFS all three and four year olds, and some two year olds are entitled to up to 15 hours per week, called Early Years Free Entitlement. You might be able to claim the early years entitlement for a two year old if you receive income support, tax benefits or other benefits. Please have a look at Haringey Council‘s website for details on entitlement for 2 year olds.

Every child can start free early education the term after they become three years old.

Child born between Early Years Entitlement starts
1 September to 31 December Spring term
1 January to 31 March Summer term
1 April to 31 August Autumn term

You are not only able to claim the entitlement at most nurseries, but also at children’s centres, most childminders, nursery classes in primary schools, some playgroups and preschools as well as independent schools.

The early years entitlement is paid directly from the council to the childcare provider. If you require more than 15 hours of childcare, you will have to pay the remaining chargable hours directly to the provider.

From September 2017 free childcare entitlement has been extended to up to 30 hours a week for working parents of 3 and 4-year-olds. For more information and to apply, follow this link.


Bright Horizons Active Learning Crouch End
Tivoli Rd, London N8 8RG
Phone: 0870 218 5167

Bright Horizons
Crouch End Nursery and Preschool
113 Crouch Hill, London N8 9QN
Phone: 0870 218 5167

Creative Explorers Day Nursery
18 Gisburn Road, London N8 7BS
Phone: 020 3759 2520

Holly Bush Nursery
5 Redston Road, London N8 7HL
Phone:  020 8348 8537

Keiki Day Care
7 Harold Road, London N8 7DE
Phone: 020 8340 3841

Little Crickets Day Care
185a Park Road, London N8 8JJ
Phone: 020 8883 1394

Little Tree Montessori Nursery
143 Ferme Park Road, London N8 9SG
Phone:  020 8342 9231

Montessori nursery school & parent co-work space
Crouch End, N8 9AU

North London Rudolf Steiner School
1-3 The Campsbourne, London N8 7PN
Phone: 0208 341 3770

Orange Day Nursery
24 Willoughby Road, London N8 0JE
Phone: 020 8340 3104

Planet Tiny
Priory Road (Moravian Church Hall), London N8 7HR

  • Preschool: 0208 348 8222
  • Toddlers: 0208 342 9398
  • Babies: 0208 347 7507

Starshine Nursery
Christ Church Hall, 34 Crescent Road, London N8 8AX
Phone: 020 8348 9909

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