CRÈCHE

Book your child into the Pickles crèche for short-term care, whenever you need it. We look after children from the ages of 3 months to 5 years, and they join with our nursery goers and preschoolers in a sociable childcare setting. It’s the perfect way to arrange flexible childcare that works around you.
Children who come along to our Beckenham crèche have the same experience as our nursery regulars – they are looked after by the same team and join in with all the activities, classes and trips. Children love coming along to the Pickles crèche.
If you would like to book your child into our crèche, please give us a call. Availability changes every day, so just talk to a member of the team and confirm when you will bring your child along. Our crèche services are priced at £8 per hour, payable in advance.

Our nursery and preschool are split across two sites on Elmers End Road, so your child will be with others their own age. Pickles 1 is our preschool for older children, and Pickles 2 is our nursery for younger children.

Call to book:

Pickles 1 (3-5 year olds)

Pickles 2 (3 months to 3 years old)

WHAT WILL YOU CHILD GET UP TO AT OUR CRÈCHE?

Your child will join the setting appropriate to their age:

  • Babies: 3 months – 2 years
  • Toddlers: 2-3 years
  • Preschool: 3-5 years

They will be able to take part in age-appropriate activities, centred on fun to help them enjoy themselves and learn at the same time. If we are going out on a trip, they will be more than welcome to come along! Even our babies get to go out and about, visiting local parks and feeding the ducks in our Pickles Bus.

Day to day activities might include:

  • Messy play. Anything that encourages children to use their senses and explore is offered daily.
  • Heuristic play. Children use this open-ended form of play to stimulate their imaginations.
  • Cookery. We lead cookery classes where children learn about ingredients and are encouraged to eat healthy, fresh food.
  • Outdoor play. We have an on-site garden and will soon have a forest play area (coming in 2018), letting children explore the great outdoors.
  • Arts and crafts. Our tinker tables always proves a hit with our pre-schoolers.

WHY CHOOSE THE PICKLES CRÈCHE?

We pride ourselves on offering flexible childcare for busy parents – our crèche is the perfect option if you need occasional or last-minute care. Your child can spend time with others their age, socialising and learning important life skills that will set them in good stead when they start school.

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A safe, caring environment.

Our team focus on providing a fun yet stimulating environment, where all children will receive a warm welcome. They will be able to play with lots of other children their age.

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Getting your child ready for nursery.

If you want your child to get some experience of nursery, they will be very welcome at our crèche. It’s a good way to get them used to being away from parents.

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Additional hours for regular nursery goers.

When you want some extra hours of childcare on an ad hoc basis, you can book your child into our crèche rather than changing their nursery sessions permanently.

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Flexible last-minute childcare.

You can drop your child off at very short notice – just call ahead to check we have availability, as this changes every day.

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Childcare during the school holidays.

Unlike many nurseries, we are open during the school holidays, so you can book your child in for a full day or for a few hours – whatever you need.

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Easy to reach.

We are based in Beckenham and are within easy walking distance of Birkbeck stations. There is parking located outside.

Get in touch

You are very welcome to come and look around first.

We’re easy to get to – we’re located at:

Elmers End Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4EH.

Childcare for babies

We have specialist facilities to look after babies between the ages of 3 months and 2 years.

Childcare for toddlers

Toddlers aged 2-3 years learn through play in a lively nursery setting.

Childcare for pre-schoolers

Pickles preschool is a stimulating learning environment for 3-5 year olds.