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Abbs Cross Day Nursery (Hornchurch)

Abbs Cross Day Nursery is situated on Suttons Avenue in Hornchurch, within walking distance of two underground stations, Elm Park and Hornchurch, and close by to major bus routes, where the 365, 165, and 372 stop. Suttons Avenue is in conjunction with two main roads Abbs Cross Lane and Station Lane.
We have a driveway which can be accessed by parents. We are able to offer 2, 3 and 4 year old funded spaces.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Nicole Pocock
Contact Position
Nursery Manager
01708 458022

The Baby Nest caters for children from birth to 2 years old. The room is designed to best support the children’s learning and development therefore, the room is separated into various play areas. There is a cosy area for stories and family time, a construction area where children can play with various construction materials and carpeted areas for children to explore small world play, puzzles and role play activities. There are opportunities for messy play, mark making and sensory play.

Starfish and Dolphins Room - Children move to this room around their second birthday until they are ready to leave for school.  Qualified Early Years practitioners implement the educational curriculum for the children. There is an underwater themed bathroom with toilet cubicles, sinks and changing area. The room layout supports all 7 areas of learning and  encourages the children to move freely between the various areas. There is a construction area for building and block play, a mathematical area for practicing counting and puzzles; and space for small world and role play which strongly supports your child’s development of social skills and understanding of the world. There is also a cosy book corner where children can sit quietly, read books with friends or have family time. Messy play is an important part of children’s learning so these activities are encouraged with sand/water play, painting, play-dough and other creative opportunities. There is a specially designed sensory room containing a colour bubble machine, sensory chimes and fibre optics.

  • Our setting is within walking distance of a local park where, when we have the opportunity, we like to take the children for walks to feed the ducks and explore their local environment.
  • We are also within close proximity to the local library where the children are also taken for occasional visits.
  • We have a cook who prepares the children’s meals and snacks using fresh ingredients each day.
  • Children have access to our large and secure, purpose built all weather outdoor classroom where they continue their learning and development through play. There is a wooden fort and pirate ship to encourage physical development. Children can ride their bikes and take part in creative and messy play activities.

 Practitioners plan for both the indoor and outdoor environments incorporating the children’s individual interests into the curriculum

Where to go

156 Suttons Avenue
RM12 4LY

Inclusion Information

Dietary Needs

Has Provision

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Date updated

Funded Places

3/4 year olds - 15 hour Universal Offer
2 year olds - 15 Hour Offer
3/4 year olds - 30 hour Extended Offer (Working Parents)
Tax Free childcare (Working Parents)

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 7:30 18:30
Tuesday 7:30 18:30
Wednesday 7:30 18:30
Thursday 7:30 18:30
Friday 7:30 18:30
Outdoor Playspace
Sensory Room
Baby Facilities
Private Changing Area

School Pickups

Offers pickups


Ofsted URN
Latest Ofsted Report
Latest Ofsted Report
Inspection DateRatingPublication Date
18/11/2022 Good 28/12/2022
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Local Offer



SEND Statement

At Abbs Cross and Chadwell St Mary Day Nurseries we implement a child-centred, play based approach to childcare to encourage and support your child’s natural enthusiasm for learning. Every child has a family worker who is responsible for monitoring your child’s progress through daily observations, liaising with parents/carers and ensuring your child is accessing a full range of resources and activities to support their overall development. Our settings follow the SEND Code of Practice definition of Special Educational Needs which identifies a child as having SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability that requires special educational provisions to be made. We aim to make our setting fully accessible to children and parents/carers with a range of SEN and where possible, we will make reasonable adjustments to accommodate individual needs.

If a parent/carer or family worker expresses concerns that a child may have SEN the setting’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) will be brought in. The role of the SENCO is to observe the child, review progress reports and work alongside the family worker and parents/carers to identify if there are specific areas in need of additional support and then develop a targeted plan for that child. If it is felt the child would benefit from specialist support not provided by the setting the Area SENCO would be informed and the parents/carers will be supported in accessing outside specialist support. Once a support plan is in place this is reviewed each term and adjusted to better meet the child’s ongoing needs. These reviews are carried out by the SENCO and the child’s family worker and are shared with the parents/carers.When a child transitions to school or a new setting, we will endeavour to arrange a transition meeting with the family and all professionals working with the child. At the meeting, support plans will be shared and strategies discussed to support a smooth transition. 


Local Offer Age Bands
0-5 years
SEN Provision Type
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