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Abbs Cross Day Nursery (Collier Row)

Abbs Cross Day Nursery is a purpose built day nursery situated in the the children's centre in the heart of Collier Row giving outstanding care and education to children aged between 3 months and 4 years of age. We are able to offer 2, 3 and 4 year old funded spaces.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Leanne Atkinson
01708 741144

The Baby Nest caters for babies from birth to 18 months old. The room is separated into several cosy play areas full of natural resources to support babies’ learning and engage their natural curiosity. There is a black and white construction area with soft and wooden blocks, a cosy book nook and an open floor space for mark making, messy play and physical development. Sensory resources within the cosy area including fibre optic lights, textured materials and musical instruments that build on the babies’ sensory awareness.

Starfish Room - Children move to this room once they are confident walkers or around their second birthday. The room is designed with various play areas to support the children’s learning and development. 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. Messy play and mark making are important to children’s learning, sand/water play, painting, play-dough and other creative opportunities are offered daily.

Windsor Tower: An indoor physical play area including stairs, a slide and platform for children to explore their physical abilities within a safe environment.

The Dolphin room is open plan to encourage independence and freedom to select a range of educational resources. The role play area is designed to support the children’s imaginative and expressive play, with an arts and crafts area close by to continue their creativity. Children relax in the quiet book nook for enjoying stories with friends and practitioners. Within this room children develop the skills necessary to support them in their move to ‘big’ school.

  • A catering company is used to provide freshly cooked, healthy meals for the children every day.
  • The younger children have access to a protected outdoor classroom to enjoy the fresh air and experiment with their world.
  •  The large exciting outdoor classroom is filled with endless opportunities to engage with nature, socialise and develop their growing body and mind.

Where to go

Collier Row Children's Centre
Clockhouse Lane
Collier Row

Buses - A range of bus routes pass through Collier Row – 294, 165, 175,252, 247 and 375 with the 365 stopping right outside the nursery.

Trains - The nursery is situated close to the Abellio Greater Anglia line at Romford Station going in and out of London

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday - Friday: 8.00am - 6.00pm

Childcare Information


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)


Ofsted URN
Latest Ofsted Report
Latest Ofsted Report
Inspection DateRatingPublication Date
22/08/2023 16/08/2023
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Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
0-5 years
Needs Level
SEN Provision Type
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