Starting Point Nursery at Crewe Campus

Our Outstanding Childcare Centre, Starting Point caters for children aged 0-5 years and includes indoor and outdoor play areas, a baby room, Forest School area and underfloor heating. Our experienced team of fully-qualified and paediatric-trained staff provide a warm and friendly environment where your children can enjoy their early years.

Opening times:

Full Day (Monday – Friday)8am-6pm
Half Day (Monday – Friday)8am-1pm or 1pm-6pm
Full Day£41
Half Day £22

A booking fee of £60 will be charged, per child, on confirmation of a booked place for full-day-care children only. This fee covers administration costs and allows for settling-in visits. The booking fee is non-refundable. If two children are booked at the same time, a sibling discount is offered and the booking fee is £90 for the two children.

Please note: late collection charges will apply to full and half days. Late collection charges will also apply outside of booked FEEE sessions & paid sessions. The cost is £5 for every 10 minutes or thereof.

Free Early Years Entitlement (FEEE) Scheme

Some two-year-old children can get free early education and childcare you will need to contact your local council (0300 123 5033) to check if your child is eligible.

The term after your child turns 3 years of age, they will be eligible to claim 15 hours (for 38 weeks per year) under the Free Early Years Entitlement Scheme (FEEE). These sessions are available on a flexible basis. In order to book your sessions, you will be required to fill-in a form expressing the times in which you wish your child to attend. Your child may attend more than the 15-hour free sessions at a ‘top-up’ additional hourly rate of £4.50. For further information on the 15/30-hour free sessions, please speak to a member of the Nursery Management Team.

You may attend only for the 15/30-hour free sessions, therefore incurring no extra charges. You can pay for additional sessions including hourly top-ups, full and half days, breakfast, lunch and tea-time clubs.

Please note: once the sessions are booked these will remain in place for each half term. We are only able to swap sessions or offer extra sessions if we have places available.

For further information on the 15/30-hour free sessions, please contact a member of the Nursery Management Team on 01270 654655.

Childcare Voucher Scheme

Starting Point Childcare Centre accepts childcare vouchers in full or part payment of fees from leading organisations, including the government tax-free childcare scheme. Please contact the Nursery Manager on 01270 654646 for further details.

Contact Information

Nursery Manager: Julie Jervis Brown          Deputy Manager: Emma Jeffs and Megan Rogers  

 01270 654655


Starting Point Childcare Centre,
Cheshire College – South & West (Crewe Campus),
Dane Bank Avenue,
Cheshire, CW2 8AB

Ofsted Registration Number: EY413041

For further information on the following, please click on the links below.

Welcome Letter
Registration Form
Starting Point Ethos
Starting Point Core Values
Terms and Conditions