ABC is a well-established, Ofsted early years registered Preschool/Nursery/childcare provider. In 2020 Ofsted rated ABC as OUTSTANDING!

Established in 2005, we are proud to have exceptional Preschool Nurseries based in both Crewe and Audlem.  We provide full time care for babies, toddlers, pre-school aged children and wrap around care for Primary School aged children. Our Children are nurtured by our handpicked team of reputable professionals. All our staff have Paediatric First Aid Training andat least aLevel 2 in safeguarding.  

Ofsted outstanding

What we offer at ABC Audlem


All children’s development is underpinned by the Early Years Foundation Stage which is the framework that your child will be assessed under in their first year at school. At ABC, we prepare your children for school by carefully weaving the framework into your child’s play each and every day.

ABC offers 9 month, 2,3 and 4year old government funding. We also accept childcare vouchers and are registered for the government tax free childcare scheme. To find out more please visit Childcarechoices.gov.uk

We offer flexible sessions, ranging from full day care to Preschool hours of 9am-12pm and 12pm-3pm. Our Preschools are open to all children in the local area, regardless of the Primary School they intend to move on to.

Our friendly team provide exceptional opportunities for your child to play,  learn and develop. Your children are our passion. We have unique educational programmes designed and developed by our qualified teachers, providing key opportunities for your child to develop cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically. We understand that all children are unique and need to be treated as such. This whole child approach ensures that all children’s needs are met.

We offer real life experiences such as trips to the local parks, baking and nature walks. We can often be found within our community visiting our local care homes which the residents and children thoroughly enjoy! Joining in the baby groups in town and walking along the canal spotting boats.

We love the great outdoors and being part of nature. The children enjoy our expansive outdoors area. This area is used to the full. We grow plants and vegetables, build bug hotels, create woodland arts and crafts and enjoy the world around us.

Keeping fit is key to the development of a healthy body and a healthy mind. We enjoy yoga sessions, exercise sessions and sports days, ensuring healthy snacks and drinks are always available.

There is a strong emphasis on play and imagination, balanced with learning opportunities in our homely and welcoming environment. Nursery is a fundamental time, we will ensure your child’s time with us is filled with excitement, discovery and wonderment. We incorporate many different creative areas for the children to feel happy, safe and inspired to learn.



0-2 Year Old Room

The 0-2 room (ABC tiny toes) offers high-quality childcare in a beautiful setting. We pride ourselves on offering the building blocks for your child’s future. One visit to our lovely setting will set your mind at ease, and leave you with no doubt, we really do offer Amazing Beginnings for Children.

Babies are looked after by a dedicated and specially trained team of individuals. They will each care directly for no more than three children at any one time. Allowing the care your young child needs.  We understand that consistency is key. This is why we work closely with parents/carers,  with regular parent interaction and through our parent app (Parentzone) we ensure we deliver the best care as your child grows.

In addition, your baby’s development is focused on three prime areas. These are:

  • Physical development
  • Communication and language
  • Personal, social and emotional development

Not only do we focus on these key areas, but we link development through your child’s day. We achieve this by talking and role-modelling with them during their play.

We pride ourselves on creating a nurturing, serene, secure, home away from home environment that will leave your child feeling comfortable, and you confident in the knowledge that your little ones will have an amazing day.

Our 0-2  room is airy, spacious and welcoming, offering the children in our care the security and comfort they need to thrive. In addition our redesigned outdoor area offers ample space for children to explore, play and run free in full safety.

It is of  vital importance to our team, that when a family makes the decision to leave their child at our nursery they know their child feels safe, secure, stimulated and above all happy.

It is our mission at ABC to create an environment that mirrors the needs of families and their children and to truly take care of your child in a way that you would at home.

Government funding access

We have access to Government funding which means that from the first school term after your child turns 9 months, or celebrates their 2nd or 3rd birthday, they can attend for 15 or 30 hours a week FREE. Please call for more information. Extra sessions for children can also be booked outside of your free entitlement. We usually have three intakes a year  – i.e. January, Easter and September. If we have spaces available, we would love to welcome your child earlier.

Please see www.childcarechoices.gov.uk for more information about this scheme

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ABC Out of School Club

We provide Ofsted registered, high quality before, after-school and holiday club care for children aged 4 upwards. Our qualified staff collect and drop off children at Audlem St James Primary School.  Our service is friendly, safe and flexible to fit in with your family’s needs.  

Our Breakfast Club runs  from 8am-9am.  We provide a large range of healthy breakfasts and activities to give your child’s day the best start.

For our After-School Club sessions (3pm-6pm), children are collected from the local school. When they arrive at the club, children are offered a refreshment. They can then enjoy a range of activities or just relax with their friends after a busy day at school.   

We have different themed activities each day that the children have helped to plan, along with free play resources and outdoor space for children to relax, unwind and have fun with their friends. A light tea is provided such as pasta, noodles, jacket potatoes, sandwiches, fruit, along with milk or water to drink.  

Our fun-filled Holiday Club is open to all children in the local area from all different schools We ensure your child’s time with us is fun, exciting and memorable.  Different themes are planned for each day along with free-play both indoors and outdoors.  

We ask the children for ideas of what they would enjoy and plan our activities accordingly.   

Activities include:  

  • Creative activities 
  • Sports Clubs 
  • Cooking and baking
  • Crafting fun
  • Science experiments
  • Nature walks to explore the local area 
  • Visits to local parks 

Children can attend either for the full day or half day sessions are also available.  We offer a 10% sibling discount.  

We accept payment via childcare vouchers and also via the Tax Free Childcare scheme.  Please see www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/ for more information about this scheme. 

In the garden
Playing swingball


Our settings have a friendly and happy atmosphere to ensure that children have a nurturing, homely and stimulating environment.

Play Areas

We offer a wide range of unique and exciting activities for children to take part in.


Highly-qualified childcare practitioners with safeguarding and first aid training.


Following the EYFS, we have created our unique learning programme that you won’t find anywhere else.


Established in 2005, we pride ourselves on our experience and reputation.

Health & Nutrition

We provide wholesome snacks throughout the day, and promote a healthy lifestyle including yoga and fitness sessions.

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