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


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

Our much anticipated 0-2-year-old room will be ready in September. We provide a safe environment for your baby to socialise, gain experiences, develop and have fun. When you leave your child in our care, you can be sure that they are our number one priority.

If you reserve a place for your baby now, you will benefit from a registration fee of £30 instead of our September price of £50. The spaces we offer in this room are limited. Please get in touch to book your babies space.

Government funding access

We have access to Government funding which means that from the first school term after your child’s 3rd birthday, they can attend for 15 or 30 hours a week FREE. Some free places are available for 2 year-olds. Please call for more information. Extra sessions for 2, 3 and 4 year-olds can also be booked outside of your free entitlement. We usually have three intakes a year for 2, 3 and 4 year olds – i.e. January, Easter and September. If we have spaces available, your child can join 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, they can 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. 

After School Club

Autumn After school club Audlem
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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