Cranbrook Independent Nursery & Pre-School now have four nurseries and two after school clubs located in Horley, Crawley and Haywards Heath.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is designed to be a joint partnership with parents and professionals. We welcome parents to take part in the curriculum and the journey in learning about the EYFS and the supporting frameworks and legislation around what we do.

Meet our Managers



Manager – Acorn Cottage

Childcare is my passion and since having my own children I want to ensure that every child and their parent experiences an environment that provides a home from home feeling whilst also ensuring that all children are reaching their potential.

Chelsey Martill (web)


Manager – Adventurers Club

I have worked for Cranbrook Independent Nursery & Pre-school since 2008, progressing from a Nursery Assistant to Deputy Manager in March 2015. I started off my career at our Clover Court nursery, moving over to Buttercup Barn in 2012 to embark upon a Team Leader role.



Manager – Buttercup Barn

I began my career in childcare as a registered Childminder in April 2001. I completed NVQ Early Years Care and Education Level 3 in 2007, whilst working as a Nursery Assistant in a pre-school setting.


Manager – Ivy Cottage

I joined Cranbrook Independent Nursery & Pre-School in 2000 as a Nursery Practitioner and became a Manager of Ivy Cottage in 2010. I hold a Level 3 NVQ in Childcare and Education.

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Manager – Clover Court

I started working at Buttercup Barn Nursery in May 2000 as a Nursery Practitioner, I then moved to Ivy Cottage as a Deputy Manager and in 2002 I became a Manager.

We would be delighted to meet and show you Cranbrook Independent Nursery & Pre-School.