“ Every child deserves the best possible start in life, with support to fulfil their potential ”

Coppingham Cottage

Coppingham Cottage is our newest Cranbrook Nursery.

A fun learning hub with friendly qualified staff; where babies, toddlers and children come to grow, flourish and make new friends in a positive early years’ experience. It’s a wonderful start to learning, as they embark on their journey to getting school ready.

We have just put the finishing touches on our baby suite and welcomed our first new babies. This is exciting for us. What was once a school holiday club, we have transformed into a beautiful and nurturing learning nest for babies.

Inside, our homely cottage and as the children grow, we provide a wide range of learning resources. Arts and crafts, cooking, book corner, home corner, science and games to choose from. Endless opportunities for children to be inspired and gain a lifelong love of learning.

Outside, we have a huge garden with swings, monkey bars, a pirate ship, sand play and plenty of room for lots of other games. Our outdoors provides shady areas to relax and quietly learn as well as physical challenges.

Coppingham Cottage

261 Balcombe Road

Tel: 01293823163
Email: adventurers@cranbrooknursery.co.uk

Nursery Manager: Chelsey Martill

Mon to Fri 7.30am until 6.30pm


  • Louise
      LouiseRegional Manager
    I began my career with Cranbrook Nursery & Preschool at Buttercup Barn in May 2000 as a Nursery Practitioner. I then moved to Ivy Cottage as a Deputy Manager and in 2002 I became the Manager. I moved over to Clover Court Nursery in 2010 and at the start of 2018 extended to London’s Working Mums’ East Sheen nursery where I supported during transition between managers. In August 2018, I was appointed Regional Manager for Childcare & Learning Group. My childcare journey began when I was 13 years old, having done a work experience in a Nursery. From that point I knew I wanted this to be my career and to make a difference in the start of a child’s life. I have a BA Hons in Childcare and Education. For the Cranbrook group of nurseries, I am the Regional Manager directly responsible for our Adventurers setting.
    • Chelsey
      I have worked for Cranbrook Independent Nursery and Pre-School since December 2008, beginning my career at Clover court, where I completed my level 2 and 3 in early childhood studies as well as a level 3 in management. In 2014 I decided to further my learning by applying to do a foundation degree in early childhood, then went onto do my BA honours in early childhood. I have progressed from an unqualified practitioner to manager within the Cranbrook group and have loved what each different role entails. I love watching the children develop and grow by providing exciting new activities to support their ongoing learning and development, as well as working with an array of talented, passionate individuals that strive to make our nurseries such wonderful places for children.
      • Sarah
          SarahDeputy Manager

        I have worked for Cranbrook for 15 years and as manager for the last 9 years. My career started off by working with babies and now has progressed to caring for primary aged children and young people. The challenge of working with this age group has always been fulfilling with so many exciting opportunities, and the pleasure of watching them change as they grow up, supporting them through their different stages of the transition process. Meeting and getting to know Parents and Carers and of course the children, encouraging and working with everyone, is a great personal reward.

        While pleased to see children who leave us when they reach secondary school age move on to new things it also makes me a little emotional! It becomes even more interesting when the tables are turned and they teach me how to use some of our recent technology! This age group amazes me with their endless energy and enthusiasm for new things, no day is ever the same! It’s this which keeps me going and my brain active, planning things for their continuous development, keeping them entertained and helping them prepare to become our young society of today.

        We know that Cranbrook is only as good as the relationship between our staff and our customers (the big ones and the little ones!) and we plan to continue listening and responding to parents’ needs, quickly and effectively.