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

Ivy Cottage Nursery, Horley

We are a 72 place Nursery located between Crawley and Horley and is ideally situated for parents whose daily commute is to London, Reigate, Redhill and of course surrounding areas.

We are split into 4 groups Babies (0-18mths), Under 2’s (18 months-2 years), Toddlers (2-3 years) and Pre-school (3-5years).

The nursery benefits from a wonderful outdoor space allowing the children the freedom to explore their natural environment as well as exciting and challenging opportunities provided within the Nursery.

Extracurricular activities are provided for all children, we currently have weekly football and sing and sign classes and are soon to introduce cookery classes and movement and dance classes. We have an onsite Forest School provision for the children to engage in our Forest School Programme.

Ivy Cottage

Balcombe Road

Tel. 01293 825192
E.mail. ivy@cranbrooknursery.co.uk

Nursery Manager: Kelly Burbery
Hours Open: Mon to Fri 7am until 6pm
Age range: 0 to 5 years


  • Kelly
    I have had a long, enjoyable and rewarding career at Cranbrook, firstly starting at The Children’s House in 2006 as a Nursery Assistant, then studying and working my way along to a Nursery Practitioner and then to a Team Leader in 2011. In March 2012, I was appointed Deputy Manager at Clover Court and in September 2017, I was appointed manager at Ivy Cottage. Childcare has always been a keen interest of mine, initially sparked through my Mother, who used to work for The Farmhouse Nursery as a Practitioner. As I have been working through my journey in childcare, I have studied as well, completing my BA Hons in Childcare & Education.
    • Carla
        CarlaDeputy Manager

      I have nine years of childcare experience and three years experience in a senior position as a Preschool Team Leader and third in charge. I was appointed Deputy Manager for Ivy Cottage in September 2017 and have been very much enjoying the first months in this beautiful nursery. I feel so lucky to work in such a special nursery setting. I hold a level three in Childcare and Education along with a special needs qualification and experience.

      • 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 and continue to progress with my studies.

        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.