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

Ivy Cottage Nursery

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.

The Nursery is split into three age groups, Babies 0-18 months, Toddlers 18-30 months and Pre-School 30-50 months.

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.

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


  • Michelle Smith
      Michelle SmithRegional Manager
    Early childhood education and care has always been very important to me and a job I love. This grew even more when I had my own two children. There is nothing like having two children of your own go through child care settings to really put into focus the incredible responsibility and importance of our roles. My love of early years and parenting is what drives me to ensure we are delivering quality to the children in our settings. I commenced the role of Regional Manager for Childcare & Learning Group in August 2018, having previously been the Area Manager since January 2016, after many years working as Manager at Castle Nursery & Preschool in Guildford at our Markenfield setting. During my time as manager, I completed my B.Ed. in Early Years and then went on to complete my Masters in Early Years. For the Cranbrook group of nurseries, I am the Regional Manager directly responsible for our Clover Court and Ivy Cottage Settings.
    • Kelly
        KellyManager- Maternity Leave
      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.

        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.