Our Vision

To provide an outstanding, safe, caring, environment which will give children the best opportunity to be healthy and happy, whilst nurturing their passion for lifelong learning.

Our mission is to: -

  • Ensure that all children and adults who come to Croft House feel safe, secure and valued. To give priority to giving due consideration to their wellbeing at all times.
  • Provide outstanding all-day care and education for children each weekday, 7.30 a.m.- 6 p.m.
  • Employ adults who are well-qualified and experienced and are committed to working towards and fulfilling the aims and objectives of Croft House. To acknowledge that staff are our best resource
  • Provide opportunities for staff to access appropriate training in order for them to be confident in their work and to want to continue to learn
  • Adhere to The Children Act 2004, the Bolton Framework for Action procedures to safeguard our children, The Equality Act 2010 and all Ofsted regulations
  • Treat each child in our care as an individual, taking into account his/her needs
  • Enable each child to develop in personality, confidence and ability, and to work towards ensuring that he is achieving his potential
  • Provide an environment and resources which encourage children to enjoy the company of others, develop self-discipline and independence and achieve personal satisfaction
  • Work towards the Early Years Foundation Stage introduced by the Government and to take account of the aims of the Bolton Start Well Team
  • Liaise with other services to ensure that every child’s learning and health needs are fully met
  • Work with parents, carers and other family members to develop good professional relationships and to gain their trust to share vital information about the child
  • Be mindful of a child’s Cultural Capital and do all we can to contribute to this
  • Utilise staff skills associated with Forest School principles to ensure that children develop resilience, awareness for the need to care for the environment and the ability to take some responsibility for their own risk assessments

Our values: -

We aim for very high standards that are based on the following: -

  • Respect for, and tolerance of, all who use Croft House
  • The desire to listen to, and act upon, the requests and suggestions of others.
  • Acknowledgement of the needs of the community in which we operate.
  • An understanding of the need to adhere to British values and a respect for the faiths of anyone associated with Croft House
  • Humility in acknowledging that we, as adults, can learn from others and from past experiences
  • The importance of teaching everyone to be kind, to share and to respect the differences and needs of others


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Janet Lomax-Baker

April 2022