Welcome to
Crystal Childcare

Crystal Day Nursery

Sophie, Manager
We are a 30 place Day Nursery in Sydenham, SE26.
Ofsted: Good


Crystal Early Years

Delilah, Manager
We are a 59 place day Nursery in Anerley, SE20.
Ofsted: Outstanding


Little Crystal’s Day Nursery

Donna, Manager
We are a 26 place Day Nursery in Upper Norwood, SE19.
Ofsted: Good



Welcome to Crystal Childcare, established in 1988, we are a small privately run company consisting of three Children’s Day Nurseries.

Our directors Lorraine and Paul Duffy have over thirty years of working in the childcare sector and pride themselves in providing nurseries that balance the need to offer a safe, high quality, stimulating environment with a warm homely atmosphere.

Find out more…

  • 1988

    Crystal Day Nursery opens

  • 1993

    Little Crystal's Day Nursery opens

  • 1995

    Crystal Early Years opens

Play and learn


With a choice of activities, ranging from regular story-time sessions to experimenting with art and music, your child will be learning while they play at Crystal Childcare.

Keeping healthy

Nutritional and balanced meals, outdoor play in one of our gardens and plenty of social interaction are just a few ways your child maintains their mental, physical and social health.


Our experienced body of staff are enthusiastic and sensitive in their approach to childcare, allowing your child to grow in a safe environment at their own pace.


A huge thank you for all you have done! You have been outstanding and we couldn’t have had a better nursery for Ella.

Anna and Ola O -


Thank you so much for looking after Mia, it is a testament to your great skills that she has settled in so well and been so happy at Crystals.

Lara and James R -


Our News

Our news area is updated regularly with information, articles and fun stories. Please check back often!


Here are a small selection of photographs taken at our nursery settings.