Welcome to our nursery

St Margaret’s Nursery opened in 2008 as a purpose built 36 place nursery. The nursery is owned by the school's governing body and is registered to take children from the age of three years old. From June 2017 the nursery along with the two reception classes will be inspected by OFSTED under the 'Early Years' of St Margaret's School.

Due to the restrictions on visiting nursery at this time, we have recorded a virtual tour of the nursery to share with you. Please click the link below:

Tour of Ducklings Class


The nursery comes under the leadership of Mrs Jill Hine (Headteacher) and Mrs Jo Hiscock (Nursery Manager). The day to day running of the nursery is managed by Mrs Jo Whitehead (Assistant Nursery Manager). Both are supported by assistants who have a full and relevant level 3 or 5 qualification. The nursery is run on a staff: child ratio of 1-4 or 1-8 depending on the age of children within the nursery environment.


We have two goldfish (Bob and Bubble), a hamster (Blossom) and resident ducks that the children feed and observe daily.

Opening Times

The nursery is open 50 weeks a year from 8.30–4.30 five days a week. Children can access sessional, full day, term time or 50 weeks a year spaces.

The free entitlement sessions are from: 8.30am-11.30 and 1pm-4.00pm for 15 FE hours or 8.30-14.30 for 30 FE hours.

Contact Us

The Primary School, The Mardens, Ifield, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 0AQ

Mrs Hillman
01293 521077

Contact Us

The Nursery, The Mardens, Ifield, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 0AQ

Jo Hiscock
01293 421080