About Us


Crosland Childcare Ltd is owned and operated by Fiona Crosland and Howard Crosland.  Some children who attend our childminding setting have been coming since they were babies and will stay until they finish school in year 6.  This is a testament to the quality of childcare and the close relationships we have formed with those families.  We are their 'home from home'.


Fiona Crosland has been working in childcare since November 2008 and during that time has worked as a childminder in the home setting.  Between 2009 and 2016, Fiona undertook training and study to Honours Degree level in Early Years – a qualification very relevant to the childcare sector. 


In May 2015, Howard Crosland trained to become a childminder and joined Fiona in the childminding setting where they also worked at times with an assistant due to the popularity and reputation of the childminder setting with parents.


In February 2017, Crosland Childcare Ltd was established to allow for expansion of the childcare provision available to parents both in the Salendine Nook and Birkby areas.  Crosland Childcare Ltd now encompasses childcare in a home setting for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage (0-5) and school children offering breakfast club and after school club.  In addition to this provision, there is now an after school club provision on the premises at St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School in Birkby.  The childcare provided is for children from Reception/Foundation class to Year 6 who attend St Patrick’s Primary School in Birkby.


The most recent Ofsted inspection for the childminder setting was on 19th April 2018 and the outcome was ‘Good’.


The most recent Ofsted inspection for the out of school club provision was on 16th May 2019 and the outcome was 'Good'.