The Willows Daycare


The Willows Daycare is an OFSTED registered nursery offering full daycare or sessional care and an Out of School club and holiday club facilities.

We are open from 8.00am to 6.00pm (49 weeks a year). The Willows is closed for two weeks over Christmas period and one week during the summer half term for staff training. We are closed all bank holidays.

The daycare facility is a purpose built, bright and spacious provision with a large, exciting outside play area for children to learn, explore and have fun.

Find our aims here.

There are three separate areas to The Willows Daycare and they are divided according to age group.

The Nest


The baby room, known as The Nest, provides care for children from birth to two years. The Nest is fully equipped with a variety of stimulating resources such as treasure baskets, musical instruments, sand and water play, home corner and block play.

There is a non-mobile area and a sleeping section.

The room has its own kitchen and uses a smaller fenced off garden located directly outside our toddler room. This area is covered by canopies so can be enjoyed in all weathers and consists of on area of lawn, safety surface and fragrant plants to stimulate the senses.

The Seedlings

The Seedlings

The Seedlings provides care for children aged 2-3 years. This rooms is designed to meet the developing needs of those children emerging from babyhood to toddler. The room is set out in familiar areas so children know where things are and can access toys independently. There is lots of space for the children to be active but there are also quiet areas for them to relax and sleep.

The Blossom Room

The Blossom Room provides care for 3-5 year olds. The room is designed to allow the children to learn through play and become independent. It consists of the following areas:

The Blossom Room

The large outside learning environment is accessible at all times and there is a large area covered by a canopy ensuring access to this space and the fresh air whatever the weather!


To ensure that the high standards we expect are met, we feel it is essential to get the right staff and therefore endeavour to employ staff who are highly qualified and experienced. All staff to through a well-structured recruitment process, are police checked by OFSTED and references are thoroughly checked.

All full time staff will be qualified to Level Three and will hold a relevant First Aid, Food Hygiene and Sageguarding Children Certificate.

See an up-to-date listing of our staff.

"As soon as you walk in it feels a nice place to be."

Policies & Procedures

We have a range of comprehensive policies and procedures in place to ensure that your child is well looked after, in a safe and secure environment and has the best possible care.

You can find some of our Policies here but please contact us for a full list of our Policies & Procedures.

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