Willows - 'developing strong roots, growing and learning together'.


The Willows Ethos

The Willows Centre for Children offers integrated education and care for children from 3 months to 5 years.

We are a fully inclusive setting offering 42 full time spaces for children allocated a Local Authority place because of their Special Educational Needs, alongside children accessing Nursery Education Grant and childcare places.

Our vision is firmly based on preparing every child for their future and puts them as individuals at the heart of what we do. We are all committed to ensuring that children achieve their very best, feel proud of their achievements, are confident and happy. Children and their families will always be welcomed with respect, a smile, and feel valued. 

Our families will know now that we have had to make the very difficult decision to close Catkins nursery from April 2019. 
We are looking at special arrangements for children who will be starting school in September 2019 so please talk to us (by 17 October) if this affects you.
We know that this is going to be a difficult and worrying time for parents. The Early Years' service will be here at Willows on Wednesday 17th, 8.30 a.m. and 5 p.m. and Friday 19th at 9 a.m. to give advice and guidance on finding a new nursery place.
We would like to thank all our current and past families for your support and wish you all well for the future.


Our ofsted registered nursery is open for all children (3 months to 5 years) from 8:00am to 6:00pm. Monday to Friday.
The core session length is 5 hours. The sessions are 8:00am to 1:00pm and 1:00pm to 6:00pm. Whole day 8:00am to 6:00pm, at a reduced rate. All children aged 3 and 4 years are entitled to Early Education Grant and can access 15 hours of free sessions each week to fit in with standard nursery education sessions.(3x5 hours). Many families will now also be able to access 30 hours of funding. Funded sessions are available for 38 weeks a year, term time only or may be stretched for 51 weeks. We also take children in receipt of 2 year funding.
Our fees are £5.80 per hour (minimum 5 hours), breakfast is £1.50 and tea is £2.00. A refundable deposit of £100 is required, £15 booking fee. We will not ask you to pay a deposit if only booking funded hours.

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