Willowbrook Nursery

Willowbrook Nursery provides a warm, welcoming and nurturing environment for all children beginning their education.

We provide places for 52 children aged 3-4 years and we offer free entitlement of up to 15 hours per week. This can also extend to 30 hours should you be entitled to them. This is available over a minimum of 3 days each week. The Nursery is well staffed, with our Nursery Teacher (Mrs Bridget Tattersall), a Foundation Stage Practitioner (Miss Lisa Matthews) and Teaching Assistant (Mrs Margaret Bell). We are also lucky enough to have the additional support from a Speech and Language Assistant (Miss Hannah Gray) full time in the Nursery. 

We believe that children learn best through play and our staff guide, support and extend children individually as they involve themselves in the children’s activities. There is a combination of teacher-led and child-initiated activities.

We teach daily phonics, literacy and maths and our planning is otherwise all 'in the moment'. We have a highly skilled team who respond to the childrens needs and learning requirements throughout each day in the well resourced and thought out surroundings. 

We operate a key worker system so that all children build strong and meaningful relationships with the adults in the setting. 

The Nursery follows the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, which is organised into seven Areas of Learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Understanding  the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Our session times are:-

8.50am-12pm and 12pm-3.10pm

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we offer longer hours. On these days you can attend from 8am - 9am as an extra hour and from 3pm - 5pm. During the morning an evening sessions, breakfast will be available in the mornings and we provide a light snack for the evening session. Please contact Miss Elworthy if you would like to enquire more about these options.

Full days and paid additional hours are offered subject to availability of places.

You are very welcome to visit our Nursery. You can arrange this and/or request an application form and more information by telephoning the school office on 01392 466208.