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    Willow Tree Nursery

About Willow Tree Nursery

We are a 30 place nursery offering care in our large, multi-age room.

Willow Tree Nursery is privately owed by Sarah Linnett who ran a very busy and successful home based early years childcare setting for 12 years before moving to the Nursery’s current location on St Nicholas Bridge Business Park.

"One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child"

We have a secure garden (including a separate space for babies to crawl around safely) which children have free access to.  We also have a covered area meaning we can go outside whatever the weather.

Children are encouraged to help in our vegetable plot where we learn about where food comes from and the benefits of making healthy food choices.

Children also help take care of our 2 friendly guineapigs!


Our Staff

All our staff hold relevant childcare qualifications and a full DBS disclosure.

"We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being"

They are also fully trained in the following:

  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Food Handling and Hygiene
  • Infection Control
  • COSHH
  • 7 Principles of Montessori Education

We also support our staff with CPD in any areas which is of special interest to them or subjects to broaden their understanding of child development.