WILLOWDENE NURSERY SCHOOL
Providing childcare for children from 0-5 years since 1990
“Knowledge is power” said Hobbs, but “imagination is more powerful even than knowledge” said Einstein
Willowdene is a Nursery where memories and impressions are never forgotten. We challenge children to think, question, explore and create; encouraging them to become whatever their interests and talents direct them towards. We strive to create an exciting environment to provide our children with a love of learning, a curiosity of how things work and a chance to achieve confidence in all of their endeavours. Willowdene will inspire your child to grow socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually at his or her own rate, and in their own way.
We operate between the hours of 8am & 5:30pm, however we can make special arrangements for early and late hours from 7:30am to 6pm respectively.
Creativity is intelligence having fun...
At Willowdene our children partake in a great many activities involving the arts everyday, from model painting and creating colourful displays in our art room to dancing to their favourite songs. The arts inspire us to think creatively which is why we consider them an integral part of our curriculum.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Our charming garden has a wide variety of outdoor resources and surfaces on which the children can play. Children’s outdoor play and interests are mirrored and compliment our indoor provision. We ensure plenty of opportunity for time spent outdoors everyday.
Imaginative play is a fun way for our children to challenge and extend their learning. We are always creating special spaces for activities, such as a role play area or a play-dough table, to prompt games linked to the current topics and themes taught throughout the term.
The Summer Show has been running since 1991 and is unique to Willowdene. The show provides our 3-5 year olds with a wonderful sense of achievement through the medium of performance. For two days each summer the main hall is transformed into a theatre complete with stage, scenery, curtains and seating, with programmes and ice creams to be bought. The children dance and sing to selected musical numbers for which they're in costume. For our children, the joy and excitement during the build up and throughout is nothing but magical. The Summer Show gives our children the opportunity to develop their independence and confidence, allowing them to go on to 'big' school as seamlessly as possible.
Here's a little taster...