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The Willows Nurseries incorporate Little Willows (0-2 years) and Willow Tree (2-5 years) and are located within the safe and secure grounds of Carrington School, surrounded by playing fields, open countryside and away from main roads. They have been designed and equipped specifically as extended day care nurseries and within each room we cater for sleep, quiet, noisy, messy and learning activities.

The nurseries have a large secure grassed outdoors playing area and, weather permitting, we aim to have outdoor play as often as possible.

At Willow Tree we cater for children aged between 2 years 6 months and 5 years old and can have up to 25 children on any one day.  We have a fantastic team who are passionate about children and who offer a variety of attributes to the nursery. We operate a paired and shared key carer system which ensures somebody special is there to greet the children every day and to provide valuable feedback to the parents. We work closely with parents to ensure smooth transitions and ultimately happy, healthy children.

We strive to offer every child the best start to their early education. We hope to give them the confidence and enthusiasm for learning that will prepare them for their future at school and the years to come.

The space is light and bright with most resources at the children’s level and we have a spacious outdoor environment that comprises part of our free flow .  The children are able to access the garden in all weathers and we provide suitable outdoor clothing to allow them to do this. We put great emphasis on the outdoor environment and encourage the children to explore and be active.

Inside we have a well stocked home corner which is always popular and a large building block area. We like to be creative every day and encourage the children to engage in messy play and art activities. We provide ICT equipment and enjoy story telling every day. We promote early social skills and help to support children’s developing relationships.

Willow Tree has a tarmaced area for riding bikes and the grassed area for running games, ball play, slides and see-saws. The children are also growing their own vegetables in the garden!

At Little Willows we have the babies and toddlers where a wide variety of activities are offered to accommodate the children's age and stage of development and, at quiet times, the babies and toddlers come together to enjoy the each other's company.

This room benefits from a separate sleep room, where calming quiet music is always played to sooth the children whilst going to sleep.

In the toddler room, we offer a wide variety of activities, including a mark making area that has crayons and paper, etc out at all times, sand and water, low level shelves so that the children can help themselves to toys and a cosy book corner with a good variety of books to suit all children.

We have a garden that the children can enjoy all year round. The children are provided with all- weather suits so that they can experience the puddles in the rain! The garden has a large chalk board for outdoor mark making, and a bat and ball area, it also has a Wendy house for the imaginative child and slides and see-saws.

We believe that children can cover all areas of the curriculum through good quality play experiences and this is reflected in the resources and experiences we offer.

Opening Hours

We are open 7.45am until 6.00pm Monday to Friday and close for Bank Holidays and for one week at Christmas.

Parents can choose full or half day sessions according to what best suits your needs (subject to availability).  Half days are at the Manager's discretion.

Morning session 7.45am - 12.30pm        Afternoon 1.30pm – 6.00pm       Full Day 7.45am - 6.00pm

Feedback from Parents

“For our first experience with our first child in a nursery and returning back to work at 6 months, the nursery have made our daughter feel very welcome and this is very reassuring. We have enjoyed leaving XX at nursery knowing she is happy. Thank you to the staff for making the experience one that I would thoroughly recommend”.

“This card is in no way able to show you all my sincerest thanks for making xx’s time over the last 4 years thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding.  I now realise as she moves onto pastures new that I have taken for granted never needing to worry, knowing that she is in the very best of hands.  I can only praise and speak highly of Willow Tree Nursery, on every level.

“Can't believe today has arrived! Where have the last 4 years gone? Thank you all so very much for all your help and support you have given to xx.  He has made some great friends and we will miss you all. I cannot really put into words what you all mean to us.  xx  loves you all very much. Thank you for always making him happy and helping with his growing up. We will really miss you all very much”.

Willows Nurseries Gallery

swinging.JPGClick on the link below to see photos of both nurseries and what the children have been doing.

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Willow Tree Contact Information

Carrington School
Chapel Road
Flackwell Heath
Bucks HP10 9AA

Tel: 01628 533445
Email: willowtree@countrysidenurseries.co.uk

Little Willows Contact Information

Carrington School
Chapel Road
Flackwell Heath
Bucks HP10 9AA

Tel and fax: 01628 532738
Email: littlewillows@countrysidenurseries.co.uk


We take great pride in our menus and ensure that all food offered to children is nutritionally balanced and healthy.   Each nursery employs a cook to provide a well-balanced weekly menu for your children. Special dietary needs can, in most cases, be catered for.  The children are given a mid-morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack and high tea.

PICT8786.JPGThe older children are encouraged to serve their own meals, and mealtimes are treated as an enjoyable and social occasion while also enabling us to teach children about taking turns and general table manners.