Where children Learn to Care, Share and Grow
At Hethersett Woodside Willow Nursery you are assured of a warm welcome for your child and family. Our environment is warm, welcoming and nurturing and enables children to take their first steps away from home, whilst teaching them the skills necessary for starting school. Our children feel secure, confident and happy and demonstrate an eagerness to learn.
Willow Nursery is a maintained school nursery, providing care and education for children aged 2-4 years. It is led by our Assistant Head Teacher who oversees all Early Years education across the school and holds a recognised Early Years specialist qualification: Early Years Professional Status (EYPS). She teaches within the nursery alongside a team of experienced practitioners and assistants to deliver outstanding provision.
Our provision is organised into two classes:
- Hedgehog Class (children aged 2-3 years)
- Squirrel Class (children aged 3-4 years)
In our Hedgehog room, we offer up to 20 places with sessions currently running every morning Monday to Friday.
In our Squirrel room, we offer 26 places in each of our morning and afternoon classes (Monday – Friday), with lunchtime and all day provision for up to 15 children per day. This can be linked with our breakfast and afterschool club to provide families with flexible childcare, throughout term time.
Please see the prospectus for package details and fee structure.
We are a provider of Government funded early years education entitlement and offer both the universal 15 hours and extended 30 hours entitlement to all eligible 3 and 4 year olds. 2 year old funding can also be claimed for eligible families.
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS), which continues in our school Reception classes.
Parents and the wider family are important to our work and we offer regular opportunities throughout the year to join us for play sessions and information evenings.
Our Nursery teacher is also the Early Years SENDCO for the school and liaises closely with Speech and Language therapists, health visitors and other professionals to provide tailored support where needed. For further information please see the SEND section of our website.
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