Learning though Interests and Schemas
We recognise that children learn through particular schemas and develop best when they are interested and motivated. Therefore, we observe and plan with this in mind. Please click here for more information about schemas and interest led play.

Outdoor Play
We strongly believe that children have a right to play outside as well as inside at all times and throughout every season. We have an extensive outdoor play area with access to climbing equipment, an enormous sand pit and a range of tricycle and bicycles. In addition, we also have a very large natural play area where we provide activities that are inspired by the Forest School approach. This area includes two mud kitchens and we celebrate 'International Mud Day' every year.

Partnership with Parents/Carers
Fundamentally we think that parents and carers are their child’s first and foremost educators. When a child first starts, we encourage their parents/carers to spend time in Willow to support them with settling in to Nursery life. We also have parent meetings twice a year and welcome parent/carers into the Nursery as visitors, volunteers or to help out at special events. Parents and carers are always welcome to come and join in the fun!