Established for over 30 years, an independent, privately-owned nursery school in the heart of Clapham Old Town, London for 2.5 to 5 year olds.

The Willow Nursery is a traditional pre-school with a focus on outdoor learning, building emotional resilience and preparing for school life ahead.

  • Forest School
  • Traditional EYFS and Montessori teaching
  • STEM
  • RULER Programme
  • Excellent links with follow on schools
  • Exceptional staff with high child:staff ratios

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NEW DAY FOR

‘STAY AND PLAY’

For the Summer Term ‘Stay and Play’ will be every Wednesday morning 

9.30am – 10.30am

Taster sessions for 18 mth to 2 year olds.  

A chance for younger children to see what nursery is like.  With EYFS recognising the importance and benefit of engaging in the outdoor world the sessions will be run outside in our fabulous Forest School! Access to the mud kitchen, bug hotel, herb snipping, potion making songs and stories whilst perched on the log lounge!

For more information please contact the office on 0207 498 0319 or admin@thewillownursery.co.uk

What the Parents Say

"I really can't thank you enough for all that you and The Willow have done for Wilf. He has totally thrived under your care. You have nurtured his enthusiasm and channelled his endless energy and questioning mind into positive development rather being the class fool/troublemaker - although I'm sure you get a bit of that!"

"The Willow has exceeded our expectations. We are so pleased with our son's development throughout his time at the nursery and have received such incredible support".

"Thank you so much for everything you have done this year for Leo. He has absolutely adored his time at The Willow and you have been an enormous part of that. Thanks to your skilful nurturing and kindness you have turned an ugly duckling into a very fine swan indeed." Kirsty and Nick

"A wonderfully calm and confidence giving learning environment; supportive to parents and children alike".

Very special thanks to all of you for making these years such a positive experience for D and F. I know my kids will miss you all enormously but at least they, and indeed all of us, will keep our fond memories of the past years at The Willow. The Willow is a very special place and has given our kids fantastic start in life that we will always remember!" Jenny

"The importance placed on manners, the way in which the children are being taught how to handle their feelings and the ease with which one can communicate with teachers really stand out".

"Thank you for all your hard work and dedication. This year has been wonderful for Matilda and we have seen her visibly gain confidence socially, physically and educationally. She comes home so excited about what she has done in the day with beautiful creations! We are amazed at the creativity and we really appreciate what you and the team have got at The Willow which is magical."

"I love The Willow so much it's almost worth having another baby!"

"We heard amazing things from friends in terms of focus on traditional values(manners etc)m emotional education (mood meter etc) and very friendly, welcoming atmosphere".

"The Willow is a wonderful nursery centred around bringing the best out of each individual child, helping with the struggles and celebrating the strengths".

"A traditional, caring nursery, loved by children, which prepares them for school in the most important ways".

"A happy, warm environment in which our children are being equipped in the best possible way for the next stage".

Where to Find Us

The Willow Nursery, 55 Grafton Square, Clapham Old Town, London SW4 0DE