Willow Vale Nursery provides a warm, friendly and caring environment for children from 18 months – 5 years old with excellent outdoor and Montessori facilities. The nursery has 2 classrooms, a large garden and a small back garden.
The main classroom offers a large open space for play and classes as well as a reading corner, home style comfort corner and a role play area. The second classroom is the Montessori room where the children explore Montessori learning activities, as well as enjoying the use of the attached outside learning space with a mud kitchen and a growing garden area. Little People of Willow Vale has the additional benefit of a large nursery garden with an outdoor sensory play area for the children to explore as well as a climbing area and digging zone.
The children experience a fantastic range of weekly activities including Spanish classes, yoga, gymnastics and ballet lessons with specialised instructors and football coaching from QPR Football Club.
The nursery offers three freshly prepared meals a day plus snacks for the children, all prepared on the premises by our cooks with the majority of our produce from organic suppliers Abel and Cole. We have daily access to the local parks, markets and a local library and the nursery runs a comprehensive Forest School programme each week, read more about this here.
Babies need time spent on their tummies it helps them to develop their back and neck muscles needed for future movement. Babies who are laid on their backs all day do not get a chance to develop these crucial muscles in the same way. Regular tummy time works to increase babies' movement skills and confidence needed for crawling and also helps to develop their coordination and balance and babies that engage in regular time on their front each day are generally able to roll, crawl, sit, stand and walk earlier than babies that do not.
I feel that the nursery has been extremely supportive of my son's development and his areas of weakness, working together to achieve the same goal.
The staff are very friendly, helpful and I'm sure all the children past and present will never forget them. My daughter has a particularly good relationship with many of the staff members from across the board and always comes home with stories about all the fun stuff she got up to in the day. The girls are very good role models for her and I absolutely love them and all too pieces. They not only care for the children but I can see their genuine interest in the children's well being is at their core. This makes me feel at ease dropping her off as I know she will be treated equally and fairly at all times. My daughter has a very specific diet and when requested, the staff were happy to facilitate her dietary needs which I found to be amazing as not every establishment would be so accommodating
Both my Daughters aged 18 months and 3 1/2 have settled really well in the nursery thanks to the loving and caring staff. I always found everyone to be very friendly and welcoming. I know my daughters are well looked after and kept busy with lots of activities. My 3 year old particularly enjoys ballet, forest school and soft play. She has really thrived here and learnt to count to 20 and recognises a few letters. Very happy with the nursery overall and would highly recommend it.
Extremely happy with our time at Little People. They have looked after both our daughter and son from 12 months - 3.5 years old.
Caring, professional staff.
Well structured and a good array of activities. Happy children developing well.