Welcome to Willows Pre-School Colliers Wood nursery
For children aged 1-5
Colliers Wood Nursery was the second Willows setting to be created, following on from all that was good in Wimbledon. We remain a family-run business and our aim is to provide a caring, happy and stimulating environment in which your child can thrive. Our Colliers Wood setting is in the beautiful grounds of Colliers Wood recreation ground – an oasis of calm just a stone’s throw from the tube station.
We are proud to be able to offer the same high standards of care and education in a relaxed and friendly environment. Our nursery is situated in a purpose-built building, which has been designed specifically for early years provision. We have a large outdoor play area, which is stimulating and safe for our children to explore.
At Willows, we understand that parents entrust us with their most precious possessions-their children. We take this responsibility very seriously, and we are continually striving to provide the best possible care for our young charges. Parents tell us that they value our minibus trips to places such as science museums, farms and parks, as these outings provide a valuable opportunity for learning and discovery. They also appreciate the high level of qualifications held by our staff, as this ensures that their children are receiving the best possible care and instruction. Finally, parents value our recognised commitment to early years nutrition, as this helps to ensure that their children are getting the healthy start they need to thrive. We are proud to be able to offer all of these things to the families in our care, and we will continue to work hard to meet and exceed their expectations.
We would love to welcome you to our nursery, so please do get in touch to arrange a visit.
Willows uses the FAMLY App that is designed to involve parents in their child’s learning journey. The App provides parents with updates on their child’s progress, photos and videos of their achievements, and daily reports. FAMLY also offers a range of educational activities, games and resources that parents can use to support their child’s learning. In addition, the App offers a safe and secure messaging service, so that parents can communicate with their child’s teacher directly. We believe it is an essential tool for parents to be fully involved in their child’s education.
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Nestled in the little oasis of the Recreation Ground, Willows Colliers Wood is just a short walk to the Northern line tube station, ensuring an easy commute into Central London and plenty of transport links to the neighbouring areas, providing easy access for parents. Designed with the child in mind, the setting is beautiful, with two rooms ensuring free flow access, a strong focus on natural materials, and plenty of green space for the children to learn, play and explore.
Meet the Willows Colliers Wood Team
The success of Willows can be attributed to its unique approach to early years education. Founding director, Galyna Kurylo, was driven by the belief that all children have the right to a high-quality education. This led her to create the Willows Way, a new approach to early years education that focuses on play-based learning. The Willows Way has been incredibly successful in helping children to develop the skills they need to succeed in school and in life. As a result, Willows has become one of the most sought-after pre-schools in the SW19 area.
Let the evidence speak for itself. Southwest London has some of the most highly regarded schools in the world and entry is highly competitive. We have a proven track record of helping children enter these schools. Our experienced and qualified teachers work hard to ensure that all of your children receive the same high-quality education, regardless of their background or ability. We are proud to say that we have helped some 12% of girls in Wimbledon High Junior School gain entry into this prestigious school. This is a testament to our success as a school, and proof that we are providing our children with the best possible education. This year 2022 was our best ever!
As educators, we love to use big words to describe simple concepts. For example, we talk about “cognitive reciprocity” when we simply mean two people talking to each other. We call it “sustained shared thinking” when we mean having an extended conversation. And we refer to “serve and return” when we mean taking turns in a conversation.
We call it Quality Conversation.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with using specialized language to describe complex ideas. But sometimes we use jargon simply because it sounds impressive. In the case of conversation, we should remember that quality conversation doesn’t require special terms or phrases. It can be as simple as two people talking and listening to each other. So let’s keep it simple and just call it what it is.
Parents, we cannot emphasise enough how important quality conversation is for your child’s development. Every interaction is an opportunity. That means that even seemingly mundane activities like getting dressed, preparing dinner, shopping, and walking in the park are all chances to have a meaningful dialogue with your little one. So make the most of every moment, and encourage your child to express themselves freely. Who knows, you might just learn something new along the way.
Look through our website, you will agree that Willows will give your child the best chance of becoming the best version of themselves.