Welcome to Willows Pre-School Hammersmith Nursery

For children aged 1-5

When I think of school, the first image that comes to mind is an old, Victorian-style building.. Willows took the lease of this dilapidated building, in the belief that we could bring our evidenced based teaching to the modern era. After the considerable, architect-based investment, we replaced the old heating system with air conditioning, installed new windows, and repainted the interior. We also added new furniture and updated the electrical and plumbing systems. We have converted a Victorian-built school into a modern facility. The old school was designed for a different era and no longer met the needs of today’s children. The new school is brighter, more spacious, and more comfortable. It is also better equipped to deal with the hot summers we have been having lately. The air conditioning has made a huge difference to the students and staff, and we are all very grateful for it.

The result is a bright, spacious school that is well-equipped to meet the needs of 21st-century learners. We’re proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish and are confident
that our school will provide a great education for years to come.

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.

The WillowsWay is an organic approach to early years education, responding to and incorporating the very latest evidence-based advances that are born out of a love for early childhood education and a desire to create an environment where children could flourish. We believe that every child is unique and deserves to be respected as an individual. We believe that every child is unique and deserves to be respected as an individual. We provide a warm, nurturing environment where children feel safe to explore, learn, and grow. We are committed to supporting each child’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. Our highly qualified staff provides individualised attention and care to ensure that each child reaches his or her full potential. Hammersmith is proud to be a part of the WillowsWay family and looks forward to continuing to provide outstanding care and education for years to come.

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.

Contact Us / Book a Visit

Located on the boundary of Hammersmith and Chiswick, Willows is a modern conversion of a Victorian school, and it’s lovely. Set behind high brick walls, the children love the free flow of learning in the bespoke rooms or the fabulous outdoor space. It’s clear that the school has been designed with the children’s needs in mind. The children are so lucky to have such a beautiful, modern learning environment that has clearly been designed with their needs in mind.

We are open Monday - Friday
07:30am - 18:00pm
Willows Pre-School
1 St Peters Road
W6 9BA
Tel: (+44) 020 8741 1424
Email: office@willowspreschool.org.uk

Meet the Willows Hammersmith 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.