Willows Pre-School/Nursery

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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
Tel: (+44) 020 8741 1424
Email: office@willowspreschool.org.uk
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Meet the Willows Hammersmith Team

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A bespoke tailored curriculum that surpasses approved learning outcomes , high teacher/child ratio that enables individual care and attention and the support of a personal key worker. Enjoyable cameraderie with other children and adults within the Willows ethos.

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We at Willows focus very carefully on the child’s experience. We have a variety of enabling environments that challenge each child. By recognising that every child is unique we observe each child and provide a bespoke and fun learning environment to stretch and prepare them for school.

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We focus very carefully on the child’s experience. We have variety of enabling environments that challenge each child.

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.

Wimbledon Fees

We endeavor to keep our fees as competitive as possible without compromising our standards of high quality education. Put simply, we continuously invest in infrastructure and people. It has been shown repeatedly that the early years are the most important for laying the foundations for a life long journey of learning. Monthly Fees (displayed below) are reviewed annually and at least one months notice is given indicating any change.

  • The Willows pre-school is registered to apply for the Nursery Education Grant. This is automatically applied for the term after a child turns 3 years old.

  • This is collected on the parents behalf and paid into their accounts. Please note that Merton do not pay the grant in full until the last two weeks of term.

  • There is a non-refundable registration and administration fee of £100.00.

  • A deposit of £400.00 is payable on confirmation of a place. This is refunded to parents 6-8 weeks after the last month of attendance subject to all liabilities to Willows being paid in full.

We accept vouchers from a variety of providers and are able to set up new instructions with new providers. Please ask for details.

Notice of removal – Two full months notice is required, in writing, of the intention to remove a child from the Willows pre-school. If a child is withdrawn or, if a place is not taken up without giving the required notice, a months fee will be charged.

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