Our Team

Gemma Chapman (left) - Manager and Laura Thompson (deputy)

Willows Day Nursery Management Team

Gemma has a wealth of knowledge working with children aged between 0months -5years. She has lots of knowledge working with children with special educational needs and safeguarding. Gemma has been working in early years since she qualified in 2005 completing her cache diploma in childcare and education level 3 and is enthusiastic, dedicated and loves her job, seeing children thrive through there development.

Laura has an NVQ Level 3 in childcare and a Level 3 management qualification. Laura has been working in full day care for 14 years and has been at Willows for 8 years.

Willows Day Nursery

The Willows Day Nursery, Downham Market, Norfolk

We are conveniently located in the Trafalgar Industrial Estate.

Our nurturing ‘home from home’ environment is carefully designed to encourage children to learn independently in a safe, secure environment that promotes equality and values diversity. We have an experienced skilled manager and staff team. We provide all meals and promote healthy eating. Our cook prepares a healthy home cooked lunch for the children using fresh ingredients.

We provide a range of fun activities, resources, and experiences to meet children’s individual needs and interests. Children have the opportunity to explore our outdoor area all year round and take part in physical activity, being adventurous in safety.

Price List — April 2018

Hours 0 - 2 yrs 2 - 5 yrs
Early Start 7.15-8am £4.52 £3.63
Early Start 7.30-8am £2.98 £2.42
Half Day 8am to 1pm / 1pm to 6pm £27.05 £25.26
Additional hour £5.78 £5.78
Full year School Day 9am to 3pm - subject to availability £40.73 £37.26
Full day 8am to 6pm £50.52 £47.15
Registration Fee £35.00 £35.00
Term Time Only – all subject to availability
Half Day 8am to 1pm / 1pm to 6pm £29.10 £27.94
School Day 9am to 3pm £43.10 £38.52
Full Day 8am to 6am £55.89 £52.42
Breakfast/Afterschool Club/Holiday Club
8am to 9am — School drop off & breakfast £5.78
Afterschool 3pm-6pm £12.78
Holiday Club 8am to 6pm (5 to 11 year olds only) £30.26

If your child claims the 2, 3, or 4 year funding there is a charge for meals

Breakfast Lunch Tea
£1.57 £2.10 £1.57
Full Week 10%
Siblings 5%

** These prices are correct as of April 2018 but are subject to change**

We charge a registration fee of £35

We offer Free Early Education for eligible 2 year olds and all 3 and 4 year olds

All children who are 3 years old are entitled to free early education the term after they are 3 years old. They are entitled to 15 funded hours a week for 38 weeks of the year. This can be taken during school term times only or stretched out over the whole year.

Free early education for 2 year olds is offered to families meeting certain criteria, please ask for details or see “Do you need help with funding?” at the top of this page.

There is no registration charge if your child only attends for their free entitlement.