Our Team

Laura Thompson (deputy)

Willows Day Nursery Management Team

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.

The Willows Fees April 2019

Hours 0-2 years 2-3 years 3-5 years
Full Day 8am-6pm £52.49 £48.99 £49.50 without subsidised rate
£47.15 with subsidised rate
8am-1pm / 1pm-6pm £28.10 £26.25 £26.52 without subsidised rate
£25.26 with subsidised rate
School Day 9am -3pm (subject to availability) £42.32 £38.71 £39.12 without subsidised rate
£37.26 with subsidised rate
Early Start 7:15am-8am £4.70 £3.77 £3.81 without subsidised rate
£3.63 with subsidised rate
Early Start 7.30am-8am £3.10 £2.51 £2.54 without subsidised rate
£2.42 with subsidised rate
Hourly Rate (subject to availability) £6.01 £6.01 £6.07 without subsidised rate
£5.78 with subsidised rate
Term Time Only (minimum 38 weeks where available) 0-2 years 2-3 years 3-5 years
Full Day 8am-6pm £58.07 £54.46 £55.04 without subsidised rate
£52.42 with subsidised rate
8am-1pm / 1pm-6pm £30.23 £29.03 £29.34 without subsidised rate
£27.94 with subsidised rate
School Day 9am -3pm £44.78 £42.42 £40.45 without subsidised rate
£38.52with subsidised rate
Out of School Care
Breakfast and School drop off 8am-9am £6.07
After School Pick up 3pm-6pm £13.42
Holiday Club 8am-6pm £31.77

Additional Charges

Breakfast for 2 year Funded £1.63
Lunch for 2 year Funded £2.18
Tea for 2 year Funded £1.63
Subsidised rate including meals £1.40 per funded hour
Subsidised rate excluding meals £0.70 per funded hour
Registration Fee £35.00

All fees are subject to change

We charge a registration fee of £35

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

All children who are 3 years old are entitled to early education funding 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.

Early education funding 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 funded sessions.

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