How do I get started at Willow Den Nursery?

If you’re considering joining our outdoor nursery community, you’re in for a treat. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the exciting journey of getting started at Willow Den, from your first inquiry to your child’s first day of outdoor exploration and discovery.

Step 1. Explore the website

The fact that you’re here means you are considering outdoor nursery for your child – good for you! You’ll find lots of information and frequently asked questions via the quick links below:

Step 2. Get in touch

Ready to take the next step? Reach out to our friendly team to express your interest and ask any questions you may have. Simply complete this form, and one of our team will be in touch to talk through any queries you have and get you set up to visit.

Step 3. Visit Us

There’s no better way to experience the magic of Willow Den than with a visit to our nursery. During your visit, you’ll have the opportunity to explore our outdoor space, meet our dedicated staff, and get a sense of the unique learning environment we’ve created. Parents have even told us that their child “made the decision for them” when they visited and couldn’t get them away!

Step 4. Get enrolled!

Our brilliant team will make this as easy for you as possible, guiding you through every step of the way and helping you navigate 1140 hours funding whether you decide to split fund or fully-fund your place. We’ll work closely with you to understand your child’s individual needs, preferences, and any special considerations to ensure they feel comfortable and supported from day one.

Step 5. Welcome to the Willow Den Family!

As your child’s first day approaches, we’ll be here to offer guidance, reassurance, and support every step of the way. Whether it’s helping your child adjust to the outdoor environment, preparing the kit you’ll need, easing any separation anxiety, or simply answering your questions, we’re committed to making the transition as smooth and stress-free as possible for you and your family.

At Willow Den Nursery, we’re passionate about creating a welcoming and nurturing environment where children can thrive, grow, and discover the wonders of the natural world.

Want to come and see it for yourself? Complete this short form and a member of our team will be in touch to answer any questions and book you onto and Open Day.