We provide 5 hours per week free childcare for children who attend The Willows three or more days per week (excluding Government funded hours)

The Willows Day Nursery is owned and run by John Cunnington.

Following the death of his wife, John continued to work as a chartered accountant, whilst raising his two young children. The difficulties he encountered caused him to re-evaluate his life.

Unable to find safe compassionate childcare for two young children who had lost their mum, John set up an after school club with the help of his son's child minder. It was in doing this that he realised that he was not alone in his search for a quality child daycare service, and his decision to change his life, and that of others was born.

In September 2017, John's ambition to help other parents, by running his own nursery, offering superlative childcare in a safe and secure environment, came to fruition when he bought The Willows Day Nursery, where he is now fully involved in the day to day running of the nursery, with his dedicated and professional team.
In September 2017, John's ambition to help other parents, by running his own nursery, offering superlative childcare in a safe and secure environment, came to fruition when he bought The Willows Day Nursery, where he is now fully involved in the day to day running of the nursery, with his dedicated and professional team.

Our Team

Donna

Manager

Donna has been the manager for The Willows since 2016. She is qualified to level 6, is Paediatric First Aid trained and also the Safeguarding Lead for The Willows.

Having worked in Childcare since 2003, Donna is a highly experienced Child Practitioner.


Becky

Deputy Manager

Since 2001, Becky has been a much loved member of staff. Her passion for looking after the children in her care is exceeded only by her dedication and enthusiasm.

Becky is Deputy Manager and co-room leader of toddlers.


Christopher

Pre-school Room Leader

Christopher has many years of experience working in senior roles within private day nurseries with all age groups of children.

Christopher is qualified to level four and is first aid trained.


Emily

Early Pre-school Room Leader

Emily has many years of experience working in senior roles within private day nurseries with all age groups of children.

Emily is qualified to level three in the Early Years, and is trained in First Aid.


Lucy

SEN and Behaviour co-ordinator

Lucy is a highly professional Child Practitioner, who builds excellent relationships with her co-workers, the children, and their parents.

Lucy has been at The Willows since 2013.