7:00am to 9:00am £7.00

3:15pm to 4:30pm £5.00

3:15 to 6:00pm £9.00

Our Story

The Willows at Shelf is run by John Cunnington of The Willows Day Nursery, Brighouse.

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.

John Cunnington

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 in Brighouse, where he is now fully involved in the day to day running of the nursery.

John soon realised that parents may not always have the resources to get their children to and from another location, and so the idea to offer an ‘Out of School Club’ at Shelf Junior and Infants School was born, giving parents peace of mind, knowing that their children are safe, in the capable hands of his excellent team.