The Willows Primary School Nursery

Last updated: 12/01/2023

The Willows Primary School & Nursery is a school based in the south of Newbury, on the edge of Greenham Common. There are approximately 400 children attending the school, the majority of whom come from the immediate local catchment area. The majority of pupils are White British. The percentage of pupils for whom English is an additional language is above average for West Berkshire. The proportion of children known to be eligible for free school meals is in-line with the National average, although high for West Berkshire. The proportion of pupils with SEND is higher than the National average. This group includes a number of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)and specific speech and language needs.

The Willows is an inclusive school which aims to ensure all children become successful learners across all areas of the curriculum and develops the skills of perseverance, resilience and independence at every level. There is currently provision for children from 2 years old upwards with 2 classes per year group from Reception to Y6. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Miss J MacArthur
Contact Position
Head Teacher
01635 42155
The Willows Primary School

Where to go

The Willows Primary School

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£12 per session
£4 per hour
We offer flexible childcare arrangements with options for mornings, afternoons, early week or late week sessions. Early week sessions run from Monday morning to Wednesday lunch and late week sessions run from Wednesday lunch to Friday afternoon.

All sessions are chargeable unless you qualify for funded hours. Funding is available for 2 year olds and 3 year olds and is based on set criteria. Entitlement for 15 hours funding can be checked by registering and completing the form at the West Berkshire Online Citizen Portal. You can check your eligibility for 30 hours funding at the website by searching for '30 hours funding'

2 year olds: If you are eligible for free entitlement sessions, you can have up to 5 sessions in a week free (a total of 15 hours free). If you are not eligible for free sessions you can purchase your sessions via the school office. If you select any full days a fee of £2 per lunch is applied.

3 and 4 year olds: All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours free childcare (you can have up to 5 sessions in a week). If you select any full days a fee of £2 per lunch is applied. You may also be entitled to the Government’s 30 hours funding for an additional 15 hours free childcare or you can purchase additional sessions to create a whole day.

In Saplings there are up to 12 morning and 12 afternoon spaces for our 2+ year olds. These can be 15 hour funded 2 year old spaces or paid sessions.

In Nursery there are up to 60 spaces for 15 hour funded children. These spaces decrease if we have more children who want full time hours or have 30 hour funding.

Sessions are £12 for Saplings (2+ year olds) and Nursery (3+ year olds). For children attending 2 sessions in a day (morning and afternoon), there is an additional £2 cost for lunch. Parents will need to supply a packed lunch for children staying.

Bookings can be made via the school office and are set for a term at a time. If your childcare needs are not covered in the session options outlined above please contact us to discuss the alternatives we can provide.

Inclusion Information

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
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Children who are staying for full days are required to bring a packed lunch. We are a no nut school so we ask that parents do not put anything containing nuts in children's lunches (this includes Nutella).

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Date updated
Vacancy range(s)
Vacancy range(s)
PlacesStart AgeEnd Age
0 2 3
0 3 4

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Are you registered to provide 30 Hours?
30 Hour Partner Summary
We do not offer a 30 hours partner system.  

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 8:35 15:10
Tuesday 8:35 15:10
Wednesday 8:35 15:10
Thursday 8:35 15:10
Friday 8:35 15:10

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Quality checks

  • DBS check

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