Willowdene Day Nursery & Pre-School, Widnes

Situated opposite Victoria Park and just minutes away from Widnes station, Partou Willowdene Day Nursery and Pre-School is highly popular amongst families in the Farnworth, Appleton, and Lunts Heath areas of Widnes.

Featuring vibrant playrooms and an exciting outdoor area, our setting provides a lovely ‘home from home’ atmosphere and welcomes children aged 0-5.

Facilities

Bright, spacious playrooms filled with educational toys and equipment

Creative arts and crafts and varied sports activities which keep children moving

Healthy and delicious meals from our seasonal menu, freshly prepared at the nursery

Exciting outdoor areas featuring tents, playhouses, and gardening patches

Highly qualified childcare practitioners with safeguarding and first aid training

Funded Childcare Places Available

The Partou experience

At Partou, the children lead the way. They explore their surroundings and learn about the world they live in, by choosing for themselves which activity they want to join in with next.

Our team are there to care for them and keep them safe. To nurture their emerging abilities and encourage them to seize each fun-packed day. But not to tell them what to do next.

Why? Because when children are allowed to choose their own activities, rather than being told what to do, they naturally choose the activities they’re most interested in. And scientific research has shown that being interested in what they’re doing is the easiest and best way for children to learn.

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Food & nutrition

Creating healthy eating habits for young children stretches far beyond their time with us. It encourages a lifelong positive relationship with food whilst building healthy bodies and healthy minds. Here’s how we encourage healthy eating habits:

  • Rotating menus: Evidence shows regular exposure to foods helps children to develop their taste for them, yet we still want to offer variety. So, we rotate our menus on a three-to-four-week basis, offering the perfect balance between exposing children to new foods yet allowing them to become familiar with flavours.
  • A lunchtime focus: We prioritise lunch as a time where children can enjoy their food. There is a social aspect to all lunches and, where possible, children are encouraged to take an active interest in the food they eat.
  • Fresh food everyday: We serve children fresh food every day and accommodate many different dietary requirements. We have procedures in place to protect children with food allergies and offer different meal options too. If your child has a dietary requirement, simply let us know as part of our registration process and we’ll make sure we meet the needs of your child.

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Nursery fees

Full time
Weekly Rate
Daily
7:30am – 6:00pm
Morning
7:30am – 1:00pm
Afternoon
1:00pm – 6:00pm
£255.00 £58.25 £33.75 £32.25

 

Registration Fee: £75 (Non Refundable)
10% discount off eldest child’s fees for siblings

  • Universal 15 hours free childcare entitlement is available to all 3 and 4 year olds, extending to 30 hours for eligible working families*.
  • 15 hour free childcare entitlement is also available to 2-year-olds subject to availability.

For the latest childcare funding information, please visit our dedicated resource page.

* Please note that free childcare entitlement from the government is only applied to the ‘care’ element of your invoice and does not cover meals which are charged at £6.25 per morning session and £5.50 per afternoon session. Consumables will also be charged at £0.70 per morning session and £0.70 per afternoon session.

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Willowdene
Day Nursery
& Pre-school

0151 424 0282

Open Mon - Fri, 7.30am to 6.00pm

116 Fairfield Road, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 6SJ

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What families say?

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Katrina M

5 stars

11 March 2024

Willowdene Private Day Nursery and Pre-school really is an outstanding childcare setting - having had a child previously attend and one still at the nursery, I can’t imagine them being anywhere else. Staff really do go above and beyond to make the place a home from home for the children in their ca...

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Heather May G

5 stars

26 February 2024

My little boy started this nursery last year and it was such a new challenge for the both of us. I was very apprehensive as he is my pride and joy but honestly the staff are so good and so encouraging. He struggled going in at first and there was tears from us both but the support I received was so b...

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Emma T

5 stars

14 February 2023

Both my kids have been to this nursery and absolutely love it. Staff are amazing, so nurturing friendly, knowledgeable and care about each child and their development needs. Always willing to help if you have any questions.

Alexandra R

5 stars

14 February 2023

My child has really come along since going to Willowdene. The staff are fantastic with the children. The manager is lovely and makes you feel welcome, and never like you're inconveniencing her when you have a query. It's clear that the staff love children and enjoy what they do. The facilities are go...

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W L

4 stars

14 February 2023

My little one enjoys going to Willowdene Private Day Nursery and Pre-school, Widnes. They provide lots of indoor and outdoor activities. Staff are nice and caring. Management team responds to parents concerns very fast. I can see a positive influence from the school on my child.

L M

5 stars

14 February 2023

My daughter loves attending Willowdene Private Day Nursery and Pre-school, Widnes and the staff in her room are amazing. They are always so positive, caring and nurturing. There are always so many lovely activities for the children and the staff are keen to offer as many learning and playing opportun...

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Sophie P

5 stars

14 February 2023

A lovely nursery that my daughter is very happy to go to every day. The nursery provides nutritional meals and always provides alternatives if a child doesn't like/won't eat what is provided. She is well taken care of and has lots of opportunities to learn and grow whether it is indoors or out.

J R

5 stars

18 January 2023

The quality of the nursery has gone from strength to strength since the manager has returned from maternity leave. My child has settled well and is cared for extremely well. The staff are all nurturing and always happy to see you in the morning. The communication is excellent and the resources and fa...

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H W

5 stars

12 January 2023

My daughter loves attending Willowdene Nursery and her key worker is a big part of the reason why. What a lovely girl who is brilliant at her job, a complete natural. The key worker has built a great trust and friendship with her. My daughter is straight over to her when she arrives at nursery and I...

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F P

5 stars

23 September 2022

My daughter has been coming to Willowdene for three months and she settled in straight away. The staff are always friendly, happy, very pleasant and helpful. We are so happy with the nursery, the team and the activities that they do there and the level of care, support and communication. They have ...

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V C

5 stars

20 September 2022

My son loves going to the nursery. He loves the staff and they are great with him. He is very well looked after and enjoys his time there. The activities are well structured for his development. 10 out of 10!

Courtney S

5 stars

13 September 2022

Nursery staff always make you feel welcome every day. They have helped my son grow and develop since 9 months old a year ago now. Our little man is always happy when we pick him up, he explores so many different opportunities and gets to enjoy all the messy play! The menu is fantastic giving him a wi...

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Penny H

5 stars

13 September 2022

I cannot sing the praises of Willowdene Private Day Nursery and Pre-school enough. My son started there at 7 months old and left to go to school. He learned so much at Willowdene, made many friends and the staff became like family. My son can be awkward about food and sharing things and the patience ...

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Alexandra S

5 stars

13 September 2022

The whole team has done a lot for my daughter and helped her open up from being a quiet baby. My child has had a lot of issues and they've supported her and helped her grow into the bubbly toddler she is today.

Hannah T

5 stars

13 September 2022

My son loves going to nursery here. All the staff are wonderful, they are so good with the children. It gives me peace of mind knowing he goes there and enjoys himself as well as learning and developing into his own person. He had plenty of variety for his meals and snacks. The staff, especially in t...

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Why Partou?

For us at Partou, childcare isn’t just a job, it’s a journey – one where every child leads us in a unique new direction.

As part of the Netherlands’ largest childcare group, we’ve access to world-leading expertise in learning and development, so you can be confident your child will benefit from an experience as unique as they are.

Of course, care is as much about empathy as education, and ours is a child-led approach that emphasises building confidence and curiosity – so that every child in our care has the freedom to flourish.

Reassurance for you and your little one

Care

We’re more than just a team; we’re a close community driven by our passion for childcare, and our commitment to each individual child’s development. We know that by working together, we’re stronger.

Compassion

In our community, compassion isn’t just a word; it’s our way of life. By embracing our differences, we make our community more diverse and vibrant. We build strong, supportive relationships with the children and each other, based on trust and understanding.

Continuous learning

We believe strongly in development, for the children in our care and for ourselves. Through continuous learning, we help our team and our children reach their full potential. Together, we make a positive impact, in our communities and across wider society.

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