Willowdene Nursery School

Fees,Times, Dates

We are open 7.30 - 6.00 five days per week and for 51 weeks of the year. (We close for one week at Xmas)

Sessions are bookable by the day, half day or by the hour. Bookings for our Baby Room and Walkers and Talkers rooms are by day or half day only. Hourly bookings are for children over 3yrs. There is no collection or drop offs bookable during our lunch period of 11.30 -1.00.

Our fees are :

Under 2's £65 per day (8-6 incl food), £37 for half-day sessions (8-1 or 1-6 incl food). 

2 -3 yrs £63 per day (8-6 incl food, for children attending minimum 3 days per week) or £6.85 per hour.

3+ yrs £62 per day (8-6 incl food, for children attending minimum 3 days per week) or £6.55 per hr


We have a minimum attendance of 25 hours per week for children up to 2yrs 9mths and 15 hours per week for children over 2yrs 9mths. The minimum booking per day is 3 hours. 


Grant funded children – Your child is eligible for Government grant funding from the term following their third birthday when an allowance of 15 funded hours per week is given.This funding is available as a Stretched Offer - Children attending all year may 'stretch' their funding over the year( 51 weeks), claiming 11 hours each week.

We also offer the 2 year old grant funding, please visit Hampshire County Council's website for further details on eligibility and criteria. 

 To enquire about available spaces please complete our online form here

All food is freshly prepared on the premises. We have a Healthy Eating policy, encouraging healthy eating habits from an ealy age. Water is freely available for all children and snacks of milk and fruit are provided during every session.

A hot lunch is available each day at a cost of £3.00. High Tea is provided from 4.30 at a cost £2.50. 

Nappies are charged at 25p per day whilst your child is in nappies. 

Our kitchen, cook and food have been awarded with an excellent through the Safe2eat scheme by Basingstoke and Deane.

 Breakfast £1.00         Lunch £3.00               Tea £2.50

For sample high tea menus click here

For sample hot lunch menus click here

Children may attend school term time only, however fees are due for 51 weeks of the year (excluding bank holidays). 


Please register your child as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment over availability of places.

Please read our Admission Policy for further information on how to register your child. 

For more information on our  Terms and Conditions please click here 


Each session caters for 38 children. Our 0-2yr room and Walkers and Talkers room have three staff and a maximum of 9 children. Our pre-school room has 8 staff with a maximum of 31 children.

For our school term dates for 2019-2020  please click here