Nursery News

Latest News from Willow Cottage

Christina is getting married! - Everyone at Willow Cottage would like to wish both Christina and Luke all the best for their new future together and we look forward to seeing lots of wonderful photos of their special day on Saturday. Click for more details
Visit from our local firefighters - Our Eynsham setting wanted to share with you their very exciting morning. Today we had a planned visit from our local @Oxfordshirefireandrescueservice . The children had a great time and were very excited! They explored the different protective clothing, walked around the fire engine and took a closer look inside. We even had a demonstration… Click for more details
Laura Starr is getting married! - Laura goes off today to get ready for her wedding next week Saturday 5th June. The children and team came together in the field to present her with some gifts and to wish her and Johnny well for their special day. We wish them all the best for their new life together and look forward… Click for more details
Willow Cottage Nurseries Are Now Recruiting - Willow Cottage Nurseries are recruiting passionate Team Leader, Deputy Team Leader and professional Early Years Practitioners and Educators to help us deliver the highest quality education and childcare. Are you looking to take on a fresh challenge? We have several leadership positions becoming available across our settings in Farmoor, Eynsham and Bletchingdon. If you would… Click for more details
Willow Cottage Team Update Spring 2021 - A warm welcome to our new team members. Martha Shepherd, Jessica Harper, Rubie Gray, Sherry Smith, Sarah Taylor, Jane Gibbs, Jessica Klincsek, Ashley Ormandy-Salter, Donna Burton, Beth Egan and Kerry Smith. Many congratulations to: Charni and Ben Taylor (Eynsham) for the safe arrival of baby Freya. Baby Freya Taylor Mimi & Stevie’s Tudor (Eynsham) for… Click for more details
A reflection on our Journey through the Pandemic. - Last spring, we were thrown into the challenges of lockdowns and a pandemic that has had a significant impact on our provision. Since reopening our nurseries in June last year, Willow Cottage has been structured in mixed age group Bubbles. This structure was introduced to minimize the infection risk whilst also providing a secure and… Click for more details
Rebecca’s Baby Shower - Last Thursday we had intended to be Rebecca's maternity leave send off with a surprise baby shower. We had “it’s a girl” cupcakes, balloons, a nappy cake and socially distanced games all planned and ready to go. Click for more details
Mr. Willow’s Hot Cross Buns - Children’s Cookery and Food Understanding made FUN with Mr. Willow (The Bear Chef). Mr. Willow’s Hot Cross Buns. A recipe to make with your child. Makes approximately 12 buns. Click for more details
Day of Reflection - Today marks one year since the first UK lockdown. Today we are taking the opportunity to reflect on all that has happened over the past year. The teams will be talking to the older children about all the people who have looked after us and remember the journey we have been on this past year. Click for more details
World Book Day 2021 - Thank you to those parents and family members who sent in a video of them reading a story, we have loved watching them. Last week the children and staff were invited to come to nursery dressed as a book character, wearing their pyjamas or just to bring in their favourite book. We had some wonderful… Click for more details
Mr. Willow’s Tasty Fishcakes - Enjoyable meal times are such an important part of our culture at Willow Cottage. We prioritise time together where the children can learn about their food and how it is important for their growth and development. Click for more details
Petition to Reduce the speed limit on Lower Road, Eynsham - Please do consider signing the petition and help us take action. It is highly important to us that our parents and teams are able to travel safely to our nurseries. Click for more details
Father Christmas visits our Bletchingdon Nursery - What a wonderful treat to have a visit from Father Christmas last night... He was spotted delivering presents to all of the Bluebottles, Bumblebees and Butterflies at Willow Cottage Nursery! Click for more details
Father Christmas visits our Eynsham Nursery - What a wonderful treat to have a visit from Father Christmas last night... He was spotted delivering presents to all of the Grasshoppers, Butterflies and Ladybirds at Willow Cottage Nursery! Click for more details
Father Christmas visits our Farmoor Nursery - What a wonderful treat to have a visit from Father Christmas last night... He was spotted delivering presents to all of the Foxes, Owls and Hedgehogs at Willow Cottage Nursery! Click for more details
Nat is starting her Maternity Leave - Today we surprised Nat with a (socially distanced) celebration in the garden so that Nat’s key children and the staff teams could give her our baby gifts and we could all wish her all the best. Nat finishes this week to go on her maternity leave, we are all going to miss her positivity and… Click for more details
Bonfire Night Celebration at Bletchingdon - Today saw another successful Bonfire Night celebration at Bletchingdon. The Butterflies, Bumblebees and Bluebottles all enjoyed a special tea of Hot Dogs with homemade ketchup followed by fruit kebab rockets with toasted marshmallows. Click for more details
Matt is getting married! - It is with great excitement that the whole of the Willow Cottage family would like to wish Matt and his fiancé Lottie all the best for their wedding day this weekend, Saturday 31st October. The original date of their wedding was back in June, but their big day had to be postponed. However, they are… Click for more details
The sheep have arrived in Bletchingdon - The excitement levels were high today, as we saw the sheep arrive in our field at our Bletchingdon Nursery. There are “Thousands and thousands” of them according to one child. All the children are thrilled and the teams are pretty pleased too. We hope the sheep will be very happy in their new home and… Click for more details
Pumpkin Soup - Pumpkin Soup - Here is our favourite nursery recipe for pumpkin soup to make with your child with a few helpful tips and suggestions. We hope that you have a lot of family fun making it. Click for more details