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Willow Tree Day Nursery & Nursery School

Set in a spacious Victorian house, on a quiet tree lined residential road, our child-led active learning environment stimulates little imaginations.  Extensive play resources excite and inspire children to play and learn together or independently. With an abundance of adventures and experiences including music, dance, art, design, cooking, sport and imaginative play, every child can learn naturally through enjoyment, play and socialising with others.

Our idyllic location enables much of our time to be spent outdoors, in our large garden or the local gardens just a few minutes away.  We share magical experiences, going on a bear hunt, woodland tribe adventures or Forest school, developing children’s confidence, wellbeing and love of the natural world.

We nurture life-long learners with the creativity to grow and adapt, whatever the future holds.  Our curriculum is developed by qualified early years’ teachers following the EYFS framework, ensuring that learning is fun, rewarding and effective.  Our highly qualified team use creative approaches indoors and out to develop key skills such as numeracy, literacy, or fine motor skills, working towards school readiness.

Adapting to new settings can be challenging.  Our award-winning team offer incredible warmth and understanding to the little ones in our care and their families.  Children are individually supported to reach their full potential, with activities tailored to their stage and learning style, nurturing confidence and happiness. As the most important people in their child’s life, our parents are closely involved with parent sessions, weekly menus, news and achievements and daily updates from their child’s key worker via the Tapestry app.

The children’s award-winning food is prepared using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.  Our menus, approved by a registered dietician, are both healthy and expose the children to the most amazing foods and flavours.

Local Offer

All early education providers in Trafford are expected to identify and support children with special educational needs to make the best possible progress.

Please see our Local Offer report to find out more about the support we offer to children with Special Educational Needs or who are Disabled (SEND).


Please note that this nursery is in the process of changing owners and the Ofsted link below goes to inspection reports completed under the previous owners. This link will be updated once the registration change process is complete.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest Inspection Report
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 


Ofsted / CQC Grading

Who to contact

0161 962 6428
Happitots Day Nursery Website

Where to go

Name of Venue
Willow Tree Day Nursery & Nursery School
Venue Address
Broad Road
M33 2FY
Venue Notes

No. 19 and 41 buses. Dane Rd and Sale metrolink stations are a short walk away. Very close to Sale Moor village.

When is it on?

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:30 18:00
Tuesday 07:30 18:00
Wednesday 07:30 18:00
Thursday 07:30 18:00
Friday 07:30 18:00
Additional Information
Not available Bank Holidays and between Christmas and New Year

Who is it for?

From 0 to 5 years


Have immediate vacancies?
Vacancy Details
Vacancies can change so please contact us for up to date information


Special Diet(s)
Egg and Nut allergies, Dairy free, Vegetarian
Special Need(s)
Fully trained SENCO. Please see our local offer for more details.
Cultural Provision
Trafford equal opps/inclusion training and in house training.

Funded Places

For 2 year olds -
For 3 & 4 year olds -
30 hours free childcare -


Cost Information
10% discount for siblings

How accessible is this service?

For disabled children
Fully trained SENCO. Please see our local offer for more details.
For different cultures
Trafford equal opps/inclusion training and in house training.
Catering for special diets
Egg and Nut allergies, Dairy free, Vegetarian
Feel Good Early Years
Healthy Setting Award
Further Details

see Local Offer

Last updated date:
27 April 2022

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