Caring for children aged 3 months – 12 years in Clacton-on-Sea
 Caring for children aged 3 months – 12 yearsin Clacton-on-Sea

Willow Tree Nursery - past events

See below for links to past events and galleries held at Willow Tree Nursery.

European Language Day 2017

13/3/18/ Willow Tree wins again! 

The Council of Europe have confirmed that out of the whole of the United Kingdom, the Willow Tree has won the 'most innovative event for the 'European Day of Languages.'  Milly, our Spanish Teacher with the help of the Aunties, organised a 'How Languages Shape Us' event with each room choosing a different country to represent. The nursery was decorated with flags, maps and posters, whilst staff and children dressed in the colours and traditional costume of choice.  Events throughout the day included stories, craft, games and foods from the chosen countries. The day was a complete success!  With fun educational language learning, the world became smaller and more accessible to the children, enriching their understanding of different cultures. Winning this award just made it even better! 

1/3/18 Top 20 recommended Nurseries 

Fantastic news! The Willow Tree has been voted one of the top 20 recommended Nurseries in the East of England. Discovering this vast area covers Essex; Cambridgeshire; Norfolk; Suffolk; Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire, was amazing. With our wins for Blue Ribbon and European Language, this Day Nurseries award gives us a 'trio of trophies!' This one's even more special because it's judged by the families that actually use our services. Thank you to everyone that voted for us, supporting the Willow Tree and sharing in its success.       

5/10/17 Tendring Blue Ribbon 2017

Winners and nominees from Businesses around the district attended a glittering ceremony at the Princes Theatre for a night of recognition and celebration.  A prominent panel of judges presented a total of 15 awards of which we are proud to say resulted in the Willow Tree winning the prestigious 'Team of the Year.!'  The decision was based on the nomination, recognising that the team provide outstanding teaching in an innovative, stimulating manner.  The Willow Tree team were exceptionally proud to have won this award and continued the celebrations, sharing the results with the children and their families.     

25/9/17 A Piece of Cake!

Staff and families at the Willow Tree rallied together baking and donating some yummy cakes and treats to sell at our Macmillan Bake Sale.  Children stood in wonder at the mountain of rainbow coloured cupcakes, that topped the vast selection of goodies that were eagerly snapped up!  After a busy fun filled day a grand total of £100 was raised for Macmillan cancer support. Thank you to everyone that helped make the day a complete success and a special mention to Auntie Lorna for organising the event.  


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Take a tour of the Nursery and benefit from our latest offer.


For a limited period, quote Willow T when registering your child's place and we will provide you with a fantastic Willow Tree T shirt, absolutely FREE!  


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Don't miss out, come and see us today!  

                                              Summer Fete Update!

Our 'Best of British' Summer Fete was a huge success.

Cakes, strawberries, cream

and teas flowed whilst the

BBQ sizzled. Woody, Buzz

and the odd Minion made appearances throughout whilst the Phoenix All Stars Majorettes gave a flawless performance. Some of our Nursery children even  joined Chris in the Cannons 2006 Basketball display, proud to show off the skills their coach had taught them.  A massive “thank you” to everyone that supported the event, either by donating prizes, volunteering their time or just coming along on the day.

Without your help none of this would have been possible.  



Friday 18th March 2016

we all had lots of fun raising money for Sport Relief with a sponsored bounce!


Children & staff came to nursery wearing their favourite sports wear, all ready to enjoy a bounce on our spectacular castle! 

Each room had their own sponsor forms and along with donations we managed to raise a grand total of £260.74!

Big "Thank You" for supporting this worthy cause.     

New Car Park OPEN

20th January 2016

As the line marking has now been finished please park in the allocated spacesavoiding any of the yellow zig zag areas.

An additional disabled parking bay is also now available near the Catkins entrance. To avoid query please display your badge when using this or any of the disabled spaces. 


8th June 2015

Our new car park is now open to staff and parents. We ask that you please be patient and mindful of safety at all times particularly in areas where there might be children. Please drive slowly and be considerate of the local residents by trying not to park on the street.



Take a look at our What's New section for more info.

Funding information

FREE education and childcare entitlement for 2 - 4 year olds explained here.

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Willow Tree Nursery,  Chingford Avenue,      Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 4US.


Opening Hours: 7:45am - 6:00pm

Tel: 01255 221 473

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