Our Vision

We will allow our children to be imaginative and creative through curiosity, awe and wonder; developing confidence, independence, resilience and a caring nature.


“Children are highly confident, enthusiastic and resilient learners. They benefit from a wonderful range of awe-inspiring learning opportunities in their unique environment. This helps to prepare them for their future lives. The whole staff team shares an exceptional understanding of their vision for the curriculum. They promote opportunities for children to be curious learners. They help them develop an appreciation for themselves, each other and their natural world. Staff implement this vision securely and consistently and it underpins every element of their practice.”

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The Willow On The Farm Nursery School is an independent, privately-owned nursery school situated at Nill Farm, Hook Norton. Opened in 2017, we offer a happy, safe and fun environment for 2½ – 5 year olds to begin their schooling.

Combining traditional teaching with aspects of Montessori, we are especially proud of how we blend all aspects of the children’s learning with our own Forest School, regular outings on the farm and everyday contact with nature.

  • Bright, spacious premises
  • Forest School
  • Tractor and trailer rides
  • Farm animals
  • Morning and afternoon sessions
  • Excellent links with follow on schools
  • Well trained and professional team of teachers and assistants

Headmistress & Owner
Alice Clark

Opening Times
Morning Only and Full Day Options.
Lunch Club offered.
Term Time only. Three terms per year.

Mondays – Thursdays
Drop off 8.55am– 9.10am
Half day pick up 12 noon
Lunch Club until 1pm
Full day pick up 3pm

What the Parents Say

“Its such a lovely thing picking up your child from nursery and finding the faint sweet smell of bonfire in their hair and hot chocolate on their lips, all rosy cheeked from Forest School and their tractor and trailer trips down to the farm. Romy has literally blossomed on the farm!…… we are delighted that The Willow On The Farm offers such a refreshingly hands on approach to outdoor learning”.

What the Parents Say

“Our little boy has thrived beyond measure at The Willow On The Farm Nursery.  He is more confident and adventurous in different situations. He loves Forest School and can name the different trees by their leaves. Going around the farm on a tractor is a favourite activity but also doing numbers in the cosy classroom.”

What the Parents Say

“For years I have been dreaming that somewhere like this would exist; and sure enough by some miracle it has arrived. Our daughter has gone from strength to strength in her development and this I know is down to the incredible staff and the time and effort they put in to preparing the days for the children. Each day there is something new to discover and something to learn. Our daughter would live there if she could!”

What the Parents Say

“Tractor Tuesday is a highlight when they go in the trailer with Pete the driver to explore the farm. Anything from finding the animals, discovering new insects or objects and not forgetting the Forest School where they just love the mud kitchen and making hot chocolate…… The Christmas performance puts every other school to shame – it was perfection and memories to be cherished forever”.

What the Parents Say

“RULER was new for us as a family I only wish our idlest daughter was exposed to this. I think every child should be; it is extraordinary how quickly the children pick it up and how they can then express themselves by colours; particularly good for those whose speech is developing and communication can sometimes be a battle – this system works.”