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Damson Wood Nursery and Infant School

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Damson Wood Nursery & Infant School 
Woodies Childcare can be found within the grounds of Damson Wood Nursery & Infant School and is joined with Balsall Common Primary School as part of a multi-academy called the Central Schools Trust.

Woodies is a time for fun and enjoyment in a safe, caring and homely environment. We have access to all the school play equipment, hall, libray, playground and paddock area.


We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which promotes learning through play.

We offer full or part-time day care for children aged 2 years and over. 


We are open from 7.45am - 6.00pm. 


Caterpillars & Butterflies - Full Day Care sessions are available for children from the age of 2 - 3 years.
We offer a variety of options for paying parents from just one or two sessions a week to full time, which are competitively priced.

We are also registered to provide early education funding once your child turns two - please see to check if you are eligible.

Conkers Before School Club is open daily in term time from 7.45am. We provide a healthy breakfast which is included in the price and served until 8.30am. Woodies staff will safely escort Nursery, reception, Year 1 & Year 2 children to school.


Conkers After School Club starts at 3.15pm until 6.00pm daily in term time and offers parent's flexible collection times. Woodies staff will safely escort Nursery, Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 children from school back to Woodies.

We provide a healthy snack after school for all the children and those staying until 6.00pm are provided with a light tea which is included in the price.

Parents of children who attend Conkers Before and After School Club may be eligible to use some of their 30 hours free childcare entitlement or tax-free childcare.

Explorers Holiday Club is open for some of the school holidays for Damson Wood children aged 3 - 11 years (dates and times will be reviewed on an annual basis) we offer a thematic programme that ensures a variety of fun and exciting activities with sessions that are varied and flexible. parents may be eligible to use the tax-free childcare entitlement.
We are closed for Bank holidays and for the 2 weeks Christmas holiday period.

We also close for staff training - dates TBC


Meet the Woodies Team





"Staff are brilliant and very welcoming. The setting is a great size with lots of different areas to play including the outdoors. My daughter was very shy with new people when she started, the Woodies staff couldn't have been more accommodating and for this I'm truly grateful" - Laura (parent), July 2022


"Professional and always ensures my childs needs are met", "Captivates their imaginations to help learning through play" - Jackie (parent), July 2022


"My daughter has become more independant, learnt new skills and made friends. She is happy and talks about how much fun she has had" - Jade (parent), July 2022


"Great range of activities and themes, great team that are very friendly. We have been happy to leave her knowing she will be well looked after and enjoying herself" - Emma (parent,) July 2022


"I like the range of activities available and the encouragement my child has been given to do things he wouldn't normally do. He has come on leaps and bounds whilst at Woodies, thanks to all the staff for taking the time to get to know him and help him grow" - Kate (parent), July 2022


"The teachers speak to you if they have any concerns and they make my child feel safe"

- Hayley (parent), July 2022


"Woodies is a lovely nursery, the staff are friendly and helpful. Initially my daughter was not sure but the staff helped her to settle and now she walks in smiling and doesn't look back" - Niki (parent), July 2022