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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 - 7 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





"We are very pleased with the childcare provided by Woodies. the staff are approachable, professional and always very co-operative. Woodies provides a safe, caring and loving environment" - Mandeep Kaur


"Both of my children love Woodies and the staff" - Leanne Henderson


"The variety of avtivities on offer means my children are always excited to come to Woodies" - Sofia Waghmare


"There is always a really happy atmosphere, the children are valued and their interests and opinions are appreciated" - Lynda Shiels


"Woodies has helped my daughter grow into a kind, aring and polite little girl which I am truly greatful to you all" - Clare Jones


"I am so happy with Woodies and so is my daughter, she loves her time here. The staff are always so helpful and friendly and go above and beyond. I feel relaxed and reassured that my daughter is in safe, great hands. Thank you for all your support" - Ranveer Sira 


"The link between Woodies and school has been a big help to settle the children, the flexibility of hours has really helped" - Lorraine Wall 


"Woodies are accommodating, friendly and the staff are very supportive. Raman is happy at Woodies, I would like to say a big thank you for looking after him" - Amrit Assi


"Myles has settled in so well, he loves his days and  the staff. I can not praise you all enough as my son is beaming when he comes home, he tells me all about his day, he sings the songs and is doing so well. His confidence and social side have blossomed since starting,he thoroughly loves coming to Woodies" - Louise Greensill 


"Emilia loves Woodies and is very happy to attend making it easy for me as a parent. This is due to the truly wonderful staff" - Jane Turner


"I can't thank the staff enough, Grace has settled well and loves the environment" - Kathryn Langbourne