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Our community nursery is one where we see children thrive in a nurturing environment where they are encouraged to choose their own activities, which enables them to develop independence and build up resilience, in a holistic setting where nature is easily accessible.; ; At Conkers we encourage children to get dirty and muddy during their play – here’s why… Play is essential for all areas of your child’s growth and development. Research has shown that getting muddy has health benefits for your child. Mud play can stimulate the release of serotonin which helps with relaxation and happiness. Exposure to some dirt can help build up immune systems and help reduce allergies.;

Opening times

Monday 0800-1730

Monday 0800-1730
Tuesday 0800-1730
Wednesday 0800-1730
Thursday 0800-1730
Friday 0800-1730

Contact details

Email conkers@balsamcentre.org.uk
Telephone 01963 31842
Website www.balsamcentre.org.uk

Centre information

Accessibility and adjustments

Wheelchair access Yes

Ofsted information

Last Ofsted rating Good
Date of last Ofsted report 27/10/2022
Ofsted reference number 2552082

Costs and funding

Costs No
Sibling discount Yes
Registered for 3 to 4 year old funding Yes
Registered for 2 year old funding Yes
Registered to offer 30 hours funding Yes

About the setting

Age range 0 years 3 months to 4 years 11 months
Capacity 0-1 year old: 8 places
2 year old: 10 places
3-4 year old: 20 places
Immediate vacancies No


Address Wincanton Community Venture, The Balsam Centre, Balsam Park, Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 9HB

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