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The Balsam Centre's community nursery

Toddler playing with plastic cups

Welcome to Conkers

We provide a happy, nurturing environment to enable all children to reach their full potential.

The Balsam Centre opened Conkers Community Nursery in 2015 as a natural progression of its high-quality Children's Centre services. Run by our own Early Years staff, Conkers provides a full-time service that children can access daily, or as required.

Please note: There is a nursery in Wincanton which describes itself as ‘The Balsam Nursery within the Wincanton Early Years Centre’ and whose OFSTED report is headed ‘The Balsam Nursery’. Please be aware that this nursery has absolutely no connection with The Balsam Centre, or its nursery, Conkers Community Nursery.

At a glance

The importance of play

Our approach to Early Years

Child's hands playing with building blocks

Come along and join the fun!

If you have any questions, whether it's about EYFS or how you can register your child, contact us and talk to a member of staff. (If you are unable to reach us on the phone, call The Balsam Centre.)


01963 31842 (9am - 4.30pm)


Conkers Community Nursery

The Balsam Centre

Balsam Park

Wincanton BA9 9HB

Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 8am - 5.30pm
Start times: 8am, 9am and 1pm​

Closed between Christmas and New Year, and Bank Holidays, plus two inset days. (We give at least one month's notice; our aim is to provide the two dates for the school year in September.)

Attendance requirements

All children are required to attend at least two sessions to give them the opportunity to settle. Consistency is generally more beneficial to the child.

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