Welcome to Little Forest Folk Barnes

Every day we meet our full day children at Rocks Lane Multi Sport Centre in Barnes for breakfast. After a hearty and filling breakfast we will don our waterproofs and walk across the rugby field to our magical forest setting.

Activities in the forest can range from creating mud pies, treasure hunts, bark rubbing, mini beast exploration, experimenting with science, dressing up and creative role play to reading stories, mark making and mathematics in the forest. We are always on the move, balancing, running, climbing, coordinating and are always learning more about our world. 

We enjoy our morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack out in the forest, then towards late afternoon we make our short walk back to Rocks Lane Tennis Pavilion. Here we take time to reflect upon our day and discuss with the children what they enjoyed the most, using these discussions to help us plan our activities for the next day. 

We take children once they have turned two and we have a cosy rest area available for those children who need time during the day to relax or catch a quick cat nap. We do however recommend to get the most out of our forest experience that children wait to join us in the forest until they have dropped their long nap or are able to manage with a shorter sleep to ensure they don’t miss out on all our forest action.

In order to keep our experience magical for the children we limit the number of children attending each day to 20 children.


There are two options for attending Little Forest Folk Barnes, a Full Day or a Sessional Day. Full Days run 8am to 6pm, include breakfast, lunch and dinner, whereas Sessional Days are shorter days running 9.30am to 3:30pm, that include lunch. Both include a morning and afternoon snack. We ask for a minimum commitment of at least two days per week per child.

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Our waiting lists are currently closed due to high demand.

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Rocks Lane Multi Sports Centre (opposite Ranelagh Ave), SW13 0DG

From September, we will be based at the Roehampton Cricket Club on Putney Heath Common. It’s a really magical, old world-y feeling space located in beautiful woodlands.

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Drop off address

Roehampton Cricket Club
Telegraph Road
SW15 3TU

Green space address

Putney Heath


Meet The Team

Our wonderful Barnes team is managed by Charlie and deputy managed by Sylwia.  To learn more about the Barnes team click here:  

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The wild world is becoming so remote to children that they miss out – and an interest in the natural world doesn’t grow as it should. Nobody is going to protect the natural world unless they understand it
— Sir David Attenborough

Barnes fees

Depending on your circumstance there are different ways to fund your child's place at Little Forest Folk.

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As a social-purpose business, Little Forest Folk offer a limited number of free places for full-time childcare to qualifying two-year-old children. If you are eligible for two-year-old government funding you will be eligible for our Little Forest Folk programme of free places.

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Your child is able to access 15 hours universal entitlement, 570 hours of free entitlement hours funded by the government after their third birthday. This funding can be applied across the school terms (38 weeks per year) or stretched to cover a longer period of the year (51 weeks per year). 

We offer 30 hours of funded childcare to eligible families. Working parents  of 3 and 4 year olds are able to obtain an additional 15 hours of funded childcare provided that they meet certain eligibility criteria.  

When your child is eligible for 15 or 30 hour funding;

Children who turn 3 years old on or between:

  • 1 April and 31 August are eligible from the autumn term starting in September

  • 1 September and 31 December are eligible from the spring term starting in January

  • 1 January and 31 March are eligible from the summer term starting in April

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There are two options for attending Little Forest Folk Barnes, all year round Full Day or Term time only Sessional Day. Full Days include breakfast, lunch and dinner, whereas Sessional Days are shorter days that include lunch. Both include a morning and afternoon snack. We ask for a minimum commitment of at least two days per week per child.

Full Day, Year round (51 weeks of the year) 8.00am - 6:00pm, £84.00 (From April £86.00)

Sessional Day, Term time only (not including school holidays) 9.30am-3.30pm, £71.00 (From April £72.00)

For more information about our pricing and how payments are structured, please follow the link below.

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Holiday camps


9:30am - 3:30pm, £70.00 (From April £72.00)

We run holiday camps during school holidays at our Barnes nursery. We have a limited number of places per day so if you would like your child to attend, we would advise booking as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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Frequently asked questions

Have more questions? Visit our FAQ page to find out more about Little Forest Folk and our nurseries.

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If you would like detailed information about how our waiting lists work, please follow the link below.

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