Welcome to Little Forest Folk Twickenham
Every day we meet our full day children at Heatham House in Twickenham for breakfast. We greet our friends, enjoy a lovely breakfast and a play sparked by curiosity and exploration before getting ready for our forest adventures.
Once we are dressed up in our wellies and waterproofs it’s a short walk into our magical woodland garden area, where children have free rein to explore, play and have unbounded adventures in a natural wild setting.
Our play is child-led and play-based. Children's imaginations are the only barrier to a day at Little Forest Folk and they are encouraged to run, imagine, create and reflect. We use our environment as our third teacher with resources being primarily natural materials which create provocations to stimulate highly engaged play through fascination, awe and wonder.
Our forest site is approximately half an acre and consists of a variety of vegetations and areas to engage the children’s imaginations. We additionally have a cosy sleeping tent for children still needing a rest in the middle of the day and of course our all important fire circle where not only marshmallow toasting but often the most amazing conversations happen.
We do not currently have any site tours scheduled. If you would like to be notified on when we do, then please join our mailing list below and we will email as soon as we have dates for families to come and visit.
SESSIONS AT LITTLE FOREST FOLK TWICKENHAM
There are two options for attending Little Forest Folk Twickenham, a Full Day (year around) or a Sessional Day (term time only). Full Days run 8am to 6pm (apart from on Fridays where we finish at 3:30pm), 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.
Location – Heatham House
We will be based at Heatham House, in Twickenham and we are lucky enough to have both our indoor and outdoor space all on the same site. We have our very own woodland garden which is approximately one acre in size and is adjacent to our indoor building.
We are located within very close walking distance to Twickenham train station.
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Drop off and green space address
Heatham house, Whitton Rd, Twickenham TW1 1BH
Depending on your circumstance there are different ways to fund your child's place at Little Forest Folk.
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FREE PLACES FOR TWO-YEAR-OLDS
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.
GOVERNMENT FUNDED PLACES
Your child is able to access 570 hours of free entitlement hours funded by the government from the term 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).
There are two options for attending Little Forest Folk Twickenham, 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, £82.00 (Fridays, full days, 8:00-3:30pm, £73.00)
Sessional Day, Term time only (not including school holidays) 9:30-3.30pm, £70.00
For more information about our pricing and how payments are structured, please follow the link below.
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS ONLY
9:30am - 3:30pm, £69.50
We run holiday camps during school holidays at our Twickenham 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.
If you'd like to learn more about our holiday camps, please follow the link below.
Our Twickenham waiting list is now open for 2020 intake, please join our waiting list below for a place April 2020 onwards.
Children must be at least two years old to join Little Forest Folk.
We ask for a minimum commitment of at least two Full Days or two Sessional Days per week per child.
We ask parents to pay a £25 deposit at the time of joining the waiting list. This fee is to secure a place on the waiting list only and is non-refundable. * We only take one waiting list fee per family so no need to make this payment more than once, please contact one of our admin gurus to add a sibling to the waiting list at firstname.lastname@example.org
An enrolment fee of £150 is required upon registration once a place has been offered. This includes a set of high quality Didrikson’s waterproofs for your child.
To join the waiting list for 2020 intake, please complete the form below.
Frequently asked questions
Have more questions? Visit our FAQ page to find out more about Little Forest Folk and our nurseries.
HOW DO WAITING LISTS WORK?
If you would like detailed information about how our waiting lists work, please follow the link below.