Welcome to Little Forest Folk Wandsworth
We are extremely fortunate at Little Forest Folk Wandsworth to have two forest spaces to visit to get a real variety in our play and learning.
On Mondays and Fridays our children spend their days in the Paradise Co-op Urban Farm. We have sole use of this fenced site on these days and enjoy pond dipping, gardening and growing our own plants and vegetables. Paradise Co-op has cosy hiding spaces amongst the trees and we cook over our campfire whilst at this site as well as examining all of the fabulous minibeasts and flora and fauna. We enjoy lots of creative play on this site.
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays our children spend their days in the wilds of Wimbledon Common. This is an altogether different experience and focuses on exploration, adventure, minibeasts, freedom to roam.....and lots of climbing fun!
Our indoor premises from which we run our Little Forest Folk Wandsworth full days is the Magdalen Road Bowling Club. Our children enjoy breakfast and dinner as well as some free play and maybe even some barefoot bowling at our lovely indoor premises before on Mondays and Fridays being walked across to the Paradise Co-op or Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays taking a drive in our minibus down to Wimbledon Common for some forest fun.
We enjoy a morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack out in the forest as well as making sure we drink lots to keep our busy little bodies fuelled and hydrated for our very active days. Our afternoon snack time is not only a wonderfully social time for us as all meal times but is also a chance to reflect with our children upon our day. We discuss what the children have enjoyed, what they have learned and use these discussions to help us plan our activities and resourcing for the next day.
On Mondays and Fridays, we do have the ability to accommodate 1-2 hour sleepers, for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays we are more adventurous and nomadic so will simply provide rest and relaxation areas.
The waiting list is now closed for 2018
You can join our waiting list for 2019 or 2020 by signing up via the box below.
The Magdalen Road Bowling Club , 38 Magdalen Road, Wandsworth SW18 3NP
From September 2017 The Magdalen Road Bowling Club will be our new indoor premises from which we will run our Little Forest Folk Wandsworth full days.
Our Wandsworth Forest Sites;
Paradise co-op, Urban farm, Wandsworth
Mondays and Fridays – There is parking next to Paradise Co-op for drop off and collection.
Wimbledon Windmill, Wimbledon common
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays – The Windmill car park is available for all day parking.
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Indoor premises - full day drop off
The Magdalen road bowling club, 38 Magdalen Road
Nursery green space Monday and friday
Paradise coop urban farm, Heathfield Road
nursery green space Tuesday to thursday
Wimbledon windmill, Wimbledon common
Depending on your circumstance there are three 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. These hours will be provided from April 2018.
government funded places
Your child is able to access 15 hours universal entitlement, 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).
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. These hours will be provided from April 2018.
There are currently two options for attending Little Forest Folk Wandsworth, All year round Full days (51 weeks a year) or term time only Sessional days (38 weeks a year). We ask for a minimum commitment of at least two days per week per child.
Full Day Year round 8am-6pm, £86
Sessional Day Term Time Only 9.30am-3.30pm £68.00
For more information about our pricing and how payments are structured, please follow the link below.
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS ONLY
9:30am - 3:30pm, £68.00
We run holiday camps during school holidays at our Wandsworth 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.
Children must be at least two years old to join Little Forest Folk
We cannot guarantee your child a place at the time of joining the waiting list but we will keep you informed nearer to the time you’d like your child to start.
We ask for a minimum commitment of at least two days per week per child.
If you are able to be flexible with the days you are requesting, then please do express this on the sign-up form.
We do ask parents to pay a non-refundable £25 deposit at the time of joining the waiting list. This fee is to secure a place on the waiting list only.
Please note that joining our waiting list does not guarantee a place for your child at one of our nurseries, see our admissions policy here.
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. You will be responsible for ensuring your child is appropriately dressed in their waterproofs every day they attend Little Forest Folk.
To join the waiting list please complete the form below.