Little Forest Folk Wandsworth
In response to your overwhelming demand to bring Little Forest Folk to Wandsworth, we are doing what we can and launching with sessional days only (9.30am - 3.30pm) whilst we prepare for our full day offering. We'll be offering sessional days which run 9.30am to 3.30pm either term time or all year round (51 weeks). We are currently not offering full days from our Wandsworth location but hope to be in a position to offer full days soon.
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 will spend their days in the Paradise Co-op Urban Farm. We will have sole use of this fenced site on these days and will be delighted to enjoy pond dipping, gardening and growing our own plants and vegetables. Paradise Co-op has cosy hiding spaces amongst the trees and we will be able to cook over our campfire whilst at this site as well as examining all of the fabulous minibeasts and flora and fauna. We are really looking forward to lots of creative play on this site.
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays our children will spend their days in the wilds of Wimbledon Common. This will be an altogether different experience and will focus on exploration, adventure, minibeasts, freedom to roam.....and we imagine lots of climbing fun will be had!
In line with our ethos our adventures and play will be very much child led - we look forward to seeing what the creative minds of Wandsworth children have in store for us.
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.
Whilst we will of course provide opportunities to rest and relax, we recommend that to get the most out of the shorter 6 hour sessional day that your children do not join us in the forest until they have dropped their afternoon nap and can enjoy forest fun all day.
On Mondays and Fridays, we do have the ability to accommodate 1-2 hour sleepers, for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays we hope to be more adventurous and nomadic so will simply provide rest and relaxation areas.
Due to our already incredibly extensive waiting lists for Wandsworth and Wimbledon, we regret that both waiting lists are now closed for 2017.
All open days scheduled for Little Forest Folk Wandsworth will be available for booking only to families already registered on our waiting lists. Similarly enrolments for Little Forest Folk Wandsworth will initially be restricted to families already registered on our waiting lists.
As soon as we have more capacity for families to register their interest in our Wandsworth site we will re-open the waiting lists and announce some new open days. Thanks for bearing with us.
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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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drop off address Monday/Friday
Paradise coop urban farm, Heathfield Road, SW18 3JE
drop off address Tuesday to thursday
Wimbledon windmill, Wimbledon common, SW19 5NR
Depending on your circumstance there are three different ways to fund your child's place at Little Forest Folk.
For detailed information on pricing and term dates please click here
You can also read the summaries below and click on the relevant link.
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
We are sorry to say that we are unable to offer the funded hours paid for by the Government at this stage as our opening date is after the headcount for the summer term. We apologise for this however plan to offer the Government funded hours from September 2017.
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 currently two options for attending Little Forest Folk Wandsworth, All year round Sessional days (51 weeks a year) or term time only Sessional days (38 weeks a year). Sessional days include a morning and afternoon snack in addition to a healthy, nutritious lunch. We ask for a minimum commitment of at least two days per week per child.
Short day Year Round 9.30am-3.30pm, £64.00
Sessional Day Term Time Only 9.30am-3.30pm £65.50
We plan to offer full day sessions a little later in the year.
For more information about our pricing and how payments are structured, please follow the link below.
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS ONLY
9:30am - 3:30pm, £66.00
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.
There will be a limited number of Wandsworth holiday camps running during Summer 2017. We will have booking information to share soon!
If you'd like to learn more about our holiday camps, please follow the link below.