Welcome to Little Forest Folk Wimbledon

We use the 19th Wimbledon Scout Hut for parents to drop their children off before work and collect them at the end of the working day, which is only a mile away from our forest setting.

Our base is situated immediately adjacent to the wilds of Wimbledon Common, where children have free reign to explore, play and have unbounded adventures in a natural wild setting. Children are amused with activities outdoors the majority of the time, however we do on site have an 8 metre geodesic dome which is our base camp to which the children can always retreat for warmth, shelter, sleeps and meals.

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. Resources are primarily natural materials with some basic props provided to aid exploration.

Good nutrition is something that we hold in high regard. All our meals are home-made, simple, yet adventurous and are packed with enough energy to ensure the children can be active and happy all day.


Due to demand our waiting list is closed, however, you can join our mailing list for news and updates.



Location

19th Wimbledon Scout Hut, 106 Cottenham Park Road, London SW20 0SX

For busy parents who need to drop their children off before work and collect them at the end of the working day, we have use of the 19th Wimbledon Scout Hut. This site is only a 10 minute walk from Raynes Park station or a 10 minute drive from Wimbledon tube, train and tram station.

The forest setting is only a mile or so away from the Scout Hut, along residential streets, situated within an entirely fenced off former paddock immediately adjacent to Wimbledon Common. Here, Little Forest Folk has the use of an entirely fenced off former paddock immediately adjacent to the wilds of Wimbledon Common between 9:30am and 5:00pm. Children have free reign to explore, play and have unbounded adventures in a natural wild setting.

There is some parking available directly outside the 19th Wimbledon Scout Hut, or in the nearby streets. Please be considerate of the neighbours in this residential area.

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Drop off address
(Full Day)

19th Wimbledon Scout Hut,
106 Cottenham Park Road,
London SW20 0SZ

 

DROP OFF ADDRESS (Sessional Day and
Holiday Camp)

54 Barham Rd,
London SW20 0ET

 

Nursery green space address
 

Fishponds Wood Nature Reserve,
London SW20

 

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Meet The Team

Stephanie, who has over ten years of childcare practice under her belt, leads our Wimbledon team. The team come from all over the world and have experience in a wide range of educational practices. To learn more about them click here:

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A massive thank you to you and all your staff for everything you’ve done for our son. He has grown into a wonderful little person full of imagination and mass amounts of courage and this is mostly due to his time at Little Forest Folk.
— Parent, Wimbledon

Wimbledon fees

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 enterprise, Little Forest Folk offer free places for full-time childcare for 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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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 September 2017.

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Standard prices

There are two options for attending Little Forest Folk Chiswick, a Full Day or a Sessional Day. Full Days include breakfast, lunch and dinner, whereas Sessional Days are shorter days that include breakfast and 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 8:00am – 6:00pm, £73.00

Sessional Day 9:30am – 3:30pm, £58.00

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

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Holiday camps

School holidays Only

9:30am – 3:30pm, £63.00

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

If you'd like to learn more about our holiday camps and to book a place for your child, please follow the link below.

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DUE TO OUR ALREADY INCREDIBLY EXTENSIVE WAITING LISTS FOR WIMBLEDON, WE REGRET THAT the WAITING LIST is NOW CLOSED FOR 2017.

AS SOON AS WE HAVE MORE CAPACITY FOR FAMILIES TO REGISTER THEIR INTEREST IN OUR Wimbledon SITE WE WILL RE-OPEN THE WAITING LIST. Join our mailing list to be first to hear our news and updates. THANKS FOR BEARING WITH US.


how do waiting lists work?

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

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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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