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.
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.
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
19th Wimbledon Scout Hut,
106 Cottenham Park Road,
London SW20 0SZ
DROP OFF ADDRESS (Sessional Day and
54 Barham Rd,
London SW20 0ET
Nursery green space address
Fishponds Wood Nature Reserve,
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:
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.
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 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, £76.00
Sessional Day 9:30am – 3:30pm, £62.00
For more information about our pricing and how payments are structured, please follow the link below.
School holidays Only
9:30am – 3:30pm, £67.00
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.
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.