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.
SESSIONS AT LITTLE FOREST FOLK Wandsworth
There are two options for attending Little Forest Folk Wandsworth, a Full Day or a Sessional Day. Full Days run 8am to 6pm, include breakfast, lunch and dinner, whereas Sessional Days are shorter days running 9.30am to 3.30pm, 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.
OUR WAITING LISTS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO HIGH DEMAND.
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The Magdalen Road Bowling Club , 38 Magdalen Road, Wandsworth SW18 3NP
We use the Bowling Club as our indoor premises from which we run our Little Forest Folk Wandsworth full days.
Our Wandsworth Forest Sites;
Paradise co-op, Urban farm, Wandsworth on Mondays and Fridays
There is parking next to Paradise Co-op for drop off and collection.
Wimbledon Windmill, Wimbledon common on 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 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.
When your child is eligible for 15 or 30 hour funding;
Children who turn 3 years old on or between:
1 April and 31 August are eligible from the autumn term starting in September
1 September and 31 December are eligible from the spring term starting in January
1 January and 31 March are eligible from the summer term starting in April
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, £86.00 (From April £87.00)
Sessional Day Term Time Only 9.30am-3.30pm £68.00 (From April £72.00)
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 (From April £72.00)
We run holiday camps during school holidays at our Wandsworth nursery. If you'd like to learn more about our holiday camps, please follow the link below.