Welcome to Little Forest Folk Chiswick

We start the day at the Hogarth Centre. This is where we welcome children when they are dropped off in the mornings and where we enjoy lots of free play. Our little ones enjoy a hearty, nutritious breakfast to prepare them for a day of fun and physical activity in the great outdoors before getting their outdoor gear on in preparation for the real fun to begin.

Each day we will set up base at Chiswick House & Gardens. Our base is made up of cosy pop-up sleeping tents, a small nappy changing tent, a toilet tent and a hand washing station.

Activities can range from treasure hunts, climbing trees, building dens and creative play to reading stories, mark making and mathematics (counting leaves, acorns, feathers, dividing, sharing, combining) in the forest.

We enjoy our morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack out in the forest, then towards late afternoon we start to make our way back to our base at Hogarth Centre. Here we will take the time to reflect upon our day, enjoy an extra curricular class and discuss with the children what they enjoyed the most, using these discussions to help us plan our activities for the next day. On Fridays we haveWild Cooking Fridays, exploring all things food related and honing our little chef skills.

Sessions at Little Forest Folk Chiswick

There are two options for attending Little Forest Folk Chiswick, aFull Dayor aSessional Day。天上午8:00到下午6点(直到3:30p星期五m), include breakfast, lunch and dinner, whereas Sessional Days are shorter days running 9:30am to 3:30pm, which includes 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 list for 2023 is open for families to sign up for a place

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Location

Hogarth Centre, Duke Road, London, W4 2JR

We are based at the Hogarth Centre, where children are dropped off each morning.

There is some parking available outside the centre but this is suitable for pickup and drop off only and can not be used for all day parking.

We take the children to Chiswick House & Gardens everyday where the get to play in the magical forest site where they can climb trees, build dens and take part in a variety of different activities.

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Drop off address

Hogarth Centre, Duke Road, London, W4 2JR

Nursery green space address

Chiswick House & Gardens


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Meet The Team

Our super creative Chiswick team is managed by the wonderful Robyn. To learn more about Robyn and the rest of the Chiswick team click here:

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What really excites me is how my kid’s brains will develop differently as a result of this experience. It will really shape who they will become.
— Parent, Chiswick Little Forest Folk

Chiswick fees

Depending on your circumstance there are three different ways to fund your child's place at Little Forest Folk.

For detailed information onpricing 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 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 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月1日和3月31日eligible from the summer term starting in April

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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

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