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 outside space at the Magdalen Road Bowling Club. We have transformed the outdoor space there to provide a wonderful experience for the children by taking over the unused bowling green to create a wild and explorative environment for the children, complete of course, with our fire circle. There is a sleep tent for any children who are still napping and we have started our own allotment for the children to tend to and there’s plenty of space to do tool work too.
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 going out to the green space 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. We enjoy a nutritious dinner every day and on Friday mornings we haveWild Cooking Fridays, exploring all things food related and honing our little chef skills.
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, aFull Dayor aSessional Day. Full Days run 8am to 6pm (Fridays finish 3:30pm), 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.
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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;
Outside at the Magdalen Road Bowling Club, Wandsworth on Mondays and Fridays
Wimbledon Windmill, Wimbledon common on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
The Windmill car park is available for all day parking.
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full day and monday and friday drop off
The Magdalen Road Bowling Club, 38 Magdalen 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
作为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