Hedgehogs

3-12 months 
Our Hedgehogs are non-mobile babies. Their room is presented to help encourage physical development, with a variety of activities including the outdoors, sensory play, a black and white area and natural resources. We closely follow each child’s routine from home.

Our staff/child ratio in this room is 3:1.

Squirrels

12-24 months
Our Squirrels are more mobile babies, and this room encourages exploration and investigation with focus on the ‘Prime’ areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). We have a dedicated sleep-room which allows the children a tranquil and calm place to rest.

Our staff/child ratio in this room is 3:1.

Foxes

24-36 months
Foxes are based across two rooms, which helps us offer the ‘7 Areas of Learning’. The nursery routine becomes more structured and helps with the upward move into Owls. Foxes and Owls are based upstairs in our Over 2’s Unit, with set free flow times between the two.

Our staff/child ratio in this room is 4:1.

Owls

3+ years
In Owls we focus on key skills to help prepare for school. With a more structured routine, self-serving, self-choosing and encouraging independence, our owls become ready for Reception class. Based across two rooms, including free-flow times with Foxes.

Our staff/child ratio in this room is 8:1.

Childcare Funding Options

The government has introduced new ways to help parents with childcare costs. Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support. Forest Friends Day Nursery will help you to understand the different funding options available to you at our nursery and pre-school. Click on the tabs above for more information, or visit the government’s Childcare Choices website. If you’d like to get in contact with us to discuss further, you will find our contact details and contact form here.
Are you eligible for 30 Hours Childcare Funding? 30 hour Childcare Funding Entitlement equates to 3 full days of early years education and childcare per week, as long as the child’s parents meet certain criteria as set out by government. See our Fees and Funding page to find out more.
Fees & Funding
Forest Friends Day Nursery have places available for 15 hours Childcare Funding Entitlement per week.  Funding is provided by the government via your local council authority and we claim this from the authority on your behalf.  Every 3 and 4 year old child is eligible for 15 hours of funding from the council.  It applies at the beginning of the school term following the child’s 3rd birthday. See our Fees and Funding page to find out more.
Fees & Funding
Some 2 year old children in Coventry are eligible for the 2 Year-Old Childcare Funding Entitlement.  It’s available to a small number of parents who fall within certain circumstances. If you think you might be eligible, give us a call, send us an email, or contact us on Facebook or Twitter.Contact Page
Tax-free Childcare is now the replacement for Childcare Vouchers. We are fully registered to accept Childcare Vouchers and Tax-free Childcare. For more information on eligibility, give us a call on 02476630885, or check out the Childcare Choices website. https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

Our Mission & Values

WHAT'S OUR GOAL

At Forest Friends Day Nursery, our mission is to provide a friendly, caring and secure environment where your child’s happiness and well-being is paramount; with a dedicated team of Early Years Professionals committed to delivering the highest quality childcare and education for children from 3 months to 5 years.

Our Core Values:
• To create a stimulating environment to inspire the development of happy, healthy and educated children.
• To provide nourishing, wholesome and delicious home-cooked meals, made from fresh ingredients to promote healthy eating.
• To work in partnership with you at every stage of your child’s progression.
• To provide a setting that promotes equality and the values of diversity.
• Empowering children to form secure relationships and develop caring friendships.
• We encourage independence at all ages to build confidence and self-reliance in preparation for school.

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Our Staff Team

OUR FABULOUS STAFF ARE WELL QUALIFIED AND HIGHLY COMMITED

Our staff team are a dedicated bunch of people who take a lot of pride in their work, ensuring your child’s day is filled with fun, educational activity and learning.  Every child has a named member of staff known as a ‘key person’, who will have more contact with your child than any other staff member at the nursery.  The key person will show a special interest in your child through personal interaction day to day, and is likely to be the person you will speak with if you need to discuss any aspect of your child’s care.

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We have availability for a Nursery Practitioner to join our Forest Friends Day Nursery family.We are looking for someone;*Who will smile and enjoy their job every day.*Likes to offer and engage with new experiences with the children?*A team player and doesn't mind getting messy, dirty, and more importantly likes to have fun!All successful candidates will be subject to reference checks and either a new DBS or run a new DBS check on the update service. If this sounds like you then please do get in touchThe working Hours are Full time, 51weeks, 37+ hours per week, hours are between 7.45am - 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.Job PurposeTo provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in the setting.To give support to other staff within the setting.To work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can learn, develop and play.To build and maintain strong partnership working with parents to enable children’s needs to be met.To act as a nominated key person for named children.DutiesTo effectively deliver the EYFS ensuring the individual needs and interests of children in the setting are met (in conjunction with other team members).To keep records of your key children’s development and learning journeys via Famly Online Journal and share with parents, carers and other key adults in the child’s life.Support all staff and engage in a successful staff team.To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communication with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs.To ensure the provision of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children having an awareness of any disabilities, family cultures and medical histories.To advise management of any concerns, e.g. over children, parents, the safety of the environment, preserving confidentiality as necessary.To be flexible within working practices of the setting, undertaking other responsible duties where needed, such as domestic tasks, preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment, etc.To work alongside other managers and staff team to ensure the setting’s philosophy is fulfilled.To read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role and the safe running of the setting.To develop your role within the team, especially with regard to being a key person.To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff that is acquired as part of the job.To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times.An Enhanced DBS and on the update service is required for this role.If this sounds like you then please get in touch. ... See MoreSee Less

A big Happy 5th Birthday to us! 🥳Wow 5 years has flown by so quickly.We always seem to forget about our birthday, as we have been so busy getting ready for the Christmas Break.🎄Big thank you to all our past, present and future families. And to our amazing staff team who have helped shape Forest Friends to what it is today. #happy5thbirthday #FFDN #nursery ... See MoreSee Less

A big Happy 5th Birthday to us! 🥳
Wow 5 years has flown by so quickly.
We always seem to forget about our birthday, as we have been so busy getting ready for the Christmas Break.🎄

Big thank you to all our past, present and future families. 

And to our amazing staff team who have helped shape Forest Friends to what it is today. 

#happy5thbirthday #FFDN #nursery

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Happy birthday to a fabulous nursery filled with awesome people. Congratulations 👏 🥳

Merry Christmas lovelies xxx

Happy 5th Birthday x

¡Feliz cumpleaños! 🎉 🎈

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Stickman is a firm favourite story in owls xx

🎄🎅🏻 Can’t wait to show this to the children tomorrow. This is our Advent Calendar from Little Moos Bookshelf in Partnership with Usborne, it’s A3 size so quite big and behind every door is a small book. 📚So throughout advent we will pick a child to open the door and we will read that story. I still can’t quite believe it’s December tomorrow. ❄️ ... See MoreSee Less

🎄🎅🏻 Can’t wait to show this to the children tomorrow. 

This is our Advent Calendar from Little Moos Bookshelf in Partnership with Usborne, it’s A3 size so quite big and behind every door is a small book. 📚
So throughout advent we will pick a child to open the door and we will read that story. 
 I still can’t quite believe it’s December tomorrow. ❄️

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What a lovely photo! Thank you for sharing!!

Yes, we love this book 🪱#Superworm #juliadonaldson“Watch him wiggle! See him squirm! Hip, hip, hooray for SUPERWORM!” Who is excited to see the super-long, super-strong #Superworm as the next Magic Light Christmas adaptation?! 🤩Watch him tunnel onto your TV this Christmas on BBC One! ... See MoreSee Less

Yes, we love this book 🪱
#Superworm 
#juliadonaldson
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