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.


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.


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.


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


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.


Our Staff Team


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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Hope the rain stays away for this.TONIGHT: Where Light Falls

Tonight marks 79 years since the Coventry Blitz, a night that changed our city forever. Come to Coventry Cathedral this Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening to see Where Light Falls, courtesy of Historic England. The Cathedral will be brought to life with spectacular light projections to tell the story of the Cathedral, the city and the people of Coventry.

The event is a free, outdoor event. Please wear warm clothing. The main light show lasts approximately 10 minutes and will be repeated throughout the evening, so please arrive anytime between 5:00pm and 8:30pm.

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Check out this awesome video made by our talented parents about Foxy's weekend adventures!

All children in Foxes will have an opportunity to take Foxy on a week or weekend adventure and write about your time with Foxy. It is up to you decide on how you record it. But please upload photos to your child's journal too.

Enjoy the video.
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Lest we Forget

This video shows and helps children understand why Poppies are so important.

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Lest we Forget 

This video shows and helps children understand why Poppies are so important. 


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Forest Friends Day Nursery, Canal Basin, Coventry.

Wow super busy week this week; nursery photos, trip to Pizza Express, organising Christmas celebrations and finishing the week off by making Poppies! #pizzaexprPizza Expressef="https://facebook.com/345897628853396">#poppies #nurseryphotos #ffdn
Thank you to Pizza Express for having our children, they really enjoyed it, the staff team did too!
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Conor loves eating his pizza at home 🙂

They tasted yummy 😋

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