We are now open and accepting applications for registration.  Our Safe Operating Plan and FAQs provide lots of answers to commonly asked questions. Please contact us directly if you have a query you would like to discuss.

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.

CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE

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.

Testimonials

WHAT OUR PARENTS SAY ABOUT US

REVIEWS FROM THE INTERNET

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REGULAR UPDATES FROM AROUND THE NURSERY

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Has anyone else put up their Christmas Decorations yet?? 🎄
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Has anyone else put up their Christmas Decorations yet?? 🎄
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Yes today xx

Mines been up a week

We did today! 🎄

Yes!!!! 🎄

A big shout out to all our parents, children and our staff team for their generosity in supporting such a worthy local charity.

We had a pyjama week, yes a whole week and asked all our families for donations/ shoe boxes and our office was overflowing with items.

This helped us create over 40 shoe boxes for children and Carriers of Hope

We eventually got the hang of wrapping some of the trickier shoe boxes, the ones with the lids attached are the hardest.
Even our Owls (pre-schoolers) got involved.
#shoeboxappeal #carriersofhope #wrapping #coventry
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A big shout out to all our parents, children and our staff team for their generosity in supporting such a worthy local charity.

We had a pyjama week, yes a whole week and asked all our families for donations/ shoe boxes and our office was overflowing with items.

This helped us create over 40 shoe boxes for children and Carriers of Hope 

We eventually got the hang of wrapping some of the trickier shoe boxes, the ones with the lids attached are the hardest.
Even our Owls (pre-schoolers) got involved.
#shoeboxappeal #Carriersofhope #wrapping #Coventry

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Thank you so much!! I sorted and moved the boxes today and was so impressed with the quality of wrapping and the donations. They’re all amazing and so are you!

Fab effort by all, well done Love the lanka kade too! ❤️

I love that you still have the frame and wood slice out 😍 I miss Forest Friends 😭 temped to have another baby so I can come back 🤣

Happy Diwali, we hope you enjoy the festival of light and wish you a Diwali that brings happiness, prosperity and joy to all our families 🪔🪔🪔🪔
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Happy Diwali, we hope you enjoy the festival of light and wish you a Diwali that brings happiness, prosperity and joy to all our families 🪔🪔🪔🪔
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Went on a walk and found 3 squirrels! 🐿🐿🐿
They were busily getting on with their day, didn’t seem to mind or notice I was watching them. Meanwhile our own Squirrel at Forest Friends, runs away the minute he hears our back door open! We are too noisy for him.
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I was watching a Heron on my walk today

Busy day making rainbow ribbons 🌈

Few more ideas to help increase your babies/ fine motor skills.
Our babies have these in black and white and love them 🤗

www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people/how-to-make-a-ribbon-pull-toy/zm89kmn

#sensoryribbons #sensoryplay #babies #finemotorskills
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Busy day making rainbow ribbons 🌈

Few more ideas to help increase your babies/ fine motor skills. 
Our babies have these in black and white and love them 🤗

https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people/how-to-make-a-ribbon-pull-toy/zm89kmn 

#sensoryribbons #sensoryplay #babies #finemotorskills
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