We will re-open on 1st June 2020.  For more information, please see our Safe Operating Plan.

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

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REGULAR UPDATES FROM AROUND THE NURSERY

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These sensory bottles were a joy to make with the children and can help cover many areas of the EYFS. #primeareas #specificareas

Sensory bottles are often referred to as calm down bottles, when a sensory bottle has items in it such as glitter that moves slowly, children (and adults) are often mesmerised by watching their slow descent and this calms their breathing and helps them regulate themselves and their emotions.

Have a go at home, you can use all sorts of things.
Share your photos, be lovely to see what kind of bottled you will make. #sensorybottles #summer #shells #glitter #colour #calmdownbottles #independence #FFDN
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We are very much looking forward to seeing those of you who are returning to us tomorrow. Please familiarise yourself with the one-way system we have created in this video. ... See MoreSee Less

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Great idea to post this video!

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Forest Friends Day Nursery, Canal Basin, Coventry.

Our maintenance team have been working to install signs, ground markings and our new one-way system for drop-off and pick-up. Look out for more pictures and information in the coming days as we prepare to re-open on Monday 1st June. ... See MoreSee Less

Our maintenance team have been working to install signs, ground markings and our new one-way system for drop-off and pick-up.  Look out for more pictures and information in the coming days as we prepare to re-open on Monday 1st June.

Today is Scavenger Hunt day 🔎
What will you find?
Why not try and do an outdoors scavenger hunt looking for bugs or different plants, or maybe use the alphabet and find items indoors outdoors! Endless possibilities...
Enjoy Scavenging and share your photos please 📸
#ScavengerHuntDay #sundayactivity #FFDN
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Today is Scavenger Hunt day 🔎
What will you find? 
Why not try and do an outdoors scavenger hunt looking for bugs or different plants, or maybe use the  alphabet and find items indoors outdoors! Endless possibilities...
Enjoy Scavenging and share your photos please 📸
#scavengerhuntday #sundayactivity #FFDNImage attachmentImage attachment

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We went on a scavenger hunt today and ended up with two temporary visitors 🙈

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