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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Forest Friends Day Nursery, Canal Basin, Coventry.

Couldn’t miss out on another class we offer, #Dramatots
We have the lovely Faye every Tuesday and our children 🥰 her.
#Dramatots #everyvotecounts #Faye #voted #FFDNLovely followers, have you voted for us yet?🤞 We have been nominated a Whats On 4 Kids Award! 👏👏 We need your help. It’s all down to votes. The more votes we have the better chance we have of winning. Please, please, please take a moment to click on the link below. It takes just 2 minutes but it really does mean the world to us. 🌍 🙏 We would LOVE to get through to the finals in London. 🤞 👇Here is the link to vote for Drama Tots.👇 https://whatson4kids.co.uk/awards/vote We are nominated in the category: 🌟 MOST LOVED MUSIC, DANCE or PERFORMING ARTS Please click on: 🌟FRANCHISOR or INDEPENDENT TAUGHT BY UP TO 9 LEADERS 🌟 Vote DRAMA TOTS 🙏 If you love our classes we would be so grateful for your vote (and your partners, parents, neighbours, cat and goldfish!) THANK YOU for helping us to dream big. Love, Leanne, Helen and Faye Xxx
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Couldn’t miss out on another class we offer, #Dramatots
We have the lovely Faye every Tuesday and our children 🥰 her.
#Dramatots #everyvotecounts #Faye #voted #FFDN


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Thank you so much for sharing. We would hugely appreciate a quick vote from any Forest Friends Day Nursery, parents xxx

Thank you Forest Friends! 😊 I love coming to see you all! Xx

2 weeks ago

Forest Friends Day Nursery, Canal Basin, Coventry.

We are super lucky to have #Bilinguasing at our nursery not once but twice a week!
Our children and staff Team 💕 their Spanish Lessons 🇪🇸#everyvotecounts #bilinguasing #spanish #FFDNWe're super excited to have been nominated in the 2019 What’s on for little ones awards in THREE categories! 🙌 So if you've enjoyed listening to our songs 🎵 in the car and attending our classes, please take a couple of moments to vote for us. We'd be over the moon 🌙 to win! It's really easy and quick to vote. Just visit the link below and select 'BilinguaSing' from the drop down options in the following categories: 1. Most loved music, dance or performing arts activity (10-29 leaders) 2. Most loved academic or creative activity (10-29 leaders) 3. Most loved baby activity (10-29 leaders) Thank you so much, mil gracias and merci beacoup! https://whatson4kids.co.uk/awards/vote #WhatsOnAwards
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We are super lucky to have #Bilinguasing at our nursery not once but twice a week!
Our children and staff Team 💕 their Spanish Lessons 🇪🇸#everyvotecounts #bilinguasing #spanish #FFDN


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De nada xx

Thank you so much for sharing! Gracias 🇪🇸 💃 🎵

3 weeks ago

Forest Friends Day Nursery, Canal Basin, Coventry.

Wow 2 years ago!!
Was such a great cake though 😋
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Aww where did 2 years go?! Ariya still talks about some of staff 💕

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