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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We are recruiting for a Nursery Deputy Manager.

Are you fun to work with?Do you like to work with under 5's?Are you qualified to a level 3 in Early years?Do you want to come to work to make a difference?If this is you....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 touch.The working Hours are Full time, 51weeks, 37+ hours per week, hours are between 7.45am - 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.Drop us your CV to our e-mail [email protected] or DM#CoventryJobs #nurserypractitioner #earlyyears #earlyyearseducator ... See MoreSee Less

We are recruiting for a Nursery Deputy Manager.
Are you fun to work with?
Do you like to work with under 5s?
Are you qualified to a level 3 in Early years?
Do you want to come to work to make a difference?
If this is you....

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 touch.

The working Hours are Full time, 51weeks, 37+ hours per week, hours are between 7.45am - 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Drop us your CV to our e-mail manager@forestfriendsdaynursery.co.uk or DM

#Coventryjobs #Nurserypractitioner #earlyyears #earlyyearseducator

The children loved dressing up to collect all the donations.Here are a few more "thank-yous" on behalf of the women and children we support in our refuges and in the community. We recognise and understand how difficult it is during this Cost of Living crisis and appreciate every £1 we have received, to help bring some joy, hope, enjoyment and a little bit of normality to victim-survivors at this time of year.

It's not too late, and we still hope for and need more vouchers please 🙏🫶 They can be delivered to 30 Hen Lane CV6 4LB or 22 Marlborough Rd CV2 4EP or E-Vouchers can be emailed to [email protected]A massive "thank you" to those who wish to remain anonymous, and also huge "thanks" to the following: Teresa Bromel at Kite Packaging who have regularly supported us for the last few years 🫶🌟and to @Coventry College who again are regular supporters, to Cheryl Webster for the very generous voucher donations, to @Forest Friends Day Nursery, Canal Basin, Coventry. and to Michelle and Shelby at AAH Pharmaceuticals - to you all #THANKYOU and have a very Happy Christmas!#CoventryHaven #KitePackaging #CoventryCollege #CherylWebster #ForestFriendsDayNursery #AAHPharmaceuticals #GiftVouchers #Aldi #Asda #Morrisons #Sainsburys #Tesco ... See MoreSee Less

The children loved dressing up to collect all the donations.

Recruiting Now!

Do you want to make a difference to a child's day?Do you like getting messy and making mud pies and being creative?Can you read a book upside down?Sing slightly out of tune to nursery rhymes or pop songs?Count several moving children?Then our nursery is the place for you; we are looking for Level 3 qualified Early Years Practitioner's who have a warm smile, are passionate about providing high quality care for children and want to get creative.Forest Friends is a great place to work with a wonderful team of friendly practitioners who focus their energy and attention on the children. As part of our team, be prepared to multitask, to use your initiative and also know that you will laugh everyday.So if you think you can do the above then please get in touch! We would love to hear from you.In return for carrying out the varying roles and workload of an early years educator, we will give you:A competitive salary;Excellent training opportunities and career progressionCompany pensionCompany eventsRefer a friend bonusGet in touch now and apply by sending in your CV, DM or drop us a call 02476 630885#nurserypractitioner #earlyyears #coventry #newyearnewyou #FFDN ... See MoreSee Less

Recruiting Now!

Do you want to make a difference to a childs day?
Do you like getting messy and making mud pies and being creative?
Can you read a book upside down?
Sing slightly out of tune to nursery rhymes or pop songs?
Count several moving children?
Then our nursery is the place for you; we are looking for Level 3 qualified Early Years Practitioners who have a warm smile, are passionate about providing high quality care for children and want to get creative.

Forest Friends is a great place to work with a wonderful team of friendly practitioners who focus their energy and attention on the children. As part of our team, be prepared to multitask, to use your initiative and also know that you will laugh everyday.

So if you think you can do the above then please get in touch! We would love to hear from you.

In return for carrying out the varying roles and workload of an early years educator, we will give you:

A competitive salary;
Excellent training opportunities and career progression
Company pension
Company events
Refer a friend bonus

Get in touch now and apply by sending in your CV, DM or drop us a call 02476 630885

#nurserypractitioner #earlyyears #coventry #newyearnewyou #FFDNImage attachmentImage attachment

Wow we have been very quiet on here, so thought it was time to share what we have been up too. Pizza Express visit, shopping trip and Autumn activities. #communityvisits #pizzaexpress #shopping #experiences #earlyyears #FFDN ... See MoreSee Less

Wow we have been very quiet on here, so thought it was time to share what we have been up too. Pizza Express visit, shopping trip and Autumn activities. #communityvisits #pizzaexpress #shopping #experiences #earlyyears #FFDNImage attachmentImage attachment+4Image attachment

We are just wrapping up our first recruitment evening.

A big thank you to all that came and if you couldn’t make it do not worry. You can still send your cv to [email protected] ... See MoreSee Less

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