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Avenue Nursery and Forest School

Avenue Nursery's Forest School is led by 3 fully qualified forest school leaders.  They are passionate and dedicated about facilitating children's emotional well-being.

At Forest School we are able to offer our children the adventure of a whole new and exciting learning environment. A Forest School where children can flourish and learn in an inspiring outdoor setting. Children will spend quality time together exploring and learning about nature, working together & risk taking in a safe yet challenging environment.

Research has proven that Forest School is a great way for children to build confidence, self-esteem and truly pomote peer interaction . Children develop a love of nature and the outdoors.

"Forest School has already proven to truly impact our children's wellbeing and self confidence. Children are showing more confidence verbally and physically. Children that are reluctant speakers in the setting find their voice and children face challenge and risk with far greater confidence. Their social and emotional wellbeing is just amazing. A truly child led experience".

Why choose a forest school?

  • More imaginative play

  • Greater ability to concentrate on tasks 

  • Better listening skills

  • Greater vocabulary development

  • Fewer absences

  • Better stamina and fine motor skills

  • Improved balance and co-ordination

  • Respect for nature

  • Greater confidence and self-esteem

  • More advanced social skills

  • Better awareness of self and others

  • Better teacher insight into essential skills and learning

  • Enthusiasm for outdoor learning

Who to contact

Contact Name
Fi Oldfield Nikki Finnis Parker
Contact Position
01227 370085

Where to go

Ross Wood Campsite
Herne Road
Herne Bay

Children can attend Forest School without attending Avenue Nursery as it is a registered setting. To access Forest school you can google Ross Woods. Ross Wood Campsite, Herne Road to herne Bay, New Road, CT67GJ. 

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Open All Year
Carescheme Age Range:
2 year(s), 3 month(s) to 4 year(s), 12 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 9am 3pm
Tuesday 9am 3pm
Wednesday 9am 3pm
Thursday 9am 3pm
Friday 9am 3pm
Other Availability
We are open 48 weeks per year

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£36 Per day
£3 Per lunch
£1 snacks Per day
£1 annual trips and cultural celebrations Per week
ECD Type
Day Nursery
Offers pickups
Children can meet at the car park in the Memorial Park adjacent to Avenue Nursery, where the forest school minibus is available.
Cost details
If receiving government funding
childcare is free. Dinners
snacks and trips are as priced and a £3 per day additional charge to cover higher staff ratio
staff training
professional meetings and upkeep and replenishing of resources.
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Total vacancies
Vacancies Details
We have a waiting list for parents to put Children's names and choice and time of childcare.
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 21
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
2 4 5
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Swing, Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Outdoor Adventure Play Area, Team Games, Discussions / Talks, Outdoor Activities, Environmental Area, Play House, Ecology, Parks/playgrounds, Water Play, Quiet Room, Visits and Outings, Walks, Arts And Crafts, Healthy Living, Reading, Woodwork, Refreshments, Books, Sign Language / Makaton, Bike, Car Parking, Songs, Sleeping Area, Bushcraft, Slide, Climbing Frame, Stories, Climbing Ropes, Life Skills
Other facilities information
Transport is available from Avenue Nursery School to Forest school if wanted.

All children are welcome.

Languages Spoken:
Sign Language Makaton, English
Wheelchair Access

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement
30 Hours Partner Details (These are details of any other childcare provider(s) that this provider will work with to offer the 30 hours entitlement)

Free For 2, Universal funding (12 hours per week) and Extended Entitlement (24 hours per week) is available. To remain sustainable only 1 totally free placement for each funding is available. Free for 2 and Universal Entitlement is two full days 9am-3pm. Extended Entitlement is 4 full days 9am-3pm. Additonal charges include £3 dinner, £1 for two daily snacks and £3 consumables charge.

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