Childminders - Stay & Play Mini Camp 

We will be running Stay and Play sessions for children attending with their Childminders on Thursday mornings at Elm Nursery Children's Farm. We will start on Thursday 7th March for a 5 week block. 

The session will commence at 1000, with a welcome and safety chat. Our beautiful woodlands will be set out, so the children can have full reign of the mud kitchen, play area, fairy and elf garden, bug pots, fishing rods, spades and rakes so they children can make their own choices of play. Throughout the session we will visit the pond, our bug hotel, replenish our bee and butterfly gardens and leave food out for our hedgehogs and wildlife. After going on nature trails and playing a few games, which we vary week to week, we will gather around our fire circle for a story and toasted marshmallow. Once the fire has been exstinguished safely, the children will say cheerio to Willow the fox and the Willow's staff. At 1130 you are welcome to have your packed lunch at our site before you visit Elm Farm, where the children can visit the farm animals until 1230. This is included in the Stay and Play fee. Please bring a drink for each child, as water is limited in the forest! Elm Kitchen will be be open for lunches, hot drinks and cakes! This is located by the sand play area.   


Please note we deliver the same ethos but the content will differ to our Parent and Toddler Classes as we need to have greater staff to child ratios to be able to run our lesson plans which can involve wood craft and detailed activities but this is a great introduction and the children will get so much from it.

The 2 1/2 hour package for Childminders costs £10 for 1 child and £15 for 2 children between the ages of 18 months to 4 years. Any additional children, please contact us as we need to check our ratios. Siblings under 18 months attend for free.  

We run in all weathers, all year round so do ensure you have familiarised yourself with our kit list. Don't forget a drink and packed lunch!     

If you would like to book our open morning on Thursday 28th February or the 5 week block please click on the fox. 

Have your Ofsted registration number at hand. 

Thank you 

Willow's Forest School