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Little foxes outdoor nursery 


Now I see the secret of making the best persons, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.

Walt Whitman, American poet, essayist and journalist.

our pre-school

We are proud to be the first and only outdoors pre-school situated in North Bristol.  Our core hours are 9:30am to 2:30pm Mondays to Thursdays term time only.  We also offer wraparound care with a breakfast and after school club starting at 8am and finishing at 5:30pm.  From September 2024 our Thursday tea club will finish at 4pm. Our day starts at the entrance to Stoke Park Estate adjacent to Lockleaze Youth and Playspace.  We make the short walk/ run over to the meadows to arrive at our woodland base for the day.

We have a choice of locations to set up camp within the Estate, each offering us a diverse range of opportunities for play and exploration.  Wherever we go we provide a cosy rest area for any tired legs, a toilet tent and a hand washing station.  Activities will range from den building, creative play, foraging and cooking to hunting for fairies, woodwork, creating instruments, mud painting, counting and mark making.  The list goes on.  


As a parent you'll get regular updates and photos on your child's day via a secure media platform called tapestry. The children enjoy a wholesome snack, drinks and lunch in the forest before we head back to base to recap and reflect on our learning from the day.  Our indoor base is our own preschool building next to The Vench in Lockleaze BS7 9TD.

meet the TEAM

Our Forest Pre-school is currently owned and co-managed by our Co-Founders Lizzie and Janie. We are a partnership with over 25 years experience teaching in the primary school sector.  

fees and pricing

Pre-School (for children aged 3-4 years)

We currently offer 20 hours a week at Little Foxes Monday to Thursday 9:30am - 2:30pm.  Daily 5 hour sessions cost £49 for our pre-schooler and £55 for our younger children. This includes snacks, drinks, lunch and a range of enrichment activities and trips.  We also offer wraparound care so your child can join us for a forest nursery experience from 8am to 5:30pm on all four days.  We do accept government funding, childcare vouchers and payments from the tax free childcare account If you would like to enrol your child with us there is a one off non-refundable registration fee of £95. Included in this is a set of high quality Didriksons or Spotty Otter waterproof clothing and a welcome pack which you will receive before their starting date.

Wraparound care

We are pleased to be able to offer a wraparound care from Monday to Thursday 8am to 5:30pm.  We have a high ratio of qualified staff on hand to care for your children, and a range of outdoor and indoor activities.


Breakfast Club

8am - 9:30am: £12.50.


After School Club

2:30pm – 5:30pm:  £24.

Mini Foxes

Find out more here about our provision for 2.5 - 3 year olds.

Monday Playgroup (for children from birth to age 6)

These popular sessions are stay and play group sessions that take place every Monday during term time either 9:15am to 10:30am or 10:45am to 12pm.   

register your interest

If you are interested in your child joining our Forest School Preschool click here to find out further detailed information about how to get them signed up.  

Frequently asked questions

Would you like answers to any further questions?  Hopefully we can help you on our frequently asked questions page.

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