Little Foxes outdoor PRESCHOOL
Let nature be your teacher.
Welcome to our brand new preschool for children aged 3-4 years old! We are very excited to be launching our second site based in the beautiful Westbury Wildlife Park Foundation in BS9, opening in January 2024, Monday to Thursday term time only. Our session times are 8am to 2:30pm on each of those days. Our day starts at our very own private woodland camp within the Wildlife Park. We will spend our day based between there and exploring all of the wonderful features and areas within the Wildlife Park.
Our exciting new base will have opportunities for bug hunting, den building, foraging, loose parts play, a tool area, mark making, fires and so much more! Within the park there are opportunities for pond dipping, nature scavenger hunts, picnics, and beautiful stream side adventures. We'll have a dedicated toileting area and a hand washing station.
As a parent you'll get regular updates and photos on your child's day via a secure online journal called Tapestry. The children enjoy wholesome snacks, drinks and lunch in the forest and we have a cosy indoor base for shelter and play during the colder months.
meet the TEAM
Our Westbury Little Foxes will be managed and run by an experienced and highly qualified team: Hannah, Marina and Nadia. This team has been working collectively at Little Foxes for 12 years. All three are qualified teachers with a passion for nurturing and inspiring children in the outdoors.
Westbury fees and pricing
Pre-School (for children aged 3-4 years)
We offer 26 hours a week at Westbury Little Foxes, Monday to Thursday 8am - 2:30pm. Daily 6.5 hour sessions cost £56. This includes breakfast, all snacks, drinks, lunch and a range of enrichment activities and trips. We also accept government funding, childcare vouchers and payments from the tax free childcare account.
If you use your government funded hours for your place, there is a daily food, consumables and voluntary contribution charge of £15 per day. This is to cover our high ratio of staff, as well as the meals and exciting trips and enrichment we do that the government funding does not cover. If you would like to enrol your child with us there is a one off admin and waterproof 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.
Securing a place
If you would like to go on the waiting list contact us via the button below. Let us know the name of your child, their date of birth and which days you would like. We will be holding open days from October for you to take a look at the site yourself. More details about those can be found here. We will be allocating places from this Autumn.
Volunteer Days at Westbury Wildlife park
We are hosting several volunteer days at Westbury Wildlife park in order to get our site ready for our Little Foxes starting January! If you can spare some time to come and give us a hand, we would be very grateful! Gardening and carpentry skills particularly appreciated! Wonderful company, great conversation and delicious snacks will be provided.
Monday Playgroup (for children from birth to age 6)
These popular stay and play group sessions also take place at our Westbury site for children aged 0-5 years. They are every Monday and Wednesday (from September 2023) during term time either 9:15am to 10:30am or 10:45am to 12pm.