Early Learning, Ready for school

Forest Friends Nursery in Coleford, Gloucestershire is a privately owned children’s day nursery offering 0-5 year olds all year round childcare, including 5-8 year olds during the school holidays.

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What we do

High quality childcare 

We provide high quality childcare within three age appropriate rooms with supportive and enabling environments and resources consisting of a Baby room for 0-2 year olds, a Toddler room for 2-3 year olds and a Pre-school room for 3-5 year olds. We also provide a separate sleep room adjoining the baby room,  accommodating children’s nap routines in a calming and homely environment. Read more

What parents say about us

'Both of my children have always loved attending, and my daughter wants to come back during school holidays, the staff are always helpful and approachable, the kids adore them.'


'The staff make the nursery, flexibility for working parents and all of the activities my child enjoys'


'My children are very happy and settled which makes me confident they are comfortable with the staff and the environment. The staff are very approachable!'


'I like how laid back but still in control approach , information is readily available, staff are approachable , brilliant and competent.'


Just a quick note to you to say how impressed and touched I am by the poems written recently by the children!! I would like to say a huge thank you to the the staff as this had made me realise again the dedication and interest they have in all the children that attend! I think the output of these activities just goes to reiterate to us parents how well all the staff truly know the children as individuals and that this is clearly more than a 'job' to them! Well done to all and thank you for all you do for these youngsters!! xxx Cat


'The staff are friendly and seem to genuinely care, most importantly my children love nursery and can't wait to go!My youngest just walks in, smiling, without a goodbye.'


Great nursery , really friendly & helpful staff . Whenever I pick up my little boy he's always happy and has been well looked after . Clean and tidy environment. Always lots of fun activities . Couldn't fault anything. Dave


' The staff are very good with the children and extremely helpful.'


"My 7 month daughter has just started here and already she loves it. Everyone is so lovely  and I feel completely relaxed knowing she is in safe, caring and professional hands(didn't stop me crying on the first day though lol). Love the Tapestry website which allows me to see just how much she is learning and progressing already. Highly recommend Forest Friends Nursery to any parent and know that my daughter will thrive here until she starts big school."


'The nursery is an intimate, cosy environment, like a second home. The staff are all fab!'


'The staff are helpful , and my child loves the messy play where she can play in mud and paint and be a child! She loves the trips to bump and rhyme at the library.'