The Elves and Fairies Woodland Nursery

Small, friendly, primarily outdoor nursery in the beautiful setting of Edmondsham woods, between Verwood and Cranborne. Our experienced staff help children reach their EYFS goals through Forest School and creative imaginative play in a safe, secure outdoor environment. the kindergarten caters for children from 2 to 6 years of age and the Toddler Group for children from 1 to 2, although both older and younger siblings are welcome too. This group runs on a Friday from 10 to 12. Although we are a term time nursery, "Adventure in the Woods" holiday sessions are available during some weeks of the holidays, for children from 3 to 8 years of age and occasionally for the 2 year olds who attend the nursery.


01725 517807
Mobile: 07510 541189


Venue address
Edmondsham Village Hall
Nr Wimborne
BH21 5RF
East Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 08:45-16:15
Tue: 08:45-16:15
Wed: 08:45-16:15
Thu: 08:45-16:15
Fri: 08:45-13:45

Service Details

Vacancy information

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£5.50 per Hour
Cost variations
Please call for cost information. Lunch and snacks are provided at no additional cost but financial contributions are appreciated. If a parent/carer is in difficult circumstances, the nursery may charge a reduced fee.
Additional Information

An all day Forest School experience in a beautiful natural environment, both inside our cosy shelter (wooden toys etc) and outside (set in a woodland clearing on the edge of fields.) Most staff are Forest School trained and we have a native Spanish speaker and music specialist on the staff. Substantial whole food snacks and lunches are provided and special diets catered for. The full day runs from 8.45am to 4.15pm and the half day from 8.45am to 1.45pm. We accept 2 year old, 15 hour 30 hour funding which can be used at any time during opening hours.

Age Range
2 years 0 months to 4 years 11 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
16/01/2017 Outstanding View here
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Early Education

Free early education places
15 Hours For 2 year olds
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15 Hours For 3 & 4 year olds
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30 Hours For 3 & 4 year olds
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Wheelchair accessible
We do not exclude those with mobility difficulties but as most of our time is spent in the woods, it could present problems for both parent/carers and children in this category. A grassy track makes access to the woods possible with a 3 wheeler pushchair for most of the year.
Parking availability information
There is a car park on the edge of the big field that we cross to reach the Forest School. Most of the year it is possible to cross the field by car to reach the Forest School but this right is reserved for parent/carers or children with mobility difficulties.
Toilet facility information
Unfortunately our toilets are not wheelchair accessible but it should be possible to lift a young child into the toilet.
Other Facilities
Several members of staff have experience working with children with disabilities e.g. speech and language difficulties, Autism, Down's Syndrome.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

Please contact the nursery for information.

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Address: Edmondsham Village Hall  Edmondsham  Nr Wimborne  Dorset

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