Little Forest School on the Green

What is this page?

We are, a schools information website. This page is one of our school directory pages. This is not the website of Little Forest School on the Green.

What is Locrating?

Locrating is the UK's most popular and trusted school guide; it allows you to view inspection reports, admissions data, exam results, catchment areas, league tables, school reviews, neighbourhood information, carry out school comparisons and much more. Below is some useful summary information regarding Little Forest School on the Green.

To see all our data you need to click the blue button at the bottom of this page to view Little Forest School on the Green on our interactive map.

About Little Forest School on the Green

Name Little Forest School on the Green
Ofsted Inspections
Address St. Peters Church Hall, 3 Church Green, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 7SE
Phase Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Surrey
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this early years setting?

The provision is outstanding

Children flourish in this highly nurturing and enabling setting. Staff successfully help new children to feel safe and secure. They quickly become familiar with the routine of visiting the nearby woodland.

Children are highly motivated to join in with the wide range of stimulating experiences provided. They independently choose items that they need for their imaginative play. For example, they carefully select tools such as hammers and saws to help build their pirate ship and den.

Children show that that they have a secure understanding about know how to use these effectively and safely. Children are extremely w...ell behaved. They demonstrate wonderful respect towards each other and the environment.

For instance, they very carefully handle wildlife during their bug huts and discuss how tiny the creatures are. Children watch in awe and wonder at the nature surrounding them. The attentive staff naturally guide children's learning and introduce new words, such as 'delicate', to enhance their vocabulary.

Children have strong relationships with staff. They encourage children to develop high levels of confidence. For instance, children learn how to set themselves challenges, such as climbing trees and safely using swing ropes and tyres.

Children have ample opportunities to be physically active. Staff skilfully use nearby woodland as an effective teaching area for children. They help children to develop excellent control and coordination, and build on children's confidence.

For instance, they help children to take risks in their play, such as learning to balance on fallen tree trunks.

What does the early years setting do well and what does it need to do better?

The well-qualified provider and the enthusiastic staff team are passionate about providing high-quality, inclusive care and learning to all children. They work together extremely well and evaluate all the experiences provided.

Staff attend purposeful professional development to enhance children's learning. For instance, a focus on storytelling has had a positive impact on children's participation during these times.Staff place a high priority on promoting children's communication skills and their self-esteem.

They skilfully join in with children's play and enhance the children's vocabulary. Staff sensitively use probing questions to help children to think and respond with their ideas. Very young children show that they are developing confidence in their language skills.

For instance, they explain in detail the games that they are playing.Staff skilfully use nearby woodland as an effective teaching area for children. As a result, children have ample opportunities to be physically active.

Staff help them to develop excellent control and coordination, and build on their confidence. For instance, they help children to take risks in their play, such as learning to balance on fallen tree trunks.Older children have enormous fun and develop exciting games, such as flying in their pretend helicopter and playing in a pirate ship.

They create treasure maps and discuss the creatures that may be found in the sea. Younger children enjoy recreating favourite stories, such as 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' indoors and in the woods. They confidently act out roles that they are familiar with and repeat phases that they know.

The skilful staff naturally interact with children. They effortlessly extend children's knowledge and skills. For example, staff weave mathematical language into children's play.

Older children calculate how far their pretend cannon balls will travel. Younger children routinely count the numbers of legs seen on insects that they find.Staff have high expectations for all children.

Clear messages help to support children's emotional well-being. Staff are extremely aware of each child's individual needs. They work closely with parents to gain detailed information about their children.

Staff quickly seek guidance and support to help ensure that early intervention helps children to make the best possible progress.Staff organise a wealth of rich experiences that broaden children's learning. They carefully plan activities to help children understand about the wider world.

For example, they learn about the habitat of animals and the different types of homes that people may live in. Children also experience cooking from around the world, such as making Chinese crackers.Staff have highly effective relationships with parents and other providers where children attend.

They share information about children's learning and how this can be further supported at home. For instance, parents borrow book bags which contain a variety of information to build on what children know and can do. Parents speak highly about the staff and say that their children settled extremely well.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.Staff have an excellent knowledge about the signs and symptoms of abuse. They attend regular training about child protection, including wider safeguarding issues.

They know the procedures to follow if they are worried about adults caring for them. They are highly vigilant of children. Staff provide consistent messages to children, such as reminding them about how to safely toast their marshmallows.

Children inform the inspector about how they need to look right and left before crossing a road leading to the woodland. The provider follows robust recruitment and induction procedures to help ensure staff's suitability. This is continually monitored through supervision meetings and regular discussions.

  Compare to
nearby nurseries