Special Offer 8am – 5pm £40

  • Take a full day and get this new amazing deal (it’s just £4.44 per hour!).
  • If you have a funded place, we’ll still give you this hourly rate for hours over and above the funding for full day bookings.

Flexible booking by the hour

  • Tell us what time you’d like to drop off and pick up.
  • It can be any time from 7am to 6pm as long as it’s a minimum of four hours per day.
  • Flexible booking is £5.50 per hour.

New 10% discount

  • We’ll give you a 10% discount if any of these apply: siblings, students, emergency services, NHS or forces.
  • (10% max per child. Excludes special offers).

Our Cinderford setting is a purpose-built nursery for children from 3 months old and is based in Whimsey in Cinderford. We operate 51 weeks per year and are open from 7:00am until 6:00pm and our services also include after school and holiday clubs

The nursery is divided into 5 main areas: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, Soft Play and Kitchen & Dining. We also have a large safe and secure outdoor area where the children can let their imaginations run riot out in the fresh air. We take children from all parishes throughout the Forest of Dean and have some children from further afield. We work closely with a range of organisations including primary schools and other childcare provisions.

Cinderford Brochure

More information about our Cinderford setting, the Happy Turtles approach and the different things we offer.

Sessions, Fees & Funding

Our leaflet containing the sessions and fees for Cinderford day nursery, holiday club and after school. Also including government funding info.

Make and Enquiry

Fill in our online form and we'll then get back to you as soon as we can to discuss your childcare needs in more detail.

Visits and Taster Days

Come and look around any time that suits you. Book as many taster days as you need; it's the best way for your child to settle in.

An Indoor Adventure

Our main room is fitted with an amazing set of soft play equipment, which children of all ages absolutely love. It features a huge variety of obstacles and challenges such as the climbing ramp, the suspended scramble net walkways and the swirly slide. This is such as benefit to the children's physical development as they learn risk taking and build the vital strengths that we all need, such as confidence and resilience.


Healthy Home-Cooked Food

We prepare a hot lunch every day in our kitchen using fresh ingredients, making sure that the children get healthy, highly nutritious meals. We believe that it is important that children's diets avoid too much salt, sugar and fat; so we make sure all our recipes are all really tasty without too much of those.  Our lunch menu is based on a three week cycle to make sure we offer a real variety. We provide a morning and afternoon snack for everyone and the children can help themselves at any time from the fruit bowl in each room that we always keep full.


Day Nursery

  • 3 months to 4 years (preschool age)
  • 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • 51 weeks per year



After School Club

  • Primary school age
  • Available until 6:00pm
  • During Gloucestershire school term time

Please note we do not offer a pick up service from schools.

Holiday Club

  • Primary school age
  • 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • During Gloucestershire school holidays

Bookings and Sessions

Bookings can be single sessions (morning, afternoon or full day) or full weeks. You can choose from the following:

  • Morning session 8am – 1pm
  • Afternoon session 12pm – to 5pm
  • Full day 8am – 5pm
  • Full week 8am – 5pm, Monday to Friday

Early Start (7am – 8am) and Late Finish (5pm – 6pm) may be added to your bookings.