Forest Footsteps Childcare first established after Ramalley Pre school closed their doors. The Owner and Manager, Erin Cuffley took the opportunity to start a pre school at the scout hut offering a more flexible childcare option for parents and families. Forest Footsteps Childcare is open 5 days a week for 51 weeks of the year offering a safe and secure environment for children to explore the natural outdoors and delivers fun, engaging and stimulating educational experiences. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS).

meet the team
meet the team

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meet the team
meet the team


Are you looking for childcare for the Summer Holidays?

Is your child’s pre school only term time?



At Forest Footsteps Childcare we will be providing school holiday childcare for children aged 2- 9 years old. Spaces are limited so early booking is essential. 


*Monday – Thursday 8am – 4pm and Friday 8am – 1pm.

*Days and sessions booked per hour. Regular or ad hoc childcare available.

*From £4.90/hr. Minimum booking of 2hr session.

*Visits to Ramalley Woods and various activities available including plenty of outdoor child -led play.

*Places must be booked. Payment on receipt of confirmation of place.

*Childcare vouchers accepted.

*Children must bring a packed lunch if attending between 12-1pm.

*Drinks and snacks provided.


Please contact us for more information and booking forms.

We are open:

51 weeks of the year (Closed from  Christmas Eve  to New Year)

Mon-Thurs 8am-4pm

Fri 8am-1pm

Flexible hours, term time only contracts and shift patterns welcome.

Our Scout Hut is being rebuilt. From 10th August 2020, we will be operating from a  temporary location at The Arch. 

Ofsted Registration

To view our Ofsted Registration details please click here. We are currently waiting for our grading inspection.

Childcare Choices

If you are needing more information regarding your childcare options and to see if you qualify for help with childcare costs please click here.

Hampshire's Services for Young Children.

Please click here to gain access to Hampshire's Services for Young Children. 


Every day at Forest Footsteps Childcare is focussed on Learning through Play, exploration, and enjoying the outdoors. Children’s ideas and interests will be reflected in the activities, resources, materials and outings that will be provided. All experiences, activities and routines will be a learning experience developing the children in all areas of learning. We encourage the children to contribute their ideas, take part in risk assessing their choices, giving them independence and having choices to support their development to become resilient lifelong learners.

All experiences for the children will be play based; some free choice, others adult led structured activities. This allows the children to follow their own patterns of play, build on their own natural curiosities, and learn at a pace suitable to their age and stage of development.


We accept all Early Years Funding and Childcare Vouchers. To see if you qualify for any of the options please take a look at the government website - Childcare Choices

Children's t-shirt and hoodie with logo available. - Various colours subject to availability.