Totstars Nursery & Forest School - Selsdon

Ofsted registered preschool for children 2-5 years old. Located in Selsdon Recreation Ground.

Operating as usual


EIGHTEEN mummies took part in the mum's race at the Totstars Nursery & Forest School - Selsdon sports day! We had such an amazing morning! 😊


“The world’s a stage” - William Shakespeare

Photos from Totstars Nursery & Forest School - Selsdon's post 06/07/2023

Today we explored our climbing skills!

Children used their core muscles to lift their legs over the branch and practice swinging like monkeys🐒

Photos from Totstars Nursery & Forest School - Selsdon's post 03/07/2023

Children learning safety measures and putting it into practice!

They assisted by hitting the knife with a ‘dragon egg’ they found, chopping the kindling in half.


Dinosaurs may be extinct from the planet, but they are alive in our imaginations! 🦕

Photos from Totstars Nursery & Forest School - Selsdon's post 27/06/2023

We are super excited to be running two holiday camps this summer! 😎

Our sports camp is running from Coombe Wood school 24th July - 11th August 9-3pm (extended hours available) for 4-11 year olds.

Football ⚽
Tennis 🎾
Basketball 🏀
Boxing 🥊
..and much more! 😊
Lunch provided!!🌭

To book please use the link below:

Our Sport and FOREST camp is running from the Totstars Pavillion in Selsdon Recreation Ground 29th August - 1st September 9-3pm for 4-11 year olds.

Multi Sports 🏀🎾⚽🥊
Den building ⛺
Survival skills 🪢
Fire making 🔥
Tool work 🪚
..and much more! 😊
(All activities led by our qualified forest leader!)

To book please use the link below;

Photos from Totstars Nursery & Forest School - Selsdon's post 26/06/2023

Today we explored our teamwork skills. We worked together to pick up rocks using the tongs to make the bucket reach the floor. The children soon realised their efforts were weighing the tree branch down and were excited to fill it faster!


Happy Fathers Day to all of our amazing Totstars Daddies!

Photos from Totstars Nursery & Forest School - Selsdon's post 14/06/2023

It's been just over a week since we launched our Forest School at Totstars Nursery & Forest School - Selsdon! We are having so much fun learning outdoors! The children have adapted so well to forest school and outdoor learning! Over the last week they have learnt about:

⭐ Trajectory, transportation & placing play! 🪢🧵🪣
⭐ Height attunement ⬆️
⭐ Plant ID & nature art! 🍀🌷🎨
⭐ Risk taking 🧗‍♂️

For more information about what we offer and to meet the team please email [email protected] 😊

Photos from Totstars Nursery & Forest School - Selsdon's post 09/06/2023

Our first week of Forest School! 🌳🌞

As we progressed through the week the children experienced many elements of this rich ethos! We aim for them to meet their own needs within natural areas whilst opening them to new rich experiences! 📈

The pictures tell a wonderful story of fun & awe! 🤪✨

👀Watch this space.. we’ve barely scratched the surface.🌳


joined us for Football this week!

The children loved learning new skills and practising their big kicks ⚽️


There is still time to secure your space for our 2023 Open Day!

A Nursery like no other! With an indoor sandpit, daily Forest School sessions and endless learning opportunities. We ensure every child feels valued and encouraged to reach their full potential.

We are open 8:30-4:30, Monday - Friday. Parents can spread their government funded hours across the week or use them for full days too.

For more information email us at [email protected]

Or secure your space at our Open Day now…


We are delighted to announce our 2023 Open Day!

A chance for you to see our indoor sandpit, softplay frame, Forest School activities and how we learning through play following the EYFS curriculum.

For more information email us at [email protected]

Or secure your space now…


We are super excited to announce the official launch of our Forest School sessions!

Our preschoolers will receive daily Forest School sessions tailored to suit their development & progress!

For more information or to book a tour of our setting please email [email protected]


“Oh help!, oh no! It’s a gruffalo!”

The children love to develop their ideas with stories. This week we have been focusing on Julia Donaldson - The Gruffalo 🌰

What’s your favourite Julia Donaldson book?


Happy New Year to all of our friends and families! Everyone at Totstars Pre School wishes you a wonderful 2023! 🤩


Join us for our Open Day.

An opportunity to come and see our preschool and register your little one for when they are due to start.

Our waiting list for September 2023 has already started and we even have children waiting to join us January 2024!

Contact us at [email protected] for more information and to confirm your attendance


Our first Christmas Concert 🎶

Thank you everyone for making it an amazing morning! 🎅🏼


Time for tea with friends 🦌🎅🏼


🎶 It’s beggining to look a lot like Christmas 🎶

Our preschool manger Jenny has enjoyed decorating the fish tank with the children offering ideas of what to draw!


Our Forest School journey begins!

We explored the woodland to become familiar with our surroundings and the children picked some leaves to be able to hammer them onto their paper 🌿


We hope everyone had a lovely and safe Guy Fawkes last night! Fireworks 🎆

The children have loved talking about firework noises, colours and exploring messy play to create their own!


Are you looking for a preschool where you want your child to feel safe, cared for and wakes up excited to attend?

Our Selsdon setting is full of natural resources, an indoor sandpit and a soft play frame! But most importantly we have a team of dedicated staff who love their roles and ensuring your little ones are happy every day!

For more information, to arrange a tour and to meet the team please email [email protected]

Photos from Totstars Nursery & Forest School - Selsdon's post 17/10/2022

Birthday pranks 😂😜

Happy birthday Kelly! Thank you for being the best pre school manager! ☺️


Safety first!

Our preschoolers love our outdoor area. They can make potions, balance along the tyres and slide down the slide… the outdoors is for exploring!


Shaving foam, paint and conkers!

Mark making, messy play, counting, measuring, sharing, science… the learning opportunities are endless!


Our preschoolers loved our session today!

Music and Rhythm is so important for childrens development. Studies have shown that children who enjoy music, singing and rhyming on a regular basis tend to learn to speak more easily.


Rain or shine it’s coaching time!!!


“Children still need a childhood with dirt, mud, puddles, trees, sticks and tadpoles” - Brooke Hampton

Being based in the middle of the park means we are lucky enough to explore nature daily!

For more information and to arrange a tour please email [email protected]


We love the series by !

Inspirational reads for our preschoolers!

Explore the full range with


Flags at half mast, tea and scones in memory of her majesty the queen.

RIP Queen Elizabeth II


“At the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair should be messy and your eyes sparkling” - Shanti

Learning from head to toe today at preschool!


“Tell me and I forget,
Teach me and I remember,
Involve me and I learn!”
- Benjamin Franklin

We are looking forward to seeing our preschoolers again this week!


1,2,3,4,5,6… counting with thimbles whilst carefully placing them on finger tips too.

We love watching the children explore our authentic resources and let them lead the way with their learning journey.

Limited spaces available for September. For more information please email [email protected]


Spaces available at our new Selsdon setting!

With an indoor sandpit, soft play frame and authentic resources, your little ones can learn through play in ways you dreamed of!

✨ Email us at [email protected] to book a tour today! ✨


Join us Monday 25th July for a tour of our preschool!

We accept 30 hours funding, 15 hours funding and can accept childcare vouchers towards payments.

We are open 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday, term time only.

For more information please email [email protected]


We are exploring bugs today and learning some fun facts!

Did you know caterpillars have 12 eyes?! 👀


We are super excited to announce as of September 2022 we will be offering extended hours!

We will be open 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday.

We accept 30 hours funding, 15 hours funding and can accept childcare vouchers towards payments.

For more information please email [email protected]


The harder the climb the better the view!

Our preschoolers love exploring in all weathers. Rain is a sensory experience and allows children to explore scientific concepts!

Next time it rains… go outside and play!


Join us for a tour of our setting!

Come and see our authentic resources, softplay and indoor sandpit and lose yourself in a world of learning through play!

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