About Us

Our Aims

Forest House strives to:

  • Create a ‘home from home’ environment for the children to safely flourish and develop into bright, happy and healthy individuals.
  • Always offer the highest quality education, care, safety, staff and equipment.
  • Be as flexible as possible whilst offering excellent value for money for parents.

Operating Hours

Forest House is registered for children between the ages of 3 months and 5 years. Open 51 weeks of the year, Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 6.00pm, our sessions offer flexible solutions to accommodate the needs of all our parents. For added flexibility, we also offer last minute ad-hoc sessions and early opening on request of 7.30am and late closing of 6.30pm.  We close for all bank holidays and five working days over Christmas.

Fees and Funding:

Our Fee Schedule is available upon request. Our standard rates include all meals, baby wipes and additional resources such as sun cream etc. All you need to provide are nappies, a named water bottle and plenty of spare clothes! Please use the ‘Contact us’ form to request more information on fees, or alternatively call our lovely team on 01420 489417 who will be happy to assist.

We accept all forms of Early Years Funding, including: Tax Free Childcare, 2 Year Old Funding, 15 and 30 hour Funding.

Our Story:

Forest House Day Nursery opened in October 2018. Formerly the Elizabeth Dibben Centre, a chance viewing of the property in autumn of 2017 captured our imagination through its unbelievable potential, and the building renovations began in January 2018. The building remains the same on the exterior, but inside provides a beautiful, light, spacious and welcoming free-flow environment conveniently located opposite the Forest Shopping Centre, Pinehill Doctors Surgery and Lidl. We are a 3 minute drive from the A325 and a 5 minute drive to the A3. We are also within a 10 minute drive to Liphook station with direct links to London and Portsmouth. We chose this location with busy working parents in mind, as we wanted to ensure that the morning nursery run was as seamless and stress-free for both you and your little ones. As a family run business with over 10 years’ experience in providing childcare, we have absolute control over all aspects of the nursery, which enables us to continually strive for parent satisfaction, smooth management and excellent facilities and most importantly, always take compliments and comments into fast consideration.

We attract children from Bordon, Liphook, Whitehall, Lindford, Headley, Deadwater, Hollywater and the surrounding areas and will be working hard to develop close relationships with local infant schools to ensure that your child’s transition to school is as seamless and stress- free as possible.

Although new, Forest House is a special place and we realise it’s a combination of the parents, children and staff and this is why we take vigorous measures to ensure that all our staff have more than just the necessary qualifications, but also the personality, caring nature and natural flare/ instinct it takes to work closely with children. Don’t just take our word for it, click here to read some of the wonderful reviews left by our current and past parents.

To come and see first hand the care and facilities that we provide, click here to enquire.


All meals are home-made with the freshest ingredients and will leave parents feeling jealous they aren’t staying for lunch! We offer breakfast, a morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack and then tea. Our in-house chef prepares all foods on the day, from soups, roast dinners, pastrys and fruit salads. Drinks are provided throughout the day, with water being available for children at all times.

Our in-house chef is highly trained in Food Hygiene and dealing with allergies and is well equipped to deal with any special dietary requirements. We like to change our menu between seasons to ensure that the children try as many new foods as possible, expand their taste buds and always get their 5-a-day. Our kitchen not only has a 5* Environmental Health food rating, but has also been awarded an Award of Excellence due to the incredibly high standards of hygiene and care within our kitchen. View our Summer 2022 menu here.