Little Explorers Nursery and Pre-school Ltd
Little-Explorers Nursery is based in Heritage Way and have been here since 2012. We are a large building which allocate 3 units Nursery 3months to 2 years, Badgers unit 2 to 3 years and pre-school which is allocated upstairs which is for children aged between 3 to school age.
In total we can have 144 children which is 36 spaces within nursery, 44 children in Badgers and 64 children in pre-school.
We have a cook on site who provides fresh food cooked freshly each day with a varied menu on a 3 weekly bases all allergies and preferences are catered for.
We have 38 members of staff at this moment who are allocated throughout the building. We have a garden which is enclosed and provides lots of exploring sandpit, water play, mud kitchen, loose parts play,climbing experience and quiet areas for looking at books.
Who to contact
- 02392 522614
We are allocated in an area which is easy to drop off on your way to work.
Where to go
Unit F1 Heritage Business Park
- PO12 4BG
we have a large reception area which is spacious and we have a lift which makes pre-school accessible for all. All are doors are wide and the same level.
- Sensory area, Secure environment, Wheelchair access, Disabled parking
- Immediate vacancies
- Contact provider for vacancy details?
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
- When is childcare available
- All Year
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing Time Monday 07:00 18:30 Tuesday 07:00 18:30 Wednesday 07:00 18:30 Thursday 07:00 18:30 Friday 07:00 18:30
Messy Play Area
Arts & Crafts
- Offers pickups
- Ofsted Inspection Report
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
- Inspection history
Latest Inspection Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 03/03/2022 Re-inspection (Early Years Register) Good
- Has Provision
- Has Provision
- Experience with
Global Developmental Delay
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Social development impairment
Serious allergy / Anaphilaxis
Autistic Spectrum Disorder ASD
Severe dietary needs
- Has Provision
- Experience with
- Has Provision
- Experience with
- Age group - 0 - 5: 4.95 per hour, 42.75 per day
- Other notes
We always ask parents to make an appointment for a show round so they can see the lay out and ask any questions that they may have.
We have a few individuals within the setting that receive outside professional support which our practitioners work with and support the family working alongside and working with any additional activities provided.
- How does the setting/school/college know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?
When we first meet the families we complete 2 pre-visits where there is opportunity to discuss any issues they may have or any concerns about their child's development. We observe the children within the environment and with their knowledge of Child Development they set next steps to enhance their learning. If the child looks as if they will not meet their miles stones we then speak with our Senco and the parents to see what else we can do to support the individual and work with other professionals if required. The Senco would work with the keyworker to put together an IEP to help the support the individuals development.
- How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?
Will we play and support in their everyday learning ensuring their day is fun and exciting. providing small group activities and one to one time if it is required helping them to make friends and socialise with other individuals.
- How will the curriculum be matched to my child's/young person's needs?
we will use their interest to provide activities within the 7 areas of learning and enhance activities to development their knowledge. If they have an IEP this is reviewed half termly and if required enhanced.
- How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child's/young person's learning?
We have a keyworker system in place where you and a practitioner build up a relationship and discuss any concerns or issues you may have, this will also provide the practitioner with information which will help and support the individual development within their learning. Each day the practitioner will complete a handover informing you of what has happened through the day, what they have eaten and what activities they have undertaken. We also complete a parents evening which at the moment is completed over the phone due to Covid but we are looking to change this shortly.
- What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?
Your child will be supported and cared for by a key person and the team within the room they are supported in any way that is required.
- What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting/school/college?
We currently work with speech and language and portage
- What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?
Our Senco support has the Senco support training course and termly support groups.
We have an Elsa who has completed the year long course
A member of staff with British Sign Language
- How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?
at this present time we do not go on trips but if we were to go on walks all children would be given the opportunity to go. we would ensure that any activity that is out can be easily adapted to all individuals
- How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?
our setting is very spacious and has wide doors we have a lift which provides entrance to the top floor and a flat enclosed garden.
- How will the setting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life?
we would offer you as a family a show round before starting with us so you can ask any question you may have, then we book in 2 pre-visit which the first one would be to go through the paperwork that you have completed asking any question about food etc. The second pre-visit will be when you leave the child to play for an hour and see how they get on. once this has happened and everyone is happy your child would start with us and each time there is a transition within the building you will have a talk with the key person and visits will be arranged for the next room. When they start school we have the school come to visit and they have the opportunity to speak with the key person.
- How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?
Our head of childcare will ask room leaders what new resources they would need for their rooms and why? also children that are entitled to EYPP the key person will provide evidence of the child's interests and resources they feel will help the individual achieve their next steps and using the money approved items will be brought for that individual child and anyone else who requires them.
- How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?
Each child within the setting is provided with the same experiences to start. Whether an individual requires more then this is discussed and requested by the room leaders and managers. Each request is looked at separately and reviewed termly.
- How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?
Parents are welcome to open day events in the summer and at Christmas, we also have a Christmas lunch where parents are invited to attend and have lunch with their child. Graduation parents are invited to attend and have time with their children friends and their family to celebrate leaving us. Parents evening each term to see how their child is doing. Our Parents can speak to us at anytime, they are always welcome.