Little Explorers provides care for babies and children aged between 0-5 years and has a facility for Breakfast, After-School, and Holiday Clubs for children aged 3-12 years.
We are open 51 weeks of the year, closing for one week over Christmas and New Year, and we are closed for all bank holidays.
We aim to make the nursery an extension of your home; offering a caring, interesting, and fun environment. The design of our approach is holistic. We involve parents/carers as partners in the care and development of their children, ensuring that all needs are met.
Little Explorers follows the recommended "key person" approach, making sure that each child is cared for and supported individually, and as a parent/carer you can be assured that information about your child's development and needs, is kept with those who need to know. Confidentiality is respected at all times.
The nursery provides a safe and stimulating environment, ensuring that a child's "whole person" development has the potential to be fulfilled. This "whole person" approach includes; intellectual, physical, language and communication, creative, social, and emotional development.
The setting has three secure play areas providing opportunities for outdoor play. For Children in the "Midi Room" there is access for continuous indoor and outdoor play. Our larger play area has planting beds, so children can experience growing their own vegetables and fruits.
Little Explorers prides itself on its cultural diversity. Celebrating special festivals and promoting difference ensures that staff and children respect and value different cultures and beliefs. Being based in Liverpool's Knowledge Quarter, lends itself to providing childcare to college and university students from around the world.
Equally, Little Explorers provides a safe, caring, and supportive environment to children and their families who have additional needs. Our deputy manager is our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and will help with your child's development, drawing upon support and advice from Liverpool Children and Families Service.
At Little Explorers, breakfast, snack, and afternoon tea is provided. Lunch can be provided at an additional cost. Parents/carers who wish to provide their child with a packed lunch are asked to prepare a healthy meal. All food prepared by the nursery is vegetarian. Children who require special diets are catered for and all staff preparing food have achieved CIEH Level 2 Food Safety.
Daily Routine – Little Explorers day comprises of various activities, ensuring that all development areas are covered. We know that it is important for a child to have a routine and we will endeavour to work with you, supporting sleeping routines and toilet training.
When you pick up your child each day, we will provide you with a written overview of their day, commenting on: areas of interest, sleep, nappy changes, and meals.
Activities – The children have outdoor play throughout the day. Waterproof suits are provided, we just ask you to provide Wellington boots.
We have a Parent and Toddler group and Spanish for Tots once a week, also during the warmer months, the children use the Liverpool University swimming pool.
Opportunities to explore local amenities such as art galleries, museums, parks and, religious buildings all add to your child's early intellectual development.
Holiday club offers: cooking at a local bakery, a ferry across the Mersey, dance and drama, and swimming to name just a few of the activities.
Little Explorers – Breakfast, After-School, and Holiday Club 2016
Our Holiday, Breakfast, and After-School Clubs aim to meet the demand for quality day care for children aged 3 -12 years.
Holiday Club has a different structure to our After-School, with children engaging in creative, sport, imaginative, and constructive play opportunities throughout the day.
Although the children have the option to choose, they are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities to enhance their daily experiences, ensuring they get the maximum fun out of each day. They are also given the chance to have some quiet time and free (supervised) play each day.
Our Holiday Club week is planned with visits to local attractions and events, including; story telling at a local theatre, swimming, visits to the beach, and cinema to name a few.
All staff hold a current Enhanced DBS. Many staff hold Playwork/Early Years Level 2/3 qualifications and all are trained in core areas such as Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, Health & Safety, and Food Safety.
We open at 7.30am and close at 6pm with flexible drop-off and pick-up times to suit you. The structured play opportunities take place between 9.00am and 5.00pm.
Breakfast and a light tea are provided each day and include: fruit juices, crumpets, toast, cereals, fresh fruit, and healthy snacks such as fromage frais, wraps , healthy dips and vegetables. A packed lunch is required.
1. Breakfast Club (7.30am – 8.45am): £1.50 with breakfast and local drop-off
2. After School (3pm-6pm): £6.50 with light snack and local pick-up
3. Holiday Club (8.00am – 6pm): per day = 3-4 years - daily nursery rate. 5-12 years - £22.
4. Visits where travel and/or entrance fee is required is not included in the daily fee. Parents will need to pay in advance of trip.
We are Ofsted registered and our staff team is experienced in working with older children.
Booking forms are available from our nursery.
Little Explorers Nursery, Future House, 25 Pomona Street, Liverpool. L3 5TL
T: 0151-708-7868 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Little Explorers is part of Aigburth Training Opportunities, a registered charity who have experience of delivering childcare training and assessment for over 30 years. All staff in the nursery are either qualified or working towards childcare qualifications at various levels.
Qualifications amongst the full-time staff include: BA Hons in Education Studies and Child, Young Person and Family Studies, PGCE in Primary Education, Foundation Degree in Early Years and Management, Level 5 in Management, NVQ Level 4 in Children's Care, Learning and Development, and NVQ/QCF Level 3/2 in Early Years Childcare and Education.
Students who attend the nursery are supported by the manager and deputy in ensuring they have opportunity to extend their knowledge and understanding of the sector.
Little Explorers aims to support you and your child throughout their time with us. An open door policy means that you can talk to us whenever you need to. It also ensures that the quality of the nursery is transparent.