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Hello! We are Little Explorers. We have been providing child care and education since 2003. Our setting is in a family environment, with provision from 9 months of age until age 11.

OFSTED says...

Quadruple outstanding childcare


The childminder and her assistant provide an extremely welcoming and highly motivating environment for all children to enjoy

OFSTED, 2022

The childminder and her assistant are highly responsive and focus on fulfilling the needs of each individual child

OFSTED, 2022

The children’s behaviour is well supported, and children are encouraged to be kind and share together.

OFSTED, 2022

The children are supported by the adults who give them self-assurance to ‘have a go’ and try out new experiences.

OFSTED, 2022
Our provision

Services at Little Explorers


Early Years Care

We provide a comprehensive educational service from 9 months to 5 years, and we are proud to accept funded places.


Wraparound Care

We are able to provide before and after school care for children at the Breakspear School and St Helens, up to the end of Year 6.


Summer Club

We run a fun summer holidays club for children up to and including Year 6.

About Us

Our qualifications

I am qualified as a level five practitioner (DipHE), and I’m currently studying for my Ba Hons in Early Childhood studies. We both have up-to-date paediatric first aid certificates and safeguarding qualifications. We have extensive experience working with children with special educational needs and liaising with local SEND professionals.

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For post-EYFS children

We support the academic needs of older children who attend our setting with various specialist online platforms. We plan activities to promote older children’s personal, social, and emotional development, helping them continue to develop in these areas. These all help to ensure children are always equipped for success.

How do we offer this?

Our Facilities

We have an extensive range of indoor and outdoor toys and equipment, catering for every need. We maintain a free-flow arrangement from the house to the garden, allowing children to choose a playing environment. The garden is safety surfaced to enable outdoor play all year round.
We use the 'Early Years Foundation Stage Framework' to track 'Early Years' Outcomes' and set 'next steps' for each child. This ensures gaps in learning are swiftly identified, supporting every child to be 'School Ready' by the end of their learning journey with us. (This tracking also ensures early intervention in the case of Special Educational needs).
Planning is based on individual specific interests and needs, with what each child likes 'doing' used as our 'starting point. Each child's interests are interwoven into all seven areas of learning, with 'next steps' incorporated into this personalised teaching. Overarching 'Themes' such as seasons and festivals, are 'acknowledged' throughout the curriculum. at an appropriate level for each child.
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What's Happening?

September 2024 Vacancy

25 May 2024
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Please contact us for further details!