This branch was opened in July 2014 and replaces the original Little
Learners. The detached building has its own parking at the front for
parents to drop off and collect their child.
Little Learners Day Nurseries aim to provide high quality affordable
childcare in a safe, fun and stimulating environment where the child’s
needs and interests come first.
"Children are happy, settled and develop strong bonds with them". Ofsted Report 2016
We take security of the children seriously and have full CCTV systems and Biometric Door Entry Systems in place.
"Managers have good recruitment processes in place to make sure that staff are suitable to care for children.
Staff supervise children well, helping to keep them safe". Ofsted Report 2016
The building is split over 2 floors;
On the ground floor we have
two rooms for our Under 2’s. In these rooms the children have a wide
variety of resources for them to explore and a large area for creative
play. Each room has direct access into the separate baby garden which
has a variety of play equipment.
For the Over 2’s the children
have use of a well stocked creative room where they have access to
paint, playdough, drawing, sand/water tray and computers. The children
have access to the nursery garden from this room.
are 3 areas for the children to explore. We have a maths/science area
where children can experiment and investigate a wide variety of
resources. Children also get to care for our nursery pets which are
stick insects, fish and giant land snails.
There is a story area where children can select books to look and enjoy stories being read to them.
other room is for role play and small world activities. Children have
access to a large role play area which is changed to accommodate the
children’s interests along with a large dolls house and other small
world activities. This room also has our writing area where children can
experiment with mark making.
We operate a key person system in the nursery. Your child will be
allocated a member of staff who will be responsible for them on a daily
basis, this will involve carrying out activities with them, making
observations on your child and generally looking after your child's well
being. Key persons will be reviewed on a regular basis and changed if
Working with Parents/Carers
We work as closely as possible with parents/carers to make sure that
we achieve the best possible care and education for your child. We use
an online observation and development tracking systems which parents can
access and make comments whenever they wish. We also run several
activities a year which include sports day, parents/carers fun evenings
and a nursery barbecue etc.
We regularly review our practice and
out questionnaires quarterly to ensure that we are
providing a good service. We welcome parents comments all year round
about the service we provide and will look carefully at any suggestions
on how we can improve our service. We have a comments and suggestions
box in the entrance hall where parents are free to post comments and
The early years in a child's life are of vital importance. It is during
these years that the foundations for their schooling years and later
life are laid. Our aim is to ensure that every child develops his or her
full potential in preparation for formal education.
"Staff provide a good range of activities that helps to support children's physical development and well-being". Ofsted Report 2016
comes naturally to children when the play activities presented are
enjoyable and stimulating. Similarly, all exercises related to
pre-reading, writing and number work are experienced in a concrete
manner where the child learns the use of letters and numbers in his or
her daily life. Making a line and counting the children before laying
the table are examples.
It is important that a child's early
experiences of care and learning are of a high standard and suited to
his or her individual needs. We achieve this by working very closely
with our parents through daily exchanges of information.
We have an extensive garden for the children to use which includes a
large climbing frame, trampoline, playhouse, planting area, sensory
garden, large sand pit with pirate ship, story area and picnic area. We
also have a large variety of smaller equipment such as balls, hoops,
The garden is also home to our nursery rabbits and chickens. We
operate a free flow system so children have regular access to the
garden throughout the day. We use the garden all year around in all
weathers, we provide the children with rain suits and winter and summer
"Staff provide a good range of activities that helps to support children's physical development and well-being. For example, children learn how to empty and fill bottles with dried pasta and how to build sandcastles". Ofsted Report 2016