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ADVENTURE AWAITS…

Little Adventurers will provide a stimulating and safe environment for children ages three months to five years.

CHILD-CENTERED

Child-centered care in a warm and welcoming environment.

EARLY YEARS TEACHER LED

Early Years Teacher Led with a highly qualified and experienced staff team.

EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE

Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, specifically developed for children from birth to 5 years.

We are a private day nursery open Monday to Friday 8.00am until 4pm – term time only, available for children aged 3 months to 5 years. Our main core day operates 8.30am until 4pm with the opportunity to attend breakfast club. Outside we provide a large open area for children to enjoy, socialise and discover their inner little explorer.

Passionate About Outdoor Learning

Childcare

in the

heart of

Astley Village

We are fortunate enough to be in a fantastic location where near-by we have beautiful walks, parks, farms and shops. Children are always the centre of any planning and following their interests is so important to us ; whilst following the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum set by the government. We have a system in nursery using electronic tablets and this is where we do numerous weekly observations and capture any magic moments – the system we use is ‘EYLOG’ and through this; parents/carers/grandparents can download an app and receive updates and pictures of your child/children within minutes straight to your phone. It is also two way so you can interact with your child’s keyperson via messages and even upload pictures from any exciting weekend adventures!

Breakfast Club

Choose the days to suit you

Funded places available for 2,3,4,5 year olds

Meet Our Team

These are the people who make every day an adventure for your child.

Heather Lomas

Managing Director

Hi, I’m Heather, and I hold a level 6 Early Years Teacher status qualification. I have come to early years later in my career, previously working in logistics and marketing alongside raising my own family.

I have a passion for Early Years education. I believe that high quality education and care can really give our children the building blocks they need for life. I am undertaking my Forest School practitioner qualification and love sharing my passion for the outdoors with our children.

Rachel McHugh

Area Manager

Hi, my name’s Rachel and I am very proud to be the manager of Little Explorers, I have been working here for almost 5 years, and I have loved every minute.

My pedagogical (teaching style) approach is centred around child led learning, I believe children learn best when they are together, developing skills from their observations and surroundings. With children having a role model, they can learn individually and open themselves to wider educational opportunities.

Charlotte

Manager

Hi my name is Charlotte! I am the joint manager here at Little Adventurers and have been working in childcare since the age of 15! I have my level 3 and also completed a foundation degree in early years education and care before going on to do my degree in children, schools and families.

I love working alongside the children, watching them learn and my favourite activity is anything that involves a bit of mess! In my spare time I love reading, spending time with my family and baking!

Becky

Manager

Hi my name is Becky and I am the joint manager here at Little Adventurers. I am level 3 qualified and have been working with children for over 16 years!

I love getting messy with the children, whether that be with paints, playdough, inside or outside jumping in puddles. I love the outdoor aspect of nursery and when I am not at work I love spending time with my daughter, paddleboarding and going on long walks in the countryside with my dog Rose!

Jenny

Adventurers

Hi, my name is Jenny! I have been awarded a BA HONS in primary education and music and I started my educational journey in 2002 where I was working in a local primary school. I had a short break and had 2 wonderful children, now aged 13 and 10 and I discovered that I love the early years here, at Little Adventurers. Creating imaginative and expressive teaching activities is my passion.

I volunteer with cubs and scouts in my spare time and love going on adventurers and making memories in the great outdoors. I also play the organ and I love singing and running.

Linsey

Adventurers

Hi I am Linsey and I am level 2 qualified and working towards my level 3 as an apprentice. I have worked with children for over 10 years and I love nothing more than seeing the children I work with grow and develop.

I love planning messy activities, from playdough to shaving foam and giving children experiences they may not get at home!

In my spare time I love baking with my 2 children, going on walks and spending time with my friends and family.

Wayne

Forest School Lead/ Outdoor Practitioner

Hi, my name is Wayne. I am currently the Forest School lead / outdoor practitioner here at Little Adventurers. I am currently undertaking my qualification in Forest School alongside my level 3 apprenticeship in childcare.

I have been working with children and young people for many years. I also teach first aid across the North West of England, specialising in the outdoors and early years.

In my spare time I volunteer for mountain rescue and teach and guide young people through their Duke of Edinburgh award.

What our parents say

Me and my little girl love this nursery, she attended here from 9 months old and enjoyed it every day and the girls helped her develop very single day and supported her were she needed it.

Amazing nursery. The staff are lovely, my daughter loves being here

Our little girls LOVE attending this nursery. They are always smiling from ear to ear when we collect them and always give big smiles and waves to the staff! The girls language and sharing skills have come on a treat since starting there at 12m old.

The staff are incredibly friendly and keep you up to date throughout the day with lovely pictures and comments on the app! The nursery are very flexible with dates and always go the extra mile!! We are really pleased that we have this little gem of a nursery 5 mins from our home!

Fees and Funding

Little Adventurers Astley Village accepts 2/3/4 year old government funding

Fees up until 4th April 2022 are as follows:

Core Day

8.30am – 4.00pm
£37/day

Days to suit you
Extra sessions possible
No signup fee

Morning Session

8.30am – 12.30pm
£22.50/day

Days to suit you
Extra sessions possible
No signup fee

Afternoon Session

12.30am – 4.00pm
£22.50/day

Days to suit you
Extra sessions possible
No signup fee

Breakfast Club

8.00am – 8.30am
£5/day

Days to suit you
Extra sessions possible
No signup fee

Due to national minimum wage increases, fees from 4th April 2022 onwards are:

Core Day

8.30am – 4.00pm
£39.50/day

Days to suit you
Extra sessions possible
No signup fee

Morning Session

8.30am – 12.30pm
£24.00/day

Days to suit you
Extra sessions possible
No signup fee

Afternoon Session

12.30am – 4.00pm
£24.00/day

Days to suit you
Extra sessions possible
No signup fee

Breakfast Club

8.00am – 8.30am
£6/day

Days to suit you
Extra sessions possible
No signup fee

Little Adventurers Astley Village accepts 2/3/4 year old government funding

Free* 15/30 hours spaces available

*Subject to additional service charge

Contact Us

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