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Daily Routines

Eccles Little Explorers Nursery

Our Eccles Nursery provides spacious, bright open plan learning spaces with purpose made furniture. Play areas spread over 250 sq m, which are all on the ground floor offering easy access for all children.

We have over 600 sq m of purpose built outdoor play and learning spaces designed by an accredited ‘Learning Through Landscapes’ team.

Catering for all children from birth to 5 years offering places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Staff are trained to support children with additional needs and English as an Additional Language.

For information about the curriculum and nutrition, to read testimonials from our parents and to view copies of all our policies, please visit the about us section.

The nursery staff at are experienced ‘Little Explorers’ staff from our existing nurseries. All staff are skilled in expertly guiding your child through the wonders of learning whilst playing. Staff are also trained to support children with additional needs and English as an Additional Language.

We provide ongoing training for our staff to constantly update their own skills and abilities. Our staffs are passionate and committed to creating an atmosphere of care and respect which radiates throughout this happy nursery and is led by our dedicated and enthusiastic management team.

Melissa

Meet Melissa

Nursery Manager / Safeguarding Lead

Hi my name is Melissa I have worked with children for 22 years within private nurseries.
I hold my BA Honours in Early Childhood Studies and a Level 3 in Management.
I over see the day to day running of the nursery and ensure all the children's individual needs are being met.
I am the safeguarding Lead within the nursery.
Victoria

Meet Victoria

Deputy Manager

Hi my name is Vicky I have worked in nurseries for over 30 years.
Many of my years experience has been working for a local authority. I have worked both in schools, day care and in the private sector.
I am currently working within the pre school room
Emma

Meet Emma

Nursery Nurse

Hi my name is Emma I have worked with children for 6  years. I hold my NVQ Level 3 in Child Care and Development.
I work in the 0-2 year room
I enjoy seeing children achieving their goals.
Brooke

Meet Brooke

Nursery Nurse

Hi my name is Brooke this the first nursery I have worked in. I have my Level 3 in Child Care and have been qualified for 2 years.
I work in the 2-3 year old room.
I am the Nursery SENDCO
Abbie

Meet Abbie

Apprentice Nursery Nurse

Hi my name is Abbie I have worked at Little Explorers Nursery since January 2017.
I am working towards my Level 2 in Child Care.
I work in the 2-3 year old room.
I am loving learning about child development.
I love creating activities for the children.
Caitlin

Meet Caitlin

Apprentice Nursery Nurse

Hi my name is Caitlin I have worked at Little Explorers since December 2016.
I am working towards my Level 2 in child care.
I work in the Pre- School Room and love exploring the outdoor environment with the children.
Claire

Meet Claire

Nursery Cook

Hi my name is Claire I am the Nursery Cook.
I provide our children with a well balanced nutritional diet which is all cooked fresh each day.

Our facilities at Little Explorers Nursery Eccles include:

Outdoors

Over 600 sq m of purpose built outdoor play and learning spaces designed by an accredited ‘Learning Through Landscapes’ team.

Open Plan

Spacious, bright open plan learning spaces with purpose made furniture. Play areas spread over 250 sq m, which are all on the ground floor offering easy access for all children.

Dining Room

Nutritious, healthy meals and snacks cooked on site daily, offering options for all dietary requirements.

Preschool Room

Designated Preschool room with an Interactive Whiteboard to promote ‘School Readiness’ along with online ‘Observation & Assessment’ software that enables parents/carers to follow their child’s progress.

Car Park

Easy drop off and collection due to large customer car park and close proximity to the Motorways, Monton, Trafford Centre/Park and Eccles Centre.

On site Training Room & Creche Facility

Our Conference/Community Room is a large well lit, carpeted room with plenty of seating and desks available for a variety of purpose. The room could easily cater for a groups of 30 adults with plenty of space to spare. Flip charts, whiteboards and a projector are available on request. On site kitchenette, toilets and baby changing facilities are provided.The creche service is provided within the security of the nursery and gives visiting children a safe, stimulating and educational experience in our Ofsted registered setting. Our experienced staff provide high quality care for all children who attend our beautiful setting.
Please contact us for Room Hire and creche service rates, bespoke packages can be arranged.

At Little Explorers we aim to meet the needs of each child on an individual basis, as we understand that each child is different and their interests can change daily. We offer a structured daily routine with lots of exciting and challenging activities on offer to keep your little ones busy. Alongside these we offer a range of spontaneous activities.

At Little Explorers children we offer a range of actvities including:

Arts & Crafts

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Collage
  • Card Making

Music & Rhymes

  • Singing songs together
  • Learning actions
  • Playing with musical instruments
  • Playing with rattles & shakers

Reading

  • Story time
  • Looking at books
  • Reading

Outdoor Play

  • Outdoor equipment
  • Bikes
  • Building confidence
  • Physical exercise
  • Gardening
  • Mud Kitchen

Sand Play

  • Sensory
  • Creative & imagination
  • Hand/eye coordination
  • Fine motor skills

Water Play

  • Sensory
  • Physical skills
  • Learning science

Toddler Football

Little Legends pre-school football is specifically designed for boys and girls between the ages of 18 months to 4 years old. We support every child’s development through our structured pre-school football programme. The games are designed to incorporate the 7 areas of learning and development set out by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Children develop through Communication and Language, Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development. Our games encourage children to express themselves, understand the world, mathematics and literacy whilst having fun which is the most important.
Little Legends is run at the Nursery on Saturday mornings.

Daily Routine 0-2 years

Each child has a key worker who is assigned to support their development and build relationships between nursery and home. Your child’s daily information and interests will be recorded in a diary that is taken home every night, parents/carers are encouraged to write in information that can be used at nursery. All children have a learning journey that contains observations, which are used to help track your child’s development, these can be viewed and discussed at any time.

Daily and weekly planning is carried out from observations and your child’s next steps; this enables us to plan focused activities. We celebrate all festivals from different cultures, which include food tasting, and role-play; this gives the children a wide range of understanding of the world.

 

8.00 Welcome children into the nursery.
8.00 – 9.00 Breakfast as the children arrive, teeth brushing and continuous provision.
9:15-9:30 Registers.
9.00 - 10.45 Continuous provision and adult led activities to coincide with daily planning, indoors and outdoors.
10.45 - 11.00 Circle time and hand washing.
11:00-11:45 Lunch time.
11:45-12:00 Continuous provision.
12:00-1:30 Sleeps (if applicable) and continuous provision.
1:30-4:00 Continuous provision and adult led activities to coincide with daily planning, indoors and outdoors.
2:00-2:30 Rolling afternoon fruit snack
4:00-4:45 Teatime
4:45-6:00 Continuous provision and end of day discussion with parents/carers.

Individual drinking bottles are provided daily to ensure children can access water all day.

Daily Routine 3-5 years

Toddlers are encouraged to discover their surroundings and to take part in experiences such as games, music & movement, baking and storytelling.

Our aim is to encourage children to feel confident and valued, a child will never be pushed to begin the fundamentals of a more formal education, however, staff will take every opportunity to encourage and guide them when they feel that they are ready.

8.00 Welcome children into the nursery.
8:00-9:00 Breakfast as the children arrive, teeth brushing and continuous provision.
9:15-9:30 Registers.
9:00-10:45 Continuous provision and adult led activities to coincide with daily planning, indoors and outdoors.
10:45-11:00 Circle time and hand washing.
11:00-11:45 Lunch time.
11:45-12:00 Continuous provision.
12:00-1:30 Sleeps (if applicable) and continuous provision.
1:30-4:00 Continuous provision and adult led activities to coincide with daily planning, indoors and outdoors.
2:00-2:30 Rolling afternoon fruit snack.
4:00-4:45 Teatime.
4:45-6:00 Continuous provision and end of day discussion with parents/carers.

Individual drinking bottles are provided daily to ensure children can access water all day.