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Introduction

Meet the Team

Our Facilities

Our Activities

Daily Routines

Swinton Little Explorers Nursery

We have worked hard to offer childcare that is a little different than others. Gone are the bright primary colours and cluttered spaces; in are the natural materials and creepy crawlies. Come to see us yourself as we have an open door policy with very welcoming staff.

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.

Our team of ‘Little Explorers’ nursery staff are highly experienced. 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 staff 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.

Danielle

Meet Danielle

Hughes

Senior
Hannah

Meet Hannah

Virgo

Nursery Nurse
Joanne

Meet Joanne

Roscoe-May

Deputy
Kate

Meet Kate

Sullivan

Nursery Nurse

Our facilities at Little Explorers Nursery Swinton include:

Outdoors

At our Swinton Nursery we have a great outdoor space for children to enjoy, with trees to climb and lots to explore. Designed by a Learning Through Landscapes team, visit their website here.

Dining Room

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

Location

Little Explorers Swinton is based in Pendlebury and is a very busy local nursery easily accessible for residents throughout Salford, Manchester and Bolton due to it being just off the A666.

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

Reading

  • Story time
  • Looking at books
  • Reading

Outdoor Play

  • Outdoor equipment
  • Bikes
  • Building confidence
  • Physical exercise
  • Sand play

Learn Spanish

Our tried and tested language programmes for children were created by Lingotot Founder, Angela Sterling. Angela is a fully qualified and experience MFL teacher as well as an award-winning businesswoman.Classes are interactive and fun, yet based on sound educational research. Learning is through songs, stories, games, drama and play.We speak 100% in the foreign language but our skills and expertise ensure everyone understands.
Classes cost a small additional fee.

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.