Small Explorers Pre-school

Small Explorers Pre-school

We are an Pre-school that caters for 19 months - 4 years. We also have a breakfast club, afterschool club, stay and play .

Small Explorers is a community pre school that caters for the individual needs of 13 months to five year olds. We offer individual learning plans to support the children's own needs and actively encourage learning through play. We work alongside Phonics Stars who visit the setting once a week. This enables the children to learn the fundamental skills of phonics through play singing and fun activit

Operating as usual

16/10/2023

We have been doing some training with National Numeracy over the past few weeks.

We truly believe that children's maths skills start at a young age and is nurtured through positive encouragement at home and at pre school/nursery/school.

If you would like to check your skills, or do some learning, please take a look at their website.

Do you ever hear yourself saying things like this?👇

🙅‍♂️“I’m not a maths person”

👩‍🏫“I hated maths at school”

🧠“I don’t have a maths brain”

Many of our learners have said things like this in the past. The has over 500,000 users AND many of them have improved their confidence with numbers by using it.

Hear from a few of these learners - including a healthcare assistant, business owner and treasury worker - to see what they think of the Challenge.

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28/09/2023

We are hiring!

Our people are what make our family great. We see childcare as a profession, not just a job!

Children are at the heart of everything we do, so we are looking for individuals to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in. From being a princess one day to dinosaur the next, no two days are ever the same!

We are looking for a passionate and hard working individual to join our team as a childcare practitioner. Ideally you will hold a level 2 or 3 childcare qualification and have experience with working with children with Special Educational Needs.

If you would like to find out more please email [email protected] to find out more

Photos from Small Explorers Pre-school's post 26/07/2023

Just a few of the things we have gotten up to so far at our summer holiday club. There is still time to book your space, email [email protected] or message/call 07512865173 to find out more

Photos from Small Explorers Pre-school's post 12/07/2023

We now have our program for the holiday club finalised!

As well as the planned activities, the children will have access to daily arts and crafts, board games, computer games and much more!

Please email me at [email protected] if you would like to book a space.

07/07/2023
07/07/2023

We are now Fully Booked in the Pre School Room on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and have limited availability for the rest of the week.

If you would like to register your child for a place or book a show around, please email [email protected]

04/07/2023

Great Information here for if you are eating out over the holidays.

01/07/2023

100% our ethos here at Small Explorers Pre-school . If you can't learn when sitting, we get up and dance with you!

Photos from Small Explorers Pre-school's post 27/06/2023

Beautiful butterflies .....🦋

Photos from Small Explorers Pre-school's post 22/06/2023

Our caterpillars are now in their chrysalis'. The staff and children are anxiously awaiting the butterflies 🐛🦋

23/05/2023

Due to popular demand, we are running our Summer club for 4 whole weeks during the summer 2023 holidays.

If you would like to enquire, or book a space, please email [email protected]

03/05/2023

Small Explorers Pre-school are Hiring!!

We are looking for someone fabulous to join our team! We are a friendly, community preschool, based in the heart of Forestdale.

Ideally, you will have a level 2 or 3 childcare qualification , however we will consider applications from those without qualifications if you have the kind and caring nature and hard working attitude that we are looking for.

30-40 hours a week term time only.

Please email [email protected] to request an application form.

19/03/2023

Happy Mothers day to all our wonderful Small Explorers Mummies! We hope you have the best day.

14/03/2023

We are Hiring for a part time member of staff!!

You must have a big smile and arms ready cuddle, to light up a child's face and make their day.

You must be prepared to engage in messy play, and be ready to enter the outside world after a fun filled day covered in paint and glitter.

You will have eyes in the back of your head and be able to carry out 5 conversations at a time, whilst pretending to be a princess and a dinosaur at the same time.

Most of all, you must have a love and passion for working with young children and be ready to support the team and the manager with creating a fun, engaging, exciting, challenging and loving environment every single day.

Level 2 or 3 qualified desired, however we welcome applications from anyone with the above qualities.

Position to start 17th April 2023.
Closing date for applications: 24th March 2023

For more information or to send your CV, please email [email protected]

23/02/2023

We now have a waiting list for new starters for September 2023!
We are a local, community based pre school located in the heart of Forestdale.
If you would like to come along and have a look around, please email Liz at [email protected] to arrange a time to come along.

Photos from Small Explorers Pre-school's post 21/02/2023

We were super busy during the half term and our sand play shed is finished and already being enjoyed by our Small Explorers. 🏜️. 🙏🏼Well done to our Small Explorers for carrying out lots of fundraising to support this project. 🙏🏼💛

25/01/2023

Sound familiar?! 😂
Thank you all for your generous donations recently. We really do appreciate them!
Sam, Liz and the team x

12/01/2023

We currently do not have any spaces on a Monday and Wednesday and have very limited spaces for the rest of the days. If you are looking for childcare for after the easter break or to start in September, please contact me to arrange a show around and put your child down on the waiting list.
Please email me at [email protected] or call 07512865173

10/01/2023

⭐️⭐️WE ARE HIRING!! ⭐️⭐️
✅You must have a big smile and arms ready cuddle, to light up a child's face and make their day.
✅You must be prepared to engage in messy play, and be ready to enter the outside world after a fun filled day covered in paint and glitter.
✅You will have eyes in the back of your head and be able to carry out 5 conversations at a time.
✅Most of all, you must have a love and passion for working with young children and be ready to support the team and the manager with creating a fun, engaging, exciting, challenging and loving environment every single day.

🔴We are looking for bank staff who will be available to cover staff absences and possibly provide lunch cover. This role may lead into a more permanent position. Level 3 desirable but not essential. Training provided. 🔴

For more information or to send your CV, please email [email protected]

09/12/2022

❗️Important information ❗️

01/12/2022

Mini Explorers stay and play. Friday 2nd December Forestdale Forum

07/11/2022

Watch this space for more information on our plans for World Nursery Rhyme week......

26/10/2022

Movie Night!!
📽🧸🎟🎭🎟🧸📽
We will be showing “Elf” to kick start our festive season 📽🎉

25/09/2022

We have introduced a program to Small Explorers called myhappymind. myHappymind is all based around helping children to understand how their brain works and to support them in developing positive skills and habits to be their very best selves!

myHappymind is delivered in Small Explorers by room leaders/key workers through a series of stories and play based activities, then the children apply these learnings throughout the day.

The children have already enjoyed reading stories about perseverance and how practice helps to improve our skills. They have learned where our brains are and what they do.

We are excited to continue to work through this programme with the children!

Photos from Small Explorers Pre-school's post 23/09/2022

The different types of physical development we encourage at Small Explorers Pre-school Using scissors in different ways to encourage fine motor skills that will eventually help with writing. Sticking these strips of paper to the table meant it stabilised the paper and allows the children to sit in different positions which also supports their gross motor skills.
The second picture shows how we support the gross motor skills. By creating different obstacles the children we able to throw balls through the hanging hoops, roll them down the guttering and tunnels. They were also learning about maths, counting, colours, turn taking and making relationships. And most of all, having fun!

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We are now Fully Booked in the Pre School Room on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and have limited availability for the rest of ...
Small Explorers Pre-school are Hiring!!We are looking for someone fabulous to join our team! We are a friendly, communit...
We are Hiring for a part time member of staff!!You must have a big smile and arms ready cuddle, to light up a child's fa...
Waiting List now open
Waiting List now open!
Calling all Explorers! We are recruiting new, small explorers to join our Pre-school in September. If you are looking fo...
Calling all Explorers! We are recruiting new, small explorers to join our Pre-school in September. If you are looking fo...
Hello Small Explorers Family. We are so sad to be saying good bye to a large number of our pre schoolers next week, but ...
Calling all Explorers! We are recruiting new, small explorers to join our Pre-school in September. If you are looking fo...
Small Explorers and Forestdale Forum Activity club would love to welcome your children ages 4+ to join us  for exciting ...

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