Draper Road, Somerford, Christchurch BH23 3AS
Little Explorers is located in the heart of the community with close links to Somerford Children’s Centre, where families can also access a wide range of services.
Little Explorers support the children’s learning and development and provide quality care using a named family person system, so parents know there is someone taking an extra interest in their child. The team have extensive Early Years experience, including supporting children with disabilities, learning difficulties and those with complex medical conditions. The nursery works with local schools, to ensure all children and their families are fully supported when moving from nursery to reception class.
All rooms are well equipped and the sensory room has a ball pool, soft climbing equipment and access to music.
There are two gardens for children to explore and learn in, complete with mud kitchen, an art and quiet area, plus space for growing fruit and vegetables.
The nursery cook fresh food on the premises.
Group: Dorset County Council
Person in charge: Sally Hobbs (Nursery Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Dorset County Council
Number of Staff: 11
Service Offered: Day Nursery (Local Authority Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care
Total Places for Children: 44
Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months
Opening Days: Mon-Fri
Opening Hours: 0800-1800
When Closed: Bank Holidays, 1 week Christmas & 1 week in August
Fees Guide: 0-2 year olds Full Day £42.50 Half Day £21.75. 2-3 year olds Full Day £40.50, Half Day £20.75. 3-5 year olds Full Day £38.50, Half Day £19.75. Breakfast, snack and lunch (morning session £2.75, Snack and tea (afternoon session) £1.40, Breakfast, lunch, tea and snacks (full day care) £4.15