Little Explorers

Future House, 25 Pomona Street, Liverpool L3 5TL

Little Explorers, Liverpool, Merseyside
Little Explorers, Liverpool, Merseyside
Little Explorers, Liverpool, Merseyside

Little Explorers is a GRADE 2 nursery, that provides childcare for children aged birth to 11 years, through its nursery, breakfast, afterschool and holiday clubs.

Situated in the knowledge quarter of Liverpool’s busy city centre, the nursery is accessible by car, bus and train. An ample car park means that there is no rush when dropping off or picking up your child.

With a holistic approach to child development, staff ensure that children are encouraged and supported to develop as a 'whole person' with varied interests and respect for others and their different backgrounds.

The menu is vegetarian and is cooked daily by the cook on-site. Children can bring in a packed lunch if preferred or you can buy lunches on a daily basis.

The children's play area is secure and wraps around three sides of the building offering excellent physical play and creative opportunities, especially in the mud kitchen. There are planting beds, giving children the experience of growing their own food and then cooking and eating it. Inside the nursery, physical opportunities come from the large soft play area that is available at the after school club which was previously a school hall.

Little Explorers offers a safe, supportive, caring, interesting and fun environment. The service prides itself on its cultural diversity, with children attending from around the world, as their parents study or work at the nearby universities and businesses.

Staff are qualified to various levels from Masters in Early Years Education right down to younger staff starting a career in childcare undertaking Level 2 qualifications.

Owner: Aigburth Training Opportunities

Person in charge: Angela Royle (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Liverpool City Council

Number of Staff: 13

Service Offered: Nursery School (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Registered Charity Number: 700705

Total Places for Children: 47

Age Range: from 0 years 2 months to 11 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1815

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Fees Guide: £33 full day, £23 half day, after school £7, holiday club £22 for over 5's

Languages Spoken (other than English): Arabic, French

Directions:

The Little Explorers is situated in the Knowledge Quarter of Liverpool's city centre and can be easily accessed by car, bus or train.
Little Explorers is located next to St Nicholas Primary School and behind the Feathers Hotel on Mount Pleasant Street.
The Metropolitan Cathedral is a five minute walk away.

Visiting:

Little Explorers has an open door policy and they like parents to turn up and see the nursery in full swing, though appointments can be made with the manager by phone or email

Parking:

There is a car park in the grounds of Little Explorers so parking is easy.
Little Explorers request that when you use the car park you drive slowly as other parents maybe dropping off or picking up their children.

Vacancies

5 Child Vacancies

posted 27 Nov 2017

places through out the week-
2 spaces for 0 - 23 months
3 spaces 24 - 48 months
7 spaces after school and holiday club spaces

Reviews

9.2 Little Explorers has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.215)

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Little Explorers is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 5 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Little Explorers in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 5 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.683 for Little Explorers is calculated as follows: ( (42 Excellents x 5) + (17 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 60 Ratings = 4.683

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 4.532 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Little Explorers is based on 5 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 9.4 positive Reviews (47 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 9.4 Target = 0.532

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    3
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Little Explorers?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    5
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Little Explorers

  • Mother of Child
    5

Very homely and friendly environment, yet highly professional. Teachers are lovely with the children. They manage to soothe them if they are upset.
I recommend this nursery fully.
It would be great if it was open on Saturdays and closed at 7pm during the week.
Great that the children are allowed to have homemade food.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Explorers? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My two daughters have attended Little Explorers over a period of 3 1/2 years. Both girls have been cared for impeccably and I find it a home from home. I trust the staff 100% and the nursery has been very flexible for me.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Explorers? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Since our son has been at the nursery his development has come on so much. We find the nursery and the staff are so friendly and welcoming. They all encourage with social development as well. I love receiving the daily report when we pick him up. We as parents feel supported with our son and trust all the staff that our son is in the best care.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Explorers? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My child previously attended childminders and I was very unhappy. I moved him to the nursery (Little Explorers) and he has progressed so much. Staff are very pleasant and understanding, always caring and making sure he gets the best out of every day.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Explorers? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Jeanette O'Brien, CEO at Little Explorers responded to this review on 22 Feb 2017:

Thank you so much for your kind words. He really has settled well and is a pleasure to have.

My daughter is turning 4 in a few weeks and has been attending this nursery for 2 years. I have had confidence in the safety and care of my daughter while at the nursery. She has always had good care and interaction with her key persons over the years. She has also developed wonderfully and is enthusiastic about going to the nursery and playing with friends. The staff are also very warm and friendly.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Explorers? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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