Explorers Day Nursery

Adanac Drive, Adanac Park, Nursling, Southampton SO16 0AS

Explorers Day Nursery, Southampton, Hampshire
Explorers Day Nursery, Southampton, Hampshire
Explorers Day Nursery, Southampton, Hampshire

Explorers Day Nursery are committed to making the child the centre of Explorers. In order to make this effective, Explorers aim is to foster good relationships with parent/carers, recognising them as the child's first and most important educators. Explorers is a bright and vibrant setting that has a large outdoor area where children can experience the great outdoors in all weathers. Explorers believe that a partnership between home and the nursery will help the child to have the best possible experiences in their formative early years where they will build their confidence, develop their self-esteem to give them the best possible start in their earliest years.

Group: The Little Shipmates Family

Person in charge: Kim Pearson (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hampshire County Council

Number of Staff: 21

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 90

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 at Christmas

Fees Guide: £45.50 per full day

Vacancies

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Reviews

7.9 Explorers Day Nursery has a Review Score of 7.9 (7.889)

The Review Score of 7.9 (maximum of 10) for Explorers Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 15 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Explorers Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.1 out of 5 from 1 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 4.833 for Explorers Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (152 Excellents x 5) + (26 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 180 Ratings = 4.833

  • 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 3.056 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Explorers Day Nursery is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 18 positive Reviews (90 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 18 Target = 0.056

  • 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
    13
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Explorers Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    14
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Explorers Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    13
  • Father of Child
    2

My children do/did enjoy going to Explorers Nursery. The staff are friendly and helpful. I do sometimes feel that due to the numbers of children at the nursery, the children don't focus as perhaps they should. Sometimes drop off's can be hectic and on occasion, there hasn't been enough staff to cover this. The food is excellent and I thank the chefs for encouraging my daughter to try different foods. The garden equipment/space is excellent.

How likely would you be to recommend Explorers Day Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

After almost a year of being on the waiting list, we were not disappointed! My son joined the baby room at 1 year 3 months and knowing he was well cared for, stimulated and socialising with other babies, helped me fell less anxious about returning to work. All of the staff are friendly, working in the best interests of the children and are able to build special relationships with the children. My son has progressed to toddlers and is provided with engaging activities to keep busy and learning. Explorers offer an excellent settling-in programme and their food is delicious - all home cooked. My son usually eats everything - a testament to the tasty, well-balanced meals and snacks. The manager has been particularly supportive during some difficult persona; times. I would not hesitate recommending Explorers - my son loves it!

How likely would you be to recommend Explorers Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Clive Tongue, Director at Explorers Day Nursery responded to this review on 30 Dec 2016:

Many thanks for your review, we all really appreciate the feedback. It's great to hear you've been well supported and that your son is having a great experience!

Explorers has spacious, bright and airy rooms with a wide variety of things to do. My son particularly likes the role play areas and the enormous garden.
My son has formed close attachments to the staff and some other children at the nursery and is always keen to show the staff new things that he's learnt.
There is regular feedback through the Tapestry app and at handover times. There are some great activities for the children to learn from, particularly the science experiments and sensory areas.
Overall, me and my son love this nursery and would be happy to recommend it to friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Explorers Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Kim Pearson, manager at Explorers Day Nursery responded to this review on 12 Dec 2016:

Thank you for the lovely review we are so pleased that you are happy with us.

I can't recommend Explorers more! The actual nursery is clean and modern. The staff are all very friendly and care a lot for all the children. The food smells amazing and all dietary requirements are well catered for. The staff are very good with all the children and show a real interest in helping them grow and develop. They are extremely supportive and my daughter absolutely loves it there.

How likely would you be to recommend Explorers Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

We are so pleased with the level of care both of our children have had at Explorers. Every child is recognised as an individual and they are made to feel so special, this even goes as far as the ladies in the kitchen. The outside environment is such a large space that enables the children to explore a wide range of toys and experiences. Our little ones love being outside and this was a big draw to the setting for us. We have been very lucky with all our children's keyworkers. They understand them and know their characteristics so well, planning to their interests.
The management team have a secure knowledge of what is happening and will always be on hand if you have a question. I really love the fact they know the children's' names, likes and qualities. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Explorers Day Nursery? 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

When my daughter first arrived she was painfully shy and reserved. With the support and encouragement of all the staff, she has transformed into an outgoing, chatty and playful little girl. Her self-confidence has grown immensely. She has learnt so much, including how to interact with others, manners and sharing. Thank you to all the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Explorers Day Nursery? 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

Friendly staff, I know my child is in great care, lots of activities for the children. Fresh food cooked daily so I know my son is getting nutritious food. Very caring and comforting to the children. The manager is very personal, ready to greet every day. Definitely, miss her when she is on holiday - just odds/a great welcome. All staff have been welcoming and kind. I couldn't find a better nursery/facility for my son.

How likely would you be to recommend Explorers Day Nursery? 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

Kim Pearson, Manager at Explorers Day Nursery responded to this review on 07 Dec 2016:

Thank you so much for the lovely comments.

Our daughter has been going to Explorers Day Nursery for 11 months now and really enjoys it! The staff always have smiles on their faces, even after a long noisy day. They are also very happy to help advise and give tips on any issues that might be happening at home i.e not sleeping through the night. The food smells tasty every morning when I drop our daughter off and makes me disappointed with my sandwich! Every day she seems to have learnt something new and has started singing songs in the car on the way home that I do not know... I definitely think that her development would not be as advanced if she didn't go to nursery and feel that this nursery, in particular, have helped her to be like this. The key worker works on specific areas with her and I am regularly asked if there is anything I would like to add to her development. I would definitely recommend Explorers Day Nursery and I regularly do! Thank you all for doing such a wonderful job with our daughter.

How likely would you be to recommend Explorers Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

The nursery is very friendly and kind. Couldn't fault them at all. My daughter loves all the staff and children. They are made to feel very welcome.

How likely would you be to recommend Explorers Day Nursery? 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

Kim Pearson, Nursery Manager at Explorers Day Nursery responded to this review on 07 Dec 2016:

Thank you for your lovely comments.

Amazing nursery. They care so much for each individual child. The chefs are great and greet every child in the morning. Management are wonderful and treat every child with the same love and care.

How likely would you be to recommend Explorers Day Nursery? 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 daughter's nursery is lovely. She only goes on a Friday but we are welcomed every week. I feel happy leaving her.

How likely would you be to recommend Explorers Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

kim Pearson, Nursery Manager at Explorers Day Nursery responded to this review on 05 Dec 2016:

Thank you so much for the lovely review Regards Kim

My daughter has attended Explorers since she was 10 months old. Her development has come on in leaps and bounds, partly due to the help and encouragement from the nursery. The atmosphere is friendly and family like, I particularly like the fact my child knows all the staff in every room, who are so friendly, doing everything possible to make my daughter happy. She does have mornings when all she wants is me leaving me in tears but I always leave confident she is getting the best care and love she would at home,often with a hug from the ladies in the office!

My daughter suffers from bad eczema; the care given to alleviate this is second to none. An egg allergy makes it worse and the kitchen team have been fantastic in providing an egg free diet. The support during this period for me was excellent;everybody genuinely cares.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this nursery as from every aspect it is great; the garden, activities and so much more!

A huge thank you to everyone at Explorers!

How likely would you be to recommend Explorers Day Nursery? 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

Clive Tongue, Director at Explorers Day Nursery responded to this review on 02 Dec 2016:

Thank you so much for your review, the staff will be so pleased hear your kind words and praise. We all really appreciate your time and effort in reviewing us.

There is a lovely, warm, friendly and calm atmosphere when dropping off my daughters at the nursery. This is great to see. The baby room practitioners have made my younger daughters transition into nursery very smooth and she appears happy and content. The toddler room always has a "buzz" and our elder daughter likes it so much that her favourite game at home is to "play nursery". The food is fresh, nutritious and smells fab in the mornings.

How likely would you be to recommend Explorers Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Kim Pearson, Manager at Explorers Day Nursery responded to this review on 29 Nov 2016:

Thank you for the lovely review, Kim Pearson

There is always a smile and warm welcome in the morning and a great handover by the excellent staff in the evening. All aspects of the nursery are excellent, including the vast garden space, activities, learning and planning, room space and catering. Staff are always friendly, caring and very professional. I am happy leaving both of my children here knowing they will be very well cared for and looked after. I would definitely recommend Explorers Day Nursery due to my children's growth and our fantastic experience here. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Explorers Day Nursery? 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

Kim Pearson, Manager at Explorers Day Nursery responded to this review on 29 Nov 2016:

Thank you for the lovely Review, Kim Pearson

I couldn't rate my experience of Explorers highly enough! Throughout the 13 months that my child has attended Explorers, she has blossomed and this is in part thanks to the support, guidance and care provided by the staff. I knew Explorers was the right nursery for my child after a brief visit where I was shown the baby & toddler rooms and introduced to the staff. The nursery itself is well planned out; it's clean, spacious and all on one level (very child-friendly/safe compared to others I had visited which were on 2 floors and depended on stair gates etc. to keep children safe). Teething problems experienced with getting my child to settle, especially when dropping off, were quickly identified. We were invited to meet with staff who helped us come up with ways to make the drop off less stressful for my child and these were very effective, very quickly. 13 months later my child loves her time at nursery and enjoys telling me about the activities she does, many of which we never do at home!

How likely would you be to recommend Explorers Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Kim Pearson, Manager at Explorers Day Nursery responded to this review on 29 Nov 2016:

Thank You for the lovely review, Kim Pearson.

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Awards / Recognitions

April 2011

Ofsted 'Outstanding'

Recipient: Explorers Day Nursery

Date: Wednesday 06 Apr 2011

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Staff Profiles

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Kim Pearson

Job Title: Manager

Joined: 2015

Description:

I have worked in Early years settings since 1988, I am an enthusiastic manager who shares a passion of working with the children with my staff team. I hold a Level 3 Early Years education and Level 4 in management.

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lisa Slement

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2007

Description:

I have worked with children for ten years. I hold NNEB Level 3 Diploma. I have been with the company for nine years and have worked my way up from Nursery Nurse to Deputy.