0 – 24 Months

Little Discoverers

Our Little Discoverers room is specially designed to cater for the needs of children aged from 0 to 24 months.

Here at Burnley’s Le Monde Petit Nursery we have a baby room which provides a warm and friendly home from home environment.  Non-mobile babies are supported by our caring and experienced nursery practitioners, and there is a large space for older babies who are becoming more mobile and need an area to learn to walk and develop their inquisitiveness and independence.  Activities in this room are floor based and practitioners spend their time at ground level with babies assisting them and encouraging them to explore the stimulating and interesting environment they have created for them – an environment that is forever evolving.

Nursery practitioners work closely with you as parents and carers at initial settling in sessions to get to know babies’ daily routines at home to ensure continuity of care when they start at nursery. The childcare team will continue to uphold detailed exchanges of conversation with parents on a daily basis to find out how they are progressing at home and to let you know how your child has spent their day at nursery, the activities they have enjoyed and the achievements they have made at Le Monde Petit Nursery.

The babies have the opportunity for lots of outdoor experiences – they spend time daily in our nursery gardens, and childcare practitioners regularly take them for walks to Burnley’s Thompson Park to see the ducks and the local wildlife.

Daily diaries are completed to be taken home, so even if you can’t collect your child yourself and therefore don’t get the opportunity to speak with your child’s keyperson at the end of your baby’s day at nursery, you will still be informed of meals provided, nappy changes and sleep times and a detailed account of your child’s day at nursery.  We also keep a Learning Journey file on e-tablets for each baby to record through photographs and videos the progress, development and achievements your baby makes at nursery.

Meet the Team

Gemma Vickers

Nursery Manager & Room Leader in Little Discoverers

I have over 14 years of experience working in childcare and I am happy to say that 13 of these have been at Le Monde Petit Nursery.  I came here shortly after qualifying with a Level 3 in Childcare. I have worked my way up to Nursery Manager. I am also Room Leader in the Little Discoverers room caring for babies. I am currently studying for my Level 5 in Children, Young People & Their Workforce which I am hoping to complete shortly.

Diane Whitaker

Nursery Practitioner in Little Discoverers

I spent more than 7 years at another nursery in Burnley before coming to Le Monde Petit to care for the babies in Little Discoverers. Looking after children is a very rewarding job; being able to watch the babies grow into little children with characters all of their own is very satisfying. I have 3 children of my own who I love spending time with.

Kiera Hargreaves

Nursery Practitioner in Little Discoverers

I work with children because I feel I have the ability to encourage them to achieve their full potential by stimulating their enthusiasm for learning and also their determination to succeed.  During my studies in childcare and my experience working in nurseries, I have learned that every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support to enable them to fulfill their potential. I really enjoy caring for the babies in the Little Discoverers room here at Le Monde Petit.