2 Years

Little Explorers

Little Explorers are in 2 adjoining rooms called Finders and Seekers. They care for children aged 2 and 3 years and these rooms enable children to explore freely within the environment. They have continuous free flow access to their own outdoor space enabling them to make the choice of playing outside.

The provisions available in these rooms are set up in a way which allows children to engage in activities of their choosing whilst practitioners interact sensitively to enhance activities and engage in critical thinking. Children turning 2 years will be in Little Explorers Finders and move through to Little Explorers Seekers the following September along with their peers who will be in the same academic year as them when they start school. Children will stay in Little Explorers Seekers until the September of the academic year prior to them starting Reception class when they move through to our nursery school – Little Einsteins.

We keep a Learning Journey file on e-tablets for each child to record through photographs and videos the progress, development and achievements your child makes at nursery.

We also use children’s own interests to inform planning and to enhance areas of play appropriately.

Meet the Team

Ashleigh Heys

Room Leader in Little Explorers

I am passionate about working with children and making a positive impact on their lives. I have over 8 years experience working in nurseries and have a Foundation Degree in Children, Young People & Their Services.  I am dedicated to enabling children to thrive through their early development.  I especially love doing creative and musical activities with the 2 year olds in Little Explorers.

Xana Thompson

Nursery Practitioner in Little Explorers

I celebrated my 20 year anniversary working at Le Monde Petit last year and I am still extremely passionate about childcare. I bring a lot of fun to the Little Explorers room and have a great bond with all my key children and their families.

Tom Flynn

Nursery Practitioner in Little Explorers

I am a level 3 qualified nursery practitioner with a particular interest in supporting children with additional needs, and I have been told I have a calm reassuring manner with young children.  Being a male in a largely female-dominated career enables me to bring a different experience and caring style for the children at Le Monde Petit. It is also great for the children to have a positive male role model here at the nursery.

Ria Hargreaves

Nursery Practitioner in Little Explorers

I am actually a former Le Monde Petit graduate!  I attended this nursery when I was a little tot and now I work here having recently gained my Level 3 qualification in Childcare.  I am passionate about my career choice and love being part of this team.

Rebecca Brown

Nursery Practitioner in Little Explorers

I have a daughter of my own who comes to Le Monde Petit and I love spending time with her. I work with the 2 year olds in Little Explorers and I arrived at Le Monde Petit following over 8 years working as a room leader at another nursery. I have a foundation degree in Children, Young People & Their Services. I am very passionate about teaching children and love my job.