2 Years

Little Explorers

Little Explorers are in two 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 nursery 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 nursery 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 primary 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 for each child to record through photographs, 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, and children in the room have continuous free-flow access to their own outdoors gardens and play area.

Meet the Team

Gemma Vickers

Nursery Manager

I have over 15 years of experience working in childcare and I am happy to say that 14 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. My team and I make Le Monde Petit Nursery a happy environment for children and their parents, and we are all passionate about providing the best possible opportunities for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers to enable them to thrive during their time at nursery.

Xana Thompson

Head Practitioner

I celebrated my 25 year anniversary working at Le Monde Petit in 2019 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.

Chloe Swift

Nursery Practitioner

I find it very rewarding working with children as I get to help them develop new skills which will help them to progress to the next level.  I love creating interesting activities to encourage children to learn though their play.

Donna Wilkinson

Nursery Practitioner

My time raising my two (now grown up) daughters has given me lots of experience and creative ideas of how best to help a child fulfill their own potential. We always have a sing and a dance during the day, and I love being outdoors with our Little Explorers spending lots of time having fun with them.