Jane's Lane, Burgess Hill: 01444 241909
Worth Road, Crawley: 01293 384144
Royal George Road, Burgess Hill: 01444 675254
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Flexible Care

We are one of the most adaptable nurseries in Sussex – combine our four standard time slots with any additional ad-hoc hours you need, to get childcare perfectly tailored to your weekly routine. Our convenient location in Burgess Hill makes drop-off and pick-up a breeze.

We're a full time nursery: open five days a week, for fifty-one weeks of the year! Every day here is different, and action packed. The main room here is an exciting wash of colour and activity, and we have a secure garden filled with even more toys, to be enjoyed during the summer months. We also maintain a very clean facility - we're all trained in food hygiene, and we keep toys, hands and eating areas constantly immaculate.

Stimulate the mind...

At Little Explorers Nursery and Preschool the children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. The children are constantly encountering new experiences and seeking to understand them in order to extend their skills, develop their confidence and build on what they already know. The foundation stage is continued in reception classes in primary school. The foundation stage is based on seven areas of learning.

Three Primary Developmental Areas
Personal, Social and Emotional Development

This area of learning is about emotional well-being, knowing who you are and where you fit in and how to feel good about yourself. It is also about developing respect for others, social competence and a positive attitude to learn.

Communication and Language

The ability to communicate gives children the capacity to participate more fully in society. We will help your child to learn to talk confidently and clearly, enjoying stories, songs and rhymes. They will learn to link sounds with letters, develop writing skills, and become familiar with books.

Physical Development

The children will learn to improve skills in co-ordination, manipulation and movement, develop a positive sense of well- being and begin to recognise the importance of keeping healthy. They will have access to enjoy opportunities outdoor play in our fantastic garden area and we will also have frequent access to equipment to enhance their gross motor skills indoors.

Fun, Fun, Fun...

Children who attend get the chance to play and learn alongside other children and acquire skills, which will give them a head start at school. Our nursery is filled wall to wall with toys, art equipment, stimulating posters and signs, and we even have a a little fun with ICT on the nursery iPad.

As they acquire skills they are taking part in fun, challenging activities – keeping them stimulated with a desire to learn. We like to plan and take the children on an adventure every day, whatever the child's abilities or skills. With our wealth of resources and fantastic practitioners your child will be guaranteed a fun packed day!

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Typical Routine

07:30 Early arrivals, breakfast and free play
09:00 AM arrivals, free flow – choice of activities
09:30 Art area and garden opens!
10:00 Morning snack bar opens
11:30 Circle time in key groups
12:00 Lunch time!
12:45 Sleep/rest time
13:15 Activities resume
14:00 Afternoon snack bar opens
15:00 School day ends, activity change
16:00 Afternoon tea
16:45 Story time, quiet activities
17:00 Free play
17:30 Nursery closes (Burgess Hill)
17:30 – 18:00 Optional Late Session (Crawley)

Children are encouraged to visit the toilet according to their individual needs. Nappies are checked and changed at regular intervals.

Babies under the age of two will follow their own routine, which carers will be made aware of.

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Four Specific Areas

The children will learn to link sounds with letters, develop writing skills, and become familiar with books and text.


Your child will develop an understanding of mathematics through counting, sorting, matching, seeking patterns and making connections. We will encourage learning about numbers, shapes, space, and measures through games and activities.

Understanding the World

Children in this area of learning are developing skills and understanding that help them to make sense of the world around them. This forms the foundation for later work in science, history and geography. They will find out about past events in their own lives and those of their family. They will also find out about different cultures and beliefs.

Expressive Arts and Design

Children will be encouraged to express their thoughts, ideas and feelings, imaginatively using a wide variety of different materials and equipment including sand, water, paint and music.

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Little Explorers Nursery and Preschool

MKM Childcare Limited, Trading as Little Explorers Nursery and Preschool

Registered Company Number: 9857721

Little Explorers, Jane's Lane, Burgess Hill:

Worlds End Pavilion, Jane's Lane, Burgess Hill, RH15 0QJ
01444 241909

Little Explorers, Crawley:

102 Worth Rd, Crawley, RH10 7DU
01293 384144

Little Explorers, Royal George Road, Burgess Hill:

Royal George Road, Burgess Hill, RH15 9SL
01444 675254

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