The most valuable resource we can give children is our time and attention

At Little Explorers we believe that every child is unique, and we encourage each child to find their talents through play and exploration. We offer a unique and superb outdoor learning and adventure space for children to explore and enjoy the wonders of water, sand and mud.   

We are particularly proud of our sensory area, which is used for 1:1 focused learning, and is a relaxing space for those who may need some sensory reprieve from their main room or if a child would just like some quiet time.   

We also run an after-school club for up to year 6 children (11 years).  

Our Vision  

To change Children’s Lives for the better. Little Explorers provide a stimulating environment full of awe, wonder and curiosity where children are able to learn through play.  

Our Mission  

We work together to:  

  • Support children to reach their potential 
  • Build confidence and resilience  
  • Have a lasting impact  

Our Values  

L – Learning  

I – Innovation  

N – Nurturing  

K – Kindness  

S – Striving for Success  

About Us  

Our nursery is enriched with awe, wonder and curiosity. We are a play-based setting and everything we do as Educators is through child led play. We plan in the moment based on children’s interests and as Educators provide resources to support and enhance their learning. Our aim is to provide a safe, secure and happy environment where children can grow and flourish.  

Session Hours and Rates 

  • Opening times: Monday to Friday 8.00am - 6.00pm. We are open 50 weeks of the year and close alongside the school for 2 weeks at Christmas.  
  • Funded sessions run from:  
    • 9.00am to 12.00pm, 12.00pm to 3.00pm / All-day session 9.00am to 3.00pm  
    • Age 0-2 years: £6.60 per hour  
    • Age 2-3 years: £6.49 per hour  
    • Age 3+ years: £6.38 per hour  
    • Breakfast club: 8am-9am (if outside funded hours, an hourly rate is charged between 8am-9am)
    • After school club: £10.89 per session (3.25pm to 6.00pm)  

Contact Us

If you would like to know more about what we can offer your child at our nursery please contact us.


Little Explorers,   

Green Lane, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 9PP  

Phone:  01476 575711  

Email:  [email protected]  

Our Team  

Claire  - Nursery Manager  

Danielle - Deputy Manager & Child Protection Lead  

Jodie - Early Years Educator & Special Educational Needs Coordinator   

Kim – Early Years Educator 

Kerry – Early Years Educator 

Danielle, Andrea - Fire Marshal  

Our Early Years Educators that spend most of the time with your VIP's are Andrea, Catherine, Ellie, Helen, Hope and Nicola.

In their own words

 “We have loved having our daughter at Little Explorers! The management & general staff are friendly, approachable, understanding, supportive and always listen to concerns or queries no matter how small they may be, it's never too much trouble.  

She has gained a lot in her time there so far and also been supported with personal changes outside the setting at home that could be more unsettling than it is to her without staffs understanding and patience when she’s in their care. We have seen massive leaps, especially in her confidence and social skills, she now runs in and doesn't look back!  

From what we have seen they give 110% to all the children to bring out the best in them and most importantly, they have fun!  

Never had any issues! I feel comfortable in knowing she is happy, safe and enjoying herself whilst developing skills ready for school next year without it being a strict "structure" type Pre-school.  

Thank you so much!”  

Parent - TB

“Wonderful nursery and staff have been very supportive in helping our son, not just with his day to day needs but with his speech and development as well. He wouldn’t be where he is now without all of your support. He loves coming in to hear what activities he is doing on that day and talks about them when he comes home as well. Staff are always approachable with any queries we have and have all taken the time to get to know him well and help him with his routines. Thank you to you all.”  

Parent - CR