Discover 'Little Explorers'

Shalfleet Little Explorers is set in the rural location of Shalfleet Church of England school; and offers a full range of childcare services. Our dedicated team of staff work continually to maintain the excellent level of care for your children and this is confirmed by our Ofsted report which received OUTSTANDING in all areas. This team is supported by a voluntary management committee who help support the financial sustainability of Little Explorers.

Some parent testimonials: When asked - Do you feel welcomed and valued?

The staff are always very friendly

The smiles on everyone’s face make Little Explorers the most welcome place to be

Everybody always happy and always greeted warmly by all

You make every child feel special

Yes, always a warm welcome

On a daily basis- we always feel extremely welcome and valued by every staff member

Most definitely, always very friendly and welcoming


As we are set in the school grounds it ensures a happy and seamless transition from the Pre-school into the Reception year ensuring that each individuals child’s needs are met as quoted in the school’s recent Ofsted report Nov 2014 “The Early Years Foundation Stage is supplemented by the excellent liaison with the pre-school and the sharing of the outside space and resources. This partnership is mutually beneficial, enabling a sharing of expertise and a seamless transfer when the children are ready to start school”

Some parent testimonials: When asked - Do you feel the team is approachable?

We have frequent reviews, daily chats, the team are hugely supportive in entire range of our children’s requirements

The team is exceptional and as a family we hold them in the highest regard

Very approachable, very caring and loving

Your team always give time to discuss anything

very easy to talk to and easy to make an appointment to see members regarding concerns, achievements, always rewarded

Children at play

Little Explorer’s Ofsted October 2015 quotes

Behaviour of the children is excellent. They take turns,share resources willingly and resolve conflicts quickly

All children receive extraordinarily skilled support. The highly motivated staff know the children extremely well

Staff support children to make the best possible progress. They monitor their progress closely and are quick to recognise when to target teaching for individual children

There are strong partnerships with parents, who are involved in their children's learning

Children are well- behaved and they are kind and considerate to others

Staff are excellent role models with high expectations. Children have excellent relationships with one another and show respect for others

Parents and the community are very supportive of their fundraising activities…

Children are well prepared for life outside the school day and future learning experiences at the host school

…there is excellent enjoyment and a strong sense of achievement in this well organised, stimulating setting

    • Opening Hours - Monday through Friday
    • Breakfast Club 3-11yrs Open 8am -8.45am
    • Pre –School 3 to 5 years Open 8.45am-3pm
    • Full Day Care 3mths-3yrs Open 8am-5pm
    • After School Club 3-11yrs Open 3pm-5pm
      (50weeks a year )
    • Holiday Club 3—11yrs Open 8am—5pm
      (Non term time)

    • Address

      Shalfleet Little Explorers, Station Road, Ningwood, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 4NN
    • Phone
      01983 760269
    • Email
      littleexplorers0@aol.com
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