Little Explorers will provide a stimulating and safe environment for children ages three months to five years.


Child-centered care in a warm and welcoming environment.


Early Years Teacher Led with a highly qualified and experienced staff team.


Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, specifically developed for children from birth to 5 years.

We are a private day nursery open Monday to Friday 8.00am until 4pm – term time only, available for children aged 3 months to 5 years. Our main core day operates 8.30am until 4pm with the opportunity to attend breakfast club. We have two main playrooms – Explorers and Adventurers. Outside we provide a large open area for children to enjoy, socialise and discover their inner little explorer.

Passionate About Outdoor Learning


in the

heart of

Goose Green

We are fortunate enough to be in a fantastic location where near-by we have beautiful walks, parks, farms and shops. Children are always the centre of any planning and following their interests is so important to us ; whilst following the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum set by the government. We have a system in nursery using electronic tablets and this is where we do numerous weekly observations and capture any magic moments – the system we use is ‘EYLOG’ and through this; parents/carers/grandparents can download an app and receive updates and pictures of your child/children within minutes straight to your phone. It is also two way so you can interact with your child’s keyperson via messages and even upload pictures from any exciting weekend adventures!

Breakfast Club

Choose the days to suit you

Funded places available for 2,3,4,5 year olds

Meet Our Team

These are the people who make every day an adventure for your child.

Heather Lomas

Managing Director

Hi, I’m Heather, and I hold a level 6 Early Years Teacher status qualification. I have come to early years later in my career, previously working in logistics and marketing alongside raising my own family.

I have a passion for Early Years education. I believe that high quality education and care can really give our children the building blocks they need for life. I am undertaking my Forest School practitioner qualification and love sharing my passion for the outdoors with our children.

Rachel McHugh

Area Manager

Hi, my name’s Rachel and I am very proud to be the manager of Little Explorers, I have been working here for almost 5 years, and I have loved every minute.

My pedagogical (teaching style) approach is centred around child led learning, I believe children learn best when they are together, developing skills from their observations and surroundings. With children having a role model, they can learn individually and open themselves to wider educational opportunities.

Emily Glynn


Hi I’m Emily!

I am very proud to be the manager of Little Explorers Goose Green! I am level 3 qualified and have over 7 years childcare experience. I previously worked in Little Explorers Rainford and love the ethos of the nursery, It’s like home from home!

I believe children flourish when exploring and learning in the outdoors. Recently I trained with the Nomad Rangers and accomplished their ‘Outdoor learning and forest school principles’ course. This taught me lots of exciting new things such as den building, outdoor cooking, tool safety and much more!

I am a proud mum to two boys, who keep me busy! In my spare time I enjoy baking, reading and enjoying family days out with my children, my husband and our dog!

I am super excited to be a part of this new adventure and can’t wait to see what the future holds for Little Explorers Goose Green!

What our parents say

Me and my little girl love this nursery, she attended here from 9 months old and enjoyed it every day and the girls helped her develop very single day and supported her were she needed it.

Amazing nursery. The staff are lovely, my daughter loves being here

Our little girls LOVE attending this nursery. They are always smiling from ear to ear when we collect them and always give big smiles and waves to the staff! The girls language and sharing skills have come on a treat since starting there at 12m old.

The staff are incredibly friendly and keep you up to date throughout the day with lovely pictures and comments on the app! The nursery are very flexible with dates and always go the extra mile!! We are really pleased that we have this little gem of a nursery 5 mins from our home!

Fees and Funding

Little Explorers Goose Green accepts 2/3/4 year old government funding

Core Day

8.30am – 4.00pm

Days to suit you
Extra sessions possible
No signup fee

Morning Session

8.30am – 12.30pm

Days to suit you
Extra sessions possible
No signup fee

Afternoon Session

12.30am – 4.00pm

Days to suit you
Extra sessions possible
No signup fee

Breakfast Club

8.00am – 8.30am

Days to suit you
Extra sessions possible
No signup fee

Little Explorers Goose Green accepts 2/3/4 year old government funding

Free* 15/30 hours spaces available

*Subject to additional service charge

Contact Us

Drop us a line with any questions or to arrange a visit