Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Meet the Nursery team

Mrs Tipper

Hi everyone, my name is Mrs Tipper! I am the Academy’s SENDCo, a Phase Leader and one of the Nursery Teachers. It is my job to make sure that everyone who is part of our Nursery family is well looked after (that includes you too parents!).

I have taught in all Year groups within a Primary School and have had the privilege of teaching and Leading Nursery for over 4 years. Over these years, our Nursery Team have worked exceptionally hard to help create a Nursery setting that we would want to send our children to: safe, stimulating, and enriching, so children thrive emotionally, socially, and educationally.

As part of my role, I ensure all children are included and have their personalised objectives delivered in a fun and meaningful way. It is always a pleasure for me to be able to use my skills, knowledge, and vast experience to help all our children participate in activities which are specifically tailored to meet their needs and next steps in learning. Together we build on what the children already know and can do, no matter where they are currently in their development.

I cherish every moment of leading our fabulous Nursery team where every day is different and every day, we get the honour of experiencing priceless learning moments in our children’s lives. 

Seeing the progress our youngest children make from when they first start with us as 3-year-olds, and then move into primary education is so rewarding. It is a real pleasure for me to be able to play a key part in your child’s foundational learning years, through rain or shine. 

I am your go-to person if you have any concerns about your child's development or what they get up to at Nursery. 

You can find me at the academy every day, so if you have any questions or concerns, please do come and speak to me.

Miss Wanty

Hello! My name is Miss Wanty and I am the lead Teaching Assistant, Fire Marshal and First Aider at work.

I have worked at the Nursery for over 6 years, and I absolutely love it!

It's my job to work closely with the class teachers and Nursery team to make sure that all of the children under our care are reaching their milestones, and parents are happy with the developments being made.

As part of my role, I help to ensure that all our children enjoy coming to school. I play a large role in enabling our environment, so our children have plenty of opportunities to be curious, play, problem solve and learn while having fun. I help to ensure that our children actively contribute towards making the setting buzz by supporting, showcasing, and praising their purposeful learning outcomes.

You can find me at Little Explorers every day, ready to welcome your child by name, with a warm smile, letting them know we are so pleased to see them.

Miss Taylor

Hi there, my name is Miss Taylor and I am one of the highly skilled support workers here at Little Explorers.

I have worked within EYFS for over 9 years now, and I would not want to work anywhere else.

It is my role to support the children in all ways possible and I embrace this! Nothing quite compares to the challenges you have in teaching Nursery children where you must adopt several different roles, from friend, to teacher to caregiver.  The children make every day special and being in a position to help the children or their parents or carers out gives me a real sense of purpose. 

I excel in supporting children with their Speech and Language skills and I have the responsibility of delivering the Speech and Language targets for our children as set by our school Speech and Language therapist or SENDCo Team.

You can find me at the academy every day, so if you have any questions, please just ask! 

Miss Sanders

Hi everyone, my name is Miss Sanders and I am one of the highly skilled Support Staff. I work alongside the Nursery Team and focus on supporting the 30 hour funded provision children during their carpet sessions.

I love working in Nursery where you can embrace your inner child and support the children across all areas of learning, from self-care to writing their name or answering number problems.

Day-to-day I work to support the children with their learning and development to help ensure that they are where they should be physically, socially, and emotionally. 

I only started at the Nursery this year, but I already feel so settled in as part of the family - and I can certainly see why the other members of my team have stayed so long! I love helping to set up new experiences for our children and working hard to re-develop play areas to push boundaries and challenge our kids to learn new things.  

You can find me at the academy every day, so please return my warm smile if you see me!

Mrs Taylor

Hi everyone, my name is Mrs Taylor, and I am the Early Years Cover Teacher for Nursery and Reception. It is my role to ensure that there is always a fully qualified and experienced member of staff working with our children in the Early Years.

I have worked in all Year groups within a Primary School and adore working with our youngest children, helping to lay firm foundations so they can excel in all areas of life as they grow up.

When I cover, I relish the challenges of shaping our children’s lives by teaching them the correct lessons and basic skills in life. 

You can find me at the academy for two days a week, so if you have any questions, do come and say hello!