We are so excited to open the doors to our brand new Explorers building, in a new location in the Prep School on Grove Road. We are now able to offer a range of new facilities in a purpose-built, self-contained building, with the same outstanding childcare.
Many of our busy working parents need flexible childcare, and our exceptional wraparound care service allows girls to stay happy and healthy at school from 7.30am until 6.30pm every day. We call the service Explorers, formally Tops & Tails, and it is open to all girls from Nursery to Year 6. The girls can be part of the Morning Explorers and/or the Afternoon Explorers, whatever suits your schedule.
Our aim is to provide seamless care which gives you the flexibility to drop off or collect at any time you want. If you would like everything to happen at school, it can: breakfast, club activities, ballet, music, swimming, gymnastics, homework and tea.
We have a new self-contained building for Explorers, which is located right next to the Prep School on Grove Road. The girls can enjoy indoor and outdoor play, with safety measures in place.
The service works hand-in-hand with extra-curricular activities, meaning that girls are escorted to and from their clubs by our dedicated staff at exactly the right times. Back at Explorers, there is a different adult-led activity for girls to enjoy every day, with themes including cookery, gardening, nature and arts and crafts.
Girls also have the independence to choose their own activities, and Explorers is well-equipped with everything they need, from dressing up to sand play. There are also excellent ICT resources for completing homework or playing educational online games.
Food and fun
Food is prepared by our staff in our brand new, state-of-the-art kitchen, open for use from Septemeber 2020. We offer healthy breakfast options including cereal, toast, porridge, fruit, yoghurt, juice and milk. The afternoon tea menu changes every week and includes options such as vegetable crudités, pasta with tomato sauce and cheese on toast.
Every term, parents are invited to attend afternoon teas at Explorers, which we hold during usual opening hours. We work with the girls to plan, cook and bake for these events and they love sharing the wraparound care experience with their parents.
She has so much fun that she doesn’t want to come home and complains when I come to collect her early!Nursery parent