Baby Area

At Little Learners nursery our babies are in a separate area in a large room that is a stimulating and safe environment. This room is shared with the toddler children but the babies are in a segregated area that is separated by a small fence until they are ready to progress to the toddler area. This allow the babies to become familiar with the older children and helps them with their transition to a different area.
Our babies are well cared for by a fully trained practitioner (level 3) who has attended a relevant Early Years baby practitioner course. Each baby has their own take home diary which the practitioner writes in daily to inform the parent/carer about what their child has been doing through-out the day. They also have a Learning Journey file which contains information about where the child’s age and stage of development is and how their learning is progressing. This learning journey then follows them through each area of the nursery and is available at all times for the parent/carer to view.

St Albans Little Learners Baby Area

Toddler Area

Our toddler room is a warm and inviting area and enables the children to prepare for their transition to the pre-school room. We have a small home corner where the children enjoy pretending to make their own meals to develop their personal, social and emotional skills, this area is often turned in to a themed area such as a café or a hairdressers depending on what the children would like it to be. The staff offer support and act as role models to allow the children to explore and show their own interests in discovering new things.
We have lots of fun, structured activities through- out the day which the children enjoy accessing and taking part in.  The toddlers have easy access to these activities and often help the staff to get the activity ready as this allows the children free choice to develop their creative skills.
There is a quiet area provided where the children can sit and enjoy listening to stories or sing songs and nursery rhymes or to look at books. This is a perfect area for the staff to extend the children’s communication and language skills through stories and songs.
The children in our toddler area are learning to develop all of their skills to help them to build positive relationships, self- confidence and self- awareness and a healthy well being.

St Albans Little Learners Outside Play Area

Pre School

Our pre-school room offers a variety of activities, learning and development and independent skills as well as a warm and welcoming environment. The children’s learning starts on their arrival as the staff sit with the children and engage with the letter sounds and phonics to develop communication and language skills. A wide range of challenging activities are provided, these ensure that each child seeks a challenge and show a ‘can do’ attitude. All children are encouraged to be independent. They children are supported to wash/dry their hands through staff role modelling at low level sinks and as also low level toilets. Children are encouraged to self- serve their own lunches and take their plates and cutlery back to the lunch trolley. During the mornings we have a one to one literacy and maths sessions with a member of staff. This is to get the children to be a part of our school readiness process that is encouraged by Early Years and our local schools.

St Albans Little Learners

Outdoor Play Area


St Albans Little Learners Outside Play Area

Garden Area


St Albans Little Learners