Our Values

Our Values

Our Values

Quality Time

Quality Time

Quality Time

Group Play

Group Play

Group Play

Healthy Nutrition

Healthy Nutrition

Healthy Nutrition

Learning

Learning

Learning

Personality

Personality

Personality

Individual Care

Individual Care

Individual Care

Exploring

Exploring

Exploring

After School & Holidays

After School & Holidays

After School & Holidays

Building Futures

Building Futures

Building Futures

The Little Shipmates Family

The Little Shipmates Family consists of four nurseries: Starfish, Sunrise, Little Shipmates and Explorers. Each nursery has its own characteristics enabling it to meet the needs of the children as well as the parents. 

We provide good quality nursery education in stimulating environments that allows children to thrive and develop socially, intellectually and physically.  

We believe in taking care of all the little things, to make sure your child has an inspiring nursery to love and learn at. Our child-centered approach ensures that your child receives all the support needed to develop independence and a positive image of themselves.

Our promises are to:

  • Care for each child as an individual
  • Challenge your child on a daily basis
  • Make sure all of our staff are happy and knowledgeable
  • Invest in our nurseries so we continue to improve

We understand that leaving your child at nursery for the first time can be a difficult experience for a parent. This is why we offer ‘stay and play’ sessions, home visits and other ways to ensure the transition is a smooth, enjoyable experience for everyone.

All of our nurseries are fully registered with Ofsted, and all of our staff have security checks, recognised childcare, health and safety, First Aid and Food Hygiene qualifications.

Please select from our nurseries below or contact us today to discuss your day care needs.

Little Shipmates - Hythe

Based in Hythe, Little Shipmates Nursery has 3 rooms that cater for different age groups. With local staff, its own chef and residential location, Little Shipmates really is a home from home!

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Starfish - Fareham

Starfish in Fareham offers everything the local community could wish for. In addition to a full time nursery, it offers a unique term time only Pre School, an indoor 'Pirate' adventure Play Frame, plus breakfast, afterschool and holiday clubs for 5-11 year olds. 

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Sunrise - Southampton

In the heart of Southampton, Sunrise caters for students at Southampton City College as well as the local community. It really is the multi cultural nursery, with a diverse staff, warm and friendly atmosphere, real knowledge and understanding of everyones needs and feelings. Such a lovely place to be!

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Explorers - Southampton

Explorers opened in 2010, based in Nursling, a modern purpose built nursery with a large outdoor space for children to play in. In addition to providing nursery solutions for staff working at the Ordnance Survey, Explorers is also ideally situated off the M271 for those who work,  live and commute in and around the local area.

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