The Little Shipmates Family consists of five day nurseries and one dedicated Pre-School in Hampshire: Starfish, Sunrise, Little Shipmates, Explorers, Daisy Chain & recently acquired Little Shipmates Pre-School on the Waterside. Each setting 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:
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. We will be offering various options to accomodate the new 30hrs free childcare offering coming in September 2017. Please call to find out more.
Please select from our nurseries below or contact us today to discuss your day care needs.
In the heart of Southampton, Sunrise Childcare 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!Read More
Explorers opened in 2010 (with a new Pre School extension 2015), 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.Read More