'Every day is open day. No appointments needed to come and view our nursery!'

Meet the Little Explorers Team

Amanda Halstead
Nursery Manager

My name is Amanda and I started as Manager at Little Explorers in January 2021. I qualified as an Early Years Practitioner, Level 3 in July 1994. Over the years I have gone on to complete an NVQ level 4, NVQ Level 5 in Early Years Management, Certificate in Professional Practice in Children’s Care, Learning & Development and the Early Years Professional Status. I have managed nurseries for over 20 years and I am committed to professional development and continually improving the quality of care and education for young children and their families.  I am passionate and enthusiastic for the Early Years and want all the children and practitioners at Little Explorers to develop to their full potential, while being happy and healthy along the way. 

Sam Johnson
Deputy Manager

Qualifications: BTec Level 3 in childcare

I started with Little Explorers in June 2021. I have over 10 years experience working in childcare and i am very passionate about child's learning and development, helping child receive the best start in their journey and support staff in their professional development. In my role as Deputy I support Amanda in the day to day running of the nursery ensuring we provide the best care for our children and families.

Andrea Campbell
Nursery Teacher

Qualifications: NNEB, BA (hons) in early years childcare, Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Education.

I have been working with children for the past 27 years. After gaining BA (hons) in Early Years Childcare, I then carried on my studies to become a Primary Teacher in 2010. I have worked in Primary Schools and Reception but my real passion is working alongside young children in Pre-School. It is always rewarding to see each child grow and develop and I feel privileged to support them on their transition to school.