Laura Bourne: Little Explorers

About Laura

Nurturing, child-centred setting 

Lots of features and play resources children will enjoy including a large well-equipped garden

About me

I’m a mother of two young boys. My professional experience has come from working in nurseries and the reception class in a local school. I studied early years at college and achieved Level 3 Diploma in Early Years.

I have always had a passion for working with children. I am keen to use a Montessori method to help encourage independence in children and helping them reach their development milestones, for example, allowing children to prepare and make their own food choices.

Children are more likely to learn if they are happy and feel secure. I have created my home setting to be a safe inclusive environment where children, all unique in their own way, can explore and learn with someone they can build a positive relationship with.

7.30am- 6pm
3 children to 1 adult
Joined us in 2021
Hot meals provided
From £42.50 per day


I am close to:

  • The local community library
  • 5 parks
  • Children’s centres

Kings Heath Primary is the school I pick up from


About my home setting

My home-from-home setting is a safe, calm place for children to be themselves. I have:

  • Home corner with a toy kitchen
  • Storage at a convenient height for children to help themselves to age appropriate toys
  • A reading area with a range of picture books
  • A good sized garden with a mud kitchen & a water play area  

A word from @Home Childcare

“Laura’s home setting is all about promoting children’s curiousity through fun, stimulating activities where they can develop healthy life skills and be prepared for school. Definitely worth a visit!”

Services offered

Food offer: Nutritious home-cooked meals, caters for diary & wheat allergies and vegetarians 

Available for: full or part day care, before/after school & holiday care

Examples of activities: reading, imaginary play, singing, seasonal arts & crafts

Driver: No, I prefer to walk with children 

Language spoken: English. Happy to care for children with different home languages 

School runs to/from: Kings Heath Primary

Laura's unique features

  • Passionate about child-led learning through Montessori principles
  • Believes in encouraging curiosity in children to promote learning through exploration
  • Keen to develop positive relationships with parents to
  • Bringing the outdoors indoors with seasonal nature trays
  • SEND experience (autism, celebral palsy & learning difficulties)
  • Loves creating and gardening with children 

Laura's Coronavirus Safety Precautions

I have carried out a full Covid-19 risk assessment on my setting. Regular hands-washing is part of our routine, as well as wiping down all toys/ books, surfaces etc regularly wiped down. I follow the government’s Covid-19 guidelines for my setting.

Laura's inspection reports

Caroline was registered in February 2021. Her first inspection will take place one year after her registration. 

@Home Childcare’s Quality Pledge

Our registered educators provide the very best care and education to children because they are trained to the highest standards and regularly supported to ensure quality continually improves. 

Our quality pledge is our quality guarantee to parents. You can be assured that all of our educators have the following:  

  • Ofsted approved childcare
  • DBS checked
  • References & Ofsted checked
  • Household members, if any, are fully vetted
  • Health approved by a GP
  • Fully insured
  • Paediatric First Aid certified
  • Safeguarding children certified
  • Complies with the mandatory childcare standards
  • Regular outdoor learning for children
  • Safe & clean house regularly risk assessed
  • Appropriate and safe toys/equipment
  • Sufficient space for numbers of children allowed
  • Inspected every year to check quality
  • Regular monitored and supported by specialist inspectors
  • Regularly updates specialist knowledge & skills with on-going training
  • Accepts childcare vouchers, tax-free childcare, student finance etc
  • Transparent invoicing & easy payment methods

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