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Outdoor Play and Learning

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Outdoor Play
If Your Child Enjoys Adventure & Loves Getting Hands On With Wildlife and Nature, Our Outdoor Pre-School Is The Perfect Learning Environment.
Forest School - Bushcraft
Our Forest School Leaders & Bushcraft Practitioners Provide Endless Outside Learning Opportunities Through Adult & Child Led Activities Meeting The EYFS
Animal Encounters
We Have A Wide Range Of Our Own 'Creature Teachers' Providing Interactive Hands On Learning Adapted To The EYFS. Bringing The Animal Kingdom Direct To Your Child.
We have worked over many years and have gotten better and better. You should really hire us to work for you.

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We have worked over many years and have gotten better and better. You should really hire us to work for you.

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We have worked over many years and have gotten better and better. You should really hire us to work for you.

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All About Us

Mini-Explorers Outdoor Pre-School

If your young child enjoys adventure and loves getting hands on with nature and animals, our outdoor pre-school is the perfect learning environment. We are an Ofsted registered pre-school with a Forest School Ethos that follows the Early Years Foundation Stage and its outcomes. We give children the chance to explore the outdoors, learn about nature, bushcraft and a variety of animals including invertebrates, reptiles and mammals!

The Professionals

We have been running after-school and holiday clubs for over 7 years now, encouraging and engaging children to be active outdoors whilst learning about animals, wildlife and nature. Our Mini-Explorers Preschool provides parents with yet another unique offering for their younger children. We are Ofsted registered, have fully trained staff and operate in a safe and secure environment. We have full public liability, animal handling license and are backed by a team of professionals from our parent company Animal Days Out C.I.C. 

The Finer Details
Our Preschool is for children from the ages of 2 to 5 years. We are open almost all year around (51 Weeks), with morning, afternoon, short day, full day and holiday sessions, with Breakfast Club and After School Club options. We have our own animals and the support of our own Forest School Leaders and Bushcraft practitioners to ensure risks are assessed and the equipment meets safety and quality standards.

Get Directions

We are based at the Albany Park Baptist Church, Stansted Crescent, Bexley, DA5 3JB, at the Explorer's Garden to the rear of the building.

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Reviews & Feedback

A Child, More Than Anyone Else, Is a Spontaneous Observer of Nature.
Maria Montessori
I cannot recommend ADO Mini Explorers enough! My son feels so at home here, he is always so excited to be going to 'forest school' for another adventure. Exploring, sliding, swinging, camp fires. Feeding, stroking, caring for and learning about the animals. And a whole host of other adventures come rain or sunshine. The staff are wonderful and welcoming, they work so hard. Henry calls them his 'best friends'. I only wish I could be 3 again to join in with the fun! .”
Lucy Hughes
My daughter loves attending ado mini explorer's preschool. Everyday is a new adventure. From going to the woods to look for the Gruffalo to feeding Turvy the tortoise and the gorgeous guinea pigs. The staff are excellent and work hard at making the preschool a fun and exciting place to go to.
Stacey Miller
“Following our recent move to the area, our little boy had to change preschool and we were quite nervous as this was quite a different setting to his old one.
Our child has loved his time at ADO from day one.  At home he is sharing little titbits such as switch off taps, dont waste water, he's curious about the bugs at home (previously was squeamish!) and above all is playing outdoors in the fresh air.  Alice and Eloise are amazing with the children.  Wishing ADO every success and wish every child could experience this gentle, slow, natural, inspiring environment.”

“What a treat I had this morning dropping my child off for forest school. The preschool is looking so inviting with lots of lovely areas to explore, which my son proudly showed me. You have all done an amazing job realising your vision that you so well portrayed to me.

Thank you for gifting our son with a wonderful learning experience.”


Half-Term & Holiday Clubs

Have you sorted your October Half-Term activities for your children yet? From ages 2 to 5 years at The Mini-Explorers Garden, we have AM Only, PM Only or Full Day options between 9.30am and 3.30pm. Visit our main ADO website to find out more HERE>

October Half Term Holiday Club

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If you would like to find out more about our outdoor learning preschool you can give us a call at the main ADO office during normal working hours, 9am until 5.30pm - Monday to Friday.

Register Your Mini-Explorer Here

If you would like to register your child with the ADO Mini-Explorers then please click the link below. The link will redirect you to our parent website at Animal Days Out, where your information will be processed by the ADO Operations Team. When you complete the form, you will be re-directed back here to ADO Mini-Explorers.