Acorns Room

Acorns We call this room ‘Acorns’ because this is where the seeds are planted for our children to grow and prosper. Our Acorns room is a large, beautiful space packed with opportunities to explore and investigate the world. In here, babies from 3 months up to around 2 years old get the opportunity to engage [...]

Oaks Room

Oaks Just as the seeds are planted in our Acorns Room, in Oaks our children grow big, strong and independent. Environment is said to be the third teacher in early years development; we have embraced this thought and designed Oaks room to stimulate and challenge young minds as well as just being great fun. You [...]

Our Garden

Our Garden If you want a child’s mind to grow …. You must first plant a seed.   We have a lovely garden located at the front of the nursery which is accessible for all children. The positing of the garden allows easy free-flow opportunities for the children to play outside as they wish. The [...]

Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy Our Philosophy here at First Steps Nursery focuses on incorporating the Early Years Foundation Stage, alongside a child centred approach to learning.  We aim to create a welcoming, calm and nurturing environment in which the children have the freedom to learn, play and explore. Provide excellence in care for children age between 3 [...]

Our Staff

Our Staff Danielle Goldthorp and Sarah Mouland are the Nursery Managers and have various relevant qualifications and a vast amount of experience working with children. We believe that each staff member is a unique individual. We want to demonstrate that we value each different talent and recognise how a team of individuals can add value [...]

Session hours

Nursery Hours The nursery is open from 8am – 6pm, Monday to Friday and is open for 50 weeks of the year. The nursery is divided into two rooms: Acorn Room – 3 months to 2 years. Oak Room – 2 years to 5 years. Each room has a Room Manager who has overall responsibility [...]

Safeguarding

Safeguarding We understand that safeguarding is a very important daily aspect in the safe running of our nursery. To ensure we are completing this to a high standard, we have a safeguarding officer who is always present at the nursery. Our staff have completed relevant training which is kept up to date. Safeguarding is in [...]

Funding

Government Funding We know that covering the cost of childcare isn’t always easy, which is why the government offer 15 and 30 hours funding. Designed to give working families up to 30 hours funded childcare a week (1,140 hours per year), it could help you save on your childcare costs at First Steps. Every family’s [...]

Ofsted report

Ofsted Report Children respond happily to the caring and welcoming approach that staff provide. Staff work well with parents to understand their children's individual routines and help them settle happily and feel secure in their care. Children enjoy their play. Staff provide exciting activities to support children's interests and participation in play. Children make good [...]

Car Parking

Car Parking Parking is available in the car park to the side of the nursery. We have a parking slip that you can collect from the nursery office which will need to be displayed in your car when dropping off and picking up your child from Nursery.

Equal Opportunities and Special Needs

Equal Opportunities and Special Needs Policy We believe in a totally integrated nursery where children and adults have equal opportunities regardless of race, colour, gender or disability. We celebrate the diversity of individuals and actively encourage the children and staff to recognise and build on individuality. We look to the needs of each individual child [...]

Meals and Mealtimes

Meals and Mealtimes Mealtimes are very civilised where sensible table manners are developed. All food is home cooked on the premises. We only use quality meat and meals are balanced with lots of fresh vegetables and fruit. We have available breakfast, snacks, lunches and teas depending on the sessions your child attends nursery. For babies [...]

Linking between home and nursery

Linking between home and nursery We value parents/carers as the child’s first and important educator. It is important that we work in partnership to support the child’s development and confidence. We do our best to promote good communication to ensure we offer your child the best possible opportunities and always welcome your comments and suggestions. [...]