Small Steps offers flexible childcare for preschool children aged 2 to 5 years during term-time. We also welcome children up to 8 years of age for occasional care, e.g. on school non-pupil days. During the summer holidays we run a Holiday Club instead of our daily sessions. Children are welcome for full days, morning or afternoon sessions, or shorter hours to suit you.
Small Steps aims to provide a nurturing, educational environment for the children in a quality small and homely setting.
We recognise that each child has unique talents, learning styles and personalities. Our highly-qualified staff are committed to working within each child's comfort zone to ensure optimal social, emotional and educational results.
Small Steps is committed to providing first class care for all children who attend. We work closely with the Local Authority and healthcare professionals to support children with Special or Additional Needs.
Small Steps offers:
- Purpose-Built Nursery in Peaceful Countryside Setting
- Enclosed Outdoor Play Area
- Pet Animals
- Private Car Park
- Wheelchair Accessible Facilities
- 2 Child-Friendly Low Toilets
- Sleeping Corner
- Book Corner and Library Scheme
- Freshly Prepared Snacks and Meals
- Wide Range of Planned Activities following the Early Years Foundation Stage, including Dressing Up, Arts & Crafts, Singing/Music Time
- Free Play Time
And Much Much More...............
Small Steps actively promotes Healthy Eating and provides set snack times at 10.30am and 2.45pm. Examples of snacks include: Fruit, Yogurts, Breadsticks, Cheese, Rice Cakes, Dried Fruit, Vegetable Sticks or Toast.
The children all sit down together for a home-cooked lunch (available for a small extra charge) from 12 to 12.30 pm.
Water is also available for the children to help themselves to throughout the day. Milk and pure fruit juices will be offered at Snack and Lunchtimes.
We believe strongly in the health and educational benefits of outdoor play for children and encourage it whenever possible - with suitable clothing of course!
Our countryside location provides many opportunities for outside activities and our children enjoy walks across the fields, nature watching and observing seasonal farm work such as harvesting. We look to incorporate outdoor activities into the day as often as we can.