About us

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Stepping Stones Pre-School  is a registered charity (Registered Charity number 1083646) which was registered in 1994 at the Ascension Church hall in the Oldfield Park. The aim of our pre-school is to provide a happy caring environment in which the children feel safe, happy and have fun. Through meeting our children’s individual needs we aim for them to thrive, develop at their own pace and be ready to start school.

The Pre-School is open from 9.30 am – 12.30pm on Monday – Friday during term time, with a lunch club until 2.30pm on Mondays and until 1.30pm on Thursdays. Here is our full session timetable.

The maximum number of children we can take is 24 per session, with the adult:child ratio of 1:8. We have a highly qualified and experienced staff comprising of 4 dedicated members. Staff are involved in regular training sessions to update their skills. There is always a trained first aider on site.

We will accept children at Stepping Stones from the term in which they turn 3 years old.  The Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership will fund all children from the beginning of the term after their 3rd birthday for the first 15 hours per week. Find out more about Stepping Stones Pre-School fees.

We follow the Early Year Foundation Stage and are inspected regularly by OFSTED. Here is the latest Stepping Stones Pre-School OFSTED Report.

For further information and to arrange a visit to Stepping Stones, please contact us.