Stepping Stones at Mirfield in West Yorkshire opened in 2007, and is situated within a residential area close to local schools. The nursery is perfectly located for local residents, parents and carers, and was awarded Good by Ofsted in 2018.
We cater for children from six weeks to five years in a warm, homely environment where our close and dedicated team can help your child progress and develop. Our large outdoor space is especially popular, with a rubber surface perfect for year-round use so the children can get as much fresh air as possible, with waterproof clothing also available for inclement weather.
We always have a good mix of ages and divide our spaces into separate age groups. Our experienced team fully understands every parent’s anxieties, and builds close relationships so every child and their family feels secure and settled.
To get you and your child’s nursery journey off to the best possible start, we follow your child’s individual routine to make the transition into nursery as easy as possible. We use daily diaries to communicate between home and nursery, and keep you fully informed about your child’s day. We take great pride in guiding you through your child’s progression from day one and throughout their very first life experiences.
To develop your child’s independence, we support the transition from babbling to early language, helping them build relationships and become a unique individual. Our toddler room is a bright, stimulating environment that encourages children to explore and develop through new, challenging experiences based on their own interests.
This is where we prepare your child for the transition into school, which we aim to make as smooth as possible through the excellent school links we have established in the area. Here we provide extensive learning opportunities tailored to your child’s stage of development to encourage further independence and support their decision-making skills. A key focus in Preschool is developing your child’s social and emotional skills enabling them to flourish as they take their next step into school.
Stepping Stones Mirfield has a vast area for outdoor play which is designed to support all age ranges. All areas support the children’s learning and development, using specific resources in line with the guidance from the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). With the use of a rubber crumb surface, our outdoor facilities are available for all times of the year, enabling plenty of opportunity for all children to benefit from the wonder of outdoor play and get some fresh air. Waterproof clothing is also available for the times when the weather isn’t too friendly.
Meal times are a significant part of your child’s day at nursery and we use them to teach the importance of food and where it comes from, highlighting the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Toddlers and pre-school children self-serve with help from the team. Menus are carefully balanced, and we’re proud to have gained a Gold award from the Kirklees Council for healthy choices and is rated the top rating for hygiene by Environmental Health.
As with all Stepping Stones nurseries, safety is the utmost priority at Stepping Stones Mirfield. All parents, children & visitors access the building via one main door which is operated by the nursery manager. Only authorised persons can collect children and any changes to the usual procedure must be communicated to staff. In addition to the supervision of our highly-skilled team, we have CCTV in each of the indoor base rooms and outdoors helping to ensure that your child is kept safe at all times.
What parents say
We can’t thank the staff enough for the support we have received from them.
What parents say
He loves going and it was the best choice nursery for us we could have made.