Stepping Stones at Stockton Heath opened in 2014, and is situated just two minutes from the village. The nursery is perfectly located for local residents, and was awarded Good by Ofsted in 2016.
We cater for children from six weeks to five years in a warm, homely environment where our dedicated team can help your child progress and develop. We have fantastic outdoor facilities, with outside decking for babies and multiple surfaces available to the children at all times of day so they can get as much fresh air as possible.
We always have a good mix of ages and divide our spaces into different age groups. Sessions on offer range from musical activities to French lessons. Your child’s learning goes on outside nursery of course, so we also offer homework bags and activities to help their development at home.
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 Stockton Heath has a vast area for outdoor play which is well resourced and sectioned into the appropriate age ranges. Outside decking for the babies helps promote both indoor and outdoor play. Both Toddlers and Pre-school children enjoy utilising the multiple surfaces outside which are available at all times of the day, enabling children to gain as much fresh air as possible.
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. Offering a wide variety and healthy menu has gained our Stepping Stones Stockton Heath nursery many prestigious awards.
Safety is of utmost importance at Stepping Stones. Access to the nursery is through a release button door in which children are unable to open. 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
I do not know what I would do without the amazing staff and facilities at stepping stones.
What parents say
My little girl loves everyone and they have been a huge part of her life since she was 9 months old.