The lovely converted Victorian house of Stepping Stones Urmston opened it’s doors in 2008, and is just a 10-minute walk from the town centre. The nursery was awarded Good by Ofsted in 2018.
We cater for children from six weeks to five years in a warm, homely environment with the resources to create stimulating surroundings where our dedicated team can help your child develop. Our vast outdoor space is divided into different age ranges and easily accessed from all rooms, with under 2’s having their own decking area which encourages them to explore and have fun.
We always have a good mix of ages and divide our spaces into separate areas for the different age groups. Various sessions, ranging from physical activities to Spanish lessons are offered, giving endless opportunities for learning and development.
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 Urmston has a vast area for outdoor play which is sectioned into the appropriate 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). The outdoor facilities are easily accessible by all rooms, with the under 2’s having their own decking area which encourages the children to explore and have fun. Our outdoor area has a wide range of resources, helping to enable the 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. Menus are carefully balanced to ensure the correct quantities of all food groups are served. Parents & children’s input is encouraged to help create our menus, which are reviewed regularly.
Safety is of utmost importance at Stepping Stones. All parents, children and 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. Outdoor facilities are safe and secure with the use of locked gates and high fences.
What parents say
My daughter’s development since she started has progressed in every area especially her phonics and numbers.
What parents say
The staff are friendly and approachable.