Joining in 2014, Stepping Stones Worsley is just five minutes from Worsley village centre and was awarded Good by Ofsted in February 2019.

We cater for children from six weeks to five years in a warm, homely environment with stimulating surroundings where our dedicated team can help your child develop. Our vast area for outdoor play has activities from sand pits to mud kitchens and vegetable patches to bug gardens, giving extra opportunities for fun and learning.

We always have a good mix of ages and divide our spaces into different age groups, with various sessions during the week ranging from physical activities to phonics lessons. The children also benefit from trips into the community, such as visiting the local library and parks, and local primary schools attend regularly so Pre-school children can meet teachers and other children.

192 Leigh Road, Worsley, Manchester, M28 1LW
0161 799 4932
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Cheryl Aylott
Cheryl Aylott
Nursery Manager

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Our Facilities

Baby Room

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.


We’re particularly fortunate to have a vast area for outdoor play, sectioned into different age ranges. Each area supports learning and development based on Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) guidance. The outdoor area is easily accessible from all rooms. From sand pits, to mud kitchens, vegetable patches to bug gardens, the opportunities for fun & learning are endless at Stepping Stones Worsley.

Meal Time

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 and our well-balanced menus are checked regularly to ensure the correct quantities of all food groups are served.

Safety Features

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, in line with our policy.

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Formerly known as Little Acorns Group