Stepping Stones was founded in 1996 and has been under the same management
ever since. Housed in two rooms within the Church of God of Prophecy in Kitto
Road, we are able to cater for up to 29 children aged between 6 months and 5
years old. Our aims and objectives are:
To provide high quality
childcare provision for young children and their families.
To enable parents to return
to education or work, so that they improve their children’s life and get
them out of poverty and depravation.
To serve the local
community, to promote racial equality and anti-discriminatory practice and
To ensure that all children
have access to an appropriate broad curriculum, be considered as
individuals, have their needs met, be given opportunities to become
independent, and have access to all areas of the curriculum and provision
(equality of opportunity).
- To reflect to the local and wider community and make
all children and their families feel comfortable, welcome and included.
We are open from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm
Monday to Friday throughout the year except for bank holidays, one week at
Easter, two weeks in August and seven working days at Christmas. The school day
begins at 9.00 am and all children are expected to have arrived by this time.
Montessori class caters for children aged two to five, and we also have a
unit for children aged 6 months upwards. The minimum age of entry to the toddler
unit is 6 months. Children can join the main Montessori class from the age of
two years. Children may start
at any time of the year, subject to the availability of places.
To view our most recent Ofsted report click