At First Steps, we aim to work in partnership with families to help each child fulfil their full potential.

We provide loving care and wide educational experiences for children from 3 months to 5 years in First Steps.

We understand that one of the most important things parents consider when choosing a nursery is the team of people that will be caring for their child. We have carefully put together our own First Step’s family, making sure we are all patient, positive, have recognised qualifications, up to date knowledge and skills. Above all we’re filled with love for children.

See here why these two parents chose First Steps to care for their children.

All our First Steps’ team members are required to hold (or be working towards) NVQ 3 qualification in Child Development as a minimum requirement. All staff hold current paediatric first aid certificates which is updated every two years. We also make sure each team member is trained in safeguarding and food handling, with each accreditation updated when needed.

The management team is led by Ian Jones, supported by Tina Woodward who is our Early Years professional, Ian and Tina are always available, together we perform a daily hands-on management style within First Steps and Steps Kids club, to ensure that our family values-led approach is consistently maintained.

Ian and Tina are always available to talk to parents new and old, so please get in touch if you would like to discuss any aspects of the care. His direct e-mail address is:

We believe our superb close-knit caring team, coupled with our on-going investment in facilities, equipment, and the latest teaching techniques make us the preferred day nursery for local families.

Thank you for looking after me.  I have had an amazing time every day.

I loved playing in the water in the Babies room, taking my first steps in the Tweenies/Toddlers and going on the ‘bear hunt’ in the big room.  I will always remember being Mary in the nativity.  Thank you from Mum and Dad too I know they are so happy you look after me so well.  I will miss you lots.  Lots of love and hugs.