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Dosthill Nursery & Preschool

The first footsteps nursery, where it all began. A beautiful 'home from home' nursery offering the best quality childcare

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Ofsted Good Provider


Good Provider


Day Nurseries


Footsteps Dosthill

Nursery & Preschool

Old Hedging Lane
B77 1LD

Opening Times:

Monday – Friday: 07:30 – 18:30

Drop-Off Directions & Parking

The nursery is located on Hedging Lane in Dosthill, Tamworth.

Nearby we have Tesco Express, Dosthill Park and Dosthill Primary School.

We are in easy access of the A5, A453 and M42 motorways. The train stations are close by and a bus stop is a convenient 1 minute walk from our setting.

We also have limited on-site car parking available for convenient drop off/pickup.

Call Us

Call Us 0330 333 1080

Nursery Facilities

Nursery Nappies & Wipes


We will provide nappies, wipes and nappy cream.

Car Park

We have on-site parking available for easy access and convenience.

Buggy Store

We have a safe place for you to store your buggy at our nursery.

Nursery CCTV


We have CCTV installed within the nursery to ensure the safety and security of all our children and staff.

Meals & Snacks

We provide healthy meals and snacks as well as fresh water and milk. Our menus are seasonal and are certified by a children’s dietician ensuring the right balance of ingredients for the children. All dietary requirements are catered for by our professional chefs.

Extra Curricular Activities

We provide fun and interactive extra-curricular activities that the children will enjoy and love, this can include language classes, dance, music and movement sessions, a variety of different sports classes, science and cooking sessions, and much more!

Fees & Availability

Nursery fees are dependent on the age of your child and your specific childcare requirements. Funding options are available, including the government’s 15 and 30 hours funded childcare, and we also accept the Government Tax Free Childcare Scheme and childcare vouchers.

To request pricing and availability, please call us or complete the request a call back form below.

How we learn at Footsteps Nursery & Preschool

Babies and movers

  • Our Baby and Movers Rooms are calm, relaxing but stimulating environments for children aged 0-2 years, and are the perfect place for children to begin their nursery journey
  • We offer as many settling in sessions as you and your child need to feel safe and happy in a new environment
  • We offer a stimulating environment and a variety of resources for our babies to explore, develop, and discover through play
  • We promote sensory play from a very young age, helping children to make sense of the world by connecting what they see, hear, smell, touch and feel
  • We promote movement and balance and focus on early wellbeing awareness and physical development
  • The children have access to a library of books and stories, music, and rhymes introducing early literacy and communication skills

Toddlers and rising 3’s

  • Our Toddler Room is where children can thrive as they become more independent, curious and begin developing their confidence
  • We provide a variety of activities to develop the children’s speech and language to enhance their ability to form friendships, take turns and encourage them to become ‘Confident Communicators
  • We feel it is important to offer a range of natural resources and provide plenty of messy play opportunities to encourage learning through creative play
  • We encourage independence and free thinking by allowing the children to choose and lead activities based on their own interests.  Observed by our practitioners’ children become ‘Independent Investigators’
  • We promote physical creativity through music and movement which is key in helping to develop children’s fine motor skills


  • Our preschool environment supports ‘school readiness’ through a wide range of quality resources and equipment that promote all areas of the EYFS including maths and literacy
  • We embed maths and literacy into everyday routines providing opportunities for letter and number recognition
  • We give encouragement and praise to our children inspiring them to investigate and be curious of the world around them
  • We promote an inclusive environment where we take part in a variety of cultural and international celebrations
  • Through experiences the children learn to become more emotionally resilient and can overcome and solve problems in their play, encouraging them to become ‘Resilient Resolvers
  • We provide school readiness initiatives focusing on learning life skills to prepare children for their next step into school

Outdoor Space

  • Our children get ‘one step ahead’ and can wander, climb, splash and run in our spacious outdoor learning environments
  • Whatever we do indoors can also be taken outdoors allowing children to adapt their play to the world around them
  • Our garden is essential for healthy development and wellbeing, and our Forest School sessions promote interest in the natural world
  • Our outdoor space allows children to understand and take risks safely, and our outdoor equipment encourages physical activity and challenges
  • We offer discovery and investigative play opportunities, and our children are encouraged to try new things through activities such as role play, water play and sand play
  • We promote a ‘grow your own’ initiative for children to plant their own vegetables, herbs, and flowers

Our Team

Samantha Randall

Joined: 2002

Hello, my name is Samantha, I have been a Nursery Manager since 1998 and I joined Footsteps at the beginning in August 2002 and have been the Nursery Manager at Dosthill from when we first opened our doors to families.

I hold a level 3 diploma in childcare, and I have also completed my level 4 in management. I am passionate about childcare and have been with the nursery a long time. I have built a strong bond with my setting, my team, the local community, and the families that use our services, I take great pride in being a part of each child’s growth and development as they progress and achieve during their time with us at nursery, until eventually they graduate on to their further education at school.

Here at Dosthill we ensure every child’s individual needs are met and support their growth and development with the tools they need to succeed. Our nursery offers a comforting home from home environment, and our facilities give children unique opportunities that enhance their experiences and support their individual achievements and milestones.

Our fantastic team provide a varied range of rich and stimulating activities based on the core areas of learning and by incorporating the children’s keen interests our child-led activities naturally encourage children to be engaged every day.

Rachael Franks

Joined: 2009

Hello, my name is Rachael, I have been a Deputy Manager since 2003 and I started my journey at Footsteps at our Lichfield Road Nursery in 2009. In 2020 I joined the team here at Dosthill Nursery.

I hold a Foundation Degree and working with children has always been my passion, I have experience working with children of all age groups within Early Years and it’s an absolute pleasure, seeing them grow and develop throughout their years with us.

At Footsteps we remain one step ahead in childcare and our nursery actively promotes change and new and exciting ways to fulfil our family’s needs, exceeding their requirements.

Our fantastic team ensure that high exceptions are meet every day and that each day children spend with us is full of awe and wonder.

Our Team

We have a passionate team, who aim to create something special and different, ensuring every child’s individual needs are met. We provide children with the support needed to grow and develop and give them the confidence, independence, and resilience they need to succeed.

We have a dedicated senior team who support the nursery management in striving for delivering excellence by enriching home from home environments with an expertly trained team.

All staff complete comprehensive training, further developing their knowledge and understanding of children’s development, covering all key aspects in keeping children safe.

We can provide advice and support for all our families on a vast range of topics by pulling together our combined experience.

Food & Nutrition

Our delicious, healthy and nutritious food is prepared and cooked by our onsite chef. All dietary and religious needs are met.

Our experienced team would love to meet you and your little one, so book a visit today and we will show you everything our nursery has to offer during your own personal tour at a time to suit you.

Open Day

Join us at our next Open Day

Saturday 18th May, 9am-1pm

*Participating nurseries only

Call Back Request

If you would like us to give you a call back at a time which is more convenient for you, please fill in the form below.

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