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Stafford Nursery & Preschool

Offers a stimulating environment where children confidently develop, grow and learn whilst having fun with their friends

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Footsteps Stafford

Nursery & Preschool

18 Newport Road
Stafford
Staffordshire
ST16 1BA

Opening Times:

Monday – Friday: 07:30 – 18:30

Drop-Off Directions & Parking

The nursery is located on the A518 Newport Road in Stafford, providing easy access from the A34 and M6, and is a short distance from Stafford Train Station.

We have on-site parking for easy drop off/pick up.

Call Us

Call Us 0330 333 1080

Nursery Facilities

Nursery Nappies & Wipes

NAPPY WIPES & CREAM

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

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

Preschool

  • 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

Cath McElroy

Joined: 2019

Hello, my name is Cath, I completed my level 3 qualification in 1999 and then went on to complete my Foundation Degree in Early Years in 2013. I have been a Nursery Manager since 2013 and I joined Footsteps in March 2019.

Here at Stafford, we are proud of our partnerships with parents, and the team work closely with our families to ensure the nursery is a home from home environment, as well as being a learning environment that encourages the children to explore and become confident before their next adventure of school.

I am passionate about early years and while no two days are ever the same there is nothing better than seeing the children engaged in activities and having lots of fun!

Sian Louise-Smith

Joined: 2016

Hello, my name is Sian, I joined Footsteps in December 2016 after moving to Stafford and have been the Deputy Manager since 2017.

I am qualified in Childcare level 3 and also a lead forest school practitioner. I am passionate about teaching and learning and building environments for children to develop and grow in as well as teaching the children across the nursery to enjoy the great outdoors.

Our nursery builds environments of warm positive atmospheres for children to feel safe and secure in, and to make choices that feel right for them. Our fantastic team ensure that our children are given skills that will equip them throughout their nursery journey and beyond.

Kay Elson

Joined: 2017

Hello, my name is Kay, I joined Footsteps in August 2017 as the Deputy Manager.

I completed my level 3 qualification in 2011 and then completed my Foundation Degree in early years in 2017.

I am passionate about allowing children to achieve their potential through exploring and understanding their own boundaries through play.

Our nursery builds an environment of a positive and exciting atmosphere for our children so that they can explore and build on knowledge that they are developing.

Our fantastic team ensure that the children feel safe and confident to go off and explore, ready to go into the wider world.

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

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