Stepping Stones Nursery
We are a small village nursery school sited within the grounds of Wittersham Primary school.
Stepping Stones has a dedicated staff team that work together to provide each child, from 2 – 4 years of age, the support and guidance to reach their full potential.
We follow the Early Years Foundation stage goals of development (EYFS). We use an interactive secure online journal called Tapestry where we track your child’s progress, make observations and provide easy communication between parents and staff.
When starting at our nursery your child will meet their key person, they will monitor your child’s individual progress and give advice and support. They will also have contacts with outside agencies and professionals.
Our nursery is inclusive we welcome children of any culture, origin, disability, religious belief or level of learning. Every child is unique, there is not one kind of smart. Some children master language, some have beautiful imaginations and others have an incredible understanding of empathy. We will help to nurture their unique skills to help them shine, following their own interests.
We provide a safe and secure play and learning environment for all. Our number one priority is the children’s wellbeing. ‘If a child has good understanding self confidence, self esteem and they’re happy they will thrive.’
As our setting is small we use the outside areas as an extension as the inside areas. We will be outside in all types of weather’s to explore the natural world. All our children ages 2 – 4 will play and interact together, this we have seen to be very beneficial to all. The younger children will be encouraged to develop their communication, language and learn routines. The older children will be able to gain a sense of responsibility and understanding of others.
As we are on a school site we have a great transition with the local school. The children get to meet their teachers early, go for stories in the school environment and stay and play sessions. SEN children will also get to view the site and get some help required before starting school.