Welcome to Stepping Stones!

There is colour in every child – step in and join our rainbow

At Stepping Stones we aim to provide a warm, friendly and caring environment, in which your child can socialise and learn through free-play, child-initiated activities and various adult extended activities.

Our curriculum is rich, varied and based around stimulating themes initiated by the children and staff using our ‘Big Book Planning’. We offer holistic experiences encompassing the EYFS framework (Early Years Foundation Stage).

We use various observations and assessments of each individual child to plan the next steps to their learning using our interactive on-line journal, which is shared with parents/carers regularly via the Tapestry service. This is also shared with other settings and outside agencies if appropriate.

If you have chosen Staplegrove School as your preferred primary school (www.staplegroveprimary.co.uk) we have established good links with the foundation class and regularly share events, training and visits to help ensure a smooth transition to ‘big school’.  However, we also aim to achieve a smooth transition to any chosen primary school, sharing information and arranging visits where necessary. 

Please note all school places are processed by the Admissions Department at County Hall and therefore attendance at Stepping Stones does not guarantee a place at Staplegrove School or any other school

At Stepping Stones we care for children between 2 years and school age. We run a full day playgroup which means your child can come mornings, afternoons or all day, depending on your personal needs and requirements.