Learning through Play

Through the medium of play, we aim to provide a curriculum which will develop language, develop conceptual skills, aid physical development, help children learn about life and feelings and encourage mathematical, scientific and artistic understanding.

Early experiences are a preparation for life. We provide encouragement, praise, love, and cuddles to help in this transition period and throughout your child’s time with us.

Footsteps is fully Ofsted registered and inspected. The report from our very successful inspection can be viewed on the Ofsted website.

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework

Footsteps follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework as set out by the government. This is a single coherent development and learning framework for all young children from 0 to five years. Our staff regularly attend training courses and keep up to date with curriculum development and recommended best practice.

This gives structure, guidance and goals as to the standard of care and development offered to your child.

Learning journals are regularly updated and shared with you to record your child’s experiences.

Our History

Launched in 2002 at the Scout Hut, for just three mornings a week, for 3 hours. There was no kitchen, no home corner, no garden, or fence or garden toys! With considerable efforts from staff, parents and committee we have successfully moved to be where we are today.

Footsteps often hold fundraising events such as fetes, parties, quizzes and messy play sessions. As a “non-profit making” business any fees and fundraising are put back into the pre-school.

As a registered charity, Footsteps depends on the goodwill of many people to ensure that the Pre-Nursery can continue to provide the safe and fun environment for the children in which to begin their education.

Policies and Procedures

Please click on the following links to see our policies. Note you will require Adobe PDF reader to view these documents.


We run different events throughout the year to help us maintain our Nursery by updating equipment and training our team

Our traditional events are:

April: Quiz Night

May: Rideathon

June: Summer party

October: Halloween disco

December: Christmas party

We occasionally organise extra events like Silver Smarties.

Other ways to help raise money for the Nursery:

Co-op Local Community Fund – sign up to Co-op membership here and select Footsteps as your chosen charity. Every time you shop at Co-op, 1% of what you spend on selected own-brand products and services goes to the Co-op Local Community Fund.

Amazon Smile – Every time you make an Amazon purchase using the following link, 0.5% of what you spend goes to Footsteps: Visit Amazon Smile

Stickins – name labels for clothes – Footsteps will receive commission on purchases (school code 36166). Click the button below:

Buy Stikins Name Labels

Term Dates

Autumn Term
Monday 5th September 2022 – Wednesday 21st December 2022
Autumn Half Term: Monday 24th October 2022 – Friday 28th October 2022
Monday 31st October 2022 – INSET Day

Spring Term
Thursday 5th January 2023 – Thursday 30th March 2023
Spring Half Term: Monday 13th February 2023- Friday 17th February 2023
Monday 6th February 2023 – INSET Day

Summer Term
Tuesday 18th April 2023 – Friday 21st July 2023
Summer Half Term: Monday 29th May 2023 – Friday 2nd June 2023
Bank Holiday – Monday 1st May 2023

Thursday 1st September 2022
Friday 2nd September 2022
Monday 31st October 2022
Monday 6th February 2023
Monday 17th April 2023

Occasional Day
Friday 31st March 2023