About Us

First Steps Day Care is privately owned and managed by Emma Shaw & Rebecca Stephenson. Between Emma & Rebecca they have over 18 years’ experience in child care.

We offer a wide variety of sessions to suit individual needs. We understand that many parents/carers work various shifts so we pride ourselves on being flexible. Please contact us regarding your requirements and we will do our best to accommodate them.

 
 

We offer;

Full day sessions 7.30am - 6.00pm

Half day sessions 7:30am - 1.00pm/ 1.00pm - 6.00pm

Play Group sessions 9.00am-11:30am/12:30pm-3.00pm

9-3 Session 9.00am-3.00pm

Before School Session 8.00am - School

After School Session After school - 6.00pm

Pick Ups From School Nursery Mornings - 6.00pm 

You can also create your own session, please speak to a member of the team for more details.

 

We offer 10% discount for the eldest child.

After joining with us you are entitled to 3 x FREE settling in sessions. (1 hour sessions to help your child settle and get used to their surroundings.

We offer two weeks holidays at half fees in accordance to your child's sessions.

The Nursery itself is set up to put the children’s welfare first and to OFSTED’s Specification. The building is set up on two floors with 0-2 years on the ground floor and 3+ years on the top floor. The nursery operates under the guidance of the Early Years Foundation Stage and are registered and inspected by Ofsted.

We use a company called Signing Tots on a Tuesday morning, Dawn visits the nursery to sing songs and teaches the children Basic British Sign Language. We also have Lingotots visit the setting on a Wednesday morning during term time to teach our little ones french.

Meet The Team

Emma 
Owner/Manager


Hi I am Emma, I am one of the Owners and Managers and you will find me in the Office. I have my CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce and i have also completed my Level 2 in Leadership and Team Skills.

I have also completed my....
Safer Recruitment,
Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding Level 2 and Level 3,
Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Level 2 in Equality & Diversity,
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,
Fire Marshal Training
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.
General Data Protection Regulation.
Display Screen Equipment Module.

Supporting Staff Well-being in Early Years.

Rebecca
Owner/Manager


Hi I am Rebecca I am one of the Owners and Managers and you will find me in the Office. I have my Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Early Years with the triple grade distinction and i have also completed my Level 2 in Leadership and Team Skills.

I have also completed my....

Safer Recruitment,
Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding Level 2 and Level 3,
Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Level 2 in Equality & Diversity,
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,
Fire Marshal Training
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.
General Data Protection Regulation.
Display Screen Equipment Module.

Supporting Staff Well-being in Early Years.

Sign Language,
Biting in Early Years.

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Ellie 
Room Leader

Hi i am Ellie, I am currently in the Pre School Room. I look after children aged from 3-5 years+. I have my Level 3 Diploma in Children's Learning & Development.

.I have also completed my....
Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding.
Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Equality & Diversity,
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.
Understanding Babies.

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Kerry 
Deputy Manager
 
Hi i am Kerry, I am the Deputy Manager. have my Level 3 Diploma in Children's Learning and Development. 

I have also completed my....

 Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding.
Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Equality & Diversity,
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.

Understanding Babies.

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Megan
Nursery Nurse 

Hi i am Megan, I am currently a Nursery Nurse in the Roaring Lions Room. I look after children aged from 2-3 years. i have my Bachelor of Arts with Second class Honours in Early Childhood Professional Studies. I also have my foundation degree in Early Years Sector Endorsed. 

I have also completed my....

 Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding.
Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Equality & Diversity,
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.

Biting in Early Years.

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Sarah 
Room Leader

 

Hi i am Sarah, I am currently the room leader of the Tiny Tigers Room. I look after children aged from 1-2 years. I have my Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce. Early Learning and Childcare Pathway.

I have also completed my....

 Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
​Safeguarding.
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,

.I am also going to be completing my....

Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.

Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,

 Equality & Diversity,
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.

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Robyn 
Nursery Nurse

 

Hi i am Robyn, I am currently a Nursery Nurse i work in the Roaring Lions Room. I look after children aged from 2-3 years. I have my Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce.

.

I have also completed my....

 Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding.
Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Equality & Diversity,
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.

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Emma 
Room Leader

Hi i am Emma, I am currently a Nursery Nurse in the Mini Monkeys Room I look after children aged from approximately 6 months to 18 months old. i have my NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Childcare and Education.

I have also completed my....

 Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding.
Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Equality & Diversity,
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.

Supporting 0-2 Year Olds in the EYFS,

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Hollie 
Nursery Nurse
 

Hi i am Hollie, I am currently a Nursery Nurse, I work in the Roaring Lions Room. I look after children aged from 2-3 Years. I have my Bachelor of Arts with Second Class Honours in Early Childhood Studies.

I have also completed my....

 Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding.
Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,

 Equality & Diversity,
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.

EMILY.jpg

Emily
Room Leader

 

Hi i am Emily, I am currently a Room Leader in the Pre School Room. I look after children aged from 3-5 years+ I have my Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce and i am currently doing my Level 3 Qualification.

I have also completed my....

 Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding.
Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Equality & Diversity,
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,
Fire Marshal Training.
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.

LEAH.jpg

Leah
Apprentice

 

Hi i am Leah, I am currently an apprentice and i am working towards my Level 3 Qualification. I am gaining experience working with all age ranges.

I have also completed my....

 Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding.
Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Equality & Diversity,
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.

annie.jpg

Annie
Apprentice

 

Hi i am Annie, I am currently an apprentice and i am working towards my Level 3 Qualification. I am gaining experience working with all age ranges.

.I have also completed my....

 Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding.
Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Equality & Diversity,
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.

vicky.jpg

Vicky 
Nursery Nurse

 

Hi i am Vicky, I am currently a Nursery Nurse. I work in the Baby Bears Room. I look after children aged from 6 weeks+. I have my Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce. Early Learning and Childcare Pathway.
 

I have also completed my....

 Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding.
Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Equality & Diversity,
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.

harriet.jpg

Harriet 
Nursery Nurse

 

Hi i am Harriet, I am currently a Nursery Nurse. I work in the Tiny Tigers Room. I look after children aged from approximately 1-2 years. I have my Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce. Early Learning and Childcare Pathway.

I am also going to be completing my....

 Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding.
Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Level 2 in Equality & Diversity,
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.