While we offer half days, full days and overnight childcare we can also
accommodate at hourly rates, arrange pick ups and drop off your children
as and when you need us, we’re here to help lighten the load.
Children just love to sing and what better way than going through all their
Stepping Stones Childcare is a small home from home business.
We have 3 key workers which enables us to offer great one on one time with the children we care for.
Get to know more about us below:
Having three daughters (13, 3 & 2), I have a natural affinity with other children, and between you and me, I think it comes from being a big kid at heart myself 😉
I have not only undergone in depth training over the years that qualifies me to care for your children, but I am continually seeking out new courses that keeps me at the top of my game. I am first aid trained (heaven forbid I should ever need to use it) and so in case of emergencies you can rest knowing that I know how to handle those crucial situations that need quick action and a calm mind.
To add to my experience I volunteered for Childline in 2o1o however I sincerely believe that all the experience and qualifications will never trump the BEST qualification there is and that is to be patient, kind and caring with every child who walks through our doors!
I’m more than braun though. I’m really quite soft at heart and I love to help the children develop new skills, such as helping them learn to ride the bikes.
I also help out with transportation doing the school runs and dropping the kids off back home, as and when that is requested.
Stepping Stones Childcare follow the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) teaching the exact same way as nurseries but we do it in a smaller and more personal environment with a personal touch. What this means for your child is that since we have fewer children to care for, we can spend quality time with them teaching them to play, learn & grow. We do have some structure to our days but we believe in child led play that allows them to make choices and learn in a fun loving way.
The law requires all early years environments to have strict policies and procedures in place to protect your children whilst in our care. Here at Stepping Stones Childcare we have a comprehensive list of policies and procedures such as detailed risk assessments which are reviewed and updated regularly. It is paramount to us that you can rest in the knowledge that your child, whilst in our care, is supervised and cared for. You can view our full list of policies and procedures, including how, when and by who we are inspected from by following the link below.
We all face those day to day emergencies where something comes up and you feel restricted due to lack of childcare. Which is why, at Stepping Stones Childcare we are here when you need us, be it for an hour to get the shopping done, the morning to go to work or the evening so you and your partner can go out for dinner. Our hand is always extended to your needs and requirements and we want you to know that we are here for you!
Parents… you are not alone. We understand that leaving your child can be a little difficult and we want you to know that this is a common experience. Children do sometimes struggle to settle in, but here’s the thing… we have the experience and know-how to deal with it, believe us, as soon as you leave they are off playing with the countless toys at their disposal, full of laughter and joy! Letting go can be difficult, we do understand. But this act of letting go helps your child to learn and grow in a safe and fun environment that establishes their confidence, character and independence. “They grow up quick”, you know? 😉