Welcome to Stepping Stones Childcare

We are home from home family run childcare business located in Wilmslow, Cheshire that is based in a large fully heated log cabin with plenty of outdoor space for the children to play. At our location we have:
  • A helter skelter type slide, with swings and seasaws!
  • Bouncies, ride ons, water/sand trays and a large trampoline!
  • There are more outdoor/indoor toys than we can count, resources & activities to suit all ages that will ensure all of our children are busy, stimulated and supervised!
Years Experience
Staff Qualifications
Children Capacity
Days Out
Our Care – Your Peace of Mind

Meals Provided

All meals are provided at no extra cost, they are healthy and we cater for any food intolerances too!

Fully Vetted

All the staff at Stepping Stones are fully DBS checked and first aid trained with flying colours!


We can offer pick up from schools and provide transport of your child back home should you be unable to collect!

Full Day Session

We provide childcare for half days, full days and even offer night time care, should you need it!

15 Hrs Free

We offer the 15 hours free funding of early years education each week for your 2-4 year olds!

Qualified Staff

The staff at Stepping Stones Childcare are equipped with a combined total of 15 qualifications under our belts!
Our Services

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.

£25per morning
Half Day Care
09:00 am - 1:00 pm
Our half day childcare is full of fun and exciting activities such as drawing, colouring, painting, play doh, baking, glueing, arts & crafts and so much more!
  • Age: 0-16 Years
  • Class Size: 12
£50per day
Full Day Care
08:00 am - 6:00 pm
Our full day childcare includes all of the fun activities of the half day but we also include lots of outdoor play, sand/water, messy play, creative play & so much more!
  • Age: 0-16 Years
  • Class Size: 12
£70per night
Overnight Care
6:00 pm - 9:00 am
Our overnight childcare includes drawing, painting, education time such as discussing the wonders of the world, story time for bed and so much more!
  • Age: 0-16 Years
  • Class Size: 12
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Meet Our Team

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:

Michelle Vickers
Stepping Stones Founder
Hi, my name is Michelle and I am the founder and owner of Stepping Stones Childcare located in Wilmslow, Cheshire. I have worked with children for over 25 years and so I like to believe that I have a natural ability to connect with children from all different backgrounds.

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!

Jay Vickers
Key Worker
Hi, my name is Jay and I am one of the dedicated key worker’s at Stepping Stones Childcare, Wilmslow, Cheshire. I am DBS checked, first aid trained and help out with all of the heavy duties.

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.

Ofsted Regulated – with 3 Yearly Reviews

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.  

Policies & Procedures

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.

Here When You Need Us

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!

Cast Your Anxieties On Us

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? 😉