Each child is assigned a Key Worker who works in close partnership with Parents. This provides a secure relationship in which children can thrive. We allow children to develop at their unique pace whilst learning through child led activities within a stimulating educational environment. Our Early Years Teacher is available to support both staff and families in providing educational activities which are both exciting and purposeful for all children to explore and develop. Enabling them to become independent communicators, who are confident and skilful to take on new challenges which lay ahead both at school and beyond.
We are very privileged to be a small childrens nursery located in Kennington, Ashford. Staff extend learning experiences to our local playing field where children take part in nature walks or survey the local area. Families are also invited to join us for special events throughout the year. Our age range is 2, 3 & 4 year olds. With a variety of sessions to support our families, Term time only. All 3 & 4 year olds are entitled to 15hours Free Nursery Funding. We assist with funding for families who are illegible and can cater for 30hrs subject to availability and where necessary work with other day nurseries.
At Step By Step Nursery we pride ourselves on our outstanding relationship with Downs View Infant School. We visit their reception play area on a regular basis. Children use a variety of resources, gain confidence in new surroundings and familiarise themselves with school life. This all supports their transition to any primary school.
We have an exeptionally strong working relationship with NHS Speech & Lanuage Therapy Team. In 2017 they invited us to join their team project with Specialist Teaching Service which was highly successful. Step By Step Nursery Staff are dedicated and passionate to support all children with Speach & Language development. Katy & Emma have attended additional training through "ICAN" a 9week programme to support children with Attention and listening skills.
Sure Steps Children's Centre is our closest centre whom we have strong links with. Our link worker visits three times a year to provide services which may benefit our families, children and nursery.