Choosing a nursery in which you are happy to leave your child is never an easy thing to do. You will be looking for somewhere that your child will look forward to going to and where he or she will feel at home, have fun, make friends and learn through play. You want to know that your child will feel secure and cared for while you're away. At Stepping Stones, we thrive to provide this by offering a high-quality home-away-from-home which is safe, happy, and nurturing.
We wholly believe in learning through play. Through the power of play children can develop language, emotional, creativity and social skills, as well as developing their imagination and provide a sense of adventure. By following the children’s interests and planning in the moment we can ensure that each child develops and learns in a way that is unique to them. As adults it is our role to make the time, space and resources available to allow them the freedom to develop their own learning journey.
The benefits of learning outside the classroom are endless. Unlike indoors there are no space constraints meaning children can jump, shout, and explore as much as they want. It is good for their health and wellbeing and helps develop their social skills, confidence, emotional resilience, independence, and cognitive development, allows them to experience risk taking as well as having a positive impact on educational attainment. Research from around the world has shown the huge benefits of playing outdoors. Not only is it fun, but if we look back on our own childhood memories many will be from outdoor play, climbing trees, days on the beach, building a den or planting a seed and watching it grow for the first time. Stepping Stones endeavours to maximise the space it has outdoors, providing both a covered outdoor play area as well as access to a secure, safe outdoor space, as well as accessing other outdoor experiences within the local area.