Stepping Stones Nursery

168 Bramhall Moor Lane, Hazel Grove, Stockport SK7 5BA

Stepping Stones Nursery, Stockport, Greater Manchester
Stepping Stones Nursery, Stockport, Greater Manchester
Stepping Stones Nursery, Stockport, Greater Manchester

Stepping Stones Nursery provides a high standard of childcare for children aged from six weeks to eight years. They also provide before and after school care, including holiday club.

The nursery is set in a residential area, ideal for parents who work at Stepping Hill Hospital or in the surrounding area.

Stepping Stones has four play rooms and an impressive outdoor area, which have been designed to stimulate the children's development.

The staff at Stepping Stones Nursery are friendly, approachable and highly qualified. The nursery provides a wide variety of sessions to work around parents and their work patterns, which includes term-time only sessions and flexible sessions.

Group: Domalo Ltd

Person in charge: Anna Sharp (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Number of Staff: 10

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 45

Age Range: from 0 years 1 months to 8 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

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Reviews

9.6 Stepping Stones Nursery has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.561)

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for Stepping Stones Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 10 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Stepping Stones Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 out of 5 from 7 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.783 for Stepping Stones Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (94 Excellents x 5) + (26 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 120 Ratings = 4.783

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 4.778 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Stepping Stones Nursery is based on 7 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 9 positive Reviews (45 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 9 Target = 0.778

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    10
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Stepping Stones Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    10
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Stepping Stones Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    7
  • Father of Child
    3

We chose stepping stones because of the friendly and professional staff on our visit and the big, well equipped outdoor area. Our son settled in very quickly and made friends easily. We found the staff to be welcoming and encouraging. Our son thrived at the preschool learning about numbers, letters, countries, cultures and how to share and play in a group. He was always really happy during his time there and came back with great stories of what he had done. We moved out of the area and were sad to leave Stepping Stones.

How likely would you be to recommend Stepping Stones Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I'm very happy to have my son at Stepping Stones Nursery.
The staff are very good and there are some very highly trained individuals there - including the member of staff in charge of the preschool room, who is basically a pre-reception teacher and is getting the kids ready for school extremely well. Yet you still walk in to find them playing outside with toys with the kids - I couldn't praise that area enough.
Management are very responsive and more so seem to absolutely love being with kids.
The junior staff are friendly and happy.
Very pleased with our choice (almost 2 years now!).

How likely would you be to recommend Stepping Stones Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter enjoys her time at Stepping Stones. She's always been comfortable there, never any tears when leaving her and quite often there's grumbling when it's home time.
The pre-school in particular is strong and she learns a lot. She always seems to be challenged and comes home with new information quite regularly which is great. I think she knows flags and countries better than me!
I have a good rapport with the staff, they are always friendly, courteous and update on the daily activities. The food seems to be healthy, balanced and well thought out, my daughter always eats everything at Stepping Stones. I would definitely recommend the nursery to anyone and I believe that my daughter has a good foundation for going to primary school.

How likely would you be to recommend Stepping Stones Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our second child currently attends pre-school and has attended from eleven months. We also sent our other child to Stepping Stones. Both have enjoyed their time at the nursery and were always happy to go. They have both been encouraged to learn and I think that attending had a positive influence on our oldest child, who is now thriving at primary school. A recent Ofsted report highlighted the teaching in pre-school as strong, and I expect our youngest child to reap the benefits when she attends school. We wouldn't hesitate to send other children to the nursery in the future ... AND our daughter eats food at the nursery that she won't touch at home - cheese for example!

How likely would you be to recommend Stepping Stones Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Friendly and warm atmosphere where all staff know my child and have a bond with her. My daughter loves learning and having fun in a stimulating and safe environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Stepping Stones Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I couldn't recommend Stepping Stones enough. My eldest has been there for 3 years and my youngest just 6 months. I think it says a lot for the nursery when your child says 'yey nursery today'. All the staff are lovely and since the manager has come on board it's gone from strength to strength. The main things as a parent that I look for is good first aid and safeguarding and that the children all look happy and all the above is more than met. All the women that work at the nursery are brilliant with the children and so caring.

How likely would you be to recommend Stepping Stones Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter started in May and she loves it. We still have problems dropping off in the morning but the staff do all they can to calm my daughter down and help her over to breakfast. I don't have any faults regarding the nursery and I would highly recommend to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Stepping Stones Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has attended Stepping Stones for over 2 years and we have been very happy with the nursery. The staff go above and beyond and love that the setting is quite homely and they are always keeping you updated on progress. My daughter always comes home having had a good day and looking forward to going again. Only leaving due to relocation otherwise would be staying at Stepping Stones.

How likely would you be to recommend Stepping Stones Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My 3-year-old son has attended Stepping Stones Nursery since he was 10 months old and he has thoroughly enjoyed his time there. The staff are professional, caring and very approachable and I have always felt happy leaving my son in their care. My son has developed in leaps and bounds and there is definitely a high level of focused learning given to each child. Amazingly too he has learnt some Spanish and Welsh during his time there.
There are regular themed days, some involving visits by fireman (and the fire engine!), police, dentist, doctors to name a few, which my son has really enjoyed. I would highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Stepping Stones Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I have 2 children who attend the nursery and the staff were excellent in helping them settle in. The nursery looks super after a recent refurbishment and there is a caring atmosphere - almost a 'family' feel.
A range of activities have helped my children develop both socially and academically and my 4 year old is definitely ready for school now.
Parents are updated daily and termly and the staff are professional, friendly and easy to approach. Would recommend!

How likely would you be to recommend Stepping Stones Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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