Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre

648 Manchester Road, Stocksbridge, Sheffield S36 1DY

Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Early STEP’s Nursery is a 52 place nursery, that has been delivering high quality childcare for over 15 years. They offer childcare for children between the age of 6 months to 4 years old.   They achieve this by creating a positive environment in which everyone can feel safe, confident and happy.

Owner: STEP Development Trust

Person in charge: Karen Hibberd (Childcare Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Sheffield City Council

Number of Staff: 11

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care

Registered Charity Number: 1062058

Total Places for Children: 52

Age Range: from 0 years 6 months to 4 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.9 Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.884)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 31 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 22 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 4.884 for Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre is calculated as follows: ( (329 Excellents x 5) + (39 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 370 Ratings = 4.884

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre is based on 22 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 10.4 positive Reviews (52 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 22 Reviews ÷ 10.4 Target Reached = 1

  • 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
    29
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    31
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre

  • Mother of Child
    24
  • Father of Child
    3
  • Grandmother of Child
    2
  • Foster Parent of Child
    1
  • Grandfather of Child
    1
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I have found Early STEPS Nursery extremely good at looking after my granddaughter. They are always doing activities that not only stimulate the childrens' minds but also their bodies. The facilities are very good, the staff are really friendly and very professional. My granddaughter always looks forward to going there and the meals are very nutritious. They have both indoor and outdoor activities and the building is clean and well maintained.

How likely would you be to recommend Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Clean and friendly environment. Friendly, professional and supportive staff. My 8-month-old daughter loves coming to nursery and makes no fuss when I leave her (much to my dismay) haha. She holds her arms out to her key workers with a massive smile on her face on arrival to nursery every time! Feedback is given when I collect her, which allows me to know what she has been doing and how she has been during the day. Queries and questions are addressed immediately by staff. My child is developing and demonstrating new skills since starting at the nursery and has been introduced to a variety of new foods which she appears to enjoy. I would definitely recommend this nursery to other parents!

How likely would you be to recommend Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre? 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

As a first time mother, the whole process of picking a suitable nursery is a new and somewhat daunting task to begin. Having researched availability in the local area and considered alternative options, such as childminders and family, I was highly impressed with the offerings of Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre.

The set up of the nursery is well thought out, colourful and spacious; the atmosphere is consistently positive and cheerful (which is exactly what you want first thing when dropping your child off before work) and most importantly of all the children seem very happy to be there.

All staff are friendly and approachable; many have been at the nursery for several years which speaks volumes and helped to make my decision.

There is a wide variety of activities/toys for the children to play with and it is lovely to read the personal book at the end of each day to see exactly what your child has been doing.

How likely would you be to recommend Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre? 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: Excellent

Lovely nursery, my Son has settled great for his first time in a cared for environment. He loves the activities, especially the outdoor space! The staff are friendly and approachable.

How likely would you be to recommend Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre? 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

Both my children have attended this nursery and both have been extremely well looked after. My first son has now left and still enjoys coming into the nursery to collect his baby brother with me, just so he can see all the staff.
I feel safe and happy knowing my child is at this nursery. He's always smiling when I come to collect him and I know when I have any questions, the staff are always happy to help.
Wonderful nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre? 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 used several childcare providers for my children and this is the only one that has made me feel the most secure, happy and confident in my decision to go to work and leave them to be looked after.

My little one always comes home happy and chatting about her day, and full of stories of things she has been doing.

The staff are super approachable and easy to contact, they never make you feel you are putting them out by asking questions or queries.

How likely would you be to recommend Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre? 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: Don't Know

Outstanding service from all the staff. So friendly always smiling. You can tell they all enjoy their jobs. The main point is my daughter loves to go the nursery since we have been coming to early steps and feel so safe leaving her there for the day. We have been to other nurseries but since we found early steps, I wouldn't take my daughter anywhere else. The staff always happy to help with anything. They can always tell you exactly what our daughter has done each day because they are truly invested in each child and helping them to develop to be the best they can be. Really can't sing there praises enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre? 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

Brilliant staff! We love it here! Provide such a safe and caring learning environment for all age groups. Would recommend early steps nursery to anyone. Good job ladies.

How likely would you be to recommend Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Don't Know

We are very pleased with Early STEPS Nursery. They have done a fantastic job of putting out son at ease and he absolutely loves it.
The staff are all incredibly friendly and very attentive.
The facilities are great, our son loves the outdoor play area best.
We feel that the nursery is like an extended family and are confident that they are doing an excellent job of looking after our son.
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it as a fab nursery from a very young age.

How likely would you be to recommend Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre? 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

Absolutely outstanding level of service and care provided. The staff make the nursery what it is, outstanding. I can't recommend this nursery enough.
My children are as 'at home' here as they are in their own home.
The children are broken down into appropriate age groups and correct level of support is always given.
I would highly recommend this nursery.
Fantastic.

How likely would you be to recommend Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Every member of staff is fantastic and show great care towards the kids, my little boy loves this nursery and the people in it and comes home with a massive smile on his face. I would highly recommend this nursery!!

How likely would you be to recommend Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre? 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: Excellent

Such a wonderful nursery! All the staff are amazing at what they do and will always try to help as much as they can. Clean and tidy on every arrival, perfect atmosphere with all the children. My daughter has come on leaps and bounds since putting her in here, she has speech issues but the nursery staff jumped straight on it and gave me the help I need and put her in touch with the right people. For anyone thinking of sending your child here, you won't be disappointed.

How likely would you be to recommend Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

This nursery has really grat staff they are really friendly. There is plenty of things for the kids to do inside and outside. I have 3 children and this has to be the best nursery I have used, my daughter loves going. I would definitely recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre? 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

With the faculty being close by, it is ideal for early learning for my son.
He goes three mornings a week and he appears to have enjoyed himself when he is picked up.
The staff provide him with snacks during the day and check his nappy regularly.
I have no doubt that I know my son is in a good, safe environment and knowing the fact he is also well looked after. This gives me peace of mind throughout my working day.

How likely would you be to recommend Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My child has now been attending this nursery since January 2014. In the 3.5 years he has been there he has been extremely happy. He loves all the teachers and only ever has positive things to say about his experiences. The staff are lovely and are like friends and are gentle are caring with the children.
I am so glad my little one has spent the first few years of his life in such a lovely environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre? 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 could not ask for more from a nursery. My son has been here for almost 3 years and loves it. It feels like dropping my child with family. All the staff are great. My son has been brought on so much at this nursery - he's always had a fantastic time.

How likely would you be to recommend Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre? 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

Fantastic staff. My son settled in very well. Always happy to help and listen.

How likely would you be to recommend Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Excellent nursery with polite staff who always inform you with as much detail as possible as to what your child has been doing on the day at nursery. I would recommend the nursery to other parents and will be bringing my younger boy when he turns two. I have a six-year-old who also attended here and for that reason, I brought my two-year-old. This nursery brings out the best in my children.

How likely would you be to recommend Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre? 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 daughter goes to Early Steps once a week for a full day. She loves it and comes home full of beans every week. The nursery are working with me to aid my daughter with her speech and have set up plans and have given me ideas to try at home. All the staff are very friendly and I feel happy leaving my daughter in their care. My second daughter is due to start in August.

How likely would you be to recommend Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre? 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

Early Steps at Stockbridge are fantastic. My grandson is doing well and is very happy - that's all credit to their continued support in school with what we do at home. The staff are amazing, very easy to talk to and always have a smile.

How likely would you be to recommend Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre? 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 child is extremely happy and settled. She also would love to go during the school holidays. She likes playing inside and out, and loves her meal times. The staff are extremely helpful and would go beyond their duty to assist in any way with us.

How likely would you be to recommend Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre? 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

Really happy with my daughter's progress, she has been going since February 2017. All staff are lovely and friendly and I haven't got any faults. My daughter seems happy so that makes me happy knowing she is comfortable with the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 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: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My Daughter has settled so well in to Early STEPS and I think that is due to the caring nature of the lovely staff. We were all made to feel welcome from the first show round and love the feedback we get through the handovers.
The love and care my children receives their has developed their confidence and is helping them to develop their fantastic personality!
I would highly recommend this nursery lovely place and lovely people.

How likely would you be to recommend Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son began here when he was 6 months old. As a wary parent, the staff made me and my husband feel completely settled with our choice. Staff are friendly, reliable and create a fantastic supportive relationship with the children. They know the children very well and I always enjoy hearing what my son has been upto at the end of the day.

The nursery is always very clean and notices are always clear to see and we are always informed of any information that is necessary. Children get to go outside in all weathers which I think is absolutely great.

Fantastic nursery, I wouldn't want my son to go anywhere else.

How likely would you be to recommend Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre? 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

A great nursery which we have been using for the last year. My little girl loves being there - she does lots of varying activities every day and always comes home happy. In fact she generally can't wait to get there in the morning. She loves the staff and I feel very happy in the knowledge that she is being looked after brilliantly by them all.

How likely would you be to recommend Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre? 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

We are very happy with the care our little girl receives at this nursery. She is happy to be there, knows the staff well, and is always encouraged to learn. The staff is enthusiastic and caring. Very pleased and we would highly recommend!!

How likely would you be to recommend Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Excellent

A little boy that I foster started attending here in September 2014 and still attends now. He has always been a clingy boy when he goes but the staff are great and give him lots of support when I leave him. He soon settles when I have gone and has a great time while there with his friends and different activities that they do with him and all the other children. The manager is also very good with foster children and is always willing to fill in reports if need be. Once there my little boys does enjoy going to nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre? 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 daughter has been attending Early Steps Nursery since November 2014 and I can honestly say that every single member of the staff are fantastic and they dote on all the children that go there. My daughter loves her nursery days and often when I go to pick her up she doesn't want to leave. I would highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

This is a really good nursery, my baby loves it here and gets excited every morning getting her coat and bag ready to go, she gets loads of attention here and only cried when I left her the 1st couple of days, now she goes straight to the staff, only thing she doesn't like is sharing the staff with the other children lol which shows how comfortable she feels there :-)

How likely would you be to recommend Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

This nursery has made my return to work as bearable as possible. I feel very comfortable leaving my daughter here, the staff are friendly and understanding. I particularly like the communication with parents by different means, such as in writing ,emails and Facebook. My daughter absolutely loves the nursery and has developed lots both physically and socially since joining 2 months ago. I am very grateful for this.

How likely would you be to recommend Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre? 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

Both of my children have attended this nursery. The staff are fantastic and the nursery provides a nurturing environment for children to develop. My youngest was 6 months when she started, I felt safe leaving her with the specialised staff in the baby room. She is now potty training and the staff in the toddler room have been great in assisting us train her. I would certainly recommend this nursery to anyone in the surrounding area.

How likely would you be to recommend Early STEPS Nursery and Children's Centre? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

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Karen

Karen Hibberd

Job Title: Childcare Manager

Joined: 2007

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My Name is Karen Hibberd, I am the Childcare Manager at Early STEPS Nursery. I have been working with children for over 15 years.
I joined Early STEPS Nursery in 2007 as a Senior Nursery Nurse. As the Nursery expanded I was promoted to Deputy Manager, and was based in the two year old room. In 2010 I began managing the Nursery.
The staff team at Early STEPS Nursery are a pleasure to work with, they put the children first and care about all the children and families in our care. I am very proud of Early STEP's Nursery, and how well the children are prepared for their next steps in education from their time spent with us.