Step by Step Private Nursery

25 Sandfield Street, Maryhill, Glasgow G20 9TL

Step by Step Private Nursery, Glasgow, Glasgow City
Step by Step Private Nursery, Glasgow, Glasgow City
Step by Step Private Nursery, Glasgow, Glasgow City

Step by Step Private Nursery has rooms specifically designed for each age group, including a baby room with three separate areas and a calming atmosphere based on natural and heuristic learning.

Within a bright and spacious interior, children can develop new skills and interest, enjoying numerous activities and energetic play, overseen by a qualified team and with a secure all-weather outdoor play space also.

Online learning journals are kept so parents can keep up with progress and a recognised early years curriculum includes many extra-curricular additions, such as swimming, cycling and music. There is also a Forest Nursery programme in place to allow for children to develop an appreciation of nature and stay and play sessions are also available.

Group: Step by Step Private Nursery Ltd

Person in charge: Christine Cavanagh (Owner)

Local Authority / Social Services: Glasgow City Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 70

Age Range: from 0 years 1 months to 6 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.4 Step by Step Private Nursery has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.383)

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Step by Step Private 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 23 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Step by Step Private Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.6 out of 5 from 8 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 4.812 for Step by Step Private Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (233 Excellents x 5) + (35 Goods x 4) + (7 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 276 Ratings = 4.812

  • 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 4.571 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Step by Step Private Nursery is based on 8 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 14 positive Reviews (70 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 14 Target = 0.571

  • 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
    21
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Step by Step Private Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    21
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    1
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Step by Step Private Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    21
  • Father of Child
    2

When I visited Step by Step I was really impressed by the staff who seemed really competent and enthusiastic. Now my daughter has been there for three months. I can see that my impressions were right. The level of learning and care is very high. The activities are really relevant and highly creative. I just need to add that unfortunately, the food provided is poor in nutritional qualities - high in starch and carbohydrates, lacking vegetables, pulses and high-quality cereals and grains.

How likely would you be to recommend Step by Step Private Nursery? Don't know

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Poor

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I find the staff extremely professional, even the youngest members undertaking their training. My son did not settle in his first nursery and so both of us were anxious about finding another nursery. Management makes it a priority for the nursery to reassure parents that anxious children are happy and well during the day and this communication is welcomed. Staff don't change regularly - it has been the same faces in the baby room for almost a year and this is important especially for babies. It is also a good sign that staff are well looked after as some nursery change staff regularly. Staff seem to know all babies well and their personalities and individual needs. So far we have experienced a parents evening, fireworks night, Halloween and a Christmas sensory party with Santa. Children are encouraged to socialise when doing activities such as painting, baking etc and this socialisation is building my son's confidence with other children.

How likely would you be to recommend Step by Step Private 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 used the nursery for over four years and feel that they have provided excellent care throughout this time. The staff genuinely care about my children and have been very supportive during difficult times for them (e.g. around the birth of a sibling). In addition to the standard care expected from any nursery, there are a number of extra activities put on, e.g. forest school, swimming lessons, summer trips, nativity and Christmas parties.
They also provide an excellent pre-school education, such that my daughter easily made the transition to school despite being one of the youngest in her class.

How likely would you be to recommend Step by Step Private 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

Step by Step Nursery is fantastic. We are both really happy with the Nursery, in particular, the attentiveness and dedication of the staff. Staff clearly care hugely about the kids in the nursery and are always available to reassure and answer any questions or concerns we may have. As a result, we always feel confident our child is being nurtured and well cared for. We have seen our child blossom in the nursery and thus recommend it to all our friends. The online journal works really well as staff update it regularly and with a good deal of effort and thought. This means we have lots of photos of the fun stuff going on in the nursery to see and show relatives.

How likely would you be to recommend Step by Step Private Nursery? 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Both our boys have attended Step by Step Maryhill and our youngest is in his last year before P1. The staff are what makes this nursery. They go above and beyond to get to know the kids and are kind, warm and friendly. My youngest son loves his 'ladies'! Activities and trips are excellent. Swimming lessons, music, forest school, play on pedals. Great communication with parents through FB and regular newsletter etc.

How likely would you be to recommend Step by Step Private 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: Excellent

My daughter has been in Step by Step for over 3 years. The staff are excellent and know my child's needs at a personal level which, is a comfort to me as a parent having to leave her every day.
The feedback is on a daily basis which is great and the learning journals which go out every couple of days are fantastic and keep you in the loop of the progress of your child.

How likely would you be to recommend Step by Step Private Nursery? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The nursery is brilliant, I would recommend it to anyone.
My little one has come on so well since he started in November, the staff are brilliant with my little boy, he loves them all. Great nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Step by Step Private 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

Since my son has been at Step by Step he's come on leaps and bounds and words can't describe how proud I am of him. This is all thanks to the girls at the nursery. The love my son has for the girls is out of this world because they have given their time to him.
I rave about the nursery all the time to all my friends and I know a few parents that they have ended up sending their children to the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Step by Step Private 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 daughter has non-verbal autism and the nursery are amazing with her. They are always in full contact with her doctors and therapists to find out what ways they can help her achieve her full potential.
The staff are very friendly and always make time for you if you need to speak to them about anything in regards to your child.
The nursery is very clean and all the children all love being there.
My daughter has a very specific diet due to her autism and the nursery have had no issue accommodating this.

How likely would you be to recommend Step by Step Private 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 son has been attending Step by Step Private Nursery since October 2013 when he was 9 months old. I would highly recommend the nursery. My son takes part in a whole range of activities including swimming, Forest School, and mini kickers to name a few. The nursery always give the children good opportunities to be outside and have a good garden. The staff are great and have a really good understanding of each child and their personal needs.

How likely would you be to recommend Step by Step Private Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has attended Step by Step since she was 6 months old and is now 4. In all her time there I have always been more than happy and impressed by the care, learning and environment she is in. The staff are excellent and the nursery is managed very well. Her confidence continues to grow and she is developing brilliantly, this I put down to the teaching and support given by Step by Step.
My daughter has recently started swimming lessons through the nursery which she loves. This sets Step by Step wide from other nurseries, always looking for new ways/activities for the child.

How likely would you be to recommend Step by Step Private Nursery? 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 is excellent. They offer a huge variety of activities including swimming lessons, music lessons and Forest School. The children go out everyday regardless of weather thanks to their partially covered outdoor area. With electronic learning journals, you get almost daily pictures of your children at nursery- which is much better than just words but the best thing is the staff, they are so friendly, welcoming, calm and caring. I'll be very sad when my kids have to go to school.

How likely would you be to recommend Step by Step Private 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

Both our children go to Step by Step and we think it is a great nursery. The staff are enthusiastic, energetic and have a great attitude. The children are outside every day (weather permitting) and there are visits to local parks and botanic gardens.
Both kids love going there and we feel that they are both educated and encouraged to have fun at the same time.

How likely would you be to recommend Step by Step Private Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Excellent nursery- staff are well trained, child centred in their planning and genuinely care about the children in their care. My son has built positive relationships and thrives academically socially and emotionally during this time at nursery. The nursery provides a broad and varied range of activities and involve parents every step of the way. I would not hesitate to recommend Step by Step Private Nursery to other parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Step by Step Private Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

We couldn't be happier having our son in Step by Step and he loves it too! He has really come on in leaps and bounds since he started here and loves all of the staff. The staff are great with him and they are very helpful and friendly. We would highly recommend Step by Step to any parent.

How likely would you be to recommend Step by Step Private 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

Both of our children have been at the nursery since they were one (3yrs) They both love the nursery and have created strong bonds with the staff. The staff are friendly and caring. The staff focus on activities that the kids are interested in whilst challenging them with new experiences. The playroom have weekly swimming lessons which are excellent and also go to the forest school which is great. Would definitely recommend Step by Step.

How likely would you be to recommend Step by Step Private 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

As a previous employee, when I was looking for childcare for my 18 month old son I knew there was nowhere else I would feel confident in taking him. We visited nurseries closer to my workplace and the standards and environment did not compare to step by step in my opinion.

My son absolutely loves going to nursery, he had bonded with all the staff and they make you feel like your child was one of their own. The variety of activities is impressive, they observe the children's interest beforehand, to provide activities they know the child will love!

The children are outside in the garden every day, and also go on local walks and trips regularly.

Would most definitely recommend this nursery to anyone, by far the best nursery in the area. It's great knowing I'm at work and my child is having a brilliant time without me :)

How likely would you be to recommend Step by Step Private 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

Step by Step is an excellent nursery, the staff are all friendly and are well equipped to carry out their job. They genuinely care for the children and do their best to help develop and teach the children. Strong management team maintain high standards throughout the property. My child attended Step by Step for over 4 years and he really loved and enjoyed his time there.

How likely would you be to recommend Step by Step Private Nursery? 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: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Step By Step provides a caring, safe and stimulating environment. We always felt confident that our son was receiving an excellent level of care and education. The staff are encouraged to undertake fresh learning challenges which in turn ensured the children are offered a host of opportunities such as forest school.

How likely would you be to recommend Step by Step Private Nursery? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has been at this nursery since Sept 2014 and I have been very impressed with all aspects of my child's care. She has formed strong bonds with the staff and other children and there was a very well thought out settling in period that was tailored to her needs. The communication we have with the nursery is excellent and we are kept fully informed at all times. I have visited other nurseries in the past but none were close in terms of the absolute confidence I have that my daughter is safe and cared for and her development is being fully supported.

How likely would you be to recommend Step by Step Private Nursery? 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

My son spent over 2 years at Step by Step Nursery. The staff were very encouraging and spent time with my son with small groups of children to build up his confidence at the beginning. On leaving the nursery to go to school he has much more confidence and has learnt many new things to help with the years ahead at primary school. The staff are very polite, great with the children. I loved the fact that they were constantly taking them out on trips to improve their learning, forest schools, learning to ride a bike, farm parks and local parks. Always giving them the chance to learn and to play.

How likely would you be to recommend Step by Step Private Nursery? 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

Both my boys (aged 2 and 4) have attended Step by Step since they were 10 months old. We have always been very happy with the care provided and impressed by the wide variety of activities they take part in. The staff are excellent and I would not hesitate to recommend the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Step by Step Private Nursery? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I absolutely love Step by Step Maryhill. My 2 yr old has blossomed into a confident, happy child. The staff are so caring and conscientious. I have no worries at all after I drop my boy to go to work.

How likely would you be to recommend Step by Step Private Nursery? 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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