The Stepping Stones Day Nursery is situated within the grounds of Ardleigh Green Campus of the College. The Nursery opened in June 1991. We aim to provide the highest quality of care for the children and ensure that the children’s experience whilst at nursery is fun filled and educational, which enables them to develop to the best of their potential.
We cater for children aged from 3 months to 5 years and we are open to staff, students and the general public. The nursery is open 51 weeks of the year. As you would expect of a nursery that is located within a high achieving college, the staff all hold a child care qualifications that exceed the requirements laid down by Ofsted.
The nursery received a "Good" grade from the most recent 2016 Ofsted inspection. Both our individual care and education (via the Early Years curriculum) is provided to children in an environment that is supportive and developmental.
The nursery has a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) whose role is to support children with additional needs and offers support and guidance to staff and parents.
The baby room is 100% organic and the menu for all children is based on home-cooked, healthy options.
- £41 per day for children under 2 years of age
- £39 per day for children over 2 years of age
Unfortunately we do not offer half daily rates.
Students of the college may get help towards the fees and should contact Student Services for advice.