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 the high achieving Havering College, the staff all hold child care qualifications that exceed the requirements laid down by Ofsted. We pride ourselves on being a very homely setting and we do our very best to ensure that the transition from home to the nursery is as smooth as possible. We are committed to working with parents to ensure children gain the most from their time with us. All of us have committed to providing a safe and stimulating environment for the children to experience and to explore all that is on offer in the Day Nursery.
The nursery received a "Good" grade from the most recent 2018 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.
Angela White is our experienced and qualified Special Educational Needs Coordinator (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.
- £43 per day for children under 2 years of age
- £41 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. We offer places that are government funded so please speak to Kerrie to find out more information.
All fees are paid monthly in advance by either Direct Debit or child care vouchers. We are registered with Computershare and Edenred, if you would like to use these vouchers then please speak to Kerrie who will be able to give you more information regarding the vouchers.
We are open to students and staff off the college and also the general public. We are open between the hours of 7.45am to 6.15pm from Monday to Friday but are closed on all public holidays.