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If you are looking for nurturing and caring environment while returning to work for your baby, congratulations - you've found it
Stepping Stones Day Nursery on Eling Lane has been part of Pear Tree Childcare since April 2018 – Established in the 1997 it’s become a staple destination for families local and beyond. We are situated in a detached house on a quiet side road in Eling, just 200 yards from the harbor – it’s idyllic for little ones to explore when out on walks.
Currently we can look after 9 babies from three months until they leave for school after their fourth birthday. We have many play spaces at Stepping Stones Day Nursery, our babies are upstairs on the first floor and the 2’s and above are downstairs with free flow access to the outdoor space.
Your child will be educated in play based learning and all things curious, Stepping Stones Day Nursery follows the Curiosity Approach method of learning, the nursery is packed with open end resources to inspire and make little minds inquisitive to the wider world.
The dedicated baby room is fully equipped to deal with everything the under twos can (quite literally at times) throw at us. With staff ratios of 3:1 it’s a safe and hygienic environment to enable feeding and floor play in one area.
What about weaning? We've got that covered. Fresh, home-made food is prepared on the premises and made palatable for whatever stage of weaning your child is at - we're experimenting at present with solid weaning, give us a call for more information.
The baby room has a vast array of equipment and learning aids on which we vary every day to stimulate and entertain your child from day one. The babies also have their own dedicated sleep room with their own full sized comfy cots - we also have low access self sleep bunks to aid independence. The nappy change is also in a separate room allowing changing to be done privately and safely.
Pre School / Early Years
The Curiosity Approach continues in the pre school room, which is our largest area looking after 21 children. It's full of educational resources and exciting things to choose from, wooden puzzles and blocks, home corner, reading den and much more - take a look at our video's, they explain everything in pictures. We have a twice daily self service snack bar available with fresh fruit and veg on hand to fill up between meals.
Your child will enjoy getting messy and creative with a wide range of painting, sand, water and other art materials - we do all those things you don't want to do at home. We’ve even been known to do a bit of baking - sending your child home with a delicious cake or freshly baked bread roll for your tea.
Covered Decking and Garden
Your child will have lots of access to the outside and the elements - remember dancing in the rain and sploshing in puddles? Our main room leads out to our large covered decking area, allowing for outdoor play all year round and a large grass area for those large motor movements.
On the decking we have a multitude of activities including a home corner, the opportunity to become a pirate, a princess or even a princess pirate with our ever growing dressing up box, more open ended resources, a growing area where we like to nurture seeds into fully grown plants and a large sit in and explore sandpit.
We want the best for your child, as you do. If you think we can help raise your loved one please fill in the contact form below and we’ll be in touch!
Ruby really likes the new storytime corner for hiding and playing in. Feels like a basecamp. She loves the decking area because you can go out and play even if the grass is muddy. She really likes the crafting activities with glitter and glue. She often talks about books at nursery which are different to our books from home and enjoys talking about which of her friends favour particular books. She adores the toy dog 'Pippin' and often has stories about playing with it with Gemma or Sarah. Her other favourite toys at nursery are a box that you have of ex-display mobile phones because they look so real and "really grown up". Thanks for all your hard work.