Stepping Stones Day Nursery is a privately owned and managed full day care facility who care for children aged from 12 weeks to 4 years.
We are registered for 30 children to attend each session. Being a relatively small nursery each child is treated individually and according to their needs and their parent wishes.
The nursery was opened in April 1997 in a large converted house with a garden. The babies and toddlers use the first floor and the 2 to 4 year olds the ground floor. The older children use three rooms on the ground floor - a large playroom where they also have their meals, a messy room, and an imaginative room. They also have a child friendly bathroom. All of the children also have use of a large garden which consists of a grassed and a safety surface area, Ride On decking area, willow dome, Mud Kitchen, outdoor classroom and a beautiful baby hut. They also have a wide range of equipment to help further develop their gross motor skills.
On the first floor the babies and toddlers have a dedicated playroom. This room is divided to include a messy area for the children to engage in craft and exploratory activities. They have their meals in this room too. To compliment this area there is a cosy Baby Room where any child can have some peace and quiet and grab 40 winks!
We have a wonderful cook, who is also childcare qualified. She prepares nutritous and delicious hot meals daily, as well as a high tea for your child. She is more than happy to make any adjustments if your child has any dietry requirements. The Food Standards Agency offer excellent advice for parents. If you would like to see more information please click here
Stepping stones is situated in a semi rural area at the edge of the new forest and 5 miles west of Southampton. We are close to the beach, river, docks and the motorway. This makes us convenient for commuters and gives us a wide catchment area.