Welcome to our nursery!

We aim to meet the needs of parents with needs from full day care or just a few sessions a week. We have a warm, nurturing environment where your children will feel happy, valued and welcome - helping them develop confidence and self-esteem.

Hedgehogs

Our baby rooms are set over 2 light and spacious rooms.This home from home unit caters for children 0 - 2 years old.

Rabbits and Foxes

Our two dedicated rooms for our 2 and 3 years old are set across the large spacious room for our younger children (Rabbits) to explore and a unique room for our older (Foxes) 3 year old group. They provide a warm, nurturing environment promoting the children’s learning and development.

Squirrels and Willow

Our pre-school provides care and education for children across 2 well resourced rooms. We promote the resilience and wellbeing of the children as we prepare them for the next stage of their education.

About Little Steps Nursery

Little Steps nursery opened in 1991 in one room of St. George’s Independent School. In 1996 the adjoining building was purchased and the nursery moved in. It has grown since then to accept firstly, two year old children then in 2008 our baby unit was opened. It is now run independently of the school.
Stuart Compton

Stuart Compton

Head Teacher and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Stuart has been at the setting since September 2007. He completed his degree (BA Hons in Educational Studies) in 2004 and then gained his QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) in 2005. He works within the management team to ensure the smooth running of the Nursery. Overseeing staffing, writing procedures and helping to implement new initiatives. Stuart is also a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Ellie Graham

Ellie Graham

Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Ellie has been working at the setting since 2008 and is the Designated Safeguarding Lead. She is dedicated to providing the environment she would want for her own sons, where children feel safe and happy and can thrive as individuals.

Sophie Collingwood

Sophie Collingwood

Early Years Lead

Sophie joined the school in 2016 and is the qualified leader for our Forest School. She has creative flair enjoying art and drama. She helps bridge the transition from the Early Years Foundation to the National Curriculum.

Jo Marshall

Jo Marshall

School Administrator

Jo has worked within the school office for many years offering support for any administrative or financial queries.
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Holly Howe

Holly Howe

Operations Lead, Deputy Designated Safeguaring Lead and SENco

Holly started working at the nursery in June 2010 after gaining her level 3 in childhood studies. Holly has worked both in the nursery and School before becoming deputy manager. Holly has also trained as our Nursery SENco and works with the Nursery Practitioners, children and parents to identify and support any special educational needs.

Anita Young

Anita Young

Baby Room Leader

Anita began the nursery in September 2018 when she moved to the area. She had previously worked within a School for 18 years as a teaching assistant with children aged 3 to 9 years old where she gained her level 3 qualification in Childcare and Education.

Kelly Jones

Kelly Jones

Room Leader

Kelly joined the Nursery in February 2018 working with our 2 & 3year old children. She holds s a Level 3 in Childcare and Education. Kelly provides a calm learning environment for the children and ensures all children reach their full potential.

Older child? Take a look at our school, St George's School, Dunstable

Latest

Little Steps Nursery School
Little Steps Nursery School
🦡 🦔 Our Badgers and Hedgehogs have been exploring their new climbing frame this week 🧗 This helps them develop their core muscles, work on those big movement skills and gives them a great sense of achievement when they persevere and make it to the top!…it’s also lots of fun 😀 🦡 🦔
Little Steps Nursery School
Little Steps Nursery School
Our Baby Room Leader captured this moment this morning where one of our children offered a lending hand to one of our younger children who is practising taking their first steps. We are so lucky to get to work with such wonderfully kind children every day
Little Steps Nursery School
Little Steps Nursery School
🐛🐛🐛We have had a very exciting delivery arrive at Nursery and Preschool this week. All of our children will have the opportunity to watch and learn as our caterpillars go through each stage of the life cycle. Currently, the children have observed as the caterpillars have begun to “wiggle wiggle wiggle” and “munch lots of food” as we set up our caterpillar habitats across the setting. 🐛🐛🐛
Little Steps Nursery School
Little Steps Nursery School
🌱🌸🌻🌼It has been a busy few weeks of planting, growing and caring for our garden. Our Babies and Toddlers have been growing herbs and sunflowers whilst our Preschool children have been caring for our main fruit and vegetable patches and planted their own 'magic beans' after being inspired by Jack and the Beanstalk🌱🌸🌻🌼
Little Steps Nursery School
Little Steps Nursery School
🚌All Aboard! Singing rhymes and songs is such a special part of our day here at Little Steps and today our babies have enjoyed role-playing, singing and learning the actions to 'Wheels on the Bus'. 🚌

Contact us

Contact us about any questions you have about the nursery or if you wish to arrange a visit. We'd love to see you!

Office details

Little Steps Nursery School
28 Priory Road
DunstableLU5 4HR

Call us

01582 661471 Mon - Fri, 8:00-18:00

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