Welcome to our nursery!

Little Steps Nursery is a warm, nurturing environment where your children will feel happy, valued and welcome - helping them develop confidence and self-esteem.

Hedgehogs

Our dedicated space for babies is set over 2 light and spacious rooms. This home from home unit caters for children 0 - 2 years old.
The babies have their own garden space which they can safely explore.

Rabbits and Foxes

Our 2 and 3 year olds are cared for in two bright, airy rooms which provide a stimulating environment, enabling exploration and play.
They have access to a wonderful garden space.

Squirrels and Owls

Our pre-school children have access to a large, homely room and a further 'small group' room, enabling them to prepare for the next step in their education while feeling nurtured and cared for.
They also enjoy a very large outdoor space.

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.

Meet our team

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.

Adam Vale

Adam Vale

Nursery Manager

Adam joined us as Nursery Manager in November 2021 after working in the childcare profession for 12 years. He has a First Class Honours degree in Child and Adolescent studies. He brings passion and enthusiasm for childcare and education to the setting, along with a wealth of knowledge and experience.

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.

Jo Marshall

Jo Marshall

Administrator

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

Holly Howe

Deputy Manager, Deputy Designated Safeguarding 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

Hedgehogs Room Leader and Mental Health First Aider

Anita began working at 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.

Rikki Woodland

Rikki Woodland

Rabbits room Leader

Rikki has a Level 4 qualification in child care. She has a passion for working with children and loves watching how they grow. She is dedicated to helping all children reach their goals and full potential.

Sarah

Sarah

Foxes Room Leader

Sarah has worked at Little Steps Nursery since September 2009. She is a qualified Level 3 practitioner and is SENCo trained, her experience and support is invaluable to those around her.

Shannon

Shannon

Squirrels Room Leader

Shannon is an experienced practitioner who has worked in a variety of schools and nurseries. She has worked with special needs and has achieved her Level 4 in childcare. She trained with us as a student before rejoining us as a Room Lead in May 2021.

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Little Steps Nursery School
Little Steps Nursery School
Welcome back everyone!

We hope you had a lovely Christmas and have been looking after your teeth with all those sugary treats you have enjoyed.
I wonder what healthy snacks you will find and enjoy eating this January?
Little Steps Nursery School
Little Steps Nursery School
Another year is over and it's time to relax and enjoy your Christmas.
We want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the staff at Little Steps.
Have a lovely break and we will see you on Tuesday 4th January.
Little Steps Nursery School
Little Steps Nursery School
Hi all.
So we know you're all excited for Christmas and ready to relax.
However, for the more keen learners amongst the group, here is a link to 'Hungry Little Minds'.
This is a website that is FULL of age appropriate activities and resources for you to be busy with over the holidays.
https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/
Little Steps Nursery School
Little Steps Nursery School
Little Steps Nursery is going to be working towards being part of the 'MySmile' award programme.
This will be to support your children in teeth brushing and eating healthy.
To start off the new year we will be providing all of our eligible 3 and 4 year olds with new toothbrushes and a tube of toothpaste alongside a fun 'Brushing Chart'.
Your child's new chart can be filled in however you wish, with stickers, stamps, or pens, and after 4 weeks, we ask you to return the completed charts to the nursery. This way, we can proudly display them to promote your children's achievements.
Little Steps Nursery School
Little Steps Nursery School
What a great job the children did in their nativity today! From our ‘Owls’ learning all their lines, to our ‘Squirrels’ and ‘Foxes’ singing their songs and our ‘Rabbits’ and ‘Hedgehogs’ dancing away and jingling their bells - we were so proud of all of them. And, oh, how sweet they were!

We can’t wait to show you the video. We are currently clipping and editing and will send it out very shortly…the bloopers are quite funny too 😂
Little Steps Nursery School
Little Steps Nursery School
🎄🎅🎉Christmas Party Day 🎉 🎅 🎄

Tomorrow is Christmas Party Day, we can’t wait to see all your festive party outfits and have a day of Festive fun.

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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