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.


Our dedicated space for babies is set over 2 light and spacious rooms. This 'home from home' environment focuses on creating feelings of cosiness and security. old.
The babies have their own garden space which they can safely explore.


Our toddlers are cared for in two bright, airy rooms which provide a stimulating environment, enabling exploration and play, with a separate room for rest and sleep.
They have access to a wonderful garden space and love taking their learning and play outside.

Badgers and Foxes

Our three year olds have two rooms and a large garden area to explore. With areas for rest, connection, investigation and play, the children are free to choose from a wealth of resources to further their learning. They love getting outside in all weathers.


Squirrels is our 3 and 4 year old room, set up to prepare children for school. Squirrels room follows the environmental themes of cosiness and play, with separate areas to introduce more structured input in small groups.
Squirrels have their own large playground with a Forest School area.

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.

Jo Marshall

Jo Marshall


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

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.
Sarah would be delighted to welcome you to our nursery


Deputy Manager and Squirrels room leader

Lindsay has a Level 6 Degree in Early Years Studies and over 15 years experience of working with, and caring for, children. As Forest School Leader, she loves getting the children outside and exploring our wonderful grounds.

Holly Howe


SENDCO, 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


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.


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🌳🌦 Outdoor Learning🌦🌳

There are many benefits of year-round outdoor play including:
🌳improved mental health
🌳opportunities for 'bigger' movement
🌳development of fine and gross motor skills
🌳problem solving and decision making
🌳development of self esteem
🌳increased social interaction
🌳further creativity and role play
🌳assessing risks

With this in mind, we like to take the children outside in all weathers, to ensure they experience the maximum benefit of our outdoor space.

While outside they can explore our two large gardens, huge canopied sandpit, mud kitchen, digging areas, music and water walls, sensory garden, hard surfaces for bikes, climbing frames and much more.
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Little Steps Nursery School6 months ago
Loose parts allow magnificent imagination.

Blocks and tree stumps become a 'Princess castle', straight from the imagination of one of our little ones!
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Little Steps Nursery School6 months ago
Practising brushing teeth
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Little Steps Nursery School9 months ago
🖌✍️Look at those little hands getting stuck in!✍️🖌

These babies are beginning to understand how the movements they make are forming marks, and building those little muscles which will be so important when they start writing.

But most importantly, they're playing and experimenting with their friends
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Little Steps Nursery School9 months ago
Making wrap faces was lots of fun - 2 cucumbers for eyes, 1 tomato for a nose, lots of cheese and ham for hair and mouth...but the best part of all, eating it at the end!
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Little Steps Nursery School11 months ago
After reading a book about a hedgehog, Badgers decided to make some playdough hedgehogs and count the spaghetti spikes.

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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