First Steps Nursery

We have two nurseries, one in New Mills and one in Furness Vale. The two sites complement each other and although they have very different layouts our ethos remains the same. 

Our nursery opening hours are between 7:45 am and 6:00pm from Monday to Friday.  Both nurseries are open all year round (except for Bank Holidays and 1 week between Christmas and New Year).

Both term time and all year options are available.

Our Staff

Our staff are our most valuable resource and as such are chosen very carefully. They all have a genuine love of children and are highly committed to the care, welfare and education of the children. In order to maintain our high standards, staff are supported in their professional development, which is reflected in their levels of qualification. Many of our staff hold a degree in childcare and both the owner and another member of staff hold Early Years Professional Status.

  • Our Values at First Steps Nursery are:

    F Foundation for Life - we will help your child to build a firm foundation for the rest of his/her life
    I Independence - we will encourage your child to be independent
    R Rights - your child’s rights will be respected at all times
    S Special Needs - we have a strong inclusion policy where all children are welcomed
    T Trained and Experienced - our staff constantly update their knowledge and training
    S Safety - the safety of your child is our priority at all times
    T Talking and Listening - we believe talking and listening to children is extremely important
    E Emotional Security - we believe a child’s emotional security underpins all their learning
    P Parent Partnership - it is essential that we have a strong and positive relationship
    S Sensory Play - we believe all children learn through their senses so we incorporate lots of sensory and messy play into our programme