First Steps Nursery Reviews



“The guys here are brilliant! Even when it’s been snowing and is -2 outside, they’re open and the kids are togged up playing outside, sledging on the paddock and building snowmen. My daughter comes home happy at the end of each day time and time again.”

Corinna Chidley

“My daughter attended first steps and loved every minute! From trips out to fun in the sand pit, the team have a great ideas and a forward thinking approach to how babies and youngsters respond and grow with care and attention. The activities are structured without the children knowing to bring out the best play while encouraging learning and social skills.
My daughter really enjoyed her time at first steps and so did I. It is like being part of a family. Thank you first steps I would not hesitate to recommend this nursery to anyone seeking great childcare.”

“My son went to First Steps Nursery from the age of six months old. Sheila and her team filled me with the confidence of knowing my son would be well looked after and benefit from the social interaction with other children and careers as I returned to work. With her wealth of experience, I don’t think there’s anything child related that Shiela hasn’t come across before and for a new mum that was invaluable for my peace of mind.
The range of activities including the sensory room, learning signing and the forest schools really offered a broad education in the form of play and my son fully enjoyed it all. The whole experience was rather like a happy family. A forwardthinking nursery with a great team leaded by I trusted and safe pair of hands. Thank you first steps you are a great! I would highly recommend to anyone and everyone looking for exceptional quality childcare.”

Alexis Budd

“My son loves it here, nice nursery and nice staff.”

Katie Graham

“My son attended First Steps for about 3 years prior to us moving out of the area. The facilities are excellent and include forest school sessions as well as swimming lessons. The staff are extremely caring and supportive towards the children as well as their families. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend First Steps to anyone looking for child care in the area. We miss them.”

Tamarisk Kay

“This is an amazing nursery. My son has had the best time here and has learnt so much. All the staff are so friendly and welcoming, I would definitely recommend first steps nursery.”

Amy Ratcliffe

“Just collected my daughters file as she’s now left to start school next week. She has developed so much in her 3 years at First Steps Nursery. She’s loved Forest School, Messy play, Tales toolkit, swimming, painting, baking, sensory room and so much more. A truly fantastic Nursery.”

HelenĀ Semaj

“My little girl attended here from 2013 till 2016 they were amazing warm, kind home from home . They helped our family raise a confident helpful and kind girl who took starting school all in her stride due to the commitment and dedication of the first steps team. I found it difficult to trust anyone with my little girl (even family) due to here severe nut allergy but the team were amazing. Always one step ahead of me with day to day intake, care plan medical training and reviewing this could not recommend them enough.
It was great to see the same fantastic team when I returned in August 2017 to book my baby in . I can not wait for my beautiful little girl to get the same great start as her big sis. Well done team you are outstanding.”

Sarah Lydon

“My son was here for about two years prior to us moving out of the area. He was very happy here, receiving good care and support as he developed. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this nursery to anyone who needs childcare in the area. They are excellent.”


“My daughter has been at First Steps Nursery for four years. The love, care and support the team shared with her during this time was invaluable. The quality of care and dedication in the growth and development of our very independent little girl has more than prepared her for her next steps in life. They have given her some amazing messy play opportunities, helped her create a gallery of art work, introduced her to forest school and taught her a wealth of new songs! They have taught her about caring for herself and others and what it means to be part of a community. They have also given her the confidence to voice her thoughts and ideas and engage with her peers. The time and patience they have invested in our daughter has given her a solid foundation for future learning. We definitely made the right decision sending our daughter to First Steps Nursery and we would strongly recommend their childcare services to other families.”
Cheryl Hanson
“I couldn’t recommend First Steps more highly. My first 2 children spent their pre-school time here from 6 months old until starting school many years ago. They were so happy here, so when I had my 3rd child more recently, there was no doubt she would go here. A perfect start to a childs life, so many opportunities such as forest school, swimming lessons. And with the messy play and things I could never do at home, I’m sure she would much rather be here than at home with us all! She already has so many friends and is perfectly socialised. If I could give more than 5 stars, I absolutely would!”