The Setting

Next Steps is a private nursery that has been operating from the current premises since June 2008. We are situated in the grounds of Waterloo Primary School, Crosby Road North, Liverpool.  Our setting is open from 8.00 to 5.00, 5 days a week, 38 weeks a year. We offer flexible care for children aged 2 – 4 years with a maximum of 40 children attending each session.

Our accommodation is a single storey, ground floor, self-contained building with disabled access to the main entrance and a ramp that allows all children access to the outdoor space. The building has natural light and is well ventilated. The indoor learning space is open plan. From this room, the children have access to the outdoor learning area during all child initiated sessions, where a free flow system operates.

We are passionate about offering a quality service to our families. We aim to maintain an attractive, stimulating and ‘homely’ building, staffed by practitioners who are sensitive, knowledgeable, professional and enthusiastic, and who can signpost parents and carers to other support services and opportunities available in the area. In short we want our families to feel part of our Next Steps community.

Next Steps aims to support all children to gain a firm foundation for future learning and life. As a community group we are dedicated to ensuring that all children can access quality childcare, regardless of cost. With this in mind, some of our children attend free of charge. We find that most of the children who join our setting have not accessed any care outside of their own family. Accordingly, we spend a lot of time working with our children to build relationships with other trusting adults, to become independent of their parents, to support their self-help skills, to support them to make choices, and to support them to conform to our behavioural expectations and boundaries.

We are a fully inclusive setting and welcome children with SEN and disabilities.

At Next Steps Nursery we do everything we can to make your childrens time at our setting as fun and educational as possible. We have a large indoor area and children are allowed outside at any time, the door is always open!

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