Our nursery has four different rooms all with CCTV, The Baby Room, Duckling, room, Cygnet room and the Pre-School room which have a range of equipment and toys that are stimulating and educational while also being age-appropriate
(6 weeks to 16 month) Ratio - 1:3
(16 - 24 months) Ratio - 1:3
(2 - 3 years) Ratio 1:4
(3 - 5 years) Ratio - 1:8
Weeks a Year
Stepping Stones Day Nursery is in a convenient location, just minutes away from the Metro Centre and the A1 and also very accessible from Newcastle, Gateshead & the Team Valley. We are registered to care for up to 94 children between the ages of 6 weeks to 5 years and we are open from 8:00am until 18:00pm 5 days a week, our half days are between the times of 08:00-13:00 or 13:00-18:00. We also offer a pre arranged 07:30am early start if you wish to start that little bit earlier. We are open for 51 weeks per year with the exception of public bank holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year. All of our staff are fully qualified and experienced and provide warm, caring and safe enviroments for your child to thrive in.
Our nursery has four different rooms all with CCTV, The Baby Room, Duckling room,Cygnet room and the Pre-School room which have a range of equipment and toys that are stimulating and educational while also being age-appropriate, we also have a large outdoor area that contains a hard, grassed and soft surface so the children get plenty time outdoors as we believe it is a big part of their learning environment.
Each child in the nursery is given a key worker, this staff member is responsible for their planning of a child and to ensure that each child is developing well, if you wish to have a chat with your Childs key worker please do not hesitate to ask for an appointment to talk about their development.
We accept many nursery voucher schemes/tax free childcare and also 2 & 3 year funding, if you have any questions or are unsure about if you qualify please contact us. We would be happy to invite you to come and look around the nursery via appointment, feel free to give us a call or email us!
Thank you for the time you have cared for both our children, they have enjoyed nursery and we have felt very confident and secure with the care they have received over the past 4 years, my children are prepared for school and have developed good social skills whilst in your care. We think you are a brilliant team and are very grateful for everything you have done.
"Thank you, our two daughters will always have special memories of Stepping Stones!"
My daughter began attending this nursery just after the first lockdown of 2020. The staff have gone above and beyond to help her settle during difficult circumstances. She absolutely loves nursery. The care and thought that goes into what they deliver is exceptional. The communication is exceptional, I always have a response the same day. The attention to detail in the variety crafts we receive at home are superb. They're even laminated so they don't get damaged. I feel that they really know and consider my daughter as an individual, which is so important to me as she develops. There are countless little thoughtful ways that they make the service they provide amazing. I couldn't recommend it more highly.
"Staff are really friendly and seem to genuinley care, we've always felt our little girl was safe at Stepping Stones"
Very professional and efficient, I felt my daughter was safe in your care
"Very caring and make the kids enjoy their time at nursery"
You have given my daughter a great start to her experience in a classroom environment and she's developed some lovely relationships
"She has loved the staff who have taken care of her at every stage, as well as the range of skills and activities she has experienced"
My son has developed so much during his time at nursery, his social and communication skills especially, together with pretend play using his imagination and recognition of numbers, he also speaks very highly of the staff working with him!