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Stepping Stones Nursery and Preschool

We are based in a large Victorian house. We have a  toddler room and preschool room.The nursery has two gardens, one has safety flooring and the other garden is grass.

We are a vegetarian nursery, and cater for all special diets whether its food allergies or religious requirements.

All our staff are fully qualified NNEB, NND or NVQ 3. We  are all up to date with  Paediatric first aid and basic food hygiene. 

We are open 51 weeks a year. Close for Christmas and bankholidays. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Julie Tolcher
Contact Position

Where to go

6, Arundel Avenue
L17 3DA

All bus routes along Ullet Road, Smithdown Road and Lodge Lane

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£28.00 per Session
£41.00 per Day
£175.00 per Week
23.45 per Session (pm)
Morning Session £28.00. Snack and Lunch inc Afternoon Session £24.00. Snack only. You can bring a healthy pack lunch option.


Other notes

Nursery Lunch cost £2.00. Snacks are 0.50p a Session alternatively you can bring in a Healthy pack lunch. No Crisps, Juice or Fizzy drinks please. Water and Milk will be offered.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Access

Special Needs

Special Needs

Dietary Needs

Dietary Needs
We are a Vegetarian Nursery, we use soya products as a substitute for meat, Lactose Intolerant, wheat intolerant,Omega 3 allergies,

Cultural Provisions

Cultural Provisions
Experience with

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Part time sessions available. Free 15 hour entitlement
Date updated

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 17:30
Tuesday 08:00 17:30
Wednesday 08:00 17:30
Thursday 08:00 17:30
Friday 08:00 17:30
Other Availability
We are flexible with free 15 hours for 2, 3 and 4 year olds We are open 51 weeks of the year with a close down between christmas and new year and we are closed all Bank Holidays.
Baby Facilities
Accessible Parking
Outdoor Playspace
Sand and Water Play
Arts and Crafts
Parental Involvement
class rooms
Healthy Eating
Songs and Rhymes
Sleeping Area
Visit & Outings
ICT Facilities
Dressing up
Out-door Play
Private Nursery Garden
Messy Play
Quiet Area

School Pickups

Offers School Pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer


1. How does the setting know if children need extra help and what should I do if I think my child may have special educational needs?

We work with parents to find out the children’s starting point on entry to the setting this is done by using are initial assessment and all about me in our enrolment pack.

When your child is new to our setting their progress will be discussed with you  regularly and we are happy to liaise with any previous setting including child minders with your consent. Your child’s progress is monitored through Early Years Foundation Stage with regular Observations, 2 years old progress check, All about Me Observations. Your child will have a named key person when they start the setting and the key person will observe and assess your child using The Early years Foundation Stage. The key person will discuss any areas of concern and you will be involved and informed on a regular basis.  We will also liaise with the health care professional team that you and your child may have contact with.   

2. How will the staff in the setting support my child?

If your child needs extra support we will discuss this with you and with your consent will access support from outside agencies. We are well placed to be able to support your child and able to signpost you to other agencies if needed.

Children in our nursery are supported through an established key person system who monitors their developmental progress in the child’s Learning Journey using 2yr old progress checks, written observations and photographic evidence from nursery and discussions with parents/carers.

 Daily planning, small group work and in some cases individual play plans are used to help support your child.

The progress of all children is monitored and reviewed regularly and shared with parents and carers. We measure progress using EYFS.

We are a Vegetarian nursery; we use soya products as a substitute for meat. We cater for the dietary needs of your child. 

3. How will the curriculum be matched to my child's needs?

The setting is organised by chronological age. The curriculum is adapted to a child’s individual needs. The key person plans activities which are based on children’s individual stage of development.

4. What specialist services and expertise can be accessed by the setting?

All our staff is qualified to NVQ level 3, NNEB, NND, CACHE. We have regular and updated training in

Safe Guarding

Paediatric First Aid

Administering medication

Speech and language course

Managing Behaviour Course


Basic Food Hygiene.

We work with Speech and Language Therapists and Educational Psychologists team

We are able to support children with English as an additional language.

We work in partnership with the local authority, health and social care services.

We are members of National Day Nurseries Association NDNA

We are members of the Liverpool Early Years Consortia.

5. How accessible is the setting?

We are based in a Victorian semi detached house.

The setting is wheelchair accessible only to the ground floor. We are happy to discuss your child’s individual needs and to make reasonable adjustments.

6. How will the setting support my child in transferring to the next stage of education?

We invite teachers /senco from the local schools that children will be attending to visit our setting and in some cases are senco/key person has been invited to their school.

We attend the local authority transition meetings. We have school transition forms that we fill in just before your child leaves us, we share this form with you, you keep a copy and the new setting gets a copy.

We work closely with all local schools in Liverpool.

7. How are parents involved in the setting? How can I be involved?

We invite parents in to nursery to discuss their child’s progress regularly. We have parent/carer’s come in and read stories to the children in their first language. We have links with our local children centre. We have regular fun day events for charities.

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0 to 5)
Needs Level
SEN Provision Type