Lister Steps Childcare (DN)
Registered Charity providing full day care - set up by Parents for Parents - flexible bookings, no charges for Bank Holidays or Christmas shutdown.
Healthy snacks and meals prepared in our awarded 5 star Halal kitchen.
We provide a high standard of care and education.
We follow a curriculum of the EYFS ensuring every child's development is closely monitored to ensure we are giving every child the appropriate learning opportunities and helping them to learn and grow.
Every child is assigned a key-person who will work closely with the child and family ensuring good positive relationships throughout.
All staff are Level 3 qualified with 3 Apprentices supporting staff and all Pediatic First Aid qualified.
The children have access to the outdoors daily (free flow).
We have Co-ordinators who have specific skills and knowledge in various areas such as SENCO (supporting children with additional needs) EYFS Co-ordinator who monitors childrens learning and development.
Parents/Carers have the opportunity to access their child's online "Learning Journal" safely.
We have recently received an OFSTED inspection rating "Good with outstanding features". (December 2016).
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Michelle Clarke
- Contact Position
- Childcare Manager
0151 254 1394
0151 259 3092
Where to go
The Old Library
- L13 7EB
Bus 62 92 68 12 13 15 18
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £19.00 per Session £38.00 per Day £190.00 per Week
- No charge for bank holidays and 2 weeks half fees per annum for families to take a holiday.
Opening Times & Facilities
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing Time Monday 07:30 18:00 Tuesday 07:30 18:00 Wednesday 07:30 18:00 Thursday 07:30 18:00 Friday 07:30 18:00
- Other Availability
Arts and Crafts
Private Changing Area
Private Nursery Garden
Sand and Water Play
Visit & Outings
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
At Lister Steps our aim is to enable every individual child to meet their full potential.
An intial assessment is completed with Parents/carers before the child starts at the setting, this helps to support the child during their transition into nursery
This is used as a starting point we then observe and assess regularly building up a learning journal keeping parents informed of their child’s progress. This also highlights any addition needs which can then be addressed and planned for with full support and consent from parents, SENCO and where necessary, other agencies.
Each child will have a key person with whom you can talk to and share information with. They will build strong bonds with the family and will monitor and support your child’s progress and development offering individual planned activities to support learning and development.
Each key person has EYFS training and has a good knowledge and understanding of developmental matters.
All children are treated as unique individuals and are planned for accordingly to offer the best activities to further develop their learning throughout EYFS
Lister steps Ltd are members of the Early Years Consortia and are very much involved in the process. We work closely with the SALT team we also access support from the local educational psychologist team. We have good links with our local children’s centres. Lister Steps has highly trained staff who continue to expand and develop their knowledge through training
Our setting is wheelchair accessible and we are happy to discuss your child’s individual needs. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive setting and strongly believe in equality for all. We work in partnership with Fusion, Disabled Childrens Services to offer play opportunities and care to children with SEN. Where necessary Children are supported with 1-1 care.
Lister Steps has developed a good relationship with the local schools and work closely with them to support smooth transitions. We visit the schools and invite them to visit us, we have produced a book for each school which contains a short story featuring our puppet Sally with staff members and school teachers. We have included photographs of the school and activities. Our children really respond well to this resource.
Within our setting as children move up to the next room they have transition visits supported by their key person, who ensures they are well settled and introduced to their new key person. This promotes a smooth transition with minimal disruption for the children
Lister Steps operates an open door policy, our parents are always made welcome and can discuss their child’s progress at anytime.
We have social events which our parents are invited to and parents are encouraged to attend day trips, parties and celebrations and fun days.
We are a registered charity and Parents join the organisation when they register, this gives them voting rights at our AGM. Parents are welcome to become Trustees they are invited to open evenings and are kept informed via newsletters, social media and email.
- Local Offer Age Bands
- Early Years (0 to 5)