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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


Where to go

The Old Library
Green Lane
Old Swan
L13 7EB

Bus 62 92 68 12 13 15 18

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost 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.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Access

Special Needs

Special Needs
Experience with
Global Developmental Delay
Hearing Difficulties
Emotional needs
Loss or Bereavement
Medical Needs
Language impairment
Learning difficulties
Renal failure
Autistic Spectrum Disorder ASD
Serious allergy / Anaphilaxis
Motor impairment
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Physical impairment
Downs syndrome
Visual impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Severe dietary needs
Social development impairment
Challenging Behaviour
Our Practitioners are highly skilled and trained in specific roles and work with professionals from other agencies. Abbie Woodward is our highly trained and qualified Level 4 SENCO who specialises with children with special educational needs.

Dietary Needs

Dietary Needs
Experience with
In the induction process Parents/Carers are encouraged to share ideas and liaise with our Chef.

Cultural Provisions

Cultural Provisions
Experience with
Halal kitchen.

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Hours are flexible to meet the Parents/carers needs.
Date updated

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing 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
Baby Facilities
Outdoor Playspace
Arts and Crafts
Parental Involvement
Climbing Frame
Private Changing Area
Play Room
Dressing up
Quiet Room
Private Nursery Garden
Quiet Area
Sensory Room
Sand and Water Play
Healthy Eating
Sleeping Area
Visit & Outings
Out-door Play
Wrap-Around Places
Messy Play

School Pickups

Offers School Pickups
St Cecilia's Catholic Junior School
St Cecilia's Catholic Infant School
Lister Infant School
Lister Junior School
We provide a wrap around service for children attending the above schools.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer


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)
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