First Steps Nursery is an integrated nursery within our school, it is managed by our excellent and experienced team of Teachers and Early Years Practitioners. First Steps, as part of our school, prides itself on the nurturing and inspiring ethos which promotes mutual respect and celebrates the diverse and vibrant community we serve. As such we were very proud to be on of the very first school in the UK to achieve a National School Nurturing Award, this prestigious award which recognises the work we do to support well-being for the whole school community.
Children’s learning and well-being is at the heart of everything we do at First Steps and Marsh. We promote aspiration for children and work closely with families to encourage them to strive to be the best that they can be within a supportive and secure framework. Through exciting experiences, we aim to help our children develop lively, enquiring minds with a lifelong passion for learning. Children attending First Steps nursery are invited to participate in many lovely school events such as theatre productions, music workshops, festival celebrations and much more.
Our Nursery is led by Mrs Whitehead; an outstanding teacher, who is also a member of the school’s Senior Management Team. Mrs Whitehead is expertly supported by well-trained Early Years practitioners. All staff at First Steps have regular training opportunities, ensuring that current educational research is used to facilitate the best possible provision for our children. Membership of local Early Years Forums, liaison groups and cluster groups mean that our nursery is well informed of changing expectations and legislation in Early Years education and has frequent opportunities to share good practice with other successful providers.
Who can attend?
Children aged 3-4 years old are able to attend our nursery. We have three termly intakes a year and these are; Autumn, Spring and Summer terms.
We offer morning or afternoon sessions for the government funded 15 hours and we also offer the 30 hour extended government funded sessions for those who are eligible. All children have the option to attend additional sessions, subject to availability and a charge. The structure of our sessions are carefully designed to ensure we can deliver the best possible care, learning environment and meet each child’s individual development needs.
For more information on your eligibility of government funded hours please visit https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk and select the criteria that meets your requirements.
Moving onto school - admissions
Please note that admission to First Steps Nursery does not entitle your child to automatic entry into our School. The Bucks County Council application process for a school place must be followed, please go to www.buckscc.gov.uk for more information.
Breakfast Club and Activity Hub
As part of Marsh Infant School, First Steps children have access to our excellent wrap around care, this includes Breakfast Club and afterschool Activity Hub.
For more information or to arrange a visit to our nursery please call 01494 522756