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The staff at Stepping Stones (Dursley) offer a warm, caring and positive environment in which all children are supported, encouraged and valued  as individuals.  Experienced staff care for and nurture your children to extend their development and help them achieve their potential. The staff follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS, 2017) and recognise the importance of children learning through experience in opportunity-rich environments, both indoors and outdoors.


Parents are kept informed through regular newsletters, meetings and via Tapestry - which is an online Learning Journal which parents contribute to.


Our opening times are (term time only):

Monday            9.00am until 2.00pm

Tuesday            9.00am until 2.00pm

Wednesday      9.00am until 12 noon

Thursday          9.00am until 2.00pm

Friday                9.00am until 2.00pm (Rising 5's only)


Children who stay for lunch bring a packed lunch with them.  


We offer FREE sessions to children who receive 15 hours funding for 3&4 year olds and for children in receipt of the Achieving 2 Year Old grant.   We can offer additional hours for families who receive 30 hours funding and we are registered for Tax Free Childcare.


Rising Fives

Our Rising 5's sessions take place on Fridays and are for children who will be attending Dursley Primary Academy at the beginning of the next academic year.  ALL children in their pre-school year who will be attending the Academy are eligible, but priority is given to those already attending Stepping Stones. We have close links with the Academy and regularly visit the Reception classes to familiarise children with the environment and staff.  Rising Fives sessions run on Fridays from 9.00am till 2.00pm.  Children bring a packed lunch.


For more information please CONTACT US.  


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"George settled very quickly at Stepping Stones and made great relationships with the wonderful and dedicated staff.

They use 'Tapestry,' an online Learning Journal and it's amazing. The staff add pictures and write ups regularly about your childs progress and you can also add to it at anytime.

A fantastic and friendly Preschool."

Hayley, Niamh's Mum, November 2018

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