Stepping Stones Nursery in Durham

Aims & Objectives

At Stepping Stones Nursery in Durham, we aim to provide a welcoming and secure environment. Our staff work together as a team in cooperation with parents in providing a warm, happy nursery atmosphere where the children feel valued and confident. Each child is treated as an individual with his/her own personality. We guarantee that the safety and happiness of each child is the highest priority at our nursery. 

We aim to provide suitable age appropriate equipment for indoor play and to go outdoors to our designated visit sites as often as possible. (church garden, walk to the library, local park, feed the ducks by the river.) We ensure that all activities, including quiet times, are well organised with due regard to Health and Safety.

Stepping Stones Nursery offers equal opportunities to everyone with recognition and respect given to gender, racial origin, religion and cultural and linguistic background, together with their physical and mental ability.

Our nursery in Durham provides stimulating activities in line with the EYFS. The children develop skills through play so learning becomes a pleasurable and rewarding experience.

We explore the 3 Prime Areas of Learning

  1. Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  2. Physical Development
  3. Communication and Language

And the 4 Specific Areas of Learning

  1. Literacy
  2. Mathematics
  3. Understanding the World.
  4. Expressive Arts and Design

All of the above are delivered through purposeful play with a balance of adult led and child initiated activities.

All of these will encourage children to become independent, to develop a positive sense of self worth and try to help them to achieve a happy and contented attitude to life.