- Ages: 2 – 5 years
- Fees: 5 AM £2,359
- Timings: AM 9:00-12:30 or option to do full time for older children 9:00-15:00
Stepping Stones Nursery School registered in 2012 and is located in the very popular Askew Road area near Ravenscourt Park. It is a well-established, bright and friendly nursery which operates over three floors of a converted house with children starting as young as 2 years old. Children can only attend for mornings initially but in the last year are able to stay for a full, extended day. There is an enclosed indoor/outdoor area for outdoor play which is small but all children use daily and are also taken to nearby Wendell Park on a regular basis. There are 20 members of staff and most staff are highly qualified- there are also specialist teachers in French and PE as well as extra curricular activities including yoga, music and gardening. Stepping Stones has been rated consistently ‘outstanding’ by ofsted and in the most recent report (2013) they particularly commend the ‘outstanding relationships between staff and children’ and the ‘inspirational environment’. The nursery concentrates on building confidence in children and therefore ensuring they are very well prepared for the transition to Reception. The head teacher, Bryony Dodd was previously deputy head at Fox Primary (one of the best performing state schools in the UK) and is well aware of the expectations at Reception level. Children go onto Ravenscourt Park Prep, Orchard House, Chiswick and Bedford, Bute House, The Falcons School as well as a range of local state schools.