About Us

Meet our qualified, friendly and dedicated team of nursery practitioners


Hello, My Name is Lisa. I am the Manager here at First Steps. I provide a high-quality level of childcare, where each child is valued and encouraged to obtain their full potential. We as a staff team provide a homely, safe, happy, secure and stimulating environment. Our nursery provides equality for all children and their families as we work effectively within the framework of the EYFS.


 Hello…. My name is Janet, and I am the Deputy Manager at First Steps Nursery. I have worked here for 13 years. I love my job, especially building relationships with the children and their families. Its lovely watching the children grow and develop into confident girls and boys ready for school.


My name is Sue, I work within the nursery as the nursery cook. I joined First Steps nearly 2years ago, previously I worked as a nursery nurse for 10 years. I prepare and cook for all of the children including those with special dietary requirements. I provide well-balanced nutritional meals and plan menus to suit seasonally changes.





Hello, my name is Lynn Knight and I have worked at First Steps for nearly two years. I work in ‘Butterflies’ which is our baby room. I help our new babies to settle into nursery and we have lots of fun. Our babies are encouraged to explore with their hands and feet during messy play and mark making. We use food such as jelly and custard to encourage our babies to ‘squeeze’ ‘squelch’ and ‘squiggle’ using different senses, such as touch, taste and smell. We enjoy lovey village walks around Maxey and time spent in our nursery gardens.



My name is Michelle. I started working at First Steps Nursery in 2007. I work in the Ladybird room. I enjoy craft and messy activities. I like reading stories to the children in my care and supporting them individually throughout the developmental stages of the curriculum.



Hello my name is Susan I have two teenagers, a boy and a girl. I enjoy being a relief member of staff at First Steps as I enjoy the variety of working in all of the four rooms so therefore I know all of the children who attend nursery and it is great to see them start in the Butterfly room and finish in Dragonflies ready to start school. I like the fact that all staff have so much experience in childcare.


I originally came to First Steps Nursery four years ago, through a childcare agency. I enjoyed the experience so much I came to work here as a relief member of staff.


Hi My name is Kim. I have been working at First Steps Nursery for over ten years. We enjoy going for walks down the lane pretending to go on a on a bear hunt or to look for the grufflo. We enjoy taking pictures of the animals with our nursery camera and creating what we have seen back at nursery by drawing or during role-play.



I am Rebecca. I have worked at First Steps for 7years. I enjoy doing lots of craft/messy play activities such as painting, gluing, gloop, rice pudding, sand and water play. The children love participating in these activities and getting messy, experimenting and exploring with different textures.


My name is Emma. I have worked at First Steps just over six years. I have four key children in the Bumble bee room. I enjoy going for walks to see the animals with the children. I also enjoy being creative through art work and baking. I am a mum to an eight-year-old boy, who also use to attend First Steps.


My name is Dorrie and I’ve worked at First Steps for five years. I enjoy reading stories to the children and craft activities, but especially enjoy being outside in our lovely gardens.


My name is Jo and I’ve worked at First Steps for 11 years. I love the beautiful rural area we are in and enjoy taking the children on nature walks. I love all aspects of expressive arts and design.


 The nursery is a single storey detached building that has been converted to provide a spacious and well
equipped play areas for the children. These consists of 4 base rooms, as follows:

Butterflies – 6 weeks to walking – 1:3 ratio

Ladybirds walking to 2 years – 1:3 ratio

Bumble Bees – 2 years to 3 years – 1:4 ratio

Dragonflies – 3 years to 5 years – 1:8 ratio

We offer full and part time day care in a multitude of ways. Our sessions include:-

Full Time – Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm (Extended opening of 8am till 6pm is also available)
Full Day – 8.30am to 5.30pm
Am Session – 8.30am to 12pm
Pm Session – 1.30pm to 5.30pm

Contact the nursery for details of availability and cost

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