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About First Steps Day Nursery
  • Meet our qualified, friendly and dedicated team of nursery practitioners.


    Hello! My Name is Janet. I am the Manager here at First Steps and have worked here for 13 years. As a team we provide a high-quality level of childcare, where each child is valued and encouraged to obtain their full potential. We provide a safe, happy and secure environment for your children. I love my job, especially building relationships with the children and their families. It’s lovely watching the children grow and develop into confident girls and boys ready for school.

  • SUE

    My name is Sue, I work within the nursery as the nursery cook. I joined First Steps nearly 2 years 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 seasonal changes.

  • LYNN

    Hello, my name is Lynn Knight and I have worked at First Steps for nearly 2 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 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 2 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 Butterflies room and finish in Dragonflies ready to start school. I like the fact that all staff have so much experience in childcare.

  • JANE

    I originally came to First Steps 4 years ago, through a childcare agency. I enjoyed the experience so much that I came to work here as a relief member of staff.

  • EMMA

    My name is Emma. I have worked at First Steps just over 6 years. I have 4 key children in the Bumblebees 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 8-year-old boy, who also used to attend First Steps.

  • JO

    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.

  • AMY

    Hello, my name is Amy and I am a level 3 relief member of staff. I enjoy getting to know all of the children and helping them grow and develop from babies until preschool. Outside of nursery I am a keen photographer with a level 3 diploma in photography.


    My name is Lynne. I have many years of experience working with children of all ages, but I am currently working with preschool children. I enjoy this very much as every day is different with lots of little minds eager to learn. I am the senior of the room and I am qualified to level 4. I have 2 children and 3 grandchildren. I enjoy live music, theatre and playing the piano.

  • ABI

    Hi, my name is Abi. I am 18 years old and I am a relief member of staff spending time in all rooms of the nursery. Outside of work I enjoy dancing, baking and taking my dog out for walks. I also help out at the local guide unit.


    Hello, my name is Donna and I have worked at First Steps for several years now. I spend most of my time in the baby room where I provide warm, loving, consistent care ensuring the babies feel safe, happy and secure. In my free time, I enjoy reading books and singing.


    Hi, my name is Becca. I am an Apprentice Nursery Nurse and have been at First Steps since 2018. I find working with children rewarding and hope to have a long career in childcare. Outside of nursery I enjoy shopping, socialising and spending time with my pets. One of my hobbies is furniture restoration.

  • MIA

    Hello, my name is Mia. I am currently studying at Peterborough University completing an Early Years degree with First Steps being my placement setting. I love interacting with the children and watching them develop in the happy environment First Steps provides.