The first nursery and pre-school setting in the Footsteps Family was opened in Chalfont St Peter in January 2012 and since then we have provided care and education to local children from the ages of 3 months to 8 years. There are now 5 further Footsteps sites including those at Farnborough, Maple Cross, Watermead, Oving and Leighton Buzzard.
Each team has been carefully selected to help provide the nurturing, fun and engaging environment that is synonymous with the Footsteps ethos.
Co-founder Kelly Smith says: “We continuously train and develop our staff, ensuring that our high standards are meticulously met. The team’s extensive qualifications and experience ensure that the children gain a high quality learning experience; whether it be indoors or out. We adopt a Forest School style education hands-on learning and a free-flow approach, allowing the children access to our outdoors space, at all times.
Our locations have been specifically chosen to allow easy access, great outside space as well as spacious, yet homely and warm environments so that children feel comfortable and supported.
It is the children who inspire our philosophy and practice at Footsteps. We know that children are explorers and investigators by nature, and this fuels our passion to create environments that are set up to capture our children’s imaginations. We focus our planned activities around each child as an individual, looking at their developmental needs and next steps in learning. Through observations and partnerships with parents we learn about how each individual child plays and explores the environment around them. With this information we are able to plan activities that support each child to meet their milestones as well their own unique interests.
At every setting we enhance our play and learning with real and authentic objects found in the home or natural environment. At Footsteps, we are pleased to provide you with a full range of services, to support both our children and their families.