Based in the grounds of The Piazza, in Aylesbury, this bright welcoming space has a strong ethos towards a caring and nurturing setting, as well as access to plenty of outside space where all children can thrive.
Throughout all Footsteps nurseries and pre-schools, a strong sense of community is a part of everyday life; from our annual summer BBQ’s to trips to the Christmas panto, parent stay and play sessions, to visiting the local care home. The Footsteps approach ensures that everyone is engaged, from start to finish, in the children’s learning and development.
Key principles include:
With 28 places this pre-school values the opportunity to really understand each and every child. Places are available for children aged 2 years + and will be open from 7.30am to 2.00pm. We also offer both 15 and 30 hours funding.
Address: Footsteps Pre-school Watermead, The Piazza, Watermead, Aylesbury, Bucks. HP19 0FU
Open 7.30am to 2.00pm (term time only).
Tuesdays, we close at 12pm.
Telephone number: 07865945297
Key contacts: Manager, Karen Braithwaite
Our policies: Please visit values & policies
Fees and How do I apply: See our Application form
Summer School Term 2022
Term Starts: 5th September 2022
Half Term: 24th Oct – 28th Oct
Christmas Closure: 20th Dec – 3rd Jan
Half Term: 13th – 17th Feb
Easter holidays: 3rd – 14th April
Bank Holiday: 1st May
Bank Holiday for King’s Coronation: 8th May
Half Term: 29th May – 2nd June
Summer Holiday 2023: 24th July – 1st Sept (Last day of term 21st July, back in on 4th Sept)
“My daughter joined Footsteps at two and a half years old and all the staff made her feel so at home – even playing hairdressers over and over in her first nervous weeks! She developed a great group of friends, became very confident and was totally ready for school by the time she left this September. My son is now in the baby room and loves his time there. It puts me at ease to know he’s nurtured and looked after by a brilliant team at Footsteps, who feel like a family. ”
At Footsteps Watermead, our aim is to bring families together by creating a sense of community and ensure each child:
To read our full statement of intent CLICK HERE.
Karen has a career of over 20 years working with children as well as 2 children of her own. She is a highly qualified member of our team and we are lucky to benefit from her breadth of experience. Her favourite activities are cooking and nature walks where she loves to share her love of the natural environment with the children. Karen said “ “The best part of working at Footsteps is really getting to know all the children, what makes them tick, what excites and motivates them and to have lots of fun!”
Hannah joins Footsteps Watermead as Deputy Manager and SENCO. With a wealth of qualifications and experience, Hannah has 3 boys aged 8,5,3 who certainly give her added insight into active play as they all love to play football.
Hannah says: “My favourite activity is anything messy or imaginative and role playing with the children. I look forward to joining the Footsteps family and creating fun and engaging experiences.
For more information, please contact us on 07865945297 or email us at Watermead@footsteps-nursery.co.uk