Footsteps are thrilled that our new Watermead Pre-school is now open! Based in the grounds of The Piazza, in Aylesbury, this bright welcoming space will have 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, Natasha Hamer
Our policies: Please visit values & policies
Fees and How do I apply: See our Application form
Summer School Term 2022
Term starts – Wednesday 20th April
(Tuesday 19th April 2022 – Teacher Training Day)
Early May Bank Holiday – Monday 2nd May
Half Term – Monday 30th May 2022 to Friday 3rd June 2022 (including Spring Bank Holiday – Thursday 2nd June 2022 and Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday – Friday 3rd June 2022
Term Ends – Wednesday 20th July 2022
“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.
Watermead is a perfect setting to explore a huge variety of learning opportunities, creativity and social skills. Our staff are dedicated to providing your child with an encouraging and supportive approach to their well-being, as well as to setting strong foundations for their education.
We love getting plenty of fresh air and exercise and in our extensive outdoors space.
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!”
My name is Lynsey I’ve been working with children now for 28 years so I have lots of experience, I’ve also got two children of my own. In my spare time you’ll often find me enjoying walks around Watermead. I love having fun with the children and helping them grow & develop in confidence, it’s lovely to be part of their journey from settling at Pre school to be ready to start school.