STEPPING STONES PRE-SCHOOL
We are a rural pre-school based in the idyllic grounds of Aldborough Primary School. With our garden and play area next to Class One and an interconnecting door in to the school, we can go for a ramble in the school woods, visit the school library or have a chat over the fence.
Many of the children who attend Stepping Stones do choose to move on to Aldborough Primary School, but also to other schools in the area such as Colby and Erpingham, and we pay a great deal of attention to ensuring that this transition is as smooth as possible.
MEET THE TEAM
We provide each child with their own key person because research shows that when children form secure attachments to the adults providing their care, they feel happy and secure and have the confidence to explore and learn.
The committee members are the charity trustees of the pre-school and are responsible for the overall management and smooth running of the setting. This can mean anything from organising a summer fundraising event to conducting a job interview. There are lots of ways you can contribute to the committee, and we'll be happy to chat about this further with you.
Deputy Pre-School Leader
Administrator and Forest School Leader
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and our dedicated and enthusiastic team put the child at the centre of everything we plan.
Our doors are always open so the children can get outside to investigate the sand, water, mud-kitchen and open-ended resources at any time of the day, all year round.
We go to our lovely garden daily to ride on the bikes, play on the climbing frame and check on our raised beds and wildlife area. Inside, we provide thought-provoking and varied activities based on the children's interests, to invite play and exploration and extend the children's learning.
We enjoy visits from the mobile library, the Norfolk Children's Book Centre, Yoga Folk, National Trust's Sheringham Park Outdoor Learning Team and many more.....
Morning sessions run from 9.15am - 12.15pm (please provide a packed lunch)
Afternoon sessions run from 12.30pm - 3.30pm.
All day session 9.15am - 3.30pm (Tuesdays and Wednesdays extended hours until 4.30 pm)
Children can start with us on their 2nd birthday
JELLYS STAY AND PLAY SESSIONS
We have been hosting Jellys playgroup for a joint "Stay and Play" session with ourselves and Aldborough School on the first Friday of every month for a play, chat and a cuppa. 9.30am - 11.30am. Contact Jellys on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We are always looking for bank staff to cover absences and volunteers to help us with our sessions, so please get in touch if you are interested.
FEES AND FUNDING
We charge £4.65/hour for 3-4 year olds and £5.15/hour for 2 year olds. We ask for a voluntary contribution of 50p per session for snacks, £1 consumables activity fee per session and an optional "lunch cover" charge of £1.17 (£1.29 for 2 year olds) for children staying all day.
All children are eligible for 15 hours of free early learning from the term after they turn three. Some children, depending on their circumstances, may be eligible for 15 hours of free early learning in the term they turn two.
ALDBOROUGH FARMERS MARKET
Aldborough Community Centre, 9:30am-12pm 1st Sunday of the month.
Come and support our local producers of food, drink and crafts. Enjoy a coffee and a bacon butty and help raise funds for Stepping Stones at the same time.
Join us on Twitter @AldboroughFM
We are in the process of changing our method of donation to the pre-school. We are switching from Charity Choice to My Donate and details of how to use this service will be posted here when the transition is complete. This will make it possible for you to donate to the Pre-School should you wish to support one of our fundraising events. Charity Registration Number: 1077895
AFTER SCHOOL CLUB
We provide after school care for the children of Aldborough Primary School during term time: Mondays - Thursdays up to 5.30pm and Fridays to 4.30pm. If you would like to register your child then please call the pre-school on 01263 768766 or email email@example.com
COME AND VISIT US!
We would love the opportunity to show you around Stepping Stones and talk to you about what we do.
If you would like to come and have a look around, have an informal chat, or would like further information, please contact us.
Address: Stepping Stones Pre-school, Aldborough Primary School, Alby Hill, Norwich, NR11 7PH
Phone: 01263 768766
Directions: From the A140 take road signed Byway to Aldborough. Follow road past Alby and Thwaite churches, down the hill and into the 30mph speed restriction. Turn right into Thwaite Road then right after Wright’s garage and continue round the green, past the Community Centre onto Chapel Lane. Follow this road out of the village and turn right onto School Road. Aldbrough Primary School is approximately a quarter of a mile further on the left hand side. The pre-school entrance is located to the right hand side of the school building.