Step by Step Nursery in Cumbernauld is just off Eastfield Rd, and is currently registered for 41 children. The nursery is designed and equipped to enrich those important first years of a child’s life in a safe and loving environment. Our nursery provides stimulating, thoughtful and exciting spaces for babies and children to explore and develop, guided and cared for by well trained staff.
We offer an abundance of fun and exciting learning opportunities within high quality, safe and secure environments. The children attending our Cumbernauld nursery are often out in the community, visiting local care homes and out to the forest. Parents can also be assured that there are well organised transition visits to local P1 classes when our children are preparing for school. We would love to show you and your child around. Why not give us a call and arrange a convenient time for you to view our nursery, say hello to the staff, the children and our chickens; Patsy, Penolope and Patricia.
Within our baby room we have space for 12 children aged between 6 weeks and 2 years old.
This is a warm and cosy room where our younger children are cared for by an enthusiastic and dedicated staff team. We understand the importance of building attachments with babies from an early age, helping the children in our care feel safe and secure enough to develop both emotionally and physically. This can be achieved with cuddles, lots of laughter and fun each day your child attends the nursery.
Your child’s journey begins with a comprehensive settling in program which helps us foster positive relationships with all our new families. During this time you will have the opportunity to meet with staff and your child's key worker who will be responsible for planning and recording each child’s individual developmental journey.
Playroom – 2-5 years
The 2-5 playroom is designed to meet the growing needs of the children and we offer an environment to support children’s curiosity, investigation and creativity. Again, through cuddles, lots of laughter and fun children’s learning promotes self-confidence and successful learners.
Through “in the moment” planning we encourage child led learning through play this helps children flourish by using their own ideas and imagination. When a child is being creative they are thinking for themselves, they are interested in what they are doing and therefore engaged in play and ready to learn. Being creative lets the children explore their world, try new activities out, revisit play through curiosity and test ideas to progress their own lifelong skills, knowledge and understanding.
We value the importance of outdoor play, including Forest Schools. Children have daily access to our large extensive garden. Spending time outdoors is vital to children’s health and wellbeing; this is why here at Step by Step Nursery we ensure all children get to enjoy fabulous experiences in the great outdoors each and every day. This can be in the garden or on daily trips to the forest with a forest school leader. The children choose their activities daily, even whether to have lunch inside or out.
Your child is allocated a key worker within their playroom, who is responsible for your child's wellbeing, ensuring your child feels individual, secure and cherished while they are away from home. Your child’s key worker will update your child’s online learning journal regularly to allow you to have a visual insight of your child’s individual learning; this can be accessed by an app “Parent Zone”.
A member of staff will also liaise with you at the end of each day, keeping you informed of your child’s experiences and ensuring you do not have to miss out on any aspect of your child's busy day at Step by Step Cumbernauld nursery.