First Steps Nursery opened in 2002 and is situated in purpose built premises in the Lowton area of Warrington, Cheshire. The nursery is open Monday – Friday from 7:15am – 6:30pm. We also have another purpose built nursery situated within Pennington near Leigh also called First Steps Nursery. This nursery opens Monday – Friday from 7:30am – 6:00pm. Both nurseries have been thoughtfully designed to provide full day care for babies and young children, offering safe and secure enclosed indoor and outdoor play areas.
Our aim is to provide a happy, stimulating and safe environment where all children can develop to their full potential. We believe that what is learned in early childhood is the foundation for a child’s journey through life. Each stage of development and learning is valued and respected in its own right. We believe every child deserves the best possible start in life and support to fulfil their potential. A child’s experience in the early years has a major impact on their future life chances.
We welcome all children aged 6 weeks to 5 years and endeavor to meet their individual needs. We also have an out of school club situated at our Lowton nursery catering for children from reception class – 11 years old
First Steps Nursery at Lowton has five age-specific rooms: a baby room, Tweenies room, Two Tinies rooms, Pre-school 1 room, and a pre-school 2 room. We also have an Early Learning room for all children just accessing their grant for 15 hours per week open Term time only. All the pre-school children have access to an additional learning room/library. Children have continuous access to the separate outdoor areas from the age of 6 weeks with underwater themed play areas. Our secure outdoor area is a space where the children can climb, run and explore. The majority of our children are from the local community and surrounding areas and we support their transition to schools in the local area. As part of this, we have contact with the schools the children will be attending to help ensure a smooth transition.
At First Steps Nursery we have highly trained, enthusiastic and friendly staff who provide a stimulating and loving environment for children, giving your child the best start in life.
The premises are equipped and maintained to the highest standards with excellent attention to health and safety. We have gained a Healthy Business Award from Wigan Council in recognition of the excellent well-balanced meals we provide. We also have gained a Level 5 Food Hygiene Rating in recognition of our excellent cleanliness standards within both of our main kitchens.
Our Lowton nursery is on the site of our own Independent School (Green Meadow Independent Primary School). Children from both our nurseries have priority to places available at the school. We also enroll children from our nurseries into the Kindergarten class which filters into our independent school.