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Here's all the latest
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Term Dates 2024

Monday 3rd June - Friday 19th July
Essex School term dates and holidays 2023 to 2024
Thank you so much to the Grassroots Charity for awarding us a grant of £1,000 to update things in our soft play/sensory room, this will mean so much to the children who find this room a safe and fun environment where they can be themselves and express who they are.

Being able to update and improve things in the room is vitial to how we support our amazing children and familes so thank you so much for your support.

Here is our Admin lady Liz accepting the award from the wonderful Nigel Spencer MBE DL. #grassrootschartiy #charity #support #thankyou
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Thank you so much to the Asda Foundation for awarding us a wonderful grant of £960 towards nursery shopping which covers offering our children a healthy snack, supporting our topic activities which includes making playdough and gloop etc and towards our general nursery shopping.

Here is our local Asda Community Champion Elaine presenting the cheque. This money will really make a huge difference to our children . #thankyou #AsdaFoundation #charitysupport #eathealthyfood #asdacolchester


We are excited to announce we have been supported by the East of England Co-op and recevied funding from the East of England Co-op Community Cares Fund managed by Essex Community Foundation which will support our key workers working with children with complex additional needs.

We are extremly grateful to them for supporting our charity and can assure them that this funding will really make a difference!

We had a lovely visit by our local store manager Zak who has also nominated us for another award. Thank you Zak and the East of England Community Care Fund you are amazing! #communitycaresfund#charity#support

A big shout out to The Saffron Building Society for supporting us with a grant which is managed by The Essex Community Foundation.

We are so thankful to them for supporting our key workers working with children with complex additional needs.

We had a wonderful visit by Lorna from Safffron Building Society who saw first hand the work we do and saw for herself that this funding will really make a difference to the children we work with and the families we support. Thank you so much. #fundedbyecf

Links to this wonderful organisation supporting us are below:
Twitter Essex_CF
Instagram essex_cf
Facebook EssexFoundation
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Dates for your diary 2024

Sports Day - Friday 12th July 11am over at the Recreation Park off Port Lane, Colchester, CO1 2HH - bring your cheering voices and a picnic to enjoy afterwards.​

Leavers Afternoon - Friday 19th July 1.30pm

This is an afternoon of celebration for our children moving up to big school, children staying with us should be collected by 1pm, so we can deadicate the afternoon to our leavers.

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We have recently changed our curriculum so we have even more focus on the prime areas of learning; Personal, Social and Emotional development, Communication and Language development and Physical development.

Each term we will focus on one area;

Spring term – Communication and language

Summer term – Physical development

Autumn term – Personal, Social and Emotional development

Most children will be taking part in daily small group activities where we will focus on that area of development (this term is Communication and Language). We plan our activities based on children’s interests and next steps (what we are currently working on to develop) and we offer a wide range of activities.


Within our curriculum we will also be including the following; -Colour monster (a book about emotions, visited every term) -Chinese New Year - Easter -Eid - Growing -Querks - School Readiness -Halloween - Fireworks -Diwali - Christmas


If there are any other celebrations/festivals that you celebrate as a family, please let us know and we would be more than happy to fit it in our curriculum. We will continue to share with you some of the children’s learning through tapestry and encourage you to share with us anything they get up to at home.

Here is an updated Summer term
2024  Newsletter (June 24)
Here is our Fundriasing
Newsletter Summer 2024


Stepping Stones Summer Ball 2024

Saturday 20th July 2024


Contact us for more information


Stepping Stones will be holding our annual Dinner and Dance on Saturday 20th July 2024

 18:30-12 midnight at: Wivenhoe House Hotel, Wivenhoe Park, Park Rd, Colchester, CO4 3FA.




© 2017 Stepping Stones Play and Learn.  Registered Charity 1033539.

 Stepping Stones Play and Learn Group,
Wilson Marriage Centre,
Barrack St, Colchester CO1 2LR

01206 860467

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