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Term Dates 2021
Spring Term 1  - Monday 4th January - Friday 12th February
Half Term - Monday 15th February - Friday 19th February
Spring Term 2 - Monday 22nd February - Friday 26th March

Nursery Newsletter

This half of the term the children will be covering a range of topics and be given a variety of fun learning opportunities. 

  •  The colour monster - the children will be learning all about their emotions and recognising feelings of others, we will be incorporating colours into this.

  • Going on a bear hunt - the children will be having lots of fun exploring different textures and engaging in a wide range of sensory experiences.

  • The hungry caterpillar - the children will be learning about the life cycle of a caterpillar and will even get the chance to watch real caterpillars turn into butterflies.

  • Easter - Easter egg hunts, Easter craft, cooking, games and all round Easter fun.  

If you would like to know more, please speak to your child's key person. 



Fundraising Newsletter

The Stepping Stones team have been working really hard in the garden to revamp each area, so that all the children have new things to explore and engage in. Here's a sneak peak...

Mark making flowers
Mark making flowers
Our chatty corner
Our chatty corner
Our new bug hotel!
Our new bug hotel!
Music and sensory section
Music and sensory section
Exciting, fun, new games for the children to explore
Exciting fun new games for the children to explore.
Lots of fun to be had in our mud kitchen area
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Hey everyone, guess what???

We are now 30!!!

February 19th 


We are extremely grateful for everyone's continued support. Thank you to our wonderful families, children, staff and everyone who has been involved, we are proud to say the group has been running for 30 years! Keep an eye out on our Facebook page to see how we plan to celebrate this summer.

There is still plenty of time if you would like to buy the nursery a gift, please click the button to visit our Amazon wish list. 

   Good Beginnings Bronze Award

June 2018 the Stepping Stones team worked really hard to achieve the Bronze Good Beginnings: Early Years Autism-friendly setting award. In the future we will be working towards achieving the Silver award. 

The staff had to gather evidence to create a portfolio to present to the Good Beginnings team; they spent the year updating their knowledge, developing their skills and attending various training courses. To celebrate our wonderful achievement, we invited parents in to see us being presented with our certificate. 

Stepping Stones Summer Ball 2022

Our 2022 summer ball will take place on SATURDAY 25th JUNE at Wivenhoe House Hotel. More details will follow. 

© 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

Our chatty corner

Our chatty corner