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First Steps at Cansfield Day Nursery and Pre-school

 

First Steps has been in operation since 1994 and most of the staff that started with us are still working which offers the children and families a unique stability that is often not found in most childcare settings. The building is purpose built and we have a separate dining room and our own kitchen, so all food is now cooked fresh on the premises and it allows us to meet all individual dietary requirements.

All our staff are qualified to level 3, some staff are qualified up to level 5. All staff have a high standard of work experience and have been at First Steps for many years.

We are a fully inclusive setting and offer full and part time places, for children aged between 0 and 5 years which can be full year or term time only. We also offer free funded places for eligible 2 year olds and all 3 and 4 year olds, and these can either be term time only, or stretched weeks all year round.

Once your child starts school the care is continuous as we work with the following primary schools in Ashton: St Thomas C of E, St Oswalds, RL Hughes, St Peters, Rectory, Our Lady’s and Nicol Mere, we provide breakfast, afterschool and holiday clubs during all school holidays, except Christmas.

We offer extracurricular activities to support your child's learning in the Early Years Foundation stage and have access to extensive provision such as gymnasium, sports hall, Library within our on site school Cansfield High Our Pre-School children have weekly swimming lessons at Ashton Leisure Centre.

We have close links with our community nursery nurse who is on site twice weekly in the nursery to offer parents/carers any additional support and guidance they may need.

We accept all variety of childcare vouchers or fees can be paid via standing order or using a debit/credit card or cash/cheque will be accepted.

We have our own vehicles for the safe transportation of children and use them to take children on little outings (with parental permission only) and can use them to assist any parents who may be finding it difficult to bring their children or collect their children from the setting.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Louise Wareing
Contact Position
Acting Manager
Telephone
01942 711964
01942 724118 - this is for the Out of School club only
E-mail
firststeps@cansfield.wigan.sch.uk
Website
https://www.firststepsatcansfield.co.uk/

Where to go

Address
Ashton-in-Makerfield
Wigan
Lancs
Postcode
WN4
Notes

First Steps has been in operation since 1994 and most of the staff that started with us are still working which offers the children and families a unique stability that is often not found in most childcare settings. The building is purpose built and recently we have had an extension to provide us with a seperate dining room and our own kitchen so all food is now cooked fresh on the premises and it allows us to meet all individual dietary requirements.

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£36.00 0-2 years Per Day
£23.00 0-2 years Per Half Day
£35.00 2-3 years Per Day
£22.00 2-3 years Per Half Day
£34.00 3-4 years Per Day
£21.00 3-4 years Per Half Day
£4.00 Per Hour
Details
We also have free funded sessions up to a maximum of 15 hours per week for all 2 year olds, and up to 30 hours for 3 & 4 year olds If you meet the criteria we can also offer free transport for your child to be brought into First Steps, just contact the office for further details.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Yes
Details
All areas accessible via wheelchair

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Details
We have a variety of places available including funded places for 2, 3 & 4 year olds. Please contact the office for further information on 711964.
Date updated
21/06/2019

Free Childcare

3/4 year olds
Yes
2 year olds
Yes
.

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Friday 7.30am 6.00pm
Monday - Friday 7.30am 12.30pm
Monday - Friday 1.00pm 6.00pm
Other Availability
The official opening time is 8am start but parents can pay an additional fee to bring their child in at 7.45am
Facilities
Baby Facilities
ICT Facilities
Private Changing Area
Interactive whiteboard
Internet Connection
Calming room
Quiet Area
Kitchen facilities
Childcare
Lap tops
Refreshments
Meeting Rooms
Disabled access
Disabled toilets
Outdoor Playspace
Parking
Extended Services school
Free parking
Garden
TV and DVD
Healthy Eating
Accessible Parking
Playroom
Baby changing facilities
When is childcare available?
School holiday care available - Easter Holidays
School holiday care available - Summer holidays
Open all year (except Christmas) ring for details

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Yes
Schools
Nicol Mere Primary
Bryn St Peter's CE Primary
St Oswald's Catholic Primary
R L Hughes Primary School
Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Primary School
R L Hughes Primary - NURSERY
St Thomas' CE Primary (Ashton)
Details
We also collect from Rectory school in Garswood

Ofsted Information

Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
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