Our Team

A professional, committed team

Since opening in 2000 we have grown considerably, and our work force now consists of over 40 members of staff. The majority of our staff members have been with us for between 3 and 15 years with the remaining staff members joining us after our expansion in September 2017.

At Stepping Stones, we regard ourselves as a highly motivated professional team and pride ourselves on our continuity of care, with 10 room leaders dedicated to leading their team in providing outstanding care, we are always seeking to go above and beyond in your child’s journey with us.

Ofsted state that a minimum of 50% of the workforce should hold a level 2 qualification in childcare, we have always exceeded this requirement and pride ourselves in the qualifications of our staff members.

31 of our Nursery Nurses are all Level 3/BTEC National Diploma or equivalent qualified, with 2 of these being qualified to Level 4 and a further 3 members holding a BA in Early Childhood Studies (Level 6). Our remaining staff members are all currently working towards their NVQ Level 3.

Meet our Management Team

Gary Holmes

Managing Director

Tom Holmes

Financial Director

Claire Holmes

Senior Nursery Nurse

Louise Smalley

Nursery Manager

Amy Smith

Deputy Manager

Helen Jones

Administration Manager

Chloe Welch

Senior Nursery Nurse

Dominique Maragh

Senior Nursery Nurse

Cathy Carlton

Head Chef

Ellen Markham

Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCO)

Meet our Room Leaders

Emma Leape

Yellow Room Leader

Laura Peberdy

Red Room 1 Leader

Siobhan Murphy

Red Room 2 Leader

Chloe Welch

Green Room 1 Leader

Nadia Bujudo

Green Room 2 Leader

Linzi Etches

Blue Room 1 Leader

Jade Hudson

Blue Room 2 Leader

Dominique Maragh

Blue Room 3 Leader

Mia Abbott

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