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  • Phone Number
    020 7622 0484
  • Group/Owner
    Footsteps Day Nurseries Ltd
  • Person in Charge
    Naomi Shirley (Manager)
  • Number of Staff
  • When Closed
    Bank Holidays & Christmas
  • Type of Service
    Day Nursery – Privately Owned Open all year Full Day Care Sessional Day Care
  • Total Places for children
  • Age range
    from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months
  • Parking
    The nursery has on-site parking for easy drop off/pick up.
  • Directions
    The nursery is located in Stratford Enterprise Park in the north-east of Stratford-upon-Avon providing easy access from the A46, and is a short distance from the centre of Stratford.
  • Opening Days
  • Opening Hours
Funding & Fees

  • 73 Timothy's Bridge Road, Stratford Enterprise Park, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9BG

  • Francesca M-S
    June 5, 2019 at 12:00 am

    As a parent who has a lot of experience in the sector, I have found the care and provision excellent. The staff are always on hand to meet and greet the parents in the mornings and are highly qualified with excellent knowledge of the EYFS curriculum. The Key Worker system is consistent and my child’s key worker is always there to talk to should I have any concerns or queries. There is a fantastic handover at drop off and pick up and I am aware of all activities that have taken place. There is a wide variety of experiences for the children including a sensory room and outdoor space. Staff adhere to parents’ requests with regards to keeping a consistent approach to their care at home and try to match this within the nursery where possible. Hours are very suitable to our needs as a family as they are open 7-7. I highly recommend this nursery to anyone looking for a full-time day nursery.

  • Emma M
    June 5, 2019 at 12:00 am

    My little boy started in the baby room with Footsteps in January 2019 when he was 10 months old. I am so pleased we picked Footsteps. He is so happy here and settled in very quickly, there is nothing more reassuring when I hand him over in a morning and he waves me off. When he first started I could phone up as often as I wanted to check if he was alright. The staff are very approachable and nothing is to much trouble, they are clearly invested in the children and from day one I felt comfortable leaving my child in their care. There is not a high turnover of staff, they have a good variety of freshly cooked food, they are very accommodating to our needs and he is always sent home in clean clothes. They provide a daily report card with the activities done, times of nappy changes and whether it’s wet or soiled, what food he’s had and how much, times and lengths of naps. He does a good variety of activities and they get time outside every day.

  • Hannah M
    June 24, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Our daughter has settled into nursery very easily. She is very happy and thoroughly enjoys all the activities such a messy play. The nursery has a wonderful outdoor area complete with a sandpit and “Harry” the rabbit. The staff are all very attentive and nothing is too much trouble for them. They provide a very high level of care and engage all of the babies in group activities. The nursery provides delicious and nutritious meals which are freshly prepared on site. Our daughter enjoys her food and eats very well at nursery. Overall our experience of the nursery has been excellent.

  • Amy S
    June 24, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Always a positive experience with all members of staff. Nothing is too much trouble and if I ever have concerns over my son during the day they are always really helpful id I call to see how he’s doing. I like the activities that they do with the children and feel that the standard and variety of food they offer is brilliant.

  • J C
    June 26, 2019 at 12:00 am

    My little boy has been attending Footsteps Nursery & Pre-school (Stratford) for almost 6 months. After the initial settling in phase, he is usually very happy to go in in the mornings which is a great sign he enjoys it. The staff are incredibly on the ball and very accommodating to his needs or our requests. The activities are so imaginative and fun and he always eats his meals. I sent him here on a recommendation from a friend and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the nursery to friends and family.

  • Lauren C
    June 27, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Footsteps is an excellent nursery, my child happily stays with them and always seems happy and fulfilled. Great variety in food and activities both indoor and out with reassuring emphasis on independence. Overall lovely people and a lovely place.

  • Al J
    July 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

    My two daughters have both been through Footsteps Stratford Upon Avon – the youngest from 6 months to completion in Upper Pre-School – and I cannot recommend them highly enough. Having experienced a couple of other nurseries with the eldest daughter prior to moving to the midlands, I can honestly say that Footsteps excels in all areas and have the most professional, yet friendliest staff. We will be sad to leave, but can whole-heartedly say to anyone looking for nurseries in Stratford Upon Avon, that Footsteps is the place to visit.

  • Polly W
    September 18, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Footsteps is a fantastic nursery and I would highly recommend it to other parents. The managers and staff are so welcoming and most importantly they make your child feel happy and excited about attending nursery each day. They offer earlier opening times than other nurseries in Stratford upon Avon, which is ideal for parents that travel for work. Having one child attend from the baby room through to preschool and my second currently there now, I have been apart of the Footsteps family for many years. I will be very sad when my second child leaves for school but shall be thankful for all the support they have given my children and myself in developing and getting them school ready.

  • Louise T
    September 18, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Having looked at several nursery settings in the area, we are glad we choose Footsteps. Our son has attended since he was 6 months old and the staff were very supportive to him and me during the initial settling in period. Our son has thrived in the setting. Key points for us were the high levels of training for staff, very low turnover of staff, opening hours were 7 am – 7 pm pre-COVID, have understandably reduced slightly in the current times. Meal plans are on a monthly basis so good variety and prepared on-site. I find the levels of cleanliness good. So far we have only met the staff from the baby room, but all have been very friendly and kind to our son. They make time to talk to us at drop-offs and pick-ups and give us a good level of detail on our son’s day. Good range of activities, outdoor space including forest school. Currently undergoing an extension for the movers group. Use of learning book app allows us to see our son’s progress and for us to share activities from home.

  • K M
    September 18, 2020 at 12:00 am

    My daughter has been at Stratford-upon-Avon Footsteps since she was 12 months old (now currently 3). I would not hesitate to recommend this setting to any parents considering their childcare options. The setting is welcoming and we have had personalised care since day 1. Special mention to the staff, they are always so helpful, caring and happy, the latter being so important as it rubs off on the children within their care. It is such a nurturing environment. Particular mention for the manager and the team who, during the last few months of a pandemic, has been brilliant making everything safe but at no detriment to the caring environment for the children. Thank you.

  • Ella S
    September 18, 2020 at 12:00 am

    We’ve been very happy with all aspects of the nursery. The staff especially are really friendly and helpful. We’ve had some amazing key workers who have gone out of their way to get to know the children and give detailed and personal feedback on the child’s day.

  • Sally H
    September 30, 2020 at 12:00 am

    My first child is now in the upper school; since he started, he has enjoyed attending. Especially going to forest school and taking part in science activities. All members of staff are friendly and know him. He has grown loads and made friends. The nursery is very good and always there to speak with. As my eldest child enjoys it that much, our youngest has just started and is also enjoying their time in the baby room. Through COVID times, they have kept in touch and provided activities to help enjoy with the children at home. It is a safe and welcoming environment. Would recommend to all.

  • Mary L
    October 8, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Always welcoming staff. Good leaders, very supportive. Excellent resources for my children. My children have always been happy and I feel comfortable with how they are supported.

  • Kelly C
    October 20, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Excellent experience. Extremely welcoming nursery staff. Formed quick bonds with my 1-year-old. Detailed observations of her settle in period. Feedback is positive and she seems very happy when she goes in/comes home.
    Have noticed she is exploring more – I feel they encourage a great range of play/activities.
    I’m delighted we picked this nursery for her. Covid restrictions have been put in place really well and I don’t feel they disrupt drop off or pick up.

  • Maninder C
    January 27, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Our son started Footsteps preschool in September 2020, having spent 9 months at home with the lockdown, we were very worried as to how he would react, especially when this was his first real time of being in a nursery setting. We had met the staff beforehand, spent time planning for his induction, treading very carefully the night before, worrying how he would settle. When he started he took to it very well, the staff were brilliant with him, made him settle down, he had the most enjoyable time and every day since he happily wants to go, better than being home with mummy and daddy in lockdown no3.

    We would highly recommend it. Best thing we did for his development.

  • Lucy B
    March 24, 2021 at 12:00 am

    I’m so incredibly happy with Footsteps Nursery & Pre-school (Stratford). My daughter has been there for over two years now and she loves it. The staff are very caring, helpful and on top of everything. I never feel that I have to worry about my daughter when I’m at work. We love the progress reports and the photos we get every trimester, it’s lovely to see what my daughter has been up to and good to see what we can be doing to help keep her in line with the Early Years Learning Framework. The children seem to get lots of time outdoors enjoying forest school or the play ground.

  • Laura O
    May 24, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Footsteps Nursery & Pre-school (Stratford) has been amazing for all my children over the last seven years. From babies all the way to upper preschool we have had fantastic care, support and activities. The staff have played a huge part in my children’s development and our lives. My children run in each day excited to see everyone, even after a break at home last spring. We loved watching the zoom catch ups and staff videos on YouTube and still occasionally watch some, particularly the stories! Thank you for all you do. We will be very sad to say goodbye to that chapter of our family’s life when school starts in September.

  • C S
    September 14, 2021 at 12:00 am

    I cannot praise Footsteps Nursery & Pre-school enough, they’re brilliant! My daughter has been here for 14 months now, and given she started during COVID I was a bit of a nervous wreck. The staff member in the baby room was amazing and helped settle my nerves and did everything she could (within Covid rules and regulations) to make sure I was comfortable leaving her which made such a difference. My daughter is now in Movers one and loves the staff in there so much. She sometimes doesn’t even wave goodbye when I drop her off! She’s too excited to go for a cuddle and play and see her friends. For anyone looking for a nursery then I highly recommend footsteps and knowing my daughter is safe and loved while I’m at work makes such a difference.

  • Karly F
    October 6, 2022 at 12:00 am

    My child has been at footsteps since just before his 2nd birthday he is now coming up to 4. He has got strong bonds with all the staff he sees and talks so highly about the staff. He has made some wonderful friendships. He goes in with a big smile on his face excited for the day. The activities on offer are great and he will tell me what he’s been up to. He especially enjoys forest school which is a great opportunity for him to explore outside. He had transitioned well from room to room. He used to be a fussy eater but is now willing to try different foods and this is thanks to the staff who have supported him with this.
    I would 100% recommend Footsteps to anyone who is looking for outstanding care for their child/children.

  • Maria K
    March 9, 2023 at 12:00 am

    The nursery provides lots of interactive activities for children and good care. The food menu is varied and adequate for children’s age and also well distributed/divided over the day. The personnel are very nice and caring with the children. My son is very happy in there. I highly recommend the nursery to everyone. Thank you everyone for the good care and hard work you do every day to make our children happy!

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