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First Steps - We offer educational nursery and and pre-school care
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Conveniently located in the heart of Shepton Mallet in Somerset, First Steps Day Nursery offers educational nursery and pre-school care for your child in a safe, loving and caring environment.


First Steps

First Steps Day Nursery opened in 1993.

The nursery is a limited company and operates from a large detached house in the rural town of Shepton Mallet in Somerset. The property is licensed to care for up 60 children at any one time and is registered to operate from 8am - 6pm each week day all year except for Christmas and bank holidays.

The property also has access to a large, secure and enclosed garden and a side area used as a forest school.

Children in our Setting

All children are given a 'Learning Journal' upon enrolment this is used to monitor and record your child's development against the seven areas in the Revised EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage 2012)

These are made up of 3 prime areas:

- and 4 specific areas:

These profiles are readily available for your review at all times and parents and guardians are encouraged to contribute to and share in their children's experiences from outside the setting.

What Ofsted had to say

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Excellent relationships have been established ..... children's behaviour is excellent.

Communication, Language and Literacy

A phonic scheme is used well to encourage children to identify letters.

Mathematical Development

Children are confident to use numbers... children use language of time well

Physical Development

Children move confidently in a variety of ways... children show good co-ordination

Creative Development

Children play imaginatively and use props to support their role play


The provision is acceptable and is of high quality. Children are making 'very good' progress towards the early learning goals.


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Our Staff

All our nursery staff are qualified in the provision of early years education and are committed to offering your child, a rich and secure learning environment.

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Recent Testimonials

"A massive thank you to all the lovely staff here at First Steps, both my children loved their time with you, Annabelle really come on leaps and bounds"
Mrs E Vincent

"To all the staff at First Steps, thank you for the last 10 years, you’ve all been supportive through hard times and fun times"
Lisa Collins

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Our Ofsted Reports

Our parents are thrilled with the high standard of early years education their children receive at First Steps Day Nursery.

First Steps - Our Food Hygiene Rating

Our Rating

First Steps Day Nursery has been awarded a Food Hygiene Rating 5!! Our kitchen staff are very proud of this accolade and continue to maintain the very high standards expected to provide great home hearty and healthy cooked meals for all our children.