Little Big Steps Day Nursery & Pre-School, Knowle

Partou Little Big Steps is a modern, purpose-built day nursery and pre-school ideally situated for families in the Filwood Park and Knowle areas of Bristol.

Our fabulous setting is full of bright, spacious playrooms which are filled with natural resources, creating the ideal space for children to learn and explore.

Facilities

A beautiful modern building with spacious playrooms filled with natural resources that encourage curiosity

Highly qualified, experienced staff who are experts in early years care and education

Healthy and delicious meals from our seasonal menu, freshly prepared at the nursery

Well equipped outdoor areas which children of all ages can explore, come rain or shine

Fabulous learning activities, tailored around the unique needs and interests of each child

Funded childcare places available

The Partou experience

At Partou, the children lead the way. They explore their surroundings and learn about the world they live in, by choosing for themselves which activity they want to join in with next.

Our team are there to care for them and keep them safe. To nurture their emerging abilities and encourage them to seize each fun-packed day. But not to tell them what to do next.

Why? Because when children are allowed to choose their own activities, rather than being told what to do, they naturally choose the activities they’re most interested in. And scientific research has shown that being interested in what they’re doing is the easiest and best way for children to learn.

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Food & nutrition

Creating healthy eating habits for young children stretches far beyond their time with us. It encourages a lifelong positive relationship with food whilst building healthy bodies and healthy minds. Here’s how we encourage healthy eating habits:

  • Rotating menus: Evidence shows regular exposure to foods helps children to develop their taste for them, yet we still want to offer variety. So, we rotate our menus on a three-to-four-week basis, offering the perfect balance between exposing children to new foods yet allowing them to become familiar with flavours.
  • A lunchtime focus: We prioritise lunch as a time where children can enjoy their food. There is a social aspect to all lunches and, where possible, children are encouraged to take an active interest in the food they eat.
  • Fresh food everyday: We serve children fresh food every day and accommodate many different dietary requirements. We have procedures in place to protect children with food allergies and offer different meal options too. If your child has a dietary requirement, simply let us know as part of our registration process and we’ll make sure we meet the needs of your child.

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Nursery fees

Age Full Time
Weekly Rate
Daily
7:00am – 6:00pm
Morning
7:00am – 1:00pm
Afternoon
1:00pm – 6:00pm
0 to 3 £394.00 £83.00 £44.75 £43.50
3+ £364.00 £76.50 £44.75 £43.50

 

Registration Fee: £75 (Non Refundable)
10% discount off eldest child’s fees for siblings

  • Universal 15 hours free childcare entitlement is available to all 3 and 4 year olds, extending to 30 hours for eligible working families*.
  • 15 hour free childcare entitlement is also available to 2-year-olds subject to availability.

For the latest childcare funding information, please visit our dedicated resource page.

* Please note that free childcare entitlement from the government is only applied to the ‘care’ element of your invoice and does not cover meals which are charged at £8.25 per morning session and £6.25 per afternoon session. Consumables will also be charged at £1.75 per morning session and £1.75 per afternoon session.

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Little Big Steps
Day Nursery
& Pre-school

01173 776370

Open Mon - Fri, 7.00am to 6.00pm

Little Big Steps Private Day Nursery, The Park Centre, Daventry Rd, Knowle, Bristol BS4 1DQ

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What families say?

Overall rating

5 stars

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4 stars

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Emily J

5 stars

06 December 2023

Little Big Steps has been and continues to be a fantastic nursery for both of our daughters over the past 4 years. They both settled in quickly due to such attentive and caring staff and have always been happy to go there. Staff are friendly and I have always felt comfortable and happy knowing my dau...

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Jodie P

5 stars

13 August 2023

Little Big Steps provide a fantastic service. My son has a brilliant time at nursery and the staff really consider his interests when setting up activities. It’s great that everything is included in one price too!

Justine B

5 stars

11 July 2023

Really happy with Little Big Steps, on the whole, our daughter seems to be really happy which is the most important thing. The staff and facilities are lovely, nice outdoor play area and she seems to enjoy the food. The only criticism would be communication. Would be nice to have more information on ...

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E R

5 stars

10 July 2023

This is a fantastic little nursery, they care so much for our little ones. The baby room staff are brilliant, really responsive to the little ones, and the toddler room provides great on site activities. On site sensory room and large outdoor space. They also now have a mini bus so looking forward t...

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J H

4 stars

10 July 2023

My son enjoys going to nursery at Little Big Steps. The staff are always very good at communicating and were supportive when we had input from Speech and Language therapist. My son especially enjoys the outside space where he can run around and play with other children. There is a good flow between t...

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H S

4 stars

09 July 2023

My son has settled well in nursery after starting buttercup room in January. The staff are friendly and very accommodating. The range of activities and resources they provide are top quality- using open ended resources to promote the children’s imagination and creativity whilst playing. He’s ...

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D T

5 stars

07 July 2023

My girl started nursery more than a year ago and enjoys going to Little Big Steps. She’s excited to go every morning and very happy when she gets back. They do a lot of activities every day: sensory, role play games, singing, arts and crafts and she built her confidence to speak and interact with o...

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Aimee S

5 stars

07 July 2023

My little boy has been going since April 2023, and we haven’t had any issues. The staff inform us every day on collection of what he’s done throughout the day as well as what he’s eaten and drank. The nursery has a good vibe to it and all children seem happy when arriving/leaving.

Jane M

5 stars

18 April 2023

We are really pleased with Little Big Steps Nursery and feel happy and confident dropping our daughter off there in the mornings. She took a little while to adjust to nursery life, but the staff have all been great at helping her to feel comfortable. Now nursery is a happy part of her routine and her...

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Abi K

5 stars

13 March 2023

The team are absolutely amazing. You can so clearly see the care and attention they put into each child - my daughter loves it and they worked so hard to settle her in and it’s really paid off. She loves going to nursery! The activities always seem to be varied and lots get packed into the day whic...

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I R

5 stars

22 February 2023

Little Big Steps Private Day Nursery & Pre-school, Knowle is an excellent nursery, my son has gone from when he was 10 months old for almost 2 years now. He loves spending time there. The facilities are great and the staff are caring, kind and professional. Would highly recommend.

B C

5 stars

20 February 2023

Our daughter has been at Little Big Steps for just over a year and is really happy there. The team are kind and professional and takes a real interest in her learning and social development. The rooms are kept clean and there is a real variety of equipment and activities for the children to take part...

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Claire m

5 stars

17 February 2023

I am regularly impressed by the care my daughter receives at Little Big Steps Private Day Nursery. Everyone knows her and engages with her. She feels welcome, involved and a part of the big family! The activities are varied and encourage her development - she is always surprising me with the new ski...

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Georgina W

4 stars

17 February 2023

The staff are really friendly and the staff really care about the children. Communication with parents about the day-to-day of what my children do could be better and more uploads to the learning book app. But overall really pleased my children are here. They love it and are very happy. I would recom...

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Linda C

5 stars

16 February 2023

Our twins have been going to Little Big Steps for over a year. The nursery has moved to a new building in this time and the setting is a new building and spacious. A good set-up in each room for the ages. Also, have a sensory room and garden. Nappies, formula and food are all provided by the nursery....

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Why Partou?

For us at Partou, childcare isn’t just a job, it’s a journey – one where every child leads us in a unique new direction.

As part of the Netherlands’ largest childcare group, we’ve access to world-leading expertise in learning and development, so you can be confident your child will benefit from an experience as unique as they are.

Of course, care is as much about empathy as education, and ours is a child-led approach that emphasises building confidence and curiosity – so that every child in our care has the freedom to flourish.

Reassurance for you and your little one

Care

We’re more than just a team; we’re a close community driven by our passion for childcare, and our commitment to each individual child’s development. We know that by working together, we’re stronger.

Compassion

In our community, compassion isn’t just a word; it’s our way of life. By embracing our differences, we make our community more diverse and vibrant. We build strong, supportive relationships with the children and each other, based on trust and understanding.

Continuous learning

We believe strongly in development, for the children in our care and for ourselves. Through continuous learning, we help our team and our children reach their full potential. Together, we make a positive impact, in our communities and across wider society.

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