Stepping Stones Day Nursery & Pre-School, Speedwell

Stepping Stones Day Nursery and Pre-School’s ideal location makes it highly popular amongst families living in the Speedwell, Hillifields and Clay Hill areas of Bristol.

As a Partou nursery, we believe that children should receive the best possible start to their educational journey. That’s why we work exceptionally hard to provide an engaging, exciting environment where children can thrive.

Facilities

Bright, spacious playrooms that provide a welcoming ‘home from home’ environment and are perfect for fun, educational activities

A range of extra-curricular activities for all ages, including daily yoga sessions

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

An amazing outdoor space, fully equipped with toys and play zones that are great for physical development

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

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
7:30am – 6:00pm
Morning
7:30am – 1:00pm
Afternoon
1:00pm – 6:00pm
0 to 3 £265.25 £58.50 £36.00 £34.00
3+ £251.00 £535.25 £334.00 £31.50

 

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 £5.00 per morning session and £4.00 per afternoon session.

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Stepping Stones
Day Nursery
& Pre-school

01179 658241

Open Mon - Fri, 7.30am to 6.00pm

Stepping Stones Day Nursery, 155 Whitefield Rd, Speedwell, Bristol BS5 7UB

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What families say?

Overall rating

5 stars

56%

4 stars

36%

3 stars

8%

2 stars

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1 star

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Catherine T

5 stars

12 November 2023

My little boy has been attending Stepping Stones since August 2022. Having started in the baby room, he spent a year in Toddlers before recently moving on to Pre-School. Throughout all the rooms and different key workers, my husband and I have been nothing but impressed with the care and education he...

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Maggie-Rose A

5 stars

16 August 2023

I have 2 children both of whom attend the nursery. I have experienced care from all 3 of the rooms - Babies, Toddlers and Pre-School and I can’t fault the care both of my children have been given from the nursery. When my son first attended with him being my first child I was quite anxious sending ...

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Maria L

4 stars

16 August 2023

My daughter has been attending the nursery since September and her confidence has grown massively and she is now communicating using proper sentences. When she started her vocabulary was a lot more reduced and I am happy with her progress. Since my daughter has started I have seen some changes and t...

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Chukwudima O

4 stars

11 August 2023

My son has had visible developments since he joined the nursery almost a year ago. The staff are friendly and they don't hesitate to provide feedback of my child's daily experience in the nursery. My son enjoys going to the nursery, he looks forward to it. It would be good if the kids have the opport...

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A D

4 stars

06 August 2023

My daughter has been at Stepping Stones since she was 11 months and is now 2 and a half years. She is always so happy to go and has made some close bonds with the other children. Her key worker always listens to any requests we have for her care and works with us. The children spend lots of time in t...

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A D

5 stars

03 August 2023

It's been two years now with Stepping Stones Speedwell and we are so happy with how this nursery has been to us and all of its employees. Our son loves it and can't wait to go see his friends and carers every day.

C P

4 stars

05 July 2023

We have been using Stepping Stones Day Nursery Speedwell for the last six years for both my children. Over that time, we've seen quite a few changes and gone through all the difficulties of 2020 and 2021. My children have always loved going to nursery there, and I feel the staff genuinely care about ...

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Catherine W

5 stars

26 April 2023

My daughter started Stepping Stones in September 2022 at the age of thirteen months. Since she started, she has loved going nursery and has built lovely relationships with the staff. Staff give details and clear information at pick up so I feel informed about my daughter's day. In addition to this, h...

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A O

3 stars

26 April 2023

The staff is nice and there was an improvement since the manager joined this nursery. My daughter loves the staff and she seems happy here, but here is where the good part ends. The building is very dated and in urgent need of repairs and TLC. The menu is very repetitive and based on carbs, not p...

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Rebecca S

4 stars

26 April 2023

Lovely nursery which has improved greatly over the past few months with the new manager coming on board. Great staff. Bright, welcoming nursery with a lovely outdoor space. My son always comes out happy.

C S

3 stars

20 March 2023

Love the flexibility this nursery provides. Staff are always friendly and nice. My only issues are the amount of time it takes to get someone to answer the door and communication via email is very slow.

Catriona J

5 stars

27 February 2023

My child joined this nursery when he was one, and he is now about to turn three and is in the preschool room and loves it. The nursery staff are always friendly and caring and definitely have helped my child's development. Lately, there have been a few changes in staff, and the email communication h...

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K R

4 stars

16 February 2023

My child attends baby class there and she is certainly thriving there and seems to love all the staff. The staff are very friendly and helpful to us parents too. The food has been hit and miss, it was very limited until my baby turned one but seems to be improving now and I know other children in t...

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E H

5 stars

16 February 2023

My daughter has been attending Stepping Stones Day Nursery Speedwell for just over a year now. Starting in the baby room and now in the toddler room. Since the first day, she’s so happy to go and so happy after such a fun and entertaining day. The care and attention she receives is second to none....

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Charlene P

5 stars

20 March 2021

My son came to this nursery when he was two years old, he has now just turned five and is thriving. He came to the nursery with educational needs and speech delay! The nursery were absolutely brilliant with him. They did everything to help him thrive. They were kind, loving, caring and he just loved ...

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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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