All About Us!

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Little Steps Day Nursery is owned and managed by Heather Woolston and Karen Bounds, we will both be part of the working team in the nursery.

Karen has a BEd Primary degree Honours degree and several years of teaching experience in a primary school setting, teaching children from 4 years to 9 years of age. Heather worked in a primary school for many years and gained a wealth of knowledge as a Level 4 HLTA.

The management team also includes:

  • Jo McEnery - Deputy Manager and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) co-ordinator

Our team of highly experienced, qualified and dedicated staff, who share our love and respect for children, create an environment which is safe, fun and helps them with their first 'little steps' on their learning journey.

The whole team is valued and this is reflected in our continual staff training and support programmes.

All the staff have completed First Aid Training.

Our Ethos

"Enrichment, enjoyment, excellence"


Enriching children's experiences as they take 'little steps'.


Children being allowed to have fun and initiate their own play and learning.


Staff will be highly qualified, dedicated and caring. With the nursery always offering a safe, inviting and challenging environment.


Find out more about our three wonderful units


3 months - 2 years

Our baby unit consists of three rooms; a sleep room, a room for the smaller babies and a room for the Toddlers each room is bright and stimulating consisting of a range of activities suitable for each age range.

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2 - 3 years

The Mulberry unit is designed for children aged 2-3 years. Here in the Mulberry unit the children have access to five themed areas where they can learn and have lots of fun through their play.

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3 - 5 years

Here at Little Steps our Preschool children take part in a range of fun, exciting and challenging activities based around the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, and is lead by a qualified early years teacher.

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Little Steps day nursery is located in a spacious listed building on the main route through Higham Ferrers near Rushden, Northants.