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Welcome to Footsteps

Footsteps Children’s Services Ltd is a registered Charity operating in the North East of England, we deliver high quality childcare through nurseries, crèche, playgroups and out of school provision. We are also active in our local communities and provide support to families using our services.

Footsteps began as a single nursery site in Westgate Baptist Church in 2004 and was opened as part of the neighbourhood nurseries initiative, since that time we have had the pleasure of watching our small provision evolve and grow in to five different services within Newcastle and Northumberland.

Our Services

Footsteps strives to give children and their families the best quality and affordable childcare and will always seek to improve on practice where possible.

Children are unique and special and are always respected and their voice listened too. Children are encouraged to use their voice and are guided by loyal and dedicated staff in showing respect and tolerance towards others.

Footsteps operates an inclusive practice and all children and their families are warmly welcomed to the setting. Staff nurture the holistic needs of every child, recognising that they are all unique and special in their own way. Footsteps operates an “Open door policy” and there is always a member of management available to discuss in a confidential manner any areas of concern.

The settings strive to improve on practice through the dedication of the staff teams who show compassion towards all children and their families creating a stimulating environment where all children feel safe and happy and can flourish. Staff provide an excellent range of learning opportunities and activities and have an exceptional understanding of each child’s learning style.

Footsteps prides itself on maintaining excellent partnership working with parents. Parents have often commented on the dedicated and committed staff team and satisfaction or exit questionnaires are disseminated at various times throughout the year to gain feedback for improvements or of particular successes. Through close partnerships with parents children can be supported whilst in the setting, as well as at home, creating solid and trusting foundations for children.

Ofsted Reports

Take a look at our latest Ofsted reports by clicking the link below.

What parents say

What our staff say

Find a setting

Darras Hall

Footsteps Darras Hall is located in the centre of Darras Hall Estate. Family values are at the forefront of practice and parents often comment that the setting feels extremely friendly, warm and welcoming.

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Dolphin Street

At Dolphin Street we provide high quality education and learning opportunities for children aged 0-5 years. We are passionate about caring for children and supporting their families. We consider our setting to have a family, home from home feel.

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Dolphin Street

At Dolphin Street we provide high quality education and learning opportunities for children aged 0-5 years. We are passionate about caring for children and supporting their families. We consider our setting to have a family, home from home feel.

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Nunsmoor

At Nunsmoor, we provide a warm and welcoming playgroup that offers excellent services for families and children from different backgrounds, age, race, beliefs, religions and children with additional needs.

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Westgate

Footsteps are delighted to continue to offer the crèche provision to Westgate Community College. This provision currently supports learners who are in attendance at Westgate College with their childcare needs.

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Howdon

From April 2020 we will be offering a warm and friendly playgroup for children aged 2 to 4 years old within Howdon Hub. We aim to provide high quality care, education and family support to those in the local community.

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Darras Hall

Broadway
Ponteland
Northumberland
NE20 9PP

01661 821 414

Manager – Gemma
gemma@footsteps.me.uk

Dolphin Street

38 Dolphin Street
Benwell
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 8AZ

0191 435 9084

Manager – Donna
donna@footsteps.me.uk

Nunsmoor

Nunsmoor Centre
Fenham
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 5AH

0191 277 4421

Playgroup Leader – Fatiha
fatiha@footsteps.me.uk

Westgate

Westgate Community College
West Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 9LU

0191 277 3588

Creche Manager – Davina
davina@footsteps.me.uk

Howdon

Howdon Hub
Denbigh Avenue
Wallsend
NE28 0PP

0191 2267955

Coming April 2020