Stepping Stones Village Day Nurseries began over 15 years ago in the rural village of Filby. We have since expanded our excellent provision and now have three nurseries on the outskirts of Norwich. with easy access onto the Northern Distributor. We take pride as a team to ensure we provide the very best care within each of our nurseries to allow your children to develop the their full potential.

Our Belief

Play is the highest form of research​


Albert Einstein


Within Stepping Stones we are aware that every child has a way of learning that is unique to them. We respect this and feel that due to every area of development (physical, cognitive, linguistic, spiritual, social and emotional) being equally as important, that as a team we are working together daily to provide an enabling and positive environment, so that each child that attends has the opportunity to thrive.


As a highly motivated and qualified team we work hard to enhance learning, by expanding the environment and providing enhancement and next steps, for individual assessment programs.

We are here to ensure the nursery is set out in a child friendly and organised manner, providing areas such as gardening, creative, outdoor etc. that promote optimum opportunities of learning, for a diverse age/interest range.


We do this by using part of the continuous provision format, alongside evidentialising through pictorial evidence, observations and written assessments. Within this we feel this is a fabulous way to encourage children to work at their own levels, where they can extend their learning through exploration trial and error. All these experiences are then enhanced by our highly qualified staff, to ensure all learning areas are covered.


Our provision works within the ‘EYFS’ – (Early Years Foundation Stage) guidelines and is regulated by Ofsted.


Activities always start at the simplest level, working upwards within a child centred approach, to give your child confidence to develop slowly but positively forward, towards their ultimate goal of understanding.

Our first Stepping Stones Day Nursery opened over 15 years ago.​ 




I have been with Stepping Stones for over twenty years and have over 15 years experience of managing the company. I oversee the running of our three sites

I have a BA (Hons) degree in Early Childhood Studies and am currently undertaking my training as an Early Years Teacher.



I have worked with Stepping Stones since July 2011 and began working at Filby. In 2014 I was involved in the opening of our Frettenham nursery. I am now based at our Spixworth site and have been managing Spixworth since 2016. I also support and work alongside the managers of Frettenham and Holt. I have a BA (Hons) degree in Early Childhood Studies and am commencing my Early Years Teacher training in September.



I have worked at Stepping Stones since 2010 and have been a manager of Stepping Stones since 2014. I Manage our Frettenham site and have a Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies. I support all sites with their inclusion needs. I enjoy supporting children with their transitions through to school and the developments they have individually achieved in preparation for their future journey.



Early Years Educational Support



I have been with Stepping Stones since 2015. Throughout my time training, I gained lots of valuable knowledge and understanding of how children learn and develop and in 2017 I started my Early Years Teacher qualification which I completed in 2018. I now support the Educational Curriculum across the three sites.



I have been with Stepping Stones since 2015. I have a BA in Childhood Studies and chose to commence my Early Years Teacher qualification which I completed in 2018. I am based at Spixworth providing the Educational support and development for the site. I love working alongside the children with their educational journey at Spixworth and to support them with their future adventures.



I have been with Stepping Stones since 2015 during my studies at college for my Level 3. I then commenced my degree in Education at the UEA and am eager to commence my Early Years Teacher qualification this year. I currently work alongside Paige and Gabrielle on the Educational curriculum. I have always had a passion with working for children and supporting the children's learning and development during their time with us.

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Stepping Stones Day Nursery: Spixworth, Frettenham and Holt.

Owned By Martyne Ellison    Last Updated: June 2020

Holt Reading Environment