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Early STEPS Nursery

Early STEPS Nursery is a purpose built nursery based on Manchester Road, Stocksbridge, Sheffield.  We provide childcare for children from 6 months to 4 years old.

For more info.  please contact us at:

Early STEPS Nursery
648 Manchester Road
S36 1DY

Telephone Number: 0114 283 6930



Sessions Available

A Full Day session is 8am – 6pm

Sessions are 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm

We do provide a hot lunch at a cost of £3.00 per day for children over 1 year.  Breakfast and Tea are also available at costs of £1.00 each.

Please contact the nursery for current prices and availability.

Free Entitlement Funding

In Sheffield the Education Grant is available for all children the term after they reach 3 years of age. The grant is available for 38 weeks per year. Our timetable includes a 3 hour “Free Entitlement Session” between 9am and 12pm or 1pm and 4pm. There is no charge to parents for these sessions and are available Monday to Friday.

We also offer 2 year FEL sessions and the 30 hour Extended Funded Entitlement subject to eligibility.

Parent/Carer Comments

“A Nursery that is committed to the children’s welfare.”
“Happy children in a happy and stimulating learning environment.”

Ofsted’s Comments

“Children are cared for by committed and caring staff, who work in close partnership with parents and other professionals. Very positive measures are taken to promote children’s health, safety and well being in a secure and welcoming environment.”


At Early STEPS Nursery we aim to create a positive environment in which everyone can feel safe, confident and happy.


Opening Times

Our nursery is open for 51 weeks of the year, closing only at Christmas and for Bank Holidays.

  • Early STEPS Nursery is open from 7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday – Friday.
  • Session times are 9.00am – 12.00 and 1.00pm – 4.00pm.
  • Extra times available are 7.30am – 8.00am; 8.00am – 9.00am; 12.00 – 1.00pm; 4.00pm – 5.00pm and 5.00pm – 6.00pm.

You are requested to arrive no later than 5.50pm for your child and to leave the building by 6.00pm.

The main reception area is currently open between 8.00am and 6.00pm. The reception can be accessed via the front main entrance and through the security doors situated on the lower ground level, to the rear of the building.

Nursery Groups

The nursery is divided into four groups.  Each room is designed to provide a caring, safe and stimulating environment for the children, whilst following the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Little Crawlers

The Little Crawlers room is designed for children aged between six months and until the child becomes a confident walker. The room is registered for 12 children. During their time spent in this room the children are encouraged to explore the environment, ensuring they are able to have free access to the wide variety of activities that are available on a daily basis.

Mighty Explorers

The Mighty Explorers Room is aimed for children aged from when they are confidently walking until approximately 2 years. The room is registered for 12 children. During their time in this room the children are encouraged to explore the environment, encouraging them to develop their independence within a familiar environment.

Tremendous Twos

The Tremendous Twos Room is for children aged 2-3 years, this room is registered for 12 children. The children within the Autumn Room are given the opportunity to explore in a continuous provision environment. This enables them to make choices and decisions and encourages their development in all areas of learning.


The Pre-School Room is where our older children enjoy spending their time. The layout of the room enables every child the opportunity to discover the exciting and growing world around them, whilst the staff make the most of their enthusiasm and plan their activities around child led observations.