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First Steps Nursery opened at Shireland Collegiate Academy in 2004 with the aim of providing a safe and stimulating environment for all children to learn and develop, where the standard of care is of the highest quality.

  • Ofsted regulated (rated good in 2015)
  • Children who are 3 - 4 years old are entitled to free 2.5 hours per day / 12.5 hours per week funded by the government
  • Excellent facilities
  • Linked with First Steps Nursery at Dorothy Parkes Centre
  • Qualified staff members
  • Full time and part time places available
  • Open 51 weeks a year
  • For more information please call us on 0121 565 8927

    "Leaders and managers are highly motivated and strive for excellence. They have a good overview of children's needs through effective monitoring of practice and strong systems for evidencing assessments of children's development. As a result, the nursery provides high standards of care and learning for children.


    Children and their parents are at the centre of the nursery's philosophy. There are robust systems in place to ensure that important information is shared to promote continuity in children's care and learning and development.


    Children make good progress in their learning and development. This is because staff use observation effectively to reflect on what arouses children's curiosity and interests. As a result, children are supported to learn through purposeful play.


    Children are protected from harm because all staff follow good safeguarding practices and have a good understanding of their responsibilities with regards to child protection." -Ofsted 2015