Stepping Stones Nursery

110 West King Street

Helensburgh

G84 8DQ

About Us

Stepping Stones mission is to build on the already excellent reputation of the nursery and become the best Early Learning and Childcare service within the Helensburgh and Lomond area, where the wellbeing of every child is paramount and ensures they ‘get the right help, at the right time, from the right person’(GIRFEC, 2006). We strive to provide a home from home experience where the children feel loved, safe, enabled, nurtured and respected, and that every child is treated equally.

The wellbeing of children is affected by the world around them and by the various experiences they have at different stages in their life. To ensure every child is given the same experience within an Early Learning and Childcare setting wellbeing has been broken down into eight indicators. At Stepping Stones we will use these indicators of safe, healthy, achieving, nurture, active, respected, responsible, included (SHANARRI, GIRFEC, 2006) alongside individual care plans to evaluate how each child is doing at any point in time, allowing us to identify if there is need for any additional support.

Progress is often uneven across areas of development, this is natural and understanding this ensures experiences, opportunities and interaction are developmentally appropriate. We acknowledge that every child has differing needs and these will be accepted and met so that confidence is optimised, ensuring all children develop a positive attitude to learning, preparing them for their future.