What we do

Stepping Stones Playgroup aims to encourage pre-school children to learn through play. We use  the Early Years Foundation Stage to provide a wide range of activities that will help children get ready for school. Children are encouraged to develop skills in:

  • Physical Development                       
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language

They then focus on specific areas:

  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design
  • Maths
  • Literacy

When do we open?
Stepping Stones is open Monday 9.30 - 3.30 and Tuesday - Thursday 9.30 - 12.30 during termtime.

Funding & Fees

All 3 yr olds are eligible for a free place in the term AFTER their third birthday. (Term start dates are 1st September, 1st January and 1st April)

Some two year olds may also benefit from a funded place, depending on your income. Please click on the link below to see if you qualify.

Am I eligible for 2yr funding?

If your child does not get any funding you can pay for sessions (please contact us for current fees) and we can also accept a variety of childcare vouchers.

We operate a waiting list and places will be offered to children according to their age - with the oldest child on the list getting priority. Please click on the link below for our application form.

Stepping Stones Application Form

For more information please contact the Playgroup staff  -Rosita Owens and Kim Horan - on 0161 4980292 or

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