Happy New Year and Welcome Back to Stepping Stones Term 3

We hope that you and your family are all well and managed to enjoy the Christmas break.

The impact of Covid 19 continues to disrupt arrangements but the most recent advice from the Government is that all Early years settings should remain open. We would like to reassure you that Stepping Stones intends to continue to offer access to weekly sessional support, outreach support and assessment provision.

In our efforts to keep everyone safe at this time and to provide a valued service we will

  • Continue to offer space in session ONLY to children not attending another childcare setting.

This will help to reduce the number of contacts that all of the children attending each session and all the staff supporting them are exposed to.

  • Continue to request that only 1 adult accompanies each child to and from the setting.
  • Request that wherever possible parents and carers share ideas, concerns and information via the phone or email to help the team best comply with social distancing measures.
  • Offer those families not currently accessing sessions at Stepping Stones our continued support.
  • Continue to accept referrals and queries from our colleagues including early years settings so that we can discuss and safely arrange any support or outreach required.
  • Continue to  direct Parents and Colleagues to carefully follow our Visitors Protocol.

Our priority is to provide a safe environment for the children who attend Stepping Stones and our team members and colleagues who provide specialist support for them.

If at any time Stepping Stones becomes unable to operate at our usual capacity, due to staffing availability, we will contact you. We will then be required to prioritise available session places for

  • Critical key workers
  • The most vulnerable children
  • 3-4 year olds

Stepping Stones will continue to review and update you on any changes to arrangements as required. Please contact us if you have any queries.

 Thank you for all of your support in working with us to reduce the risk of spreading and contracting Covid 19 and please continue to follow the protective measures we have put in place.

We are looking forward to supporting you and your child this year.

Stay well and Stay safe

Debbie and all of the Team at Stepping Stones



Further to the latest government legislation, details of which can be seen here, we remain open to children with places at our setting and would like to welcome them back to this new term. 

If there are any changes to this we will let parents/carers know via the usual channels of communications. 

You can read our COVID-19 Health Guidance here ... 




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Stepping Stones is an Opportunity Group for children with special needs in the West Wiltshire area. “Special Needs” being the term we use for identifying children who will benefit from specific therapy and support to help meet their potential. Children from birth to five, with varying levels of need attend the group. Stepping Stones operates as the District Specialist Centre for West Wiltshire. 

Parents are welcome to contact us directly, but most children have been referred to Stepping Stones by a Paediatrician, Health Visitor or other professional. 

Children come here to have a fuller assessment of their needs and to be helped and encouraged to learn and develop through play. 

View Stepping Stones’ Mission Statement



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