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Childcare Services - Nurseries

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First Steps Nursery is 130 place day-care nursery based on the Wonford site of the RD&E Hospital.


The RD&E Childcare Services  knows that choosing childcare is one of the most important decisions that you’ll make.


We understand what is important to both you and your child. Our aim is to provide the perfect solution to your childcare needs enabling you to meet your work commitments with peace of mind.

We pride ourselves on the ‘outstanding’ service we offer. Our success to date is due to our dedicated team of professionals who are passionate about delivering high quality affordable childcare specifically designed to meet the individual needs of every child.  So, whether you’re looking to return to work, moving into this area or have secured a position at the RD&E and you want your child to have the best care and learning opportunities, please feel free to contact us and find out more.


We are OFSTED registered. Please find attached a copy of our latest inspection report. All of our staff are NVQ qualified or equivalent and work together as a team to provide an Annual Curriculum in line with required Educational Standards.


Fees are very competitive with 5% discounts for full attendance and also for any siblings that attend.  Plus if you pay for your fees through the hospital Salary Exchange scheme you can also save on your tax and national insurance payments (tax-free childcare).  For more details on the nurseries please see the contacts list on the homepage.  For more details on our Salary Exchange schemes please click ‘saving you money’ on the right.


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Updated: 08 June 2018

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