Quality Childcare in Upminster

A Warm Welcome to
First Steps to Learning

First Steps to Learning would love to welcome you and your child to our Nursery located in Upminster, Essex . As a parent, I understand the demand for affordable childcare without the compromise of meeting the needs of individual children in the setting, as they take those first steps towards their educational journey. Everything we do at our nursery supports the application of our vision: to create, through Excellence in childcare and Early Years, a professional, nurturing, safe and confidence-building learning environment, so our children are able to exceed their true potential.

Healthy Eating

We recognise the importance of healthy eating, and developing healthy eating habits from a young age.


The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.

Qualified Staff

All our staff at First Steps to Learning are suitably qualified and have gone through a stringent recruitment process.

A home from home environment

Steps to Progress

Explorers (Under 2s)

In our Explorer room for under 2’s, we provide activities that are tailored to the younger children in our setting. In the moment planning is the formation of our day to day set up along with children’s interests. We believe that sensory exploration is a crucial experience for the Explorers along with many other age appropriate resources that will stimulate your child’s mind. Your child is offered an enriched environment offering endless opportunities to develop and establish the early key skills they require.
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JetSetters (2 - 5 year olds)

In our Jetsetter room, for our 2 to rising 5 year olds. We have also implemented the “in the moment planning” approach. We incorporate The Early Years Foundation Stage’s (EYFS) 7 areas of learning along with the “Characteristics of Effective Learning”, these both underpin everything our Jetsetters learn through involvement in activities and experiences. This provides you as parents and carers the reassurance that your child is following a legal framework to help them develop crucial life skills, building independence and eventually preparing them in their transition to school.
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Important Information

Our Notices

FREE hours for NEW parents!

As part of our marketing strategy, First Steps to Learning is currently offering the first 150 hours FREE to new, private-paying customers.

Policies and Procedures

As part of our commitment to you, we are constantly reviewing our policies and procedures at First Steps to Learning.

Our Next
Open Day

Please come along and have a look at our brand new setting.   You can take advantage of our reduced registration fee of £35.00.