Happy Steps offers Ofsted Outstanding childcare in a small intimate environment for children aged 0-8. Located on Platt’s Lane NW3, it is easily accessible from West Hampstead, Hampstead and Childs Hill.
Since its inception in 2013, Happy Steps has been run by a highly qualified and experienced team to create an environment where every child feels safe, is ready to play, explore and learn, whilst being supported by dedicated staff. With a limit of 9 children per session (supported by 3 members of staff), we are able to offer a personalised and tailored approach to each child under our care.
Happy Steps has various rooms dedicated to different activities (eating, sleeping, art and crafts) as well as a fantastic garden with great opportunities for outdoor play.
At Happy Steps we take pride in providing a safe, secure, creative and stimulating environment where each child is treated as a unique individual. We follow the EYFS guidelines to plan all our activities, taking into account children’s age, abilities, interests and individual learning styles. Children are naturally curious and love learning new things, so we provide them with the opportunity to select activities which correspond to their interests.
Our activities are carefully selected in line with the EYFS framework to ensure each child’s optimum development. Every child at Happy Steps will have the comfort of daily routines including activities such arts and crafts, messy play, cooking, role play, drama, music and yoga. We also go on regular outings to Golders Hill Park, local shops and the library to engage children in the local community. Our written observations and integral approach to the parent-practitioner partnership help us recognise the child’s unique way of learning and to match the most suitable curriculum. At Happy Steps, we are curious about your child’s background, likes/dislikes and routines. By getting to know your child better, we aim to enhance our curriculum by extra activities through which we celebrate our differences. We take pride in our commitment to healthy eating and nutrition. Our meals are always freshly prepared, taking into account all special dietary needs, as well as religious and moral beliefs.
As a friendly, professional and dynamic team, we perceive childcare as a serious and responsible profession and invest in continuous learning. Between us we have many years experience of training and working in childcare environments which has helped us to develop the expertise in supporting children with their unique talents and reaching developmental milestones. We are individuals with lots of energy and imagination who love to work together and help children achieve their best.