All staff at Stepping Stones are fully qualified and hold up to date first aid certificates. Together our staff form a dedicated and committed team.
Staff at Stepping Stones are always working hard to improve their professional development, qualifications and personal achievements. Some of the achievements of the Stepping Stones Staff team are detailed below.
Kim and Nats attend the Norfolk County Council Annual Early Years Conference.
Kim and Nats loved the music area. They explored new musical instruments, lights, sounds and some fabulous sensory equipment!
Kim and Nats participated in workshops, and attended seminars, based around the theme "Well Being".
Nats enjoyed the circus workshop, where she learnt to juggle!
Kim Harper: Proprietor.
Kim holds a Childhood Studies BA (HONS) degree as well as the Early Years Professional Status (EYPS).
Kim is our Forest School, Level 3, Leader, she runs our weekly Forest School sessions.
Kim has completed Signalong training, and leads signing within the setting.
Kim's favourite children's book is "Whatever Next" by Jill Murphy.
Kim carries out the following roles within the setting:
Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)
Behaviour Management Lead Practitioner.
Safeguarding Lead Practitioner.
Health and Safety Management.
Nina Kendrick: Deputy Manager.
Nina holds a Pre Primary Montessori Level 3 qualification.
Nina's favourite children's book is "Juice The Pig" by Martine Obourne.
Nina carries out the following roles within the setting:
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO)
Safeguarding Lead Practitioner
Andrea Toplis: Early Years Practitioner.
Andrea holds a Diploma in Early Years. She has also completed a Steiner-Waldorf Early Childhood Training Course.
Leonie Self: Early Years Practitioner.
Leonie holds a BTEC National Diploma in Health and Social Care, Level 3.
Emma Saunders: Early Years Practitioner
Emma holds a Level 3, Children's and Young People's Workforce Qualification.
Ester Clemente: Early Years Practitioner.
Ester holds a Teaching Degree, with a specialism in Early Years. In addition to this Ester also holds an MEd Creative Arts in Education.