all children are competent learners and we aspire to create a stimulating learning environment for every child to reach their full potential.
Our Guiding Philosophy
We believe that each child is unique and when nurtured, encouraged and supported, can undertake age appropriate challenges and pursue natural curiosity.
Our qualified and experienced early childhood educators aim to create a rich and
meaningful early learning experience for your child through the Reggio Emilia inspired
Early Years Foundation Stage Framework which enables your child to develop independence, confidence, self-esteem and a love for learning.
As a Reggio Emilia inspired nursery, Step by Step Nursery is commited to encouraging the development of the whole child within a lively, stimulating and nurturing environment.
Through the Reggio Emilia inspired Early Years Foundation Stage framework, our curriculum supports your child to develop independence, confidence, self-esteem and a love for learning.
Founded by Loris Malaguzzi (1920-1994) in the city of Reggio Emilia, northern Italy, the Reggio Emilia approach was developed for municipal childcare and education programmes serving children below six years of age. This approach requires children to be seen as competent, resourceful, curious, imaginative and inventive learners. Children learn and develop through an intrinsic desire to play, explore, create, interact and communicate. The internationally famous Reggio Emilia approach has been adopted in many countries like UK, USA, UAE. Australia and New Zealand.
In the Reggio Emilia approach, parent's role is considered to be an essential one. Educators see parents as being an active partner in their child's learning and development. The vision of the child as a competent learner demands that educators are aware of the children's interests and questions when creating the environment and facilitate challenging and stimulating learning and development experiences. Educators document the children's learning journey through photographs and descriptions of activities and potential learning outcomes.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework presents the child with a variety of themes and activities to explore new concepts and ideas.
The framework encompasses six key areas of development:
Personal, social and emotional development
Communication, language and literacy
Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy
Knowledge and understanding of the world
We accept registration for children from 4 months to rising 5 years.
To register we ask you to submit a completed registration form, medical form and child entry form along with all the fee payment.
We require you to submit the following:
1 copy of the child’s passport and UAE residence visa*
1 copy of the child’s birth certificate
1 copy of the child’s immunisations record (in English)
3 passport size photographs
In the event of a suitable place not being available we will place your child’s name on our waiting list and you will be contacted immediately once we are able to accommodate you.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework is for children from birth to rising 5. Children will receive the greatest benefit if they attend for the full week. Priority places will be given to those children committed to our 5 day programme.
* If the child’s visa is under process please provide us with a submission receipt from the Department of Naturalisation or a letter from the parent's sponsor/employer,
declaring that a visa is in process.
Tel: 04 447 3445