Footsteps Pre-School Playgroup

‘Footsteps’ St Andrew’s Church Pre-school Playgroup is run by the church for the community and is located within St Andrew's CE VA Primary School grounds. As choosing the right Pre-School for your child can be one of the most difficult decisions a parent makes in their child's early years, please do come and visit us, you will be most welcome.

We hold a GOOD Ofsted rating inspected under the new inspection framework. We are members of the Pre-School Learning Alliance (PSLA) and the National Day Nurseries Associaiton (NDNA).

Footsteps caters for children between the ages of 2 and 4 years. The playgroup caters for up to 24 children per session. The  different sessions are staffed by 8 fully trained staff, 7 of whom hold appropriate early years qualifications at level 3. All staff are qualified in paediatric first aid.
Bury Council's Golden Apple Award Scheme (Gold Award)
Brush Bus tooth brushing scheme. 
Food Hygiene Rating (5)
Currently we are open mornings but soon to be offering afternoons. 
Main Session timings are:
Morning Mon-Fri:  9am -12 noon
[Afternoon Mon - Thurs: 12.35-3.35pm]
We offer full day care - Children bring their own healthy packed lunch. 


Table of costs


Cost Type


Per 3 hour session


Per day


The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.


Aims of Footsteps

  • To enhance the development and education of children in a calm, safe, caring and stimulating environment.
  • We encourage the children’s development and progress by offering a curriculum based around the Early Years Foundation Stage leading towards the Early Years Goals set down by the Government. 


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For more information, or to check places, please contact

Karen Ramsay   Tel:  07967 714534


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