close arrow-right twitter
School Logo

Scawby Academy

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones of Scawby


West Street - Scawby - DN20 9AN - 01652 655580 -


Stepping Stones of Scawby is a Pre-School (term time only), Out of School Club and Holiday Club located on the same site as Scawby Academy.


We aim to provide the highest quality care for each individual child in our setting, we welcome all families into our warm, caring environment where children have endless opportunity to learn, play and explore. 


We believe children and parents are entitled to expect courtesy and prompt, careful attention to their needs and wishes.  Our intention is to work in partnership with parents and the community generally and we welcome suggestions on how to improve our group at any time.

We run under the guidance of St Hybald's Academy and its Board of Directors. The Management Team consists of Mrs Zoe Birchall (Headteacher), Mr Anthony Wells (Deputy Headteacher), Miss Courtney Wilson (Stepping Stones of Scawby Manager).


We have 100% of our workforce level 3 qualified or working towards a higher qualification and all are first aid trained. We believe in developing and training so also offer an apprenticeship to school leavers to gain a level 3 qualification while gaining valuable experience in the setting.


In the Pre-School we offer 3 sessions, these are as follows:-         


 Morning session: 9am – 12pm.


 Lunch session: 12pm – 1pm.


 Afternoon session: 1pm – 3:15pm.


The children are more than welcome to stay for 1, 2 or all 3 sessions, dependant on availability.

Throughout their time at Pre-School, we offer a free flow play where children are able to play inside and outside, following their own interests. We also have the opportunity for regular use of the school field.  A rolling snack is provided during the morning session where the children can help themselves to a healthy snack and drink whenever they wish. We also provide a smaller snack during the afternoon. 


We ask for children who attend the Pre-School to bring a drinks bottle to have throughout the day, a change of clothes, outdoor shoe i.e. boots or wellies and ask for all their belongings to be clearly marked/named.  We are very flexible and will adhere to meet the needs that you require, we provide nappy changing facilities and will adopt and support your way in toilet training.


Wrap Around Provision

Stepping Stones of Scawby provides a breakfast club and out of school club for pupils of Scawby Academy and Stepping Stones during the term time.


Breakfast club opens at 7:30am and we take the children into school at 8:45am.

We offer a self service breakfast with a wide selection of cereals, toast and porridge. Breakfast is available until 8:30am. During this time children have the opportunity to play and meet with their friends.


The out of school club children are collected from school at 3:30 and are walked back to Stepping Stones through the link corridor. Out of School Club is open till 6pm; there are three rates of pay:

3:30pm to 4pm

3:30pm - 4:15pm


3:30pm to 6pm

We provide a snack for the children at around 4pm. We provide a variety of activities for the children during the evenings including Bingo, Quizzes, Games and Sports (mainly during the summer months)


During the Easter and Summer holidays we offer a holiday club, our extensive Holiday Club programme includes Multi-Sport workshops, Dance workshops, Forest School sessions and various trips out to local attractions. 

The Holiday Club is closed during the October/February/May half terms and the Christmas holidays.


We have a highly experienced staff team and all regularly attend training to improve the service we provide.


Courtney Wilson


BA Hons Children, Learning and Development

Laura Price


FDA Level 5 Children, Learning and Development 

Faye Newell



NVQ3 Childcare.

First Aider.

Rebecca Sanderson



NVQ Level 3 Early Years Workforce

Jordan Green



CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Children & Young People’s Workforce.

Kelly Rowan 



NVQ Level 3 Children & Young People’s Workforce

Claire Lowther

Child Practitioner

FDA Level 4 Children, Learning and Development 

Lauren Bonner

Apprentice Child Practitioner

Working towards Level 3 Diploma as Early Years Educator