Welcome to First Steps - Pre-School, Nursery and Holiday Playscheme

Leading pre-schools, nurseries and holiday playschemes in Leicester

We would like to welcome and introduce you to First Steps.


Our pre-schools are open term-time, Monday to Friday from 9:00am until 3:00pm and within these hours we offer a variety of sessions for children aged from 2 to 5 years.

All sessions are based on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) including the Prime Areas (Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language and Physical Development) and Specific Areas (Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design ), offering a stimulating and balanced curriculum, which is carefully planned and monitored to help all children reach their full potential.

Our pre-schools are well equipped and offer a wide range of activities; both settings have an outside area that is completely enclosed and secure, with a wide range of outdoor toys and equipment.

First Steps Barley Croft are working in partnership with Barley Croft Primary School.


During the school holidays we take children up to the age of 10 years. These sessions are organised on a playscheme basis, but still planned around the EYFS, with a wide range of activities including Computers, Inflatable Sports Arena, Arts and Crafts, Board Games and many more.

On this website you will find more details about First Steps which we hope you will find informative. Please contact us by phone, text or email if you want further details or more information sending to you. Once you have booked a space, we will arrange up to two pre-visits. You are not charged for these pre-visits and can leave your child with us in the room for a short time to see how they settle, while you complete all essential paperwork. Depending on the outcome of these visits, we will confirm which sessions will be available and most suitable for your child.

What do the parents say?
  • Molly has loved her time at First Steps. She has been so well cared for and looked after. I cannot thank everyone enough for taking such good care of Molly and helping her to be bright and happy
  • Cara could not be happier at First Steps Nursery. Her reading has improved vastly since starting, and her enthusiasm for learning could not be higher.
  • Lucas has attended First Steps for two years now. The staff are nothing but helpful and I know he has learned a lot from his days there. He is a more confident and outgoing child because of this.
Limited places available

We’re already booking places in the pre-school for 2018-2019, so to avoid disappointment make sure you register your child early.

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Broad and balanced

Our curriculum is based around the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the children’s learning environment is planned in response to both the children’s interests and activities to ensure a balance across the curriculum.

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Download our Welcome Pack

For all the information you need to know about us and the care we provide please download our Welcome Pack.

Download our latest Ofsted reports

Please download our latest Ofsted report from the inspection we had in August 2018 at First Steps Beaumont Leys.