St Stephen's Pre-School
Canterbury Road
Tel:  07534 911918

© 2016 by St Stephens Preschool



We are registered to take children from 2 - 5 years old and we have up to 50 children per session.

All adults in contact with our children undergo the DBS check, to ensure their suitability.  All staff are first aid trained.

Staffing ratios are always above those stipulated by OFSTED, 1:8 for children who are 3 years and over and 1:4 for children under 3. 

There are dedicated SENCO, ENCO, Safeguarding Children and Behaviour Management representatives within the group.  

There is also a Health & Safety Officer.


There are currently 16 staff - all are dedicated in their work and qualified in line with their responsibilities and roles with Early Years Childcare Certification.


Our Manager is Samuel Bissell.  He has worked for us for a number of years.

More information about each member of staff can be found by clicking on their photo below.

All of our staff are either Level 3 or working towards a Level 3 qualification.

Training needs are reviewed regularly to update skills, ensuring that new practices and policies are quickly shared and implemented in day-to-day running.

Additionally, all staff are regularly first aid trained.  They are also trained in food hygiene.  Also certificates in Special Needs, Behaviour, Business Management, attendance in craft and creative as well as physical education, music and mathematics workshops.

There is a wealth of experience in childcare in the setting, in abilities of staff and volunteers which ensures a demonstration of their commitment and creates stability for the children attending.