Childcare Provision  -  First Steps @ Woodlea

First Steps@Woodlea provides an Ofsted registered Breakfast and After School Club here in school which allows parents to drop off their children from 7.30 and pick up at 5:45pm.  Enquiries should be made to


My name is Alison Crossling and I own First Steps Nursery (Lumley) Ltd. First Steps Nursery (Lumley) Ltd has been operating for just over 9 years, growing from strength to strength.  I employ 7 full time staff members, who are all fully qualified in childcare and education, all hold paediatric First Aid certificates, 2 staff members (1 being myself) are qualified in Forest School teaching, and my Deputy is a qualified special educational needs coordinator.   I have lived in Woodstone Village for almost 16 years, with my husband and 2 teenage children.




First Steps at Woodlea will cater for up to 24 children at a time.      Activities will be provided around your child’s likes/ interests, for example- crafts, Lego, board games and outdoor games.

A healthy breakfast of sugar free cereals and wholemeal toast will be available on a morning and a light snack like wraps, sandwiches and fresh fruit will be provided on an afternoon. 

I will be offering the following sessions to parents wishing to use the out of school care-

£10.50 for breakfast club, 7:30am-8:50am. Includes breakfast

£7 for breakfast club, 8am- 8.50am. Includes breakfast.

£10.50 for after school, 3:15pm- 5.45pm. Includes high-tea.

For bookings there are 2 options-

  • Secured places. Parents book the same sessions each week to guarantee places.
  • Ad hoc sessions. These are not guaranteed and will be given on a first come first served basis.