Baby Bear Staff 


Marnie Nixon.

Early Years Practitioner.

Cristina Ceban.

Early Years Assisstant.

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Claire Ind

Early Years Practitioner.​

Claire has her Level 3.


Little Bear Staff 

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Sarah Duester.

Little Bear Room Leader.

"I have been at Stepping Stones since 2002 and worked predominantly in Little Bear room for 19 years. I hold an NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Early Years Care and Education and also currently hold Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, Prevent Duty and FGM certificates. I enjoy helping the children to reach their developmental milestones as well as encouraging them to be happy, confident and independent". 

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Sarah Kitching.

Early Years Practitioner.

"I have worked with children and in Early Years Settings for over 17 years and been at Stepping Stones Nursery for the last 7 years. I have a Level 3 diploma in Childcare and Early Years. I love to see the children learning and exploring the wonders of the natural world and believe that all children are special and individual and deserve the best possible start in life".

Pooh Bear Staff 

Shannon Turner

Qualified teacher & deputy manager.

Paddington Bear Staff 

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Claire Wilson.

Principal and Paddington Room Leader.

Gina Prescott

Qualified teacher & Senior staff.

Supporting staff

 Kitchen Staff 

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Silvia De Martini


"I joined Stepping Stones in April 2014 and hold a Level 2 certificate in Food Hygiene training. Before becoming the nursery chef, I started working in the Baby Room and was an early years practitioner for 3 years. I love that I can share my food with the children and can happily say that everyone can now speak some Italian."