Our Leadership Team 

Claire Wilson



Claire has over 35 years post qualifying experience in childcare. After 20 years of being employed by Local Authorities she then owned and ran two Nurseries in London from 1995. Claire bought Stepping Stones in 2005. 

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Sarah Duester.

Deputy Manager & 

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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Michelle Butler

Operations Manager

"I joined Stepping Stones in 2006 having over 30 years in Business Management. Both my children attended the nursery and I have stayed here ever since. I have enjoyed working alongside Claire over the years to help make the nursery the happy, caring, family environment that it is today".