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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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".

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Emily Woodward.

Nursery Manager.

"I have been part of the Stepping Stones family since January 2020 and have loved every single minute of it! I currently hold a BA Honours Degree in Early Childhood Studies (Level 6) and have recently undertaken specialist training in Leadership and Management. I have worked with children from the age of 17 and believe that I was always meant to do this. Everyday I enjoy watching the emotions on children's faces when introducing them to new and exciting activities and helping them to achieve their own personal goals. My favourite things to do with the children are scientific experiments, baking and creating adventurous role play scenarios in the woodlands, using our natural world to support our children's imaginations".