First Step Nursery & Daycare

Our Team

Our team is our strength and the team is what makes our nursery. One may have the best intentions, plans and goals but without the right team none of them is achievable.
“The nursery management have a good knowledge and understanding of the importance of working in partnership with other agencies like the local authority and health care professional to support child Ofsted inspection report September 2014”
Our staff are suitably vetted and they all hold relevant childcare qualification up to degree level and EYT (early years) and other been turned teacher as to attain theirs
• All our staffs are paediatric first aid trained.
• All our staff members are trained up to level 2 in safeguarding children.
•  We invest in our staff team by offering regular training opportunities.

Chipo Mhlanga: Manager (B.A Hons- International Education & Diploma in Education)
Chipo Mhlanga was there right from the conception birth and all the developmental stage of first step. She is a seasoned educationist and quite experienced in the early years. She is a very enthusiastic and driven manager with a strong understanding of the EYFs and this is able to provide unique and diverse guide, support and leadership for the children and staff team. She opened this setting in April 2011 and down the line, she is even more driven and determined to achieve the best quality childcare to the children.

Keisha Moore; Deputy Manager
Keisha holds a level 3 qualification in Child Care she has over 3 years working experience working with children in the early years. She has a strong passion for quality childcare. Her motto is “Always do it to the best standard.” Her strength lies in planning and delivering stimulating and fun filled activities for all the children and constantly provides innovative ways to support the children’s learning and development. Keisha is kind and friendly. Babies warm to her quickly and she strives for and demands perfection from her team having in mind how delicate our little babies are.

Charlotte Childs; Baby Room Assitstant Room Leader

Charlotte is a Level 3 qualified member of staff in Child Care.


Bernadette Mabiongo; Toddler Room Leader

Bernadette is a qualified early year’s assessor and holds a Level 3 qualification in Child Care she has a wealth experience working with children in the early years. She uses her experience to enhance the settings practise and ensure that we are working within the themes of the curriculum to always provide quality child care. She is kind, knowledgeable and caring member of the team. She has a very strong team working with her.

Isatu: Pre-School Room leader

Isatu is a level 3 qualified childcarer. Her experience is vast and takes joy in teaching our children as we strive to attain a right footing for them in preparation for transition to mainstream school.
She is a land, buddy character and a methodical teacher.
“All children are receiving goods support that prepares them well as they move to other rooms within the nursery and ultimately for school “ (Oftsed inspection report Sept.2014)