Spencer is the eldest of two children and has a younger sister who is 10 months old.

“We chose First Steps because it was recommended by friends who had children there. When we looked around the staff were friendly and helpful and we liked the look and feel of the nursery,” said Spencer’s mum Claire.

Spencer enjoys playing in the garden – he’s out there rain or shine given the chance. Messy play is definitely a favourite! He took a few weeks to settle but his key carer kept him busy with activities they knew he enjoyed and he soon made himself at home, making new friends and getting to know the staff.

Claire believes nursery has really benefited Spencer: “Since joining First Steps, Spencer has become a much more confident child. He was a little slow with some of his speech but since attending nursery on a regular basis (Spencer is at First Steps in Bersted three days a week), I have seen a considerable improvement.”

Would Claire recommend First Steps to others? “Yes, most definitely – and I have done many times!”