Full day care from 6 weeks to 12 years: Monday - Friday 7am to 7pm

AlthorneBurnt MillsColchesterHanningfield

What we do

The aim of our nursery is to provide a happy, homely environment for all children in our care with emphasis on individual attention and learning through play. Our philosophy is that a child should be happy, safe and healthy in a stimulating and educational environment. We aim to work in partnership with all parents to provide a service that will reach their individual needs.

About our nurseries and out of school clubs

Our qualified and experienced staff aim to provide new and stimulating experiences whilst caring for your child. Whether this is in one of our Second Step Nurseries or Afterschool Clubs. We’re here to help!

Why choose Second Steps?

We acknowledge that children’s interests may change, but also know that if we tune into their play, extend, and introduce new interests that they will feel included, valued, and thrive within the environment we create for children each day.


Our 3 nurseries are suitably located within Essex and chosen with the view to support local families and communities in providing high quality childcare.

Please view your chosen nursery for further information regarding provision provided.

AlthorneBurnt Mills

Out of School Clubs

We provide wrap around care that offers children the opportunity to attend breakfast, after school and holiday club sessions.


Peace of mind

Parents comment that “the ‘amazing’ staff spend time getting to know their children”. They say that they “feel reassured that their child is safe and having fun” – Ofsted June 2022

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A personal service

We will always go above and beyond to help you and your child’s needs. Our team is highly qualified and experienced, and we are always encouraging our staff to gain more qualifications to extend their knowledge and skills, to help your child.

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Where our children are from…

Our Nurseries service the following towns and cities in Essex

Audley End




Get in touch

Have any questions? We will be happy to provide further details and answer enquiries.

01621 502 258

Burnt Mills:
01268 729 729

01206 545 671

01245 914847

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