First Steps is a purpose built nursery registered with the Care Inspectorate to provide day care for children aged from 6 weeks to 5 years. Our staff of 15 are all fully qualified and registered with Disclosure Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) to care for children.
We provide quality child care within our setting in 3 separate areas. Our Under 2’s or Baby Room is registered for 12 children at any one time, Our 2 - 3 room is registered for 20 children per session and our 3 - 5 room can accommodate 40 children per session. We are also in partnership with North Ayrshire Council to provide Ante Pre and Pre school education for 3 - 5 year olds.
We are primarily a service for working parents. Parents can continue their working day knowing that their child is being well looked after and enjoying the planned learning activities on offer within a safe secure and welcoming environment.
We are located at the top of Bank street on the Stanecastle roundabout in Irvine. We have a secure entry system in place and our property is all fenced and gated and locked securely outwith nursery hours. We are also monitored 24 hours by our alarm system.
Our opening hours are Monday to Friday from 8 am till 6 pm. We operated 2 sessions with in the day as well as full day care. Our morning session commences at 9 am and ends at 12.45 pm. Our afternoon session commences at 1.15 pm and ends at 5 pm. Our funded Ante Pre and Pre school children can access wrap around care out with their funded sessions to accommodate working hours for parents.
We comply with all Care Inspectorate regulations and are regularly inspected by them and HMIe to ensure our compliance. Our inspection reports are available on the Nursery Notice board or online for parents to view.
216 Bank Street
Tel: 01294 212632
Mobile: 07779 631105
Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm
December 25th, 26th
January 1st and 2nd & Easter Monday.
We are open all Bank Holidays.