Our Staff

Our staff is hugely important and committed to First Steps First, with some working together with us for over 10 years. All our staff are chosen not only for their qualifications (B.Ed, NNEB, BTEC, NVQ) and experience, but also for their desire and commitment to provide a secure and loving environment within the setting. All undergo national regulatory checks before starting work, and undergo a high quality induction period. All our staff has access to regular training and development throughout their time with us.

Susan Campbell-Baker

DPP Level 3 Diploma in Childcare
Senco level 2
Current Paediatric First Aid

I am a mother of two, and firmly believe that children only get one chance at quality care and preparation for school. First Steps First was created in 1992; after being very disappointed as a mother when I was not able to find a setting that could prepare my son for school, in a happy, caring and structured way. Since then we have been committed to raising standards for children in all areas of the EYFS. I promise as Principal, I will do my utmost to ensure that your children receive the very best care, support and preparation while they are with us at First Steps First.

Abbie Jennings

Current Paediatric First Aid


At present I am completing my apprenticeship CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (QCF).

Julie Griffin

Current Safeguarding Certificate, Paediatric First Aid, Early Years Educator CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce,  DBS

To introduce myself and my background, We have two children (previously an
Assistant HR Manager) since the birth of my eldest child as we lived in the
USA for a number of years I volunteered at my child's nursery and realised
that my passion and vocation was in childcare, on my return I successfully
completed a Level 1 in childcare and in December 2015 at First Steps First I
completed CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years
Educator) (QCF).