Rated 5 stars by our parents in Facebook and Google

First Steps First is such a fabulous little preschool. The care and attention that the children receive from the brilliant staff really benefits them. There are so many interesting, well thought through activities for the children that really help them develop and socialise. My daughter has loved her time here.

Lucy E. Parent


 A genuinely wonderful pre school. My daughter adores going and is sad when it's the holidays. All the families who go are lovely and the teaching crew are wonderful with the children. The level of teaching is delivered with thoughtfulness and via play so it is retained. A great place for toddlers.

Thank you.

Helen S. Parent


The best start for all kids ! My kids loved it there !!

Peter M. Parent



A TRULY wonderful pre-school, which has moved to Marlow (from Cadmore End) about a year ago, and is now firmly established and ready to take on more students - FIRST STEPS FIRST.  


Both my boys have gone to Susan and her team at First Steps First and I can't recommend her highly enough.  Both boys have thrived in her care, as she gets a wonderful balance between fun, nurturing and learning.  One of my sons went from knowing 5 letters of the alphabet to knowing them all in 7 weeks - and starting to blend works when reading!  She is truly remarkable.  


Susan incorporates mark marking/ letter writing, structured learning themes, painting and artwork, show and tell, reading stories, cookery, outside play (including little adventures out too) and a lot of giggling into every single day.  My children come back literally bursting with all the fun which they have had.  We have tried numerous nurseries/ pre-schools before First Steps First and I can honestly say that I wouldn't be writing with such confidence about the others!


It is based in the old Scout hut, behind the Prince of Wales pub in Marlow (you can easily park at the pub) and is nothing to do with the previous pre-school in the same location.


Please do give Susan a call, She is taking booking for Sept onwards now, and is open all day/ 5 days a week.



Diane Parent


Ladies, it is you we must thank and forever be grateful for giving our children the best foundations in their school lives (and wider life). You have worked tirelessly to give the kids wonderful experiences, learning, values and oodles of fun. May many, many more children get to experience the wonder and delight which is FSF. Xxx

D.H. Parent


You are all amazing & Thank you for giving the girls a fantastic year at happy school!  

C.M. Parent


Marlow Parents: MPs, I would like to recommend a  'Hiden Gem' preschool nursery in Marlow called First Steps First, which have spaces next term and September.  They are Located in Mill Road, taking children from 1 to 5 yrs run by Susan Campbell-Baker.


OFSTED rated 'outstanding', Susan has run a preschool in Cadmore End for the last 20+ Years before buying premises in Marlow and she knows the "system" inside out. Her experience is second to none.


I know several of the children who went their last year (including my daughter) who have since started in reception, and they would all go back in a heartbeat. That is one of the many reasons why my son is also now there.


If you would like more information, please visit their website www.firststepsfirst.co.uk or why not give them a call on 01628 483111

D.H. Parent


Marlow Parents: Marlow Parents, I would like to recommend a lesser known preschool in Marlow called First Steps First, which has spaces next term.  They are Located in Mill Road, taking children from 2.5 yrs to 5yrs run by Susan Campbell-Baker.



Susan and Staff, Thank you for all of your hard work over this past term. X has learnt loads and has had so much fun in the process. Thank you.

J. Parent