26 Church Road
020 8681 8430

About Us

Company History

Farat Khan founded First Steps Day Nurseries in 2004. Prior to this, she has owned, set up, and managed several nurseries in the local borough and has over 21 years of childcare experience. Farat is a “hands on” proprietor and work closely to co-manage the nursery. 
Career History:

  1. BA hons in Nursery Management
  2. EYT – Early Years Teacher
  3. Master Of Arts - ICCIP  - (Institute For Child Centred Professional Practice)
  4. Conducted research in Austria and Portugal, in the Early Years Sector.
  5. Romania - supported local orphanages developing areas of learning.
  6. Early Years Consultant
  7. Project managing young adults in Croydon

Farat has a wealth of training and experience as a company director she is always looking to improve the standards in the setting , for all stake holders. First Steps are committed to provide an excellent standard of day care and as a company are always looking to review practice and polices in order to continue to make further developments to the provision.


At First Steps our staffing team come from a diverse background, having a diverse workforce enhances the children’s learning experience and also reflects our local community.
All staff/practitioners hold a qualification in Early Years, or are training towards gaining an Early Years qualification.
All staff/practitioners are recruited carefully following the recruitment procedure. All Staff have to complete a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Scheme) and all hold the relevant qualification for their role. Staff are encouraged to improve their professional development through training and regular supervision and support is offered to all staff.
Every child has a key person; this means that one member of staff will have special responsibility for your child and their individual needs.

Join our team

If you are looking for a career in Early Years, or you are a student that would like to do a placement with us, please send us your CV to

First Steps Day Nursery
The Chapel
26 Church Road
Telephone & Fax: 0208 681 8430
Email: Firststeps_@hotmail.co.uk

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