STEEP is a partnership of six like-minded London Nursery Schools and Children’s Centres, across two London Boroughs, Greenwich and Lewisham, each with a long history of high quality Early Years provision.
We are all committed members of Early Education, The British Association for Early Childhood Education (BAECE), and believe every child deserves the best possible start in life and support to fulfill their potential.
A child’s experience in the early years has a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right, and provides the foundation for children to make the most of their own abilities and talents as they grow.

Our partnership means we are:

  • Sharing principles of practice, but unique in identity.
  • Gaining strength from each other and our shared understanding of pedagogy and principles guiding our early years practice with children and their families.
  • Drawn together by Goldsmiths, University of London, to form a partnership to co-construct a teacher training programme specialising in the teaching of children in the early years of their education.