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Step by Step Education are dedicated to providing a quality service to schools and nurseries throughout Lancashire and Cumbria.

Step by Step are a family-owned supply teacher service uniquely managed and staffed by a team of consultants who all have experience working in the childcare sector. We are clear about the expectations of schools and nurseries and we are proud of our growing reputation of excellence in terms of the quality of our service and the suitability of our teachers and nursery nurses.

Rest assured that the vetting of all Step by Step’s candidates is the first and most important task prior to placing anyone into your school or setting.



Best Practice

We follow best practice in line with DCFS guidelines from the publication,¬†“Safeguarding Children and Safer Children Recruitment in Education”¬†which was enforced on 1st January 2007. It includes:

  • A face to face interview
  • Up to date CV verified
  • Recent & relevant references
  • I.D checks
  • Proof of address
  • Qualification checks
  • NCTL check and prohibition list check
  • A fully enhanced DBS check
  • Annual Barred List Check
  • UK resident/right to work in the UK
  • Overseas criminal record check where necessary
  • Medical fitness

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Since taking on the role of Cover Manager in September 2015, I have made extensive use of Step by Step’s resources in terms of the advice from Phil and his team, and of course the highly competent supply teachers that they send to us here at our school.

They’re only ever a phone call away, personable, happy to help and always professional. They’ve made my job as easy as they can.

Cover Manager
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