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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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Whether you are just starting out or you’re further on in your career, Step by Step are the people you should talk to.

Some agencies may be very visible but Step by Step are so much more than just a name; they are a relationship. They are reliable communicators who excel in developing good working relationships with both schools and teachers.

Their friendly and conscientious staff will listen to what you are looking for and work for you to match you with the schools and age groups you are best suited to. They will keep you up to date with both short and long term offers of work, offering the flexibility and balance you need, whatever your own circumstances. Furthermore, in a spirit of fairness, they offer a more competitive rate of pay than some of the other agencies.

Step by step were recommended to me and I am so glad that they turned out to be exactly what I had hoped for. You can’t beat a personal recommendation and this is my advice to you; give Step by Step a call. It could be the perfect start, or new start, that you are looking for.

Robin, Experienced Teacher
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