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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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Step by Step was recommended to me by the headteacher at the school I was completing my final placement with during my PGCE. The headteacher explained to me that Step by Step was unlike the other teaching agencies because they adopted a very personal approach, whereas other agencies may treat you merely as a number.

Step by Step adopt a very personal and friendly approach to their work. I immediately felt at home talking to Colette and knew she would always try to find me the right work that suited my needs best.

I also signed up with a bigger, more established agency but felt they never even tried to match me with the sort of work that I said I was looking for. With Step by Step I was continually offered work that wholly suited my needs.

I am still in touch with Step by Step, even though I have now secured a permanent position and I know if ever I am passing their offices I can pop in for a chat and a brew.

I cannot recommend Step by Step enough!

Paula, NQT
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