Next Steps Childcare Centre and its Forest School are located at

The Royal Bath & West Showground near Shepton Mallet, Somerset.


Offering outstanding childcare from Birth to Five years from

 8am until 6pm.

Wanting to work within an inspiring Early Years setting - delivering quality childcare and education?


We have a vacancy for a keen & enthusiastic person to join our great teams
Early Years Practitioner/Educator level 2 or above

At Little Owls Childcare, Wells Road Latcham Wedmore
or Next Steps Childcare, The Bath and West Showground Shepton Mallet

Just email your details to Judi at or




Children walking in forest

Next Steps is sited in 240 acres of beautiful countryside within the boundaries of the Showground.

Our Award Winning Day Nursery offers superb age appropriate facilities in a safe and caring environment. We pride ourselves on our holistic approach to childcare, offering Forest School, Yoga, Singing, Music & Dance, Gardening and Cooking sessions weekly.

Our recent (2017) Ofsted inspection rated our "Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare" work for the children as Outstanding. Please Click Here to see the full report.

Muddy Children

We have two large secure themed gardens with outdoor classrooms, one with a Forest School, where we use nature and the environment to encourage and inspire the children to grow in confidence, independence and self esteem through mastering small outdoor tasks. The other garden has a specialised baby area for outdoor sleeping (monitored by CCTV), a vegetable patch and three activity areas for free play.

Every child's progress is carefully recorded and photographed in their personal journey file, providing a complete visual and written record of their development.

All the team at Next Steps are qualified Early Years professionals. We also have specialists in every area to best meet the needs of your child, whatever their age. 

For high quality childcare in the Wedmore area see Little Owls Childcare Centre