Our Aims & Values
As a community business, we do not seek to make profits for owners or shareholders, but rather to use all of our resources to support families in Derby and the surrounding areas so that parents and children have the best access to early years’ support and education.
Since its creation over 30 years ago, Derwent Stepping Stones has had community at its heart. We have always recognised the need to provide local childcare with high-quality early education, to offer families and parents support and guidance, and to help local communities learn in any other ways we can. This focus has formed our mission statement, our key values and led us to establish four key aims for our business:
- Offer high quality, flexible and affordable childcare
- Develop and deliver services that meet the needs of all individuals
- Deliver first class advice services to enable people to set learning and work goals and provide support throughout their journey
- Utilise ethical commercial opportunities that create sustainability