We have changed our name! We are now known as Muddy Puddles Pre-School. Check out our new website which has

formerly known as

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Why have we changed our name?

In July 2020 we rebranded and changed our name from Stepping Stones to Muddy Puddles. This was to due to confusion with an identically named nursery already in the local area. We are the same team,  same management and have the same approach that earned us an Ofsted Outstanding rating in December 2019. Please take a look at our new website which has all the latest information about Muddy Puddles.


A very warm welcome to Muddy Puddles…

We are a much loved not-for-profit pre-school that has been successfully operating in Surbiton for over 18 years. Since September 2017 we’ve been located in Long Ditton. 

At Muddy Puddles we believe that positive early childhood experiences are invaluable to shape children’s approach towards learning. Through carefully planned activities, we encourage the children to be curious imaginative and independent and, most of all, to love learning! The children can access a rich  play environment with a free flow garden. We also have woods on our doorstep and often venture out for walks. 

Please take a look around our website and feel free to Contact Us.

Due to Coronavirus we can’t do showarounds during normal sessions, however we are able to do showarounds of the premises from 12.45pm each day. This video will show you what life at Muddy Puddles is like.

Coronavirus / COVID-19 advice for parents and carers

Muddy Puddles Pre-School will be open from 2nd June, initially operating from 9.15am – 12:30pm Monday to Friday (no afternoon sessions).

Everyone who can must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus. To support the delay of the spread of the virus, households should self-isolate for 14 days if they show symptoms of:  

  • a high temperature (37.8 degrees and above) – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back


  • a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly

You do not need to call NHS 111 to self-isolate. If your symptoms worsen during your stay at home period or are no better after 14 days contact NHS 111 online at 111.nhs.uk. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111 by dialling 111 on the phone.


Everyone else should be practicing social distancing.


Thank you for your support and positivity during this challenging time.