History Of Steps

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Steps was started in 1994 by four families who recognised the benefits gained by their children from conductive education. The families wanted to make the benefits available to other families locally and set up the Steps Centre for Conductive Education in Lecicestershire. Since then, families living in the region no longer have the expense and disruption of travelling long distances to other centres or the huge cost of going to Hungary to get help for their children.

Since 1994, the achievements of Steps have been impressive. From a tiny group renting a single nursery room in Ashmount Special School and working with five local families, Steps, with its team of staff and volunteers, now provides an array of professional services to more than 50 families. Their feedback testifies to the difference which Steps has made to their children’s lives and to the well being and happiness of the whole family.

 

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Achievements to date have been made possible by almost entirely voluntary fundraising activities by founder President, Dr Heather Crate, Steps Patron and Trustee, Rosemary Conley CBE DL, and the efforts of other Trustees and a large and growing number of Steps supporters, including staff, volunteers and local families. This activity has also engaged the support of major donors such as UPS, Caterpillar, Primary Care Trusts and charitable trusts such as Henry Smith’s charity, The National Lottery and BBC Children in Need.

Following the raising of over £250,000 in 2006 for the purchase of premises in Shepshed, Leicestershire, a major programme of refurbishment in 2007, supported by ITV Central News, attracted 130 local companies to supply £550,000 worth of goods and services free of charge.

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40 Loughborough Road,
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3 days ago

Baby 🍼 Shower for Mariann… The best game was ‘What’s in the Nappy?’ 👶🏼 Can’t wait to see baby Gabriel soon!

6 days ago

Another happy family at the Steps caravan… we still have availability so please contact Indila if you’d like to book a short break! Thank you See more

1 week ago

What a special event this will be! Gates Garden Centre is in Oakham, Rutland LE15 7QB.

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This little fruit and veg family were donated to us today arriving just in time for our Healthy Eating topic!😊

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Look what we were given today! A beautiful doll’s house which was made 71 years ago by Valerie Jerram’s father. It is so delightful and even has See more

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It was lovely to welcome Nicola Neville to Steps today! Nicola works at Tesco in Ashby and has donated many things to us, including chocolate bunnies See more

2 weeks ago

Another happy family at the Steps Caravan… Thank you Smallman & Son Ltd xxx

We are here and the kids have made them self’s at home, lovely caravan for a lovely weekend…. 1st stop swimming 😁 #lovemyfamily #happyholidays

3 weeks ago

Very excited about our theatre trip! 🐛 🦋 🍎

Come and celebrate 50 very hungry years of Eric Carle’s beloved book in The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show! 🐛🌿

Wiggling its way into our Studio See more

4 weeks ago

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Thank you for these lovely images of the fabulous Steps families…
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1 month ago

Thank you Luis for posting your token in the best box! 😉
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