Stars Day Nurseries
"Where Children Are Special People"

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  • Stars Day Nurseries
    Stars Day Nurseries
    "Where Children Are Special People"

    Vacancies - Recruiting practitioners and senior staff
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Stars Day Nurseries "Where Children Are Special People"

Stars Day Nurseries is a chain of Early Years Education settings based in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, UK. We opened our first setting, Little Stars Day Nursery, on Dogsthorpe Road in September 2003. Currently we run 8 settings in the Peterborough region. We are the largest childcare provider in Peterborough. Our success is based on delivering quality childcare at an affordable price and always working to achieve total customer satisfaction.

We hope that you will gain a good idea of what we have to offer by browsing through the website and if you would like to know more then please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Client Testimonials
  • Just a quick note to say thank you....Sharon, you and your team are fantastic. Not one morning my husband has had to leave behind a tearful baby, in fact barely gives dad a wave goodbye and when I pick her up, our daughter isn’t ready to leave. Thank you for providing our daughter with a happy friendly environment where Phoenix feels comfortable and safe.

    Kerry Webb
  • I would like to thank all the staff for your good work you have done towards my son Samuel. Samuel has totally improved in speech and learning skills and staff have been good and nice to Samuel and my family as well.
    This is a good experience for Samuel, and I would recommend my friends for this set up. Samuel will miss the staff and the children as he has interacted very well.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you, we are very happy, god bless you.

    A good experience
  • "The inevitable has happened,
    I handed my notice today.
    Robbie has to leave nursery
    & be off on his way.

    It wasn't something I chose to do,
    It's a legal requirement you see,
    For he has to start primary school
    & leave the BEST nursery

    Four years, he's been in your care,
    You've attended his every need.
    Laid perfect, solid foundations
    For him to progress & succeed.

    So thank you Little Stars
    For EVERYTHING you've done
    You're more than outstanding to me
    You're childcare's No.1!!!"

    Katie Keeley (Parent from Little Stars Nursery)
  • As a parent I am glad I chose Little Stars as is just a lovely nursery and my son always comes home happy.

    Kayla has absolutely loved coming to Little Stars and the staff have helped her learning and development and made her confidence grow ready for school.
    Thank s for having us. She has really grown in the nursery as a personality. Thank s to all the staff for all your work.

    I really like the staff and atmosphere of the nursery.

    Mya loved coming to nursery. She felt safe and whilst attending made fantastic progress. What more could I ask for?

    I am very happy with my child’s improvement by going to this nursery.

    We are very happy to have chosen the right place for our daughter: as the first place in which she shared other experiences with peers and adults. We are very grateful.
    We think Little Stars has been a fantastic setting for the short time Harry has been there and so glad he has come to you. We were so happy with the communication between you and his other childcare provider and it has been really helpful with the transition.

    Overall I am happy with the care provided at the nursery as my child’s English is improved as well as her confidence level is gone up.

    I am very happy because my child spent her time very well and happily and learn everything from here.

    I am happy with the learning provided by the teachers and carers at star nursery as I have seen a change in my child.

    I am very happy about the nursery, my son always wanted to go there, we will miss you a lot.

    Little Stars has been an excellent nursery. Ayesha has really developed well since she started at 7 months. I have had no concerns and would recommend the setting to others.

    I am very happy Nicole went to this nursery, just a shame she has to go to school, the girls are lovely.

  • I would like to thankyou all at the nursery for the welcoming environment and encouragement given to H n in all things, especially in regards to his speech development.
    A very special thankyou goes to his key worker, Lesley who is a great key worker for H.
    He loves seeing her each time he comes to nursery and talks about her loads during the weekend.

    J will continue with the same days and i am sure he will continue to thrive.

    Parent's Letter
  • Bright Stars Day Nursery has provided everything and more for our daughters and have helped them shine and become the happy, outgoing, confident and bright young ladies that they are now. The staff made the daunting task of leaving J and S so much easier through their warmth, kindness and understanding. Above all the outstanding members of staff have kept our children, happy and secure.

    How good you guys are!!!!
  • On behalf of my wife and I, we would like to thank all the staff for their patience and care with our child. We would recommend your setting to anyone.

    Patience & Care
  • “Liked everything, liked being able to play with Luca, everything organised” Luca’s mummy

    “Loved bringing mummy and baby sister to her school today. She showed me everything she likes to do at school, and was so excited for me to come with her and stay. Thank you for inviting parents” Lila-Rose mummy

    “We both really enjoyed today, lovely seeing her with her friends. Really lovely tings organised” Maisie’s mummy

    “As always Jaycee-Joan and I have had a lovely time playing together. As Sallyann knows I absolutely love stay and play days, they are always well organised with a good variety of things to do...thank you” Jaycee-Joans mummy

    “It really nice, Joanna and her sister are so happy. It would be something to do more often” Joanna’s mummy

    “Lilly had fun today and lots to do. Good day” Lilly’s mummy

    “Denis is so happy he could play with us today and he is finally part of his new family” Denis daddy

    “It was a really nice day. Julia was so happy and I was too. Thank you” Julia’s mummy

    “Brooklyn has had a brilliant day thanks to all the pre-school staff” Brooklyn’s mummy

    “The workshop has been lovely, Aanya has really enjoyed herself and dressing up as a witch! The experiences were brilliant and were lots of fun. Staff were fantastic especially Lisa” Aanya’s mummy

    Family Fun Day 22nd October 2015
  • 'To a very special team, a big thank you for all the help, support and sense of humour that has been shown to us, as a family during Adam's time here. Adam has gained so much from attending Little Stars, his confidence has grown so much and the building blocks that have been laid down will stand him in good stead for the rest of his life. We will miss you. Our love and thanks to you all'.

    'I'm quite happy that i choose this nursery for my son, if i have another child i will put here at Little Stars Day Nursery'.
    'Thank you for your feedback on my child's development. This has helped me to encourage and support his development at home'.

    'Very happy overall with the education and learning environment. Excellent staff'.

    'My son really enjoy time spent in this nursery and i'm happy as well'.

    'My child attends the nursery for 4 years. She really enjoyed every moment there and likes everyone, friends and staff'.

    'We are happy with staff. Haider learnt a lot from nursery. Thank you for all your support'.

    'Always a warm welcome when you come into the nursery. All staff and management are friendly and approachable to help. Providing a balance of play and learning, easy for the children to understand and enjoy the learning'.

    'I'm more than happy with nursery, my first child so i didn't know what to expect. Will be back with second'.

    'Very pleased with Sania's progress at the nursery and transition into school. She has learnt a lot about being independent and socialising with her peers'.

    'Great staff and welcoming setting. Both of my children have been very happy here'.

    'We have had a great experience with Little Stars'.

    'Very happy with my child's progress. She has come on so well since starting, and is more confident and sociable'.

    'Thank you so much for all your support, care, time and hard work over the years. There isn't a better place for children to come after school. Caitlin has always been happy and entertained by loving and caring staff'.

    Parents Feedback - Leavers 2014
  • I’m very happy over all with him and how he’s settled. Abi really helped him as well as Jayne. He’s learning a lot, honestly seems happier and I’m happy too.

    I am pleased that Sophia has settled in well at Pre-school. She seems to have made some friends and her social skills are developing further.

    Happy with Ruby’s progress, she has made a lot of friends in here and got a lot more confident
    Hopefully by the time the term finishes she will be fully ready to start school
    Jack seems to have settled in well. I have no concerns. Jack always looks forward to coming to pre-school.

    Alyaan has improved a lot and he likes to come to Pre-school and play. He does talk when he goes home. Alyaan talks about new teacher Abi a lot. I’m very happy that Alyaan is happy.

    I think Jack is doing really well and I’m impressed with his progress at school.

    Lillie is doing really well and is very happy.

    I am pleased with Musa’s achievement so far at Pre-school

    I am really happy that Kebba is improving in his speech (English). He is settling well. This term he enjoys waking up and is willing to come to school. I love to see him getting on well with the children and teacher.

    Skylar is doing well at school. She enjoys pre-school and talks about her friend Ida and her key worker Rebecca. The Pre-school are doing well with her.

    Very happy with Christopher’s development since starting pre-school. He’s really improving with speech and confidence.

    We’re very pleased with Aaliyah’s progress. She likes pre-school and does tell me what she has learnt at Pre-school.

    It’s lovely to see Cauley getting on really well in Pre-school. The staff are brilliant as is Cauley’s key person Rebecca and they will all be greatly missed when Cauley goes on to school in September.

    Parents Perspectives
  • Thank you or everything you have done for Tyler and his development. He has enjoyed his time at your setting.

    I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you and all the staff at Bright Stars for the time Eva and Jacob have spent with you. It’s always emotional leaving your children and in the early days, in particular, I didn’t find it easy! The girls and yourself have always been wonderful which have helped. A very big thank you to Lesley who Eva has built a very strong bond with and adores 

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the wonderful members of staff at “Kimmy’s Nursery”. Thank you for all the care and support you have provided for the past 3 years.

    We really appreciate all the support you have given us and it’s a shame to be saying goodbye.

    Many thanks to you and your team for the amazing work you have done with Brice all these years. I am pretty sure he will miss all of you and the Bright Stars setting as he moves onto his next milestone starting reception in September.

    Can we take this opportunity to thank you for providing a fantastic, safe environment for both our children to attend. Both Grace and Joe have never refused coming to nursery, and more often than not, run in from the front door, so happy to be there! Please pass on our gratitude to all members of your staffing team, including front office. Everyone is very approachable and have the needs of the children fully at hand. Everyone seems so energetic in what must be a full on job. We will definitely continue to recommend Bright Stars to anyone looking for childcare provision.

    I would like to thank all staff for their amazing job and care that you have given Evie over the past years. She has grown up a confident little girl with thanks to your staff.

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and all your staff for the care and attention that Tafara has received in your care. My only hope is that we will find another nursery that matches your outstanding standards. I would like to wish you all the very best for the future.

    Leavers comments 2015 from Parents
  • Very much a home environment! Above my expectations! Great Job! Well done to all staff!

    We have really enjoyed all the time at this nursery!!!

    Anwaar has very much enjoyed his time in Bright Stars. As a parent, i can proudly say it is a very nice nursery.

    Khizar has had a wonderful time at the nursery and has learnt a lot and enjoyed every session. I am very happy with his progress and pleased with the support of all the staff. I have recommended Bright Stars to many of my friends and will continue to do so. Thankyou to everyone at Bright Stars. We will miss you!

    Aiesha has had a wonderful experience at your nursery. I am extremely pleased with her progress throughout her time at the nursery. Thank you to all the staff who have worked with her.

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and all your members of staff for all the wonderful work you have done with Timas. He has thoroughly enjoyed every minute of his time with you. Thanks to your high standards of teaching, we believe Timas is more than ready to take on his next challenge.

    I just want to thank you all for your wonderful start that you have given both Freya & Indya in their learning years and a huge thank you to all the staff.

    Let me take this opportunity to thank you and all the staff at Bright Stars for looking after Jake and his older brother, henry for the past four years. All of the key workers have been fantastic and both my boys enjoyed attending. Henry still talks fondly of Leslie and I'm sure that Jacob will be the same with Ghosia as he has already become attached to her. I wish you all the best for the future.

    We would like to express our deepest thanks to you and all the staff for making Seb's time at nursery and pre-school a comforting, fun and productive learning experience, which is everything we could have hoped for and more from a childcare setting. you do a fantastic job and Seb will miss you all greatly.

    Thank you for the help of the years with Emma and Sarah. You have been consistently reliable and supportive at all times.

    2014 Leaver's Comments from Parents
  • I would like to thank you and all your staff for your support of Ava and myself while she settled into your pre-school. You have all been fabulous.

    Words cannot express how grateful i am to you for your hard work. My child will miss each and every one of you dearly. Thank you so much and may you continue all the good things and your hard work.

    2014 Leavers comments
  • I think the pre-school is amazing, they have helped me, they have supported my little boys birthday so I can give him a good day, and also with bits and bobs of food. I am very grateful to them all!

  • My child has developed very well and grown within welland pre-school. He has a strong bond with key person but talks about all the staff. He has started to write his name and that’s all thanks to the preschool as we can’t get home to sit down at home! The preschool has done him the world of good, we can’t thank them enough!!

    We can't thank them enough!!
  • I was very anxious when it came to looking for a nursery because i wanted to find a place which would provide the type of care my children would have normally been receiving by their extended family. At Bright stars, we found exactly that. Good facilities, outside space but most importantly very friendly and caring staff. Helpful, caring and enthusiastic, willing to discuss any issues at any time and always working hard to provide a lovely, challenging, inspiring and safe environment for the children, which they spent the time to get to know as individuals. We are completely satisfied that the nursery we picked covered all aspects of our children's needs.

    Bright Stars is like an extended family!!
  • A heartfelt thank you to you all at Bright Stars from our family for the wonderful care, support and fun you have given Rafael over the last two years and Ellie for 3 years before that. Bright Stars Nursery is a very special place and has given our little ones a fantastic start in their life that we will always remember!!!!

    A Heartfelt Thank You!!
  • It is with sadness that F will be leaving as he has spent the last 4 years being cared for by some of the best people i have ever met and who have helped F develop into the sociable and confident little boy he is today. I have nothing but positive things to say about all the staff at Bright Stars and who i will have no hesitation to recommend to anyone asking for a trustworthy and caring nursery. F will be starting a new adventure at primary school but I know he will never forget his friends and his key carers.

    Starting a new adventure but he will never forget!!!
  • “Henley loves pre-school, he wakes up happy to come everyday”
    “I believe Henley is very well looked after at pre-school and enjoys coming...That makes me a happy Mummy “
    “Henley has shocked me and learnt so much since he started! ..Very proud!”
    “I am happy with the pre-school and always get stuff explained to me well”
    “The pre-school is a very happy place to be. Everyone is always cheerful”
    “I have already recommended the pre-school to friends and had a family member start too”
    “During the settling in time I felt supported and it was great”
    “My child is progressing very well”
    “The management are very much available to talk to and are helpful”
    “I have always been able to discuss anything with the management”
    “Alfie settled in very quickly”
    “I am aware Alfie is very well looked after”
    “Alfie has learnt a lot since being at Pre-school”
    “I enjoy coming along to the workshops”
    “my child enjoys very much coming to school and he always asks me why they do not go to school over the weekend”
    “I felt very supported during his settling in time”
    “I am definitely happy with the care he receives at the pre-school”
    “I feel he is very much progressing at the pre-school “
    “I enjoy very much coming to pre-school and working with my child”
    ”ooh yes I would recommend the setting to my friends”
    “I am totally happy with the information the staff share with me about my child”
    “My child very much enjoys coming to pre-school”
    “I believe my child is progressing very well”
    “my children love it at pre-school”
    “my children are progressing very well, I am pleased with them”
    “the management are very helpful. I feel I can talk to them about anything, and the help and support me and my children have received has been brilliant”
    “I would definitely recommend the setting to my friends and family”
    “My children have a lot of time for two teachers at the pre-school who are Donna and Lyndsey, they look up to them and they listen to whatever they say to them”
    “I see that my child is progressing well”
    “Abigail loves coming everyday to play with her friends and do new things”
    “During the settling in period I had lots of support and reassurance from both Alison and Sallyann, the support and reassurance continues now”
    ” I am very satisfied with the care Abigail receives during her morning, if she is sad she is given lots of support and praise”
    “Abigail is learning lots of new things every day”
    “On a daily basis I get to know what Abigail has been doing”
    “Its enjoyable coming into do activities as this never happened before when my eldest children attended”
    “Sallyann is always around if I need a chat or have a problem”
    “I would highly recommend the pre-school to my family and friends”
    “my child is happy at the pre-school”
    “my child loves it at Pre-school”
    “staff were very helpful during her settling- in time”
    “I am very happy with the care my child receives”
    “my child has come on loads since being at pre-school”
    “The staff and managers are available all the time”
    “I would definitely recommend this pre-school, very good and friendly staff”
    ”My child is asking everyday and on weekends to go to pre-school. From early morning she says that she wants to go to pre-school. So half term holidays for us are sad times because Salma is missing this time to play with the kids”
    “I believe my child is progressing well, she has started to talk in English more and remember other kids names. She has started to put on and take off her clothes by herself and be more responsible and polite”
    “I enjoy coming into pre-school, it’s a good experience to work together in pre-schools workshop, helps me remember my own childhood”
    “He looks forward to coming to pre-school and likes to see his friends and will often talk about pre-school and what he has done”
    “I feel 100% supported by the pre-school”
    “The care at pre-school is of very high quality”
    “He has progressed very well since attending the setting”
    “I feel informed of how my child is doing and ways I can help him to progress at home”
    “The management and staff are always available and helpful”
    “I would 100% recommend the setting to friends and family”
    “He enjoys interacting with his friends and playing with the toy cars”
    “The staff and managers are very helpful”
    “Nicola likes to play with other children and do different activities”
    “Luca absolutely loves coming to Pre-school”
    “During settling in with my child staff informed me very well of everything”
    “He worships his key person”
    “My child is progressing well, he is coming on in leaps and bounds with everything”
    “The pre-school is a lovely environment”
    “The management are very helpful, Sallyann is brilliant”
    “He loves his friends and his key worker, he loves playing with everyone and bringing pictures home for Daddy and Becca”
    “the staff and management are very available and helpful”
    “He loves playing with his friends, playing outdoors, playing with blocks, Painting, singing songs, playing with water, puzzles and much more. He likes to spend time in pre-school, he really enjoys it”
    “my daughter asks me to go to school everyday”
    “I felt supported whilst my child was settling in”
    “I am very happy with the care my daughter receives in pre-school”
    “I believe that my child is really progressing at pre-school, now my daughter speaks and understands more words in English”
    “I would absolutely recommend the setting to my family and friends”
    “The settling in time was nice; I could see Lewis play with other kids except from his cousins”
    “He is progressing well, he can say some new words “
    “He doesn’t really talk about Pre-school as he is not good with his words and he has to have speech and language therapy to help him out, but I can tell you that he knows what pre-school is and he likes to come as when I tell him we are going to Pre-school he will get his coat and shoes, then wait near the door to come to pre-school, so yes he likes it here”
    “I already have recommended the setting to my friends and family”
    “Ethan looks forward to pre-school and enjoys his time when there”
    “Everyone was lovely during his settling in time”
    “I am very happy with the care my child receives”
    “Ethan is progressing really well and I am proud of his achievements”
    “The management are always helpful and on hand to help with anything”
    “I would definitely recommend the setting it’s a brilliant environment for every child”

    Questionnaire Feedback from Parents
  • At Bright Stars Day Nursery "The setting effectively promotes equality of opportunity and meets the needs of all children. The diversity of children, their families and their communities are valued and respected. Children across the nursery are encouraged to develop their skills so that they learn and keep themselves safe and well. Staff take time to get to know the children, to understand how they learn and devise individual learning programs for they key children. The tireless work of the providers and manager together with an exhaustive action plan for the future development, provide an outstanding platform for continuous improvement."

  • My daughter has been attending Bright Stars for over 3 years. I have always felt confident in the care my daughter has recieved and she has always enjoyed her time at nursery.
    I think the staff are all fantastic and the manager, Claire is very supportive and has a lovely rapport with the children. The staff are engaging, caring, enthusiastic, knowledgablevand my daughter has loved them all!
    I find the setting welcoming and homely and think the outside play areas are fantastic.
    I would not hesitate in recommending Bright Stars and i am grateful for all their hard work which has enabled me to go back to work withouthaving to worry about my daughter's wellbeing.
    Mrs Ferreira

    No hesitation!!
  • My son, Joshua has been at Bright Stars since he was 8 months old and he absolutely loves it there. As a parent, I am more than happy with the way Joshua is cared for at the nursery. From day one, all the staff have made him feel happy and at home and I am impressed with the range of activities that he takes part in (eg drawing, painting, baking, trips outside etc) all of which are beneficial to his development.
    I go out of my way to put Joshua in this nursery, as there are several closer to my place of work but I had such a good experience when my older son, Adam attended this nursery that I didn't want to send Joshua anywhere else.
    Bright Stars are very professional, I like that they are strict on health and safety (eg making sure other parents don't let people in, filling out medicine and accident forms etc) and everything is communicated to us parents well- all this enables me to go work feeling completely confident that Joshua is safe and well looked after.
    Overall, the way the staff interact with parents and each other creates a "family atmosphere which is very welcoming and reassuring.

    Family Atmosphere x
  • Stars Pre-School Dogsthorpe, previously known as Little Steps Pre-School, was rated “Good” by Ofsted in their recent inspection March 2013. "Children very much enjoy their time at the pre-school and are eager to learn. They make good progress because staff have good teaching skills, underpinned by a good awareness of the characteristics of effective learning. Children achieve because of the effective way staff use observations and assessments to plan for the next steps in their learning and development. Children are valued as individuals by staff who work closely with parents and other professionals to plan to meet their needs and to ensure any additional support is accessed. As a result, children with difficulties in the learning and development are well supported. The leadership and management of the provision is strong. The manager and the deputy act as very good role models to staff who are well motivated and keen to learn. This creates a very positive learning environment for the children, based upon strong and positive values."

  • At the Stars Pre-School Ravensthorpe “Staff are committed to enhancing their own professional development. For example, they have attended training initiatives in communication, language & literacy which has enabled them to focus on all children’s language development and in particular, those for whom English is an additional language. Staff values the different backgrounds and cultures of the children attending. There are lots of positive images displayed around the setting as well as a lovely low level multicultural display of artefacts, traditional objects and festival celebrations”