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 10 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
  • '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
  • "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
  • "I like school because I like making new friends every day" Kaleb
    "I like school because I play outside with my friends" Jakub
    "I like school because I like playing with the Lego with my friends" Fred
    "I like snack time, I like bread sticks and raisins" Porsche
    "All of the toys and Lyndsey" Mylie
    "Playing outside" John
    "I like singing, painting, playing with friends, playing hide and seek" Jakub
    "I like drawing, eating packed lunch and playing with my friends" Isabella
    "I like painting, playing with friends, playing in the small room" Lilly-Mae
    "I like Peppa pig, In the night garden, small room" Melika
    "I like cars" Billy-Joe
    "I like painting" Alivia-rae
    "I like playing with friends and in the tent and junk modelling when I can paint my box" Kiana

    Children Comments
  • 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
  • When I chose Stars Pre-School Ravensthorpe I was new to the area and did not know any other mums who I could ask for recommendations. In the end, believe it or not my choice was influenced by the nice climbing frame they had out in the garden! My decision turned out to be a good one. My son settled in well and made lots of new friends. He moved up to primary school with many of his friends and they are still together six years on. The staff are all very friendly, caring and down to earth people. They will sort out any issues (if possible) and will always keep you well informed. All three of my children have now come here and my youngest ‘graduated’ in the summer, so unfortunately I no longer need to go there, but will stop to chat or wave through the fence. I miss everyone at Stars Ravensthorpe and would definitely recommend them for your son or daughter.
    Helen mum to Jake (11) Katie (8) and Callum (5)

    Parent's View
  • “The Halloween session has been great, lots of activities for the children to do and all the staff look great dressed up” Written by Hayley Taylor grandmother of Dante

    “We had a great time, lots of activities! All kids enjoyed! Thank you for well organised day” Written by the parent of Ariana Marku

    “The Halloween workshop has been good, lots of fun things to do. My girls are enjoying themselves” Written by the parent of Courtney

    “It is very exciting for George to have me stay at Pre-school with him, for a while. I love seeing him play here. We have played in the sandpit together and it was wonderful. Looking forward to coming to another workshop” Written by Katherine parent of George

    “The Halloween workshop is very good and nice for the children and the parents. Thank you all” Written by the parent of Kasia

    “I have enjoyed being able to stay and play with Finley. A nice selection of activities and enjoyed as always” Written by the grandmother of Finley

    “We are very happy, we stayed with Amiyah, so we could see just how much fun she has. Good to see everyone getting involved with dressing up. Enjoyed painting and doing arty things” Written by Sam and Megan, parent of Amiayah

    “I stayed with Aliviya, very pleased with the staff and the efforts they have made” Written by Lia, the parent of Aliviya

    “I stayed with Isaicc today for a Halloween day, really enjoyed seeing all the kids playing and enjoying themselves. Staff are very good and welcoming. Andre mostly played with the witches cauldron making a potion “great afternoon”” Written by Laura, the parent of Isaicc

    “I as with Kuba today. I see kids really like all the activities. Kuba also enjoys playing. I really like all of it” Written by Agata parent of Kuba

    “I stayed with Kornelia today for a Halloween day. Enjoy seeing all the kids. Really like all the activities. Kornelia enjoys playing” Written by Karolina and Barlosz parents of Kornelia

  • 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!!
  • 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!!
  • 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 big thank you to Emma and the team at the Pre-School, if it was not for them the day of my daughter’s assessment may have never come, thank you again for all your support.

    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!!!
  • 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”