SETTING ETHOS

Stars Pre-school Welland provides a safe, happy and stimulating educational environment in which children are valued as unique individuals. Learning through play and interaction, they are empowered to explore their environment. We promote an atmosphere of mutual respect and encouragement where children are prepared for their next steps in learning, to help them become happy, confident, creative, sociable and enthusiastic learners, who welcome challenges. A strong partnership between home and preschool is fostered, liaising closely with parents, other professionals and through linking with our community.

SETTING INFORMATION

Stars Pre-School Welland has been an integral educational resource for under-fives in the Welland and Dogsthorpe area since 1998. We offer 55 places for children aged 2 to 4 years, from Monday to Friday for 41 weeks of the year. Children attend sessionally between 8am – 1pm, or from 1.15pm – 4.15pm. We also offer a 1pm – 6pm session and flexible arrangements to accommodate children in receipt of the funded 30 hours entitlement.

The building is easily accessible and is situated in the Acorn Children’s Centre in Welland, adjoining the Welland Primary School. This means the setting has direct access to a wide range of local professionals to help support families through ever growing pressures within the community and at home. We work very closely with the diverse community within which we operate, encouraging close parental partnerships through many different initiatives. We promote an inclusive ethos, currently welcoming children who speak 14 different languages. 

From September 2017, a new extension will enable us to accept more children and more easily accommodate greater flexibility for those children in receipt of the 30 hour funded entitlement.

Please find below a summary of what we offer:

  • A high quality, motivated team with a range of experience across the childcare sector

  • Staff experienced in speech and language development and support for all children with special educational needs

  • A quality key carer approach, where key carers build strong relationships with children, parents and families right  from enrolment through to the transition to school

  • Individual observation, planning and assessment in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS)

  • Purpose built facilities featuring free-flow play throughout the session

  • Access to a fully equipped sensory room

  • Excellent links with the local community, children’s centre and local primary schools

  • Regular workshops and stay and play sessions for parents and families

  • A home visiting programme for all children

  • Daily feedback and termly parent consultations, and high quality interactive feedback for parents through the use of the Baby’s Days on line system

  • Exciting, dynamic indoor and outdoor learning environments

  • 2, 3 and 4 year old government grant funding accepted (term time only)

  • All Childcare vouchers accepted

Stars Pre-School Welland was inspected in March 2014 and was awarded an ‘OUTSTANDING’ grade by OFSTED. We continue to build on our excellent reputation for providing quality inclusive care for the youngest learners in our area. (Please click on the OFSTED logo to view our report)

 

Mission Statement

Stars Day Nurseries are committed to providing outstanding childcare and early education for children and their families. We are extremely proud of our Nurseries and Pre-school settings and the supportive, stimulating learning environments they offer.

We work in close partnership with families and professionals and aim to build supportive relationships based on honest and open communication. Our ethos is to support, educate and nurture and this commitment is at the heart of all we do. It is an ethos which encompasses our belief that the child, and their individual learning journey, is best supported by highly trained and experienced Early Years Educators. We strongly believe that every child has the right to learn and develop to their full potential. Our staff teams are focused on delivering child care and educational programmes that support each and every child and fully meet their individual needs.

As a well respected and experienced Early Years Provider, Stars Day Nurseries are extremely proud of the service we provide and we are committed to investing in and growing our dynamic staff team and settings. We have high aspirations and incredibly high standards and we believe that our Nurseries and Preschools exceptional achievements clearly demonstrate that our commitment to children and their families is outstanding.