” … Children arrive keen to start their day and eager to learn. They are highly
motivated and happy at this welcoming nursery … “
LITTLE STARS NURSERY, penn hill
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OUR REPORT SUMMARY
What is it like to attend this early years setting?
Children arrive keen to start their day and eager to learn. They are highly motivated and happy at this welcoming nursery. Children show that they feel safe. They develop exceptionally close bonds with the kind and caring staff. Staff respond extremely well to the needs of babies, quickly recognising individual signs, such as tiredness, and spend time gently soothing them. Babies thoroughly enjoy sensory play experiences, such as smelling and feeling dough as they make biscuits. Children show great resilience and determination. Younger children press buttons on technical toys, eagerly anticipating what might happen next and persevering until they see their favourite light effect. Older children work hard to build a tall tower of bricks and keep trying even when they encounter difficulties, such the tower collapsing. Children’s behaviour is exemplary. They follow the ‘golden rules’ and start putting resources away quickly when the tidy up song comes on. Children are very respectful of other children. For example, they remind their friends to walk so they ‘don’t fall over’. The nursery closed for a short period during the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff continued to support families and provided filmed stories and activities to help parents support their children’s learning at home. Staff have adapted the drop-off and collection points to minimise contact.
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All children are entitled to 15 hours per week of funded childcare the term after they turn 3 years old. This is called ‘Universal’ funding.
Little Stars Day Nursery is open Monday to Friday, 51 weeks of the year, closing on Public holidays and for one week between Christmas and New Year.
Little Stars Policies are all available for viewing on our website, from Admissions Policies to our Positive Behaviour Policy.