Little Stars Childcare Centre

'Excellence for All'

“The unique, high quality planning and organisation, provides an exceptionally stimulating, vibrant environment for children”. Ofsted 2013

About Little Stars Childcare Centre

Our Vision

Our Vision is of a nursery provision which excels in its care and learning for all children. Little Stars Childcare Centre is a caring friendly place where children feel safe and comfortable to learn and develop the necessary skills for a life long joy of learning. It has a nurturing environment in which children’s contributions and children as individuals are valued and respected.

We have a vision of our Childcare Centre as a productive, stimulating, nurturing and rich learning environment in which children and staff experience equal opportunity in all things in order that their true potential is realised.

Our Aims

We aim to provide a caring, disciplined and stimulating environment, in which our children can feel secure, happy and proud. We respect every child and are committed to nurturing every aspect of his or her development – intellectual, creative, emotional, physical and spiritual. We will ensure the safety of every child and will promote opportunities to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle.

Our drive to develop each child’s potential, accessed through the provision of a broad and balanced curriculum, is underpinned by our commitment to continually improve achievement in the basic skills. We offer an inclusive curriculum to ensure that each child’s learning experience offers maximum opportunities for excellence, enjoyment, personal development, respect for self and others. Our aim is for children to become confident, self-motivated, responsible citizens to enable them to make a positive and economic contribution to society.

We value our partnership with parents and the community. We will constantly strive to work together to offer our children the best possible opportunities to equip them for lifelong learning.


Our aim is for children to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.

We aim to develop a broad and balanced curriculum to stimulate your child to acquire knowledge and develop individual skills. We see the unique child and we actively help them to grow and develop into a capable, confident and self assured individuals. Every child is constantly learning in a rich environment both indoors and outdoors with stimulating resources to excite them and ignite their learning.

Children’s achievements are celebrated and everyone enjoys success and praise regularly during their time at Little Stars Childcare Centre. We encourage children to become independent and confident.

We develop each child on their own unique learning journey and help teach, model, guide and challenge each child where appropriate to ensure every child reaches their personal potential. Our children are constantly reaching for the stars and learn they can achieve anything they set their minds to. We learn in a fun, practical, purposeful and playful way so learning is fun and relevant to the world and the children are encouraged to explore and take initiative in their own learning.

Our promise to you and your child

  • We will care for your child, providing a safe, happy and caring environment.
  • We will nurture your child, encouraging and supporting them to develop as confident and enquiring individuals.
  • We will provide a fun, stimulating and high quality learning environment.
  • We will provide an outstanding range of learning through play, fun, challenging and relaxing activities catering for each child’s individual needs and interests.
  • We will provide all children with a flying start to their early year’s development, ensuring that they make good progress every step of the way and in readiness for school.
  • We will work in partnership with parents so that we can fully support your child’s needs and development.
  • We have the highest aspirations for each and every child.
  • We are committed to providing a happy, safe and high quality experience for all children.

Together we will

  • Support children’s learning and development to help them achieve their best.
  • Encourage the children to be friendly and helpful to all members of the Nursery’s community.
  • Prepare the child to be a good citizen.
  • Support children to develop good speaking and listening skills.
  • Promote a love of reading and stories.

We expect that you will

  • Ensure that you contact Little Stars Childcare Centre whenever your child is unwell and unable to attend.
  • Contact us promptly whenever any problems occur that may keep your child away from nursery.
Little Stars Childcare Centre
c/o Ellacombe Academy
Ellacombe Church Road
Email: Phone: 01803 293040

Sessions and Fees

The first 15 hours will be free under the Early Years Entitlement Scheme, unless the child's entitlement is being claimed with another provision. Addition charges will be made as detailed below:

  • Morning session (8.30-11.30am) £12.00
  • Lunch session (11.30am-12.30pm) £2.00**
  • Afternoon session (12.30-3.30pm) £12.00

All charges are subject to annual review and any increases will take effect from 1 September in any year.

**You will need to provide your child with a packed lunch.

Term Dates

Spring 2017

  • Start: 3 January 2017
  • Half Term: 13 - 17 February 2017
  • Ends: 31 March 2017

Summer 2017

  • Start: 18 April 2017
  • Bank Holiday: 1 May 2017
  • Half Term: 29 May - 2 June 2017
  • Non-Pupil Days: 5 - 9 June 2017
  • Ends: 24 July 2017