Little Stars Nursery is located in Stoke Newington in Hackney, London. It’s situated close to three local schools and in an allocated Children’s Centre area.
Our nursery caters for children aged between 6 months and 5 years old and can hold up to nine children at a time. The nursery is open from 8 am – 6 pm from Monday to Friday, 50 weeks a year.
The main playroom is very child-friendly; it features bright colourful displays and a wide range of equipment for the children to use. We offer a variety of activities, so every child can decide which one they want to participate in. There’s also a selection of other toys within easy reach if they wish to play with them.
The outdoor area
Children can enjoy free flow from the main play area to the garden, so they can go out and play at any time of the day. The garden contains equipment, where children can develop their gross motor skills, such as climbing, jumping, crawling through the tunnel, various soft toys and outdoor equipment, is also provided. Children can also play in the sand or water, or use the big blackboard to practice their drawing and writing skills.
The nursery employs three members of staff all of whom work closely with the children: the manager, deputy manager and one nursery assistant. All staff are trained and have their qualifications at a minimum level 3. Our Key Workers to the children at the moment are Emma and Tiffanie. Each member of staff also has a personal role within the setting, such as a Fire Officer or Special Educational Needs Coordinator.
We have a member of staff who has taken the lead on the Healthy Child Programme. They work closely with children, parents, the key worker, and the nurse (Health Visitor) to complete the child’s 27 Month Review. More information can be found on the Hackney Education website.
The staff use an online Learning Journal called Tapestry to record and track children's progress and development. In addition, all daily activities, needs and meals are noted in the child’s daily diary, available for the parents to view at home.
Our nursery provides a multicultural environment and accepts children from a variety of cultures and backgrounds; we celebrate a range of festivals and show this through the displays and activities we plan throughout the year.
We provide healthy, freshly cooked meals.
The menu is planned in advance, taking into account children dietary requirements and confirmed by GP allergies.