About Bright Little Stars

    • Our Ethos

      Since opening our first setting in 2013, we have successfully expanded to six nurseries. Our sincere desire is to provide children with exceptional care and levels of teaching that supports each child to reach their own individual potential.

      • We respect children as individuals and encourage them to follow our ethos of truth, love and compassion. We would like every child to have self-belief, a strong sense of self and independence.
      • We believe that the development of children through creative play, learning and teaching is essential. The EYFS Statutory Framework sets the foundation of our curriculum and our unique Bright Little Stars Learning Programme aims to challenge and motivate young children’s thinking.
      • We provide a wide range of high quality educational equipment, materials and activities, both indoors and outdoors and all rooms have direct access to outdoor space.
      • Children are provided with balanced healthy meals freshly prepared onsite and planned by a Qualified Nutritionist.
      • We continually work in partnership with families from the outset with settling in sessions prior to a child starting at nursery. We support families with the developmental needs of their children, both at the nursery and at home, and encourage active involvement in nursery life. Furthermore, we implement regular progress meetings with a child’s Key Person, workshops, involvement sessions, an online Parent Area and Parent App.
      • We advocate a wide spectrum of extra-curricular clubs at no extra cost so that all children have equal learning opportunities. Your future school choices are supported by us having relationships with local schools.
      • We are committed to ensuring your child is as ‘school ready’ as possible, whilst recognising that each child develops as an individual. We will achieve this by working closely with parents on areas such as personal and social skills, speaking listening and communication and independence. Our Head of Teaching plans learning based on school expectations and supports parents in their individual school choices also.
      • We believe that by investing in our staff we will continue to build a committed, effective and motivated team. We upskill during inset days, conferences and ongoing staff training whilst keeping staff up to date with current research, Early Years and education trends; this enables them to implement the very best practice.

    • Opening Times

      We are open Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 6:00pm, 50 weeks per year excluding Bank Holidays for children aged 6 months to 5 years.

      Our sessions comprise of a choice between part-time or full-time discounted care.

      Morning sessions run from 8:00am to 1:00pm.

      Afternoon sessions are from 1:00pm to 6:00pm.

      Children can be dropped off and/or picked up anytime within their relevant session time; within our Supernova Learning Room we do aim to begin our ‘Teaching Time’ at around 9:00am.

    • Safety & Security

      bright 47The safety and security of your child is as paramount to us as it is to you. We have installed a full security system using the latest CCTV and a secure entry/exit system with direct links to the emergency services to ensure the safety and security of all children in our care. Our premises are secure, we operate fingerprint I.D. access at all our Nurseries to help ensure only parents or authorised individuals enter. We ask for file photos of anyone with permission to collect a child and photo identification will be requested before a child can be signed out of the Nursery.

      We keep our records up-to-date so we are always able to contact parents or their alternative designated contact in an emergency. We insist all our staff undergo the highest level of rigorous safer recruitment and DBS checks when they join our team. Our staff are trained in vital security procedures, first aid and emergencies and this is maintained through regular training.  All visitors are required to sign-in and out at reception.

    • Our Learning Programme


      At Bright Little Stars we recognise that children’s all round growth and development requires the careful construction of a learning programme and environment which fulfils the needs of the ‘whole child’.

      The foundation of our curriculum has been set by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework. Our unique Learning Programme aims to challenge children’s thinking and allows children to reach their full potential.

      The Bright Little Stars Learning Programme incorporates Mathematics, Literacy, Science and Outdoor Exploration, Culture and Geography, ICT, Young Mindfulness and an exciting range of Extra-Curricular Clubs.

      We begin by nurturing babies, teaching them to learn through their senses, explore and provide them with independent access to resources. This enables babies to gain confidence, independence and a sense of themselves allowing them to become self-motivated to learn.

      We move on to promoting courteous social skills for toddlers, reinforcing positive behaviours and supporting them to understand their feelings and communicate their needs.

      Children are later prepared for school through a more adult led style of teaching.

    • Partnership with Parents

      Bright Little Stars Nursery endeavours to continually work in partnership with parents and carers and sees them as the child’s first and most enduring educators. It is known that what parents do at home with young children has the greatest impact on a child’s social, emotional and intellectual development.

      Settling Sessions

      Once a child has a place confirmed at Bright Little Stars, settling sessions will be arranged to ensure that each child feels support the smooth transition into nursery life prior to starting nursery. Three settling sessions are required, typically the week before the official start date.

      To enable us to focus the nursery experiences around your child as an individual when settling or transitioning to another room parents are required to share valuable information about their child, for example, what is special to them, favourite activities and personal needs, including medical, feeding and sleep patterns.

      Parent Educational Programme

      Our extensive complimentary monthly workshop program supports parents in meeting all the needs of their children and provides a complete holistic approach to benefit their family’s well-being. The program is complimentary and includes a variety of internal and external highly trained speakers and professionals. As a parent you will have the opportunity to attend interactive workshops which include specialist Paediatric First Aid, Mindful Parenting, Nutrition, Sleep, Schools Information and Applications, School Ready?, Mathematics, Phonics and Home Learning. For further information, please click here.

      Partnership Opportunities

      We are excited to be able to hold regular Parent Involvement sessions.  The events provide valuable insight into the ongoing development of the Nurseries, suggesting new ideas to ensure we maintain high quality standards, for example our pedestrian crossing at our nursery in Mill Hill and Complimentary Parent Paediatric First Aid across the group.

      In addition to these clubs there are further opportunities for involvement such as: Stay and Play groups to support separation anxiety, Annual Festive Events, Graduation for our Supernova children, Grandparents’ Tea, Fundraising Events and more.

      Learning Journey and EyLog Parent App

      Bright Little Stars are committed to creating a strong partnership with parents. The EyLog Parent App enables the nursery and parents to communicate with one another easily and efficiently while providing a range of useful features.

      Learning Journey: Regular observations and pictures of your child and their progress.

      Observations: The opportunity for parents to share observations/ pictures of their children in their home environment.

      Daily Diary: Information regarding your child’s food intake, nappies, sleep and milk feeds. This information is sent out each day at the end of your child’s session. Please use the Daily Diary comments section to communicate directly with your child’s base room.

      Invoices: All invoices are sent through the Parent App

      Messages: Correspondence from the nursery will be sent here once your child starts (not via email)Please use the messages function to contact the senior leadership team (the manager, deputies, and administrator) if required.

      Bookings: This page allows you to see your child’s schedule and request an extra (one-off) session (this is based on room availability that day)

      Resources/ Documents: Important Diary Dates including our parent involvement sessions and nursery closures. Extra-Curricular Timetable Frequently used policies including medicine, exclusion periods for illnesses and babysitting Information about uniform Menus Reminder of the Parent Area password

      Parent Portal

      We are delighted to be offering the services of a Parent Portal, via a smart phone or web log in, which allows you to see a timeline of your child’s activities and learning journey with us in real time, account balances, a diary of all sessions booked (both permanent and extra sessions) and the ability to update any important information for your child such as allergies, medication, illnesses, permissions and contact details.

      Parent Area

      We enjoy sharing our children’s activities and learning. Please visit our Parent Area for the latest nursery news and events. This area is only for current parents/guardians and is password protected for security.

      The information contained within the Parent Area includes: Home Learning which offers an array of day-to-day activity suggestions for you to continue supporting your child’s learning at home along with handy tips for frequently asked questions, key Policies and procedures which can be downloaded for future reference and service providers for information on the key organisations we use to enhance and support the services we offer at Bright Little Stars.

      Parent Consultations

      Parent consultations are held regularly, for you to meet with your child’s key staff and to discuss your child’s development in more detail.

      Parent Feedback

      We value your feedback on how the nursery is performing and your child’s progress; we operate an open-door policy on a daily basis for general comments and suggestions as well as issuing a formal Annual Parent Survey.  In addition, we welcome parents to leave online reviews – guidance of how to do this can be found in the secure Parent Area.

    • ParentCam

      Bright Little Stars Nursery Parent partnership 3We have installed ParentCam to provide parents with children enrolled at the setting the opportunity to ‘drop in’ via a secure webcam facility. This allows you to stay closer to your child, see for yourself how happy your child is at Nursery and to be more involved in your child’s daily activities.

  • At Bright Little Stars Nursery, children come first. We pride ourselves in having a high quality team who are dedicated, committed and work together to provide a warm, welcoming, safe and stimulating environment. All our staff are recruited based on their qualifications, experience and commitment to the children in their care. We take the responsibility of keeping our children safe very seriously and we adhere to the CWDC’s Safer Recruitment guidelines every time we recruit a new member to join our team.

    All those who work with young children will have passed an enhanced DBS check as the safeguarding of all children is very stringent within our setting. Staff undergo an induction period and regularly attend courses provided internally and externally by local authority and by Early Years Teams as well as internal training through Early Years Consultants. This helps them to develop knowledge and skills and to facilitate their career progression as well as keeping up to date with childcare changes. All our staff receive training in Safeguarding and Child Protection, First Aid, Food Hygiene, Behaviour Management and Risk Assessment.

    Our staff team comprises of Directors, Nursery Managers, Deputy Managers, Qualified Teachers, Room Leaders, Senior Nursery Educators, Nursery Educators, Nursery Assistants, Lunch-Time Cover Assistants, Apprentices, as well as general support staff including a Nursery Administrator, On-Site Chef and Cleaners. For more detailed information, please see our Staff Team Board in our Nursery Reception.

    Mandy Guttadauro
    Operations Director

    Level 6 BA Honours Degree in Early Childhood Studies and Early Years Professional Status
    Studying AgilePM Foundation and Practitioner
    Mandy was the Nursery Manager for the first Bright Little Stars Nursery in Mill Hill, setting the educational foundations for the company and continued by supporting with the company growth as Area Manager and currently as the Director of Operations. She brings over 20 years’ experience in Early Years. Mandy is a Qualified Freelance Ofsted Inspector and graduate having completed both the Early Years Professional Status and a BA Honours Degree in Early Childhood Studies.

    Providing children with rich learning experiences is central to Mandy’s approach and she believes the way to do this is by investing in and retaining quality staff, alongside their continuous training and development of current practices.  Mandy uses her Project Management skills and Operational oversight to influence the quality standards across the entire group. Her dedicated approach has seen her consistently raise standards and improve the Ofsted grading in all the nurseries that she has managed.

    Kelly Dunn
    Area Manager

    Level 6 BA Honours Degree in Early Years Education and Professional Practice
    With over 28 years of working in the Early Years sector, Kelly has held roles ranging from Nursery Practitioner to Acting Regional Manager and Regional Training Coordinator.  During her time as a Senior Nursery Manager, Kelly led her team to achieve and maintain three consecutive Outstanding grades from Ofsted.

    Kelly also has 3 years of experience lecturing Early Years Degrees for Anglia Ruskin University.  Kelly feels privileged to work with like-minded professionals who share her passion and commitment to driving high quality Early Years provision, knowing she is making a difference to the children we educate and care for every day; this is supported by her ability to teach and upskill the workforce through training and other CPD opportunities.

    Nicola Freeman
    Area Manager

    Level 3 NNEB Qualification in Childcare
    Nicola brings over 28 years’ experience in the Early Years industry. Nicola has worked in a variety of roles with over 20 years being in a managerial role and has always had a passion for caring for children. Nicola prides herself in providing the best possible experiences for children and is proud to share her track record of achieving four ‘Outstanding’ inspections across the Bright Little Stars Group.

    She believes in promoting a high-quality Early Years’ experience and ensuring every child is treated as an individual enabling them to develop to their full potential. Nicola has developed her team to ensure career progression and is very proud of all of the staff achievements over the years.


    Gill Baldemor
    Head of Teaching and School Relationships

    Level 7 Postgraduate Certificate in Education
    Gill’s in-depth knowledge of schools and the Early Years Foundation Stage brings a wealth of expertise and ideas that she is eager to share with Bright Little Stars practitioners, children and parents.

    Gill brings over a decade of experience as a qualified teacher in nurseries but also primary schools where Gill was the Foundation Stage Leader, RE Co-ordinator and Modern Foreign Language Co-ordinator alongside her role as a class teacher.  Using this experience and her own attendance at a prestigious private girls’ school from ages 7 to 18, Gill works closely with potential schools and supports parents in choosing the most appropriate school for their child. This is achieved through workshops, personal conversation and the sharing of information that helps prepare both the child and the parent for this important next step.

    Gill assists our learning room practitioners to provide the best possible learning experience and to ensure they are ‘school ready’ when it’s time to move on. Gill is particularly keen to give parents the skills and confidence in supporting their child’s learning at home with the aim of working together to give their child the best possible preparation for ‘Big School’.

    Emily Stoker
    Recruitment Manager

    Level 4 Qualified in Early Years Practice
    Emily has 12 years of experience in Early Years, with 10 of those being part of the Bright Little Stars Family.
    She first joined us in 2013 as a Room Leader progressing all the way up to Nursery Manager at our Harrow branch.

    Emily’s unique experience and insight into Bright Little Stars makes her the perfect candidate for this role.

    Tabish Mansoor
    Recruitment Manager

    Level 6 Qualification in Early Years Teaching  and Business & HR Management
    Tabish has 10 years of experience in the Early Years Industry bringing a vast amount of experience.
    She began her career as an Early Years Teacher abroad where she progressed into her managerial role.

    Tabish believes every child deserves the best start in life and is passionate about growing the right people to do this.

    Sarah Parrin
    Head of Marketing

    Level 6 BA Honours Degree in Music and Live Events Management
    Sarah has been working in a variety of marketing roles within the childcare sector.
    Her career began as a Marketing Assistant for a small group of nurseries, her marketing journey then progressed to working for the biggest childcare group in the UK as a Regional Marketing Executive and Marketing Manager.

    Having a strong passion for digital and traditional marketing enables Sarah to showcase our outstanding provisions for children.

    Wendy Gore
    Senior Nursery Manager, Harrow

    Level 3 Qualification in Childcare an Education
    Wendy has over 15 years’ experience working in the Early Years sector. Wendy thrives in a busy environment and is passionate about ensuring the children and her staff team reach their full potential.

    She has a unique ability to motivate and encourage staff as well as being very approachable and welcoming. Wendy has always worked within the Early Years sector and believes it is the most rewarding job where there is nothing better than watching children overcome hurdles, build their personalities and watch them thrive.

    To find out more about Harrow, please visit our Harrow page.

    Karma Kaur
    Nursery Manager, Barnet

    Level 3 Qualification in Childcare
    Karma has over 18 years’ experience working in early years and also holds a Level 2 in British Sign Language. She is passionate about having strong partnerships with parents and goes above and beyond to facilitate this. Karma has excellent interpersonal skills and is keen on sharing her skills and experience with her team to support them to provide a high level of care and education for the children.

    Karma loves the outdoors and is interested in incorporating a Forest School Approach where children can learn through their own experiences in the world around them.

    To find out more about Barnet, please visit our Barnet page.

    Ruby Tilley
    Nursery Manager, Stanmore

    Level 3 Qualification in Childcare
    Ruby has over 10 years of experience working in the Early Years sector. Ruby has had exceptional career growth at Bright Little Stars, starting her journey with us in 2013 as a Nursery Educator at Mill Hill. Ruby played an integral role in Bright Little Stars Stanmore’s first Ofsted inspection, where they achieved Outstanding.

    Ruby specialises in supporting children with special educational needs. She has a Diploma in Speech and Language. Ruby strives to ensure children’s well-being is given the utmost importance in everyday practice.

    To find out more about Stanmore, please visit our Stanmore page.

    Elaine Dann
    Nursery Manager, Mill Hill

    Level 4 Qualification in Childcare and BA of Science Open
    Elaine has over 21 years’ experience within the childcare industry, 7 of these being in an Early Years setting.  Elaine has vast experience leading and managing large teams and growing nurseries from opening to full capacity.

    Elaine believes in teaching resilience and independence by offering experiences that are unique to each child. Elaine is experienced in inspiring her team to enhance their skills through providing support and knowledge in a safe and stimulating way.

    To find out more about Mill Hill, please visit our Mill Hill page.

    Hollie Geddis
    Nursery Manager, Stratford

    Level 6 BA Honours Degree in Early Childhood Studies
    Hollie has unique experiences managing Nurseries across the world, including China, Switzerland, and the Maldives as well as in central London.

    In total, Hollie has worked in the childcare industry for over 22 years and is also a qualified Early Years assessor. Hollie has a passion for driving her staff team forward and encourages this through continuous professional development.

    To find out more about Stratford, please visit our Stratford page.

    Emily Cooper
    Nursery Manager, Watford

    Level 3 Qualification in Children and Young People’s Workforce
    Emily has been a part of the Watford team since it opened in March 2016, contributing towards the Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ grading in 2018. Emily’s journey started as Senior Nursery Educator and has progressed to her current role as Nursery Manager at Watford.

    With over 12 years’ experience in various childcare settings and 4 years in a managerial position with  strong motivation and dedication to succeed in all that she sets out to achieve, empowering and inspiring the Watford team to achieve high standards of quality care for all children.

    To find out more about Watford, please visit our Watford page.

  • We have specially designed bright learning rooms featuring plenty of natural light with modern facilities and carefully selected resourced suited to each particular age group. Your child will be allocated a Key Person who will work in partnership with you and support your child’s well-being from the very beginning.

    Children move up to the next room when they are ready based on their individual needs.

    Baby Room

    Our Baby Rooms are specially designed to allow our littlest ones to move around safely in a clean and caring environment. We operate a strict no outdoor shoe policy in this room. The rooms are built as independent units of their own, featuring a milk kitchen and separate sleep area.

    We are sensitive and respect that young babies and pre-toddlers have their own routines so we base care plans around their individual needs and we try to follow any routines that you have established at home.

    Young babies and pre-toddlers have designated areas for exploration and learning. We provide them with stimulating experiences, activities and choice to promote their well-being and development.

    Toddler Room

    Each Toddler Room caters separately for confident walkers, pre-toddlers and rising pre-school children. Rooms are carefully planned to support toilet training with intimate care and child-sized bathroom areas.

    This is an exciting time of exploration and discovery. We work on developing their physical skills and intellectual abilities. We encourage children to gain independence through making choices and children have free access to a variety of resources and interactive LCD computer screens.

    It is during this Toddler stage that the Learning Programme fully unfolds.

    Pre-School Room

    This is where preparation for school takes place and a variation of school style learning begins. We recognise the importance of your child’s all-round development and promote their social, emotional, intellectual, physical and language skills.

    A programme of learning is incorporated in preparation for their transition from nursery to school. We provide a ‘School Day’ within the nursery day that includes; whole group teaching sessions, adult-led group learning and periods of child-initiated learning. Children enjoy learning indoors and outdoors of the learning room and wear a simple and comfortable uniform.

    When the times comes, we are here to support your school choices and your child’s transition to ‘big’ school.

    • A Typical Day in the Baby and Toddler Rooms

      A typical day is packed with plenty of learning and fun including freshly prepared meals/snacks, our unique learning programme and an exciting range of extra-curricular activities as part of our all-inclusive approach and fees.


      The children are welcomed warmly and settle in to have breakfast.

      Morning Activities

      The learning room is carefully planned and set up to provide a variety of possible learning experiences and to meet a number of learning objectives. Activities involve language groups, messy and maluable play, story times, role play, heuristic and sensory exploration, science experiments, physical activities and extra-curricular sessions both indoors and out.

      A range of large group and small key person time takes place, both adult led and child-initiated, planned for individually and as groups.

      Babies have the opportunity to sleep within a designated sleep area according to their individual routines.

      Snack Time

      We have open access water stations for older children and younger children are offered water from individual water beakers throughout the day.

      Snack times are social times and opportunities for learning and the promotion of social skills. Therefore snack times are held in a variety of ways including self-serve and preparation snack times, rolling snack times and canteen style snack times. Babies under one years old are served organic snacks.


      A hot two-course, home-made lunch, prepared by our qualified on-site chef. Lunch times are also social times, therefore children learn to lay the table, practice good table manners and handle their cutlery correctly.

      Rest Time

      Babies and Toddlers take a nap after lunch, while older children choose to have quiet time or a rest.


      The morning session ends and children are collected as the afternoon session begins and children are dropped into nursery for an afternoon session.

      Snack Time

      Children who are waking up are offered a drink and small snack and the afternoon children that have just arrived join in too for this snack.

      Afternoon Activities

      The learning room is carefully planned and set up to provide a variety of possible learning experiences and to meet a number of learning objectives. Activities involve language groups, messy and maluable play, story times, role play, heuristic and sensory exploration, science experiments, physical activities and extra-curricular sessions both indoors and out.

      A range of large group and small key person time takes place, both adult led and child-initiated, planned for individually and as groups.

      Babies have the opportunity to sleep within a designated sleep area according to their individual routines.

      Afternoon Tea

      A two-course, home-made afternoon tea prepared by our qualified on-site chef. Tea times are also social times, therefore children learn to lay the table, practice good table manners and handle their cutlery correctly.

      Home Time

      Feedback is given to each parent/carer at collection time. You can also use this time to catch up with their Key Person.

    • A Typical Day in Pre-School

      A typical day in Supernova is packed with plenty of learning and fun, including freshly prepared meals/snacks, our unique learning programme and an exciting range of extra-curricular activities as part of our all-inclusive approach and fees.


      The children are welcomed warmly and settle in to have breakfast. Once finished they are able to access a variety of prepared activities that include skills to support their fine motor abilities.


      The ‘School Morning Session’

      Either as a whole group or split, children have a focussed teaching session led by a qualified pre-school educator. This learning is then re-enforced by small group adult-led activities, based around their stage of development. Following this dedicated time, children initiate their own learning, by engaging with carefully planned and set up resources that provide a variety of possible learning experiences and meet a number of learning objectives.

      Activities involve all of the room and encompass all areas of learning, including our bespoke learning programme. They incorporate: messy and malleable play,
      water, sand, role-play, science experiments, physical activities and life-skills. Rolling snack is available during this time. Children tidy-up their environment and then come together to enjoy singing and story time, at which point the ‘School Morning’ ends.

      Extracurricular Activities

      Children then have the opportunity to participate in an extra-curricular activity or further child-initiated learning.


      A hot two-course, home-made lunch, prepared by our qualified on-site chef. Lunch times are also social times, therefore children learn to lay the table, practise good table manners and handle their cutlery correctly.

      Quiet Time

      Following lunch, children are offered quiet activities prior to having access to the outdoor learning environment. Those who still require a short sleep, are given the opportunity to do so.


      For those children not attending for a full day, the morning session ends and they are collected as the afternoon session children are dropped into nursery.


      The ‘School Afternoon Session’

      This mirrors the ‘School Morning’ in routine and also ensures children only attending in the afternoon, receive the learning opportunities that were provided in the morning.

      3.30pm Afternoon Tea

      A two-course, home-made afternoon tea prepared by our qualified on-site chef. Tea times are also social times, therefore children learn to lay the table, practise good table manners and handle their cutlery correctly. This denotes the end of the ‘School Afternoon’.

      Extracurricular Activities

      and Home Time

      Children are offered a range of further learning opportunities. These include: extra-curricular activities, access to the outdoor environment, movement and dance, singing and story time. Feed-back is given to each parent/carer at collection time. You can also use this time to catch up with their Key Person.

      Home Learning

      By accessing the Home Learning Tab in the Parent area, parents have a wealth of ideas to help them further their child’s learning. This includes guidance and resources on teaching phonics and letter formation, maths and number formation. It details opportunities in daily life that provide learning across all seven areas of the EYFS.

    • Large Outdoor Play Areas

      Children thrive with outdoor play and this is why all our settings include large outdoor play areas.

      We have introduced custom designed outdoor activity centres in to our settings. Created by award winning experts – Community Playthings, our wooden, hand-crafted outdoor play equipment is used for climbing, creative and imaginative play, all in safe and secure environments.

      Bright Little Stars Nursery Stanmore - Big Garden 2





      As well as children’s climbing walls and role play areas such as mud kitchens, our outdoor activity centres includes soft rubber flooring, unique music areas, fun water walls plus lots more for the children to entertain themselves.

      We are also introducing natural, sensory areas where children can water plants and see them grow!

      Outdoor activities improve children’s physical health, emotional, social and cognitive development and we are proud to offer such excellent facilities made from natural resources.

  • Nutrition

    At Bright Little Stars we are committed to providing your little ones with healthy and wholesome food freshly prepared by our onsite chefs. Research shows that nutritious meals improve a child’s concentration and will support them at Nursery with all the energy they will need for a busy day of play, learning and development.

    Our bespoke innovative menus have been developed in partnership with and analysed by our chosen qualified registered Nutritionist, Ester Donoff (BSc Hons, MSc, mBANT).

    We have also incorporated feedback from our parents via our Annual Parent Surveys, popular choices of the children and input from our highly trained kitchen staff. We have four weekly rotational menus for every season allowing children to taste a wide variety of foods whilst keeping them excited about meal times and support positive associations with food and healthy choices. Each meal has a vegetarian option, all allergens highlighted and is accompanied by a detailed nutritional breakdown for parents to view on our online parent portal. Copies of our current menus are available in the Nursery Reception and our daily menu is on display in the rooms.

    We introduce children to growing and eating a wide variety of foods and we encourage parents to get involved in cooking activities at home and at Nursery. Mealtimes are fun and an opportunity to learn. The children are supported with eating where necessary, yet given full encouragement to be as independent as possible.

    We promote good table manners so that children quickly grasp key skills and food etiquette for example washing hands, setting the table, serving themselves, sharing conversation and clearing away afterwards.

    Bright Little Stars offers breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, afternoon tea and a late snack. The cost of this is included in our fees. Children’s routines can be found within our ‘Typical Day area.

    If your child has any special dietary needs based on medical/allergy conditions, religious or cultural requirements, please just let us know and we will be happy to discuss this with you and accommodate your child’s individual needs.

    Oral Hygiene

    We are fully committed to promoting high standards of oral health by means of educating our staff, families, and children through fun educational creative play opportunities throughout our nurseries.

    Bright Little Stars Nursery in Stratford has recieved its Oral Health Gold Award.

    To achieve our Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards we have successfully shown commitment to improving the oral health of children in London by:

    • Hosting parent workshops
    • Hosting children’s workshops
    • Supporting children in their toothbrushing including at the nurseries
    • Participating in staff training
    • Nominating our own Oral Health Champion

    To continue our support of oral hygiene, we are delighted to work in partnership with Dr Saul Konviser, a Qualified Dentist and Trustee of the Dental Wellness Trust charity. The dental charity promotes oral health to children and Saul oversees the development and roll-out of supervised toothbrushing programmes in schools across England.

    As well as training staff and visiting our nurseries to inform children about how to keep teeth clean, he also hosts Oral Hygiene sessions which form part of our Parent Educational Program. The aim of the workshop is to support children by promoting good oral health.



    Oral Hygiene is part of our Educational Program and was featured on the ITV News – 13.04.22.

    • Supporting Barnardo’s

      image4b359bBright Little Stars Nursery is committed to supporting the local community. In particular, we believe in children and helping every child reach their full potential. Barnardo’s shares our values and work to improve the lives of vulnerable children and young people across the UK which is also a cause close to our hearts. We welcome the opportunity to work in partnership with Barnardo’s, one of the UK’s leading children’s charities.

      A message from Barnardo’s: ‘Barnardo’s believes in children regardless of their circumstances, gender, race, disability or behaviour. Our purpose as a charity today is to transform the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children. We believe in the abused, the most vulnerable, the forgotten and the neglected. We will support them, stand up for them and bring out the best in each and every child. We do this because we believe that every child deserves the best start in life and the chance to fulfil their potential.’

      For further information on Barnardo’s and to keep up to date on news and events please visit their website www.barnardos.org.uk

      Fundraising & Events

      Bright Little Stars Nursery invites you to join us in supporting Barnardo’s, such a worthy cause. We will be taking part in a variety of events throughout the year to fundraise for Barnardo’s, such as ‘The Big Toddle’ which is the UK’s biggest under 5’s charity event as well as many other initiatives which will also give our children, parents/carers and staff members the opportunity to join in.

      ‘Like’ us on Facebook and ‘Follow’ us on Instagram  and Twitter  to keep up to date on all our news and fundraising events.

      Donations & Our JustGiving Bright Little Stars Nursery Page

      Your donations can help Barnardo’s to transform the lives of the most vulnerable children across the UK through the work of their services, campaigning and research expertise.

      Bright Little Stars Nursery pledges to match donations made by our parents/carers, friends, family and staff members for specific Bright Little Stars fundraising events up to a maximum of £750 per event, therefore every £1.00 donated will be worth £2.00 to Barnardo’s.

      If you would like to make a donation, it will be much appreciated. Feel free to pop in and see us to enquire how you can donate. Alternatively, you are welcome to make a donation through JustGiving which is simple, fast and totally secure. Once you donate, they will send your money directly to Barnardo’s. Please visit our Bright Little Stars Nursery JustGiving Team Page at https://www.justgiving.com/teams/BLSNursery to make an online donation.

      Thank you!

      We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all our parents/carers, staff members and everyone else for all your support to date.

      Let’s work together to better the lives of vulnerable children and young people across the UK.

      Look at how much we have raised so far!

    • Make a Wish

      Make a Wish is a leading UK children’s charity which grants magical wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.  The wishes are varied but are all personal to each child; it could be starring in their own film, walking with dinosaurs, going on an amazing holiday, meeting a celebrity or even their favourite superhero.

      At the Bright Little Stars 2019 Group Christmas Party, our wonderful staff team raised an incredible £3,020 which meant we were able to support TWO children’s wishes through the Make a Wish foundation. We sponsored Amber, a little girl aged 3 with a heart condition who wished to go on holiday to Europe and Mason who will have a limousine collect him from home, take him to meet Dan TDM the Youtuber for some activities and enjoy a meal in London with his family.




      At the Bright Little Stars 2018 Group Christmas Party, our awesome staff team raised £2,095 to support a child’s wish through the Make a Wish foundation. This year, the wish sponsored was for Tommy (aged 8) to go on an exciting holiday to Disneyland Paris. We are beyond delighted that through the generosity of the Bright Little Stars staff team, we were able to wholly donate 100% of the cost of the entire wish. We truly hope that Tommy and his family were able to have a magical time and create some very special memories.


      At the Bright Little Stars 2017 Group Christmas Party, the amazing staff team raised £2,125 to support a child’s wish through the Make a Wish foundation. The wish sponsored was for Michael (aged 13) to see the Northern Lights. Through the generosity of our Bright Little Stars staff team, 65% of the cost of the entire wish was donated and it was not long before Michael was off to meet huskies, go on a snowmobile safari and sleep under the stars in a magical wilderness hotel whilst sharing this magical experience with his loved ones.

    • Special Events

      We are delighted to share our Special Events and would like to extend our thanks to our visitors for taking the time to visit and support us.

      The children and staff were excited to meet you and we really enjoyed showing you our unique facilities and learning programme.

  • NDNA Awards Finalists 2023 

    Our Outstanding Nursery in Stanmore has been named a finalist for the prestigious NDNA Award for Nursery of the Year. We’re also delighted that our Harrow Nursery has also been named a finalist for the NDNA Health and Well-being Award.

    This is a huge honour for us and we’re thrilled to have our commitment recognised.

    Healthy Early Years London Gold Award 2022

    Bright Little Stars are proud to share that our Stanmore and Harrow branches have achieved the Gold award in Healthy Early Years London, being among the first 10 nurseries in the borough Harrow to achieve this.

    Healthy Early Years London (HEYL) is an awards scheme funded by the Mayor of London which supports and recognises achievements in child health, wellbeing, and development in early years settings.

    The National Nursery Recognition Awards 2020

    Bright Little Stars Nursery are overjoyed following the National Nursery Recognition Awards 2020 having received winner for ‘Best Website’ and finalist for ‘Best Staff Development’.

    The winners were selected based on a combination of votes, together with consideration from an independent panel of judges. There were many applicants and strong competition for these national industry awards.

    Best Website

    We have always tried to ensure our website is central to our registration process, information sharing, communication and most importantly parent partnership through initiatives like home learning via our parent portal. So many employees have contributed over the years through ideas, feedback and support all the way from Head Office to our staff in the learning rooms. It’s been a wonderful journey watching our website evolve!

    At the heart of everything we do are the children, their happiness and the love, care and wonderful activities our staff bring to life in their learning rooms and outdoor areas.

    Best Staff Development

    We would also like to congratulate the team on being a finalist for ‘Best Staff Development’. We pride ourselves on providing plentiful opportunities for our staff in order for them to develop not just a job, but a satisfying career with us where they can enhance their skills and qualifications. 

    LEA Awards of Excellence 2017

    Bright Little Stars Nursery we are celebrating our Award-Winning status after receiving ‘The Teresa Graham CBE People Award’ at the LEA Awards of Excellence 2017.  The award recognises the work undertaken in making an impact on the lives of the children we care for and the fantastic work we carry out to support our children, parents and our staff.