Emily HudsonNursery Manager, Watford
Emily is the Nursery Manager at our Watford Nursery. Emily has been a part of the Watford team since it opened in March 2016, contributing towards the Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ grading in 2018. Emily has a Cache Level 3 qualification in children and young people’s workforce, using her knowledge and passion to develop her career and achieve several promotions at Bright Little Stars, starting as Senior Nursery Educator and progressing 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, Emily prides herself on her role modelling skills; incorporating a child focused approach to support her team and keep morale high to provide a fun, warm and nurturing environment for all children to learn and grow.
Emily has 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 that attend Bright Little Stars.
To find out more about Watford, please visit our Watford page.
Bright Little Stars Nursery in Watford opened in March 2016. It is situated on a residential road on Sheepcot Lane and features a newly renovated, purpose built, castle themed, gated property with a multi-colour fence making this an exciting, safe and secure environment for you and your little one. They will enjoy the highest standards of childcare in which to develop and gain their early years’ experience in a stimulating home from home environment. Our nursery has good access to motorways and other main routes and are close to local schools and amenities.
We have specially designed three bright learning rooms for each of our age groups of babies, toddlers and pre-school featuring plenty of natural light, dual air-conditioning/heating systems and modern interactive LCD computer screens and technology. We have carefully selected and are well equipped with high quality resources and equipment to meet all of our individual children’s needs which will ensure your children have the best care and learning facilities possible.
Our large outdoor gardens and sheltered areas give each room direct access to the outdoors encouraging children to explore their physical potential and integrates all of the other areas of learning offered indoors thus promoting the free flow of learning and children’s ability to develop their exploration skills. We are also within walking distance of local parks, providing the children with extra outdoor opportunities. The Bright Little Stars All-Inclusive Unique Learning Programme suits children aged between 6 months to 5 years old and incorporates the EYFS, Mathematics, Literacy, Science and Botany, Culture and Geography, ICT, Ben & Betty and an exciting range of Extra-Curricular Clubs.
NurseryCam offers our parents additional peace of mind and allows them to be more involved in their children’s learning. Our staff team pride themselves in creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere and are dedicated and passionate in delivering high standards of childcare and continually strive to promote the partnership with you as parents. Our on-site chef freshly prepares healthy and nutritious meals and snacks in our kitchen, to give your little ones all the energy they need for a busy day of play and learning.
Our Nursery in Watford also features a full security system using the latest CCTV and a secure entry/exit system with a direct link to the police and is monitored in case of other emergencies. For your convenience, there is also on-site parking and a separate buggy and car seat storage area.
Come and see all that we have to offer, meet our team and answer any questions you may have by simply completing our ‘Request A Viewing’ online form and a member of our team will be in touch with you soon. Alternatively, if you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to call us or pop in for a chat.
Please come and visit us at BLS Watford during our next Open Day – Date To be Confirmed.
Alternatively, we hold regular viewings throughout the week and would be delighted to welcome you to our ‘OUTSTANDING‘ Nursery so you can see the excellent facilities we have to offer and for you to meet our fantastic staff team.
Please contact us via Request A Viewing online to book your appointment to come and visit. We look forward to seeing you.
We have specially designed three bright learning rooms with your child’s best interests at heart, each tailored to one of our particular age groups of babies, toddlers and pre-school complete with carefully selected sophisticated resources, facilities and modern technology suited to encourage children’s exploration for plentiful learning opportunities. Each room has direct access to outdoor space allowing the free flow of learning and playing both indoors and out.
Milky Way Room: Under 2 years old
A warm welcome to the Milky Way room where we accommodate babies and pre-toddlers. We have created a safe, caring and stimulating play area which is bright and spacious to welcome all our little ones as they move around safely in a clean and caring environment. We operate a strict no outdoor shoes policy in this room. We have also incorporated a separate sleep area so all our babies can get the rest they need in a peaceful and calming atmosphere. We endeavour to mirror the care routines you give your child; through regular contact with your key person we can help ensure your child’s feeding, nappy changes and sleep routines are synchronised with those you use at home.
Our passionate and caring staff provide an array of activities to stimulate each and every child and through the use of movement, sound, colour and touch, the children are encouraged to explore, develop, make independent choices and above all feel settled and comfortable in their nursery environment where a home from home environment is incorporated. Practitioners within this room understand sensitive care giving which is needed to support babies’ early development and understanding their emotional needs. This helps build attachments which is vital for children in the early years and gives them a sense of belonging.
The daily routine is tailored around the children’s individual needs and abilities to help support their growth and development. The younger children have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, planned to create a balance between stimulating discovery play and adult led opportunities such as music and singing, creative and craft play such as painting, sticking and cooking. We also introduce children to colours, shapes and counting in accordance with the EYFS. Opportunities for exploring the outdoors are incorporated daily with free-flow access to the outdoor play area and regular walks.
As the children get older and begin to explore and gain confidence, they are given the opportunities to participate in a wide range of educational and fun activities that will be planned around play and learning. Outside play once again forms a large part of their day where a wide range of toys and play equipment are available helping develop their balance, co-ordination and physical strength. At this age, children also begin to take in interest in books and nursery rhymes and we have a designated cosy corner to encourage this. Group activities are gradually introduced which helps develop the children’s concentration and language skills and enables your child to experience a wide range of new emotions. We work very closely with you as parents to help and encourage all of these new skills that the children are learning.
Orion: 2-3¼ years old
Our Orion room is for children aged between 2 and 3¼ years old and each child will be assigned a new key-worker when they make the transition into this room. They will ensure that the children’s individual needs are met and will continue to help each and every child develop to their full potential working in partnership with you as parents to discuss their progress.
The friendly and caring staff in the Orion room aim to create a fun, relaxed and stimulating atmosphere that begins to incorporate more structure with a familiar routine for the children to develop their physical, intellectual, language, emotional and social skills.
Every activity in the Orion room is a learning opportunity and your child will enjoy a huge and diverse range of activities which are fun and stimulating. The children are able to explore new experiences with the freedom to start making their own choices, developing their independence and expressing themselves in their own way. This helps them become confident learners. All of the toys and resources are set out for easy access by all the children to enhance and develop their play experiences.
Group activities are implemented into the daily routine which include pretend play, to better understand other people’s feelings and to continue to learn how to co-operate with others. To develop the children’s independence further, basic self-care skills are encouraged and supported to put their coats and shoes on when playing in the garden and using a knife and fork at meal times and washing their hands before meals.
Supernova Room: Over 3+ years old
A warm welcome to the Supernova Room where we accommodate our pre-school children aged from approximately 3¼ years to 5 years old. Our aim within the Supernova room is to ensure that your child is ready and eager to start school with a structured programme of learning, which is based on activities in preparation for the transition from nursery to ‘big’ school.
Following the Early Years Foundation Stage and led by committed and qualified pre-school educators, the structured programme of activities is rich and varied. All areas of learning are reflected both indoors and outdoors of the learning room. They include: Communication & Language, Physical Development, Personal Social & Emotional Development, Mathematics, Literacy (including phonics, ‘reading’ and mark making/writing), Understanding the World and Expressive Arts & Design. All resources are labelled to ensure stability and continuity. The children are able to participate in a wide range of activities which include: music, science experiments, geography, creative play, cooking and gardening. The day is enriched with plenty of learning experiences and opportunities. They also have opportunities to take part in various extra-curricular activities.
We encompass a ‘School Day’ within a nursery day. This includes, whole group ‘teaching’ sessions, adult-led small group activities and child-initiated learning. We combine both adult-led and child-initiated activities to encourage independent learning and motivate children. Children are encouraged to choose resources from different areas of the learning room and have continual access to ICT equipment, sand, water, role-play and books. We also support and encourage children in areas such as eating, dressing and toileting and helping adults in everyday tasks such as preparing tables at meal times and tidying away afterwards. At this stage children are becoming more aware of their place in a community. Literacy and numeracy can develop rapidly with the support of a wide range of resources e.g. Numicon. Jolly Phonics and Read Write Inc. are used to support letter recognition and formation. Children’s language is now much more complex and longer sentences are being used. Conversations with adults become a more important source of information, guidance and reassurance.
With all the above mind and in order to be able to access the learning provided in our pre-school room, we have room entry requirements.
At Bright Little Stars Nursery, for your convenience, unlike many other nurseries our fees include an exciting range of extra-curricular clubs, freshly prepared meals and snacks cooked by our on-site chef and milk (excluding formula milk).
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 and afternoon sessions from 1:00pm to 6:00pm. Children can be dropped off and/or picked up anytime within their relevant session time. Fees are charged on a monthly basis.
In the best interests of each child, for private care, we ask you to commit to a minimum of 4 single sessions per week. This ensures that each child is well settled and is able to participate fully within the curriculum at Nursery.
For further detailed information about our fees or any discounts we are offering please see below or contact our Nursery Manager who will be more than happy to answer any queries you may have.
Session Fees: 1st January – 31st December 2020
The full-day and full-week sessions are priced at a discounted rate compared to the equivalent single sessions. Please remember when comparing our fees that, unlike many other nurseries our fees include extra-curricular clubs, meals and snacks cooked by our on-site chef and milk (excluding formula milk).Under 2 years old
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Full Week Full Day £75.79 £84.21 £84.21 £84.21 £75.79 £359.31 Discounted Rate
(average £35.93 per session)
Morning (AM) £44.11 £49.01 £49.01 £49.01 £44.11 £211.73 Discounted Rate
(average £42.35 per session)
Afternoon (PM) £40.10 £44.56 £44.56 £44.56 £40.10 £192.48 Discounted Rate
(average £38.50 per session)
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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Full Week Full Day £69.73 £77.48 £77.48 £77.48 £69.73 £330.60 Discounted Rate
(average £33.06 per session)
Morning (AM) £40.59 £45.10 £45.10 £45.10 £40.59 £194.81 Discounted Rate
(average £38.96 per session)
Afternoon (PM) £36.90 £41.00 £41.00 £41.00 £36.90 £177.10 Discounted Rate
(average £35.42 per session)
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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Full Week Full Week with 15 Hours Funding Full Day £68.08 £75.65 £75.65 £75.65 £68.08 £322.77 Discounted Rate
(average £32.28 per session)
£225.96 Discounted Rate
(average £22.60 per session)
Morning (AM) £39.62 £44.03 £44.03 £44.03 £39.62 £190.20 Discounted Rate
(average £38.04 per session)
£114.12 Discounted Rate
(average £22.82 per session)
Afternoon (PM) £36.02 £40.02 £40.02 £40.02 £36.02 £172.91 Discounted Rate
(average £34.58 per session)
£69.16 Discounted Rate
(average £13.83 per session)
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* For over 3 year olds, 15 and 30 hours Funded Early Education entitlement is available, which will reduce the 3 + fees table above accordingly (30 hours is subject to eligibility).
* Hours indicated are maximum extremes, children can be dropped off and/or picked up anytime within the relevant session time.
* Parents can combine Full-Week AM or Full-Week PM with extra sessions at the single session rates.
* At present, the daily and weekly rates incorporate a discount. This is subject to change at our discretion.
* Fees are calculated at a fixed monthly rate based on your child’s weekly sessions. This is calculated by multiplying the number of weekly sessions by 52 weeks which is then divided by 12 months to produce an average monthly cost. Weekly fees x 52 (weeks) /12 (months) = monthly invoice (Average monthly cost). Fee calculation for part months are based on number of sessions used during the part month. Unlike other nurseries we compensate parents for public bank holidays and closed days; we charge 10% less for sessions on Mondays and Fridays, plus you will be refunded in May and December for three days during Spring Break Maintenance week and three days between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
* We may increase our fees once per year with one month’s notice. This is typically in January but not exclusively.
* For Over 3 years old Funded: Each child will be entitled to receive either 15 or 30 hours Funded Childcare per week, during term time only (38 weeks a year) commencing the term after their third birthday.
For 15 hours Funding: Parents may choose to have these three sessions (up to 5 hours each) on either the morning or afternoon on a Monday or Friday; one of these sessions (5 hours) can take place in the afternoon on either a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday (we will not be offering Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday morning as a funded session).
For 30 hours Funding: Parents can only choose one funded session out of the Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings. The additional five sessions can be chosen out of the Monday or Friday morning or afternoon sessions and Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoons.
The funded entitlement does not include food or other additional services which all our privately funded sessions receive. However, we are pleased to be able to provide these additional services to your child at the following subsidised cost:
AM Session Meals: £3.30 PM Session Meals: £2.80 Additional Services: £2.65
Registration, Offers/Discounts and Additional Charges
Please note parents are expected to provide nappies, wipes and formula milk.
Registration Fee: £75.00 non-refundable Deposit: 2 weeks fees refundable subject to Terms and Conditions Late Collection Charge: £10.00 for every 15 minutes Nursery Outings: As and when they take place
Funding, Tax-Free Childcare and Vouchers
The Government funds Local Authorities to offer subsidised early education places in settings inspected by Ofsted. All 3 and 4 year olds become eligible for the Funded Early Education entitlement the term after their third birthday and are entitled to 570 hours of childcare which is 15 hours per week for 38 weeks out of the 52 week year. In addition, 3 and 4 year olds of qualifying, working parents in England may also be able to access a further 570 hours of funded childcare; this means 3 and 4 year olds could receive a total of 30 hours funded childcare per week over for 38 weeks out of the 52 week year, providing they meet the government eligibility.
To qualify, each parent (or the sole parent in a lone parent family) will need to earn, on average, at least the equivalent of 16 hours on the national minimum wage per week and no more than £100,000 per year. Self-employed parents and parents on zero-hours contracts will be eligible if they meet the average earnings criteria. Families where one parent is not in paid employment (or neither parent works) will usually not be eligible for the additional 15 hours. There are exceptions for parents who are on parental, maternity, paternity, adoption or sick leave. Parents who are studying or in training will not be eligible unless this is combined with paid work which meets the minimum average earnings threshold.
To find out more please visit the Childcare Choices website.
Please note: Whilst we participate in 15 and 30 hours funded entitlement to Early Years Education for 3 and 4 year olds this does not guarantee the availability of a place. In addition, parents’ must adhere to the Bright Little Stars session choices.
All BLS Nurseries are registered and accept payments from Tax-Free Childcare accounts. Tax-Free Childcare is a more accessible alternative to the Employer Childcare Voucher scheme offering tax efficient savings when paying for your nursery fees. Tax-Free Childcare will be open to all qualifying parents, unlike childcare vouchers which can only be bought by people whose employer offers the scheme. It is a scheme by which the government will top up a designated childcare bank account by 20p for every 80p deposited, up to a maximum of £2,000 per child per year. It is the responsibility of the parent to ensure the Tax-Free Childcare payments are set up in line with the terms of the Bright Little Stars Contract.
Tax-Free Childcare can be used alongside the 15 and 30 hours funded entitlement to Early Years Education for 3 and 4 year olds and will support families with their childcare costs.
To find out if you are eligible or for more detailed information and how to register, please visit the Government Childcare Service website. Please also see the Frequently Asked Questions in our Parent Information for further terms and conditions.
We accept Childcare Vouchers from employers who offer this benefit to their eligible employees as an e-voucher. Vouchers are non-taxable and exempt from NI contributions for employees, whilst offering NI savings for employers. Both parents are eligible to claim as long as they are both in employment.
We are delighted to have been graded OUTSTANDING in all areas by Ofsted at our Watford Nursery.
You are welcome to download a copy of our Ofsted Inspection Report.
“All children make exceptional progress from their staring points in learning … Pre-School children fully benefit from staff’s ultimate dedication in promoting their independence.”
“Parents actively help with ideas to improve practice and praise staff’s exceptional dedication in promoting outcomes for children.”
“Staff complete thorough risk assessments of the premises to ensure children are safe. They inspirationally teach children of all ages about personal safety … Their upmost priority is to protect children.”
“The team has high standards.”
“Teaching is outstanding. Qualified staff astutely plan highly encouraging activities that inspire children of all ages.”
“Staff are experts in challenging children’s learning.”
“Staff have exceptional fun as they play with children, who flourish in their learning.”
“Staff are outstanding role models. They praise children’s achievements, efforts and perseverance. Children are extremely confident and behave exceptionally well.”
“Staff are exceptionally nurturing and form extremely close bonds with children.”
“The inspirational manager meticulously reviews staff’s superb teaching practice and provides them with first class training opportunities.”
Reena Patel12:08 27 Sep 18Bright little stars have amazing and helpful staff, excellent structure and learning strategies. My daughter has been with Bright Little Stars for over a year and she has proggessed leaps and bounds. The changes I have seen with my little one shows she is getting a lot of support and encouragement in learning new skills and expressing ones self.read moreKimberly Yates11:05 27 Jun 18Fantastic nursery. My little girls been going here over a year now and as been tought so much she knows all her letters and numbers writing and recognising. She participates in extra curricular activities such as football, Spanish and dancing. Her teachers are understanding and as helped me settle her in as this is her first time away from myself or another family member. Would recommend bright little stars 100%!!read moreRoshni Karia21:09 28 Feb 18Lovely nursery. Very friendly staffSonal Mapara11:17 21 Feb 18Great nursery, a wonderfully nurturing environment with enthusiastic staff. My son is very happy here.Oz an20:54 17 Feb 18Our son recently started nursery here and has settled really well, and has created a strong bond with his key person within a few weeks. The staff are excellent and the facilities are great.read morevarsha chandwaney19:52 26 Jun 17The staff is nice and very friendly. They provide regular updates about child’s progress. Even my unfriendly little one has developed social and language skills pretty fast. My little one just loves their garden which has loads of different areas to play around like music wall, mud area and loads more. They offer several extra curricular activities for kids like baking muffins and Spanish classes and they’ve loads of toys and big space for kids to play around and learn, they can never get bored of.read moreMandy Fieldstead20:04 04 May 17My son has been attending Bright Little Stars Nursery Watford for 10 months now, he is very happy and loves going to nursery.The staff team are welcoming, warm and caring. The facilities are amazing, especially the outdoor areas and my son loves the baby spanish sessions. There are no other nurseries of which I am aware that offer as many extra curricular classes for children under the age of 2 years old. Thank youread moreRajiv Shah18:20 30 Mar 17Great staff that are friendly and will try and stick to your routine as much as possible. The rooms are a good size and have plenty of activities daily for children. There are freshly prepared meals each day and the menu changes seasonally which is wonderful. Our little girl settled very quickly and is happy there! Would highly recommend.read moreFaye Allum16:36 03 Mar 17My daughter loves it here and the entire watford team. Her key worker knows her so well as an individual rather than just another child in the class. We’re sent regular detailed updates on her learning and progress, areas she needs help in and areas in which she is exceeding as well as advice on how working in a partnership with her key worker how we can develop her further. She is never bored as there are hundreds of things on offer for her to do such as numerous extra curricular activities and all of the high quality resources and technology available for them to explore and use. She loves the fresh food and almost always has seconds which is great as she can be a fussy eater at home!. The gardens are great with loads of space and lots of different areas like a mud kitchen, sand area, construction and physical equipment like cars, bikes and a climbing frame. We’ll both be sad to say goodbye when she leaves for reception in September as she has made such lovely little friends and wonderful relationships with the staff!. read moreNoorali Punjani13:49 23 Sep 16This nursery is a lovely place, My daughter loves coming here. It’s very well equipped for children of different ages.Fantastic setting, beautiful outside space/activities. An all round fabulous nursery, with supportive and nurturing staff. Freshly cooked food. A very dedicated and hard working management team, who are child focused. I highly recommend this nursery to any parent.read moreNoureen Naushad17:40 24 May 16Fabulous nursery. My 1 year and 3 year old boys attend the nursery and I couldn’t be happier with the standard of exceptional care given. All staff are extremely friendly and welcoming. My kids were happy and settled from the very first day and they simply love it. I can see both my kids learning a lot. The nursery makes an effort to keep parents involved through parents’ involvement sessions, breakfast clubs, and even the handover of kids at the day end is pretty detailed. Nursery webcam and online day report for the younger ones are wonderful features. Terrific!!read morepowered by FacebookDurga Patil-Spencer2019-08-29T15:37:58+0000Good activities for the kids, would recommend!!🙂Matt Stoker2019-05-15T20:26:18+0000BLS management have been fantastic, especially helping with the registration process and managing to accommodate our requests. Really looking forward to my little boy joining BLS Watford!read moreLisa Ola2019-05-09T21:11:31+0000My son started BLS when he was 2 years old. As a nursery nurse myself i am often quite critical when i walk into nursery setting. I was blown away with my first show around, and the only question i had at the time was “How can you be sure that the level of childcare here will reflect the wow factor that nursery presents?” The member of staff at the time replied “Join us and you will see” She was right, and this honestly exceeded my expectations. I would say what makes BLS stand out, is there ability to provide consistent professional childcare throughout the entire nursery, every room and member of staff sing from the same sheet, and that isn’t easy at all to achieve. They also go above and beyond to enhance learning and keep all the family involved, such their grandparents day. They introduced something called ‘Get up shake up’ where the pre school children are encouraged to come in once a week in their pyjamas, and get dressed into their uniforms in preparation for school, as the children will need to get themselves dressed for things like P.E. The staff are absolutely incredible, from the welcoming greeting you get upon entering the building, right across to the kitchen staff. Almost a year after my son left for primary school his exact words when he came out of school one day, where ” Mummy i miss my teachers at nursery and the dinners!”read moreCarina Stenhouse2019-05-09T17:11:23+0000I would highly recommend BLS. My son attended the Watford nursery from age 3 until he started school and over the space of a year I saw him transform into a confident, happy child who was prepared to start reception. He had been to another nursery previously and the difference that BLS offered in terms of the quality of care, the slick administration and their passion for development puts them in a league of their own. My son truly loved going to this nursery.read moreLouisa Crawley2019-05-09T17:01:33+0000My son attended BLS Watford for 18 months prior to starting school last September and I have nothing but positive praise for the company. Beautifully kept modern facilities, delicious child friendly meals, great selection of both fun and structured activities and exceptional staff who kept us reliably informed on our sons progress. I found the pricing fair and was always notified on invoicing etc in good time. I would not hesitate in recommending the nursery ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️read moreRakhee Lukka2019-05-02T06:02:44+0000Would like to thank bright little stars for everything they have done for our son. We visited many nurseries before deciding a placement and none apart from bright little stars had everything any parent would desire. When admitted we were over the moon and could not be any happier!read moreTazeen Jobbar2018-08-23T15:25:43+0000Great nursery with lovely staff who genuinely care and take pride in teaching, nurturing and caring for your child. Lots of fun and learning activities which have really suited my child in taking an interest in learning.read moreJessica Clad2018-08-08T16:40:56+0000Staff are lovely and very welcoming! My son loves going here and I get very good feedback when picking him up and on his learning reports. Highly recommend this nursery – wish I put my son in it sooner!read morePat Chan2018-06-27T09:03:15+0000My daughter has been attending to Bright Little Star Stanmore since the grand opening. She has gone from Orion to Supernova (big children’s room as she calls it) and she loves both rooms. I have done a lot of research before deciding on BLS and I’m happy to say it’s definitely the right choice! I think for her age, what matters most is probably the love and attention from the teachers, forming friendships and good balance of learning activities.. And let’s not forget the yummy food! I highly recommend this nursery.read moreMasoom Parikh Shah2018-06-19T16:11:47+0000My son started this nursery at the start of 2018. Being a new nursery I went by a gut feel rather than any reviews. And Im glad to say I did ! The nursery has amazing key workers, clean and big size rooms and varied activities & toys my son can enjoy. The key workers are more than glad to give me feedback at the end of each day and I can see the affection my son has for them. After the first few sessions, he has barely cried going in and is thoroughly enjoying it. Some activities like yoga, French classes, sensory play etc were unheard of by me ! They also provide CCTV access which puts my mind to great rest when I can peek and have a quick view a few times a day! Great job girls !read moreSameenah Petker2018-05-16T20:23:48+0000Our son started attending BLS Stanmore at the beginning of this year, the settling in period was difficult for both us and him but I cannot thank the Nursery and staff enough for the support they gave in helping him feel comfortable and putting our mind at ease. From taking my daily calls to check in and for spending time at pick up to discuss his day in detail. He has settled in so well that somedays it’s hard to get him out the room, we have seen such a huge development in him he is happy and playful around other children and learning so many new things weekly. We have had a few ups and downs with him being unwell and currently struggling with him being an extremely fussy eater but both his Key worker, room staff and management are supportive and willing to assist anyway they can. We are so glad we have chosen this daycare and definitely believe it is one of the best.read moreChloe Emerson2018-05-15T21:02:44+0000Serena Gudka2018-05-15T20:55:20+0000Sean Benson2018-04-30T08:50:02+0000My children have attended BLS and for all the reasons already described on this page, I have felt anxiety-free having them there. It’s nice that my kids learn yoga and Spanish, and all the other things mentioned, but the most important characteristic for me is that they are surrounded by people who are happy to be working at the nursery every day and who are willing to treat my kids as if they were their own. I could not do the job that these employees do day in and day out and I am always amazed at the smiles on their faces, even as they describe some awful mess my child made during the day. On paper, I find childcare expensive, but when I see the quality of care BLS provides for my children I don’t feel we pay enough for the effort of its great staff and for the comfort and peace of mind they provide knowing my kids are well cared for.read moreAtish Patel2018-04-16T18:22:24+0000Fantastic nursery with great facilities. Teachers are extremely friendly and up most professional. Easy access and great for the children. Would recommend to anyone.read moreNisha Karsan2018-04-16T18:19:25+0000My little ones have started with BLS Stanmore branch for couple months now and I am very impressed.They have been doing different activities organised in nursery and these have helped my girls in building their confidence and social skills. I would definitely recommend to others.read moreZiren Zhou2018-04-16T10:39:59+0000My son joined Bright Little Stars Stanmore as soon as we heard about the Stanmore branch opening. We have moved from another Bright Little Stars branch which we were very happy with, only because we are looking for something closer to our house, and we trust the quality of care at all Bright Little Stars nurseries.The staff in my son’s room are very caring and pay close attention to children’s needs. There is a wide range of extra-curriculum activities on offer throughout the week. My son thoroughly enjoyed the activities. He also made friends with the other children in the room and his language developed quickly. I’m impressed by the number of new songs and words my son has picked up in just a few months. Thanks to Bright Little Stars Stanmore, I can go to work every day feeling confident that he will have a good day.read moreKher Keong Lee2018-04-14T22:44:52+0000My little one has started with BLS Stanmore branch for couple months now and I am very impressed with the learning curve and lesson she has learned from nursery are excellent. She has been learned from difference activities organised in nursery and has helped her building her confident and learn to speak up in this early age. I would definitely recommend to others.read moreMihaela Teo2018-04-13T19:49:00+0000Saranpreet Raivadera2018-04-11T12:23:05+0000It took us a long time to find a nursery that was suitable for our little one. BLS exceeded our expectations. We were very impressed with how organised they are and the different activities on offer every day. We love how they encourage the children to be independent and learn through play. The nursery is always very clean and staff are friendly and personable. We would highly recommend Bright Little Stars!read moreRosa Ruiz Alconero2018-04-09T21:22:45+0000My little one has started recently in this nursery and she is being happier than she was in he precious nursery. Not only the nursery itself is wonderful, new, modern, colourful, also the staff are lovely and professional.read moreDavid Lineen2018-04-07T13:43:36+0000My daughter has been here for a few months and loved it from the outset. She has developed a great deal and the facilities are first class.read moreJoshna Patel2018-04-05T09:49:12+0000My little one joined BLS in Stanmore, the nursery was brand new at the time. Having looked around at other nurseries, my husband and I found this nursery stood out for us as it was bright, airy, colourful, spacious and inviting. There’s some neat little touches too, webcam, portal to check regular updates with photos, which are also emailed. My little one settled in very quickly, hardly shed a tear when dropping off. The staff are nice and friendly. They also provide extra curricular activities for children eg, jabber jacks, heuristic play, French classes, sports and tiny mites.Local Days out which my little one enjoys.read moreIrina Nicoleta Giosu2017-12-15T17:40:28+0000Lucy Hibberd2017-11-11T07:16:40+0000Thank you so much Milky Way team at Mill Hill for helping Phoebe have such a good first full week!Raksha Manek2017-10-06T15:36:08+0000Kavi Kukadia2017-10-06T12:55:20+0000Pratibha Sachdev2017-10-04T13:40:46+0000Pravina Budhdev2017-10-03T15:21:22+0000Bhavna Barchha2017-09-27T16:18:01+0000Kiran Devani2017-09-27T16:12:49+0000Rikin Rayvadera2017-09-27T14:54:02+0000Hitesh Mistry2017-09-27T13:44:50+0000Nadine Herman2017-09-01T20:15:43+0000Thank you to Bright Little Stars Mill Hill for all you have done for Ethan over the past four years. We left today with a very heavy heart. While the setting and facilities are fantastic and the children are constantly challenged intellectually what always impressed me most was the warmth, care and love that the staff show to the children which is crucial at such a young age. I’ve always been comforted by the fact that Ethan has been in such capable hands. We will definitely stay in touch. All the best for the future!read moreVasili Olawunmi Fasanmi2017-08-17T11:48:54+0000Sijin Jacob2017-07-21T13:03:52+0000Today-my boy’s last day at BLS Watford-I cannot express in words how thankful we are.Such a fantastic team-made a great progress in our child’s development.We will miss you all-each and every member of Supernova and the management team and thank you very much for a wonderful year.Wish you all the best.read moreRiztya Faretha2017-07-11T15:05:12+0000My daughter joined the BLS in Harrow when she was 19 months old. The nursery was brand new at that time but my husband and I were really amazed at how professional the staffs are. My daughter settled in very quickly, hardly shed a tear when we dropped her off. She loves the food there, I always hear she eats everything. I noticed my daughter became really good at singing nursery rhymes and likes to dance or doing any small movements while singing (it is just so cute); she developed many words from the rhymes. The BLS Harrow have loads of toys and a big space for kids to play around, both indoor and outdoor area. The web link for parent’s area are very useful to view children activities, upcoming events, and nursery cam. We can’t recommend BLS Harrow highly enough.read moreChirag Malhotra2017-07-01T14:32:55+0000Bright little stars cares a lot for kids wellbeing and is full of fun and activities…has well trained and friendly staff…colorful and nice setup for the young ones to learn and grow…We have moved in from abroad and in no time my little one is so comfortable with the conducive and caring atmosphere and is enjoying every bit of the time spent in BLS…and am sure she is on her way to be definitely a bright little star** as all the credit goes to the nursery “bright little stars” for all the grooming and learning’s she is getting.read moreSonu Wadhu2017-06-26T20:07:39+0000The staff is nice and very friendly. They provide regular updates about child’s progress. Even my unfriendly little one has developed social and language skills pretty fast. My little one just loves their garden which has loads of different areas to play around like music wall, mud area and loads more. They offer several extra curricular activities for kids like baking muffins and spanish classes and they’ve loads of toys and big space for kids to play around and learn, they can never get bored of.read moreOlesya Tuzikova2017-06-26T15:44:06+0000From the day we started the nursery I loved it all, they are so supportive of every child’s needs. The staff is very welcoming and thoughtful they organize things to be easy for both parents and kids (such as nappies and wipes being brought in packs in advance, list of children’s clothes etc.) My daughter is more than happy there, I loved the brand new building, everything is nice and clean (not like everywhere), children always have cuddles and hugs, the members of staff carry little ones for a comfort and they are never lazy or tired. I also like the spacious buggy park and that they offer a variety of home-made food to children on an everyday basis. I couldn’t recommend it enough, every session is something we are looking forward to thanks to caring members of staff and the overall atmosphere.read moreBob Ik2017-06-15T23:26:12+0000Cannot thank enough Hemma, Alija, Khansa, Yolanda and all the staff members who look after my daughter so well that she has a smile on her little face every single day. She excelled in every way at BLS in HARROW. A million thanks from my family and our Ellen.read moreBob Zon2017-06-07T21:14:52+0000Lauren Kirstie2017-04-18T19:46:38+0000My son has been attending the Watford site for 6 months now and loves his new BLS family! The staff are so friendly and welcoming and the facilities are fantastic! Really feel safe and secure leaving my child with this amazing nursery!read moreNitesh Mahtani2017-04-12T18:02:44+0000Our son first started going to another nursery , but was constantly unhappy and was frequently in tears whenever we picked him up. We then decided to move him to Bright Little Stars in Mill Hill from around 16 months and he settled in straight away, hardly shed a tear and instantly built bonds with several members of staff. We are very happy with the care and attention paid to our son by the staff. We love the way that all special occasions are celebrated and the children are encouraged to create their own Mother’s Day cards and even cook their own Pizza’s, to name a few activities they have been involved in. The daily automated e-mail is a clear summary of the key highlights of the day for my son my wife makes frequent use of the access to CCTV and is happy with what she observes. Facilities are excellent and my son is happy. We will soon be ending our second son to BLS as well, as we love the place. Highly recommended to all!read moreNeera Parekh2017-04-05T00:37:17+0000Bright Little Stars Watford are fantastic! They are professional, polite and very helpful. The team at BLS Watford work with you to make your child settle in and progress in their early years. My son absolutely loves the nursery and is always happy to go in. Thank you all at BLS Watford.xread moreSamantha Wiseman2017-04-04T12:37:47+0000The staff are very friendly and approachable. The rooms are well laid out and the garden is fantastic. The food is cooked fresh each day and the variety is great!read moreMinal Shah2017-03-30T18:26:13+0000Great staff that are friendly and will try and stick to your routine as much as possible. The rooms are a good size and have plenty of activities daily for children. There are freshly prepared meals each day and the menu changes seasonally which is wonderful. Our little girl settled very quickly and is happy there! Would highly recommend.read moreSharron Langford2017-03-27T17:10:58+0000It is a great nursery the staff are fantastic and friendly my child has developed so much since starting the Watford nursery in Januaryread moreTania Barsan2017-03-12T22:08:01+0000Azra Jiffry2017-03-12T14:03:07+0000Puscas Gabriela2017-02-27T03:33:09+0000Masoud Fard2017-02-20T14:21:38+0000The best nursery in the area. Quality of staff and the way they look after and manage daily programs is fantastic. They surely deserved the recent Ofsted ranking! Well Done!read moreKatie Grossman2017-02-19T14:05:20+0000BLS is undoubtably the best nursery in Mill Hill and the surrounding areas. Having watched the team grow since my eldest son started there in 2013 they’ve gone from strength to strength, and now my youngest is there too we are still huge fans. They take such good care of all the children, providing a wide, varied list of activities that stretch them to academic levels beyond their peers. They never settle and are constantly thinking up new ways to make what they do even better.read moreHollie Turner2017-01-30T19:43:07+0000So happy with the watford nursery. I was terrified about leaving my son but the girls in the Milky Way room have done an amazing job of getting him settled in, me and my boy are very happy!read moreGokul Swami2017-01-06T12:40:27+0000Kyra Staniford2016-10-18T11:58:50+0000My little girl joined in June this year and we have not been dissapointed fantastic staff super friendly and always there to help no bad points atall was very hesitant about putting her into nursery for the first time but was reassured by the staff and she loves it such an amazing nursery !!!!read moreLaura Sinclair-Lazell2016-10-04T20:50:39+0000Great nursery, our little one has settled in well. The staff are fantastic!Amber Punjani2016-09-23T14:12:34+0000This nursery is a lovely place, My daughter loves coming here. It’s very well equipped for children of different ages.Fantastic setting, beautiful outside space/activities. An all round fabulous nursery, with supportive and nurturing staff. Freshly cooked food. A very dedicated and hard working management team, who are child focused. I highly recommend this nursery to any parent.read moreEkta Gadhvi-Swami2016-09-21T13:35:02+0000Fantastic nursery – my toddler has settled in so well thanks to the amazing staff at BLS WatfordAbby Yau2016-09-19T08:27:55+0000Ellie Elliott2016-09-15T16:04:35+0000We have two children, one of which up until the summer was in another nursery which she started at 9 months and our little boy who had not attended another nursery. As my eldest grew we realised her old nursery was not meeting her needs and wasn’t up to the standard we were looking for. Although we knew it was right to move her to a new nursery, we were sceptical about unsettling her and ensured we looked into a number of other nurseries to guarantee her security and comfort in the transition. For me, Bright little stars stood out a mile from any other nursery we viewed and after having a tour we decided to start my other child there as well as moving my daughter. The staff were really friendly and so welcoming when we toured, communication was great with lots of relevant information being both sent to us by email as well being explained to us in person. The nursery is so clean, organised, modern and is full of both nurturing and stimulating toys and activities. I have potty trained my daughter and I take great comfort in the toilet area which is spacious with a number of toilets, as well as child seats and a number of small basins as the child walks out of the cubicle encouraging them to wash their hands. The garden area is likewise spacious with a number of activities as well as bigger attributes such as a climbing frame, the mud kitchen and a sand pit which my child loves. The nursery also has a number of classes such as dinky dancers, Spanish amigos and yummy yoga which both kids love, these are only a few examples of how they are helping my children to grow within themselves as well as with confidence whilst learning new skills. The approach to children here is great, with elements such as circle time encouraging talking, communicating and singing whilst still learning at the same time. I would really recommend this nursery to any parent looking for the very best place to send their babies, both my children love it here and my daughter was even counting the sleeps until she started after viewing! My worries with moving my daughter and starting my son were completely put at ease once i had joined here and i am so glad i decided to do so, on the first day the nursery even gave us a sweet little first day survival kit with a beautiful poem and little gifts for the tearful mums! A further example of how thoughtful and considerate they are towards not only the children but also the parents is that we get an electronic diary with our child’s day including any changes, what they ate, sleeps theyve had and what theyve played with as well as highlighting their development and how they are progressing. I would urge any friend or family member to look here when considering a nursery for their little ones :)read moreBecca Dean2016-09-14T09:24:11+0000This nursery is hands down the best nursery in the Watford area. I am so happy with our choice to send our daughter here. I come from a childcare background myself and it was going to be hard task for a nursery to meet the standards I expected. BLS Watford meet all my expectations and more. It is a safe, stimulating and happy environment! My daughter is thriving. Would highly recommend this nursery��read morePaula Appiah2016-09-12T20:22:54+0000My son has just started at the branch on Sheepcote Lane in Watford and so far I have been very impressed! The first day was very hard to leave him and they surprised me with a lovely bag of goodies especially designed for the tearful mother! It’s the little things and the attention to detail that gives me the confidence in their ability to care for my boy. At the moment he only attends two days and I couldn’t have asked for better activities. He has Spanish one day and yoga the other! The very two activities I would have picked if I was asked before enrolling him. He leaves the nursery happy and contented, the environment is impeccable, bright, colourful and airy. The staff are friendly and helpful. It’s early days but so far so good!read moreShahid Mirza2016-09-12T19:19:03+0000Fantastic environment with excellent activities at the nursery as well as locally. A warm greeting when you pick your child up and an even warmer greeting when you drop them off. Massive thanks to Sarah and the rest of the team who have helped her become a more responsible, confident and sharing young lady.read moreElena-Maria Ciorga2016-09-12T13:51:05+0000Amazing nursery! I’ve visited quite a few before I decided to register my “little” girl (3 years 5 months old) to Bright little stars nursery (Watford) and I’m glad I chose this one. She liked it the first time she saw it and she didn’t want to leave. She has changed so much since she’s started attending it. She wasn’t talking a lot before but now when she’s coming home she’s like a chatterbox telling me how much fun she had. The reasons I chose this nursery are the following: the uniform (compulsory for pre-school children), fully qualified staff, the onsite chef cooking fresh meals (my daughter is a good eater), extra-curricular activities (spanish lessons, dinky dancers, sport…), nursery cam (I can login to see what is she doing at the nursery) and the nursery itself (bright learning rooms with latest technology).I am confident that she is going to be well prepared to start reception next year!read moreNarielly Viana2016-08-27T21:27:35+0000Irina Duta2016-08-27T01:07:39+0000Succes .Skit Morjaria Parmar2016-08-26T10:34:32+0000My son Shray started at Mill Hill when he was only 9mths old . The staff there were so patient and caring..it took him a very long time to settle. He’s now 2.5yrs old and been at Watford since they opened in March. He’s become a funny, confident and a happy little boy..they do lots of extra curricular activities from Football to Spanish! All credit to Ruby and the team in the Orion room.. Shray Ioves them all. I would highly recommend BLS☺️read moreImelda N Udeh2016-08-11T06:48:50+0000Melanie Postepski2016-06-28T15:41:19+0000Our little boy joined Watford in April 2016 from a different nursery that he’d outgrown, we just can’t believe the difference in him in such a short time, the environment is nurturing yet he’s really learnt so much in such a short amount of time, he didn’t speak much when he joined, but that’s all changed now. The extra curriculum activities are amazing and honestly we couldn’t be happier with Nicola and the team at BLS. Really fantastic nursery.read moreEmma Jane Goodchild2016-05-25T20:53:08+0000Our little boy has gone from strength to strength in his character at BLS. Love his independence, love his socialising skills, the team are great and the end of the day reports help me engage with him and ensure I don’t feel like I am missing out on his developmentread moreVictoria Treacy2016-05-25T14:19:56+0000Great nursery, which my little girl of 18mnths loves! They really go above and beyond with trips to the park, a dance and singing class on a monday and creating a tailor made program for each child to suit their own needs, likes and personalities.read moreNoureen Naushad2016-05-24T18:22:26+0000It’s a fabulous nursery. My 1 year and 3 year old boys attend the nursery and I couldn’t be happier with the standard of exceptional care given. Staff are extremely friendly and welcoming, and the standard of facilities is impeccable. My kids were happy and settled from the very first day and they simply love it. I can see both my kids learning a lot as the environment is very nurturing and stimulating. Outdoor play areas are simply wonderful. The nursery also makes an extra special effort to maintain parent partnerships through parents’ involvement sessions, breakfast clubs, and even the handover of kids at the day end is pretty detailed. Nursery webcam and online day end report with pics of my little one are wonderful features. My three year old comes home every day having learned new skills, tried new experiences and raves about his day. My baby boy is nurtured and cared for in a way that makes me very happy with my choice of nursery.read moreDede Thorpe2016-05-24T09:33:22+0000This is a fantastic nursery. It is very clean and well laid out. My 11-month old son has loved it since his first day. The staff there are all really friendly, helpful and they all know my son’s name which is a lovely personal touch. I can tell that the staff really care.Well worth the money. My son likes his key worker a lot and I can tell he learns a lot after every session.They keep me updated on my son’s days and send me lovely pictures of him having a good time. The staff to baby ratio is really good and I feel that my son gets all the attention he needs and the right support for his learning and development.read moreMeera Manek2015-12-24T10:34:14+0000Loved this place… Such a warm homely friendly environment!Neal Hutchings2015-12-04T23:20:45+0000Would like to thank everyone, especially orion room for making my first week fab and making me feel welcomed . Also for a great night at the Xmas party lol .read moreCorina Si Bogdan Dumitrescu2015-08-27T12:26:27+0000Manju Dhall2015-03-17T15:47:47+0000My son joined in the baby room and loves it their, always smiling when he walks in and talks about what he did at home. The staff have been excellent and very friendly and I have been very happy with the care provided.read moreHeena Thaker2015-03-08T20:16:48+0000Amazing nursery and is the perfect setting for my 3 year old. The staff are super and the facilities are great! :)Adrienne Konviser2015-03-03T20:56:22+0000A home away from home! Bright Little stars has a fabulous family feel. I feel completely at ease when I drop my daughter off. She is so well looked after and loved. I will be sending my second child there as soon as i get back to work.read moreKaushik Banerjee2015-03-02T02:48:54+0000It is a very warm and friendly place. the staff are really good.Naveen Varma2015-02-28T13:46:37+0000Excellent nursery – my 18 month old has been going since September & loves every minute. The staff are all very helpful & attentive. Everyone seems to know her name in the building which is a very nice feeling when you are leaving your child with a nursery. She has developed so much & barely looks back when she goes in the morning.Totally recommend this nurseryread moreMaria Delgado2015-02-26T18:30:56+0000My daughter loves this nursery as she’s been going there since 1 years old and has just recently turned 3. At the star I didn’t want her to go nursery as I’d miss her so much but BLS staff involve me in her nursery life. Bright Little Stars monitor the children’s progress and put them into classes where they can learn and excel. Overall it’s an amazing nursery as they care about the children because they hold many parent’s evenings.read moreRowena Varma2015-02-26T17:58:23+0000An absolutely brilliant nursery where we feel completely comfortable leaving our child as she will be well looked after. The staff are great and made my daughter’s transition to nursery smooth and stress free. She loves going there and we can relax as parents knowing that she is in good hands. There are always a variety of activities for her to participate in and parents are always kept updated and involved in their child’s development. Our daughter has come on leaps and bounds since attending BLS and we would not hesitate to recommend the nursery to all our friends and family!read moreNicky Novick Goss2015-02-25T09:51:41+0000Bright little stars is an outstanding nursery offering a professional and friendly service. The staff are warm, friendly and very helpful. I would highly recommend this nursery.read moreParveen Vilcassim2015-02-24T16:18:02+0000My two and a half year old daughter goes to BLS nursery in Mill Hill and she has been there since she was 9 months. The nursery teachers in all the rooms she has been in are very good and they provide a lot of care and attention to my daughter. They are also keen to involve me as much as possible and if needed I can rely on them to help her achieve certain key milestones/developmental goals. I am very happy with the nursery and also the facilities, it is a purpose built nursery so an ideal place for my daughter to stay. There are also a wide range of activities and educational programmes to encourage her to learn and develop her confidence and skills (the Ben and Betty programme is fab!). Overall, I am very pleased with BLS :)read moreMandira Bhimjiyani2015-01-23T06:48:36+0000Brilliant nursery: fantastic facilities and friendly, energetic staff. Very caring team who go the extra mile.Chris Giles2015-01-22T21:55:47+0000Fantastic place! All the staff superb and the management really care.Rachael Lines2015-01-22T19:46:33+0000Fantastic nursery! Happy friendly staff and a brilliant manager!Shivraj Sodha2015-01-22T17:50:26+0000Anuj Popat2015-01-22T15:14:32+0000Carly Tucker2015-01-21T19:12:12+0000Lovely facilities, really friendly and helpful staff. Thank youRoxana Macri2015-01-11T22:42:03+0000Laura Cohen-Myers2014-11-17T22:25:50+0000Jitesh Sanghani2014-11-03T08:21:47+0000One of the most beautiful nurseries I have ever seen, very proffesionally run, children’s Every needs taken care of, without hesitation thoroughly recommendedread moreAndrea Guttadauro2014-10-29T17:31:27+0000Amazing nursery with great staff and a truly great managerRupeen Popat2014-08-12T00:11:36+0000Candice Jackson2014-05-01T07:23:10+0000Rikin Adatia2014-01-17T12:28:32+0000Rohini Devani2013-12-11T07:54:57+0000Well done! First anniversary approaching soon……Yassin Said2013-11-04T01:53:55+0000Shivangi Bhatt2013-10-29T17:32:17+0000Petra Kanatova2013-10-25T14:04:25+0000Sonali Devani2013-10-18T13:40:37+0000Lisa Leonard2013-08-24T22:32:03+0000Fahmida Choudhury Mua2013-07-22T16:05:53+0000Amol Devani2013-06-01T11:54:16+0000
Watford Branch80 Sheepcot Lane
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