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Nurseries in Peterborough​

Quality Childcare In and Around Peterborough & Lincolnshire

Since opening our first location back in 2003 – Little Stars Day Nursery in Peterborough – we’ve expanded to operate a further 13 nurseries in Peterborough, and 2 in the Lincolnshire area. With 15 fantastic settings  to choose from, we’re Peterborough’s largest childcare provider.

Why have we been so successful? Because we always put your child first: we work hard to deliver childcare at an affordable price which prepares them for their future in education and life as a whole. Our mission is to create a culture and environment where children feel able to explore, investigate and experience a taste of what life is all about, laying the foundations for them to achieve their full potential in school.

Our clean, modern and joyfully-furnished facilities allow youngsters’ imaginations to run wild, encouraging exploration and discovery inside and out while ensuring their safety at all times. If you need quality childcare in Peterborough within an all day Nursery,  Pre-School or an after school club in Peterborough, see what we offer.

Our Nurseries & Pre-Schools


Our first all day nursery in Peterborough – and rated Outstanding by Ofsted – Little Stars situated in the PE1 area has been open since 2003. Offering childcare for babies through to operating an after school & holiday club for up to the age of 11.

Bright stars day nursery

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, Bright Stars is situated near Broadway and offers a forest for your children to enjoy being out in nature.


stars day nursery bushfield

This modern day nursery in Peterborough opened in 2015, and is located near to a number of schools, including Bushfield Academy. The nursery has places for babies up school age. 

shinning stars preschool

Shining Stars Preschool Peterborough is conveniently located within the PE1 postcode, and incorporates stimulating indoor and outdoor environments. Ofsted rated the Pre-School as Ofsted OUTSTANDING in May 2023.

shooting stars day nursery

This Preschool Peterborough is  rated Outstanding by Ofsted, and is located in the PE4 area, serving Paston, Gunthorpe, Walton and Werrington. 


stars preschool dogthorpe

The welcoming and inclusive environment provided by this Preschool in Peterborough, helped it secure an Outstanding Ofsted report grading.


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Welland Garden

Originally opened in 1998, our Welland Preschool joined the group later on and provides ‘Outstanding’ childcare in a convenient location.

parnwell nursery

Located in the heart of Parnwell, close to the Academy Primary School, this Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ day nursery in Peterborough has a lot to offer.

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For over 18 years, Stars Pre School Ravensthorpe has provided a nurturing environment for children aged 2-5 to thrive and grow.


Formerly known as Woodston Nursery, this setting joined the group in 2017 and provides an exciting and rich learning environment for two to five year-olds. The Pre-School was rated Ofsted GOOD in December 2023.


Stars Oakdale nursery is already proving to be very popular with all of the local families in the area. We offer all day childcare from the age of two and operate a Breakfast & After School club daily. We also offer a children’s school holiday club 


Opened 2021 and is conveniently located next to Ormiston Meadows Academy, in Matley Orton. The Pre-School was rated Ofsted GOOD in April 2023.  Run by our non-profit community investment organisation, Stars and Sparkles.

The Woodlands Play Area

Packed with personality, this home-from-home setting in Woodhall Spa cares for children aged 6 weeks to 8 years. The nursery was rated Ofsted GOOD in October 2023.

Butterwick Play Area

Located just off the A52 in Boston, this preschool shares a site with Butterwick Primary School, and cares for children aged 2-11.



Located in the PE4 area and linked with Paston Ridings Primary School, this preschool cares for children between 2 and 5 years.


What The Parents Say

We’re proud of the overwhelmingly positive feedback we receive on a regular basis from parents; our group of nurseries collectively is rated 9.9 out of 10 on, the result of years of dedication to providing childcare without compromises.

Join Our Team

Want a rewarding career working with children? Why not join the Stars Day Nursery team? We’re looking for enthusiastic staff who value helping young children to grow, learn and thrive. We regularly update our career’s page with new and exciting opportunities at our nurseries and preschools across Peterborough. We are always looking for, caring, enthusiastic and passionate people to join our Stars team. You can apply directly through our website by filling out the contact form. If your application is successful, we will be in touch with you to discuss the next steps.

Our Awards

Not only are our nurseries a hit with parents, they’ve been recognised by independent organisations too. Six of our day nurseries in Peterborough have been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, and we were winners in the Nursery World Awards in 2021. Plus, recognised us as one of the UK’s top 20 nursery groups in 2021.

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Contact Us

Stars Day Nurseries Ltd
172 Park Road

Telephone: 01733 309877​
Email: [email protected]