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Award-Winning Pre-School in Peterborough

Welcome to Stars Day Nurseries! Our award-winning pre-school settings are located across Peterborough. We’re the city’s largest childcare provider and we utilise our own unique curriculum, called ASPIRE.

With 12 homely pre-school settings to choose from across the city, all of which are dedicated to providing the highest standards of childcare. Find out more about our pre-schools in Peterborough below or get in touch with us to book a visit.

Our Peterborough Pre-Schools

Wherever you live in Peterborough, there’s a Stars Day setting for you. From Welland to Oakdale or Parnwell to Bushfield, our pre-school settings have been lovingly created to serve your local community – and give your child ample opportunity to learn, play and grow.


Rated Outstanding by Ofsted and the recipient of numerous awards, Little Stars is conveniently located in Central Peterborough, just minutes from Central Park.

Bright stars day nursery

Welcoming two to five-year-olds, Bright Stars has been open since 2008 and is also rated ‘Outstanding.’ This inclusive setting can be found on Peterborough’s Park Road.

stars day nursery bushfield

Located conveniently within the heart of Orton centre, this setting has a homely feel, with an abundance of natural lighting and cosy underfloor heating.

shinning stars preschool

Situated on Garton End Road in the PE1 area of the city, Shining Stars is a home-from-home setting with exciting indoor and outdoor learning areas.

shooting stars day nursery

This ‘Outstanding’ setting is perfect for Paston, Gunthorpe, Werrington and Walton-based families, and offers morning, afternoon or full day sessions.

stars preschool dogthorpe

Located on Dogsthorpe’s Central Avenue, just over the road from the local primary school, this flexible and easily accessible setting was rated ‘Outstanding’ when last inspected in 2017.

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The enthusiastic team at our Welland Pre-school Peterborough recognises every child as a unique individual, preparing them for what lies ahead at primary school.

A valued part of the community since 2011, our Parnwell Pre-school Peterborough is open to children aged between two and five years. Contact us today to learn more.

stars day nursery bushfield

Conveniently situated right next to Ravensthorpe Primary School, this setting’s stimulating learning environments allow two to five-year-old children to flourish.


Offering flexible attendance options and boasting a number of fantastic indoor and outdoor environments, you and your child will love our Woodston setting.


Easy to access from Stanground and Cardea, our Oakdale setting also shares a site with Oakdale Primary School, allowing for a seamless transition into Key Stage 1.


Located right next door to Ormiston Meadows Academy, this brand-new setting’s spacious, activity-filled rooms could be perfect for your child.

Why Choose Stars Day Nurseries?

With so many pre-school providers located in and around the city, why should you choose us?

  • Many of our sites have been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, and in 2021 we were ranked among the top 20 nursery groups nationwide by
  • We’re Peterborough’s largest childcare provider, and opened our first setting – Little Stars – in 2003
  • All of our settings operate according to six core values: positive, safe environments, leadership, excellence, respect, integrity and development.
  • We have designed our own in-house curriculum called ASPIRE, allowing us to give your child a well-rounded, inclusive and fascinating start to their journey in education
  • All of our practitioners and pre-school managers are highly qualified, experienced and immensely passionate about what they do
  • We offer a variety of funding options

Frequently Asked Questions

Our pre-schools are suitable for children aged between two and five.

Opening hours vary from setting to setting; please refer to each pre-school page for more information or get in touch with us if you’re not sure!

Absolutely – we encourage you to get involved and value your input and feedback.


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