Stars Pre-School Dogsthorpe provides a welcoming environment where everyone is valued and children develop into competent, independent learners. We are committed to providing all children with a happy, secure, caring and stimulating experience, which is tailored to their individual needs. We promote a positive, inclusive atmosphere where all races, cultures, genders, abilities and languages are respected.  We work closely in partnership with families to ensure that children’s needs are met. Throughout their time with us, through varied play and learning experiences, children gain the tools they need to thrive and become confident and independent, ready to start school.  


Stars Pre-school Dogsthorpe opened in 2012 offering 60 places for children aged between 2 and 5 years, term time only. We offer 15 hours of free government funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Funded hours can be taken daily between 8:30 -11:30 or 12:30 -15:30 or can be spread across 2 and a half days through inclusion of our lunch club. Lunch club costs £4 per day and runs from 11:30 -12:30. 30 hours funding is also available 9:00 till 15:00. Parent must provide a healthy packed lunch. Additional paid sessions are also available for children not in receipt of free government funding or for families wishing to top up their free sessions. Please see our times and fees page for more details or speak to the manager.

We respect and nurture all the children from our diverse community and currently welcome children speaking 8 different languages. Targeted support can be offered through the “Every child a talker programme”, translation and relevant positive imagery. Within our organisation we have staff who can speak a range of languages. This enables us to support children to communicate effectively and helps us understand what support, if any, families need.

Stars Pre-school Dogsthorpe was inspected in March 2017 and was awarded an ‘OUTSTANDING’ grade by OFSTED. We continue to build on our excellent reputation for providing quality inclusive care for the youngest learners in our area. (Please click on the OFSTED logo to view our report)

Please find below a summary of what we offer:

  • A quality, highly motivated staff team with a range of experience across the childcare sector

  • Staff experienced in speech and language therapy and special educational needs

  • A quality Key Person approach, where key workers build strong relationships with children, parents and families right  from enrolment through to the transition to school

  • Individual observation, planning and assessment in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS)

  • Purpose built facilities featuring free-flow play throughout the session

  • A fully equipped sensory room

  • Excellent links with the local community, children’s centre and local primary schools

  • Regular workshops and stay and play sessions for parents and families

  • A home visiting programme for all children

  • Daily feedback and termly parent consultations, and high quality interactive feedback for parents through the use of the Baby’s Days on line system.

Mission Statement

Stars Day Nurseries are committed to providing outstanding childcare and early education for children and their families. We are extremely proud of our Nurseries and Pre-school settings and the supportive, stimulating learning environments they offer.

We work in close partnership with families and professionals and aim to build supportive relationships based on honest and open communication. Our ethos is to support, educate and nurture and this commitment is at the heart of all we do. It is an ethos which encompasses our belief that the child, and their individual learning journey, is best supported by highly trained and experienced Early Years Educators. We strongly believe that every child has the right to learn and develop to their full potential. Our staff teams are focused on delivering child care and educational programmes that support each and every child and fully meet their individual needs.

As a well respected and experienced Early Years Provider, Stars Day Nurseries are extremely proud of the service we provide and we are committed to investing in and growing our dynamic staff team and settings. We have high aspirations and incredibly high standards and we believe that our Nurseries and Preschools exceptional achievements clearly demonstrate that our commitment to children and their families is outstanding.