We are a team of qualified and dedicated practitioners who are committed toproviding the best possible care for children.
We are a purpose built nursery, specifically designed to maintain a ‘homely’ feel. We have a large open plan area which is specifically designed to allow the children to move freely between the learning zones as set out in the EYFS Framework.
A second quiet room is located at the rear of the setting which is designed as a dedicated “quiet” space where children can retreat to for sensory play or to simply relax. There is also a dedicated Expressive Arts, Media and Technology bay located between the large hall and the quiet room. Adjacent to the Technology bay is a purpose built children’s wash room.The setting also has a new purpose built kitchen where food and snacks are prepared.
The setting has a secure and safe outdoor play area, which can be accessed from the main play room. The garden is split in to three separate areas; a large playground space created using a soft play surface, a small turfed section at the rear to allow children to enjoy some green play space and a purpose built covered canopied area where children can be protected from rain or simply enjoy this as a shaded area if the summer sun gets too hot.
We hope that our website gives you the information you need to help you select the best childcare option for you and your child.
If you would like the opportunity to visit the setting we are happy to arrange a viewing for you and your child.
Call us today on 0208 841 5647
• We are open Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays, 52 weeks per year from 7am till 8pm
• We offer full and half day care for children up to the age of 5 years old
• We offer the 15 hours place Early Educational Entitlement (EEE) for 2, 3 and 4 year olds
• Our staff are all fully qualified to NVQ3 or above
• The nursery is secure and has been awarded “a secure by design” certificate by the local police. We have a secured video entry system, and host a CCTV monitoring platform which surveys all indoor and outdoor activities at the setting.
• A password system to ensure child collection is safe and regulated.
• As a small nursery we are able to give your child one to one care and meet your child’s individual needs
• When a child starts the nursery he/ she will be allocated a key person
• All meals are brought in especially from a specialist nursery caterer. Light snacks are prepared on the premises
• While being at the nursery we encourage the children to use everyday resources to engage in real life experiences
• We have an all-weather garden for our children to play in.
• Our location in Ruislip allows for a vast range of opportunities for our staff to plan and create visits to local places within the community.
• We base all of our planning on the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS) which feeds into the KS1 National Curriculum.
There are 7 main areas of learning included within the EYFS:
1. Personal, social and emotional development
2. Communication and language
5. Understanding of the world
6. Expressive arts
7. Physical development
All of the children will experience activities that cover each of the above areas. Our staff plan according to the developmental stage and age of the children in their key groups.Often, a group will focus on a particular theme for a week or maybe longer. Parents are informed weekly via our website as to the specific aspects of the curriculum that are being covered in order to support home – school links.
Children are assessed from the point of entry in to the nursery until they leave. We use this process of ongoing assessment of the children’s strengths and areas for development to inform future planning for activities.
The main strategy for assessing the children is to observe them whilst they are carrying out activities. We then record our assessments in an individual profile for each child. This is passed on to subsequent teachers, and ultimately the child’s primary school.
When the children are two years old, we are required to carry out a progress check of their development. This is completed in conjunction with the parents and a copy is sent home.
Assessments and progress are discussed with parents regularly, either at Consultation appointments, or more informally at the end of a session if appropriate. Assessment reports are also updated on to the child’s personal area on the intranet – a place where parents / carer’s can access at any time they like, even out of office hours.
Future planned events to ensure parents / carer’sare given further opportunities to engage with the staff and the setting.
Open week in the Spring – parents / carer’sto spend time observing their child in the setting
‘Stay and Play’ sessions in the Summerwhen parents can come in to the nursery and join in with activities with their child.
Workshops for parents / carer’s, covering key areas such as ‘Developing Literacy and Maths Skills.
Coffee mornings, offering an opportunity to informally discuss matters linked to planned activities and the wider setting and where possible to join in with planning events and celebrations.
If you decide that you would like your child to attend Ruislip Stars Nurseries Ltd, you will need to complete our application form for the waiting list. There is no charge at this stage of the application process.
Once your application for a place has been confirmed, a registration form and fee of £150 will be required.
Please ensure that all sections of the form are completed and are accurate. Forms need to be returned immediately in order to secure your child’s place at the nursery. Please note that we are oversubscribed and it is essential that we receive confirmation of your acceptance of your child’s place as soon as possible.
Ruislip Stars Nurseries is an independent, private nursery school. We subscribe to the Early Years Grant Scheme which entitles all children to a contribution of approximately a third of the nursery fees from the government. This applies from the term following the child’s 3rd birthday. Some parents may also be able to access the Two year old Grant funding- please ask staff for further details.
We also operate several childcare voucher schemes should parents wish to us apply on their behalf. However, we ask that you register with any scheme in advance so that you have accrued money in your childcare voucher account as we do ask for full payment of fees at the beginning of each month. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more details if necessary.
Parents are invoiced for each month’s fees at the beginning of each month. A deposit of a month’s fees is required when your child begins which is refunded after your child’s last month.
Contact our office for bank details.
We are happy to accept children at whatever stage of toilet training they are at. We understand that we can play a key role in helping children to move from nappies to using the toilet independently and will work with parents or carers to support this process. We have nappy-changing facilities, potties, and policies to guide staff and parents through the step-by-step approach. We ask that children come with a bag of nappies and/or spare clothes as appropriate.
Trips and visits
The trips are linked to the Topic that the children are doing at the time and are always highly motivating for the children.Parental permission is required and we sometimes ask for parents to accompany the children on outings.
The nursery is open Monday to Friday from 7.00am to 8.00pm 51 weeks a year and caters for children up to 5 years of age. The Nursery will also be opening on Saturdays from 8.00 am to 3.00pm (subject to demand)
Half session morning (5 hours) 8.00am – 1.00pm -includes snack & lunch
Half session afternoon (5 hours) 1.00pm – 6.00pm – includes snack & tea
Full day (10 hours) 8.00am – 6.00pm -includes all meals and snacks
Before / After /School sessions are also available
Extended sessions / timings are also available please speak to member of the enrolment team.
We offer the 15 hours free place Early Education Entitlement (EEE) for 2, 3 & 4 year olds which covers 38 weeks in the year
Flexible hours may be considered for children who are accessing the minimum hours for the EEE funding
Our meals are planned over a four week Rota and is updated termly to give our parents a chance to give us feedback. The children have access to water throughout the day.
Breakfast is served at 8.30am
Morning snack is served at 10.00am
Lunch is served at 12.00pm
Afternoon snack is served at 2.00pm
Afternoon tea is served at 4.00pm
If your child has a food allergy or intolerance we will ask from you full details of this including religious or cultural reasons. We follow guidelines to make sure your child is served food that meets their special dietary requirement.