Nursery Admissions & Pricing

Shining Star Nursery Admissions

Places at Shining Stars Nursery are offered on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and children can join our Nursery the term after they turn 2 years old.  Should you wish to register your child for a Nursery place, please complete an online booking form.

A deposit of £150 is required with all completed online registration forms, accompanied with a copy of your child’s Birth Certificate.

Once we have received your online registration form and deposit we will confirm within 1 week if a place is available for your child.

Once we have confirmed there is a place for your child, your deposit will held on account and on receipt of this payment your child's place will be secured.

You can then be safe in the knowledge that a place has been secured for your child for the first important steps in their education. If we are unfortunately unable to offer a place for your child at Shining Stars Nursery the deposit will be refunded in full.

Should you be offered a place, that you accept, but then subsequently decline, the deposit will not be refundable.



Little Stars Nursery (aged 2-3) - 12:30pm-15:30pm
Little Stars have termly admissions thoroughout the academic year:
Autumn Term - September
Spring Term - January
Summer Term - April
There is a minimum requirement of 3 sessions per week in Little Stars for the first term.  After a child has completed one full term in Little Stars, it is mandatory they attend 5 sessions a week from thereon in. However, if you are eligible for EYFE Universal (15hrs) or Extended (30hrs) Funding it is mandatory for your child to attend 5 sessions a week. Children attending Little Stars automatically move into Big Stars in their pre-school year
Big Stars Nursery (aged 3-4) -08:45am-11:45am
Big Stars admissions are Autumn term - September

Booking Cancellation

Once your booking is confirmed for Shining Stars and/or Rockets cancellations will require 3 months notice given in writing. Failure to do so will incur a charge of 4 weeks fees, based on a non-funded session price for sessions booked and your deposit forfeited. Booked sessions cannot be ‘swapped’ and refunds cannot be given for non-attendance.

Booking Amendments

In the rare instance you decide that you no longer want to start your child at the confirmed date and wish to delay their start date, we will require a minimum of 3 months notice given in writing to Carley Dean. The decision to move your child's start date will be made at the discretion of the school. If we are able to accomodate your request, your child's start date will be moved and your deposit transferred.

We are unable to make amendments to a child's start date outside of the 3 month's notice period and should your child not start on the confirmed start date you will forfeit your deposit, incur a charge of one month's fees based on a non-funded session price and will have to re-apply for a place in Shining Stars.

Cost of Sessions - Shining Stars - Big & Little Stars

Our Nursery is registered to receive FEET Funding (2 year olds), Universal 15 hours and Extended 30 hours Early Years Free Entitlement (EYFE). All children are eligible for the Universal 15 hours in the term after they reach 3 years old (e.g. a child who is 3 years old in January -Spring Term becomes eligible for EYFE in the following April-Summer Term). Some children may also be eligible for the Extended 30 hours Early Years Free Entitlement.

Please see below the fee structure for Nursery children

Shining Stars Nursery (Big and Little Stars) and Rockets Club (Nursery wrap-around Care)


Non-Funded Session

*Funded Session

Funding Structure

Little Stars Nursery 12:30pm to 3:30pm Session – Nursery provision for children aged 2-3 years



This sessions runs for 3hrs 15mins of which 3 hours of Universal Funding will be applied to your fees

Little Rockets 8:45am to 11:45am Session – Wrap-around care for Little Stars



This sessions runs for 3hrs 25mins of which 3 hours of Extended Funding will be applied to your fees

Big Stars Nursery 8:45am to 11:45am Session – Nursery provision for children aged 3-4 years



This sessions runs for 3hrs 15mins of which 3 hours of Universal Funding will be applied to your fees

*Big Rockets 12:30pm to 3:30pm Session – Wrap-around care for Big Stars



This sessions runs for 3hrs 15mins of which 3 hours of Extended Funding will be applied to your fees

*Funded sessions for Big Rockets are only offered to parents who book termly sessions and NOT on an ad-hoc basis.

Payment of Fees

Fees are issued at the beginning of every term (Autumn Term - Sept to Dec, Spring Term - Jan to Mar, Summer Term - April to July). For your convenience please click here to access Shining Stars term dates.

All fees are assigned to your online Scopay account at the beginning of each term. Payments can be made online via your Scopay account or by childcare vouchers and are to be paid in full within 7 days of the start of term.

We accept all childcare vouchers including the new Government Tax Free Childcare Voucher Scheme.

We reserve the right to refuse attendance for all provisions until any outstanding balances are paid.

For our full Nursery Terms and Conditions plus fee sheet - please click here


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