DAY CARE NURSERIES IN KILBURN & CHINGFORD
For our Bright Stars parents, we have put together a collection of useful information from our Early Years Foundation Stage to Nutrition and Incentives. If you'd like to speak to one of our helpful team, you can give us a call on either:
Kilburn - 020 7998 6042 or Chingford - 020 8617 1819
Each child become eligible to receive government funded Nursery Education Grant from the term after their third birthday and upon completion of the relevant application forms.
Eligible 2 year olds are entitled to receive up to 15 hours per week this is funded by the government for 38 weeks of the year; starting from the day after your child's second birthday.
Eligible 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 30 hours per week unless parents both earn over £100K p/a, in which case the 15 hours will remain. This will be offered to working parents only.
From April 2024, all working parents of 2-year olds can access 15 hours per week.
From September 2024, all working parents of children age 9 months and up to 3 years old can access 15 hours per week.
From September 2025, all working parents of children age 9 month
up to 3-years- old can access 30 hours free childcare per week.
Please contact Bright Star Day Nursery for all Terms and Conditions.
KEY PERSON APPROACH
You will often hear the phrase “Key Person” in the nursery. Whilst children are looked after in groups it is important that we meet the individual needs of your child and ensure your child has the opportunity to bond with a “Special Person” at the nursery. It is also important that you also have a specific person whom you get to know and are comfortable sharing information with.
Each child is assigned a Key Person at the settling in stage. It is their role to share information with you about your child and to ensure your child’s individual needs are met. They observe your child in order to be able to plan for your child's learning and development and to make assessments on their progress.
To allow for holidays and shift patterns we have implemented a secondary key person system which allows someone to be nominated to take on this role in the absence of the first Key Person. If you are not aware of who your child’s Key Person is please ask the Room Supervisor in your child’s base room or look for the Key Person information on the room's parent notice board. You will also be informed at this point who your child’s secondary key person is.
Can I choose my child’s Key Person?
It is important that Key Person duties are spread amongst the team in each room, however we are happy for you to speak to the Room Supervisor if you have a particular request regarding who your child's Key Person will be. In addition, during your child’s first visits if they show a particular attachment to a member of staff then they can be allocated as the Key Person.
PAYMENT OF FEES
Our fees are based upon each child’s schedule and are split into 12 equal monthly payments. Fees are due by standing order in advance on the 1st of each calendar month. The weekly fee is multiplied by 51 weeks of the year and then divided by 12 months, therefore the amount you pay each month remains the same.
Term time only fees (38 weeks in a year) are divided into 12 equal monthly payments. The weekly fee is multiplied by 38 weeks of the year and then divided by 12 months, therefore the amount you pay each month remains the same for 12 months.
We accept childcare vouchers, care2learn, student finance and childcare tax credit to help towards the cost of childcare.
What our children eat can play a critical role in determining their health. Good nutrition is essential during childhood as it is a time of rapid growth, development and activity.
While your child is at nursery they will enjoy :
Breakfast - Mid Morning Snack - Lunch - Mid Evening Snack - Tea
Fresh water, milk and fruits are available throughout the day.
All our meals are prepared in-house by our qualified and experienced Nursery Cook. We offer a wide variety of balance and nutritional meals and cater for special dietary requirements and allergies.
We prepare separate menus for our babies and pre-school children.
At Bright Star Day Nursery we offer the following discounts-
1. Sibling - 5% (to siblings attending fulltime, discount applied to the eldest child's fees)
2. NHS - 10% (to children attending full time, (Monday to Friday) 51 weeks of the year.
3. Teachers - 10% (to children attending 51 weeks of the year)
5 full days childcare for the cost of 4 full days
(Kilburn branch only)
Refer a Friend (terms and conditions apply)
Discounts not valid in conjunction with any other offer.
Here at Bright Star Day Nursery we take security seriously and use Butler Safe Technologies (BST) whom specialise in high tech security solutions, in particular for the education sector. BST develops and manufactures a unique finger print access solution and installs directly at its customers premises. BST was selected by Bright Star Day Nursery not only for the quality of the technology but also for their track record, it has hundreds of nurseries in its customer portfolio. Their finger print access control solution has brought massive benefits to the security of our nursery.
The obvious advantages of biometric systems based on a unique human physical attribute are:
It is impossible for an unwanted visitor to gain access.
There is nothing that can be stolen or replicated.
A bio metric system does not rely on the honesty and/or the memory of an employee in the way a keypad or a clocking in system does.
It guarantees that only the authorised personnel can have access to the premises or a specific location within the premises.
In simple terms a biometric access control system is extremely secure for it relies uniquely on indisputable human physical attributes that cannot be stolen or replicated. The system is unbreakable by any unauthorised personnel or unwanted visitors. It is an ultimate and incorruptible key.
Our system is based on the latest morphology technology. The finger print is made of a network of furrows. The intersections and the ends of those furrows provide unique characteristic points or ‘minutia’. This technology is based on detecting those points and defining for each finger a unique template. This template is a set of points which is then encrypted into a data file; no fingerprints are stored and it is impossible to recreate an image of the fingerprint from the information held on the system. With our technology, a single digital fingerprint allows complete identification making your finger the safest key in the world.