Shooting Stars Nurseries at Stourbridge

168 Lower High Street, Stourbridge DY8 1TT

Shooting Stars offers high quality childcare in a convenient location in the centre of Stourbridge. At the nursery, your child will receive a rich, stimulating nursery experience which will be a positive influence on their learning and development.

The nursery operates in a fantastic listed building which has been converted to a very high standard to provide a warm and caring environment.

Each room is purposely designed for a particular age group and is well equipped to a high standard with stimulating, educational toys and games and a range of small and large equipment to encourage relevant physical development.

Group: Shooting Stars Nurseries

Person in charge: Tracy Hedges (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Number of Staff: 24

Service Offered: Nursery School (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care

Total Places for Children: 59

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Public & Bank Holidays

Overview

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Shooting Stars Nurseries at Stourbridge is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 16 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Shooting Stars Nurseries at Stourbridge in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 out of 5 from 10 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.865 for Shooting Stars Nurseries at Stourbridge is calculated as follows: ( (167 Excellents x 5) + (24 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 192 Ratings = 4.865

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 4.847 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Shooting Stars Nurseries at Stourbridge is based on 10 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 11.8 positive Reviews (59 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 10 Reviews ÷ 11.8 Target = 0.847

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

9.7 Shooting Stars Nurseries at Stourbridge has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.712)

Average Ratings

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  • Good
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Reviewer Connection to Shooting Stars Nurseries at Stourbridge

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  • Father of Child
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  • Grandmother of Child
    1

My son loves being at nursery and the staff have been great during his time there. They pay a lot of attention to his needs and development, encouraging him to try new activities. He especially loves being taken out into the garden and playing with the water station.

How likely would you be to recommend Shooting Stars Nurseries at Stourbridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My little girl has settled in well at the nursery, and we can see how her development has grown within a few months. Staff in the baby room are so helpful, friendly and supportive.

How likely would you be to recommend Shooting Stars Nurseries at Stourbridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Shooting Stars is a welcoming loving environment. My child loves his time there. The staff are very hands on and I have found them very helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Shooting Stars Nurseries at Stourbridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The staff are lovely and have always been really good with how they help my daughter with her confidence, as she is a shy child and takes time for her to adjust to new faces. They have always been good with the transition for room movements from the baby room to pre-school.

My daughter always eats well and is always happy to go to nursery! I would definitely recommend shooting stars!!

How likely would you be to recommend Shooting Stars Nurseries at Stourbridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

This is a great, structured, environment that has seen my son come on leaps and bounds within a few months.
Don't be deceived - what looks like it may only be fun and playful environment great for childcare needs, is also one that is packed with curricular and educational activities that will see any child be ahead of the game before starting school.

We are pleased with all aspects of Shooting Stars; including the food choices, activities, outdoor play and super staff. It's reassuring to be able to drop off your child and not have anything to worry about apart from pick up (plenty of parking right outside).

I have found this to be an inclusive and informative environment where daily updates by email are great and encourage meaningful conversations with my son; the nursery cam is an extra reassurance - although I do feel the quality could be improved a tad.

And most importantly, I have a happy child showing the progression that has exceeded my expectations!

How likely would you be to recommend Shooting Stars Nurseries at Stourbridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Both my grandsons are looked after by this nursery and I cannot fault the care they have received. My first grandson is type 1 diabetic and despite having no other children in the nursery with this condition, the team have excelled themselves looking after him and being educated to what his requirements are.

How likely would you be to recommend Shooting Stars Nurseries at Stourbridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

I have 2 daughters and both have been to Shooting Stars from 8 months old, so have known the nursery for 7 years now. I love the warm and welcoming atmosphere and my girls have always looked forward to their time there. The staff are well trained and knowledgeable and the girls love them. I know they will always have a great time at nursery and it’s great preparation for school. I can’t recommend them highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Shooting Stars Nurseries at Stourbridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Shooting Stars made my first experience of childcare so easy and reassuring. They couldn't do enough for me and my daughter during the settling in periods to ensure she was happy in the environment and I was happy leaving her. The girls in the baby room are all wonderful and I am so happy with the care and attention they have provided. They always keep me updated with her daily progress and go over and above to make sure she is getting the best out of her development at nursery, as well as helping her routine at home. She is a confident and happy baby and I truly feel this nursery has helped her grow into the baby she is. It is lovely to see the bond she has with all the girls.

How likely would you be to recommend Shooting Stars Nurseries at Stourbridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Staff are caring and make huge efforts to get to know all of the children.

My children's time at the nursery is structured, there is attention to detail regarding planning and my girls are engaged in a variety of activities. Both inside and outside spaces are kept tidy and clean and are utilised daily. The use of outside agencies such as 'music bugs' and 'rugby tot's' and trips out of the nursery to the library, park and larger scale trips to farms further enhances their learning experiences.

I think pre-school 2 is set up in an excellent way as it mirrors the type of environment the children will encounter when they reach primary school. The children eat well as the menus are balanced and I am particularly impressed with the way the nursery accommodates children who are weaning. Any issues I have ever had have been dealt with professionally and quickly, though I do wish that there was some wiggle room with the nursery's medical policy.

How likely would you be to recommend Shooting Stars Nurseries at Stourbridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

I cannot praise Shooting Stars enough. They are a wonderful nursery who go out of their way for all the children in the care. The staff's dedication to the children in their care shows a true passion for their work. My daughter has come such a long way since starting. The support of the staff is incredible and they go out of their way to get to know parents too. They are all so friendly and approachable. My daughter often feels like it is an extension of our own family when we come to the nursery! A really lovely nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Shooting Stars Nurseries at Stourbridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have been sending my daughter to Shooting Stars for 2 years. She loves the nursery. Staff turnover has been very low and this has helped her to feel at home and she still loves to see her key worker from the Baby Room. The rooms that the children are in are engaging; in addition, children are taken out on walks to the park etc. There is a varied programme of activities including music bugs, 'PE' and plenty of messy play. There is a rigorous process for pick ups and gaining access to the building is via two locked doors. Parents are involved often, there are normally theme days around holidays such as Holi Festival, Chinese New Year and Easter. I really appreciate the multi cultural approach they take to this. In addition a book is filled in every day detailing food, nappy changes and sleep and what their activities were. Staff listen to your requests about routines. Overall I couldn't recommend Shooting Stars enough. They have given my daughter a brilliant start.

How likely would you be to recommend Shooting Stars Nurseries at Stourbridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

We have always found all of the staff to be great looking after our daughter and have every confidence in them providing her day to day care. Recently they have been brilliant in helping us transition from a bottle to sippy cup and supporting us moving on to solid foods and self-feeding. We have noticed a big change in her developmentally since starting nursery 4 months ago.

How likely would you be to recommend Shooting Stars Nurseries at Stourbridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My daughter started at Shooting Stars when she was 9 months old, she loves it. All the staff are wonderful with her. The facilities provide her with safe and innovative play indoors and out. Meals are planned in advance giving you chance to review anything you have not yet tried them they were always accommodating with any dietary requests. Both her cousins have attended over the past five years and standards have remained high throughout.

How likely would you be to recommend Shooting Stars Nurseries at Stourbridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My 2 sons attend the nursery and love being there. Lovely and friendly staff who give great feedback from the day the boys have had. They are always doing new activities to inspire young minds.
Staff have such a lovely bond with the children and I know that if my boys ever needed a cuddle when I'm not there that they would happily go to their key workers.
Great food menus and we know the children are eating healthy meals and snacks through the day.

How likely would you be to recommend Shooting Stars Nurseries at Stourbridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My three sons have each attended shooting stars and my little one still does. This nursery is absolutely fantastic. I have nothing but praise for the wonderful caring staff who work there. My boy has such fun every day he attends and we receive daily feedback regarding the activities which have been offered. The staff are friendly and warm and the manager and deputy are both great. Thank you for all your hard work. This is an excellent nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Shooting Stars Nurseries at Stourbridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Both my girls have attended Shooting Stars in Stourbridge so I have had direct contact with the nursery now for nearly 6 years. It is a lovely setting that I would highly recommend to local parents. They provide a warm, caring environment for the children in their care whilst giving them numerous varied learning opportunities through play. They work on a positive reinforcement and modelling good behaviour which is a must for me when looking for a setting for my children. The facilities and equipment available to the children are lovely. The staff are informative and welcoming and you can see they really care for the children throughout the nursery. I highly recommend Shooting Stars as somewhere you can leave your children and know they are in safe hands and the food is yummy :-)

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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