Little Stars Pre-School Group

New Bentley Neighbourhood, Resource Centre, 1st Floor, Christchurch Avenue, Wealdstone, Harrow HA3 5BD

Little Stars Pre-school follows a key worker approach which safeguards the individual development of each child, within a happy and stimulating atmosphere.

Staff are experienced in helping children pick up the skills they will need for full-time education, including all key areas of the EYFS, social and emotional development, imagination and creativity, communication, language and numeracy.

The early years team have recognised qualifications and feel passionate that all children deserve the best childcare.

Owner: Darshika Rajendera

Person in charge: Shalini Amlani (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Harrow Council

Number of Staff: 6

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

Total Places for Children: 50

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Admission Information: Please book appointments to view the setting as we are a busy nursery and contact via website or e-mail for registrations

Languages Spoken (other than English): Gujarati, Hindi, Sinhala, Sinhalese, Tamil

Visiting:

Please book appointments to view the setting as they are a busy nursery, contact them via website or e-mail for registrations

Overview

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for Little Stars Pre-School Group is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 9 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Little Stars Pre-School Group in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 out of 5 from 8 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 4.792 for Little Stars Pre-School Group is calculated as follows: ( (85 Excellents x 5) + (20 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 106 Ratings = 4.792

  • 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 4.8 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Little Stars Pre-School Group is based on 8 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 10 positive Reviews (50 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 10 Target = 0.800

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

9.6 Little Stars Pre-School Group has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.592)

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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Little Stars Pre-School Group?

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Reviewer Connection to Little Stars Pre-School Group

  • Mother of Child
    7
  • Father of Child
    2

I am extremely pleased with this nursery as they have a lot of flexible options in their timings that suit me as a parent.The staff are extremely helpful and courteous and seem to have a knack of settling in children very quickly. I have personal experience of the person in charge who is very firm and straightforward in her dealings especially with parents like me, BUT is extremely loving when it comes to children. A great communicator.

The experience can be seen from the parents' meetings and the progress reports of my child.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Stars Pre-School Group? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

When my son started at the nursery for the first time, he didn't speak in English at all but now he has started to understand almost everything and is happy to spend his time with staff and other children. I'm really happy with all staff from here and I don't have anything to complain about. Every day is getting better and better and this is making me happy. Thank you for everything and what you are doing. Very good job.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Stars Pre-School Group? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I'm very happy with all of the staff and the setting.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Stars Pre-School Group? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

When my daughter started at the nursery a year and a half ago she could not even speak a word of English, now she understands everything and talks a lot. She loves her teachers, she loves to go to the nursery every day, and she is talking so much about her friends there. I am impressed that she is eating her food, even if I cook something that she will not eat at home, because she is watching all the kids eating she wants to finish as well. Very organised, I am very happy with my daughter's progress.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Stars Pre-School Group? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My daughter has made tremendous progress since joining Little Stars Pre-School.

This is a wonderful setting with friendly staff and managers. My daughter has settled in so well and that is thanks to Little Stars who her feel so welcome and supported here.

I look forward to seeing what additional progress she makes in her time here.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Stars Pre-School Group? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My son attends Little Stars Pre-school as well as my eldest daughter. I am very happy with both children's development, especially my son. He has started making friends, and tries to be independent. He is always very happy and excited to go to Pre-school. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Stars Pre-School Group? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My child is extremely happy after joining the nursery. He has started conversing more with other children and I can see him being more confident. The way of learning is actually very good and support the child in a way to build his self-confidence.

Being a parent I am satisfied to see my child progressing. Also, the staff are very helpful. Their opinions and suggestions are good with helping my child to progress in his development.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Stars Pre-School Group? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I find that this nursery is one of the best I found having children and using nurseries before, I am delighted I found this one.

The staff are not only friendly but professionals dedicated to improving your child development and nourishing them with knowledge, love and affection.

My child has blossomed in the time that he has joined the nursery. He is happy and I have noticed that he is more confident, his vocabulary has expanded and overall a great improvement.

One of the carers and the manager is responsible for this with the care and attention to my son and to the rest of the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Stars Pre-School Group? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter is going to this nursery for almost 1 year now. I am 100% satisfied parent. The management and staff are very professional and supportive.

It's not like other Commercial nurseries, here it's like family and you don't worry too much. Their staff pay 1-1 attention to the each individual kid...Lovely environment...Very clean...I am glad that we have chosen this specific nursery for our bright daughter future....THANK YOU TO LITTLE STARS PRE SCHOOL "MADAM MANAGER" and rest of the staff?????

How likely would you be to recommend Little Stars Pre-School Group? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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Staff Profiles

DARSHIKA

DARSHIKA RAJENDERA

Job Title: Owner/Manager

Joined: 2015

Description:

I am the owner and the setting manager at Little Stars Pre-school working alongside Shalini Amlani. I overlook the overall running of the Pre-school and deployment of staff for children under our care and ensuring all policies and procedures are met in accordance with standards of EYFS. I have also worked with age groups ranging from birth to 8 years, and gained experience with children requiring special educational needs. I have developed my childcare experience over 11 years within the settings of Nurseries, Montessori and Childminding and have come to understand the expectations of children, parents and carers in delivering a service of high standards. In 2016 I completed my foundation degree to become qualified in level 5 as a Deputy Manager and In January 2017 I have taken the responsibility of Manager's role. As an owner and manager, I am passionate about the contribution I am making towards the healthy development of children to give them a strong start to their future. I am motivated in childcare by knowing that it is an environment that encourages the sharing of experiences, strong values, and partnering with parents to get children to use their imaginative minds, which speak to my strengths in creativity and interests in playing music, painting, computing, and other creative activities.

SHALINI

SHALINI AMLANI

Job Title: Manager

Joined: 2017

Description:

I am Shalini Amlani, Having gone through the early years system from volunteer to now manager in the last 7 years, I believed that I have gained requisite experience to move up in my career as a setting manager at Little Stars Pre-school working alongside Darshika Rajendera. I have completed the FdA in Early Years to Level 5 and am trained in all areas of childcare. I am responsible for the overall running of the pre-school. I assist owner not only in adapting to new policies and procedures but also in the areas of curriculum planning, development and execution. I liaise with external agencies, team of professionals, inspections by providing key documentation in action points arising. I also believe that my experience as Operations Manager in my previous role holds me in good stead in all commercial aspect of running a childcare setting. I am very energetic and believe in outdoor plays and short trips with children. Apart from that I a team player and believe in team work. In my spare time I am a good cook and bring my interest to life with children in my setting during cooking activities.

DEVISHNA

DEVISHNA MAHARAJ

Job Title: CHILDCARE PRACTITIONER

Joined: 2016

Description:

Devishna has been with Little Stars Preschool for over 1 year and as a key worker. Her strengths are creativity and building positive relationships with children, parents and staff and also support children with any senco and promote positive behaviour and bring the best out of children. Devishna's main role also
revolves around teaching the children good discipline and instilling confidence in them so they are able to approach her easily as a mother figure and speak to her about their needs.

RUCHIKA

RUCHIKA SHAH

Job Title: CHILDCARE TRAINEE PRACTITIONER

Joined: 2017

Description:

Ruchika joined Little Stars Preschool in 2017 and is a key worker for children aged two years. Her strength lies in settling young children when they join the setting in the smooth running of the Pre-School. Young children connect to Ruchika easily especially
with any emotional behaviour and she is able to support and encourage them to be self-confident. She also supports in building them physically by providing right resources and get
little ones to engage in communication more freely. Ruchika likes to listen to music and spend time with her own children.