Shining Stars Nursery, Leiston, Suffolk
Shining Stars Nursery, Leiston, Suffolk
Shining Stars Nursery, Leiston, Suffolk

Shining Stars Nursery is an Alliance childcare service located in Leiston, Suffolk. They offer 49 Ofsted-registered places and are assessed as 'Good' by Ofsted (April 2016). The committed, friendly and well-qualified nursery team provides high quality care and learning opportunities for children aged between 3 months to 8 years. They follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) with a focus on learning through play and actively encourage parents to become involved in the life of the nursery.

The nursery is open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday, 51 weeks of the year, excluding bank holidays and three staff training days a year.

Shining Stars Nursery offers:

-Funded childcare for qualifying two year olds and all three and four year olds
-School holiday play schemes
-Safe, friendly and fun place for you and your child
-Learning through indoor and outdoor play activities
-A well-qualified, kind and caring team
-A dedicated person to give focused support to your child

Group: Pre-school Learning Alliance

Person in charge: Samantha Joyce (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Suffolk County Council

Number of Staff: 12

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Registered Charity Number: 1096526

Total Places for Children: 49

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 9 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas. We also have 3 PD Days per year.

Fees Guide: Ranging from £44-£38.50 for 8am to 6pm for children aged 0-5 years

Admission Information: None


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Staff Profiles


Samantha Joyce

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2017


Qualification: Level 3


Terri Barker

Job Title: Deputy Manager/Pre-School Room Lead

Joined: 2017


Qualification: (BA Hons) Early Childhood Studies with Practitioner Options


Daisy Drew

Job Title: Toddler Room Lead

Joined: 2017


Qualification: Level 3


Adrianna Ruffles

Job Title: Pre-School Practitioner

Joined: 2016


Qualification: Level 3


Jasmine Whiting

Job Title: Baby Room Practitioner

Joined: 2012


Qualification: Level 3

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Helen Miller

Job Title: Toddler Room Practitioner

Joined: 2017


Qualification: Level 3

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Charlotte Blake

Job Title: Toddler Room Practitioner

Joined: 2015


Qualification: Level 3


Jenny Latimer-Hicks

Job Title: Practitioner

Joined: 2013


Qualification: Level 3

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Ann Welton

Job Title: Bank Staff/Hygiene Operative

Joined: 1993


Qualification: Level 2


Louisa Reade

Job Title: Apprentice

Joined: 2017


Qualification: Working towards Level 3