Parent’s Corner

30 HOURS
NEW 30 HOURS FREE CHILDCARE
You may be eligible for free 30 hours childcare, please use the links below for further information regarding eligibility. If you have any further questions, please see a member of the management team.

https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
https://www.blackburn.gov.uk/Pages/Free-early-education.aspx

CHILDCARE VOUCHERS
GOOD NEWS! We accept childcare vouchers at Shining Stars Nursery. If you are interested in paying your child’s fees using childcare vouchers, please inform the team during the enrolment process so that we can set this up for you.
Please find useful links below regarding childcare vouchers.

https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
https://www.blackburn.gov.uk/Pages/Free-early-education.aspx

FREE CHILDCARE FUNDING FOR 2 YEAR OLDS
Are you aware that you may be entitled to FREE 15 HOURS childcare for your 2-year-old child? If you meet any one of the eligibility requirements listed in the links below you can apply for this funding through the local council. Once you have applied and received a confirmation letter stating that you have been granted the FREE 15 HOURS funding for your child, the enrolment process is very easy. All you are required to do is complete the nursery application form and provide a copy of the funding confirmation letter/email.

https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/free-childcare-2-year-olds-benefits
https://enrol.blackburn.gov.uk/Website/default.aspx

FREE NURSERY SHUTTLE SERVICE
At Shining Stars Nursery, we are offering a FREE nursery shuttle service where your child can be collected and dropped off home by the nursery. We are very proud to be able to offer this service in all 4 of our nurseries. If you are interested in this service, please see a member of the team when enrolling your child. Please note this service is provided on a first come first serve basis and limited spaces are available. To secure your place please complete the nursery application well in advance before your child is due to start nursery to avoid any disappointments!

CHATTER CHUMS
At Shining Stars Nursery (Blackburn) we have teamed up with the local children centre, and we are currently running Chatter Chums classes, delivered at the nursery by a trained teacher from the children centre. Chatter Chums is a programme to help develop your child’s speaking and listening skills, turn taking, following instructions and rhyme time. The childcare practitioner’s will advise you if your child will benefit from this programme, likewise if you are interested in taking part please see a member of the team for further information.

Shining Stars Nursery | Preston | Blackburn | Bolton