Shining Stars Nursery School opened in November 2014 and is registered with CSSIW (Care and Social Services Inspectorate in Wales) and members of WPPA (Wales Pre-School Providers Association). We are a creative pre-school with lots of painting, exploring, music and fun. Children are nurtured in a well-thought out environment from which they can explore, experiment and experience new things. They learn independence, self-awareness and mutual respect. They are encouraged to express themselves through play, communication, imagination and music. Emotional Well-Being is important to us.
The nursery has a large bright activity room and we have a secure outdoor play area and garden. Staff have been handpicked for their love of children and are qualified and experienced in Early Years Education. Activities are carefully planned.
We follow the principles of the Foundation Phase and cover the seven areas of learning. English is the main language with Welsh and Chinese on offer.
|Last Updated: 13/06/2020|
- Childcare from £16.00 per morning
£14 per morning
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My youngest currently attends Shining Stars Nursery and he absolutely loves it! He is so happy going in and so happy when I collect him. I love the fact that each session there are different learning experiences to be had including sensory play, role play, maths and literacy and reading and story times. The staff are all so friendly and I feel so confident in leaving my son there knowing he is in good hands. My middle child also went to the nursery and adored being there too. He had such a great foundation at Shining Stars nursery to carry on into his school years.
I would highly recommend, the prices are very reasonable too. There is also a drop in playgroup on a Thursday which is fabulous too!
My son and my daughter have both attended Shining Stars Nursery and I could not be happier with the care they have received. All of the staff are incredibly kind and nurturing. The activities are always so imaginative and exciting for the children. What I particularly love is that a lot of what they do are things that I wouldn't necessarily be able to do (or want to do!) at home due to the mess! My daughter runs in smiling and comes home happy with lots of stories to tell. I can't praise Shau-Wei and all the staff enough.
My daughter has been going to Shining Stars since it opened, she loves it. She was attending the Thursday morning playgroup when the nursery school opened and she began to attend Tuesday and Fridays mornings. The outdoor area is lovely especially in the summer when there were sand and water pits out there for all the kids to play with. There is a little raised area which my daughter loves to use as a stage or a pirate ship whatever her imagination takes her. The staff are brilliant, especially the lady who runs it Mrs Sim who tirelessly keeps it all going, whilst she keeps thinking of new ideas to entertain and teach the children. The children are engaged from the minute they get there and they like to mix it up, baking cakes, playing with ice, lentils, teddy bear picnics, as well as season things like Christmas, Easter, Halloween. There is a lovely mix of cultures as well, this is reflected in the songs they sing, they have Mandarin, Spanish, French, Welsh and English songs. Snack time is always a healthy snack, there is nothing I can fault.
My 3 year old son has been going to Shining Stars nursery since it has started and absolutely loves it there. The staff and Mrs Sim, the lady who runs it, are very friendly, great with children, and have excellent creativity skills that keep all the children very engaged in the numerous activities that they have planned each week. It's great to see my son and the other children there have so much fun. I really love the fact that the hall is very spacious and they use the space there very well, as there's lots of different areas where the children can explore and learn! One of which is the role play area where there's a play house and each week the theme is different! Ranging from a doctor's surgery, grocer's shop, chinese restaurant, a family home with baby dolls to look after... What I find excellent is that some of the role play props are real life items, such as real vegetables, kitchenware, first aid kit items! It's great that the activities are based around different themes, such as seasons of the year, the many different festivals that we celebrate, like harvest, Christmas, St Davids day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Easter and even Chinese New Year! For their Chinese theme, they had noodles for snacks and the children could experience using chopsticks, do Chinese ribbon dancing, and even had a Chinese musical string instrument on display that they could feel! They also had a summer beach and camping theme with a real life tent and camping essentials! They created a lovely beach theme outside in their gated outdoor play area that had lots of sand and water play, which my son loved! They also use this outdoor space for bikes and trikes, hopscotch and hula hoop play, chalk drawing... All wonderful creative ideas each week! Messy play is also a big thumbs up for my son! He loves painting, and the different crafts and pictures they paint and make each week are great! The natural resources they use are just very creative! I have many crafts displayed at home which my son proudly shows any guests we have visiting us! They have many hands on activities too like baking, where the children all helped to bake a birthday cake on my son's birthday! The children also help with cutting up fruit for snack, cutting up vegetables for making soup for snack time... My son has learnt so much since he's been going to the nursery there, with the many songs they sing, and the welsh and mandarin vocabulary that they also teach the children too! At the moment the nursery runs on Tuesday's and Friday's, and they have a mother and toddler group every Thursday mornings that I also go to with my son, and even my 5 year old daughter too when she's on half term or term breaks from school! The activities they plan for the older children are just as creative and engaging! Overall, this nursery is very warm and friendly, and the staff have a wonderful passion for children, I highly recommend both the nursery and the mother and toddler group to all!
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