Little Stars Nursery and Preschool is conveniently situated onsite at STFC in Harwell.
Our dedicated and professional staff team offer you a warm and friendly environment in which your child’s learning journey is both educational and fun. Extracurricular activities include our Forest School, Growing Scientists, Tiny Tigers and Tatty Bumpkins improving life skills and learning development.
Our staff's ongoing training and enthusiasm secured us an Outstanding in our most recent Ofsted Inspection.
We provide all meals which are nutritionally balanced, using fresh ingredients and prepared by our own chef onsite.
Below is an example of a typical day
Where possible we look to offer flexible booking patterns and a range of funding options, including the government's 30 hours funded childcare* provision. To request pricing and availability, please request a call back by clicking the button below.
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I am Claire Sellwood, (Centre Manager) and I started at Little Stars Didcot in July 1998 as a Nursery Nurse in our 2-3’s and Preschool rooms, before becoming Deputy Manager in 2000. I was promoted to Centre Manager in March 2004, and currently have a dedicated staff team of 24. Through my time at Little Stars I have supported STFC to transition to a 56 place nursery and then again in August 2009 to open a 63 place nursery.
My qualifications include City and Guilds Certificate in Family and Community Care, Ed Excel National Diploma in Early Childhood Studies, NVQ level 3 in Customer service, and The Early Years Foundation degree through the Open University. I am a mother to my daughter Lily born in September 2014 and I can be found in the nursery Monday to Thursday.
Mary has a BTEC National Diploma in Childhood Studies and has worked in the nursery since January 2007. Mary has 18 years childcare experience and also has two children of her own named Lewis and Neve. Mary works from Tuesday to Friday and covers staff absences Tuesdays and Wednesdays and is office based on Thursday and Friday. She recently stepped up to Acting Manager from December 2014- September 2015 to cover Claire’s maternity leave.
Hannah has a BTEC National Diploma in Childhood Studies and has worked in the baby room at Little Stars since July 2000. She started as a Nursery Nurse in the baby room and has worked her way up to Room Leader. Hannah also has experience as Deputy Manager, and steps up when required.
The Bright Horizons passion and enthusiasm for providing high-quality care isn’t just common knowledge within our own business – we’ve also gained some impressive accolades from external sources for excellence as both a childcare provider, and as an employer. We are the only childcare company to have been listed for the last 11 years as one of the country’s top 50 “Great Places to Work” by the Great Place to Work Institute.