A note from Jon Higgins
“Thank you for considering Shooting Stars Nurseries in your search to find the best childcare setting for your child’s early years journey. I know from experience that feeling you get when you know a nursery is the right fit for you and your family, and it was my quest for that very feeling that inspired me to set up Shooting Stars. After feeling uneasy at the thought of leaving our then-baby son as we toured yet another nursery setting that didn’t feel right for him (or us), I decided to set up our own nursery with the support and backing of my family. Shooting Stars Stourbridge opened its doors in August 2009 with our son as the very first customer! Roll forward to 2023 (when that same son is now studying for his GCSEs!) and we have expanded our business geographically to form a small family-owned chain of 6 nurseries. We have had the privilege of sharing the early years journey with thousands of families in that time and expanded our own family with 2 more children too!
We now employ over 200 fantastic people across a range of Childcare, Management and Support roles. We respect the valuable contribution that each person makes to our team and nursery community. At Shooting Stars, ‘Everyone Matters’.
Our 5 core values remain at the heart of our daily practice, deeply embedded in everything that we do – Respect; Accountability; Passion; Integrity; Delivery. We believe in these values and they guide our behaviour, decision-making and how we communicate and interact with all people, both big and small!
Integrity helps us to build relationships based on trust and loyalty so when parents have questions, we ensure that they are answered honestly and straightforwardly. Choosing the right childcare provider is a very big decision and you’re sure to have lots of questions before deciding whether Shooting Stars feels right for your family. Please get in touch with your local setting and the Nursery Manager will be happy to help you. We look forward to welcoming you and your child to the Shooting Stars family soon.”
Who’s who at Shooting Stars
Our senior management team
Our Senior Management team is made up of 2 Area Managers Tracy Hedges and Stephanie Dickinson, Strategic Development Manager Kully Dhillon and Director Jon Higgins. Together they oversee all aspects of childcare, operations, people management, leadership, training and development at Shooting Stars Nurseries.
Our New Brand
At the end of 2022, after 13 years, Shooting Stars Nurseries had a make-over with a re-brand! The idea behind the new brand was to update our image to better reflect and communicate who we are as a company today, our pedagogy, our environments, and to help us enter a new era of Shooting Stars in 2023 with a fresh new look.
Our rebrand meant new signage for our frontages and reception areas and new uniform for our staff team! Comfy tees, smart polos and super soft hoodies and zoodies, all in a more practical and classic Navy blue with durable embroidered branding. The team couldn’t be happier with their new look!