Welcome to Shooting Stars Nursery, Gloucester
We understand that choosing a nursery for you child can be a very difficult and important decision so please call or email us if you have any questions. We would be delighted to talk to you about the care we provide here at Shooting Stars and can arrange a visit at a time to suit you so you can explore our setting during a normal nursery day. Please also check our news page and Facebook for planned Open Days.
Our Gloucester nursery, which opened in 2013, is located on Stroud Road close to Gloucester town centre and just a short distance from the motorway. The original building has been refurbished and maintained to a high standard to create light, warm and nurturing environments in which your child will feel both at ease and inspired. The proximity of the town centre amenities and local park provides opportunities for educational and enjoyable planned outings to enrich the learning experience of the children.
Shooting Stars Nursery Gloucester has an established staff team caring for children aged from 3 months to 5 years. The nursery has bright spacious rooms in which the children can learn and develop. Each room has qualified and dedicated staff, who specialise in each age group to ensure that each child reaches their full potential. We encourage and support all staff to advance their professional qualifications to the fullest extent. All meals are produced by our cook onsite and our menus are reviewed regularly to provide a healthy and balanced diet that the children enjoy.
At Shooting Stars, we recognise the importance of working in partnership with parents and we are committed to meeting the needs of the children by consulting with parents and carers on a regular basis. Our management and staff team have an ‘open door policy’ and so encourage you to talk to us whenever you would like to about your child’s needs, progress and development. We also love to hear about what your child has been interested in at home so we can ensure continuity of care when at nursery.
Inside the Nursery
The nursery offers 76 child places split between six base rooms, each specifically designed for babies, pre-toddlers, toddlers and pre-school. Each room has been thoughtfully designed for a particular age group and is well-equipped to a very high standard with stimulating, educational resources, toys and games and a range of small and large equipment to encourage relevant physical development.
The nursery building is highly physically secure and covered by high definition CCTV, including ‘Parentcam’, which enables parents encrypted secure access to on-line visibility of your child during attendance hours for your complete peace of mind. Parents are limited to view only rooms their child is using during their booked sessions.
There is a large secure outdoor space, which has been carefully planned to ensure the children are able to access challenging, open-ended, first hand opportunities that are both safe and enjoyable!
All children at Shooting Stars are given the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors in all weathers. The secure garden to the rear offers the children both open space and a variety of activities for busy hands and feet. There are grass and paved areas for active play and trikes, a mud kitchen and sand pit for messy and creative play, boulders and structures for climbing and an allotment area for digging and planting. The decked area is a firm favourite that provides a stage for children to express and enjoy themselves with their friends in imaginative activities and role play. Our outdoor equipment offers the children inspiration for a plethora of creative and fun games and activities.
Ample onsite parking is provided to the front of the building for your convenience when dropping off and collecting your child.
Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to arrange a visit. We would be delighted to show you around Shooting Stars Gloucester!
At Shooting Stars we maintain the highest levels of security with CCTV in all rooms including a ‘Parentcam’ CCTV system giving you secure on-line visibility of your child at any time for total peace of mind.
Monday to Friday – 7.30am – 6pm
6.30pm collection is available at an additional fee
We are open all year round with the exception of Bank Holidays
To help towards the cost of childcare, we are pleased to accept Childcare Vouchers/Tax Free Childcare and government funded hours. Please speak to the local nursery manager when booking to put the arrangements in place.
6 Base Rooms
Each thoughtfully designed with a range of age-appropriate equipment, resources and toys
All qualified staff complete Paediatric First Aid Training and a Food Hygiene Certification
Electronic learning journey format that parents can contribute to
Large Secure Outdoor Space
Offering the children both open space and a variety of activities for busy hands and feet
Healthy Nutritious Meals
Our delicious meals and snacks are freshly prepared daily by our onsite cook
For your convenience when dropping off and collecting your child.
What Parents Say
“The staff are all very professional, caring and take a genuine interest in the children's well-being. They have provided fantastic support and encouragement through all the different development stages.“
“Friendly thoughtful staff. Lovely outdoor area and bright rooms. A nursery with a "family" vibe about it.“
“The home cooked food and menus are excellent ensuring the children get a healthy, varied diet. The nursery has a fantastic family feel and somewhere I am very happy for my little boy to spend time.“