Little Stars Christian Preschool started in September 1996, shortly after Leamington Spa Baptist Church opened their new premises in Chandos Street in the centre of town. During the planning stage for this new building, the dreams and visions of a small number of child care professionals, to open a Christian based Preschool in the centre of town which would serve the local community to support young children learning safely through play, was born.
From a very humble start with only a handful of children and unpaid but willing volunteers, Little Stars began to shine. The inspiration for the name came from the ceiling in the sanctuary of the church – if you look upwards you can see a giant star shape!
Over the years Little Stars has grown in many ways:
- the opening hours have been extended; open five mornings a week, including four lunchtime sessions, plus three afternoon sessions.
- We try to operate at a higher staff: child ratio than required to offer quality care and education.
- There are more children; currently 44 on roll. We are often full (32) on our long days. Our Sunshines and Rainbows enjoy their time with us, playing, sharing and learning together.
We are pleased that Ofsted have recognised our strengths in the quality of childcare and the educational provision given to children in our care.
It’s great to have this feedback from Ofsted.
Our most recent inspection was in May 2018: GOOD.