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Ilford Branch

A Star Kids Nursery - Ilford provide hours that are flexible we are open from 7.30am to 6.00pm. The nursery offers full and part time places Monday-Friday (except bank holidays). The nursery is open for 51 weeks and closes for 1 week at Christmas.

We offer enjoyable activities for children to learn from. During our sessions, we plan individually for each child providing them with new experiences and opportunities to learn through their play. We are able to offer 15 hours universal for 2,3 and 4 year olds and 30 hours for working parents 3 and 4 year old funded spaces.

We offer two separate areas for both age groups where the children can be cared for we rotate the layout of both the main and baby areas regularly to offer a variety of activities and experiences for all the children. We also have two garden areas and believe outside play is paramount to the child’s development. We ensure all our babies and children experience outdoor play every day (weather permitted). Our outdoor area offers children lots of opportunities to develop their physical skills with bikes, cars, balancing beams and climbing frames. We also provide sand and water play daily outdoors for children to explore with.

​Baby Room: 6 months - 12 months


Babies 6 months – 12 months are cared for in these areas, the environment is set out to be peaceful and calm, we have a second room where we have set out a comfortable homely space for babies and children to rest and sleep and where bottle feeding can take place. We work closely with parents/ carers to follow all babies personal routines.

Toddler Room: 12 months - 30 months

Toddler's aged between 1 - 2 ½ years .We offer a creative area with messy activities for them to explore and experiment. We also use this area for our heuristic play session which is for the babies to explore natural sensory materials. We have a quiet corner for reading and a role play area for babies and children to explore their role play skills. We also provide a separate nappy changing facility.

Main Room: 30 months - 60 months


Our main room cares for children aged 2 ½ years – 5 years. Our main room is set out with a separate role play area where the home corner is set out daily and other role play activities will be set out weekly according to the terms planning. The main room has a construction area, understanding the world, creative area, messy play, maths area, puzzle area and a reading corner. All areas are set up daily for the children according to the weekly plans, however the nursery is set up to allow children to make their own choices and therefore most of the activities are accessible to all the children daily.  Our activities are planned according to individual children’s next steps and interests focusing on all areas and skills linked to the EYFS curriculum.​

​Breakfast and After School: 4 years - 11 years


We offer Breakfast club from 7.30am for those parents that leave for work early. Children will have breakfast supplied by us and then leave for school where a fully qualified member of staff will then walk them to their school.

We offer after school club, for parents that finish work later. Children will be collected from school by a fully qualified member of staff and then they walk to the nursery. Children will be provided with activities to do as well complete any homework they may want to do. A snack will be provided by the nursery for these children.

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