Our Team

Nicola Stubbs, Nursery Manager

Nicola Stubbs

Nicola holds a BA(hons) degree in children’s care, learning and development and has worked in childcare for over 10 years. She Originally qualified as a nurse and served 7 years in the armed forces as a nurse from 1991-1997. Nicola worked as an Instructor of a school nursery setting for 2 years prior to taking on the post of Nursery Manager of Shining Stars day care in December 2018.

Shining Stars Nursery, Leiston, Suffolk

Alpha Nurseries re-opened the Shining Stars in December 2018. Shining Stars is conveniently situated next to Leiston Children Centre.

Our nurturing ‘home from home’ environment is carefully designed to encourage children to learn independently in a safe, secure environment that promotes equality and values diversity. We have an experienced and skilled staff team. Healthy home cooked meals are provided using fresh ingredients to promote a healthy balanced diet.

We provide a range of fun activities, resources, and experiences to meet children’s individual needs and interests. Children have the opportunity to explore our outdoor area all year round and take part in physical activity, being adventurous in safety.

Price List — December 2018

Sessions 0-2 year olds 2-5 year olds
Full day 8am to 6pm £40.00 £36.00
Half Day 8am to 1pm / 1pm to 6pm £22.00 £20.00
9am to 3pm £27.00 £24.00
Early Start 7.30-8am £3.00 £3.00
Additional Hours £5.00 £5.00

Prices included all snacks as well as nappies and wipes.

Funding sessions can happen outside of the sessions detailed above if agreed by the manager. Consumable charge for funded children is 70p per hour or £1.40 per hour including meals.

All fees are subject to change

Full place week 10%
Siblings 5% off bill
Staff 10%

We charge a registration fee of £35

We offer Free Early Education for eligible 2 year olds and all 3 and 4 year olds

All children who are 3 years old are entitled to free early education the term after they are 3 years old. They are entitled to 15 funded hours a week for 38 weeks of the year. This can be taken during school term times only or stretched out over the whole year.

Free early education for 2 year olds is offered to families meeting certain criteria, please ask for details or see “Do you need help with funding?” at the top of this page.

There is no registration charge if your child only attends for their free entitlement.