Coronavirus Support Scheme

In order to lend a helping hand and soften the economic blow during these challenging times, we have decided to launch our very own Coronavirus Support Scheme.

Under this scheme, we will be supporting parents of children who qualify for a free funded place at nursery, through a variety of measures. Whilst we will do our best to support those we can, as best we can, we acknowledge and understand that no one can help everyone, but everyone can help someone. We hope that this package of measures will go some way towards supporting our local community.

Register your child and get £200

If your child is eligible for a free funded place at nursery, we would be delighted if you chose us! We have recently undergone a major refurbishment and perfected our amazing staff team. We are so confident that you and your child will love what we have created, that if you register your child’s place at our nursery from this term… we will give you £200!
It’s that simple.

Refer a friend and get £100

During this lockdown, we appreciate that many of you may have some extra time on your hands, and may well be keeping in touch with friends and family members more often than you normally would. We expect that some of these will be parents – parents with young children! (That’s where you come in)

We would love for you – our Parent Champions – to do what you do best and recommend us to other parents. If you do, and they register their child with us, we will give you £100 as a special thank you.

Sending new parents our way is the best possible compliment, and there is no better gift than telling others about our nursery and the great work we do. (We also think £100 is a pretty good gift!)

If you recommend our nursery to a parent who wishes to register their child, please ask them to let us know it was you who recommended them, when they register.

Free Meals For a Month!

We understand that there will be a number of parents who will have been affected as a result of the Coronavirus crisis and have therefore decided that as a local business, we would like to offer our support to parents who may have been financially impacted during this time. For this reason, we will be offering our children 200 free meals, once we re-open our nursery! This will be in the form of our ‘Free Meals For a Month’ scheme. The scheme allows for 10 parents to claim a month’s free meals for their child, during their first month back at nursery. We hope that this will help to support you as we come out of this, and you find your feet once again.

If you feel you have been financially impacted as a result of this difficult and challenging situation and would benefit from this help, please send an email to info@shiningstarsderby.co.uk with the subject heading: “Free Meals For a Month”.

Please be assured that this scheme will be operated under strict confidentiality, and we will not be sharing the details of which parents are receiving this support. We hope you understand, and trust that we will confidentially offer this support to those who need it most.

Weekly Giveaway

We understand that being in lockdown can be incredibly frustrating and (let’s face it) boring; particularly when you have young children to entertain. For this reason, we have decided to launch a weekly giveaway where we will be giving away gift vouchers and prizes, to keep you all safely entertained within the comfort of your own home. We may even have some edible treats to give away for the foodies!

The giveaway will take place every Friday evening and we will start the promotion on Friday 17th April 2020.

To enter the draw all you have to do is share our ‘Giveaway Post’ that we will upload to Facebook weekly, and comment the word ‘shared’ on the post. The post will be pinned to the top of our Facebook page for the week, so that you can find it easily. All those who have shared the post, and commented, during that week will be entered into a draw and the winner picked at random – every Friday. Once the draw has been made, the process starts again with a new post, and we begin a fresh week!

Please note – in order to ensure that our support is more sharply focussed to our local community; this promotion is limited to those who live within a 5 mile radius of our nursery.

Winners will be notified by Facebook message. You may need to provide us with delivery details for some items. Alternatively, we may need to provide you with a secret code for some items!

We hope you enjoy this promotion and look forward to sending you some prizes!

Some of the prizes for the coming weeks are listed below

  • £15 Chilli Flames voucher
  • £15 Anoki Express voucher
  • ZEST food delivery voucher
  • Bluebell Dairy voucher
  • Paddling pool
  • Story books
  • Colouring books

Terms and conditions:

  1. This support is available to all parents whose child does not currently attend Shining Stars Nursery, or has not already registered for a place for the summer term.
  2. Your child must be eligible for a funded place from the summer term (20th April 2020).
  3. If you have a letter from the council confirming your child is eligible for a funded place, we will need to see a copy of this. If you do not have a letter, but believe your child is eligible for a funded place, you will need to contact us to confirm eligibility.
  4. If your child is in receipt of extended entitlement (30 hours of funded care) you must register a minimum of 15 of these hours with our setting, in order to qualify for this support.
  5. Should your child be currently attending a different setting, you will need to give the appropriate notice to them before leaving. We will need to see evidence that this notice has been given.
  6. You must sign and complete a FEEE Parental contract and a Shining Stars Nursery registration form in order to complete registration.
  7. By registering your child at our setting, you confirm that although our setting is currently closed under government guidance, if this guidance was to change and your child could attend - they would do so.
  8. You will need to provide us with details of a valid UK bank account, in order to receive your payment.
  9. Payment will be made within 3 working days of your child successfully registering at our nursery.
  10. Employees of Shining Stars Nursery will not be eligible.
  11. Existing parents whose child is currently registered at Shining Stars nursery will not be eligible.
  12. This support will be brought to a close once the allocated 20 places have been filled.
  13. The nursery reserves the right, at our discretion, to end this support without notice at any time; or to disqualify an individual from being eligible.

Terms and conditions:

  1. The recommending parent - this scheme is available to all parents whose child currently attends, or has previously attended, Shining Stars Nursery; or has already registered for a place for the summer term.
  2. You can only recommend parents whose child is not currently registered at Shining Stars nursery; or has already registered for a place for the summer term.
  3. The child registering must be eligible for a funded place from the summer term, and must register to attend for a minimum of 15 hours per week.
  4. The child registering cannot already be attending our nursery.
  5. You will need to provide us with details of a valid UK bank account, in order to receive your payment.
  6. Payment will be made within 3 working days of the child successfully registering at our nursery.
  7. There is no limit on the number of parents you can refer.
  8. If a referral has been made, the recommending parent's name must be given at the time of registration.
  9. The nursery reserves the right, at our discretion, to end this scheme without notice at any time; or to disqualify an individual from being eligible.