At Shining Stars Nursery, we are proud to support our local community and wider charities. Through cake bakes, raffles and sponsored events we work very hard to raise as much money as possible to help others!
We are very grateful to our wonderful children, their families and of course our staff for all the support and donations we receive. We would also like to thank the local businesses who continue to help us raise such fantastic amounts of money.
Kashmir Orphan Relief Trust
Since opening Shining Stars Nursery in 2016, as part of our overall commitment to educate and help children achieve successful futures, we provide sponsorship for three children with Kashmir Orphan Relief Trust (KORT). KORT are a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing hope for orphans and empowering them through education. They have a 100% donation policy which states that every penny donated goes towards the care of the children. Therefore, we are very happy that our £35 a month sponsorship per child provides welfare, food, shelter, clothing, medical care and mainstream education for the children we sponsor. The children are provided with new clothes and fresh meals just like our own children at home.
To find out more about KORT, or if you would like to get involved, please click here.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

In July 2017, we hosted a Family Fun Day to raise money for Derby Hospitals Charity. We had a bouncy castle, face painting, lots of delicious food and desserts, and various different stall holders all helping to raise money. The turnout was impressive with almost 500 people attending the event, including The Mayor and Mayoress of Derby and Derbyshire Constabulary. The weather was great, and everyone had a fantastic time. We are very pleased to have raised a total of £520 all of which was donated to Derby Hospitals Charity, specifically for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to buy sensory toys for older babies in their care.
To find out more about Derby Hospitals Charity, or to get involved, please click here.
BBC Children in need
The children came to nursery wearing their pyjamas in support of BBC Children in Need. We raised £65.10 by selling cupcakes, guessing how many sweets were in a jar, and a raffle for a chocolate cake! The children also took part in spotty activities. They painted spotty rocks, played with Pudsey playdough and made bear pictures.
To find out more about BBC Children in Need, or to get involved, please click here.
Red Nose Day
The children all came to nursery wearing red clothes and learnt about a little girl called Haja who was helped by the money donated to Comic Relief.  We took part in lots of party games and activities, and also had a cake sale and raised an amazing £65.10!
To find out more about Red Nose Day, or to get involved, please click here.