About Us

In June 2015 We had our OFSTED inspection and have been awarded Good in all areas. A big thank you and well done to all our staff team for your dedication and hard work and to our wonderful parents and carers for your support. As OFSTED quoted


Your child may be eligible for 15 hours FREE per week , starting the term after they turn 2. There is a strict eligibility criteria:-

In order to apply your family MUST be in receipt of one of the following benefits:
  • Child Tax Credit ONLY
  • Income below £16,190
  • Income Support Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
  • The Immigration & Asylum Act 1999

Call the free childcare phone line on 01670 623592 to confirm eligibility or apply online at www.northumberland.gov.uk.

Your health visitor or local sure start will also be able to help you.

Holiday Dates


Little Star is only closed on closed bank holidays and two weeks over Christmas:

  • August Bank Holiday
  • Christmas Shut down Friday 22nd December 2017 and reopen Monday 8th January 2018
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • May Day
  • Spring Bank Holiday
  • August Bank Holiday

For a full list of the school holiday dates please click here.

May we remind you that if your child is sick or has diarrhoea, they should be kept off Nursery until 48 hours has elapsed. Please remember to give us a ring if your child is not coming in. We often go 'out' and 'about' and if we know your child is not coming in, it greatly helps with our planning.

Child Care Vouchers/Tax Credit


Does your employer offer Child Care Vouchers? We accept Computershare (formerly Busy Bee) and other childcare vouchers.

Childcare Vouchers allow £243 of your monthly salary to be exempt from tax and NICs towards our fees (and both parents can claim) so if yor employer doesn't have a scheme ask why. Working Tax credits may also be available.

You can get more information from either follow this link or for free advice on tax benefits phone Childcare Link on 0800 023 4440.