Rising Stars was established in 2012 by an experienced management team who also have another setting called Alerkids Nursery as visited by HM Queen in 2005 and previous minister David Milliband.

Arvinder Brar & Sumeet Brar are directors for Rising Stars Preschool Ltd which is a setting for age group 2 year to 5 years on High Road Leyton. Rising Stars Leyton had it’s cycled Ofsted inspection on 10th October 2016 and achieved a Good report. Then recently in 2017 Alert Kids also achieved a Good Ofsted report in it's cycled inspection. Rising Stars Romford is for children aged 3 months to 5 years and is set in beautifully new furbished building with it's own garden space. 

Mrs Sumeet Brar & Mr Arvinder Brar have considerable experience working in nurseries and have their own twin toddlers. Mrs Sumeet Brar has worked in childcare for 11 years and is a qualified NVQ level 3 Nursery Practitioner whose doing her level 5 in Management. Arvinder Brar graduated from Cardiff University with a degree in BA Accounting in 2004 and since then has worked in his family businesses in East London.

For our settings we use the self-evaluation process effectively and have training dates in the settings or meeting rooms at our Community Place Building. We ensure that staff members know the correct procedures to protect children from harm.

Our Hotel and childcare settings are rated Very Good with five stars by Food Standards Agency. Our cooks work hard and in the nursery we provide fresh healthy food.

Our Pre-school is a place where our children can explore, experiment, creates, having an imagination while learning. Rising stars Pre-schools ensures our setting is welcoming and friendly for both parents/carers and children. We support and encourage family involvement in different aspects including the development of their children and the development of the setting; we are always exploring new ways to improve ourselves and our setting. We welcome parent feedback and also take on aboard and implement their requests and suggestions. We ensure our staff are qualified, trained and are provided with the correct and up to date training to able them to deliver good practice. We aim to ensure our children are getting the required learning by following the required curriculum the early years foundation stages (EYFS). Our staff will provide all children with a broad range of educational & fun opportunities that will help each child learn to the best of his or her abilities while respecting all children will learn at different levels and speeds. We set out to develop and encourage development in all areas of the EYFS, which are;

Primes area:

Personal, social and emotional Development (PSED)

Communication and Language (C&L)

Physical Development (PD)

Specific areas:

Literacy

Mathematics

Understanding of the world

Expressive art and design

We strive to focus our two year olds on their prime’s areas of development stages. With our 3-5 years olds we focus on all 7 areas of the development stages. Our 4-5 years old we prepare and support them to be ready for school by focusing on transitions.

Parent partnership is vital part of our setting and the education process, in appreciation of this important role, parent involvement is actively pursued, encouraged and welcomed.

 

 

 

Our Aims:

Our aim is to cater the traditional childcare markets but also to do the following in our settings:

  • Promote to parents to utilize the Free Early Years Grants Scheme for childcare costs
  • Maximize the choice, independence and learning for children by delivering Early Years based Curriculum through role play, physical development, storytelling, literacy numerical skills, water sand & malleable materials, creative activities
  • Offer innovative and purposeful childcare in a relaxed, friendly environment.
  • To significantly delivery Early Years and Ofsted priorities.
  • Our vision is to help the government’s task “to help educate children from poorer backgrounds.”

We are a friendly and welcoming settings which aims to cater for the individual needs of every child in our care and ensuring we can fulfil the requirements of our parents. We aim to allow the children to reach their full potential by providing stimulating and exciting play environment. We aim to ensure every child is safe, secure and happy in our settings; we aim to involve every child and respect every child’s needs, all children will be respected, their individuality and potential will be recognised, valued and nurtured. Children will be encouraged to welcome a range of different festivals, together with the stories, celebrations and clothing they may involve as part of the diversity of life.

Mission Statement:

Our setting is committed in allowing all children to reach their full potential by providing all children the opportunity to learn through play in a safe, secure and stimulating environment. We aim to cater for all children’s individual needs in our care, nurturing each child’s uniqueness and individuality and provide a diverse, vibrant programme as they work towards common goals within the Early Years Foundation Stage

We promote educational learning skills regardless of gender, cultural background or disability. We are committed to providing positive role models for the children in our care. We aim to inspire morals and values to enable each child to continue through school with the necessary skills to promote life-long learning. We support a sense of belonging and strive to develop self-esteem through; fun, love, respect, teamwork and equality.

We believe in empowering children by offering them opportunities to make decisions and solve problems. Our goal is to encourage and develop confidence in children’s abilities establish lasting relationships with teachers and peers. By offering an engaging curriculum it is our objective that each child will develop a positive outlook towards school, a better appreciation of the world around them and acquire a lifelong love for learning during their time spent at our settings.

Staffing:

From the outset, all staff members have written job descriptions and training history files and a record of appraisals. For recruiting new staff we use reputable newspapers, websites and the local job centre to advertise for any vacancies. We ensure that all recruitment literature includes details of our equal opportunities policy and our safe recruitment procedures; including an enhanced DBS Checks, at least two independent references for each new employee. Staff members have NVQ level qualifications and are placed with training companies to progress with their qualifications.

All members of staff update us with a health questionnaire on to ensure management have a good knowledge of any changes that may require support or additional resources to aid them to carry out their day-to-day duties.

Policies & Procedures:

Our Policies and Procedures are available for parents and visitors to view at any time, in the reception area. The welfare of all children in our care is paramount. All areas and equipment are risk-assessed daily; new activities or outings are also risk-assessed prior to engagement. In-line with the statutory EYFS requirements, all staff are DBS checked and carefully selected. We have a named Safeguarding Officer and all practitioners are committed to keeping children safe, healthy and happy. Children are taught about good health, self-care and safety measures through example, stories, discussions and activities.

Complaints

Any concerns should be raised initially with your child’s Key Person. If the matter is not resolved or you would like to speak to a member of our management team, this will be arranged as quickly as possible. If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of our service, you may contact Ofsted, the regulators of early years settings, at: The National Business Unit, Ofsted, Piccadilly Gate, Store Street, Manchester, M1 2WD. Telephone number: 0300 123 1231. If you would like further information about Ofsted, you can visit their website at www.ofsted.gov.uk/parents. We aim to provide a high standard of care for the children and families we serve and it is therefore important that your voices are heard. We welcome any feedback or suggestions that may help us improve our practice and ensure you get a quality, inclusive service you can trust and rely on.

Ofsted Inspections at Rising Stars Leyton & Alert Kids Nursery

Our latest Ofsted inspections are rated Good for Rising Stars Leyton on 10th October 2016 and Alert Kids Nursery on 21st September 2017 for all the standards listed below:

1) Effectiveness of the leadership and management

2) Quality of teaching,

3) Learning and assessment,

4) Personal development, behaviour and welfare

5) Outcomes for children

Please take notes of the following comments made by Ofsted for our settings (Alert Kids & Rising Stars Preschool) and refer back to the inspection reports for more details.

Comments from Ofsted’s inspection on 10th October 2016 at Rising Stars Preschool:

1) “Leader’s self-evaluation is effective and they make use of other’s view to shape the setting’s improvement plan. For example, staff strengthened their working partnerships with other providers to support children as they moved to school.”

2) “Leaders consistently provide effective supervision and support to the staff to ensure they provide good quality care and teaching to the children. This helps children to make good progress with their learning and development in most areas.”

3) “Staff work well with parents and their children to ensure they meet their individual needs and interests. Parents speak positively about the staff, their commitment to the children’s learning, and the good progress that their children make”

4) “Staff observe, assess and plan children’s learning and development effectively in most area. They typically provide a wide range of interesting resources and activities for children to enjoy and learn.”

5) "Children develop good personal skills for their age. They learn independently and can manage small responsibilities such as tidying up.”

Comments from Ofsted’s inspection on 21st September 2017 at Alert Kids Nursery:

1) "Leaders show a strong commitment to commitment to continuous improvement. They use a range of self evaluation tools to access the quality of the provision and identify where they can raise this further. Plans for improvment are well targeted to develop the effectiveness of teaching and learning. For example, managers have introduced a new programme to enhance the teaching of literacy."

2) "Staff provide lots of natural materials, which children explore and adapt to enrich their play. For example, children used sand and soil as ingredients as they pretended to cook in their outdoor mud kitchen."

3) "Partnerships with parents are good. Parents speak highly of individual staff members and contributions they have made to their children's progress and well being. Parents say there is good exchange of information, which supports continuity in their children's care."

4) "Children make good progress from their various starting points. This includes children who have special educational needs, children who speak English as an additional language and those receiving funding. Staff use effective plans and good partnership working to help ensure children achieve all that they can." 

Vision Statement:

Our settings are a place where our children can explore, experiment, creates, having an imagination while learning. We ensure our settings are welcoming and friendly for both parents/carers and children. We support and encourage family involvement in different aspects including the development of their children and the development of the setting; we are always exploring new ways to improve ourselves and our setting.

We welcome parent feedback and also take on aboard and implement their requests and suggestions. We ensure our staff are qualified, trained and are provided with the correct and up to date training to able them to deliver good practice. We aim to ensure our children are getting the required learning by following the required curriculum the early years foundation stages (EYFS). Our staff will provide all children with a broad range of educational & fun opportunities that will help each child learn to the best of his or her abilities while respecting all children will learn at different levels and speeds. We set out to develop and encourage development in all areas of the EYFS, which are;

Primes area:
  • Personal, social and emotional Development (PSED)
  • Communication and Language (C&L)
  • Physical Development (PD)
Specific areas:
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the world
  • Expressive art and design

We strive to focus our two year olds on their prime’s areas of development stages. With our 3-5 years olds we focus on all 7 areas of the development stages. Our 4-5 years old we prepare and support them to be ready for school by focusing on transitions.

Parent partnership is vital part of our setting and the education process, in appreciation of this important role, parent involvement is actively pursued, encouraged and welcomed.

We welcome parent feedback and also take on aboard and implement their requests and suggestions. We ensure our staff are qualified, trained and are provided with the correct and up to date training to able them to deliver good practice. We aim to ensure our children are getting the required learning by following the required curriculum the early years foundation stages (EYFS).

Ofsted Inspections

Ofsted Inspections at Rising Stars Leyton Good in 2016 and Alert Kids Good in 2017

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