What we do

We promote positive behaviour by praising and encouragement and being attentive to the needs of the children

Star Kids Day Nursery, Pre-school and Out of School Club is an independent day nursery, pre-school and out of school club, registered with OFSTED and run from a central Dartford location. We provide high quality childcare before and after school and during all school holidays including inset days, for children aged

four to eleven years and we provide a safe, secure, welcoming and happy environment for the children.

We offer a happy, safe, stable and stimulating environment in which the children can develop to their full potential and parents/carers can feel confident leaving their children in our care.

Our ethos is to offer children freedom of choice in a structured setting. We also aim to promote community involvement and awareness, to support education and development and to create confidence and good relationships between staff, parents, children and the community.



The parents love our service, and the one-to-one attention we provide for the their children.


The nursery works with parents-to-be, parents, carers and children to promote the physical, intellectual and social development of babies and young children through the National Sure Start objectives by improving social and emotional development, improving health and improving children’s ability to learn.


Through the provision of a structured environment using good quality equipment as well as creative and caring staff, we endeavour to ensure that your child’s needs are met. Observations will be made of your child during play and social times, to build up a picture of his/her needs and interests. This knowledge will be used to inform our activity planning, to ensure that we are meeting the needs of all children.


The nursery caters for children’s individual needs for rest and quiet activities during the day. Cots are provided for babies, and rest mats are available for toddlers at rest and sleep times.  Encouraging older toddlers to sleep on rest mats helps them to develop an understanding of the sleep time routine and supports parents and carers working towards a good bed time routine and sleeping in a bed at home.


Our After School Club runs every afternoon during the school term (excluding bank holidays). The children are collected from their schools by members of staff, who are clearly identifiable in our uniform and ID badges. Our Afterschool club starts from 3.00pm to 6.00pm.

Children are taken to the Club on our minibuses. For more detailed information regarding our transport procedure please read the Arrivals and Departures document in our Star Kids policies. When the children arrive at the club setting, they are offered a light tea, before participating in any of the various activities on offer.

Regular pastimes include computers, arts and crafts, sports, board games, drama, sewing, baking, music and dance. A quiet area is provided for those children who wish to make a start on their homework or relax and read a book.

High quality care

We offer a happy, safe, stable and stimulating environment in which the children can develop to their full potential and parents/carers can feel confident leaving their children in our care.

Educational games

We aim to make you child’s experience as fun as possible whilst still being educated.


Star Kids opens at 7.00 am, children are offered a light breakfast with the choice of cereal, muffin, crumpet or toast with fruit and a drink.


Set in the heart of Dartford Town Centre, we provide a safe, caring, happy and stimulating environment in which children can fulfil their potential and grow in confidence.

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring.

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