Welcome to Shining Stars Childminding

We are husband and wife team, Jane and Neil Kay.  I (Jane Kay) have been an Ofsted Registered Childminder for 9 years and my husband Neil Kay (Neil registered in August 2015) is also a fully qualified teacher of 8 years. I am 48 years old (Neil is 46) and we are Mummy and Daddy to George aged 10 years and twins Harry and Joseph aged 7 years.  We both love working with children and aim to offer a warm, caring, safe and fun environment where children can play, explore and learn/develop to their full potential.

We live in Saxilby and have 2 large playrooms, kitchen, bathroom and large garden, all of which are equipped with a wide range of toys and resources. We also have a large undercover play area for all-weather outdoor play.

We look after children aged 3 months upwards and like all nurseries and pre-schools we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS) for all children until they attend primary school. (See our EYFS link above for more details).  We offer lots of fun activities and learning opportunities including messy/sensory play, music sessions (Neil is a musician and plays a range of instruments), dressing up, role play, books and lots more!  We also have a large range of toys/resources and activities for older children who attend before/after school and during school holidays.


FREE 30 hours early years Childcare places for 3 and 4 year olds**

FREE 15 hours early years Childcare places for 2 year olds♦

  • £3.75 per hour per child
  • £3.50 per hour for siblings

** All children are entitled to a free early years place at the start of the school term following their 3rd birthday.

♦ Certain eligibility criteria applies. Free early years places for 2 year olds commence at the start of the school term following their 2nd birthday.

Please contact us for further details.

You are very welcome to make an appointment and meet our family and home/setting at a time to suit you (please find our contact details on our contacts page).

We have both completed Paediatric First Aid training and continually undergo training courses in line with our continual professional development.

We are both members of the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY).

Please take some time to explore our pages and see what we have to offer. If you prefer to chat or email , please visit our contact page for more information.

We are available to pickup / drop off to local nurseries, pre-schools and schools.