A warm, relaxed, and homely environment for your children
I joined the Sunnybank team in 2015 and my aim is to create an environment in which the children in my care can thrive. I enjoy helping all children in my care to achieve their next steps and work their way through the developmental milestones of the EYFS and be ready for the next stage in their journey.
I am also the settings student co-ordinator. I enjoy supporting our students, giving them the experiences that they may need in order to complete work experience, college work and in preparation for their step in to the Early Years industry.
These placements are fixed and involve you choosing specific sessions and having those sessions each week. Once they are agreed, they are secured. However, should you need to alter a session then provided we have a minimum of one weeks’ notice and availability, you are welcome to change. We always endeavour to try to accommodate parents at short notice.
These placements are designed primarily for parents who work shifts and rarely have two weeks the same. They are limited and work on a first come, first served basis. These sessions are only secured once booked and hence advance booking is essential to ensure reliability.
At Sunnybank we are committed to promoting British Values. We value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all our children and families and celebrate a variety of events and occasions. We promote values in many ways; by teaching children right from wrong at an early age, by teaching and encouraging decision making and democracy, by teaching respect for each others views and values, talking about our feelings and learning about sharing and taking turns during play.
The Nursery is focused on our Mission Statement and feel this reflects British Values.
My daughter has been at sunny bank for 3 weeks, moved after her regular nursery closed suddenly . She absolute loves it , the staff are very welcoming , drop off and collection is well organised so you are very quickly in and out, I'm so pleased for Millie that we found you .
May 2017 Samantha Lewis
We moved our daughter to Sunnybank recently after a bad experience elsewhere and we absolutely love it! The staff are all so committed and caring it astounds us. They have gone above and beyond to support our little girl and are always tailoring her learning/play to what she is interested in at the time (which changes nearly every day!) She has transformed from a shy, nervous little girl who wouldn't communicate with others to a confident and clever individual! We could not be happier with the care provided and would recommend to everyone!
May 2017 Emma Knight
I had to find a new nursery at very short notice for my son and Sunnybank have been very accommodating. Although we still have a few tears at drop off time, the staff have been very supportive, finding ways to help settle my son, and put me at ease ( a stressing mum!!) and when it's time to pick him up he's always having lots of fun!
May 2017 Tamara Smart
Such a lovely nursery! My daughter loves it here and absolutely loves all the lovely people who work there! My daughter has come on leaps and bounds since starting there!
June 2017 Carrie-Anne Spencer
Last Day at Sunnybank
"A long day at the office for Ivor Struckoff, Head Ofsted Inspector and terrible toff, Looking down his list of all schools to rank, He raised an eyebrow at his next: Sunnybank. Nestled between farms the nursery lies, A dormer bungalow upon which parents rely, each school he went to appeared outstanding, but to keep his job this one needed crash-landing. In Calow a piercing scream ripped through the air, Sunnybank's Kerry threw her hands up in despair. Tip off call: there'll be a visit from the terrible toff, Ofsted's none other than Ivor Stuckoff.
Shaun pulled on the drive in a cloud of dust, rushing to Sunnybank was always a must, his silver tongued quips and loud cockney call was clearly to disguise that he fancied them all. Shepherding Harry and George in with a slip, he cocked an eyebrow: 'Darling, what's the gossip?'. George clung to his office folders generously supplied, by all Sunnybank staff where he was to reside. Elaine replied with resigned and serious tone, 'Ofsted are coming, I've just heard on the phone', 'Oh! your joking!' replied our cockney in scoff, 'What's his name? he Joked, 'Ivor Stuckoff '.
Monrose, Theresa (Cappuccino) nodded her head, 'He'll shut us all down' she sadly said. Shaun's comic face fell, unsure what he'd do, without his devoted and gorgeous Sunnybank crew. The moment rang silent, the children all froze with the thought of their favourite nursery closed. At that moment, are car pulled in the drive, there was no need to speculate who had arrived. With a brown trench-coat, he burst through the door, Ivor Struckoff, we all do abhor. His eyes peeled round at the vibrancy of the room, children's paintings pulled him out of his gloom.
He shook hands with Kerry and she stood her ground, she just hoped they were as good as last time round. 'So this is Sunnybank, is it?' He said in his tones of grey, 'Alright darlin!' said George to everyone's dismay'. Stuckoff turned to him, 'What was that dear?'. Shaun covered it over, 'can I have a word in your ear?', 'of course, tell me how it is at Sunnybank'. 'Mr Inspector, I have so many to thank:' There's Kerry, Fran, Alice and Stacey, Sarah, Elaine, Gemma and Becky, Lynn, Mel, Laura, Christine and Teresa. They've looked after my boys for seven years, they are endearing to me from their toes to their ears.
There's the sandpit, the slide and the climbing frame, even a vegetable plot the children work at in vain. They paint, they sing, learn manners and seem to have nothing but praise for their Sunnybank team. These girls know everything about my boys, from their favourite foods and colours to playtime toys. They take pictures of Harry and George in pleasure, so many memories in our hearts we can treasure. The girls are always there when we're in dire need, of a familiar face with excitement forever the creed, a special place we trust to send our two boys to lose this service would see souls destroyed.
So Mr Inspector, please know this place is so rare with trust, Help, Honesty and Unquestionable Care. It deserves Outstanding and this is the least it requires, Ill leave you to your report and hope that the rating transpires. With that, Stuckoff was in shook and dismay, 'By the way inspector, this is our youngest's last day'. Struckoff turned away and out, not wanting anyone near, as he took out his hanky to dab at his tears. A few days later the girls celebrated in style, Fran even pretended to be Miss Bond for a while.
They drank Champagne with the sure understanding, Sunnybank was, and will forever be Outstanding. We will miss you all, your love and your care, but most of all forever always being there.
Love from the Le-Baigues.
Having worked as a Nursery Nurse in a private day nursery, my expectations are high - Sunnybank does not fail to meet these. The nursery offers a warm, nurturing and home from home environment. The staff are fantastic, very friendly and caring. They offer a supportive, stimulating and fun environment. Each child's individual needs are taken into consideration and learning is provided to promote development. My children get excited about attending nursery - this tells me alot! I highly recommend Sunnybank!
Emma and Steve Kerry
Sunnybank is a fantastic Nursery. Our daughter has always enjoyed going since she was 6 months old. Our daughter goes one day a week but more often than not she requires to go more and they always accommodate. Our daughter has come on leaps and bounds since going to Nursery and we have never had any problems. The staff are always very helpful.
Justine and Shaun
September 2016 Justine and Shaun