About Sunnybank

Named Practitioners

At Sunnybank, we have a number of practitioners who have other roles above and beyond Early Years Practitioners. These involve extra duties to support the children and families coming through our Nursery to the best standards.

Please see below a full list of our current named practitioners: 

Senior DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead) – Alice Allen – Deputy Manager

Deputy DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead)  – Gemma Radford – Officer in Charge

DSL’s (Designated Safeguarding Lead) – Larissa Wilson – Claire Buxton – Team Leaders

Health & Safety – Christine Law – Manager

Curriculum Co-ordinator – Alice Allen – Deputy Manager

Fire Safety – Christine Law –  Manager

First Aiders – Christine Law – Manager-

Alice Allen – Deputy Manager, Gemma Radford  - Office in Charge, Claire Buxton – Team Leader, Larissa Wilson – Team Leader

Social Media Co-Ordinator – Christine Law – Manager – Alice Allen – Deputy Manager – Emma Allen – Practitioner – Claire Buxton – Team Leader

First Aid Co-Ordinator – Georgia Bellfield - Practitioner

2 year check Co-Ordinator – Gemma Radford – Officer in Charge

Behaviour Management – Larissa Wilson

 SENDCO – Larissa Wilson – Team Leader

Deputy SENDCO’s – Alice Allen – Deputy Manager – Emma Allen - Practitioner

EMCO – Christine Law – Manager – Larissa Wilson – Team Leader

ELLP – Christine Law – Manager – Larissa Wilson – Team Leader

Student Co-Ordinator – Claire Buxton – Team Leader

PANCo – Larissa Wilson – Team Leader

Home Learning and Parent Partnership Co-Ordinator – Iona Turner – Practitioner

Maths and Literacy Co-Ordinator – Taylor Coughlan – Practitioner

Deputy Maths and Literacy Co-Ordinator – Louise Barker - Practitioner

Placement Information

2, 3 and 4 year free places are now available

If you are interested in a place within our nursery, download our Brochure and Terms & Conditions below.

Free 2, 3 and 4 year sessions are available

If you have been to look around and decided that you would like to take up a place within the nursery, please download the admission form below . When completed return your form to the nursery with your agreed deposit to secure your place.


Our Menu Plans
The Nursery offers a variety of foods at breakfast, lunch and tea and also healthy snacks throughout the day. All menus have been uploaded onto this page in advance for you to view.  The menu's run on a  2 weekly basis, ensuring a variety of foods are on offer to the children.  We also have a selection of Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter menu's as well to meet the needs of the children. The Nursery has an on site cook, who prepares all the meals on the day.  Not only are our meals healthy, but include exciting new tastes and ideas for the children to enjoy. We try to be as sustainable as possible at Nursery by growing our own fruits and vegetables in our garden area!

Please see the link below for this weeks Menu.

Useful Links - Please see below

4Children have produced a really useful guide for parents (and a great summary of the EYFS Development Matters document) to help explain in simple terms what to expect during these vitally important first years and how you can help a child.

Please see the link below for more information regarding the 'Early Years Foundation Stage'.  If you require any more information or would like to understand how you can help you child with their learning and development then please speak to a member of the staff team.  We would be more than happy to help.


Please see the link below to access our latest Ofsted Report.  There are copies of our report located around the nursery for Parents and Visitors to view.  If you have any questions regarding our last Ofsted Inspection then please speak to a member of the staff team.

Thank you.


Please could you spare five minutes on the link below to recommend us on Day Nurseries.co.uk.  The questions take just a few minutes to answer and would be very much appreciated.  Once you have logged onto the site, you can locate us by typing in Sunnybank Day Nursery.

If you need help or guidance on making a recommendation, then please speak to a member of the nursery team.

Thank you.


KidsHealth is the #1 most visited website for children's health, development and behaviour from before birth through to the teen years.  They have four sites in one with sections for parents, kids, teens and for educators.

KidsHealth also provides families with perspective, advice and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional and behavioural issues that effect children and teens.

Please click on the Link below to find out more.


FYI - KidsHealth cannot take the place of an in-person visit with a doctor, who can perform examinations and answer questions.