Sunninghill Day Nursery is located in a former chapel, which has been converted and equipped specifically as an extended day care nursery. Within each room we cater for sleep, quiet, noisy, messy and learning activities and a major feature is an exciting multi-level soft play area.
There are also plenty of opportunities for the children to be taken on walks and trips to local amenities.
Rachael Bennett - Manager
Rachael is NVQ level 3 qualified and has been in childcare for 12 years; she has worked her way up to management from a trainee and has had various experiences throughout childcare and worked in a range of settings with a variety of children. Rachel is hoping to study her NVQ level 4 with Countryside Nurseries.
What Rachael says about her nursery...
“I think my nursery is unique as we passionately believe in working together in partnership with parents starting from our home visits to our Parent to Nursery Days. We strive to build great relationships between parents, children and key carers and we do this by having a paired and shared key carer system in place. We provide many opportunities for the children to experience their local community by going on lots of walks to the shops to buy cooking ingredients, to the post office to post letter or to the park and to see the trains”.
Our baby and toddler 1 room can accommodate 18 children. We have a messy area where the children explore many sensory activities, such as painting, crazy soap and gloop, all activities are fully supervised by the staff. The children also use this area to eat and we believe meal times are a great way for children to interact with both staff and peers, even at a young age, so all our seats are at table level and the children can sit round with the supervision and interaction of their key carers.
Our pre-school and toddler 2 can also take 18 children and this room benefits from a multi level play gym that offers fantastic physical development come rain or shine. The children are given opportunities to learn through play and they make the most of our free flow structure, giving them free choice at all times and allowing staff to plan for the children's individual learning development both indoors and outdoors. We have a wide range of resources and encourage the children to build on new skills every day.
We are open 7.45am until 6.00pm Monday to Friday and close for Bank Holidays and for one week at Christmas.
Parents can choose full or half day sessions according to what best suits your needs (subject to availability). Half days are at the Manager’s discretion.
Morning session 7.45am - 12.30pm Afternoon 1.30pm – 6.00pm Full Day 7.45am - 6.00pm
Feedback from Parents
“Please thank all your staff, very sincerely for making XXX’s time so enjoyable and pleasant. She has grown and developed much throughout her sessions with the help of many kind, caring, compassionate and hard working staff. We really appreciate their efforts”.
“She has had a wonderful time at nursery and received wonderful care. I know that it has greatly helped in making her into a happy young girl and I would like to thank all of your team who have looked after her since she has been with you”.
Ofsted Report 2010
“All children show a strong sense of security and feel safe within the setting. Their understanding of safety issues and how they demonstrate this is exceptional”.
“A positive feature of this nursery is that, due to the small outside space, children have many opportunities to learn about the wider and natural world and the society in which they live, as they go on regular walks, play in the nearby park and go on trips to places such as the library and post office”.
Sunninghill Nursery Gallery
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SUNNINGHILL DAY NURSERY
Tel and fax: 01344 875179
Every day varies but there are certain elements we need to keep consistent from day to day.
At Countryside Nurseries we have long recognised the importance of providing a healthy and balanced diet in the early stages of a child development.