At Sunshine Day Nursery we believe that children learn best through play.

We believe that children flourish in a high quality and caring environment and through a child-centred approach, where children are respected as individuals and encouraged to learn and develop at their own pace within a home from home environment. 

Active learning is at the heart of our curriculum. Through active learning – acting directly on objects and interacting with people, ideas and events-children construct their own understanding of the world around them. Children are encouraged to follow their own initiatives with the support of a caring and responsive adult and as they do so, they naturally engage in the 7 areas of learning and development highlighted in the EYFS.

At Sunshine the needs, safety and happiness of the children are of the highest priority. We work together to ensure that we continually enhance our provision to provide a high-quality experience for our children. 


We follow the curriculum and guidance of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in order to prepare children for when they start formal schooling. 

EYFS 7 areas of Learning and Development


Prime areas

Communication and Language, Physical Development, Personal, Social Emotional development 

Specific Areas

Mathematics, Literacy, Expressive Arts and Design, Understanding the World (includes science, geography, botany, arts, culture) 

Phonics Programme

Interactive programme supported by use of touch screen technology and planning activities around the letter of the week

Extra-curricular activities

Included within our fees are the following regular activities given by outside providers:

  • Totstars – fun and dynamic sports coaching sessions for the preschool children 
  • Spanish – taught from babies to preschool 
  • Sing and Sign – the original British baby sign language class. We started these classes with our under 2s only, but the older children were so interested in the classes and love to sign, so we had special sessions developed especially for them
  • ZooLab – animal handling sessions with unusual animals for all children 



Interactive screens, touch screen technology, musical keyboards, digital cameras and recorders among some of the items 

Home learning Partnership (HLP)

Through positive relationships with parents, lending library, training and support for parents with a bank of ideas on website to help them support their child’s learning and development  

British Values

Embedded in our daily activities  

Note: Pre-schoolers will be expected to wear uniform in preparedness for their transition to school.