At Sunshine day Nurseries we pride ourselves on giving children the best start in life. We have been providing good quality childcare for many years and continue to strive for excellence.
We pride ourselves on ensuring that your child will have a fun and exciting time in an environment where they will be nurtured and cared for by highly trained staff.
From the first visit to the pre-school graduation ceremony, we will focus on your child’s social and learning path - whilst prioritising their safety and happiness.
We would love to meet you and your child so why not arrange a visit and come and see what we have to offer?
What we do
Our Nurseries offer a flexible service including early and late opening times, a flexible contract option for shift workers and we are open 52 weeks of the year excluding bank holidays.
When you choose us to provide your childcare, your child will be looked after by highly trained staff with a wealth of knowledge many of whom have been with the team for a number of years.
Sunshine Day Nursery was first established in 1973. It was originally a 60 place setting based in a small building just inside the Herries Road entrance and was simply named the Northern General Nursery. We had very limited resources, often relying on other departments sending us their surplus stationary and computer paper they no longer used.
Over the years we have developed and grown, moving to the current premises at the Northern General Hospital and opening a new setting at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in 2004. We also had a competition to find a new name and we became The Sunshine Day Nursery. Both settings can now take up to 144 children per day and the Northern General Hospital setting has a School Holiday Club.
TestimonialsWhat our parents have to say
"BRILLIANT!! My son has been here for 3 ½ years and we could not have hoped for a more caring, fun, nurturing and happy environment. He has loved every day here and has so many friends. The staff are wonderful without exception and have so much entheusiasm and love of the children. It’s been a delight to know our little boy has had such a wonderful early learning experience, always safe and happy. We will miss you so much and will recommend you at every opportunity."
"The staff in Raindrops 1 have been excellent and caring to my little one and supportive of me. Imara is always happy and is learning lots of stuff all the time like colours, numbers the alphabet etc… which she is always keen to show off."
"Communication and feedback from them about any changes has been good as well as advice and ideas on how we can collaboratively encourage Imara’s development."
"Very Caring staff. I know Imara will miss them when she moves to Rainbows in September."
"such a wonderful, nurturing and family feel environment. Both my boys have loved their time here. I’m sad not to be coming anymore. We will be at holiday club though."
"All the Aunties have been really Great. Thank you for having Ivana and help her learn a lot. Xx Ivana’s mum x."
"I was worried about Anna going to nursery after a year’s maternity leave, but from day 1 Anna has thoroughly enjoyed her time at nursery. It helped us get into a napping routine and has benefitted Anna and us so much. She has had the chance to learn so much from the excellent carers and also been able to run around and play with her nursery friends and do all kinds of things to develop her creativity and herself as a person. Thank you so much!!"
"A warm place where our daughter was well looked after, came on leaps and bounds, made loads of friends and enjoyed herself."