About US

Giving children the best start in life

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.

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