Sunshine Day Nursery

6 Tarmount Lane, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 6DA

Sunshine Day Nursery, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex
Sunshine Day Nursery, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex
Sunshine Day Nursery, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex

Sunshine Day Nursery is located in Shoreham-by-Sea town centre. The nursery benefits from an outstanding purpose built outdoor space which allows children of all ages to enjoy outdoor play. Inside, the nursery offers a warm and homely environment in a lovely converted Victorian Police Station.

Staff are warm, welcoming and passionate about their work with children! The nursery exceeds Ofsted staff to child ratios and all staff have a relevant childcare qualification.

The youngest children are cared for in the Baby room which offers a separate cot area allowing children to rest in comfort with the reassurance of experienced staff close by. As babies grow, they move into 'Tiddler' and then 'Toddler' rooms which offer a range of messy play activities as well as age appropriate play equipment and dedicated areas such as small world play and play kitchen areas. Children then move on to the Pre-school unit which prepares them for the transition between nursery and primary school. The Pre-School unit is comprised of a large room dedicated to different activities, including art and craft, a quiet area and large play space. The Pre-School children have easy access to the outdoor play space.

Sunshine Day Nursery welcomes local parents to settling-in sessions where they can see for themselves how children can respond to the play and learning initiatives around them. For more information, please visit the website.

Group: Sunshine Daycare Ltd

Person in charge: Alison Wolke (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: West Sussex County Council

Number of Staff: 30

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care

Total Places for Children: 75

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1745

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Fees Guide: £28-£29 half day, £51-£53 full day

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Reviews

9.5 Sunshine Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.458)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Sunshine Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 11 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Sunshine Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.7 out of 5 from 11 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.725 for Sunshine Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (97 Excellents x 5) + (32 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 131 Ratings = 4.725

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 4.733 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Sunshine Day Nursery is based on 11 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 15 positive Reviews (75 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 11 Reviews ÷ 15 Target = 0.733

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    9
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Sunshine Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    11
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Sunshine Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    11

My son has been going to this nursery full time since he was 4 months old when I needed to return to work. There is not one bad thing I would say about the nursery, the staff are so lovely and really care about the children. His key worker has been amazing and senior carer is just out of this world. They all go above and beyond their job roles and my son smiles and laughs when I drop him off. I have not one worry leaving him in their care. The notifications I get during the day showing me what he is up to are extra special. I can not recommend this place enough and it breaks my heart we are leaving due to needing a nursery closer to where I work. If you are looking for a place that is caring, friendly and the peace of mind your child is safe, this is the place for you.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunshine Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

Absolutely fantastic nursery. Looked after my boy from 6-11 months - so sad to be moving away as he loved going and I always felt so reassured he was being well cared for.
They were so flexible and accommodating.
Loved the tapestry updates! Would highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunshine Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

When I visited Sunshine Nursery before my daughter started, I knew straight away she would be happy here. The staff are really helpful, friendly and always take the time to tell you about your childs day.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunshine Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Ever since she started, it was a bit of a battle to let her go as she was very upset, as a parent it was very upsetting! But thanks to the amazing management team and staff who reassured me at all times, would let me sit in the office to see her calm down, I overcome this challenge! As my daughter only showed slow improvement and selective mutism was mentioned, which I've never heard off. The staff/ management offered support and specific activities straight away! Basically I don't know how to thank them all for beeing so kind, understanding and supportive! I probably wouldn't understand till today why she is the way she is. My daughter seems to like nursery a lot and comes back home with all these exciting news and moves from ballet! Although she doesn't speak a lot she takes it all in and has developed very well in all areas. Thank you so much for all these reassuring words and actions! And thank you for treating my little girl with so much patience and care and understanding.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunshine Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Sunshine Nursery provides and excellent day care service for my child.
She loves coming to nursery and the staff can never be too helpful.
Would highly recommend to friends and family.
I receive regular updates about my child's progress via the Tapestry system and daily updates are provided in her book.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunshine Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Sunshine is exactly what I hoped a nursery would be.
The nursery cared for my eldest from 5 months until school, now they look after my youngest.
The team obviously works together to create a stimulating and nurturing environment. My children are very much known as individuals by the staff.
The nursery works with me for the good of my children. The insights they have offered into child development have been invaluable. The relationship I have with this nursery has, without doubt, enabled me to be a better parent.
I have many specific examples of occasions when staff have helped my children reach goals or overcome difficulties.
My children love Sunshine, my oldest still recalls happy times there and was very well prepared for school.
Sunshine is a place filled with fun and joy and it is clearly the staff that make it such a great place. Whoever does the hiring is a genius. I have never known so many people work together so smoothly for so long.
Long may it continue!

How likely would you be to recommend Sunshine Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My child is always extremely happy to come to nursery and always is excited to see the staff who are warm and welcoming. It is great to see the staff team stays generally the same and there is always someone we know who welcomes you by name.
His social skills have come on in leaps and bounds.
We love tapestry too to see what a lovely time he is having.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunshine Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been attending Sunshine for two years and enjoys it. Communication with staff is good and we are regularly kept up to date with how she is progressing. It's a welcoming and friendly atmosphere and we would recommend it to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunshine Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Since joining the nursery my daughter has grown and developed so much at a young age, it's amazing. She's learning new words every week, singing songs and learning to play with other children. She only goes two times a week, yet friends and family often comment on how she understands so much and can say a lot and I'll always say it's because of her time in the nursery. She absolutely loves nursery and it makes it so much easier to leave her in a place she has so much fun in. I would recommend the nursery to everyone I know.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunshine Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My husband and I have been very impressed with Sunshine since our son started there in October 2016. He was not an easy child to settle but with the help and support of the staff particularly his keyworker he has settled brilliantly and now loves nursery.
All of the staff are very friendly and it is lovely how they all show an interest in my son. I am often stopped on my way to collect him by a member of staff telling me a little anecdote about his day.

I feel he has come on leaps and bounds since he has been at Sunshine and he really thrives in the way this particular nursery works.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sunshine.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunshine Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I am remarkably happy with Sunshine Day Nursery in Shoreham, the care for our 3-year-old has been excellent, we came from a previous nursery, and since our daughter has been going to Sunshine she has come on leaps and bounds.

She has a lot more confidence and definitely has learnt a lot from the staff and how they educate the children. The structure of the nursery is excellent with ample amount of garden space to play and learn. Our daughter finds it enjoyable to go to nursery and every time we pick her up she is excited to tell us what she has been up to.

I couldn't thank all of the staff enough for the excellent care and attention to detail on how the children learn throughout the sessions attended. Thank you Sunshine. I will definitely recommend this nursery to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunshine Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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