The Sunflower Children's Centre

Victoria Street, Newton, Hyde SK14 4AA

The Sunflower Children's Centre, Hyde, Greater Manchester
The Sunflower Children's Centre, Hyde, Greater Manchester
The Sunflower Children's Centre, Hyde, Greater Manchester

The Sunflower Children's Centre is an innovative day nursery offering full flexible day care and a support partnership for parents.

Sunflower is owned and managed by Mums who want to deliver the best care possible, to innovate and educate each unique child and to ensure they have the best start in the important early years.

As a paperless nursery they have a transparent electronic learning system which enables parents to access their child's learning 24/7. Throughout the day parents receive electronic updates, enabling them to feel part of their child's day and meaning they don't miss any precious moments.

The Sunflower Children's centre is a purposely built secure setting, designed to ensure children have continuous access to a covered outside area whatever the weather. The outdoor area provides natural surfaces and is being set up by experienced practitioners to ensure children have the correct resources to excite and engage, encouraging enthusiastic learners.

Group: The Sunflower Group

Person in charge: Dawn Gibbons (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Number of Staff: 25

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional 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: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Fees Guide: Full Day £40, Half Day £30, Full Week £180. Flexible sessions available by enquiry.

Admission Information: No admission restrictions. We are a flexible setting subject only to availability.


Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies


4.8 The Sunflower Children's Centre has a Review Score of 4.8 (4.833)

The Review Score of 4.8 (maximum of 10) for The Sunflower Children's Centre is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Sunflower Children's Centre in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 0 out of 5 from 0 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 4.833 for The Sunflower Children's Centre is calculated as follows: ( (10 Excellents x 5) + (2 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 4.833

  • 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 0 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Sunflower Children's Centre is based on 0 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 0 = 0

    2. Target of 15 positive Reviews (75 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 0 Reviews ÷ 15 Target = 0

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

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Reviewer Connection to The Sunflower Children's Centre

  • Mother of Child

The staff are lovely. My daughter loves time at this nursery, she has been to another nursery closer to home, which neither my child nor I liked. It takes me 40 minutes on the bus to get to Sunflower, but it's worth it. I would highly recommend. There are so many different activities. The outdoor playground is amazing. The best nursery for my daughter.

How likely would you be to recommend The Sunflower Children's Centre? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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Staff Profiles


Elaine Sagar

Job Title: CEO

Joined: 2014


Elaine has over 20 years experience in education. Her career started in Further Education before joining the Early
Years Sector in 2008. Elaine has many qualifications in business, management and education including childcare.

Elaine uses her kaleidoscope of knowledge to lead her team to ensure they deliver the best for all our children.

Her passion for children's learning and imagination is visible throughout the setting.

Elaine is mum to two boys , Jamie who passed at 17, and Zeb (13)


Dawn Gibbons

Job Title: Manager

Joined: 2014


Dawn Gibbons completed a BA Honors in Early Childhood Studies at Liverpool University.

When you meet Dawn, her passion for educating children along with her wealth of experience oozes out in everything she does.

Dawn is mum to Charlie (22 months) in Seedlings.


Natalie Hozsowskyj

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2014


Natalie is an experienced member of the management team who has had a career change to child care in 2013. Natalie has completed her level 2 in childcare and supports in all areas of the centre.

Natalie is mum to Jenson (20 months) in Seedlings.


Andrina Biddle

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2014


Andrina has worked in child care for 14 years , She has a level 4 in child care and education.

Andrina has a passion for language development and has completed further training to specialise in this area such as every child a talker and chatter matters.

Andrina has two boys and they are both in high school.

Andrina states "My commitment to you"

I will care and educate your child

I will work together as parents as partners

I will provide a safe and stimulating environment of your child


Nicola Kirkham

Job Title: Senior Practitioner/Room Leader

Joined: 2014


Nicola is a level 4 Senior Practitioner . Having achieved outstanding practice Nicola is perfect to lead her team to deliver the best for our inquisitive 2 year olds .