Welcome to Sunshine Corner

Sunshine Corner is an Early Years Alliance childcare service located in Kent, Canterbury.

The Early Years Alliance is the largest voluntary sector provider of childcare in England with over 50 years’ experience delivering childcare and practical, professional support to early years practitioners.

Our committed, friendly and well-qualified nursery team provides high quality care and learning opportunities for children aged between 0-5 years old. 

We use in the moment planning in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) with a strong focus on learning through play and actively encourage parents to become involved in the life of the nursery.

Children are supported by caring staff in a safe, friendly and fun environment to stimulate their interests and develop a wide range of skills. Every child within our care is supported by a keyperson who understands their individual needs and    offers care and support tailored to them to support their learning.

Health and safety policies and procedures are in place to ensure every child is protected, happy and safe within our care.


Places and opening times

We offer 57 Ofsted-registered places and are assessed as 'Good' by Ofsted.

We currently have childcare places available. We are open from 7.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, 51 weeks of the year, excluding bank holidays and three staff training days. 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Term Time Calendar                                                                 

2021-2022

Autumn Term

6th September 2021 - 17th December 2021

Spring Term

10th January 2022 – 1st April  2022                                    

Summer Term

19th April 2022 -  22nd July 2022

Staff training days 

Tuesday 26th October 2021

Wednesday 6th  April 2022

Thursday 4th August 2022

We are closed for bank holidays.


We offer 

  • Funded childcare for qualifying two year olds and all three and four year old
  • Safe, friendly and fun place for you and your child
  • Learning through indoor and outdoor play activities
  • A well-qualified, kind and caring team
  • A dedicated person to give focused support to your child

Find out more

To visit please contact Hayley, Nursery Manager on 01304842223 or by email on sunshinecorner@eyalliance.org.uk

Alternatively you can complete our enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

 


 

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About us

What we offer   

Sunshine Corner offers a stimulating approach to early years development and learning for very young children. Within a safe, friendly and fun environment. Children are supported by qualified, caring staff in developing a wide range of skills and interests. The children enjoy learning through play experiences in a free flowing bright indoor and outdoor play areas with exciting outings planned regularly. We are managed by the Early Years Alliance, the largest voluntary sector provider of childcare in England with over 50 years experience delivering childcare and practical, professional support to early years practitioners.

Our nursery plans its activities in accordance with the EYFS with a strong focus on exploratory, imaginative play and healthy eating. We recognise and understand the huge benefits that free flow play has on the positive development of very young children.                         

Every child in our care is supported by a key person who understands their individual needs and offers special care and support to them. 

Rigorous health & safety and safeguarding policies and procedures are in place to ensure that every child is protected and feels safe and happy with us.         

                                                                                                                                                                                               

What we've been up too!

The children have been learning all about the changes in the seasons, celebrating different festivals and learnig about fire safety.

Impact on children's learning

• Learning about fire safety and who to call in an emergency.

• Exploring the environment around us and what happens during Autumn.

•  Learning about different cultures and ways of living.

The children are still extending their learning by building fires and role playing, using the leaves to make pictures and exploring them with our senses.


         Find out more     

  To visit please contact Hayley, Nursery Manager on 01304842223 or by email on sunshinecorner@eyalliance.org.uk           

Alternatively you can complete our enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

                 

 

 

       

 

Our Team

Our team

Our well qualified, committed and experienced team work hard to create a caring and learning environment in the nursery. We know that every child develops differently and at different times. Every child has a key person who understands their individual needs and interests. This helps us to ensure that every child feels involved, stimulated and happy in our care.

We follow rigorous staff recruitment, selection and supervision procedures to ensure that anyone joining our team undertakes relevant security checks including Disclosure and Barring Service, references and qualification checks. Parents are reassured knowing that child protection and safeguarding underpins every aspect of our practice and will continue to remain a priority for us.

Your child's 'key person'

Every child who joins the nursery receives support from an experienced member of the team.

They are responsible for your child’s individual needs and known as the ‘key person’. 

The key person is your main point of contact however all nursery staff are happy to feedback on your child’s developmental progress on a daily basis or discuss any concerns with you.

They will also keep records of your child’s progress and achievement, which are always available for you to see and contribute towards.

Your child’s key person will make time to find out from you about your child’s interests, likes, dislikes and special requirements. Please share any important or useful information when you register your child and throughout their time with us. This helps us to give your child the most appropriate care and learning to suit their developmental, emotional and physical needs. You can access and contribute your views to your child's progress and achievements in their records.

All staff have many years of experience from 1-25yrs, our team are fully trained in early years ranging from early years level 2 qualification to level 4 and pediatric first aid.

 

Our Team at Sunshine Corner Nursery

 

Early Years  Manager

Hayley Nash

 NVQ Level 4 Childrens Care Learning Development

CMQS Level 4 Certificate in managing quality standards

Btec National Diploma in Childhood studies 

Designated Safeguard Lead

Early Years Assistant Manager/Senco

Sally Heathcote

  Btec National Diploma in Childhood studies Level 3

Early Years Senco Trained

Fire Safety Qualified

Designated Safeguard Lead

Lead Early Years Educators

 Tracy -  Level 3

 Donna - NVQ 4 in Childhood Studies

Georgina - Level 3

Caitlan - Level 3 

Early Years Educators

 Maria - Level 3

 Karen - Level 3

 Toni - Level 3

 Laura - Level 3

Early Years  Assistants

 

 Emily - Level 3

 

 

Kerry - Level 3

 

Olivia - Lunch time cover

   Chanelle- level 3

 

Natalie Cunningham - Unqualified

Early Years Cook

 Nicola - NVQ 2 Hospitality and catering, Food safety for catering Level 2

Flexible Early Years Assistants

Jessica - Diploma in Mottessori Pedagogy Level 4.

Jessica - CACHE Level 3

 

Kirsty - unqualified

Emma - unqaulified

 

Kim - unqaulified

 

Ellie - Level 3

 

Katie - Apprentice

 


Find out more

To visit please contact Hayley, Nursery Manager on 01304842223 or by email on sunshinecorner@eyalliance.org.uk

Alternatively you can complete our enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Day Nurseries Id: 

65432129572

FAQs

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What we've been up too!

The children have been learning all about Jack and the bean stalk.caterpillars and butterflies.

Impact on children's learning

• Learning about lifecycles of caterpillars and butterflies.

• Planting beans and watching them grow.

•  Learning songs and rhymes

The children are still extending their learning by measuring their beans as they grow, making butterfly pictures and exploring the hungry caterpillar story.

Children are eligible for the funding in the term following their third birthday. The funding is available for 15 hours per week. Some children maybe eligible for 30hrs if parents meet the criteria

Do you have any childcare places available at the moment?

Yes we do, please contact the nursery to arrange a visit and to collect an application form.

Do you offer funded entitlement for three year olds?

We offer both 15 hours and 30 hour funding.

Do you offer funded entitlement for two year olds?

If your child is two years old, your child may be eligible to attend the two year old funded childcare programme. The funding is available for 15 hours per week. Please ask us.

What sessions do you offer?

Sunshine Corner opens five days a week all year round.

Sessions are from

7.30am - 12.30pm

12.30pm -  5.30pm

 8.45pm - 3.15pm.

Children can attend all day from 7.30pm - 5.30pm.

Do you provide hot meals?

At Sunshine Corner we have a nursery cook that provides fresh healthy meals for us daily.

Are you able to accommodate children with different dietary requirements?

Yes, all staff are trained in allergy awareness and our cook caters for a variety of needs.

What qualifications do your staff have?

The nursery manager is trained to level 4 in childcare , we have a senior trained to level 4 in childcare. The setting workers are trained to level 3 in childcare and we have two nursery assistants. Our Senco is also fully trained.

How many staff will be looking after my child? 

We have a total of 14 staff and 3 flexible workers who care for the children and one nursery cook, cleaner and a nursery administrator. Plus a Manager and Deputy Manager.

How quickly can my child start?

Once your child has been offered a space we have a settling in process for all children joining the setting this usually takes around 1-2 weeks depending on each individual child.


Find out more

To visit please contact Hayley, Nursery Manager on 01304842223 or by email on sunshinecorner@eyalliance.org.uk

Alternatively you can complete our enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Contact Us

Hayley Nash

Early Years Manager

Sunshine Corner

Atlee Avenue,

Aylesham

Canterbury

Kent

CT33BS

T:  01304842223

E: sunshinecorner@eyalliance.org.uk

www.eyalliance.org.uk/sunshine-corner-nursery

Alternatively you can complete our enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Sunshine Corner Nursery
Attlee Avenue
Aylesham
Kent
CT3 3BS
United Kingdom
Tel: 01304 842223

  

''Wonderful nursery with lovely, very approachable staff. We have been sending our boy since he was 15-months-old and he absolutely loves it! As first-time parents, we were really concerned and anxious about how he would be in a different environment and with English not being his first language, but everything was perfect, and we had no tears at all since day one!
The staff are all lovely and will go above and beyond to make sure our boy progresses there and he is happy. Also, they will reassure us when we have any concerns. My boy has settled incredibly well, and I have watched his confidence and independence grow rapidly since he has joined. His little face lights up every time we mention the nursery to him. All the staff have been working so hard during the pandemic to make sure they keep our children safe." ( child aged 1 - 5th May 2021)

 

''They are well organised, outstanding and really good. I am so glad my son eventually got a place. Thank you to the wonderful team for looking after my son. Also, he loves his nursery so much. If you are looking for a good nursery, Sunshine Corner Nursery is the first.'' (3 year old - 22nd April 2021)

 

''We have been sending our daughter to Sunshine Corner Nursery since June last year when she was ten months old. She is really happy there and we have been very pleased with the nursery. The staff are all absolutely lovely and will go above and beyond to make sure our daughter progresses there and is happy. Also, they will reassure us when we have any concerns as well. Our daughter gets to do a wide variety of activities while she is at Sunshine Corner Nursery which we believe have helped with her development. We will definitely keep sending my daughter to Sunshine Corner Nursery and would recommend them to anyone else.'' ( Child aged 1 - 21st April 2021)

 

''Our daughter has been attending this nursery for the last 18-months and loves attending. She is always excited when it is nursery day and had fantastic relationships with staff and children. We would thoroughly recommend.'' (3 year old - 21st April 2021)

 

''My son has health difficulties which are rare. I never feel worried or anxious when I drop him off. They take such good care of him. They are supportive and engaging. I honestly could not recommend this nursery enough. The staff are worth their weight in gold!'' ( 2 year old - Novemeber 2020)