About Sunnyside

Sunnyside pre-school playgroup is a registered charity and a committee run playgroup. We have been in operation since 1988.


We have expanded from running sessions from a church hall just two mornings a week to purchasing a mobile classroom and now offering mornings and afternoons sessions five days a week. 

We are situated on the grounds of Sunnyside primary academy school, and although we work closely with the school we are independently run from the school.  It is important to note that attending pre-school does not automatically secure your child a place at the primary school. 

Because we are within the school grounds, we open term time only (not all year round).


We are able to offer flexible affordable childcare (see our session times and prices).

We are able to accommodate children from the age of two years up to when they leave for primary school. Places for two year olds are limited in order for us to ensure our adult/child ratios are correct.


We have highly skilled and experienced staff, who are dedicated in providing the children with a variety of learning opportunities, fun and above all care for the children for the duration of their time with us at Sunnyside pre-school playgroup.

For further information on our team of practitioners please go to Meet the team.


We have an open door policy so you can drop in for a visit at your convenience - just contact us to check our availability or join the waiting list.

Session times and prices

We are able to offer flexible affordable childcare; you can chose for your child to attend playgroup from as little as one session a week, or five full days a week.


We offer a lunch club so your child could do a morning session plus lunch club, or come in for lunch club and then do an afternoon session. If your child attends all day they are automatically put in for lunch club; however, the small charge for lunch club still applies. 

Session times

  • ​Morning session: 8.45am - 11.45am

  • Afternoon session: 12.30pm - 3.30pm

  • Lunch club: 11.45am - 12.30pm

Sessions are Monday to Friday (school term-time only)

Session prices

  • We currently charge £11.50 for a 3-hour session.

  • Lunch club is charged at £2

  • A full day (morning session, lunch club and afternoon session) is £25

We offer flexible payment options, if you are not in receipt of government funding for your child you will be invoiced termly.


You can chose to pay this in one go at the beginning of term, or weekly. You can pay by cash, cheque or straight in to playgroup’s account.


We also accept work voucher schemes. We ask that each term's invoice be cleared the week before the end of term. 

You may also be eligible for free child places, depending on how old your child is (and as long as we have space). Visit the government website for more information on helping to pay for childcare, and contact us to find out about our availability.


At Sunnyside Pre-School Play Group we make the most of our great outdoor playing space (weather allowing!), as well as having lots of fun indoor activities. View our activities page for more details.

Get in touch

If you're interested in having a look for yourself, we'd love to show you around. Please call us on 01604 820 082 to arrange an appointment.

Ofsted Report

We're proud to be a GOOD nursery! You can read our full Ofsted report below:

Sunnyside Pre-school Play Group Ofsted Report: April 2017


© 2018 Sunnyside Pre-School Play Group. Registered charity number 802392

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