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Happy Little Sunbeams Day Nursery

Private Day Nursery

Hello my name is Allison, my business is called Happy Little Sunbeams Day Nursery.  Over the years I have cared for children of all ages for and I have genuine caring and loving nature, the setting will provide a fully inclusive, fun, interesting, welcoming and warm environment for your child and I have kept it very home from home.  

In order to settle your child into the setting we work with you to support this transition, offering 2 hours free settling in sessions. It is also important to us that you and your child feel comfortable prior to them starting the setting and throughout their stay. We will work together to ensure that your child achieves their full potential and prepare them for school and life in general and help them to gain in confidence.

We constantly communicate with parents via the Babys days computer system that we use in our nursery, we are paperless! you can download the app. you will receive daily diaries, photographs of your child enjoying their time, menu's and observations, the list is endless, this system has proven to be extremely beneficial in regard to working together with parents and showing parents how their child is developing within the setting.

Our staff

All staff are qualified in childcare and we operate Safer Recruitment, all staff have enhanced DBS checks and placed on the update service to ensure that they are updated annually, every staff member is qualified in two day paediatric first aid, they are safeguarding and child protection trained, they are trained to manage risks accordingly and provide the best care possible.  All our staff hold their food handling qualification.  Staff have teacher status, level 2 or level 3 childcare qualifications.

Our qualified cook Nicola prepares wonderful home cooked food and caters for all dietary needs.

What We Can Offer

We can provide a home from home experience for your child within our setting, the Nursery is based on Park Road North - off Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough.

We want to continue with what your child has learned from you as parent(s) know and to support any child or parent coming through our door and for them to feel part of the Happy Little Sunbeams family as many children have for many years previous. We have had some wonderful feedback from parents/carers on the progress their child has made since commencing the Nursery. We will do our very best to ensure that your child feels comfortable, safe and achieves the best they possibly can during their stay with us.

We will provide lots of wonderful activities, outings and groups e.g. sing and sign (we have professionals who attend during the week to teach the children sign language, dental hygiene and messy play). We strive to ensure that your child enjoys themselves and feels settled in our setting and that they have an excellent relationship with their key worker.  We are part of the NHS dental hygiene scheme.

We are also a member of the NDNA - National Day Nurseries Association.

We all adhere to the Early Years Foundation Stage and the 7 Areas of Learning, We incorporate the areas into the play and topics that we will cover to help your child to develop in the areas of learning to prepare them for school.

Prime Areas:

1 Personal, social & emotional development
2 Communication & Language
3 Physical Development

Specific Areas:

4 Literacy
5 Mathematics
6 Understanding the World
7 Expressive Arts & Designs

We will observe play/activity, assess their learning. then devise a plan for each child's development which will include;

Activities, play, topics, creativity, numbers, letters & words, role play and reading etc.

We have excellent relationships with all schools in the area and regularly liaise with our local schools for updates on the topics they are covering with the children. We do try to cover topics the schools are covering. We introduce new topics that will support each child with their individual learning and will ensure that your child will feel enjoyment, interest and gain in confidence, the activities will be challenging for them throughout their stay with us. We will keep you involved and provide you with updates by way of a daily diary, scrap book, learning journey and meetings/discussions, we will also have regular stay and play sessions that you can come along to and stay with us to enjoy a planned activity.

We have built up excellent relationships with schools that we are involved with including Green Lane Academy Primary, St Edwards Primary, Whinney Banks Primary, Newham Bridge Primary, Archibald, Abingdon and Sacred Heart school. We have been involved in transitions with schools for when a child is ready to leave our setting to attend their new school, making the whole process a smooth one, supporting and providing the child with role play in order to prepare them and visits to the school prior to them commencing. We provide the school with a plan of a child's learning and development and their next steps for future learning and development. This gives the school staff an idea of a child's ability and then school staff can continue the good work that both parents and our setting have already started.

Older children are welcome to our setting, we provide activities and games for older children and a chill out area if required to concentrate on their homework or read.

We have a huge collection of books, resources etc.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Allison Foster/Carla Wedlake
Contact Position
Owner & Manager/Deputy Manager
01642 231738

Where to go

Happy Little Sunbeams Day Nursery
2, Park Road North
Town Area
North Yorkshire

A wonderful, loving, home from home environment where "Every Child Shines!"

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£7 Per hour
£30 Per half day
£45 Per day
£200 Per week
All costs include: breakfast, 2 x snacks and lunch in with the daily fee. Evening dinner which is 2 course is charged at £2.00 for babies and toddlers, age 2 and over £2.50. Home cooked food and special dietary requirements catered for. Fresh fruit and veg from our local fruiterer.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Wide door openings to entrance, hallways and doorways with ground floor disabled toilet.

Special Needs

Has Provision
We have trained staff in this area and follow the SEND code of practice.

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
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We cater for all dietary requirements, we ask for a full induction with parents prior to child commencing to ensure that we don't miss any needs your child may have in this area. A discussion with our in-house cook will be arranged and special menu devised. Regular meetings with our cook will take place to ensure that the menu is altered when necessary for variation or needs.

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Experience with
Halal food provided at parents request.

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
2, 3 & 4 Year funded places available for January 2019 and vacancies in Baby room.

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Intending to provide 30 hours entitlement
Registered to provide 30 hours entitlement

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:30 18:00
Tuesday 07:30 18:00
Wednesday 07:30 18:00
Thursday 07:30 18:00
Friday 07:30 18:00
Secure Outdoor Play area
Sensory Room
Accessible Parking
Sand and Water resources
Large book collection
Art and Craft activities
Baby Facilities
Sleeping Area
Multicultural Resources
Outdoor Toys
Book Corner
Outdoor Playspace
Car Parking
Pet Fish
Visit & Outings
Physical play opportunities
Pick up service from child's home
Drop-in Facilities
Early Years Professional led care and education
Use of local facilities
Healthy Eating
Highly qualified and established staff team
Games Console
Play Equipment for all ages
Home cooked food
Private Changing Area
ICT Facilities
Registered for 2 year old funding
Internet Connection
Quiet Area
Quiet RoomSleeping Area

School Pickups

Offers pickups
St Edward's R.C. Primary School
Newport Primary School
Green Lane Academy
Acklam Grange Secondary School
Archibald Primary School
Sacred Heart R.C. Primary School
Newham Bridge Primary School
Whinney Banks Primary School
Linthorpe Community Primary School
St Joseph's R.C. School

Local Offer


We support children with additional needs up to the age of 13 and we are always developing ourselves and our staff in this area so that we can be sure that we provide the best care possible and have the knowledge and experience to enable us to do so.  The Managers are trained in Level 3 Autism Awareness and key workers are Level 1 and 2 trained in this field. Our setting is equipped to provide care for children with physical disabilities. 

Staff are experienced in working with:  SEN, cystic fibrosis, epilepsy, disabilities, autism and learning disabilities.

We welcome all children and will work with parents and professionals to try and meet individual children's needs.

Contact Name
Carla Wedlake
Contact Telephone
01642 231738
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
11 -16 Years
Pre-Birth - 5 Years
5 -11 Years
SEN Provision Type

Page last reviewed: 08/06/2021