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Sunrise Nursery

Sunrise Day Nursery, based in the heart of Southampton, has five rooms that cater for babies and children from 3 months to 5 years. We aim to provide a happy, caring and secure environment that will encourage your child to learn through play, providing opportunities for development in all areas. We offer sessional day care offering a morning or afternoon session or a full day from 8am until 6pm. All food and nappies are included in the costs. Available to community users, college staff members and students. Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm Sessions are 8am - 1pm or 1pm - 6pm.

This setting has signed up to offer Tax Free Childcare.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Jemma Patterson
Contact Position
023 8082 9393
Sunrise Nursery
Social Media
Company number

Where to go

Southampton City College
St Mary Street
SO14 1AR
Children's Centre Areas

Other Details


Languages spoken


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£55.00 Per Day
Prices are for children of all ages. Full day session 8am - 6pm £55.00 includes nappies, wipes and all meals Morning session £34.30 am to 1 pm, includes breakfast, snack & cooked lunch. Afternoon session £31.20 pm to 6 pm. Includes Light tea Food and nappies included. 10% discount for second child. Nursery Education Funding for 38 weeks per year


Age Ranges
From 0 years 2 months to 5 years 0 months

Inclusion Information

Special Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
Cystic Fibrosis
Severe And Complex Physical And Learning Disabilities
Visual impairment
Emotional needs
Cerebral palsy
Spina Bifida
Downs syndrome
Autistic spectrum disorder
Special Educational Needs
Deafness Or Hard Of Hearing
Dietary requirements catered for

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Date updated

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

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 18:00
Thursday 08:00 18:00
Friday 08:00 18:00

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer

Contact Telephone
0234 80829393
Contact Email

Other Education Extended Local Offer details from Sunrise Nursery

How does your education setting know if children/young people need extra help and what do I do if I think my child has special educational needs?

At  Sunrise we work in partnership with parents to achieve the best outcome for your child. We have an open door policy where you can discuss any concerns at any time.
In the setting we have a special educational needs co-ordinator (SECNO) who supports the practitioners, children and families with individual children’s needs.
Each child is appointed a key person to support both you and your child through their settling in process and time at nursery.
We track each child’s progress during their time at the setting using a software program called Tapestry. When your child joins the setting you will be asked to complete a section ‘all about me’ which details their likes and interests outside of the setting. The practitioners observe your child during their time here and this forms a baseline of their development. By completing these observations and adding them to their Tapestry learning journal we are able to track their development and progress using the Early Years Foundation Stage. You are informed via email each time their journal is updated with observations and you are encouraged to add observations and photos.  By completing all of these things we can build a whole picture of your child’s rate and stage of development which enables us to put appropriate support in place.

How will the education setting staff support my child / young person?

If your child requires additional support the SENCo will work closely with you and your child’s key person to put appropriate plans for support in place.
Your child’s key person will meet accordingly with any professionals involved in your child’s care as well as yourself to update plans and set targets for development.  Your child’s key person will liaise with the SENCo and the setting manager with your child’s termly reports to ensure that the correct support is being given; this is then shared with you using an individual education/care plan.

How will the curriculum at your education setting be matched to my child / young person's needs?

The setting uses the statutory framework for the Early Years foundation stage and tracks your child’s development through observation, assessment and planning. Individual Education Plans are used to identify specific targets for your child. They are reviewed with parents and are updated on a regular basis.
The settings’ planning identifies adaptations to activities and provision for individual children’s needs.
 Observations of the children allows the key persons to identify the next steps for each individual child. This ensures that their next stages of development are being planned for. The planning is completed based on the children’s current interests and naturally occurring events in the calendar. By observing the next steps the key person can track the child’s progress against the EYFS.

How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child / young person's learning?

A practitioner or your child’s key person will give a detailed handover upon collection of your child at the end of each session that they attend. This will include an overview of their day and what they have done.
Your child’s learning journal is regularly updated and shared via email so you can see what activities and play your child has engaged in and what their learning outcomes are as they are linked by a practitioner.
Parents/carers are able to meet regularly with their child’s key person to discuss progress of their child’s development. Their next steps are also discussed where the parents have involvement with anything needing to be achieved at home.

What support will there be for my child / young person's overall wellbeing?

The wellbeing of each child is of upmost importance at the setting. This encompasses all of the children’s needs – care, security, hygiene, learning and overall well-being.
We ensure that all children are included in the routines and activities on a daily basis. We encourage all children to respect each other and emphasis is put on the children having fun and learning through their play. We ask the children questions about their experiences and time at the setting, we then use this to make improvements where needed.
All staff working at Sunrise are trained in paediatric first aid so there is always a qualified first aider on site. All staff are advised of the illness and medication policies and are aware of what to do if a child becomes unwell.
All staff use the behaviour management policy and a consistent approach to behaviour management is maintained with the settings’ senior management team over see.

What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by your education setting?

The setting has links with outside agencies who provide specialist support for individual children. We work with the area INCO where referrals are needed to outside agencies such as speech and language.  The setting is linked with a local health visitor who can provide knowledge and advice. Specialist services are accessed depending on the need of the individual child.

What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEN and Disabilities had or are having?

The Special educational need Co-ordinator SENCo within the nursery has completed “The role of the Early Years Special educational needs Co-ordinator” training.
The settings SENCo attends termly inclusion conferences run by EYAT’s. Information from these conferences are cascaded to all staff members through internal meeting processes.
We also have available an ASD Consultant who we can make regular contact with to support the child, setting and family.

How will my child / young person be included in activities including trips run by your setting?

We make provision for all children to be able to participate in all activities and will therefore adapt activities to meet all children’s individual needs.  We would discuss with parents how their child’s needs should be met whilst out in the community.
Parental permission is gained before an outing off of the premises. Each outing is risk assessed and a ratio of 1 adult to 2 children is maintained. A first aider is present for each outing and a first aid kit is taken along and any medication required.

How accessible is your education setting? ( indoors and outdoors)

Sunrise is an accessible building and has full wheelchair access. The drop off bays situated outside the setting are parent and child friendly. 
The building has level flooring so it can be accessed by a wheelchair. The doors are wide and allow for wheel chair access for both parents and children.
We endeavour to overcome communication difficulties with parents for those whom English is not their first language by using the opening communications translation toolkit and using a website for translations.
We use pictures and signing as a means of communication for children who are unable to understand English or have communication difficulties. We are also lucky to have multilingual staff working at the setting.

How will the education setting prepare and support my child / young person to join the education setting, transfer to a new setting and or the next education stage and life?

When a child joins Sunrise we invite the parent/carer with their child along to three one hour settling in sessions. This is so you can meet your child’s key person and build a relationship with your child and you before they start. During the settling sessions we will share information about the setting and find out about your child, their routine, individual needs and any other information.
We inform parents of transitions within the setting using a transition booklet informing the parents of scheduled visits and who their new key person will be. The transition process is gradual with visits which are increased in length slowly so that children become familiar with the surroundings, the practitioners and their peers. As parents we involve you in the transition process by inviting you in to meet your child’s new key person and to familiarise yourself with the practitioners of the age group as well as talking through information about your child.
Transitions to school are planned for in advance by sending letters to the schools inviting them to come in to the setting to meet the children and their key person and also to see them in a familiar environment. We also offer the opportunity for them to attend any key person sessions with individual children. We share your child’s progress records with the school before your child starts so their new teacher has an overview of their learning style and the stage of their development this is shared with you before it is given to the school. Additional meetings are held with individual children’s teachers where additional support will need to be in place for their transition.

How are the education setting resources allocated and matched to children and young people's Special Educational Needs and disabilities?

The setting provides stimulating and challenging activities using a wide range of appropriate resources. The setting makes sure that there are a wide range of open ended resources that can be adapted and used in a variety of ways. All staff are responsible for the maintenance of all of the nursery equipment and resources.

If required and the child meets eligibility for funding for additional support  the resources will be specifically used to meet the needs of the child, as per the funding agreement with SCC. There may be cases when we apply for funding that the funding is shared between 2 or more children.

Parents, the manager, the SENCo and the child’s key person meet at regular intervals where appropriate.

How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child /young person will receive?

The staff are guided by the Early years foundation stage, and use plans which will identify and track a child’s current age and stage of development. This allows the staff to plan activities which support and encourage the child to work towards their next developmental milestone. This will identify any areas in which they require more support.
If we feel we need more support we will contact an EYAT who will visit the setting. Consent will be obtained by parents before this happens. The EYAT will advise and give guidance and support on any funding applications as necessary and complete written observations to support the processes.

How are parents / young people currently involved in your education setting? How can I be involved?

We recognise that parents know their child best and place a high emphasis on parental involvement in the setting.
If we identify that your child needs any extra support we will discuss this with you along with what we are doing to support your child and what you could do at home with them.
Parents can track their child’s individual progress through tapestry- we also encourage parents to share their own observations, notes and comments too.

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