Sunshine Day Nursery is located at East Surrey Hospital.

Within each area we have age appropriate equipment that can be stored in large cupboards or in the low-level storage units. Equipment is clearly labelled with a picture so that the children can identify them to put equipment away or know what they are choosing.

We have a large outside play area for the children to enjoy and explore, with a castle, climbing frame, slide and soft play area with sensory garden. There is a canopy that runs along the 2-3’s and pre-school playrooms so the children can access the garden in all weather. All rooms have access to the garden via double patio doors.


L-R Lutchmee Sanasy, Nancy Sweeney, Stephanie Canacott, Lesley McGillivray, Chelsie Samels, Sarah Humphrey and Shelley Hooper.

Sarah Humphrey, nursery manager said: “Sunshine Day Nursery is a really special place to work. It is one of the most rewarding jobs seeing the children we look after growing and learning through their time spent at Sunshine.”

Opening hours

7.00am – 6:00pm

We request that the children stay for a period of no more than 10 hours at a time.

Sunshine Day Nursery is open 52 weeks of the year except for bank holidays, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Sunshine Day Nursery is committed to helping parents balance work/life responsibilities by providing high quality child care and education. We offer a friendly, professional, safe and stimulating environment for your child. As a team we are caring, reliable, enthusiastic and passionate about what we do. We believe by providing an enabling environment and meeting children’s individual needs, this creates a good start in your child’s life. This is achieved by furthering their development which promotes the foundations of their early education. We recognise that the child’s expert and prime educators are their parents/carers and build excellent relationships with parents. This is shown through parents returning with siblings and recommending us to their friends and colleagues. We also pride ourselves on our low staff turnover.

Under Two’s room

The ratio for the baby unit is 1:3, so with 21 babies we will have a team of seven staff (when full).

Within the room we have a physical area, quiet book area, floor toys, home corner and a messy area.

There is also a separate sleep/sensory room, where we have blackout blinds/curtains so the babies can sleep or relax to the soothing music and lights.

Two / Three’s room

The ratio for the 2/3’s area is 1:4, so with 20 children we will have a team of four staff (when full). The room has a large main area for the children to play in.

Pre-School room

The ratio in pre-school is 1:8, so with 26 children we will have a team of four staff (when full). Pre-school also has a middle room, which is their role play and book area. The pre-school also have a fenced off area which is used as an outside classroom.

Sarah Humphrey

Nursery manager

Shelley Hooper

Deputy manager