Welcome to Sunshine Nursery

lancashire quality award
eyp lisa
healthy school sunshine nursery

About Us

We are a small, friendly, caring and loving nursery situated in the village of Longton, Preston catering for children from birth to five years old. We have twenty two places on a daily basis, seven for the under twos and fifteen for the over twos. Being the smallest nursery provision in the area, this permits the optimum facilities and interactions in providing the best learning environment.  

Highly qualified and well experienced practitioners provide excellent quality childcare for fifty one weeks of the year in our safe, secure and stimulating environments. Through high expectations and knowledgeable staff, interactions employ a ‘love for learning’.

We provide full day, part time and sessional care throughout the year during the hours of 7:30-6:00pm. We are also able to offer term time only places and are small enough to be flexible in accommodating differing shift patterns. We don’t have set intakes so babies and children can start at any time throughout the year and therefore they’re not waiting too long to start the exciting journey!



High staff ratios which exceed Ofsted regulations ensure that safety is a priority. In addition to this we have safe off road car parking, keypad locked premises door and entrance to the nursery’s front door is granted only by senior staff members. All staff have enhanced continued DBS clearance, paediatric first aid training and locally approved safeguarding training.

Lisa Bellam Brown, the nursery director/manager has been awarded with designated Lead Practitioner status for the Lancashire County Council Early Years Consultancy Team. Helping to develop and maintain high quality settings within Lancashire, Lisa offers support and guidance to other settings as well as sharing good practice and the nursery staff team acting as exemplars.  

We are also accredited by the Lancashire Quality Assurance Scheme, having achieved the highest standard and we are committed to providing excellent care and education, through lots of fun and quality interactions!

Come and see for yourself…

Additional Information

  • Taster sessions available
  • All salary sacrifice vouchers accepted
  • Fifteen hours free childcare
  • Fifteen hours additional free childcare (30 hour element – 3 and 4 year olds, government eligibility criteria)

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