Sunhill Day Nursery Colchester

A purpose built, fun and exhilarating nursery for children to learn through play

Full-time and part-time care for 0-5 year olds & before school and after school care for 5-11 year olds Manager: Elaine Sim 01206 854 623
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  • Who we are

    Located within the grounds of Braiswick Primary School, providing a secure and stimulating environment for children to explore

    Sunhill Colchester is a purpose build nursery using the latest eco-friendly building technology.

    The nursery offers a safe, secure and happy environment for children enabling them to develop at their own pace; whilst having fun, making friends and becoming a confident and independent little person.

    The nursery offers 3 age appropriate rooms which have been carefully planned to help children’s learning and development as they grow. Each room has individual access to a free flow area which consists of a big sand pit, a music and water wall, and a newly planted sensory garden for the children to explore and investigate.

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    Local Facilities

    • Registered for 60 children from 0 – 11 years
    • Conveniently located close to Colchester North Station
    • Modern, purpose-built nursery
    • Secure adventure garden
    • Qualified, enthusiastic and passionate nursery team

    Getting here

    Directions, parking & opening times

    Directions & Parking

    Located just 5 minutes from the A12 and a 10 minute walk from Colchester North Station. The nursery is situated in the grounds of Braiswick Primary school, located on Apprentice Drive off Bergholt Road, North Station Colchester. We have 10 car parking spaces in front of the nursery for parents and visitors.

    Opening times

    Full time
    8am to 6pm
    Part time
    8am to 1pm or 1pm to 6pm
    Early start
    7:30am / 8am
    Late finish
    6pm / 6:30pm
  • Sample Menus

    Balanced, healthy meals during the day and throughout the week


    Cereals, toast and fresh fruit

    Mid-morning Snack

    Apple wedges and rice cakes


    Red lentil lasagne with garlic bread


    Seasonal fruit crumble and custard

    Afternoon Tea

    Ham and cream cheese sandwiches with tangerines


    Milk and water

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  • Baby Massage with nursery staff

    Baby Massage

    Nurturing, loving, and gentle

    Boogie Beats playtime at nursery

    Boogie Beat

    Jumping, bopping, singing - and giggling!

    Child playing with Cheeky Little Monkeys Music at nursery

    Cheeky Little Monkeys Music

    Sing, stamp, clap and giggle to the rhythm

    First Steps Musical Theatre

    First Steps Musical Theatre

    Creative dance and singing for little performers

    Forest School child playing at nursery

    Forest School

    Green fingers, muddy toes for a lifelong love of nature

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    Le Club Francais

    French and Spanish fun for hungry little learners

    Nursery children laughing

    Music Bugs

    Sing, wiggle, clap and play to the beats

    Children playing Musical Minis at nursery

    Musical Minis

    Smiles of fun with sing-a-longs, nursery rhymes, and actions songs

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    Rattle and Roll

    Musical mastery starts here

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    Rugby Tots

    Catch, run, play and pass - winning fun for all

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    Tatty Bumpkin Yoga

    Bendy, giggly yoga for strong bodies and clever minds

    The Salt Box Music Company staff at nursery

    The Salt Box Music Company

    Musical journeys start here


    Simple and straight-forward

    Our nurseries have many outstanding and unique qualities, that you’ll want to see and experience for yourself.

    Because of this, we prefer to discuss individual day nursery costs with you during a tour of your preferred setting.

    We do, however, have our fee calculator below which can give you a rough estimate of how much it may cost to send your child to your chosen nursery.

    Please note that certain factors such as funding can affect these costs, so we suggest that you communicate directly with the Nursery Manager to receive an accurate quote that fulfils your requirements.

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    Helping pay for your childcare

    Understandably, the cost of day nursery can put many mums and dads off choosing it as an option. But there are a range of Government schemes open to parents that can make nursery affordable – and we will do everything we can to help you understand the choices and access the funding that you might be eligible for.

    Tax-Free Childcare  – For working families earning under £100k and at least £131 per week (equal to 16 hours at the National Minimum or Living Wage) each who aren’t receiving Tax Credits, Universal Credit or childcare voucher.

    15 hours and 30 hours Funded Childcare  – For many working parents of 2 year olds, and 3 – 4 year olds for 38 weeks each year.


Dedicated to providing quality care and Early Years education.

"I’ve been at Sunhill Nursery in Colchester since it opened and I am fortunate to have a dedicated and qualified team surrounding me. We aim to create a stimulating and happy environment for your child to thrive in, providing many opportunities for your child to access and learn throughout the EYFS."

Elaine Sim (Sunhill Colchester Nursery Manager)
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