Exceptional year-round care for little ones aged from 3 months

Our all-inclusive Care packages for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and primary school children make every day an adventure for your little one. And all of our Care packages run throughout the year, including the school holidays.


3 months – 2 years

Our staff will talk to you about your baby’s daily routine at home and put together a bespoke care plan so we can follow a daily routine at nursery that follows it as closely as possible. The same key carers will look after your baby each day in our bright, spacious baby rooms.


2 – 3 years

Your toddler will enjoy all-day play that nurtures their development and learning in our spacious, bright and colourful toddler rooms. Following the Early Years Curriculum, your little one will be busy diving into a whole range of activities, including story reading, drawing, listening to music, singing, dressing up and role play. We’ll also take the lead from your home potty training to continue the process at nursery and give you regular updates.


3 – 5 years

Setting the foundations for school, we’ll encourage your child’s creativity, build their confidence and support their independence through structured activities. This includes regular trips to the park and local attractions.


5 – 8/11 years

Give your growing child a safe and stimulating environment to learn and develop before and after school, as well as throughout the school holidays at Play Club. During term time, your child will be given a nutritious breakfast before we drop them off at school in our Sunny Days minibus. After school, we can collect them and bring them back to Sunny Days for some tasty tea and fun activities. Come the holidays, they can look forward to themed activities, including trips, crafts, games and plenty of outdoor fun. Dorchester, age 5-11 and Bridport, age 5-8.

When are our nurseries & preschools open?

Sunny Day nurseries are open to little ones Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm. At Sunny Days Dorchester, we open from 7am to 6pm every weekday. At Sunny Days Bridport, we open from 7am to 6pm on Mondays and Wednesdays and 8am to 6pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Do we offer full-time and part-time places?

Yes. We understand that as a parent, juggling, home, work and family life, you need flexibility. That’s why we accept children for:

Full-time attendance — 40 plus hours
Half-time attendance — 20–40 hours
Part-time attendance — up to 20 hours

Do we accept Government funded places?

Yes, we accept 15 hours of Government funded childcare for all 3 and 4-year-olds and for those who meet Government criteria, we also accept 30 hours of funded childcare for 3 and 4-year-olds.

What do our all-inclusive packages include?

Whether your little one is a baby, toddler, preschooler or school-aged child, whether they attend full-time, half-time or part-time, they will enjoy the complete package at Sunny Days. This includes:

  • Yummy meals throughout the day

Every day includes breakfast, a morning and afternoon snack and a 3-course hot lunch developed in collaboration with a nutritionist and freshly prepared on the day by our talented Children’s Chef. 

  • Personal care products

No need to pack nappies, wipes, creams or sun cream as we provide it all for your little one. All you need to pack is a change of clothes for when playtime gets a little messy.

  • Milk and water

Water and a variety of milks are provided throughout the day. Milk options include formula (from a range of leading brands including Hipp Organic, SMA and Cow & Gate), cow’s milk and plant-based milk.

  • Exceptional environments 

Your child will have lots to do in our fully-kitted out indoor classrooms, including smart tables, and our large outdoor spaces, including sand pits. 

  • Extracurricular activities

Not only will your child engage with the Early Years Curriculum and Foundation Stage Learning, they’ll also get a whole world of exciting extracurricular opportunities, including  weekly dance, music, sports and language lessons with professional teachers.

  • Sensory room 

Sometimes little ones need a break from the hustle and bustle of the day. Our sensory room creates a therapeutic space for them to enjoy some calm and quiet at our Dorchester setting.

  • Daily online updates

You’ll always know what your little one has been up to with our ParentZone app. Your child’s key worker will upload photos, videos and comments every day. And you can too — we love hearing from parents and seeing what our little ones get up to when they aren’t saving the day at Sunny Days.

At Sunny Days Dorchester we also have a fantastic soft play gym where little ones can explore, problem-solve and team up for exciting adventures. Our Dorchester branch also provides a minibus service to get your growing child to and from school.


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