Braeside @ Sunflowers Paignton/

The Nursery/

Our setting is situated in a quiet residential area close to Goodrington beach and Paignton harbour which makes it an ideal location for babies and young children to learn and explore during visits.

The nursery cares for babies and children up to 8 years old, who are catered for in four separate units. All children have access to an enclosed garden on two levels.

The nursery opens 7.30-6pm, Monday to Fridays. We are also open 51 weeks of the year. The nursery is registered to provide care for a maximum of 69 children.

Braeside@ Sunflowers is staffed by fully qualified, experienced and dedicated professionals. We are committed to creating a loving, happy and stimulating environment which responds to the needs of enthusiastic and inquisitive individuals.


We operate 4 units within the nursery, each catering for different age ranges.

Starfish (0-19m) 

Jellyfish (19-30m) 

Dolphins 1 (30-42m) 

Dolphins 2 (Preschool)

Although we have age ranges alongside these rooms, we do only use these as a guideline. We treat each child as an individual and therefore we use their development as a guideline also

Please contact the nursery directly for the fees & more information.

Our breakfast session includes a choice of cereals or toast which will be served around 7:45 am. The morning and full-day sessions include a mid-morning snack and a cooked lunch and dessert and light tea. The afternoon session includes a light tea.

Please remember holidays; child receives as many days as they attend in one week each term at 50% off. 

For example, if your child attends 2 days. Holiday allocation is as follows:-

Spring Term: JAN – MARCH – 2 days holiday 

Summer Term: APR – AUG – 2 days holiday

Autumn Term: SEPT – DEC – 2 days holiday 

Therefore your child has 6 days of holiday to use across the year. 

For children who are funded a Holiday discount is not applied to top-up hours.  

Children who are term time only do not have holiday allocation.

Sickness absence is charged at the full rate

Download our Parent Information Pack/


2 year old funding- If you feel you fit the eligibility criteria for 2 year old funding online applications can be made on the website. This system will give you an instant yes or no response. If you are successful you need to print your voucher code and bring this to the setting alongside a birth certificate or passport and a utility bill to verify your eligibility to us at the setting. Alternatively, you may receive your voucher code through the post directly from Torbay Council, if this happens you need to follow the same advice as above within the setting. Please note; if receive your code the setting cannot apply the code until the term after you child’s 2nd birthday. 

Your funding can be allocated in the following ways;

15 hours (term time only- 38 weeks)

11 hours (stretched offer- 51 weeks)

3 & 4 year old funding- Children become eligible for the Universal Funding offer the term after their 3rd birthday, this allows parents to claim 15 hours term time only or 11 hours stretched over the year. Some parents will be eligible for a further 15 hours, the Extended Funding offer of 30 hours. Parents must make is application themselves via the Childcare Choices website. Successful applications will result in a 11 digit number usually starting with ‘500’. If you are successful in receiving 30 hours you must bring your code to the setting and complete a 30 Hour Validator form, we as your provider will then validate your code. 

We will need a birth certificate on file for your child to make their funding claims.

Your funding can be allocated in the following ways;

Universal Funding Offer

15 hours (term time only- 38 weeks)

11 hours (stretched offer- 51 weeks)

Extended 30 Hour Offer 

30 hours (term time only- 38 weeks)

22 hours (stretched offer 51 weeks)

You will be asked to complete a Funding declaration form for HeadCount at the beginning of every term to confirm your use of funding. 

Parents attending any hours outside of their funded times will be charged a top up at £5 per hour. 

What do I send in with my child to the setting?

We ask that parents bring suitable clothing to the Nursery every day. We do spend time outside children will at times need boots, raincoats or sun hats in order for them to get that most from our outdoor areas. Please ensure that your child has some spare clothes with them each day that are clearly named. 

Babies may need additional equipment that will be decided between you and the key person at the time of settling.

We ask that you provide your child with a piece of fruit at each session that they can enjoy with their snack to help us promote healthy eating in the setting. 

Children are welcome to bring comforters to the setting, however Braeside @ Sunflowers has no responsibility to these should they become lost or damaged. 

Find Us/

Sunflowers Braeside, 1 Braeside Road, Paignton, Devon TQ4 6BX/

01803 557012

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