Welcome to The Racecourse @ Sunflower Day Nursery/

The Racecourse Nursery/

The Racecourse Sunflower Day Nursery and Pre-School is situated in a purpose-built building at Newton Abbot Racecourse in Devon. Children are cared for in three age-related playrooms, and there is an outdoor play area which all age group share. The children have supervised access to the racecourse grounds on non-race days. The nursery operates from 8.00am to 6pm Monday to Friday all year round. The nursery receives funding for the provision of free early years education for aged two, three and four-year-old children. The nursery/pre-school supports children with special educational needs/or disabilities and children who are learning English as an additional language. The nursery employs a team of 10 staff who all hold recognised childcare qualifications.


It has been a trying year for everyone across the country. Over a third (35%) of local authorities in England reported a rise in the number of providers in their area permanently closing their doors in the last year. We are thankful that we have managed to not be part of that and that our doors remain open. With the new financial year upon us, we have considered at length the affordability, sustainability and sufficiency of our childcare provision. In order to continue to provide quality childcare and education to children from birth to five years, due to the increase of wages, pensions and running costs of the nursery alongside the government contribution for funded childcare remaining unchanged we are in a position where price increases are sadly unavoidable.


We are really proud that we have managed to fulfil a moral duty and have accommodated our families as and when they have needed to chop and change their childcare arrangements throughout each of the lockdowns. Following this letter, however, as we come out of the other side we must reinstate that any changes to decrease childcare sessions will require four weeks’ notice as is the case for choosing to remove your child from Sunflower Day nursery. 


Despite the fee increase we are really pleased that we have been able to keep our fees as inclusive of all meals and our full day sessions pricing very similarly to other local settings who charge a very similar fee for an 8 hour day as opposed to our 10 hour day.


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


*Top up hours will be charged for anything over the 30, 22.5, 15, 11 hours funded sessions. Including any additional hours on a morning or afternoon session.

*Children who attend for sessions covered by 2 year and 3yr old funding only, will continue to be charged for lunch at the rate of £3.30 and breakfast/ high tea at £1.85

*Parents can provide their own breakfast/lunches/high tea (funded only) and will not be provided with or charged for food

Find Us/

The Race Course Day Nursery, Newton Rd, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot, TQ12 3AF
(We are located in the centre of the racecourse)

01626 334070

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