Braeside @ Sunflowers Paignton

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 5 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

Price list for our session times

Prices correct of April 2018

0-2 years 2-5 years
8:30am – 5:30pm £46.50 8:30am – 5:30pm £44.50
8:30am – 1:00pm £26.50 8:30am – 1:00pm £24.50
1:00pm – 5:30pm £26.50 1:00pm – 5:30pm £24.50




Hourly rate

(Including funding top up)

2 Year-old Funding: £4.95

3-4 Year-old Funding £3.82

All prices correct as of 2nd April 2018



Our breakfast session includes a choice of cereals 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 a light tea. The afternoon session includes a light tea.

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

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 holiday to use across the year.

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

Term Dates 2018 / 2019

Autumn Term

Stretched & Term Time only: 3rd September 2018 – 21st December 2018

HALF TERM: 22nd – 26th October 2018

Term Time only return date: Monday 7th January 2019

Stretched return date: 2nd January 2019


Spring Term

Stretched: 2nd January 2019 – 5th April 2019

Term Time only: 7th January 2019 – 5th April 2019

HALF TERM: 18th – 22nd February 2019

Return date: Monday 25th February 2019


Summer Term

Stretched: 8th April 2019 – 30th August 2019

Term Time only: 22nd April 2019 – 12th July 2019

Easter Holidays: 8th – 22nd April 2019

Return date: Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Half Term: 27th – 31st May 2019

Return date: Monday 3rd June 2019

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

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All parents need to complete a registration form to book a place at Nursery. Please collect this from the office or Nursery Manager. Please come and take a visit to the Nursery and ask questions to make sure we are right for your requirements

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.

Please telephone the Nursery as soon as possible if your child is sick and will not be attending on that day, as staff will be preparing for that child to be part of the day. We need to be aware of serious sickness that can spread easily in order to inform other parents. If your child has been sick or has had diarrhoea they will need to be kept away from the setting for at least 48 hours. This is advice given to us by the Health Protection Agency and actively helps us to manage these issues appropriately. Unfortunately, we are unable to refund any fees for any days missed due to sickness as we will have already put staff in place for that child on that day.

You will receive an invoice before the first day of each month. Fees must be paid two weeks from this date. Fees can be paid by cheque or directly into the setting bank account: details from the respective Nursery. We discourage the use of cash.

We are happy to administer anything that has been prescribed by your Doctor. If your child has a condition that requires any specific intervention, it is essential that you talk to us at the beginning of your child’s time at Nursery so that we can get the appropriate medical advice and training for members of staff who would be working with your child. Of course, you will be expected to fill in forms confirming that you give permission for staff to administer medicine, each and every time you ask us to do so.

We are more than happy for parents to book extra days for their children with us as and when needed. We will do our best to fit your child in. Extra days can be booked through your Nursery Manager. You will be invoiced in the usual way.

We do our very best to make sure that parents are happy with our service. If there is something that you are unhappy about, please go straight to the Manager of the setting and they will do everything possible to sort out the issue.

All children have accidents and whilst we work hard to ensure your children are safe they will have bumps and bruises whilst playing. When this happens we will ask you to sign an accident form when collecting your child to say that you have been told about the accident. For more serious accidents we will, of course, contact you at the time. It is a policy of ours to make certain that parents do not come to the setting unaware that their child has had an accident, so we will endeavour to telephone you if we think it is a valid option.

Please inform Nursery staff if your child has had an accident before coming in on that day, we may ask you to complete a form.

Every child has a key worker who will be introduced to you during the settling in sessions or before if we visit you at your house on the home visit. The key workers’ role is to get to know you and your child. They will be the familiar person to you from the start if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child. Staff are always in the same rooms, and you will quickly get to know most of them.

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 your 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 to 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 an 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 Head Count 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.