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Sunflower Nursery Cambridge

Sunflower Nursery Cambridge thrives due to the high quality of childcare and unique atmosphere. The nursery’s management, trained and motivated staff, along with the community ethos, help to define the small homely nursery.

About Sunflower Nursery Cambridge

Sunflower nursery is small enough for all the nursery staff to know each child and their parents. We offer all parents valuable support with childcare issues and encourage honest discussions between parents and their child’s key-worker to provide consistent childcare between home and nursery. Parents are encouraged to join their children during open nursery sessions and we provide daily feedback on each child. We also host Parents’ evenings twice a year and produce a monthly newsletter to keep parents in touch with Nursery activities.

Sunflower opened in 1991. A bursary fund was set up primarily to help tenants of CHS Group. Bursary funded places are still available for qualifying families. Click here to download an application form.

Opening hours are 8am to 6pm with full and half day sessions available

To read what our parents say about us click here

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For further information or to apply for a place at Sunflower at Cambridge, please get in touch.

If you would like to enquiry about a place for your child at Sunflower Cambridge or arrange a show around visit to view our facilities, please call, email or use our online enquiry form.

Life at Sunflower Nursery Cambridge

We currently welcome 46 children aged from 6 months up to 5 years. We have a separate unit for babies aged from 6 months, and an air conditioned toddler room. Children aged from approximately 2 years upwards are accommodated in a large open plan room, this and our toddler room open directly onto our fully equipped outdoor play area. Children in our main room are subdivided into age related groups. Nursery staff encourage every child to develop through exciting learning opportunities about their interests each day.

The atmosphere at Sunflower is homely, combining fun, care and learning. The nursery values and respects children as individuals with their own unique personalities and needs. We are proud of the fact that we have children from all walks of life and many corners of the globe at Sunflower. As we are also committed to helping children develop at their own pace, we liaise closely with parents to ensure that we accommodate their child’s routine, likes and dislikes.

We have a safe off-road parking area, which is ideal for nursery drop offs and pick ups. We also have a locked buggy area where you can leave your buggy or car seats during the working day.

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What People Say...

"The staff make a huge effort to make every day different and to do fun and educational activities. Because the nursery is small, they get to know each child well and certainly helped our children work through their terrible twos (!) in an individualised way. The staff show huge pride when the children learn something new, which is evidence of their devotion to them."

Lucy (Mother of Child)

"At the end of the day when you pick up your little one and they are content, it gives you that overall satisfaction that staff at the nursery have taken good care of your child during your absence."

Prajina (Mother of Child)

"The staff are extremely professional, caring and well trained, and there are many opportunities for feedback and advice. Our son feels safe and happy, and he is thriving."

Rachel (Mother of Child)

"Absolutely fantastic nursery. The staff are so friendly, calm, informative and really take the time to tell you about your child’s day. I have absolute confidence in their handling of my son - when he needs more cuddles than usual, I know that they really see to his needs."

Kiemia (Mother of Child)

"We have been so impressed with every aspect of Sunflower Nursery and our little boy loves attending. The baby room is cosy and inviting with many different stations for curious babies, there is a new and exciting activity for them to discover every day."

Helen (Mother of Child)

Fees - Sunflower Cambridge 1 April 2019 – 31 March 2020


Nursery rates

Day rate (1 – 4 days per week)
Snowdrops (6m-1yr) and Bluebells (1-2yrs) £63.05
Tulips (2-3yrs) £59.50
Buttercups (3+yrs) £77.10

Full time day rate (5 days per week)
Snowdrops (6m-1yr) and Bluebells (1-2yrs) £56.75
Tulips (2-3 yrs) £53.55
Buttercups (3+yrs) £69.40

Half day rate (1–5 days per week)
Snowdrops (6m – 1yr) and Bluebells (1 – 2yrs) N/A
Tulips (2-3yrs) £32.75
Buttercups (3+yrs) £38.55


1 day £50
2-3 days £100
3+ days £200
Funded only £25

Meet the team at Sunflower Cambridge

All our staff have undergone extensive DBS and security checks prior to employment. They have the skills and qualities we require when working with children, most of them qualified to Level 3 and above in Childcare qualifications. They are all trained regularly in paediatric first aid, basic child protection, moving & handling, health & safety, fire safety, food hygiene, infection control as well as other bespoke training as required.

Kristen Dutton Sunflower Nursery Cambridge

Kristen Dutton

Nursery Manager

Babi Smith Sunflower Nursery Cambridge

Babi Smith

Deputy Manager

Julie Chivers

Julie Chivers

Community Support Manager

Sunflower at Cambridge

2a Stretten Avenue
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