Sunny Days Day Nursery & Pre-School, Ellesmere Port

Situated just a few minutes from Ellesmere Port Hospital, Partou Sunny Days offers a convenient day-care option to parents working in the centre of town.

Our dedication to providing children with the strongest foundations also makes us popular with families throughout the areas of Whitby, Great Sutton, Hope Farm and Whitbyheath.

Facilities

Exciting learning activities, carefully planned around your child’s interests and needs

Highly qualified childcare practitioners with safeguarding and first aid training

Healthy and delicious meals from our seasonal menu, freshly prepared at the nursery

Spacious playrooms and large outdoor areas featuring climbing frames, playhouses, gardening patches and water play stations

A large private car park, safe and convenient for dropping off and picking up

Funded Childcare Places Available

The Partou experience

At Partou, the children lead the way. They explore their surroundings and learn about the world they live in, by choosing for themselves which activity they want to join in with next.

Our team are there to care for them and keep them safe. To nurture their emerging abilities and encourage them to seize each fun-packed day. But not to tell them what to do next.

Why? Because when children are allowed to choose their own activities, rather than being told what to do, they naturally choose the activities they’re most interested in. And scientific research has shown that being interested in what they’re doing is the easiest and best way for children to learn.

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Food & nutrition

Creating healthy eating habits for young children stretches far beyond their time with us. It encourages a lifelong positive relationship with food whilst building healthy bodies and healthy minds. Here’s how we encourage healthy eating habits:

  • Rotating menus: Evidence shows regular exposure to foods helps children to develop their taste for them, yet we still want to offer variety. So, we rotate our menus on a three-to-four-week basis, offering the perfect balance between exposing children to new foods yet allowing them to become familiar with flavours.
  • A lunchtime focus: We prioritise lunch as a time where children can enjoy their food. There is a social aspect to all lunches and, where possible, children are encouraged to take an active interest in the food they eat.
  • Fresh food everyday: We serve children fresh food every day and accommodate many different dietary requirements. We have procedures in place to protect children with food allergies and offer different meal options too. If your child has a dietary requirement, simply let us know as part of our registration process and we’ll make sure we meet the needs of your child.

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Nursery fees

Full time
Weekly Rate
Daily
7:30am – 6:00pm
Morning
7:30am – 1:00pm
Afternoon
1:00pm – 6:00pm
£273.00 £57.75 £36.50 £35.00

 

Registration Fee: £75 (Non Refundable)
10% discount off eldest child’s fees for siblings

  • Universal 15 hours free childcare entitlement is available to all 3 and 4 year olds, extending to 30 hours for eligible working families*.
  • 15 hour free childcare entitlement is also available to 2-year-olds subject to availability.

For the latest childcare funding information, please visit our dedicated resource page.

* Please note that free childcare entitlement from the government is only applied to the ‘care’ element of your invoice and does not cover meals which are charged at £6.75 per morning session and £5.50 per afternoon session. Consumables will also be charged at £0.75 per morning session and £0.75 per afternoon session.

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Sunny Days
Day Nursery
& Pre-school

0151 356 3633

Open Mon - Fri, 7.30am to 6.00pm

50 Vale Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 9AY

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What families say?

Overall rating

5 stars

83%

4 stars

14%

3 stars

1%

2 stars

1%

1 star

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Louise M

5 stars

01 May 2024

From the moment my son started here there has been so much support for him and to get him settled. I am seeing a massive change and improvement in his social and vocal skills which makes me so happy to see. All the staff are lovely and helpful.

K S

5 stars

27 April 2024

Our child has been attending Sunny Days since they were 11 months old. They established amazing bonds with the workers, especially their key workers. We felt rest assured that our child was happy and being well looked after. The staff are amazing, very personable and approachable. We would particular...

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L U

5 stars

27 April 2024

My son has attended Sunny Days since 2021 when he was 6 months old. I cannot fault the care that he receives. He has epilepsy and a speech delay. Sunny Days have managed his conditions extremely well. I have the utmost faith in them. Would recommend highly to others.

V G

5 stars

20 April 2024

My child has been going to Sunny Days for three years. He started in the Tweenies room, moved up to Toddlers, he's now in the Preschool room and will soon be leaving to start primary school. In all his time at Sunny Days, he has had so much fun. The whole team are amazing, so kind and caring with the...

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Sarah B

5 stars

05 April 2024

Started my daughter's settling sessions in Feb, and let's just say she just wasn't settling. It was such a stressful time as I was due back to work and needed to get her sorted and ready. The ladies at the nursery worked so well with me, with many hints, tips, and lots of reassurance that she would j...

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Laura C

5 stars

05 April 2024

This nursery is fantastic, the support and care my child has received has been amazing. Having a child who has been diagnosed with additional needs can be frightening but the staff have been super supportive to both myself and my child. Couldn't have chosen a better nursery for us.

N A

4 stars

27 March 2024

Staff are friendly throughout and they seem to know your child. Rapid response in opening the door once the bell is rung, this is important as it shows the nursery understands that parents bringing children are rushing to work. The nursery management is easily approachable, friendly and easy to talk...

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R B

5 stars

26 March 2024

My eldest first came to Sunny Days in 2018 and now my other two children attend too! It’s such a lovely nursery, the girls are amazing with the children and my boys are coming on leaps and bounds. I know they are getting well looked after which means I don’t have to worry whilst I'm working as th...

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K C

5 stars

25 March 2024

I have had children at Sunny Days since 2019 and they have loved every minute of their time there. The staff go above and beyond to make sure the children are engaged and having fun. It has a real family feel to it and you can tell the staff genuinely care about the children which makes it easier to ...

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Emma G

5 stars

23 March 2024

Since coming to this nursery my children have really come on in all developmental areas. The nursery is really in tune with children's wants and needs, basing a lot of activities on their interests. All of the staff are friendly, approachable and proactive. My children thoroughly enjoy their time her...

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L T

5 stars

19 March 2024

My child has been attending Sunny Days since October 2023. The staff are so kind and caring and make me feel at complete ease when leaving my child at nursery. I absolutely love the daily update on the app! The activities are fabulous and are tailored to my child’s experiences and learning goals. I...

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K S

5 stars

15 March 2024

I cannot thank the staff enough, especially in the preschool room. The time and effort they show each day is just wonderful as a parent, it shows when my son comes home and says how much fun he's had that day. The range of activities is great for my son to join in things he would never do at home. ...

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Jo S

5 stars

13 March 2024

Highly recommend! Both my girls go and I have never worried about them whilst they are there which is such a weight off my shoulders. Especially with going back to work and having severe Mum guilt, I know when they are there they are well cared for and are having fun. The staff are friendly, approach...

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C M

5 stars

11 March 2024

My son has attended for almost 2 years. He really struggled to settle in his previous nursery from the age of 9 months and this left me worried about leaving him being my first child. I took the plunge and moved him to Sunny Days and I can honestly say it was the best decision I’ve ever made. The s...

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Laura-Jayne B

2 stars

16 December 2023

I would not recommend this nursery for children with special educational needs as they are not an inclusive nursery. As a SEN parent, you are left to fight with the nursery for support and have to manage own EHCP application. Sunny Days should be working in partnership with parents to give good qual...

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Why Partou?

For us at Partou, childcare isn’t just a job, it’s a journey – one where every child leads us in a unique new direction.

As part of the Netherlands’ largest childcare group, we’ve access to world-leading expertise in learning and development, so you can be confident your child will benefit from an experience as unique as they are.

Of course, care is as much about empathy as education, and ours is a child-led approach that emphasises building confidence and curiosity – so that every child in our care has the freedom to flourish.

Reassurance for you and your little one

Care

We’re more than just a team; we’re a close community driven by our passion for childcare, and our commitment to each individual child’s development. We know that by working together, we’re stronger.

Compassion

In our community, compassion isn’t just a word; it’s our way of life. By embracing our differences, we make our community more diverse and vibrant. We build strong, supportive relationships with the children and each other, based on trust and understanding.

Continuous learning

We believe strongly in development, for the children in our care and for ourselves. Through continuous learning, we help our team and our children reach their full potential. Together, we make a positive impact, in our communities and across wider society.

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