Sunshine Room


Sunshine Room- Early Learners

We are very pleased that we can offer provision for 2-year olds who are eligible for government funding. This allows children to make an early start on their education and prepare for their time in nursery.

Our data shows that the children who were entitled to, and used the 2-year funding at Sandy Lane Nursery and Forest School last year made significant progress across all areas of learning and development.

With smaller ratios and a full staff team to support the 2-year olds, we ensure that all of the children have the support they need for a smooth, happy transition as they begin their journey here with us. It is crucial that the children feel safe, secure and happy in order for them to learn. We know our children and families very well and work with the parents to meet their child’s needs, whether it be with potty training, taking away the dummy, or anything else.

There is an expectation for our funding that all 2-year olds attend a minimum of 85% of their possible sessions.



We have recently opened ‘Sunshine Room’ as an official room, specially designed for two year olds. Here are some of the comments from the parents:

“The new room is fab! Freya has settled in well with the new children and still loves coming to nursery”

“Looks like a lot of fun! Ellis loves coming to nursery! Nothing I can see to make it better!”

“It is much better organised, a bigger space and much calmer. She has settled in brilliantly after the summer holidays, keep doing what you’re doing”

“Freddie absolutely loves his class and especially his teachers”

“Lovely room. Lola has settled in really well and she’s doing fab”








Our Early Learners and their parents visited the Cheshire Ice Cream Farm! We had so much fun visiting the animals, getting soaking wet in the Honeycomb Canyon, playing on the diggers, and exploring the outdoor area! Then we all had lunch together and a delicious ice-cream, before getting on the big coach to bring us all back to nursery! What a busy day!