Elaine Sim and Jo Head

Tel: 01206 854623


Address:  Braiswick Primary School , Apprentice Drive, Colchester, Essex CO4 5QJ

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Please note: Nursery fees have been considerably reduced since aquisition by Sunhill Daycare the previous fee validity period having now expired.

(For before and after school fees see below)

Sunhill Early Learning Colchester

Located within the secure grounds of Braiswick Primary School, we are a purpose built children’s nursery using the latest eco friendly building technology. We are one of twelve nurseries within the Sunhill Daycare (Europe) Group. Our nursery provides easy transit of children to and from Braiswick Primary School, also enabling children to be cared for before and after school. Our Braiswick major housing developement location offers convenient childcare access for commuters using Colchester’s North Station and the surrounding areas, also those commuting to Colchester from the A12.

We are open from 7.30am until 6.30pm for 51 weeks of the year (excluding Bank Holidays) and our nursery  supports a wide range of children, including those with English as an additional language, also with special educational needs.

We offer a safe, secure and happy environment for children age from 3 months to five years in a stimulating and reassuring care environment.  Thereby enabling your child to develop at their own pace, whilst having fun, making friends and becoming a confident and independent person. Our wide curriculum allows children to broaden their knowledge and enables us to work with parents and carers to tailor each child’s experience. 

Our qualified staff at Sunhill Early Learning support apprentices with their studies and all Sunhill nurseries have continuous access to a Central Support Services team, Operations, Quality and Facilities management to guide them in their practice ensuring children receive good quality care in a safe environment.

All the children have access to a large outdoor all-weather play area incorporating age appropriate reacreational outdoor learning equipment, including a Forest School area. The children learn how to support the environment and all things that live and grow within it, including growing vegetables and flowers.

The Early Years Foundation Stage is used with elements of the Montessori approach to early years development in preschool. Montessori focuses on the immense capacity of children to absorb information by giving them the freedom and independence to learn at their own pace. This is based on the deep understanding of the way children learn, through choosing, trying and doing things for themselves. Our staff guide children in using Montessori resources and equipment which leads to an powerful, confidence – building approach to learning.

Sunhill Early Learning is a fun and exhilarating place to learn through play. All equipment can be explored freely by the children and we offer free flow between outdoor and indoor spaces. Parents children will feel safe and secure in the knowledge that the Sunhill Early Learning provides excellent quality care and early years education.

Fees are paid monthly by direct debit, we also accept payment by nursery voucher, tax free childcare, and 15 or 30 hours government funded free childcare is available to all qualifying parents and children.

Out of school Club fees:

AM 7.45 – 8.45 =£8 per day PM 15.15 – 18.30 = £15 per day

To apply please complete the application form for Siblings (click sibling button) leave attendance hours blank but enter in Is there anything else that you feel we should know….. ‘OSC Application’ plus expected attendance, e.g: Monday- Friday am & pm, etc. There is £25 registration fee.

Special Features

  • Just 5 minutes from A12 and and 10 minutes walk to Colchester North Station
  • Quick access to Central Colchester
  • Modern Purpose built premises
  • Secure adventure garden with summer shade
  • Before and after school care for children to age 11
  • Free 30 hours pre-school places for qualifying children


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  • About Us

    Sunhill’s nurseries provide a happy, caring and secure environment for children aged from 3 months, where assisted by professional carers, teachers and peer presence, children rapidly gain confidence, knowledge and ability.

  • Contact Us

    Support Services
    Sunhill Daycare (Europe) Limited
    PO Box 157
    Royston Hertfordshire
    SG8 9WY

    Tel: 01763 247474
    Fax: 01763 243033