Welcome to Sunshine Pre-school in Exmouth, Devon

At Sunshine Pre-school our emphasis is on

We are open 51 weeks of the year Monday to Friday 8.00am-5.00pm only closing for one week at Christmas and Bank Holidays.

If you’re looking for a little something extra in your choice of pre-school, get in touch now. You’ll be glad you did!

Our Environment

Being a smaller setting, we can offer a warm and bright home from home environment for children from 2yrs old….

How we Operate

We are registered with Ofsted to care for children from 2 to 5 years old. We’re open 51 weeks of the year from 8.00am to 5.00pm.

Virtual Tour

Take a 3D virtual tour of our Pre-school. Walk around our building and view our outside spaces at your leisure.

What makes us special…

At Sunshine we pride ourselves on giving children and their families a warm and friendly welcome.

We offer plenty of opportunities for your little ones to explore, play, investigate, make friends and become more confident and independent. We are a packaway setting which means that we can regularly change the layout of the room.

Although our ethos is ensuring that we provide as much exciting and interesting experiences for your children utilizing our lovely inside and outside spaces our families are just as important to us, after all WE MAY LOOK AFTER THE MOST PRECIOUS JEWELS IN YOUR LIFE BUT WE ALSO LOOK AFTER THE CROWN THAT HOLDS THEM…ALL OUR FAMILIES MATTER TO US.

We are always there to help and support you along their learning journey with us.

Our activities…

Using the seven areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS); Personal Social and Emotional Development (PSED), Communication and Language, Physical Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding of the World and Expressive Arts and Design, we plan and implement a wide range of activities to develop children’s learning on a daily basis.

Click the button below to read few examples of how we would implement each area of learning across the whole nursery.

Our aims…

  • to do our very best at all times in everything we do
  • to do our utmost to provide the highest possible standards in early childhood care and education, and aim to support the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum
  • to provide a safe, secure happy environment for the children as well as for staff and families
  • to ensure equal access to all facilities and activities for all staff, parents and children irrespective of background or additional needs by observing our Equality policy
  • to provide a supportive and progressive environment where training and personal development needs may be met


Proof is in the pudding in more ways than one at Sunshine Nursery.  Our daughter, Isabella always looks forward to going there to enjoy the garden, playground area and the toys/activities inside and enthusiastically tells us what she had for lunch which is a good menu.  When we pick up Isabella, she is so happy and confident.  The staff are really friendly and go out of their way to keep all the children entertained and engaged.  A lovely nursery which this Dad and Mum highly recommends.

I 100% recommend sunshine, both my boys went to sunshine and my youngest is off to big school in September. We will miss sunshine and all the staff so much. The staff always go the extra mile for the children and for us parents.

They have a lovely garden and always being creative, Isaac always leaves with a smile on his face 🙂xx

I chose Sunshine Pre-School for my daughter after being recommended by a friend, I can honestly say it was the best decision I made for her. My daughter loves everything about Sunshine especially the garden and the allotment, as she loves being outside which they encourage a lot. She’s made so many friends and Andrea + her team of staff at the pre-school are amazing with her and use such a personal yet professional approach to childcare. They are also great with myself as a parent, always helpful and accommodating – nothing is too much trouble for them, they’re happy to help. If anyone is looking for childcare in the area then I would highly recommend Sunshine Pre-School, it’s 10/10.

When looking for a pre-school for our son we visited a lot of different ones in Exmouth. Sunshine stood out to us because of how incredibly friendly and experienced the staff were, the space the children got to play in (outside access was a must!) and how happy the children all were in the friendly atmosphere. We visited many other providers where children looked ‘lost’ in the vast spaces and huge numbers, some where children never went out, had no garden access etc. Sunshine ticks all the boxes and you will not be disappointed if you choose them for looking after your children. Sunshine have been amazing to us (I would count the staff as friends) and our son and he has absolutely loved every second of his time there. The care, love, attentiveness, fun, experiences and knowledge he has gained has been amazing.  I would highly recommend Sunshine to anyone looking for an outstanding place to send their children.