Cook School

As part of cook school the children have been making their own pizzas !

Much tastier, cheaper, healthier and more importantly much more fun !

The children have made their own dough, measuring out the ingredients, kneading and rolling the dough.

They chose their own pizza toppings, discussing where they come from and what is healthy and unhealthy and having a go at chopping them.

The children have also been learning where food comes from using real foods, reading books and drawing different fruits and vegetables.

They have explored the foods, learning names of new ones and describing the different textures.

They used weighing scales to explore and talk about which were heaviest and lightest.

As well as pizzas they have made their own ice cream and fettuccine.

Children’s Heart Surgery Fund

We had a visit this morning from Katie Bear from the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund.

She came to thank the children for raising lots of money to help the young patients at the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit based at the LGI

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We are recruiting

Childcare Bank Staff – Sunbeams Day Nursery

Are you looking for a flexible, fun, and highly rewarding job role that works around you and your family?

Award winning Sunbeams Day Nursery are currently looking for people to join their team as a Bank Staff Assistant.

Days and hours are offered between 7.30am and 6.00pm Monday to Friday. Tell us what days you are available for work each week and we will inform you of the hours we have available across our 4 sites, this way, you can pick and choose your hours to suit.

The duties of the role will include providing high quality care and learning experiences for children within Sunbeamsand empowering our children to reach their maximum potential. You must be able to communicate well with children and parents and demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team.

The role of a Bank Staff is to help support in busy times which may include holidays, sickness and training. Due to the size of our company there are lots of shifts available for our Bank Staff and can often lead to permanent jobs being offered.

On the job training is provided and opportunities are available to access fully funded NVQ training.

This is a great opportunity if you are looking to work around existing commitments, such as family, work, college or university.

For further information contact Shelley Briggs on

Alison celebrates 10 years with Sunbeams


Sunbeams is all about the staff and we have some amazing staff.

We are very lucky to have lots, who have been with us for many years.

Alison our nursery manager at Harrogate has been with us for 10 years and we couldn’t let the milestone go unnoticed.

The comments in her card say it all. Enjoy the champagne !

Thank You

We would like to thank all the parents and children at Sunbeams who have sent so many lovely cards , letters and presents.

There are way too many to put them all on here.

We would like to wish all our leavers a wonderful summer and good luck at your new schools in September .