Sunnyside Nursery School

Dedicated to the individuality of children

Sunnyside Is Now Closed

It is with great sadness that Sunnyside Nursery School has had to permanently close.

About Sunnyside

Sunnyside Nursery School is a private Ofsted-registered nursery school, established over 50 years ago and based in the beautiful old school house in Ashley village. Set in an enviable location and ideally situated between Altrincham, Wilmslow and Knutsford, we boast an outstanding outside environment with large playground, extensive field and a walled 'secret garden', all overlooking the wonderful Cheshire countryside.

Our inside space is equally as impressive, offering large, well-resourced, open classrooms which are bright, inviting and an ideal place for children to learn, explore and develop their natural curiosity.

We are open term time 8am-4pm and provide care and education for children between the ages of 2 and 5. We offer 2, 3 and 4 year funding for 15 - 30 hours. With experienced, qualified and mature staff we have a specific key worker system. This enables us to build positive relationships with the children, securing a close bond and promoting high self-esteem.

We have excellent car parking facilities for an easy drop-off, with the added benefit of access to the local village park.

Ofsted Quote

"Caring and sensitive staff provide a nurturing environment where children are valued. This fosters a strong sense of belonging and community, which promotes children’s emotional wellbeing"

Click here to view our most recent Ofsted inspection report.


Sunnyside Nursery School recently won a place in the Top 20 Nurseries North West England 2019 awarded by

Top 20 Nurseries North West England 2019

Mission statement

We provide a welcoming and stimulating learning environment where children are made to feel valued, safe and secure. Our dedicated staff inspire and support the children to thrive and achieve their full potential. Our aim is to ensure each child leaves nursery with confidence and we provide them with the skills they need to prepare them physically, mentally and emotionally for primary school.

We value and work closely with our parents and outside agencies forming effective partnerships to support the health, education and wellbeing of all our children.


  • Sunnyside is a very, very special place and so are the people who run it and work there. Thank you for taking care of our children – we will miss you.
  • Our son has spent 2 ½ years at Sunnyside, he has developed and achieved thanks to your care, guidance, attention and support. His confidence and abilities 'across the board' are a testament to the huge variety of activities and learning he has been lucky enough to take part in every day. The foundation you have provided for our son's educational journey is one we are truly grateful for.
  • My girls have been so lucky to have been at Sunnyside during their early years and I'm so grateful. I love that you give them plenty of outdoor space, all the activities you do, the baking and preparation for school is invaluable.
  • We're so pleased our daughter has had time to develop her analytical skills but not at the expense of her exercise and imagination which she revels in and is how it should be at nursery.
  • Sunnyside is a hidden gem.

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Contact Us

We welcome visitors throughout the year to come and view our facilities, just give us a call and we can arrange an appointment at your convenience.

School House • Back Lane • Ashley • Altrincham • Cheshire • WA15 0QH

0161 926 8488

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