The aim of our staff at Sunrise is to be a group of caring and dedicated practitioners who work as a team, accepting and practicing an agreed educational philosophy, and collectively expressing one clear concern; the total welfare of all the children in their care.  We aim to create an environment where continuity for children and parents is priority and, therefore, we operate a ‘key person’ system. The key person works with parents/carers to plan and deliver a personalised plan for your child’s well-being, care and learning. Our team is fully committed to the Sunrise ethos and includes some that have been with us since opening in September 2011 and some who joined us from our sister site at Langley. 

Sarah Bryan

Sarah Bryan

Our Harrietsham Nursery Manager is Sarah Bryan. Sarah joined us in 2018 and has 9 years of experience in the early years sector. She originally worked in a room leader role at Sunrise and then also trained to be the settings Designated Safeguarding Lead. In January 2021 Sarah was appointed Nursery Manager.

Sunrise Day Nursery

All of our staff are vetted by Capita Recruitment Vetting Services, an independent company instructed by Ofsted. All our room leaders hold a minimum level 3 early years qualification and have a minimum of three years post qualification experience.  Supporting staff hold a minimum early year’s level 2 qualification and professional development plans ensure that additional training is identified and all training is kept up to date.  Staff who are training towards a qualification are given support by a mentor and ‘in house’ time to complete their studies.  We ensure that all staff have regular access to online and face-to-face training events and in particular areas such as Child Protection and Behaviour Management.  Each room has a minimum of one Registered First Aider and we have a designated Safeguarding Lead and Safeguarding officer available at all times.

Support staff

We also have a group of part time, qualified and unqualified staff who assist us to allow our staff to have non-contact time and ensure extra staffing at busy times such as lunchtime. These staff are also available to cover in the event of staff absence or holiday and are fully vetted. 

Sunrise Day Nursery - Harrietsham staff teacher playing with two kids

Administration

Sunrise Day Nursery - Harrietsham staff teacher interacting with the children

General nursery-related email correspondence is dealt directly with the relevant nursery setting.

Billing and payments

Billing and payments are dealt with at our Langley setting. Our dedicated Administration and Operations Officer is Amy McNeill. Amy works from Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm.

Sunrise Day Nursery - Harrietsham staff teacher playing with two kids