Sunnyside Community Playgroup

Pre-school for children between 2 and 5 years in Berkhamsted


“I chose Sunnyside Community Playgroup as I love the beautiful location – what a special place for my son to explore! I also really like that they spend so much time outdoors whatever the weather and that they get to spend time on an allotment!” – Ruth

“Leaving your child at a playgroup for the first time can be difficult for both parent and child but the supportive environment provided by Sunnyside made the process so much easier for us.  Every morning my son is happy to toddle into the group with barely a backward glance. He talks about all the “Sunnyside ladies” with affection and has made some good friends amongst the children.  He enjoys playing outside and going for walks.  The allotment has led to some interesting discoveries – usually creepy crawlies – and has inspired us to plant some carrots at home too!  At the end of the session he is proud to show me a picture or tell me what he’s been doing when I pick him up.  Sunnyside is a caring and professional setting where the staff are keen to treat each child as an individual.  The sessions are well structured to ensure there is a balance of individual play as well as staff led activities.  My son will really miss Sunnyside when he leaves at the end of the term, it has been a wonderful introduction to spending time apart from me which will help with a smooth transition to school nursery in September.  Thank you to Hilary and the team” Louise

“My daughter settled quickly at Sunnyside, thanks to the caring and friendly staff and the variety of activities to spark interest and imagination!  Favourites include the allotment adventures, outdoor trike play, singing, arts and crafts and the home corner.  There has always been good communication with her keyworker and we have always felt well supported during tricky times such as toilet training.  My daughter skips along on the way to Sunnyside and has a big smile when I collect her.   I have been impressed by the effective management at Sunnyside and the experienced and committed staff.  I do not hesitate to recommend the playgroup and I look forward to my son starting in 12 months time! “ Joanna