Little Grafters Day Nursery

A Sunflower Group Day Nursery. Parent partnership for families who want much more than education. We innovate to educate. We offer teacher led education for children from 3 months to 11 years.

Operating as usual


Sunflower Sunday #eybiggrow


Summer Holiday ideas


A host of free fun activities have kicked off for the summer in Tameside and are available at various centres across the borough.
#whilst we do not have availability at our Sunflower centres we feel it’s important to sign post eligible families to this provision.

Fuel 4 Fun is taking place across the borough over the six-week holidays, with sport, music, crafts, gardening, cooking, nature trails and a host of other opportunities to develop new skills.

The project is also offering holiday camp places and is delivering thousands of food hampers for families in receipt of free school meals.

Places are available for free for children who receive benefits-related free school meals. For others, places are available for a fee.

To request a booking form, email [email protected] for details.


We love books and reading at Sunflower and delighted that we will be able to reopen our book sharing libraries and story bags soon #read


The first 1001 days include pregnancy and the first two years of a child's life. There is clear, compelling evidence that this is a significant and influential phase in development. ... It sets the groundwork for children's developing emotional wellbeing, resilience and adaptability; the competencies they need to thrive.


Register your child at Sunflower #beststart #uniquechild


Summer Holiday ideas


Continuing to keep our families safe


1.Call us, book a visit and see what our childcare is all about #sunflower


Just one word …….




Our Ashton- Under- Lyne nursery


Double bonus for August sign ups - recommend a friend to our nursery and when they register and start to attend we will credit your fees T&C’s apply


Next week at Stalybridge holiday club our topic is science #kidsclub book now last few places remaining


Mathematics an important part of learning for children in the early years & receiving a good grounding in maths is an essential life skill. As well as numeracy, it helps skills such as problem solving,understanding ,using shapes & measure & developing their own spatial awareness.


Limited places this Summer to keep your children safe. For further information contact Stalybridge on 0161 641 7373


We love supporting Reubens Retreat, a local charity close to our hearts 💙


Our Hyde nursery


Mathematical thinking begins in the early years with dialogue and real-world exploration - it’s all around us


Mathematics is one of the seven areas of the early years foundation stage and is used to develop a child's confidence and ability with number but also to encourage their understanding of shapes, space and measures.


From our Stalybridge report


Summer Holiday ideas


Well done England, we are extremely proud of each and everyone of you.


Aside from all the benefits listed so far, role play can aid early years physical development. Roleplay is very physical - children love to ‘imagine’ that their saving the day by running to the rescue. Through role-play, children are engaging and developing their hand to eye coordination, fine and gross motor skills.


Everyone is waiting …..


Roleplay naturally produces scenarios that young children haven’t faced yet. Therefore they have to think outside the box for a solution. Thus, they begin to develop their problem-solving skills, especially when roleplaying in a group.


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We offer teacher led education for children from 3 months to 11 years.

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Childcare and education from 3 years to school & beyond.
30 hours childcare available
Free 15 hours childcare available for eligible 2 & 3 year old children in Tameside.



1 Warrington Street

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 6pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 6pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 6pm
Thursday 7:30am - 6pm
Friday 7:30am - 6pm
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