Our latest Ofsted report
Session times
Monday 9.30-2.30pm
Tuesday 9.30-2.30pm
Wednesday 9.30-12.30pm
Thursday 9.30-2.30pm
Friday 9.30-12.30pm

The Team

Nicola Taylor
DPGCE Level 6
Joined Sunnyside in 2014

I am a qualified teacher and have worked in schools in the UK and overseas since 1995.

I have 2 children teenage children, one of whom attended Sunnyside before going on to The Meads.

My son had such a good experience at Sunnyside, that I decided to apply for a job as an assistant in 2014.

Over the past 4 years I have continued to learn so much from the talented, experienced and enthusiastic staff here. I now have the privilege of leading the team here and I'm committed to building on Sunnyside's success.

In my spare time I enjoy time outdoors, gardening and taking part in triathlons, when I'm not chasing around after the kids!

Jan Becker
Deputy manager
Joined Sunnyside in 2002

I have always worked with children and have worked in a school in Crawley and I was Manager of a local Day Nursery before having my own children.

After a period of time at home with my two daughters, I joined Sunnyside in 2002, where my roles have been Assistant, Assistant Manager, Manager, SENCo and currently Assistant Manager.

I did a Pre-school Learning Alliance Foundation course in 1986 and updated my qualifications in 2004 with a Diploma in Pre-school Practice. I also hold First Aid, Safeguarding Children and Food Hygiene certificates.

Trudy Pitman
Joined Sunnyside in 2002

Alison Lentz
Young Peoples Workforce Level 3
Joined Sunnyside in 2017


Jo Humphrey
Joined Sunnyside in 2019

Sarah Wells
Joined Sunnyside in 1995


Sandra Astill
Joined Sunnyside in 1996