About Us

Selecting a Day Nursery for your child is a very important decision

At My Sunshine Day Nursery we aim to make that decision as easy as is possible for each of our parents by providing a stimulating and caring environment that caters for every child’s needs allowing each child to reach their full potential whilst in our care.  A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right as it provides the foundation for children to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.


 About Us & My Sunshine Day Nursery

We are a small family run Day Nursery business owned by Mike and Penny Ballardie and managed by Harriet Ballardie.

In January 2018 My Sunshine Day Nursery opened its first Nursery setting in Mortlake. Our Nursery is run by a dedicated Management and Staff Team – all very highly qualified in early years childcare. Our mantra in setting up this Nursery is that both the best education and care for your child, as well as ultimate success for our business, comes from the quality and the consistency of the Staff team that we employ. Therefore we are committed to finding the best possible Staff members so as to provide you, as parents, ‘peace of mind’ in the knowledge that your child is being cared for in a safe, healthy, fun and loving environment. Every child’s welfare and care is at the heart of everything we do at My Sunshine Day Nursery & Pre-School


Harriet Ballardie

Harriet has 10 years of experience working in childcare and has completed a BA Hons in Childcare with Special Needs. Having started at the bottom of the childcare ladder as a Nursery Assistant, Harriet has gained significant experience working in different roles across a number of settings whilst gaining all her childcare qualifications. In 2014 Harriet was hired into her first manager role to lead a new Nursery start-up in Canary Wharf on behalf of a private owner. Over a 2-year period she successfully maximized occupancy of the Nursery with 165 children and led 80 staff. Harriet now wants to bring all her experience and know-how into making My Sunshine Day Nursery a premium quality early years provider.


Mike Ballardie

Mike brings a wealth of senior management in business within the Sports sector and until recently operated as a CEO for a global Tennis company.


Penny Ballardie

Following a career in HR at one of the leading investment banks in the City, Penny currently works as an Administrator at a private girls school in Surrey and brings a deep-rooted understanding of the processes required to deliver both high levels of safeguarding and meet the administrative needs of Ofsted.