About Sandytots

Opened in 2013

At Sandytots Nursery we have high expectations of ourselves. We aim to provide high quality care and a wide range of stimulating and fun experiences that will help children develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to help them make sense of the world. 

The rooms are laid out in well organised areas, where appropriate equipment and materials are easily accessible to the children. This enables them to make choices and become independent learners. All nursery rooms lead out into secure and well equipped gardens. 

We have a fantastic outdoor area split into two sections for younger children aged 0-2 and older children aged between 2-5. This secure play area give children the opportunity to spend time each day getting plenty of fresh air. A range of toys are also available, from balls and bikes, to the large climbing frame and sand pits.  

Your key worker

Sandytots Nursery runs a ‘Key Worker’ system. This means your child will be allocated a member of staff who has a responsibility for developing a trusting and caring relationship with you and your child. 

It is important that children feel that they ‘belong’ and their Key Worker will ensure new children are settled into the group as quickly and easily as possible. Parents are encouraged to visit with their child prior to starting nursery to help build up their confidence in this new environment. 

 Your child’s key worker will ensure your child is developing a range of new skills and is settled and happy. We aim to work in partnership with you to ensure that this happens and provide regular opportunities for you to discuss your child’s progress.


At Sandytots we use Tapestry Journal in order to assist staff and families keep up to date with their children’s learning and development. 


At Sandytots we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).  


Our latest OFSTED inspection was on 21st September 2021, you can view our latest report below.