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. 

Our 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 to us 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. Children develop a good relationship with their key worker through play and various activities provided. 

Parents are encouraged to visit with their child prior to starting nursery to help build up their confidence in this new environment. Contact us to set up an appointment for a show around.

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. Feedback is recorded on Tapestry for each child, providing information regarding activities, meals, sleeping and nappy changes. This ensures parents gain an understanding of their child’s day.

Our Passion

Our passion is learning, but learning through play,
We don’t want to sit, we’re not wired that way.

Out in the water, we can learn with such pleasure,
Filling and pouring, yet learning with measure.

The sand pit; such fun, but imagine the teaching,
Planning and building, yet no one is preaching.

Our imaginations on fire, we scribe our own stories,
We love receiving stickers, we learn through our glories.

We’re making friends, whilst improving our speech,
Our environment’s our classroom, set out right to teach. 

There’s nothing you can’t learn, by moving around,
We wiggle and poke, with our bums on the ground. 

At Sandytots Nursery we build up resilience
We’re proud and we’re happy, to show off our brilliance .

Our passion is learning, but learning through play,
Don’t sit us down, we’re not wired that way.

Tapestry

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

EYFS

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

OFSTED

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