Sandfield Day Nursery, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Sandfield Day Nursery, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Sandfield Day Nursery, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Sandfield Day Nursery is large purpose built day nursery with caring and dedicated staff, situated in the grounds of the John Radcliffe Hospital to care for the children of the Trust employees and local community.

Friendly and well established, the nursery provides a happy, sociable environment where every child is treated as an individual. The nursery has rooms for each individual age group with a specialist baby unit and spacious gardens that provide an excellent outdoor environment.

Group: Childbase Partnership

Person in charge: Kim Hambridge (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Oxfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 40

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 113

Age Range: from 0 years 2 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Vacancies

7 Child Vacancies

posted 27 Aug 2015

Now taking registrations

Current Reviews

Review Score: 9.2 (9.161)

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Sandfield Day Nursery

My son (18 months) has recently moved up to a new class which he found quite unsettling, however the staff made sure he went through the process as easy as possible by offering to send up his previous carers if needed so he felt some familiarity. This was very comforting to hear as a parent. In addition to this we always find all staff very friendly, always saying hello and making you feel welcome. They often stay over their shift hours to continue chatting to us about our child's day at nursery, if we arrive to collect our son as they are finishing the day.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandfield Day Nursery? Extremely likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Sandfield Day Nursery

I have nothing but praise for this nursery. From the moment I looked around I was completely impressed. My son has been coming here since he was nine months old. The staff are all friendly, caring and helped so much with settling him into nursery life - he loves it! The environment is bright, airy and always extremely clean and the Caterpillar room (baby room) has lots of different areas to assist with your child's development. I have recommended the nursery to many of my pregnant friends and will continue to do so. We get daily feedback of what our son has eaten, slept and played with on that day and there really isn't anything better than seeing him so happy with his key workers. Thank you for all you have done so far and I look forward to watching him develop in the nursery over the coming months and years.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandfield Day Nursery? Extremely likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Sandfield Day Nursery

I cannot recommend this nursery highly enough. My son has been at the nursery for over two years after a very bad start with another nursery! Sandfield is the only place he has settled very quickly and this is down to the exceptional professionalism and caring nature of the staff and the stimulating environment (not to mention the amazing garden). Genuinely all the staff are great, but the key workers (assigned to my son) really did take the time to get to know him and build strong relationships to help him grow, develop and feel safe and secure. I really want to thank Sandfield for making my sons time at your nursery such an enjoyable (and developmental experience). They also saved my sanity by allowing me to leave my precious bundle in an environment where we felt very confident in the care he was receiving. I honestly cannot recommend this nursery highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandfield Day Nursery? Extremely likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Sandfield Day Nursery

Our three-year old twins have really enjoyed their two-and-a-bit years at Sandfield and we could not have wished for a more positive start to their nursery/school life. They have been very happy and settled, and we feel incredibly lucky that they have been so well cared for by such kind, experienced and professional staff in such a warm and child-friendly environment. The facilities are great – bright, spacious, inviting rooms and a fabulous outdoor space – and the food is fantastic, too. At every stage, we feel that staff have really taken time to get to know our children's individual personalities, as well as respecting their relationship as twins. The reception staff, kitchen staff and management all know the individual children too, and are always friendly, polite and professional – you really get the feeling that individual staff members are part of a cohesive team that works well together. We would have no hesitation in recommending Sandfield to others (and frequently do!).

How likely would you be to recommend Sandfield Day Nursery? Extremely likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Sandfield Day Nursery

I would recommend this nursery (and have done)! The baby room where we put our then 7 month old is amazing. We were so worried about someone else caring for our baby, but they were excellent in helping us and him adjust. They really cared for him so well and his key workers Gemma and April were fabulous. I never though I'd be happy to leave him, but we were! They were super accommodating of all his and our preferences and worked with us to care for him at all times. Thank you!

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Sandfield Day Nursery

Satisfied parents, happy toddler!
My husband and I are very pleased with our decision to place our son at Sandfield Day Nursery. The management are efficient and transparent, Kim and Kerrie do whatever they can to support us as parents but also manage any issues quickly and effectively. The staff at Sandfield are extremely professional and friendly, from Tracey in the kitchen to the staff in the rooms they take the time to talk to us and Oliver and are more than happy to spend extra time with us to discuss any concerns and parenting strategy. We will be using Sandfield again for subsequent children.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandfield Day Nursery? Extremely likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Sandfield Day Nursery

Great facilities in a lovely setting e.g big garden/play area. Friendly staff.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Sandfield Day Nursery

We have used Sandfield for 3 years and have been delighted with its care. My son who is now at school, very much enjoyed his time at Sandfield. My daughter has been at the nursery since she was aged 1, she is now nearly 4. She is very content at nursery. The garden is fantastic and there is a wide range of activities. The staff in the rooms, at reception and in management are wonderful. Thank you.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Sandfield Day Nursery

I was so anxious taking my son to a nursery having spent the majority of time with him since birth and returning to work full time is never easy. However the warmth and friendly positive atmosphere provided by the nursery has made this transition so much easier. The Caterpillars staff are just lush and always go that extra mile to give my child the best of them. All I want to say is a huge big thank you. x

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Sandfield Day Nursery

I would recommend this nursery to any prospective parent. Our son (age 2.5 yrs) has been at Sandfield for the past 9 months. He goes in every day happy and excited, and is always in good form when collected. The staff went out of their way to welcome us and settle him in initially. They (everyone, from the front door to the classroom to the kitchen) are always smiling, attentive and interested, no matter what time of day or day of the week it is. He has made good friends and learnt an enormous amount while there, achieving all the relevant milestones. It gives huge relief and confidence to know that he is being so well cared for in a safe and joyful environment. We feel very lucky to have got him into this nursery and have enrolled our second baby also.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Sandfield Day Nursery

Great staff, friendly and professional yet very caring with the children. Excellent environment, lots of different activities and toys available.

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Sandfield Day Nursery

I have 3 chidlren and they all attend Sandfield. I cannot recommend this nursery enough to any families looking for a loving and secure day care for their children. The staff are always helpful and genuinely care about the children. They always have time for you should you need to discuss anything of concern. It is also apparent that it is a happy working environment, therefore the children and the carers enjoy being there. There are always lots of activities going on and the play themes are always educational. I will be very sad when my youngest daughter is old enough to leave this nursery because they have helped me so much in these demanding years and the girls will miss it too.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Sandfield Day Nursery

Our daughter, now almost 4 has been at Sandfield since the age of 6 months. The entire of our experience from the initial settling in visits where we could observe her from the managers office on CCTV through to her current pre school setting has been outstanding. Each of the settings she has moved through has provided a caring safe environment for her to develop in and she has always looked forward to going to nursery every day. The key worker system provides a consistent routine for the children as well as a point of contact for the parents. The quality of the resources is excellent with the outdoor spaces in particular standing out. Dedicated areas for each age group are provided close to each room with a large more communal play area offset. The design of the space allows for the staff to be able to keep an eye on the children wherever they are. The food is great with a varied menu prepared on site. Any special dietary requirements are not a problem and come birthday time the cook makes a cake to order for her and her class. The range of activities each day means she always has plenty to tell us when asked "what did you do today?" with lots of creative painting and model making as well as music and storytelling. In the preschool she has been introduced to writing, counting and reading at a pace to suit her and I feel she has a great foundation to take on to primary school at the end of the year. I will be quite sad when the time comes to leave Sandfield and I am sure she will be too. I would not hesitate at all to recommend Sandfield Day Nursery.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Sandfield Day Nursery

Staff are very happy and take time to get to know the individual children and their needs. Very stimulating environment, my daughter enjoyed the 2 and half years she attended which gave her a fantastic start.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Sandfield Day Nursery

Our daughter has been at the nursery since she was 8 months old and has always been happy there. All the staff take an interest in her development, even after she had moved up from each room and are genuinely caring rather than it being just part of the job. The range of activities offered is brilliant and the scope of things she has been taught has put her way a head of her friends who have not been at this nursery. The nursery is managed very well and suggestion made are always taken on board. The food provided is of excellent quality and very diverse - so that our daughter is happy to try anything. Every aspect of this nursery is brilliant and I would thoroughly recommend it.

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Sandfield Day Nursery

Great nursery, staff are friendly and wonderful with children. Brilliant at creating imagination and craft within the children. Weekend books are a good idea, a pity we no longer have one as I think the parent misses out on details.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Sandfield Day Nursery

I feel very happy leaving my son in their care. They are like one big family. They do many good things for different celebrations, for example Halloween. The manager, Kim, is the best! So understanding and very well liked. So friendly!

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Sandfield Day Nursery

We continue to be impressed by Sandfield Nursery, the facilities and friendly staff are fantastic. It was our first choice when choosing a nursery, we looked at five in total. Our daughter has attended the nursery for 18 months now and loves her time there, and is getting so much out of it. Highly recommended.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Sandfield Day Nursery

Excellent care for children in a safe, friendly, and nurturing environment. All staff throughout the nursery are approachable and attentive to both parents and children. I cannot fault Sandfield Nursery, and both our children have been extremely happy there. Thank you to all the staff.

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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