Sandfield Day Nursery
Sandfield Day Nursery
Sandfield Day Nursery

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

Current Vacancies Posted by Sandfield Day Nursery

7 Vacancies – Now taking registrations posted 03 Oct 2014

Awards / Recognitions

February 2013

Investors in Diversity

Date: Friday 15 Feb 2013
more details

Sunday Times Top 100

Date: Friday 15 Feb 2013
more details

Employee Ownership Association

Date: Friday 15 Feb 2013
more details

Current Recommendations

Recommendation Score: 9.1 (9.103)

The user 'Recommendation Score' (9.1 for Sandfield Day Nursery) is calculated using a combination of the average of all ratings on user Recommendations submitted in the last 2 years, and the total number of user recommendations submitted in relation to the number of child places at the nursery. The maximum Recommendation Score is 10. To see more about the daynurseries.co.uk user recommendations please click here.

Review of Sandfield Day Nursery

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

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Submitted by Kate N (Mother of Child) on Friday 4 April 2014.

Review of 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

Learning: Good

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Submitted by Rebecca N (Mother of Child) on Thursday 3 April 2014.

Review of 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

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by Suzanne Hartwell (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 25 March 2014.

Review of 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

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by John (Father of Child) on Monday 24 March 2014.

Review of Sandfield Day Nursery

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

Learning: Good

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Submitted by Amy N (Mother of Child) on Monday 10 February 2014.

Review of 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

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Submitted by Phyllis Fairfax (Mother of Child) on Thursday 30 January 2014.

Review of 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

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by Rick (Father of Child) on Wednesday 22 January 2014.

Review of 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

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by louise (Mother of Child) on Monday 20 January 2014.

Review of 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.

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Submitted by Rachel C (Mother of Child) on Thursday 12 December 2013.

Review of 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

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Food/Nutrition: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Submitted by Lauren J (Mother of Child) on Thursday 14 November 2013.

Review of 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

Learning: Good

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Submitted by Karl Walton (Father of Child) on Friday 8 November 2013.

Review of 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

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by Kelly Collins (Mother of Child) on Thursday 31 October 2013.

Review of 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.

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by Anna W (Mother of Child) on Friday 6 September 2013.

Review of Sandfield Day Nursery

Fantastic care, education and fun activities for both my sons. Highly recommended.

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Submitted by Julie D (Mother of Child) on Friday 5 July 2013.

Review of Sandfield Day Nursery

My daughter really loves being at Sandfield's. The staff are very friendly and well trained, they take great care of the children and they bond with them, so that children feel safe and secure, and go happily about their daily activities. I highly recommend this Nursery.

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by Barbara Xella (Parent) on Friday 5 April 2013.

Submit a Recommendation for


Please note this form is only for Recommendations (ie positive comments). Recommendations can only be completed by parents/guardians and relatives/friends of children attending (ie not staff or suppliers to the day nursery). All submissions are verified by our team of editors, and we will contact you if further details are required. Fields marked in red are required



Your Personal Details


These will not be published on the website or passed on to third parties, except they may be shared with the nursery. We request them to ensure that recommendations & user ratings are genuine, as we may contact you if we have any queries.



Your Recommendation


This information will be published on the website.

(please edit if you wish)

LIKELY

EXTREMELY LIKELY

DON'T KNOW


(please write a short headline summary)



Please enter a minimum of 200 characters

Character count
0


(Please include as much information as possible & avoid using names)



Please complete each of the following options


(Please do not enter spaces)



I certify this is my genuine opinion and in submitting it I agree to the terms and conditions on daynurseries.co.uk/terms.


Job Vacancies

Unqualified Nursery Practitioner

To be discussed at the time of interview

(Full Time)

Oxford, Oxfordshire

22 hours ago
Apply Here

Qualified Nursery Practitioners

£16,000 Plus Staff Benefits

(Full Time)

Oxford, Oxfordshire

22 hours ago
Apply Here

Qualified Nursery Practitioners

£16,000 Plus Staff Benefits

(Full Time)

Oxford, Oxfordshire

22 hours ago
Apply Here

Qualified Nursery Practitioners

£7.08 to £8.63

(Full Time)

Oxford, Oxfordshire

15 Oct 2014
Apply Here

Staff Profiles

There are no staff profiles posted yet