Sandhills Day Nursery

Boston West Business Park, Sleaford Road, Boston PE21 8EG

Sandhills Day Nursery, Boston, Lincolnshire
Sandhills Day Nursery, Boston, Lincolnshire
Sandhills Day Nursery, Boston, Lincolnshire

Sandhills Day Nursery in Boston, Lincolnshire offers children a lively and fun learning environment and peace of mind for parents looking for a
safe and secure learning environment.

Adult-led activities and child-initiated play help each child grow in confidence, socialise and develop at their own pace.   

Well-balanced meals are freshly prepared every day and meals are reviewed to offer seasonal changes and take into account children’s likes and dislikes.

Friendly staff at the nursery build close links with parents and families to to share information, advice and welcome them into the nursery at any time.

A specific person will be allocated to each child and family prior to the child starting nursery (or after a period of settling in, depending on what meets the needs of the child best).

Group: Sandhills Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Steph Lawson (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Lincolnshire County Council

Number of Staff: 26

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

Total Places for Children: 99

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Vacancies

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Current Reviews

Review Score: 9 (8.962)

The Review Score of 9 (maximum of 10) for Sandhills Day Nursery is based on 9 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 8.962 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.88 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 4.082 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the number of positive Reviews/Recommendations.

  • The maximum Review Score for a nursery is 10 and it is based on the published (including Restricted Publication) Reviews in the last 2 years. When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

    The Review Score of 8.962 for Sandhills Day Nursery is based on 9 Reviews/Recommendations in the last 2 years.

  • The Review Score (maximum of 10) is made up of a Quality Score (maximum of 5) and Quantity Score (maximum of 5):

    • Quality Score: 5 Points are available for the average rating. For each review the nursery is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating. (Please note that the ratings of Very Poor and Poor have only been available since the change from Recommendations to Reviews on 7th July 2015.)

      The Quality Score (average rating) of 4.88 for Sandhills Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (95 Excellents x 5) + (13 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 108 Ratings = 4.88

    • Quantity Score: 5 Points are available for the number of 'Positive Reviews' for a nursery. A Positive Review is defined as:

      • Any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this care provider to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'

      • Any Recommendation. Before the change from Recommendations to Reviews on 7th July 2015 all feedback was limited to Recommendations (ie positive comments only)

      The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

      1. 3 points for receiving the first Positive Review.

      2. 0.1 Point per Positive Review, up to a maximum score of 1 Point. (ie a nursery requires 10 Positive Reviews to receive the maximum score of 1 point.)

      3. (Number of Positive Reviews ÷ number of children) x 2, up to a maximum score of 1 Point. ie a nursery has to receive a number of Positive Reviews equal to half of the number of children to obtain the maximum score of 1 point. eg a nursery with 40 children has to receive 20 Positive Reviews to obtain the maximum score of 1 point.

      The Quantity Score of 4.082 for Sandhills Day Nursery is calculated as follows:

      1. 9 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 9 Positive Reviews = 0.900

      3. (9 Positive Reviews ÷ 99 Children) x 2 = 0.182

  • The Review Score is based on user Recommendations/Reviews submitted in the last 2 years. The maximum Review Score is 10. There are 5 Points available for the average of all ratings on users Recommendations/Reviews (Excellent 5, Good 4, Satisfactory 3, Poor 2, Very Poor 1). There are 5 Points available for the total number of positive Recommendations/Reviews submitted in relation to the number of child places at the Day Nursery.

  • Before 1st July 2015 daynurseries.co.uk only accepted Recommendations (positive comments only) and the Ratings were limited to Excellent, Good & Satisfactory. These are marked up as Recommendations.

  • As of 1st July 2015 daynurseries.co.uk changed from Recommendations to Reviews (positive and negative comments) and added the Ratings Poor and Very Poor. These are marked up as Reviews. Between 1st July and 31st December 2015, we are still processing a number of Recommendations from Recommendation cards sent out before 1st July (These are marked up as Recommendations).

  • We receive approximately 40% of Reviews/Recommendations through website submission and 60% of Reviews/Recommendations through Review/Recommendation Cards (only available to Enhanced Listings more info).

  • We only accept/publish Reviews that are submitted by a Parent (cannot be submitted anonymously) and comply with our Content Standards (eg are relevant, informative, civil and do not contain allegations of abuse, negligence or criminal activity).

  • Before publication, we check that all reviews comply with our Review Policy and we show all reviews to care providers so that they may submit a response to be published with the review.

  • The Recommendations/Reviews submitted to our site do not represent our views and we accept no responsibility or liability for any such Recommendations/Reviews.

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Amazing nursery!
Hardworking and dedicated staff who provide a caring, welcoming and rich learning environment. My children didn't settle in their previous nursery, however they get excited about going and seeing their amazing key-workers!

How likely would you be to recommend Sandhills 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

My son has ASD and needs extra support and can be very challenging. Sandhills Day Nursery has provided him with all the help he needs to develop social skills his ability to communicate, his behaviour and understanding of his emotions. The team there are friendly, helpful and supportive. It was most certainly the right choice for my son and we are all very happy with Sandhills Day Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandhills Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Really excellent nursery, with very professional staff. I was apprehensive as I have had a bad experience sending my 2 year old to a different nursery before, but I really shouldn't have been. Staff are all very warm and friendly, and excellent with the children.

My son comes home with things he has made whilst hes been there, which is great because they do a lot of messy, crafty things (saves my house getting so messy) :-) Also there is a fabulous garden area with sandpit and lots of other things for the children to do and explore.

They keep you updated on what your child has been up to and if they have any concerns etc.

All in all excellent staff and venue, resulting in an excellent nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandhills 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

Two of my children attended Sandhills nursery and at both times I can not thank the staff enough for the things they did for my children. Very dedicated staff, always with a smile on the face, lovely family atmosphere. :)

How likely would you be to recommend Sandhills Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere within whole nursery both of my children go to this nursery a I have never had a problem with anything there. They always have great patent partnership and always care for the children in the best ways they can.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandhills Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Sandhills is great with my daughter. They settled her in beautifully and always keep her occupied. And she loves the dinners they make, she never comes home hungry and she's made plenty of friends. Her speech is developing really well since she has been there.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandhills 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

My daughter has been attending Sandhills day nursery since April 2015 she is going to be 3 this month I would fully recommend Sandhills. It took around 6 months for her to fully settle and get used to it all but now really enjoys going and coming home to tell us about what she's been doing. They have a great, thought out menu which all meals are provided. Lovely ladies that are very helpful and supportive with parents and Child's needs. Overall great nursery!

How likely would you be to recommend Sandhills 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

My little girl started Sandhills last year there were a few weeks of her crying and being unsettled which made me sad, but the ladies there are all amazing and soon settled her they are all so kind and my child absolutely loves them all, they also help with the potty training etc can't praise them enough Would definitely recommend Sandhills to other parents wanting somewhere safe and caring to send there children.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandhills 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

Sandhills nursery is a fantastic nursery and my daughter has grown so much confidence since she's been going since sept 2015. My daughter has grown the confidence to talk a lot more, she interacts with kids a lot more and is learning more and more each time she's there. Wouldn't of chose any other nursery. Definitely recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandhills 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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