Sandhills Day Nursery (Barnt Green)

42 Sandhills Road, Barnt Green, Birmingham B45 8NR

Sandhills Day Nursery (Barnt Green) provides a variety of learning and play objectives on a daily basis, being fully resourced to achieve the aims of the Early Years Foundation Stage and staffed by skilled child carers fully vetted and experienced in the challenges of helping pre-school children to learn and develop.

The team take in achieving sound individual development for each child, with versatile indoor and outdoor learning environments, including climbing equipment and a nature garden, a writing and book area, and a key person allocated to each child.

Group: Sandhills Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Kerrie Lee (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Worcestershire County Council

Number of Staff: 8

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

Total Places for Children: 46

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Overview

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Sandhills Day Nursery (Barnt Green) is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.5 out of 5 from 15 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Sandhills Day Nursery (Barnt Green) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 14 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day 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.

    The Average Rating of 4.525 for Sandhills Day Nursery (Barnt Green) is calculated as follows: ( (107 Excellents x 5) + (60 Goods x 4) + (11 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 179 Ratings = 4.525

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. 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 Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Sandhills Day Nursery (Barnt Green) is based on 14 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 9.2 positive Reviews (46 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 14 Reviews ÷ 9.2 Target Reached = 1

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

9.5 Sandhills Day Nursery (Barnt Green) has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.525)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    9
  • Good
    6
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
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    0
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    0

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    12
  • Likely
    3
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Reviewer Connection to Sandhills Day Nursery (Barnt Green)

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    13
  • Father of Child
    2

My son has recently settled into nursery. Throughout the process, the staff have been kind and supportive.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandhills Day Nursery (Barnt Green)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

I am very pleased with Sandhill Nursery.
My son has improved socially and in so many different ways. My son has had most amazing time at nursery. All the staff members and management are brilliant,

Our experience of the Sandhill Nursery has been fantastic and we would definitely recommend to others. At first, I was so nervous and apprehensive about leaving my son but I have never felt so reassured, supported and welcome than at Sandhill. It's just amazing nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Our son has been at the nursery for almost a year and I feel he has come along very far in the time he has been there. The food provided is varied and nutritious and the Eylog used is great for keeping track of his progress. The staff members are fantastic and they have built a great relationship with our son. I couldn't praise them enough and highly recommend the nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Our child has been attending Sandhills for two days a week since January 2016. It is a safe and comfortable environment for little ones, with staff who are caring, friendly and approachable. I'm amazed at how much attention to detail goes into the care of the children - especially given how chaotic a busy nursery environment can be. The children's days are packed with fun, creative and educational activities, often with play outside in the garden or walks around the local area. Every day, there is something new to do. Staff at Sandhills were a great help with some of our toddler's key development steps - especially toilet training - as they had the skill and the confidence to recognise when he was ready and encourage him (and us!) every step of the way.

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

Sandhills in Barnt Green is a very genuine, warm and welcoming nursery. The staff are fantastic, extremely caring and flexible and their priorities are the children's well-being and happiness. Activities are varied and stretch the children's development, although I would like to hear of more outside time for the young ones but I understand it is not always easy this time of year. My son now is well settled in and enjoys toddling up to their front door on nursery days and I have no concerns about leaving him, in their capable hands whilst I go to work.

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

Overall I'm very happy with everything. Fun staff, lots of effort put into themes and activities. My only reservations are with cleanliness - the nursery has a 'nappy' smell and doesn't, within reason, seem as clean as I'd like.

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Average Rating:   3.7 out of 5

This is a fantastic nursery with exceptional staff. Both of my boys have attended here and the staff are like part of our family. I couldn't ask for better care.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My little boy currently attends Sandhills Barnt Green and has done since he was 9 months. He absolutely loves it and the staff. I hated going back to work full time but it has been such a weight off my mind to see how well cared for he is and how much he loves being there. I can honestly say he has come on leaps and bounds and has thrived with them.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My son has been attending the nursery for 2 years and 4 months, since he was 10 months old. He has always been very happy there, feels comfortable with the staff and enjoys the activities.
As a parent, I like the fact the nursery is small, so all the staff know all the children and the kids get to occasionally interact with those older and younger than themselves.
Activities are varied including daily outdoor play and music classes (at an additional cost).

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

After searching for weeks for a nursery I came across Sandhills Nursery in Barnt Green. I am so happy I did as my daughter whom I have never left with anyone, settled in so well because of the patience and care from the staff there. I can go off and leave her knowing she is getting the best care and most of all, she is very happy in her surroundings. She has come on leaps and bounds since starting there with her walking and talking as they teach them things I wouldn't do at home.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has been going to Sandhills Day Nursery for around 6 months. He thoroughly enjoys his time there and this is shown from the moment we pull up to the front day where he shows his excitement. The staff are friendly and I feel I can trust them to look after my son while I am at work.

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Average Rating:   3.5 out of 5

The friendliness of the staff at Sandhills makes it a really warm, caring place where the children thrive. My daughter settled in very quickly and has developed a strong bond with her caregivers. I feel very happy that she is being looked after extremely well and being given lots of attention.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Brilliant nursery.
Feel very confident leaving my little boy here.
A homely atmosphere and all staff are kind and polite.
My second child will definitely be going to this nursery.
I would recommend this nursery highly to anyone.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has been at Barnt Green since she was 2. She started as a very shy, clingy little girl but the staff helped her grow and she has learnt so much and I have the staff to thank.
The nursery is excellent but the staff are brilliant they really care and I feel very comfortable with all of them. They have always listened and had patience and generally really do care about the child's well-being. My daughter is a very caring and loving little lady with an excellent sense of humour and I thank Barnt Green for bringing out all these qualities in her. The best nursery cannot fault a thing.
Excellent choice of snacks, activities and games, just faultless.
We love Barnt Green!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our daughter continues to thrive at nursery, during her pre-school year. Her confidence is constantly increasing and she loves to socialise with her peers. I feel that Sandhills has prepared her so well for her school journey ahead. We are very happy with our daughter's learning; she has a sound grasp of numbers and letters and constantly surprises us with her knowledge. We are very pleased with her care overall - the staff are attentive and kind, and responsive to our daughter's individual needs. We are confident of their ability to deal with her asthma in our absence. Sandhills provides an excellent balance between a homely environment and an environment conducive to learning.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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