Sandhills Day Nursery (Boston)

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

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

Overview

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for Sandhills Day Nursery (Boston) is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 18 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Sandhills Day Nursery (Boston) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.3 out of 5 from 5 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 4.887 for Sandhills Day Nursery (Boston) is calculated as follows: ( (189 Excellents x 5) + (24 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 213 Ratings = 4.887

  • 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 4.253 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Sandhills Day Nursery (Boston) is based on 5 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 19.8 positive Reviews (99 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 19.8 Target = 0.253

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

9.1 Sandhills Day Nursery (Boston) has a Review Score of 9.1 (9.140)

Average Ratings

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    18
  • Good
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Reviewer Connection to Sandhills Day Nursery (Boston)

  • Mother of Child
    14
  • Father of Child
    2
  • Grandmother of Child
    2

My daughter started preschool in Sept 17 and after having a bad experience with a previous nursery it took a while for her to settle in but the ladies were fab with her making her feel safe and building her confidence day by day. now she is a confident little lady who has made lots of new friends, loves learning and doing all the activities they do. She loves attending preschool and doesn't want to come home when its time. All the staff are lovely and I shall definitely be sending her brother here next year and would recommend it to anyone looking for a nursery/preschool :)

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Since sending my little boy to Sandhills, he has become such a lovely character, he is more confident and has developed so much.
The staff there are all extremely helpful and will go above and beyond to help.
Best decision I made sending him to this nursery and he will continue to attend until he goes to school.
Thank you for all your efforts and for making my little boys day that extra enjoyable.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Excellent nursery for both learning and play. My daughter is very well looked after. Staff are very good and keep you updated. Can't ask for more. I would recommend to anyone looking to use a nursery for their child. Thank you!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I looked at quite a few different nurseries before choosing this one and I'm so glad I did, my daughter loves it here and I'm so happy going back to work knowing she is happy and safe. The staff are professional and friendly. The facilities look great and clean. She is always fed well and the EYlog is great for seeing what she gets up to during the day.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My two youngest children have attended this nursery for almost two years. They've both come on leaps and bounds with confidence. The staff are hugely welcoming and it's like walking into a friends house with how comfortable they make you feel.

Both girls have learnt so much from the staff who are always more than happy to encourage and support them with anything from the normal skills right up to zipping their coats. We are updated almost every session they attend through Eylog.

This nursery provides an array of areas for the children to play and spark activity. They have a sensory room, a number of gardens with sandpits and play equipment and different rooms for different age groups. The nursery teaches the girls structure and routine but also provides them with extra skills. Last year at Forrest school my child learnt about camp fires and how to light them safely. She also had the opportunity to learn coordination and sportsmanship through Bears Coaching attending the school.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our granddaughter lives with us and because of our work commitments, has to attend a nursery. Sandhills was my first choice back in August 2016 and is still my first choice to this day.
My granddaughter has gained so much from attending Sandhills, in confidence, communication and learning. She loves her group of friends and has such a soft spot for one of the ladies that works there.
I would seriously recommend Sandhills to anyone that is looking for a nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

We really can't recommend this nursery enough! Our daughter previously attended a different nursery and wasn't very happy. We decided to move her to Sandhills and it really was the best decision we made! They worked closely with us as a family from day 1 to ensure the transition was made smoothly and we felt so happy to leave her in the hands of the lovely nurturing staff! The environment is always well enriched with lots of fun activities for the children to get involved in and our daughter is always bringing home lovely artwork from all the messy activities she has been doing! They plan lovely little trips and it's so nice to see pictures of our daughter out and about exploring with her friends! She has come on so much since starting and has an amazing bond with her keyworker! We really could continue to say so many more fantastic things about this nursery but this box isn't big enough! We are just truly grateful to all the staff for everything they do! Keep up the good work!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter attended this nursery from the age of one until starting primary. All the staff were very friendly and taught my daughter a lot. I never had any complaints to make as they were fantastic. My daughter cried many mornings when dropping her off but the staff here were very understanding and kind. The journals were amazing too and have given a lovely keepsake for us.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

All 3 of my grandchildren have and still are attending this nursery. The staff are professional enthusiastic and are always very friendly. My Grandson loves being there. He has changed so much in the time that he has attended he loves going loves playing with his friends and absolutely loves lunch time his favourite chicken curry ( When they come and stay at my house I ask him what he would like for lunch the answer is always chicken curry). He also loves the outside area and often shares with me what he has been doing during the week. My youngest daughter is having a baby and she has already decided that this is going to be the nursery her baby will attend. I couldn't recommend enough. Thank you to all management and staff you're doing a fab job keep up the good work!

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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. :)

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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!

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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