Sandleford, St Gabriels

St Gabriel's, Sandleford Priory, Newbury RG20 9BD

Sandleford provides nursery care and early years education for children aged six months to five years. Sharing the beautiful grounds and facilities of St Gabriel's school on the southern edge of Newbury, Sandleford nurtures, encourages and cares for all its children within a safe, happy and stimulating environment.

Children leave Sandleford happy, confident and independent learners ready to embrace the next stage of their education. They know how to work with their friends and recognise the importance of sharing and helping. They are excited about the challenges that await them as they reach school age.

Sandleford ignites a love of learning in children that, like them, continues to grow.

Owner: St Gabriel's

Person in charge: Katie Noonan (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: West Berkshire Council

Number of Staff: 15

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Registered Charity Number: 1062748

Total Places for Children: 81

Age Range: from 0 years 6 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Christmas & 1 week in the Summer

Overview

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Sandleford, St Gabriels 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 64 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Sandleford, St Gabriels in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 29 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 4.932 for Sandleford, St Gabriels is calculated as follows: ( (716 Excellents x 5) + (50 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 767 Ratings = 4.932

  • 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 Sandleford, St Gabriels is based on 29 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 16.2 positive Reviews (81 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 29 Reviews ÷ 16.2 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.

9.9 Sandleford, St Gabriels has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.932)

Average Ratings

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  • Good
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  • Poor
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  • Very Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Sandleford, St Gabriels?

  • Extremely LIKELY
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  • Likely
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  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
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  • Unlikely
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  • Extremely UNLIKELY
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Reviewer Connection to Sandleford, St Gabriels

  • Mother of Child
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  • Father of Child
    19
  • Grandfather of Child
    1

Both myself and my husband are very happy with how our son has developed. The staff at Sandleford have been excellent developing and helping with his progression.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandleford, St Gabriels? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My little one has loved the nursery since day one. Sandleford provides a safe, cosy and very welcoming environment for all age group. Staff is lovingly and always there for you little irrespective of the need.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandleford, St Gabriels? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Everyone at the nursery has been very welcoming and my son settled in very quickly. All the team are committed and he gets a lot of one to one time. My son always has a smile when I drop him off and really enjoys his time at nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandleford, St Gabriels? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Great facilities. A happy environment for children and lovely staff all make Sandleford somewhere I feel confident leaving my child.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandleford, St Gabriels? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Nursery takes very good care of my child. Focus week every month. Daily updates on activities and other habits. Raise concerns if there is any about the child. Well done to the great team!!!

How likely would you be to recommend Sandleford, St Gabriels? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

In general, this nursery is very good. My daughter always has a lovely time and I'm always confident and reassured leaving her in the capable care of the staff.
I like that they run a "focus" child week to observe the children, however, I never seem to get feedback on the observations.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandleford, St Gabriels? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

We are delighted at how quickly our son has settled into Sandleford, St Gabriels. The staff are professional, friendly and flexible and show a genuine interest in the children. Our little boy has really excelled in his development since being at Sandleford, St Gabriels and has made a huge leap in his crawling and walking. He clearly enjoys his time at nursery and we value the regular reviews and feedback on his progress. All of the children appear to be happy and settled at Sandleford, St Gabriels and give everyone a very warm welcome on entering the nursery or a cheerful goodbye when leaving!

How likely would you be to recommend Sandleford, St Gabriels? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has been attending Sandleford Nursery now for 15 months and has built up a great social connection with staff and other children. Having just progressed up to the toddler room we are amazed at how quickly he is developing in speech, physical ability and social skills. I find all staff friendly welcoming and approachable. The level of care and attention that they apply is truly outstanding. Great nutrition has always been at the forefront of my mind and the nursery provides great healthy meals and snacks. It must be great as my son never wants to come home!

We are super happy here at Sandleford and would urge anyone to go and have a look around if they are considering nurseries.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandleford, St Gabriels? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I can't rate Sandleford and the staff highly enough. My son's day to daycare has been second to none and he has really blossomed since being at Sandleford. He loves the activities and storytime! The food is also excellent and we always know he's eaten a good healthy meal. He literally can't wait to go every day!

How likely would you be to recommend Sandleford, St Gabriels? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter began attending Sandleford in 2017. From day one she has really enjoyed going there, all of the staff are welcoming and friendly, they genuinely take an interest in her progress and well being. That being not just the staff who look after her, she knows all of the team well which makes me feel comfortable with how they cover for absences and how the transition will be when she moves rooms. Above all, I am delighted with my daughter's progression, each day she comes how with new words and skills learned during the day and is always excited to tell us what she has been going.

The nursery setting is absolutely fantastic, the children have access to outside areas that are specific to their age group. They also have a larger outside play area where they can join with other age groups and play. Being part of the wider school the children also have access to the sports hall and music room so there are plenty of ways to exercise and play even when the weather is bad.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandleford, St Gabriels? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I am exceptionally pleased with the care and support provided to my child. He was initially unhappy about attending preschool however he is now very happy to attend and cannot stop talking at the end of each day about the exciting things he has done. The staff are fantastic and know each child so well. I could not recommend enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandleford, St Gabriels? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We were instantly drawn to the location of Sandleford nursery, given its close proximity to our home and being set within the beautiful grounds of the prestigious St Gabriel's school.

The staff are friendly, welcoming and professional. They were especially reassuring in those early days. They continue to give our son lots of cuddles and kindness which is so important.

We love following our sons daily antics (plus his food and sleep diary) via the Parent Zone app. We also follow the nursery and school via social media.

We are given opportunities to discuss our son's development with his key person on a regular basis.

Sandleford is a fantastic place, full of happy children, a testament to the fun and stimulating activities they do. Our son is so happy there and runs in most days, often with not so much as a goodbye! His eating, social skills and confidence have all benefited from being at Sandleford. He is blossoming!

We will continue to recommend Sandleford to our friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandleford, St Gabriels? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I am thrilled with the Pre-School. The staff are professional, enthusiastic and clearly adore each of the children in their care. Each day is filled with carefully planned, age-appropriate activities which inspire and educate the children in a fun, loving environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandleford, St Gabriels? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We have recently placed our daughter at Sandleford and have been very impressed with every aspect of this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandleford, St Gabriels? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My 3-year-old son has been attending Sandleford for a year and he absolutely loves it! He has made good friends since joining and is very fond of the staff who take very good care of him. He enjoys all of the activities, especially baking cakes, singing and dancing and can't stop talking about his day when I collect him. He is always happy and excited when we arrive in the morning and loves the food. We receive regular updates about his meals and activities throughout the day via the Parent Zone app which is very reassuring.

The staff are amazing and there have been very few changes since he joined. We are kept informed of any issues that arise and the team are very helpful and take the time to speak to us about all aspects of his learning and development. He has developed exceptional manners during his time there and makes sure to say goodbye to everyone at the end of the day. We were so lucky to get a place here and couldn't be happier with our choice of nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandleford, St Gabriels? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I cannot recommend this nursery enough. My daughter has been attending since 2016 and she not only loves it, but she has learned so much and her development is amazing. The staff are very knowledgeable, kind and caring and always happy to answer any questions. Each age group has their own room which all open into a covered free-flow area and from there to a communal garden.

The nursery is attached to the school, St Gabriel's, so they are able to explore the local grounds. Teachers from the school often come in for reading and language sessions, and the children have access to the music room to learn about different instruments and sounds.

The nursery uses ParentZone to capture events from the day and which parents can use to submit their own reports. The use of ParentZone is also tied in with the Early Years Foundation tracking.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandleford, St Gabriels? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Very clean and friendly nursery keeping us updated on progress through the day via a website including nappy changes! Great outdoor facilities including massive grounds for outdoor play.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandleford, St Gabriels? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has been at Sandleford's for 6 months now and has come on leaps and bounds in that time. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and my daughter is very happy here. I cannot recommend Sandleford's highly enough.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Sandleford is a fantastic nursery, my little girl looks forward to going. They have so many different activities to get involved in.
All the staff are so friendly and great with the children.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have a 2-year-old daughter who has attended the Nursery from 6 months old and she absolutely loves it! There is very little turnover of staff at Sandleford which is great as it has allowed her to form really strong bonds with the staff. She recently progressed into another room at the Nursery and they have been fantastic in preparing her for that transition. She is happier than ever and learning new things every day. One of the best things about Sandleford is their outdoor space/facilities - I love the fact that the children spend so much time outside playing and exploring in the fresh air.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandleford, St Gabriels? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Sandleford is a well balanced, nurturing daycare for our child.

We are very happy with the excellent facilities, focus on early learning from the well trained and kind staff that treat my child with such care and attention. My son's happiness is what matters to me the most and it so reassuring that he is happy and loves going to Sandleford. They provide children with good exposure to outdoors (access to vast areas in their campus) and interweaving education during their outdoor experience. I have noticed significant, positive change in my son once he started at Sandleford.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandleford, St Gabriels? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Our daughter has been at Sandleford for 6 months now and absolutely loves it, she settled very quickly thanks to the fun and friendly environment and the superb care team, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sandleford to family or friends!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have a 4 year old and 2 year old at Sandleford and they both love going. They are thriving under the brilliant care of all the team there.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The staff are very friendly, kind and patient and have helped my son adjust to the nursery very well. We had moved home at the time when my son started going to the nursery, he is one year old and it was the first time for him that was spending time away from home and me. They have been very nice to him and now he has settled in and is very happy to go to the nursery. He has developed so much, learned new words, songs, games, loves to read books to him now and plays well with other children too. The nursery is very cosy and I like the fact that they do take them for a walk sometimes and do not stay in all day. I am very happy with the nursery and so lucky we found a place available.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandleford, St Gabriels? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Great nursery/ pre-school! To see my daughter so happy is very rewarding. Great staff, great facilities, children learning something every day. Great way to step into the bigger school with high confidence.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandleford, St Gabriels? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has been at Sandleford for 18months and I am extremely happy with the level of care, learning and facilities that it has to offer. My daughter is very happy at Sandleford and is developing every day. There are lots of activities and opportunities for her to grow. The nativity play was a real highlight for everyone!

How likely would you be to recommend Sandleford, St Gabriels? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My 3-year-old daughter started at Sandleford in September. We have been so impressed by how much she has developed since starting. The staff are passionate and caring, including specialist PE and music staff from the main school. The children use the gym at the school so have access to facilities rarely available at a nursery.

The environment is free flow and so the children can often get outside and because part of the outside area is covered they can still play even if there is a little rain. The nursery is always lovely and clean. We have found the management very supportive and the range of activities offered is excellent.

My daughter was always hungry when she came home from the previous nursery but now declines any food at the end of the day, so from a 3-year-old perspective the food is clearly good. The menus are on display so I know that she is eating good quality balanced meals.

My daughter is excited to go to pre-school - I can't say anymore except a big thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandleford, St Gabriels? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our boy has settled in very quickly thanks to the care & attention of the manager and her staff. The facilities provided at Sandleford/St Gabriel’s are superb which is ideal for our Son who loves to be outdoors. I would have no hesitation on recommending Sandleford to any other parent.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Sandleford is the most wonderful nursery! My son has progressed from the baby room to toddlers seamlessly. This is a testament to the care and professionalism of all the staff. The facilities are outstanding and the little ones benefit from sharing facilities with the main school. There is a structured programme throughout the day but with a huge variety of activities and plenty of fun! I have already signed up my new arrival.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandleford, St Gabriels? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I would highly recommend Sandleford, St Gabriels Nursery to friends and family. My daughter has been attending this nursery since it opened in September 2014. She has moved through from Babies to Toddlers and is now in Pre-School, the transition has been seamless. She has always been well cared for by all the staff and I feel I receive relevant and regular updates on her progress. They always listen and help if my child requires any additional support. My daughter loves coming into nursery every day, there is a wide variety of activities (esp.utilising the wonderful grounds) and she has formed some firm friendships.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My two sons have just started at the nursery and it's been a pleasure from the start. Very caring stuff, great activities and the most important that my sons love it - everything I wished for. Definitely recommended!

How likely would you be to recommend Sandleford, St Gabriels? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Friendly dedicated staff with lots for the children to see and do. My child loves going to Sandleford, St Gabriels and the staff there really seem to love having her. Sandleford, St Gabriels is set in lovely grounds with lots of heritage.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We have previously used 2 private nurseries in the Newbury area. Neither of which we were satisfied with. We decided to take our time and research 5 more in order to make the best decision for enrollment in September 2017. Sandleford was the 4th nursery we visited and we were completely blown away by the facilities available. Also, the efforts that staff to go to ensure we and our child are happy and safe here are remarkable. We ended up enrolling our child 7 months earlier than intended just because of how impressed we were. The facilities available are by far the best we have seen compared to the other 6 nurseries we visited. If you're currently researching nurseries then this one definitely has to be on the list to visit.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I cannot recommend Sandleford St Gabriels nursery enough. It's a beautiful place to let your child grow. The environment is very good and the teachers are fantastic. They care about kids and always listening to help grow with the kid's needs. My son has been going since it opened in September 2014. He has grown into a beautiful confident child inspiring us everyday. I will give a 5/5 to Sandleford.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The facilities are great and the staff are always friendly and professional. My daughter has a lovely time here and is happy to be dropped off each day.

She loves using the great outside space and is always keen to show off what she had made throughout the day.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Our daughter(2) loves her time at Sandleford St Gabriels. My wife and I are over the moon at how all three of us are treated by the staff there. The facilities for the children are excellent. They have the opportunity to use the extensive grounds to supplement the wonderful indoor learning and play.

How likely would you be to recommend Sandleford, St Gabriels? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Fantastic progress, vocabulary expanding rapidly. My little boy loves going in, excited about daily activities.
Loves the lessons and staff are very friendly and helpful.
Fab outdoor all weather area which is very popular with the outdoor lover.
Food is great as he's eating everything and more. Could not be happier

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter is in pre-school at Sandleford and loves it. She can't wait to go in and see her friends every day and comes home full of enthusiasm about what they have all been doing.
They have a wide range of activities and the access to staff and pupils from the main school is an added bonus. They also use the main school grounds for walks and exploring which is wonderful.
The staff are lovely and have a genuine affection for the children, it feels like she is just going to a second home for the day.
I highly recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. They genuinely care. They were brilliant at helping my daughter assimilate into the nursery environment. The best way to gauge if things are going well is by my daughter's reaction when she gets to the door of the baby room - her face lights up when she sees the staff and there are big smiles all around from the entire Baby team. As long as my daughter is happy, I am happy.
Keep up the fantastic work!

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Fantastic facilities with great staff who genuinely seem happy and excited to spend time to nurture, grow and expand the children's minds.
My daughter is excited about going to school in the morning and doesn't want to leave when it's time - that says it all.
(The grounds are pretty spectacular too!).

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Although not having everyday contact with Sandleford, St Gabriels, we have noticed how much our granddaughter has progressed. She continues to develop and has good communication skills, is very creative which has been encouraged whilst in pre-school.
The first time we called we were vetted very seriously even though the reaction from our granddaughter was evidence as to who we were. They obviously take this aspect very seriously which is very positive and gives confidence for the child's welfare.
The staff were very attentive and all the children in the class were very engrossed in the lesson being given. From the limited contact, we are impressed with the care and attention given and would have no issues in recommending St Gabriels.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Our daughter is really happy here. The staff are excellent, caring, helpful and friendly but set sensible boundaries and encourage good values amongst the children. The facilities are really good and the children have a good mix of different activities, rest and quiet time, helping tidy, learning, outdoors, cooking, creative, play etc. Sometimes I go to pick her up at the end of the day and she doesn't want to come home!

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Such a wonderful nursery with dedicated, trustworthy and friendly staff. My daughter has been so happy at this nursey for the last few years and wouldn't hesitate to recommend. The extra things the nursery do is above and beyond and I love the outside space they have.
The Christmas concert was a highlight; having the hall and help from the main school really helps and adds that extra special something to the nursery.
Overall, great staff, great resources and happy children, winner!

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Excellent preschool and nursery, great staff in the preschool room. Good facilities in the room, lots of organised activities and free play. Outside space is wonderful. Would definitely recommend Sandleford to other parents.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

The facilities are excellent and the nursery benefits with being a central part of the St Gabriels school. The grounds offer an excellent outside space for walks and general exploring.
The nursery is in a very secure location with excellent safe play areas.
The food always goes down well.
Access to the school is very easy with a huge school car park available.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Fantastic staff, excellent care provision. Wonderful grounds which the staff make great use of and ensure the children spend a lot of time outside. My child is extremely happy at nursery and will be continuing to the school.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Sandleford is everything I sought in a nursery for my son - and more!! The facilities are second to none, supported by an incredible team of staff who do an excellent job of both caring for and stimulating my son, whilst giving me the reassurance that he is having an insightful and enjoyable experience whilst at nursery.
I particularly like the outdoor space that has been created to bring together various age groups and the extended grounds that allow the children to go walking, explore and observe the animals - a particular favourite for my son!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Both my children love attending Sandleford. They enjoy the different activities on offer and being able to explore the grounds. Having free flow both indoors and outdoors is also a real positive. I have already recommended the nursery to many family and friends.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Our daughter absolutely loves going to Sandleford, St Gabriels and we are extremely happy with everything about it. She recently made the step up from 4 days per week to all 5 days and couldn't be happier - in fact, I found it much harder than she did!

There are fantastic school grounds to play on and explore, plus a dedicated outdoor space for the nursery children. Being a part of the wider school means that they can also make use of lots of the facilities within the school - Music, French, PE etc.

The staff are great and really care about the children they are looking after. I would not hesitate to recommend Sandleford.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We have two children at Sandleford and can't recommend them highly enough, the environment is wonderful and the leadership shown by the staff is second to none. Only slight concern is the high turnover of staff over the recent months and it's a shame to see some familiar faces leave. However, this seems to have been managed extremely well and standards haven't dropped. Our kids love it there and we feel very happy they are looked after so well.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

We are extremely happy with the progress our son has made while attending Sandleford for the last two years. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and most importantly our son enjoy every day at nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Fabulous nursery. It's never easy trusting your baby into the care of others, but all the staff at Sandleford have made it much easier and are always smiling, welcoming and brilliant with the children. They all make a real effort to get to know all the children, even the ones not in their actual rooms and go out of their way to provide a fun packed, safe learning environment for the babies and children. The management team are lovely, it's all really well organised and run and I can't recommend it enough.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

When you enter Sandleford, whichever room you enter you will find a warm welcoming and stimulating learning environment. The staff are friendly and my daughter LOVES her days at Nursery. She feels safe, cared/loved and I am happy to leave her in their hands. When I initially looked around the Nursery, it took 'minutes' for me to make the decision that this was the best place for my daughter. They should all be proud of the work they are doing.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My son has been attending the nursery since Sep 2014 and I am very pleased with the nursery. The nursery administration is very supportive and completely involved in the welfare and needs of the child. The nursery setting is very good and my son enjoys a lot of activities, esp. the walks in the wood and outdoor play. The teachers are very caring and personally look after the needs of my son. I would highly recommend Sandleford nursery and wished had found it sooner :)

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We cannot speak highly enough of this nursery - our daughter has settled in so quickly and made some lovely new friends. Having to leave at her previous nursery in tears was, as every parent knows, a very hard thing to do - but now it is a pleasure to drop her off as she is so happy there. The staff are all fantastic and create a very friendly and welcoming environment. The improvement in our daughter's confidence in the relatively short time she has been there is quite astounding.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has has been going to Sandleford part time since Sept 2014. He has food intolerances and is an extremely willful child. His key worker has been amazing with him. He settled in really well and is very happy there. He is going full time as soon as the days become available.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Wonderful care and personal relationship with my child.
Love the outside space and regular trips to the woods.
Love the link to senior school from a staff perspective so there isn't a worry about professional development.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our child is very happy at the Nursery and looks forward to going everyday. The staff promote self esteem in their children and the results are terrific. He is now very confident with painting, singing and playing with other children.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We moved from Exeter in Summer and I was so worried for my 2 years old little girl in her new setting. Caring and kind staff made this transition so easy for all of us and now I drop my girl every morning with a big smile on her face.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son has been attending Sandleford nursery for 7 months. The caring staff helped him to settle in over the forthcoming weeks and since then we have watched him flourish. His confidence and speech have improved remarkably. We have been very impressed with the variety of activities and the friendliness, kindness and professionalism of the staff.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has attended the nursery since September. She took some time to settle, but the staff were brilliant at helping her to and she now thoroughly enjoys the time she spends there. She constantly chats at home about her friends and the members of staff. The facilities are excellent and she particularly enjoys music and story time with the school librarian. Being part of a larger school means the nursery has access to not only to school members of staff and the facilities, but also the most wonderful grounds. She has enjoyed digging up carrots from the nursery vegetable patch and turning these into soup as well as visiting the school chickens. I would high recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My two children aged 2.5 years and 12 months have been attending Sandleford for three months and they couldn't be happier there. My daughter happily skips in every time she attends and dotes on the staff that look after her. As hard as it is for a Mum to leave her children at nursery, I feel reassured that the staff genuinely care for my children and ensure they are happy and well entertained throughout the day.

The physical nursery itself is lovely, the rooms are large, light and airy with easy access to the lovely garden. There are opportunities for the children to explore the grounds beyond the confines of the nursery and often are taken out for walks to see the chickens and play in the fields.

One of the advantages of being part of a larger school is that the children have access to a whole range of facilities. There are lessons in the music room, story time with the librarian and specialist French, Music and PE teachers who come in to take lessons.

I feel that both my children are thriving at Sandleford and it is wonderful to see them developing so beautifully.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We are thrilled with Sandleford Nursery. Our little girl loves going and is incredibly happy there. The staff are wonderfully - caring, enthusiastic and very patient and our little girl has come on in leaps and bounds being around other children in such a fun and stimulating environment which has clearly had lots of time and thought put into it . The outdoor space and land around the nursery is amazing and just what we were after, giving the children lots of opportunities to play outside. The nursery is always spotlessly clean and the range of meals the children are given is brilliant. We have been really pleased so far and feel we've made the right choice sending our daughter here.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We are very happy at Sandleford and feel our son gets an excellent level of care and attention. At 18 months, he really enjoys his time there and is forming a great relationship with his key worker and other children.

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