Sandleford, St Gabriels

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

Sandleford, St Gabriels, Newbury, Berkshire
Sandleford, St Gabriels, Newbury, Berkshire

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

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.9 Sandleford, St Gabriels has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.940)

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 36 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 23 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • 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 4.94 for Sandleford, St Gabriels is calculated as follows: ( (406 Excellents x 5) + (24 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 431 Ratings = 4.94

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. 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.

    The 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Sandleford, St Gabriels is based on 23 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). 23 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.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    36
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Sandleford, St Gabriels?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    35
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Sandleford, St Gabriels

  • Mother of Child
    27
  • Father of Child
    8
  • Grandfather of Child
    1

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

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

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

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: Satisfactory

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

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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 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.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

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!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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!).

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

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!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

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

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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!

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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 loves the nursery, they are always doing new and exciting activities.
The staff are very caring and really look after the children.
They have great outdoor space which they can go for walks around knowing it is safe.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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 loves this place and has developed so much over the past year. She is allowed to be her own person while being gently guided on many topics, from being read to, learning her numbers, helping with simple cooking and playing with the wide variety of toys available there. The children can explore the connected gardens, which are covered so they can go outside come rain or shine, plus with the nursery being connected to the main school, the children are able to go explore the lovely grounds.

The teachers from the main school also visit once a week for simple lessons, e.g. Maths, reading, music.

The staff are lovely and patient, so dedicated to their charges and always so proud of their charges' accomplishments.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

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 Daughter has been attending Sandleford, St Gabriels since she was 6 months old and absolutely loves it here. The staff are all very friendly and her key worker is fantastic - they have developed a lovely bond and she takes a genuine interest in her learning and development. The facilities at the Nursery are great, my daughter especially enjoys being outdoors so having the opportunity to do that here every day no matter what the weather is fab. I would not hesitate in recommending them to other parents.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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 been attending Sandleford for 2 months now and he absolutely loves it. The staff are very warm and welcoming and make a real effort to get to know you as well as your child. There are a great range of activities for him to do from baking and art to playing outside, nursery rhymes and stories.

The nursery has also helped a lot with a variety of foods consumed and confidence building in motor skills.

The nursery is always clean and the sleeping area is also great as children can get up from naps on their own accord, allowing them to build some independence.

The nursery provides a great environment to learn and develop and I can not speak highly enough of them.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

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

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has been at the nursery since it opened in September 2014, and our experience to date has been excellent. The staff are always welcoming, polite, informative and caring towards the children. My daughter is very settled and content here, she likes going to nursery and enjoys interacting with the other children, she has made lots of new friends. The nursery is very modern with good space inside and out, with lots of stimulating activities and equipment. It is constantly being enhanced and improved with the children in mind. The day is extremely well structured, with flexibility within it to meet the individual child's needs, the food provided is excellent. I would highly recommend this nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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 :)

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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 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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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 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.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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 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.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

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