Sandhills Day Nursery (Heath Mill)

Heath Mill House, Heath Mill Road, Wombourne, Wolverhampton WV5 8AP

Sandhills Day Nurseries strive to offer children the ‘best start in life’ and at Heath Mill they do that by ensuring they provide a welcoming, exciting and stimulating environment with a high standard of care and education delivered by a caring, well-qualified and passionate team.

They are based on the ground floor of Heath Mill house and the nursery is accessible to all children and their families. Ample parking is available for the drop off and collection of children. Entry to the building is gained using fob release doorways; staff must allow parents access to each room and visitors are required to report to the office before entry is granted by management. Additional security is also provided using CCTV cameras.

The nursery provides opportunities for both indoor and outdoor learning for all ages and children are provided with regular access to the outdoor area during all weather conditions. All practitioners bring a depth of knowledge and experience from a variety of early years backgrounds. Practitioners work together to provide a stimulating, learning environment for all the children and each act as a Key Person for a small group of children.

Practitioners will observe each of their key children and plan exciting and adaptable activities to suit each child’s individual learning and care needs. The team also undertake regular Safeguarding, Paediatric First Aid and Food Hygiene training to ensure that all children receive an exemplary level of care whilst attending the setting.

All children are offered a variety of healthy foods to suit their individual dietary requirements and are encouraged to make healthy choices. The outdoor play routine also supports these healthy choices.
To fully appreciate what is on offer at Heath Mill, why not book a show round where staff will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Group: Sandhills Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Caroline Poole (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Staffordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 10

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

Total Places for Children: 70

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Parking:

Parking on site.

Overview

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Sandhills Day Nursery (Heath Mill) 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 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Sandhills Day Nursery (Heath Mill) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.9 out of 5 from 12 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 4.868 for Sandhills Day Nursery (Heath Mill) is calculated as follows: ( (125 Excellents x 5) + (19 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 144 Ratings = 4.868

  • 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 4.857 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Sandhills Day Nursery (Heath Mill) is based on 12 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 14 positive Reviews (70 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 12 Reviews ÷ 14 Target = 0.857

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

9.7 Sandhills Day Nursery (Heath Mill) has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.725)

Average Ratings

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Reviewer Connection to Sandhills Day Nursery (Heath Mill)

  • Mother of Child
    12

Absolutely brilliant nursery. Cannot fault it in any way. They 100% give my child what he needs, preparing him for school. My child has a development and growth delay, they set him targets and encourage him every day. The eylog is brilliant and keeps parents up to date with what he's up to. His speech and confidence has improved immensely.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has been coming to Sandhills since she was one and is now three and a half.

She loves the staff and has made many friends that she constantly talks to us about.

The Sandhills team are very friendly and professional and always willing to help you.

My daughter loves all the activities that the staff set and it has really helped with my daughter's development.

I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Sandhills Day Nursery to anyone who was looking for a brilliant nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

My daughter attended Heath Mill for 3 months. During that time, the care and attention given to her ensured that she developed both her language skills and her confidence levels. The staff were all attentive to the children within their care from the early morning drop off until the late pickup. The nursery staff were always willing to accommodate any requests from us and I felt as though my daughter was being looked after by my extended family rather than strangers from her first day. We were deeply saddened to leave just when we had got used to staff and routines. I could not have asked for a better setting for my daughter.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son has been coming to Sandhills in Wombourne Mill Lane since they took over the previous company last year. My son has enjoyed nursery so much more since attending Sandhills. He is so excited to get up and go and see his friends and care workers. He enjoys learning and playing and comes home telling me everything he has learnt.
Sandhills keep my updated regularly and we enjoy seeing our e-notifications of my son’s activities and progression.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son loves Sandhills nursery and myself and my partner do as well. They have brought my little boy on so much and all the staff are smiley and friendly. Fantastic.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

The owners, the manager and her team have moved mountains to ensure their care is of an excellent standard. The building works completed recently and extremely quickly, not only have significantly improved the previous provision (different business) but it brings with it a sense of professionalism and thoughtfulness.
The new owners and the manager have the children at the heart of their decisions and as a result, have created a lovely atmosphere where I am confident my son will grow and develop. The manager is excellent, she is extremely caring, positive and a great manager, her knowledge and professionalism is fantastic. My son has not been well recently and the nursery have been excellent in ensuring he receives the prescribed medication he needs. He will be at Sandhills for a few years and without question we know he will receive the very best care. We cannot wait for him to be with the teachers in Mr Mischiefs and in Mr Bumps, both are staff who have ensured he has settled well. Thank you.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Sandhills provides a warm and welcoming environment for both parents and children. We have been extremely impressed with all aspects of the transition since they have taken over the nursery. Our daughter loves coming to nursery and we feel comfortable leaving her with staff that know our child 100%. The adaptations to the building have been a very positive change, making it more safe and secure but also ensuring the children’s ages and stages are well planned for. We love keeping up to date with what our daughter has been up to at nursery through conversations with staff but also through the EY parent log. It great getting updates for observations through the app and also being able to add pictures and videos of things that she has been up to at home. Well done Sandhills!

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

A high calibre of staff who show they care for each child and their wellbeing. Informative with your child’s progress and happy, clean and safe environment.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Sandhills Day Nursery is such a lovely nursery to leave my son, I don't feel worried about leaving him there at all. They follow through with their procedures, the staff are friendly and approachable! Day rate isn't too high either! I would recommend this nursery to any friend or family member. The menu for the children is also brilliant, my son really enjoys his meals.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We have a been extremely impressed with how Sandhills have taken over the nursery and turned it in to such a positive place. My daughter loves going in to her class in the morning and is always in a happy mood when collecting her. I couldn’t recommend the nursery more.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Very happy with Sandhills Day Nursery
My son is so happy and sees such a difference in his development.
The staff are so polite and friendly.
I can relax while my son is at nursery and know he is being taken very good care of.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

The transition has been outstanding and both my children are developing brilliantly in the nursery. The staff are fantastic.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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