Sandfield Park Day Nursery
Sandfield Park Private Day Nursery Ltd is a purpose built building, ideally situated in half an acre of well-maintained gardens in a quiet corner of Sandfield Park in West Derby. Our award winning Nursery was established in October 2000 and is owned by Mr Anthony Murphy.
Sandfield Park Private Day Nursery Ltd provides a stimulating, safe, child centred environment, ideal for your children to be nurtured in their formative years. The personal, social, emotional and intellectual development of each child is of paramount importance to us and our highly trained, dedicated and caring staff adopt an attitude of welcoming friendliness.
We welcome children from 6 weeks old to 5 years and provide full and part time day care. We recognise and celebrate that all children are individuals and we encourage them to become independent and confident.
Our Buttercup and Daisy rooms (ages 0-2 years) are bright and spacious with all resources situated on the children’s level enabling children to access them at all times. In all of our rooms there is a good balance of child-led and adult-led activities with a strong focus on the three Prime areas of learning. This enables all children to make good progress in their learning and development, and ensures they are ready for the next stage in their lives.
Our Violet and Bluebell rooms (ages 2-3 years) are bright and spacious with all resources situated on the children’s level enabling children to access them at all times. Independence is strongly promoted throughout the whole nursery, but particularly from this age onwards with children self serving at meal times. BSL Sign language lessons are provided to this age group on a Wednesday afternoon by Miss Farmer of Signing Angels Ltd.
We have two Pre-School rooms being our Tulip and Sunflower rooms (aged 3-5 years). Our Tulip room houses the younger of the pre-school aged children and our Sunflower room houses the older children. Our Tulip room is the largest room in the nursery and has continual access into our large garden area. Our Sunflower room is on a mezzanine floor. Both rooms have the benefit of having Spanish lessons provided by Passport Language Solutions, and also BSL Sign Language lessons from Miss Farmer of Signing Angels Ltd.
All of our children access our large, fully equipped outdoor provision on a daily basis in all weather conditions. Our babies in Buttercup and Daisy rooms have their own designated garden area enabling them to play with age appropriate resources safely.
We operate a key person system throughout the whole nursery and each child who starts with us is designated a key person who will build up a strong bond with your child getting to know them really well. They will plan activities to meet your child’s individual needs and carefully observe your child’s development to ensure they are reaching their developmental goals.
Our EYFS Curriculum Leader, Yvonne Bridge, supports all staff to ensure a well structured and diverse curriculum is being provided to all children daily. Yvonne tracks all of the children’s progress on a termly basis preparing reports and feedback for the whole staff team to ensure children are reaching their full potential.
Although our aim is to ensure that all children reach their full potential and achieve all of their early learning goals, sometimes children need a little extra support in some areas to do this. To this end we have two of our own in-house SENCOs (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) who are Claire Gould and Hayley Scotton. If your child’s key person has a concern they will initially speak to you and thereafter Claire or Hayley who will in turn observe your child during their play and should she have any concerns she will discuss this with you thereafter making a joint decision as to how best to support your child.
Meal times consist of a well-balanced, healthy diet. Our Nursery cook, Christine and Kitchen Assistant, Valeria, prepare and cook everything fresh on the premises daily. Christine has her City and Guilds 705, 706/1 and 706/2 as well as her Food Hygiene Level 3 qualifications and Valeria has her Food Hygiene Level 2 Certificate. We cater for all individual dietary requirements whether it be for allergy purposes, religious reasons or simply a parental preference. We have been graded a 5 by the Local Authority Environmental Health Agency.
Safety is a priority to us at Sandfield Park Day Nursery, which is a fully secured site, incorporating electronically locked gates and C.C.T.V’s on all the external entry and exit doors. Parents/carers and visitors have to go through two separate electronic entry systems before they gain entry to our reception area. Everyone who enters the site is carefully monitored. Of course, we stringently comply with the local authority fire regulations.
If you choose Sandfield Park Day Nursery you can be assured that you will be giving your child the best possible start in life, which will eventually lead them successfully on their way to formal education.