Sandford St Martins Nursery

We aim to provide a friendly community based nursery, which meets your needs and is warm, affordable and flexible. Our staff are well qualified, experienced and professional. They go the extra mile to ensure each child is treated as an individual. Through carefully planned activities based on each child''s interests and structured play children experience fun, wonder and excitement whilst developing as independent learners.


01929 558122
Fax: 01929 550966


Venue address
Sandford Primary School Sandford Road
BH20 7AJ


Opening times
Mon: 08:00-15:00
Tue: 08:00-15:00
Wed: 08:00-15:00
Thu: 08:00-15:00
Fri: 08:00-15:00

Service Details

Vacancy information

Please call for vacancy details.

£4.50 per Hour
Additional Information
We can provide flexible hours to suit your needs. Holiday care can be provided, subject to demand and availability of staff. Open 8am to 3pm subject to demand. We have a large outside play area, designed to encourage exploration and investigation of the natural world. The children have access to the outside area at all times and we have a variety of spaces inside and out to support quiet, reflective time to develop mental well being in our communication friendly spaces. Our outside area and activities provided are designed to cover all seven areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation stage. Please see Dorset Local Offer for more details of how we can support your child whilst attending the nursery. Parents can use their Early Education entitlement at any time during opening hours. Provision has an inclusion / equal opportunities policy. Please note that a place in a school nursery does not guarantee admission to the school on site. Parents/carers must apply for a place at the school if you want your child to transfer to the school’s reception class. See for more information and to apply.
Age Range
2 years 0 months to 4 years 11 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
24/05/2018 Good View here
Ofsted Report notes
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Registration details
Registration numberOfsted registration date

Early Education

Free early education places
15 Hours For 2 year olds
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15 Hours For 3 & 4 year olds
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30 Hours For 3 & 4 year olds
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Wheelchair accessible
Specially adapted ramp and wide doors.
Parking availability information
On site parking.
Toilet facility information
Ground floor toilet, wheelchair accessible toilet, facilities for intimate care for older children.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities
At Sandford St Martins nursery, we are a close, happy team who work together to meet the needs of every individual child and family. Diversity is recognised, welcomed and celebrated. We liaise with a wide variety of professionals to enable the care and wellbeing of each child and family. All our team members are dedicated to provide the best care possible and take each child''s individual needs into account. We will support you and your child by accessing any additional services needed, whether targeted or universal, including Portage, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists amongst others. All staff will follow any educational care plans that are in place and will attend relevant training courses if needed, working closely with other professionals involved with your family and child. All staff have attended practical inclusion training. We have a SENCO who has accessed ''The Role of the SENCO'' training and an inclusion co-ordinator who has been awarded a MA in Education taking the inclusion pathway. We work together with the local primary schools to enable smooth transitions to the next stage in your child''s life. Settling in sessions at school are organised with peer support, circle of friends strategies are in place so your child will have buddies to provide them with mutual guidance. We invite all local schools to visit your child within the setting and are always happy to share information and ideas with them to help your child''s transition. By supporting your child at home, you will be contributing to your child''s development and wellbeing. We will regularly liaise with you and keep you updated on all aspects of your child''s time at the setting, using observations and assessments and a home/nursery communication book. Home visits can be arranged which help to build up our funds of knowledge about your child. We will endeavour to listen to your child''s voice and adapt our practice accordingly. By building a meaningful, reciprocal relationship with each other, we will be able to work alongside each other to provide the best possible outcomes for your child.
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Address: Sandford Primary School  Sandford Road  Sandford  Wareham  Dorset

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