Welcome to Sandcastles Day Nursery in Erdington. We care for children from 12 months - 11 years old.
We are situated on the grounds of Yenton Primary School and are open 7am until 6pm, Monday to Friday.
We provide a safe, secure, stimulating and most importantly fun environment, so all the babies and children can experience a variety of activities and opportunities which can help support their personal development. We offer a before and after school club aswell as a holiday club.
We know that starting a new nursery with lots of different and unfamiliar faces can be quite daunting for some young children. Therefore it is very important to work together, as nursery staff and parents to help the child feel confident and secure at nursery.
Parents should not feel worried that their child is taking a while to settle. We encourage parents to visit with their child for as many times as it is necessary for short periods before starting nursery, this can often make a huge difference and can ease initial anxieties.
Staff regularly attend additional training opportunities so that new ideas and initiatives can be implemented in to the setting. The setting has good staff to child ratio and all staff are CRB checked and fully qualified or working towards a qualification and the Manager holds Early Years Professional Status.
“Children's well-being is given the highest priority. There are very good relationships between staff and children in a happy and welcoming environment.” – Ofsted Report March 2016.
Here at Sandcastles Day Nursery we pride our self in the excellent partnerships we have with parents.
We recognise that parents know their child the best so this is why it is vital we build good parent key person relationships from the start, so children settle quickly and feel confident in the activities provided. We recognise their interests and this is all gathered through regular open communications with parents.
“There are strong partnerships with parents. Staff guide them very effectively in the support of their children's learning.
They are well informed about their children's progress and activities and are involved in many events at the nursery.” - Ofsted Report March 2016
We offer a before and after school club aswell as a holiday club up to the age of 11 where children can be entertained while meeting new friends. We offer a range of activities including trips out, crafts, kickstart academy and lots of fun and games.
Don't forget to take advantage of our silblings discount at our before and after school club!
We have N.N Caterers ltd, a Family Run Catering company deliver a hot lunch each day. The Healthy Menus have been structured with the assistance of the NHS Food Net Team and comply to the Startwell Programme being run by Birmingham City Council. The Menus include the correct requirements to count towards children's "5 a Day".
|Week 1||Week 2||Week 3||Week 4|
|Monday||Cottage Pie And Vegetables||Roast Dinner, Creamed Potatoes and Vegetables||Sausage Casserole with Boiled Rice||Spaghetti Bolognese and sauté Potatoes|
|Tuesday||Fish Cakes, Potatoes and Vegetables||Lamb Cobbler, Boiled Potatoes and Vegetables||Roast Pork, Creamed Potatoes and Vegetables||Chicken casseroles with Pasta|
|Wednesday||Beef, Mash Potatoes and Vegetables||Sausage, Mash and Beans||Fishcakes, Boiled Potatoes and Spaghetti||Lamb Cobbler, Boiled Potatoes and Vegetables|
|Thursday||Lasagne, Salad and Garlic Bread||Tuna Pasta Bake, Sauté Potatoes and Salad||Cottage Pie and Vegetables||Sausage, Mash and Vegetables|
|Friday||Sausage, Cheese and Potato Pie and Spaghetti||Spaghetti Bolognese and Garlic Bread||Jacket Potatoes, Cheese and Spaghetti||Fishcakes, Sauté Potatoes and Vegetables|