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Information for Parents
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  • If you're just looking into childcare you'll find this information useful:
    • Keeping up with government initiatives created challenges for all nurseries. In the past we followed the Statutory Requirements as defined in the National Standards. We adopted the 'Birth to Three Matters' framework, together with the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum for Three and Four year olds.
    • Now, all these frameworks, guidelines and regulations have been 'consolidated' into the Early Years Foundation Stage which all daycare and educational establishments have to follow. A useful summary can be seen here. Please see our Services page for more details of what we do.
    • Education Funding for two, three and four year olds according to the government's eligibility criteria is available at the nursery. Please see our Current Policy.
    • Nursery Vouchers for employees can definitely save you money.
    • For those eligible the tax credit system can reduce childcare costs.
  • If you're interested in the Sandcastle Nursery you need to see this:
    • Our latest Ofsted report, dated August 2015 rates us as 'good' and emphasises how happy our parents are with our care. You can read it just here. You can also read our previous report from October 2011 just here. The one before (in February 2010) also highlighted several areas of 'outstanding' practice. You can read this one here. We've been very consistent too. Just look at our previous report from September 2006 just here, and even the one before that in February 2004 here.
    • Here is a copy of our leaflet,
    • and here is a copy of our current pricelist (for non-funded children).
  • If your child is starting or is at the Nursery you may need this:
    • Here is a copy of our Parents' Information Pack, (please be patient!).
    • and here are copies of the forms we need completed when your child first joins us.
  • If your child is already registered at the Nursery,
    • and you have obtained login details from us you can visit our secure Parental Portal, to review details the Nursery holds about your child, check all future sessions currently booked, and view the latest details of your account.
      Here is the link you need.
    • BUT if this is your first visit you might like to keep this window open by way of explanation.

Opening times
The Nursery is open every weekday from 8am - 6pm except for: - 
All statutory holidays, and an annual closure between Christmas and New Year.
Earlier Sessions (from 7.30) subject to availability.

Contact us for more information at:
Sands First School Building,
Lane End Road,
High Wycombe, Bucks HP12 4JF 
Tel: 01494 474848    
email: info@sandcastlenursery.co.uk