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Sandpit Nursery Holiday Club (1st Safari Day Nurseries Ltd)

Sandpit Nursery sits on the edge of Barnsley town centre and has been operating since 2003 and owned by 1st Safari Day Nurseries Ltd since September 2016. We are based in what used to be a Methodist Church with extensions and modifications to ensure the building is of a suitable desgin to successfully be a childcare setting. We have 4 rooms which provide varied provision and learning experiences which cater for the individual children in our setting. We have a 0-2  rooms, a 2-3 room, a 3-5 room and an Out of School Club. We also have 2 outdoor play areas for the children to access. We have a highly experienced, qualified staff team including staff members with QTS, Level 3, Level 2 childcare and Playwork.  All staff have enhanced DBS checks and complete paediatric First Aid training, Safeguarding training and Food Hygiene training every 3 years. This is alongside completing other training we may access which will support the care and education we give to the children in our care. We offer spaces to children accessing 2 year entitlement, 12 hours nursery education funding and the additional 15 hours funding, as well as offering Short Breaks for eligible children. Children are assigned a Key Person when they first start to nursery - this relationship helps the child to settle in and to make progress in their learning and development. During school holidays we take the children on trips to local areas such as the park, cinema, bowling alley or museum.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Dawn Shapcott
Contact Position
Nursery Manager

Where to go

Sandpit Nursery
Pitt Street
S70 1AL

Walking distance from bus station

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£36.00 Holiday Club per day
Childcare vouchers accepted. Prices show care from 8am. For care from 7am there is an additional cost of £6 and from 7:30 an additional cost of £3. The early starts must be booked in advance.

Childcare Information

Age Range

4 years,
11 years,


Immediate vacancies

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening Times

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday to Friday (School Holidays Only) 07:00 18:00

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Summer Lane Primary
Joseph Locke Primary
Shawlands Primary
Holy Rood Catholic VA Primary
St Mary's CE VA Primary, Barnsley
see Sandpit Out of School Club for more details

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer


The Nursery has a Special Educational Needs Coordinator(SENCO).

Staff attend training courses which may be specific to individual children's needs.

1:1 support may be provided if needed for children.

Links with several other agencies eg BESST, SALT, Specialist Nurses, Health Visitors, Nursery Nurses

SENCO training in Early Help Assessments.

Liase with schools which our children may attend.




Last updated on 20/07/2020
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