Baby Room

Our baby room is a home from home environment which ensures the babies routines are followed within a safe and secure environment. We provide lots of heuristic activities including messy play which promote learning and develop their early concepts. We promote language with music and Makaton.



Our toddler room is an exciting, stimulating environment creating new opportunities for learning in a fun and natural way daily. We promote independence and provide experiences that engage and motivate children with open ended resources. The toddlers spend time with the older children on site but benefit from a separate ‘toddler space’ too.

Rising 3s and Preschool

Our pre-school room is still centered around fun and interesting activities that will engage children in their learning whilst giving children skills that will prepare them for their journey to school. We use Jolly Phonics and Numicon to support their Literacy and Mathematic development but continue to provide them with messy play and independent exploration time…simply having FUN!

About Us

Sandy Bears Cholmondeley is run by Laura Yates (Owner of Sandy Bears Tattenhall) and Astone Mackintosh-Smith (Manager of Sandy Bears Tattenhall). Laura and Astone both have a wealth of experience in Early Years and working to the highest standard within this field. Laura and Astone are also dedicated to the setting and have established a setting that supports not only the childs learning and wellbeing but the family as a whole.

Sandy Bears Tattenhall is currently rated Outstanding by Ofsted (Sept 2016) and both Laura and Astone are dedicated to opening another provision with the same ethos and same exceptional standards as in Tattenhall. They have spent 18months looking for the perfect site to house the new provision and the site chosen is well connected being near the A41, A543 and A49

Sandy Bears Cholmondeley is housed within Cholmondeley Estate near the farm shop and post office and boasts purpose built rooms and two large outdoor spaces to give children a wide range of exciting and stimulating opportunities. In all 3 rooms the staff focus on children being happy, healthy and confident which promotes continual learning and fun! We are also so fortunate to have magical Forest School Sessions available to us which allows children to learn in a unique and adventurous way onsite in our ‘Forest Garden’.

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