Vanessa Linehan

Manager Vanessa has worked at Sandbrook since 2010.  She has a Masters in Early Years (New Leaders) from Canterbury Christchurch University as well as Early Years Professional Status.  She has an up-to-date paediatric first aid certificate.  She is the Designated Safeguarding Lead for the playgroup. She lives in Stoke Newington and has two children who

Aynur Haligur

Deputy Manager Aynur started at Sandbrook in October 2017. She is qualified to Level 3. She has an up-to-date paediatric first aid certificate.  She also acts as Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator for the playgroup and as the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. Aynur is bilingual, speaking English and Turkish.

Lunch Club

add on lunch club to make a full day at Sandbrook – we have a healthy eating policy

9am – 4pm

We run two sessions a day with a maximum of 19 children in each session.  The morning session is from 9am until midday and the afternoon session is from 1pm until 4pm.

Ofsted 2015

We are delighted to announce that following a full Ofsted inspection on 1st July we were awarded a Good judgement. Ofsted say that ‘Staff teach children using a good range of challenging learning experiences, encouraging them to think and be confident as they learn through play.’ You can read the full report here:    

Visit to the Fire Station

  The Sandbrook children had a wonderful time at the Fire Station today.  The best bit was getting to use the hose!  

Clissoldn Trip 10 (2) 1

What a wonderful time we had at Clissold Park!

  The children from Sandbrook Community Playgroup attended a workshop at Clissold Park today and learned all about the changing seasons.  They saw some of the birds and animals that live in the park and found out where the wild parakeets live high up in the trees.  They even got to see a bird’s nest

Mid year survey

We have just completed our mid-year survey of parents and it’s been really useful seeing all the feedback.  We are always striving to make our playgroup as good as it can possibly be so it’s great to have your views and ideas. What we have found out is that the vast majority of parents are

The importance of being two

Sandbrook was closed yesterday so that all staff could attend a Hackney Learning Trust conference on ‘The importance of being two’. Speakers included Julia Manning-Morton who described how two year olds often get emotionally overwhelmed.  They need to form secure emotional attachments and to have continuity and consistency as a base from which to explore

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