Child First Bicester
Child First Bicester
Child First Bicester

Perhaps not an architectural gem from the outside but inside is a world where the children learn through play, owned choice, involvement and meaningful experiences. The large space both inside and out offers exciting areas with a wide range of choices to allow a free flow environment for the children to explore and develop with the support of our dedicated staff.

Singing, dancing, music, cookery, Spanish, football and drama take place throughout the week.

In the garden the children can view the surroundings from the top of the dragons den, help grow, pick and prepare the vegetables in our vegetable patch and look after the chickens we incubated from eggs.

We celebrate a variety of festivals, events and special days from Mother’s Day to International Fairy Tea Party Day to Snowman Day all planned to give the children a wide range of experiences whilst having fun.

All our meals are ‘home made’ with fresh locally sourced produce, and our own ‘home grown’ vegetables, giving the children a variety of high quality, healthy foods each day.

At Child First Bicester the children really do come first.

Group: Childfirst

Person in charge: Andrea Leonard (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Oxfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 20

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 150

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Open 50 weeks per year

Fees Guide: £205.50

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Current Recommendations

Recommendation Score: 8.7 (8.664)

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Review of Child First Bicester

My daughter leaves this nursery totally prepared for the next stage of education. I cannot fault the care they have given for 3 years. The meals are varied and nutritious, the activities varied. She has loved watching their ducks hatch and grow and has enjoyed growing their own veg. She is sad to be leaving.

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Submitted by Andrea H (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 27 August 2013.

Review of Child First Bicester

My duaghter loves going to Child First Bicester and would happily go every day. She has many good friends there and they are always doing new and exciting activities at the nursery. She was proud of her art work at the recent art show. a great nursery with many opportunities for the children.

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by Elaine S (Mother of Child) on Friday 9 August 2013.

Review of Child First Bicester

My daughter has enjoyed every minute of her time at this nursery. She settled in quickly after a big move, due to fantastic staff. Facilities are outstanding, in doors and out. Management go a long way to organise a wide range of additional activities. The curriculum is broad and is also used to make children culturally aware. It is a happy, safe and welcoming environment.

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by Leanne Hayes-Smith (Mother of Child) on Thursday 25 July 2013.

Review of Child First Bicester

Children clearly get good quality individual attention. There is lots of outdoor play a daily range of varied and challenging activities particularly for creative play and learning. Excellent skills at encouraging self-development. The food is of superb quality (extremely healthy and enjoyable-always eaten). They have accommodated our need for flexible childcare which has been invaluable.

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by Kerry S (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 23 July 2013.

Review of Child First Bicester

My daughter has been at child first Bicester for 2 and a half years and has been very happy there. They have more inside space than a lot of purpose built nurseries, great staff and plenty of activities for the kids. They have a large separate dinging room for kids 2+.

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Submitted by Susan H (Mother of Child) on Friday 19 July 2013.

Review of Child First Bicester

We looked at various nurseries and we were struck by the warmth and friendliness when we first looked around. My 2 year old absolutely loves going to nursery, she constantly talks about the staff, what she has done in the day and the ducks! Her social and language skills are constantly improving. My 6 month old went into nursery just before she was 4 months old and this very hard and I felt very guilty as you can imagine. However, Andrea and her staff were very supportive and didn't mind me ringing a couple of times a day! I now have a second daughter who seems to love nursery and always greets her Key worker with a big smile! I also love that all the staff know both my daughters names. I recommend Child First in Bicester 100 per cent.

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by Michelle Potter (Mother of Child) on Thursday 18 July 2013.

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