Kids 1st Gosforth

Jubilee Road, Fawdon, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 3PN

Kids 1st Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear
Kids 1st Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear
Kids 1st Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear

Kids 1st Gosforth offers a friendly childcare service, to both children and parents, with a range of play resources and enclosed gardens, together with lessons in specific subjects, such as language and music, with which the nursery aims to give children a head start in life.

The nursery's professional team strive for a consistently high Ofsted rating, taking all health, hygiene and security issues seriously, while honouring the core aim of the business to achieve sound early years education and prepare children well for full-time school.

Kids 1st Gosforth achieved an 'Outstanding' in its 2011 Ofsted inspection.

Group: Kids 1st Nurseries

Person in charge: Sandra Zafarani (Acting Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Newcastle upon Tyne City Council

Number of Staff: 35

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

Total Places for Children: 108

Age Range: from 0 years 6 months to 8 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.8 Kids 1st Gosforth has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.837)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Kids 1st Gosforth is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 24 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Kids 1st Gosforth in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 24 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.837 for Kids 1st Gosforth is calculated as follows: ( (243 Excellents x 5) + (43 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 288 Ratings = 4.837

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Kids 1st Gosforth is based on 24 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 21.6 positive Reviews (108 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 24 Reviews ÷ 21.6 Target Reached = 1

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    21
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Kids 1st Gosforth?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    23
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Kids 1st Gosforth

  • Mother of Child
    19
  • Father of Child
    5

My daughter is always made to feel really special when she arrives at the nursery. The staff are welcoming and caring and have an excellent link with home life. The activities are always varied and we are provided daily updates on their day and social wellbeing. Nursery staff are always available for any advice and support.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Gosforth? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both of my children have been cared for at Kids 1st Gosforth.
The moment I stepped into the nursery, I knew that this was where I wanted to have my children cared for. The facilities are second to none in Gosforth, the rooms are spacious and well equipped and the standard of hygiene and cleanliness is excellent. The staff are friendly and engaged and take an interest in my child. I would definitely recommend Kids 1st to family and friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Gosforth? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

We have seen our child develop massively through being with Kids 1st Gosforth since 7 months of age. She has grown in confidence and in each room had someone she has bonded with and I always felt she is in safe hands.

I have always appreciated the common sense approach and Kids 1st Gosforth willingness to take on some responsibility when she has been off colour but not ill, meaning I have been able to stay at work. I have no complaints.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Gosforth? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We have two children at Kids 1st Gosforth and have always had a very positive experience. Staff are caring and go above and beyond.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Gosforth? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I don't know how many children attend this nursery, however, the staff make you feel that your child is the most important person. They know your child almost as well as you do. When my little boy leaves in September I will be so sad our 5 years at Kids 1st Gosforth will be over.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Gosforth? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We are very happy with Kids 1st. The workers know our daughter very well and when she comes homes she tells us she has been having a lovely time.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Gosforth? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Kids 1st is a really good nursery. Staff are very helpful and friendly. My child settled really quickly since the time she joined over a year ago. She also looks forward to going. The environment is neat and beautiful, friendly and safe too.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Gosforth? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

A lot of time was spent on his recent behaviour and it was useful to share strategies for improving his behaviour.
We would have liked more information on his most recent assessment development review so that we can better understand areas of improvement. Not enough explanation of what assessment identifies and how he's doing in the areas.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Gosforth? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Good children relations with staff. Excellent communication with parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Gosforth? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been here for nearly four years and has been looked after well she loves it, all the team seem to have a vested interest in her development and general wellbeing. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Gosforth? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Kids 1st have been a fantastic nursery for my two daughters. The staff are without exception supportive of my child's development and keen to share updates on her progress.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Gosforth? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Amazing nursery. Great staff and management. Relaxed, safe, caring and nursing environment where every child clearly matters and is valued. Parents are involved every step of the way.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Gosforth? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our little girl started at Kids 1st Gosforth in September 2017 and has settled in really well. The staff are friendly, caring and attentive. She gets involved in lots of activities and always seems to have enjoyed her day. She is a fussy eater but the staff are really patient and flexible with her, substituting food with other healthy options if necessary.
The staff in her rooms have made a real effort to get to know her. Kids 1st Gosforth is such a fantastic nursery. I couldn't recommend it enough to other parents and often do.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Gosforth? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My experience of the nursery is one that I would highly recommend to others. My daughter (16 months) loves attending and has a great relationship with the staff. The premises are spotlessly clean and bright and the food I know is fantastic.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Gosforth? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Staff are friendly and helpful. I have never worried leaving my child at all.

Great at focussing on the developing aspect also.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Gosforth? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

A happy and positive place for children to learn and grow.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Gosforth? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Kids 1st Gosforth has given us peace of mind that our daughter is being cared for and experiencing quality, age-appropriate and engaging activities throughout the day. The staff are wonderful and invest a lot of time and energy in getting to know the children and making them feel confident and safe. Our daughter has made a lot of progress since joining and we are kept up to date with all her learning goals - couldn't fault our experience, to have a happy child is priceless!

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Gosforth? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our experience as parents is fantastic as our son is thriving under the care and supervision of the staff. We are constantly updated with regard progress and wellbeing. Our son loves coming to nursery and he learns so much each day and week.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Gosforth? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Seahorse 1 is fabulous. My son is currently full-time and I know from the moment I drop him off each day he is going to be looked after fabulously! He is coming on so well and it is thanks to the support and care of all the workers in his room. His allergies can be challenging but have been taken seriously and he is trying lots of new foods thanks to Kids 1st Gosforth.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Gosforth? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Wonderful Nursery. Such caring staff. Both my boys attended this nursery and I couldn't be happier with the care provided. Staff are so personal and you can tell how much they love their jobs and take care of each child. Great facilities and lovely food. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Gosforth? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Kids 1st is a caring establishment that provides outstanding childcare for my daughter. My daughter has developed socially and academically throughout time at Kids 1st Gosforth. The staff are fantastic and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Gosforth? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I think the nursery provides an excellent learning environment for the children and a reassuring set up for the parents. My son loves his time at nursery and has learnt so many things from the staff and his peers. I would highly recommend Kids 1st to everyone

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Gosforth? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Experience if Kids 1at Gosforth has been great. My little boy loves it.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Gosforth? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Absolutely brilliant always happy to help with any requests for extra time or days.
My son loves coming to nursery and loves all the staff he has a great time.
We are very happy with all services provided and couldn't recommend more highly!

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Gosforth? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submit a Review for Kids 1st Gosforth

    • We welcome parents/individuals responsible for a child to submit reviews to daynurseries.co.uk

    • This is not a formal complaint procedure or to be used for allegations of negligence, abuse or criminal activity. If you wish to make a complaint or have a serious allegation of negligence, please refer to the procedures on our complaints page.

Your Personal Details

Your personal details below may be used by us or passed on to the organisation you are reviewing in order to contact you for the purpose of verifying/responding to your review. They will not be passed on to any other third parties and will not be published on our website. Please enter your own personal email address (the email of the care provider will not be accepted). Reviews cannot be submitted anonymously.

Your Review & Rating

This information will be published on the website.


(Please edit if you wish, but it is now our policy not to publish the surname of the reviewer)

(Please note we only accept reviews from the connections displayed in the drop down. We do NOT accept reviews from staff or people with a professional connection with the nursery)

Extremely UNLIKELY

Unlikely

Neither Unlikely or Likely

Likely

Extremely LIKELY

Don't know

Please avoid using names and enter a minimum of 100 and maximum of 1,000 characters - Currently 0 characters.
Reviews must comply with our Review Policy Content Standards (eg are relevant, informative, civil and do not contain allegations of abuse, negligence or criminal activity).

Please complete each of the following options

I certify this is my genuine opinion and in submitting it I agree to the terms and conditions on daynurseries.co.uk/terms.
Please note we have zero tolerance for fraudulent reviews, for more info please refer to the Fraudulent Reviews section in our Review Policy

Awards / Recognitions

March 2017

Top 10 Large Nursery Groups 2017

Recipient: Kids 1st Nurseries

Date: Wednesday 01 Mar 2017

more details

February 2015

Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

There are no staff profiles posted yet