Kids 1st Gosforth

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

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

Overview

The Review Score of 9.9 (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 4.9 out of 5 from 29 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 29 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.859 for Kids 1st Gosforth is calculated as follows: ( (301 Excellents x 5) + (45 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 348 Ratings = 4.859

  • 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 29 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). 29 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.

9.9 Kids 1st Gosforth has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.859)

Average Ratings

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

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Reviewer Connection to Kids 1st Gosforth

  • Mother of Child
    24
  • Father of Child
    5

We have used this nursery for both of our children, since 2011. We have always been very impressed by the extremely high standard of care. Our children have both always enjoyed attending nursery, have been very fond of the staff and enjoyed the range of activities on offer. There is a lovely, friendly atmosphere in the nursery, it is clear that the staff really care about the children - many of them still ask after our son who left over 2 years ago. Can't recommend it highly enough.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The whole staff team are amazing. My daughter enjoys nursery so much. She learns every day and we are so happy with how well the staff care and look after her, paying attention to detail. Great handovers, very informative.
The nursery is run extremely well and management are very accommodating.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

An outstanding nursery in every sense. Staff nurture, love and shape little minds. They work long hours and are always smiley and professional. I always feel that everyone knows and loves my daughter and my views as a parent are always valued.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Staff always have time to spend discussing my son's progress and helping us to address challenging behaviours or manage emotions.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son has been attending this nursery since he was 9 months old and now he only has a few months left before going to school. I love the communication between the staff and parents and I always feel fully informed about what kind of day he has had. The nursery always goes out of their way to accommodate my child if I needed to swap days with short notice. I always feel my child is being looked after safely and above all having fun! I already have recommended Kids 1st Gosforth to my friends.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

Good children relations with staff. Excellent communication with parents.

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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!

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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March 2018

Top 20 Large Nursery Groups 2018

Recipient: Kids 1st Nurseries

Date: Thursday 01 Mar 2018

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