Child First Aylesbury

Green End, Rickfords Hill, Aylesbury HP20 2SA

Child First Aylesbury, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Child First Aylesbury, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Child First Aylesbury, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

You may have seen their pre-school on the corner of Rickfords Hill – opposite Morrison’s. It stands proud and now has an amazing garden, ideal for three and four and five year olds. But, just around the corner is the original nursery, snuggled into the hill side and much cosier for the little ones.

Starting at three months old in a cosy and well cuddled space and then babies peek through child height windows at their friends who are walking and joining up with the older world of two year olds.

With lots of well trained and experienced staff, the range of resources and opportunities for learning are enormous; from painting and planting, to running and building, resting and stories and being occupied inside and out – in weather proof clothes – anytime.

The chef provides the freshly cooked food, made from locally sourced fresh ingredients and bread and biscuits baked on site.

Professionals take care, learning and development very seriously – but judge that for yourself and come and visit.

Group: Childfirst

Person in charge: Emma Foster (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Buckinghamshire County Council

Number of Staff: 31

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

Total Places for Children: 90

Age Range: from 0 years 2 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Open 50 weeks per year

Fees Guide: £245 Full time, Full day £54.50, AM £32, PM £32, School day 0800-1530 £45.50

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Reviews

9.2 Child First Aylesbury has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.196)

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Child First Aylesbury 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 17 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Child First Aylesbury in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.3 out of 5 from 6 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 4.863 for Child First Aylesbury is calculated as follows: ( (178 Excellents x 5) + (24 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 204 Ratings = 4.863

  • 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 4.333 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Child First Aylesbury is based on 6 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 18 positive Reviews (90 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 18 Target = 0.333

  • 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
    16
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Child First Aylesbury?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    16
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Child First Aylesbury

  • Mother of Child
    17

Amazing nursery! It's bought my little girl on leaps and bounds and I honestly couldn't fault any part of it! I get jealous about what my daughters been eating all day it sounds and smells so good, staff are so lovely and really do care about the children

How likely would you be to recommend Child First Aylesbury? 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

Friendly staff and lovely facilities. Freshly cooked food which my daughter enjoys. Highly recommended no concerns

How likely would you be to recommend Child First Aylesbury? 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 daughter's been coming to this nursery for a couple of months now, she goes 2 days a week. The amount of love she has for all the staff here is unreal. She has been taught so much and has become a very clever little girl, before she started in the baby room she was a shy little girl. Her leader in the baby room has done amazing with her as have the rest of the team. The food is made fresh every day on sight and I can safely say looks delicious. I couldn't have picked a better nursery than Child First.

How likely would you be to recommend Child First Aylesbury? 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

All 3 of my children have been to this nursery from 2006 to current. The staff are lovely and friendly and the children always have good fun with great daily activities. Would definitely recommend this Nursery and Pre-School.

How likely would you be to recommend Child First Aylesbury? 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 little girl loves going to Child First Aylesbury Nursery which makes leaving her a whole lot easier. I collect her at different times within our agreed times and I've always been happy with what I find on arrival. Staff are very helpful and friendly. The menus are nutritious and appealing. My little girl eats very well there. I love that there is a sleep time where she can enjoy a little sleep if she wants. I love that she can have a cuddle if she wants. My little girl appears very happy with nursery and is developing well.

How likely would you be to recommend Child First Aylesbury? 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 son has been attending Child First for a while now, and we're really pleased with how well he has settled and how much he enjoys his time there.
The settling in sessions were fantastic and helped ease both him and me as a Mum, into the new, scary world of nursery!! It's been made so much easier for me and alleviated a lot of the 'mum guilt' by knowing he is safe and well cared for. He happily waves goodbye to me each morning and toddles off for a cuddle with his keyworker!
He loves the food and often has seconds, the menu is varied and healthy so I know he's eating well too.
Communication with the nursery is good, they've let me know very quickly when he did once have a bump to the head, and all medical information is recorded well and accurately.
The staff all seem very caring and attentive to the children's needs, and the range of activities they get up to during the day is fantastic.
I'd highly recommend Child First to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Child First Aylesbury? 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

I cannot rate Child First highly enough - we have been using them for more than 8 years - my 3rd child has just moved to preschool from the nursery and when she leaves we will all be very sad to say goodbye to Child First after such a long time. Are they perfect 100% of the time - of course not, they're human, but on the rare occasion that anything isn't 100%, it is rectified quickly, effectively and professionally. I've lost count of the number of times I have felt so relieved knowing that my child is in their care when I can't be with them and it's so reassuring to see how many of the staff have been there for years, which provides continuity for not only the children, but the parents too. I would (and do!) recommend them to anyone, they are always constantly improving facilities and offering the children new experiences within a safe, fun and welcoming environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Child First Aylesbury? 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 son has been in the nursery for 2 weeks. So far, staff have always been there to receive him from me at drop off. At the end of the day, they provide lots of feedback. I feel confident that they are attentive to his needs whilst there.

How likely would you be to recommend Child First Aylesbury? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I'm extremely satisfied with the service in the Nursery, all the staff are very kind and helpful. With their help, my child managed to settle quite quickly and started to look forward to going to the nursery the next day. I've noticed his English improved enormously and he became more independent. He also enjoyed the delicious food cooked by their chef and offered there.
Can't tell them enough thank you for their support and care!

How likely would you be to recommend Child First Aylesbury? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Best thing I have ever done for my son and my daughter will definitely be attending.

How likely would you be to recommend Child First Aylesbury? 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

Such a friendly and welcoming nursery. My son has loved Child First from day one. He doesn't even hesitate to leave me in the morning. Lovely staff, professional and I would definitely recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Child First Aylesbury? 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 9 month old son has recently started at Child First and so far we are really happy with how he has settled in. I love that lots of information is given to us at the end of the day about everything he has done and eaten. It means that we can see how he is doing on a regular basis. The staff are all very welcoming and friendly and a pleasure to chat to. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Child First Aylesbury? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My 2 year old settled in very quickly thanks to the thought and time taken by all staff members. Very good team, very happy with the warm and friendly environment they provide for my child.

How likely would you be to recommend Child First Aylesbury? 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 daughter has settled in quickly. The staff and the management team are very friendly and helpful. The nursery itself is very spacious and inviting. Communication and feedback from key persons is great if key person is not available there is always someone to give feedback at the end of the session. Overall, very satisfied and definitely recommend it to friends and family!

How likely would you be to recommend Child First Aylesbury? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I can not recommend Child First enough! My little girl has been attending for a year (since she was 9 months old) and she has developed so much in that time. The girls in all the rooms are friendly, hard working and have a genuine care for all the children, not just those that they are specifically assigned to. She has been nurtured and loved as much as she would have been at home and she loves going to nursery every day. As well as the nurturing side of the nursery, she has also developed so many skills since joining. She has social skills that she would not have developed at home on her own with me, and she is a really independent little girl, happy to feed herself, entertain herself and play with others. I can't thank the team enough for making leaving my little girl every day to go to work an easy and pleasant experience.

How likely would you be to recommend Child First Aylesbury? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

From the moment we first made contact, through to day by day attending nursery, all the staff have been friendly, welcoming and helpful. We received all the information we could need prior to joining and we always receive a full account of our child's day from our key worker! It is a happy, fun and safe environment and we are so happy we chose Child First as our nursery. I go to work with peace of mind that our child is in the best care!

How likely would you be to recommend Child First Aylesbury? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son is 18 months and he really likes it at Child First. He is happy to go in the mornings and is always happily playing when I come to pick him up. The staff are fantastic and form a real bond with each child. They keep an excellent record of his progress complete with photos and artwork he has done. They have a range of different activities that I would be unlikely to do with him at home (mainly the very messy stuff!) so I know he is getting good stimulation and playtime when he is there. I feel very comfortable leaving him there during my working day and I'm really happy with the level of service that I've received from all of the staff there. I would highly recommend Child First.

How likely would you be to recommend Child First Aylesbury? 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

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Awards / Recognitions

March 2016

Top 10 Mid-size Nursery Groups 2016

Recipient: Childfirst

Date: Tuesday 01 Mar 2016

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May 2015

Food Hygine rating 5

Recipient: Child First Aylesbury

Date: Wednesday 06 May 2015

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