Child 1st (Solihull)

City Technology College, Cooks Lane, Kinghurst, Birmingham B37 6NU

Child 1st (Solihull), Birmingham, West Midlands
Child 1st (Solihull), Birmingham, West Midlands
Child 1st (Solihull), Birmingham, West Midlands

Child 1st Solihull is a purpose built nursery that boasts a whole range of child friendly features; from under floor heating to the windows which go from floor to ceiling, from well-lit modern rooms, to there being no stairs and lots of changing and toilet areas.

The challenge was to ensure that the outdoors reflected the indoors and both are well resourced and run, with a team that really has developed an understanding of the needs of young children and aims to involve them at every level.

With access to the outdoors from every room and increasingly developing age appropriate environments both indoors and out makes Child 1st ideal for providing care and learning in an urban area.

Group: Child 1st Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Danielle Tuohy (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Number of Staff: 37

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

Total Places for Children: 116

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 4 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

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Reviews

9.3 Child 1st (Solihull) has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.322)

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for Child 1st (Solihull) 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 14 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Child 1st (Solihull) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.6 out of 5 from 13 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 4.762 for Child 1st (Solihull) is calculated as follows: ( (129 Excellents x 5) + (38 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 168 Ratings = 4.762

  • 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 4.56 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Child 1st (Solihull) is based on 13 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 23.2 positive Reviews (116 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 13 Reviews ÷ 23.2 Target = 0.560

  • 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
    10
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Child 1st (Solihull)?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    14
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Child 1st (Solihull)

  • Mother of Child
    14

The staff at the nursery are great and really friendly. They have really helped my children learn and develop in the year, or so that they have been going here. It did not take my children long to settle in and now look forward to going and seeing the girls. I am also confident that they are in great hands and I'm always informed of what they have done throughout the day.

How likely would you be to recommend Child 1st (Solihull)? 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

Everyone at Child 1st (Solihull) is kind, knowledgable and extremely professional. Both of my children look forward to attending each day. I drop them off in the morning in the knowledge that they are cared for well and will have everything they need.

How likely would you be to recommend Child 1st (Solihull)? 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 only wanted my daughter to attend a nursery that I felt 100% comfortable as her nursery attendance isn't out of necessity. When visiting this nursery I was made to feel welcome and at complete ease. The staff are friendly and down to earth and have formed a lovely relationship with my daughter. I always recommend this nursery to other moms I know.

How likely would you be to recommend Child 1st (Solihull)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been attending this nursery for two years now and she absolutely loves it there, she looks forward to going every week, and is full of stories about all the exciting stuff she did whilst there, from Yoga to French!
The staff are welcoming and friendly, and if my little girl is feeling a bit 'clingy' one morning they are there to offer a cuddle and reassurance to her. If I ever feel like I need to check in, they are always happy to give you an update and I instantly feel reassured and know that she is being well looked after.
There is a separate dining room where the children eat some of their meals, which is great as it prepares them for primary school where they will have to eat in this type of environment, the meals are well balanced and if like my daughter there is something on the menu that your child cannot eat, they are more than happy to change it for them.

How likely would you be to recommend Child 1st (Solihull)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son previously attended this nursery and it really benefitted him before going onto school both with his learning and social skills, and now my daughter who is 2 goes twice a week and absolutely loves it. All the staff are really friendly and would highly recommend it to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Child 1st (Solihull)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

After visiting a number of nurseries we decided on Child First and are so glad we did! My little girl started at 10 months and she has been attending for a whole year now and her confidence around both adults and other children has grown so much as has her speech. The staff are so friendly and genuinely caring and welcoming and my daughter talks about the staff at home as she is excited when I mention the names which is so lovely and reassuring as I know that she is happy and content there. There are activities everyday and special activities throughout the year and the menus are varied and changed frequently. The rooms are always clean and are very child friendly with lots of colours and toys as well as access to outdoor space. I would recommend this nursery to anybody looking for childcare for even very young children, it is amazing how well and how quickly they adapt.

How likely would you be to recommend Child 1st (Solihull)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter been going here for approximately 6 months and the change in her speech and development has been absolutely amazing. Staff and management are excellent at what they do and are very supportive of the child's and parent's needs.
The premises are always really clean and well maintained.
The variety in diet for the children seems well thought out and they adhere to all dietary requirements.

How likely would you be to recommend Child 1st (Solihull)? 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

Brilliant nursery, kind and caring staff in every department, my little girl had 5 1/2 weeks out because she was very poorly, she had re settles before going back and it was like she never left, she loves each and every one of her teachers, and to watch her play, sing, communicate and cuddle, them was lovely to see. Wouldn't dream of sending her anywhere else, love all the events/days they plan for the children and parents to do as well.

How likely would you be to recommend Child 1st (Solihull)? 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 would recommend this nursery to anybody. The staff are amazing, kind and helpful.my daughter has grown in confidence massively since coming here. We will be sad when it's time for her to move on in September

How likely would you be to recommend Child 1st (Solihull)? 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

One of my main fears as a mommy is not being with my little boy 24 hours a day, Child 1st allows me to feel at ease knowing that he is safe and happy without me there. Staff and management are lovely and always there to offer support and advice. :)

How likely would you be to recommend Child 1st (Solihull)? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Child 1st was always my first choice for nurseries for my little boy and he has attended since august 2015. The Nursery process is always a very important choice for you to make for your child, I feel as tho this one was the right choice for him and I absolutely love the nursery and the staff.

My little boy has grew with soo much confidence and I feel like the nursery has a massive part to play in building his confidence around others, both adult and children, as he has always been very clingy.

I would certainly recommend!

How likely would you be to recommend Child 1st (Solihull)? 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 goes here and has done since she was 9 months old. She is now just over 2 and thoroughly loving it here. She is one of the youngest in her room but keeping up with the rest.
The staff are fantastic and always willing to help. The bond they make with the children is beautiful x

How likely would you be to recommend Child 1st (Solihull)? 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 at this nursery for 5 months now and I cannot fault it! The staff are amazing with him! He has settled in so well; he's never cried when dropping him off (unlike a different nursery he went to). He has regular cuddles from the girls, which he doesn't normally do with anyone except me, so I find it really comforting. I definitely recommend Childs 1st to anyone who is thinking about signing their children up.

How likely would you be to recommend Child 1st (Solihull)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has been at this nursery since the age of 6 months old and has been treated like a member of family. They have the most professional staff and management there and I would only recommend this nursery to everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Child 1st (Solihull)? 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

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