Children 1st @ Meir Park

Lysander Road, Meir Park, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 7TW

Children 1st @ Meir Park, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Children 1st @ Meir Park, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Children 1st @ Meir Park, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Children 1st @ Meir Park nursery has been refurbished to provide a bright, spacious and stimulating environment for babies, toddlers and pre-school children from birth to five years. The nursery also provides a flexible after-school club for children aged five to twelve years.

A friendly and enthusiastic team of early years staff are fully trained and experienced to give each child the best care and attention they require to meet their developmental milestones.

The nursery features age-appropriate rooms that lead onto a spacious outdoor garden which has been designed to provide a rich learning experience with carefully chosen, age-specific equipment.

A nutritionally balanced menu is provided by the on-site chef who caters for any specific dietary requirements.

The nursery also offer fully grant funded places for children aged three and four years.

Group: Children 1st Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Katy McBean (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Stoke on Trent City Council

Number of Staff: 30

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

Total Places for Children: 87

Age Range: from 0 years 2 months to 11 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0715-1745

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.8 Children 1st @ Meir Park has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.804)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Children 1st @ Meir Park 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 43 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Children 1st @ Meir Park in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 38 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 4.804 for Children 1st @ Meir Park is calculated as follows: ( (418 Excellents x 5) + (93 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 515 Ratings = 4.804

  • 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 Children 1st @ Meir Park is based on 38 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 17.4 positive Reviews (87 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 38 Reviews ÷ 17.4 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
    38
  • Good
    5
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    42
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Children 1st @ Meir Park

  • Mother of Child
    38
  • Father of Child
    3
  • Aunt of Child
    1
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

Children's 1st @ Meir Park has been fantastic for us. The staff are fabulous and certainly help to ease the guilt of having to leave your child whilst you go to work. They reassure my little boy on the occasions he is a little upset when I leave him, and to see him so happy and engrossed when I return to collect is great.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have 2 children at this nursery and I couldn’t be happier. Both my children are very happy to go to nursery in the morning no tears, they learn a lot, they keep us up to date with their development so we know how to assist our children at home.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? 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 attended this nursery for nearly 4 years. My daughter now attends. I did not hesitate in sending her to this nursery. It is fantastic. The staff are very caring, the food is healthy, clean environment, great outdoor play area, the eylog is fantastic...overall brilliant. Great value for money.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? 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 child is almost ten and first attended this nursery when he was 9 months. It is a family, nothing is too much trouble. They all create an environment of love and learning. If a cuddle is needed a cuddle is given. Such a wonderful place for any child’s development.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? 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 can't fault the nursery. Our child has come on so much, she's a bright, funny, intelligent little girl.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Great place for my little girl who has grown and gained confidence. The learning is great which helps develop and get your child ready for school.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been at the nursery for approx 10 years. As her needs have grown the staff have grown with her. There has always been a consistency of care.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has only been at the nursery for a short while part-time, but the staff have helped her to settle in well and she seems to enjoy it. I love the activities on offer to her and how clean and comfortable the facilities are. Although slightly more expensive compared to other nurseries, this was by far the best nursery local to us and I am very pleased we were able to get a place for our daughter.

The menu offered to the children is excellent and is rotated weekly so I know that my daughter is enjoying variety each time she goes. My daughter loves the food and often has an extra portion! I only wish I could stay for lunch myself.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? 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 older boy, now 6 went through all the rooms at Children 1st @ Meir Park and the continual professional help we had was excellent, including help identifying his additional needs, hence why my 7-month-old is now at Children 1st @ Meir Park.

The staff have continued to be friendly and welcoming and extremely helpful. The updates we receive on a daily basis are informative and reassuring for a working parent.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? 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: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has attended the nursery from 6months old. He has always enjoyed nursery and will often ask if it is ‘nursery time’ at the weekend. During the past 3 years he has grown in confidence, knowledge and understanding. Each room offers a tailored EY curriculum that is exciting and inviting. My son's current room is always set up for each area of the Early Years, including a fantastic creative area (which he particularly enjoys). I also like how homework is set and books sent home, allowing me to build on what he has learnt about that week. All staff at the nursery are friendly and provide a safe and secure environment. They are always available to speak to before and after the nursery day, which as a mum, is lovely to hear about what type of day they have had. Parents' evening allows time to talk about your child. The nursery manager is really approachable and knowledgeable. The EY log app is a great way to keep a track on my son's progress and I enjoy having regular updates sent to my phone.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? 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 child loves going here. Her key worker and all the staff are brilliant and I get regular updates on how she is doing. The online app is great as you get lots of information plus videos and pictures of how your child is progressing.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son loves the nursery and has a good relationship with the staff. The online record of my son's achievement is excellent. It also allows me to see how happy he is at the nursery through the picture which accompanies the observation. The meals provided are varied and my son eats it all so it must be tasty too. At Christmas, my son came home with a canvas painting of his hand and foot, I love things like this as it’s something that can be kept for years.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? 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

Fabulous nursery. Staff very caring. Feel my child is safe and happy and he is learning lots of different skills and I feel reassured that he is in safe hands. Staff are very understanding and flexible when it comes to his needs. Would recommend any parent to put their child in this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My son started in September last year and instantly loved it there. He would genuinely prefer to be there than at home.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? 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 started at the nursery in September 2017. We had moved house and I was very worried about moving her from her previous nursery. I looked at a few other nurseries but this one stood out by miles. My daughter has been so happy since starting here and all the carers are so lovely and friendly. I cannot say anything bad about Meir Park Day Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? 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

Children 1st @ Meir Park is a fantastic nursery school, their support, friendliness and dedication to looking after your kids, like they were there own, makes it the best place to be! Would definitely recommend they’re brilliant.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? 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

Brilliant day nursery, the facilities and staff are excellent. My daughter loves going. It's great that she gets to play outside most days, she loves to be outside playing and even gets to go out when it's wet because of the canopy which some nurseries don't have.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? 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

Very good communication. Helpful and friendly staff and my little boy seems to have settled in well. They have been very accommodating and the manager is always front of house and welcomes you with a friendly and smiling face. The phone app is a quick an easy way to view what my son is getting up too and having my own key fob means I can arrive when I want and go into the building when I'm not expected and it's always lovely to arrive and seeing my boy smiling. The know shoe policy downstairs means my son gets to crawl around freely on surfaces that haven't been walked across with dirty shoes.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Can not recommend this nursery enough. They have been brilliant from the first visit and never failed to impress me since. The nursery has a very homely welcoming feel and all the staff are very friendly and helpful. The range of foods that are served throughout the week are very healthy. There is a large range of activities and outdoor play on offer. My son loves going and always has a smile on his face when we arrive. The staff always put the children's needs first and I feel 100% comfortable leaving my son in their care.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? 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

Staff are always extremely friendly. My son waves me off in the morning and runs into his room beaming with joy. It makes going to work easier knowing he is so happy and well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? 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

The staff are excellent with the children. I have a 3-year-old daughter who attends 2 days a week and she really enjoys her time at nursery. I also have a 5-year-old daughter who attends 3 earlys a week before school. The staff are excellent and you can approach them about anything and they are always helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? 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

Children 1st @ Meir Park is a very welcoming nursery. My daughter has developed and flourished during her time here, making lots of lovely little friends whom she talks about often and fondly. The learning environment offers lots of choice and is adapted to her needs. The Early Years log is also a fantastic resource where staff update it with pictures, videos and commentary about my daughter's development on a very regular basis. The staff make everyone feel very welcome and always provide detailed feedback. It was the best decision we made to apply for a place for my daughter. It has prepared her for school and learning in general.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? 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: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

Since my daughter has been with Children's 1st Meir Park Nursery she has absolutely thrived! I feel totally comfortable leaving her here on a full time basis and take comfort in how much she loves all the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Children's 1st @Meir Park offer outstanding care for children. My daughter is extremely happy every evening when she comes home and can't wait to talk about all of the wonderful activities that take place. Me and my partner travel out of our way to ensure that she stays at the nursery after moving away from the City. I can't thank the staff enough for everything they do for all of the children at the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? 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

Both our daughters have attended your nursery. (The eldest has now left and at primary school).
Both of them settled well into the routine and seemed to enjoy going to nursery.
We also noticed the improvement in both our daughters' interaction with other children once they started at your nursery and other various skills came on in leaps and bounds throughout their time at your nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My son has been attending this nursery since he was 7 months old.
The staff are all lovely and reassuring. Very helpful should my son need to attend an extra day and they always manage to fit him in.
The girls who look after my son are so caring and lovely and I have gained a lot of trust in them all.
Definitely a 5-star nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? 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

Management was very useful when collecting information as my daughter has only just started nursery. All staff were very polite and generous. They were also patient and understanding towards being a first-time mum, looking for a suitable nursery. Any questions were answered truthfully and with the correct up-to-date information.
The facilities are varied and wide, with plenty of choices. It is very spacious and well equipped for health and safety.
Overall it is a fantastic, fun nursery and I am glad I chose this one for my daughter.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? 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 and son have attended here over the past 5 years. Throughout the nursery, the staff are very professional and nurturing. They are very respectful and understanding of parental wishes. They have catered for my daughter's diet on an individual basis and when she had particular dietary health problems which were being investigated, they were being very supportive. They provide a very stimulating and fun environment and take into account my child's interests, areas of development and personality. The warmth and loving environment provided gave/gives my child the confidence to try new things and grow to be their own little person, which is reassuring when you go off to work. I know I don't have to worry and appreciate the positive start that they have given my children throughout their foundation years. Priceless!

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? 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

I have been using Children 1st at Meir Park since before reception year at school. Excellent nursery, staff are wonderful, facilities are great. My son has made many friends, enjoys coming to Children 1st and enjoys going out to Acorns. Enjoyed the graduation ceremony that the staff organised. Staff are great with the children and good with parents too.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My child loves the nursery. I am amazed at the things he learns and they have got him ready to start school. Staff are very lovely.
The activities are fun, informative, fresh and relevant.
The food always smells beautiful.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son loves going to Meir Park nursery and especially loves it when he does woodwork with "Bob the builder" as he calls him.
Staff are so caring and will bend over backwards to help if needed.
My son always loves baking time too.
Lovely nursery overall. Thank you girls.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My children have enjoyed their time at this nursery. Friendly staff and good communication between staff and parents. I have felt very reassured that my children are well looked after. Will definitely recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Love this nursery at Meir Park Stoke. My son came from a very bad experience at another nursery and since he's been coming here, not once have I had any issues. He's come on leaps and bounds all thanks to you girls. The staff are amazing with my son, knowing what he went through previously they are very cautious, which puts my mind at ease when I go to work. I would highly recommend, 5 stars if I could give 10 stars I would!

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? 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

Excellent environment and staff are amazing. Couldn't be more please with everything at Meir park nursery.
Thank you for all you do.
A balance nutrition is always given each day and potty training is given to an extremely high standard.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? 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

Extremely happy with the service and caring nature of all the girls. Always very accommodating. Would recommend the nursery without a doubt to parents. The after school club, for the length of time that my son is in the nursery's care is costly. I usually pick him up by late afternoon. I would say he's only at nursery for 30 mins. A staggered rate for after school care would ensure that the nursery was competitive with other car providers, namely schools! The appearance of the nursery in recent times is a little neglected. Carpets in places and decor (stairs) need a good clean. Also, quite a pungent smell as you climb the stairs and walk on landing, almost like the drains are blocked. I wanted to be honest with my feedback and do hope this does not offend anyone. Incidentally, I do think your cleaner does the best she can considering she is usually cleaning when parents are collecting their children and this feedback is by no means a reflection on her.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Wonderful, my son loves it, so do we. Thank you to all the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? 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

Excellent childcare provided. My daughter loves attending every day! The children are always entertained with fun and interesting activities. The staff are friendly and great with communication. Every important detail is recorded in the child's diary so I know what has happened, what she's eaten and how much and if there are any problems. The staff are also very loving and my daughter trusts them. This is evident in her learning, behaviour and her happiness here.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? 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

Caring, experienced staff who are only too happy to help with any situation. I feel that my children are safe and safeguarded in the nursery. The nursery nurses make lovely connections with the children, along with the managers. The nursery staff all make you feel welcome, in all classes.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We have now been with Children 1st for seven years continuously. My eldest daughter started at Toton in Nottingham in 2009 then we moved to Stoke and my middle daughter started Meir Park 2012, now my youngest daughter attends. I cannot recommend this nursery enough to family and friends. It's so hard returning to work but Children 1st Nurseries make it easier, the comfort knowing your children are safe and well cared for in such a lovely environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Satisfactory

My son started off a year and a half ago doing 15 hours. We moved him to full time about 9 months later due to him asking to go by 9am when he normally only did 12.30 to 3.30. He transitioned to 9am to 3pm with ease and built strong relationships with numerous staff that he would come home talking about. He struggled with social skills and the team were very proactive in building his confidence in social settings. He is now ready for school and going through a little emotional time due to the bonds his created. The team have been supportive and flexible and we will see them at holiday club!

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? 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

Staff are extremely friendly and welcoming. Details of my child's day, including nappy changes, meals and naps are all written down. I am kept very informed about my child's routine and development. If there is an issue with my child's behaviour, it is discussed at length - where it could have been taught and how we can teach him to change his behaviour. I feel it is a positive and safe learning environment and it is very clear that my child thoroughly enjoys being there.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? 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 cannot praise this establishment enough. Our grandchildren have attended from an early age with various needs. Those needs have been met and our expectations exceeded at every level. Our grandchildren are rounded and happy little girls and some of that credit needs to go to the staff at the nursery. I never feel a burden when sometimes I sure that I am. The time and consideration given to our needs I am sure goes beyond any job role. Excellent excellent excellent.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? 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

This is a fantastic and supportive nursery. My son has attended for 2 and a half years. We have not had any problems. I feel secure leaving my son in their care and he loves it. The staff and management are friendly, nurturing, welcoming and supportive. At times I have asked for advice and the staff are so considerate and informative. My son has thrived at this nursery. I am very grateful for their support and care. I would not hesitate to recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Meir Park? 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

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Awards / Recognitions

September 2017

Outstanding in All Areas

Recipient: Children 1st @ Meir Park

Date: Wednesday 27 Sep 2017

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March 2017

May 2012

Outstanding in All Areas

Recipient: Children 1st @ Meir Park

Date: Thursday 10 May 2012

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Staff Profiles

Katy

Katy McBean

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2002

Description:

Hello, my name is Katy McBean and I am the Nursery Manager at Children 1st @ Meir Park.

I have been working with children now for 14 years, I started out as a trainee and have continued to develop here at Children 1st. I hold an NVQ Level 3 Childcare qualification, an NVQ Level 3 in Management and Leadership, and I have just completed an NVQ in Customer Service.

For eight years I worked at Children 1st @ Riverview in Leicester. I then moved to Children 1st @ Acorns before moving to Children 1st @ Meir Park. I am delighted to be at the helm of this fantastic nursery with a great team.