Child 1st (Bakewell)

Derbyshire House, Matlock Street, Bakewell DE45 1EE

Group: Child 1st Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Hannah Ridgeway (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Derbyshire County Council

Number of Staff: 10

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

Total Places for Children: 72

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Visiting:

Please call Hannah or Sophie to arrange a visit

Overview

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Child 1st (Bakewell) 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 26 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Child 1st (Bakewell) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 26 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 4.83 for Child 1st (Bakewell) is calculated as follows: ( (259 Excellents x 5) + (51 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 311 Ratings = 4.83

  • 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 Child 1st (Bakewell) is based on 26 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 14.4 positive Reviews (72 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 26 Reviews ÷ 14.4 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.

9.8 Child 1st (Bakewell) has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.830)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    25
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
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    1
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Reviewer Connection to Child 1st (Bakewell)

  • Mother of Child
    25
  • Father of Child
    1

I cannot thank the nursery and staff enough for the care and support they have shown my daughter whilst being there. She loves going and enjoys the range of activities they have available. Thank you.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Consistently high quality and child focused care. My children are so happy here and particularly enjoy the forest school.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

We’ve had two children attend Bakewell nursery and have been extremely happy with the care provided in both cases. The staff are really caring and supportive and the facilities are great. I couldn’t recommend it enough!

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has a dairy and soya intolerance and the nursery have been fantastic with dealing with it from day one. He is now in the preschool/foundation class but started in the baby unit and they have always done their best so that my son doesn't feel left out/different at snack at meal times.
My son always has a fantastic time at the nursery and often does not want to leave.
The new forest fun on a Monday is something that he is especially enjoying.
All the staff are great and are always available to speak to if I have any concerns or questions.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Caring staff, spacious outdoor play area, lots of creative decorations to stimulate children's imagination. It took a while for our daughter to settle in but she is now very happy there. They have some creative snack recipes to encourage children to eat vegetables and a lot of time is spent outside when the weather allows.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Very helpful and friendly staff. Always there to help out and give advise.

My son has improved so much since being here so proud.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Outstanding care. All staff are friendly and my son really enjoys going. The nursery is well maintained and plenty of resources and activities for children to play and learn. I would highly recommend.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter been coming about three years. She loves it so much. Help her in so much in development and They have help me and supporting me as mother because my daughter has seizures. Tell my friends and family how amazing this place is. Thanks again

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I could not be happier than to have my child here with these amazing ladies!! My son is currently in the baby unit and the love and care they give are priceless!! He loves it, he's come out of his shell and he's so happy when I collect him!! They are on hand to help with anything and would not send him or my next one anywhere else!!

Love them!!!

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

This nursery is perfect for us and our little girl as it gives me and my partner the opportunity to go to work. My daughter's interaction and confidence around others have improved greatly and with the help from the wonderful staff with potty training, she has been dry during the last few weeks with little accidents. She enjoys the food that is cooked for her and is always excited to tell us about her day. Overall we think it’s a very good nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My children have been attending this nursery for the last 6 years. The staff are friendly and caring and always approachable if I ever had a problem.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Both my daughter (now 5) and son (2) love the nursery. Both started from 9 months old and were very well looked after. My daughter thrived at the nursery and learnt skills and made friends that made her ready to start school. My son enjoys going and we see a weekly progress. The staff are wonderful at making the kids feel comfortable and happy, whilst still reinforcing suitable boundaries.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Both my son (now 6) and daughter (3) have been to this nursery. They have both loved their time there and I feel confident they have been well looked after.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Fantastic nursery my little girl has come on so much thanks to the great staff and amazing network of friends she has made along the way.
Will and would highly recommend Child 1st (Bakewell) to all my mummy friends.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

We are very pleased with the nursery and the staff are very friendly and caring. My son is learning lots of new things and is developing in all areas. The facilities are good, it would be nicer to have a larger outdoor area but that can't be helped. The staff will work with you through the various stages of your child's life and try and cater for any needs or requirements you have. I feel the closure of nursery for the Christmas period should result in a reduction in fees because if it was open your child would be there, it isn't our choice. Very happy overall and do recommend it to anyone that asks me.

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

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

I am very happy with the nursery overall. My little girl loves her one day a week and seems to like the meals. I think it is brilliant that they receive all meals plus snacks and nappies and wipes in with the price. Overall the staff are all lovely and helpful and I would recommend to other people.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

This Nursery has done nothing but support both my children who currently attend. I have seen a big difference in their social skills and communication skills and confidence. It was a shock to their system when they first started as they’d never been left with anyone other than grandparents. The Nursery helped them settle in and now they love going. Nothing but praise!

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son is always so excited about going to nursery, he's so happy when I drop him off, giving every staff member big smiles, and is always enjoying himself and happy when I pick him up.

He's been like that since he started at nine months old and you can't fake those reactions at that age!

I love everything about nursery from the friendly and supportive staff members, great food, cleanliness and activities. And I feel that my son clearly being so happy is a testimony to how great it is.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Staff really engage with all the children and get to know them as individuals. Fantastic environment for all kids to learn in play and from a variety of structured activities.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

My daughter absolutely loves her nursery, if she could go every day she would!
All of the staff are fantastic, so friendly and great at their jobs. My daughter talks about them all the time and says how much she likes her "teachers".

I would definitely recommend this nursery to other parents.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Both of my children have enjoyed their time at child 1st Bakewell nursery; from 9 months. The staff are professional, friendly and enthusiastic. The building is so bright and colourful inside with lovely displays.

They have made some exciting changes recently that includes more outdoor messy play - my son will love it.

The value for money is difficult to comment on as we don't have a lot of competition in the area.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Since my daughter has been attending Child 1st Nursery, her speech has really come on. The girls are lovely and my daughter seems to really like them all. They are so lovely and all questions are answered. She currently only goes one morning a week but due to her progress, I am looking into uping her hours as she really does enjoy playing and learning there.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Fantastic staff all really lovely to get on with. The nursery is lovely and all very organized. My little boy is learning new things each week and always has a good day.
I find it very helpful they always present an end of day report of what they have eaten, what sleep and nappy changes. The staff always have a catch up with you on how your child is doing and my son is getting to know the girls and they all get to know each child.
Wouldn't send him anywhere else!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The nursery is lovely and clean, and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful! Since the takeover, lots has been put in place to make the whole experience easier for the parents!
Feedback on the day's activities and meal times is good!
My little boy loves going and always seems to have fun!

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My daughter has attended nursery since March 2016, and she really enjoys it.
Both myself and my partner are very pleased with the care and education that our daughter and we receive from the nursery. We feel that it has definitely brought on our daughters confidence and social skills. All the staff are friendly and helpful and always make you feel relaxed. I struggled at first to leave my daughter as she's my first child, but all the staff were so reassuring and supportive, this made me feel a lot better and comfortable to ask any questions. It's a very professional, educational, yet fun and caring nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My baby started here at 9 months old and settled in immediately. The staff are friendly and caring and my baby seems to always enjoy herself! As a first time mummy, I was worried about leaving my baby with people she didn't know but I needn't have, as they take great care of her! Lovely happy place!

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

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