Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul

Brambling House, Hady Hill, Calow, Chesterfield S41 0EF

Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul is situated adjacent to St Peter & St Paul Independent School, providing a link that ensures an easy transition to the school environment.

The nursery has been refurbished throughout with bright, open areas for babies, toddlers, early years and out-of-school children, aged up to 12-years-old.

Children can enjoy nutritious, healthy meals.   

Staff to children ratios are better than Ofsted recommend.
The nursery also offers fully grant funded places for children aged three and four-years-old.

Children are encouraged to choose their own activity with a huge variety of options indoors and outside. Outside there is a garden with carefully chosen, age-specific equipment.

Children 1st Day Nurseries has been a family-run childcare provider since 1988.

Group: Children 1st Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Laura Wilding and Clare Hart (Managers)

Local Authority / Social Services: Derbyshire County Council

Number of Staff: 32

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

Total Places for Children: 120

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 12 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Overview

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul 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 73 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 37 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 4.876 for Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul is calculated as follows: ( (769 Excellents x 5) + (100 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 873 Ratings = 4.876

  • 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 @ St Peter & St Paul is based on 37 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 24 positive Reviews (120 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 37 Reviews ÷ 24 Target Reached = 1

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

9.9 Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.876)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    70
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    70
  • Likely
    3
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul

  • Mother of Child
    66
  • Father of Child
    6
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

My son has been full time at St Peter and St Paul's since he was 5 months old and he turns three soon.

I cannot praise the nursery and the staff enough. He has enjoyed it so much; he goes off with a smile and the staff take such care of all the children.

Leaving your child at such a young age causes massive anxiety, but the love and care that they provided was amazing.

My son eats anything, has great friendships and learns really quickly; all of which I credit the staff with. It has a real family feel and all of his habits and traits are celebrated.

The level of reassurance and communication is superb. My son is happy and therefore so am I.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our child loves coming to nursery, he doesn't want to leave when it's time to pick up. His development has come on in leaps and bounds, we are very happy with his care. He started in September and will be staying till he is ready to leave for full-time school. The staff in his room when he first started were great, giving us updates on his day. Recently moved up to the next stage and looks like he has made himself known. We have used the Children's 1st @ St Peter & St Paul Nursery before with our 2 eldest. Thus giving us the reason to send our youngest, that's how happy we are.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Excellent staff, definitely would recommend to anyone. They go above and beyond for all the children and keep you informed all the way along your child’s progress and development. The app they have is amazing, it gives you reassurance that your child is enjoying their time at nursery and not crying the whole time you are gone.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our son has developed at an incredible rate since starting this nursery a year ago. I recommend the nursery to everyone I know with young children and who are expecting. The only thing we find to be quite poor is that on every bank holidays and all over Christmas when the nursery is closed they still charge the full daily rate, this is particularly difficult to stomach when hardworking parents like ourselves still have to work over bank holidays and Christmas, so then have to pay for childcare for someone that is actually caring for our child and to the nursery that isn’t even open. This fact has actually been the reason the majority of people I have recommended the place to have chosen a different nursery, even though they do not have the Ofsted reports that are as good as the Children 1st chain.
That being said, it really is the 1 and only thing that lets the nursery down. They excel in every other area and our boy loves it which is the biggest thing to us.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

A lovely nursery! Friendly staff, clean and excellent learning environments which are carefully tailored to each age group of children. The staff listen to any concerns or worries we have and are keen to rectify anything that isn't quite working.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My son has thrived and absolutely loves Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul nursery. The staff are amazing and caring.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I cannot thank this nursery for the care they give our son and I recommend them far and wide. They are such a welcoming team and the communication between you and the care giver puts your mind at rest because you want to make sure your little one is in then best hands possible.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son loves his days at nursery. He always comes home happy, he is always happy when he is dropped off. We love the environment and the structure of the learning our son is given. He had developed a close bond with his key worker. The only downside is one of our son's days is a Monday so 8 days a year (bank holidays) we still have to pay despite the fact nursery is closed.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My daughter is extremely happy which is the most important thing to us. She enjoys the activities, variety and educational elements in her day. Her social skills and manners are brilliant and she has formed so very strong friendship groups. All of this, in a large part, is due to the support and encouragement my daughter gets at nursery. My daughter is confident, articulate and loves to learn thanks to Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Brilliant nursery. We visited 7-8 different nurseries prior to choosing Children 1st @ St Peter and St Paul. Really glad we did. The staff are fantastic and do a brilliant job of educating, feeding, changing, napping etc. They really do a great job and I cannot thank them enough for their hard work in such a challenging role.
They have an app which lets you see photos and stories of what the little ones have been up to all day.
Communication is great (SMS and letters).

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter loves attending this nursery and she learns so much every day. She loves the children and her carers. Excellent nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My daughter absolutely loves her time at nursery. She has fun, is stimulated and is well looked after by the team. A great place and peace of mind for a busy working mum.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Our little boy loves nursery. He is always greeted by a member of staff and enjoys a cuddle with them. He seems to settle into his daily routine quickly. He is always happy when I pick him up.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our 2nd daughter now attends and she has settled very well. The staff always follow parent wishes and make children and parents feel welcome.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Fantastic nursery. A beautiful, clean and enriching environment for children. All staff are lovely and professional.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My little girl loves going to nursery. Even though she dislikes getting up in a morning, if I say it’s for nursery she jumps out of bed. All the staff are really caring and know my daughter by name. The activities that she takes part in at nursery are varied and enriching, from learning letter sounds, to knowing words in Spanish to experiencing how to use a hammer and nail. My daughter particularly enjoys using the outside area which is a fantastic resource at the nursery. Overall, it is worth every penny and I can feel happy that my little girl is away from me, safe, happy and learning so much.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Our son has thoroughly enjoyed his time at Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul nursery. We feel he is cared for and safe. He has established great friendships and his skills have been developed in line with his age. We have been impressed with the support and contact we have had with the people at nursery throughout this time.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Fantastic nursery really lovely staff who do a great job. The facilities are clean and our children are well looked after. We have done and will continue to recommend this nursery, our children are really happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Excellent nursery with wonderful facilities. My child has always been happy and well cared for, he has a great time every day that he attends.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

An outstanding nursery that enables children to flourish. The staff treat the children like their own. There hasn’t been a day since my little boy started that he hasn’t come out of nursery without a beaming smile on his face.
A wonderful environment for children to learn.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter loves going to nursery. She is always busy playing a variety of games and activities. They always spend some time each day outside which I feel is really important. I am very pleased with the amount of knowledge she has gained during her time there. She regularly surprises me with the things she knows! And I feel that the nursery has prepared her well for school in September.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Both of my children have used this nursery. I have always been extremely happy with the quality of care offered and the personal communication we receive. A wonderful nursery!

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I am very happy with the nursery and its facilities. The staff are amazing and very caring. My little boy took a long time to settle in and they were all very patient and caring with him. The only negatives are the waiting list times and the high cost.

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

My son has attended the nursery since January 2015 and has progressed from Baby Suite all through to Early Years.
Staff on every level are professional, friendly, helpful and caring and we have developed special relationships with all of his key workers and communication and feedback is always excellent.
Our nursery journey is coming to and end as we will start full-time school this September - I am confident that we made the right choice of nursery at Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul and am thankful to the team for their role in my son's development. The Early Years Team offer an excellent learning base that is preparing us for our transition into primary school brilliantly.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Very pleased with the care for my children who continue to be happy, strive and develop. The service of all staff is outstanding. The nativity was exceptional.

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

It's a hard decision finding the right nursery for the most precious little one in your life. I looked around lots of nurseries but when I came to Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul I felt instantly that it was the right nursery for us. Although a big nursery, the children are sectioned off into little groups of activities. Even in early years, they seem to have a really good adult to child ratio and that's what I really liked. There is always someone on reception to greet you, the key workers of the children really get to know your child and I like that too. Recently I dropped my son off late and I was amazed at what the classes were doing, I knew they did these things but I'd never seen it first hand before. They were baking cookies, crafting, in the garden, reading and doing musical instruments in their groups. It was fantastic to see. Every child seemed happy, engaged and very settled. I highly recommend Childre 1st @ St Peter & St Paul. Our son has been very happy here and has learnt so much.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

After visiting another nursery in the area, I was horrified by how it was being run and did not feel comfortable leaving my child there.
After a few friends had recommended Children's 1st @ St Peter & St Paul. We went to look around and had a fabulous tour of the baby suite right through to preschool.
My son has attended since he was 19 months old and I am really happy with the service from every single member of staff we have dealt with along the way!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Excellent nursery. My daughter has attended here for over two years. The team there feel like family now. I know that I am always leaving her in great hands. The staff there are second mums, teachers and friends combined. We will be sad to leave in September when my daughter starts school. Family and friends comment on the development of my daughter and it is down to the hard work and support of the staff at Children's 1st @St Peter and St Paul nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Having used this nursery before, we knew what to expect when our 2nd child attended. Great staff and they will always accommodate you where possible.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

What a fantastic nursery! Such dedicated staff and a wonderful nurturing environment. My little boy loves it!

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My 4-year-old daughter has been going to this nursery since she was 5 months old and I am extremely happy with her progress. I get numerous amount of compliments and people asking which nursery she goes to! I have my 1-year-old daughter currently in the baby room too and she loves it. It's such a lovely feeling going to work knowing your children are being looked after with 100% dedication.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Had two children use this nursery and it is outstanding in every respect. Well organised, good communication, staff are polite, helpful and most importantly genuinely care about the children. The children enjoy each day here and the activities are varied and well managed.
The staff are fantastic at developing the children, through education and recreational activities and the children get lots of outdoor play time and exercise.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My children love nursery. They instantly settled and it has developed their social skills and communication. The atmosphere is warm and friendly, the staff are very knowledgeable but very friendly, the staff work very hard and it shows. There's always new events and activities. Thank you.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

It has been such a pleasure to watch my granddaughter develop and grow whilst she has been in nursery at St Peter & St Paul School.
The staff have always been welcoming to myself and as well as the lovely greeting to my granddaughter every day that we go. The simulation, encouragement and education that she has received has been excellent.
I am so pleased that she has spent her early years at such a wonderful nursery with such devoted staff.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

This nursery goes beyond the 'outstanding' judgement.
My son is extremely happy here, the level of care, education and feedback is excellent.
I would highly recommend.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Staff are great, friendly,
Had some initial issues but now been resolved.
Great outdoor space.
Happy for you to call to see how your child is.
Same staff most days which is essential for me.
Thanks.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

In a nutshell, my little boy absolutely loves it at nursery. He's excited when we arrive there in a morning and always happy when I pick him up. The staff are kind, professional and really helped with the settling in process. I'm amazed how much my little one has come on with his development since starting there. It's obvious that the staff spend quality time with each child. Thanks for giving us peace of mind that he's happy, safe and well cared for whilst we are at work.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Excellent nursery staff, my daughter loves going there.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I am delighted with my daughter's nursery experience, she doesn't like change and it took her a long time to settle but the nursery staff have been so patient and caring with her that she is now really happy and dropping her off is easy. I really appreciate how she has been treated as an individual and been allowed to develop at her own pace. Her key worker in particular has been wonderful and now we are moving to the next room will really miss her. The nursery is beautifully presented and equipped, great food and fantastic staff.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My Son started nursery over 18 months ago and goes two mornings a week. As a parent when the time comes to go back to work it is such a tough call but leaving my child in the care of Children's 1st Nursery St Peter and St Pauls has been by far my best decision, the attention to detail and the personal touch of every member of staff makes you feel completely at ease, with the nursery itself being developed to such a high standard my son looks forward to going and has made lovely friends. We look forward to his regular elog progress reports and feel he has come on leaps and bounds. We always recommend you to our friends as the staff and quality of care is impeccable.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Both our children currently attend St Peter & St Paul's Nursery, our little boy since he was 18 months old and is now 4 years old and in his final term before he starts school. He is confident, intelligent and has a brilliant personality and we owe much of this to the lovely staff who have cared for him for the last 3 years. He loves coming to nursery, has lots of friends and always talks about what he and his friends have been up to that day with excitement. Our little girl started at 7 months old and after only a few sessions she would go to her key worker and not even cry! Now she is 15 months old and walks into her class and waves us goodbye, she has lots of fun and again is very confident and developing in all areas very quickly. Whilst at work, we love receiving photos and updates via the e-log to see what that are both doing. We are very happy that we chose St Peter & St Paul's and feel we have given our children a great start in life!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our daughter loves going to nursery! She loves the activities and is learning so much.
We have found the nursery to be very well run whilst being fun and very friendly for our daughter. Staff are very polite and helpful. Meals are good and our daughter enjoys her time each week.

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My daughter seems to love nursery, never any tears and made my transition back to work a lot easier than expected. I especially love the activities provided such as painting and arts etc and her keyworker is great. I would and do highly recommend this nursery

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

All the staff are very friendly and professional. The nursery has a lovely warm and welcoming feel to it.
We can already tell that our daughter has settled in very well and she's learning new things every week.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My little girl has been going to this nursery since she was 6 months old and all I can say is 'this nursery is outstanding'. If I have another child, I will differently be sending them to Children 1st.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Fantastic nursery, my daughter absolutely loves it there. The staff are great with the children, the surroundings are brilliant and are kept clean and updated regularly. Would highly recommend to anyone - we have a second child who is due to start attending the nursery later this year and we are delighted that we have been able to secure a place for her.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

The nursery is of a high standard and meets the needs of my child as expected.
Staff are always friendly and provide a warm and caring environment for my child.
Activities are age appropriate and appear to be tailored to individual child needs.
I am happy with progress and development of my child since attending the nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Excellent care. This the 3rd of my children and all three have always been extremely happy and socially adjusted. My older two have adjusted well to primary school and they received excellent preschool preparation and care there. My kids are confident and independent and this nursery contributed to these characteristics. Staff are all excellent and genuinely care for the children. The environment is clean and conducive to learning and developing. I will always highly recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I'm very happy with the nursery and I wouldn't want my child anywhere else. I highly recommend this nursery and feel very comfortable about my child staying here and they always have a really lovely day and the staff are just fantastic.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

An excellent nursery who provide great care for my child. Environment is clean and fun, food of good quality, carers very friendly and interested in my child's development and learning. My child usually quite happy on pick up, though still working on a happier drop off

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

All staff show great enthusiasm whenever I as a parent see when I am in the nursery, which I can see has rubbed off on my daughter. Although she still is upset on leaving they settle her within a couple minutes and when collecting in an evening she then talks non-stop about her day until bedtime. She already had a love for books prior to starting at nursery but now is learning to read and would like to show her teacher how well she is doing as she is proud herself. Her self-confidence has grown so much via nursery and the help/direction that they give.
The activities which are carried out are well characterised into themes but are pertaining to real life so gives greater purpose for the children. I am really pleased that my daughter is enjoying nursery and all that all people involved do to make the nursery a home from home but learning and nurturing environment.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

A lovely welcoming nursery always made to feel special when we visited. All staff have always made a point of saying hello and being friendly, even the staff that have no direct involvement with my daughter.
My daughter's key worker has gone out of her way to ease her transition to the nursery and is wonderful with her.
I'm delighted that my daughter gets to attend this lovely nursery

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Outstanding facilities inside and outside. Staff in baby suite really care, are approachable and put you at ease. I feel happy leaving my daughter because I know that she is safe, happy, learning and developing and is having fun!

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Professional and friendly staff work hard to offer the highest standards of childcare in the area. My son has blossomed since starting at Children's 1st when he was 10 months old and he is now 2. He loves going and has so much fun when he is there. My second child will also be starting here when he is 11 months old and I am looking forward to seeing the effect being at the nursery will have on him too! All queries and concerns are dealt with effectively and quickly by staff to ensure you are comfortable leaving your child in their care. Each child is made to feel like an important individual who is valued by all staff. I cannot recommend this nursery highly enough!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our Daughter's overall development and communication skills have rapidly improved since attending this nursery, and the staff are friendly and extremely professional. The children are engaged and encouraged in learning activities and the facilities are excellent.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My daughter has been attending St Peter & St Paul's Nursery since May 2014 and I could not fault them.
The staff are exceptional and my daughter has always enjoyed nursery and often doesn't want to come home. The facilities are outstanding and my daughter learns so much from her 2.5 days a week there but yet still says how much fun she has.
I would not hesitate in recommending the nursery to friends.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Couldn't be happier with the nursery, the staff who look after my little boy are wonderful.
Anything I ask of the staff in the baby suite is always done they always spend time giving me a great review of my sons day.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has been at Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul from 7 months. He is now over 2. He has Goldenhaar Syndrome meaning substantial hearing loss and a small ear. My son loves the nursery and certain people in particular. I have been continually impressed by the team. I would like to express particular praise for the staff who have all had key involvement in his development. Special thanks to the manager who has always been kind, considerate and reassuring when we have had concerns. I am a very proud mum of a little boy who despite a physical deformity and substantial hearing loss is thriving both at home and in the nursery. To talk to my son today, you would not know he had had such severe hearing loss between a few months and 1.5 years. He has gone from being a shy boy saying few words to one of the more confident in the class. My son can now talk in sentences and says words that we have not taught him. It is not possible for our son to have had better care.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our child is developing very well and enjoys a variety of environments, all with a similar consistent approach (grandparents, parents and nursery)
Our child has settled well and started walking at 11 months and has the opportunity to practice and is encouraged by all staff members. The only limit is the amount of space in the baby suite, which is fine on a quiet day or a warm day when they can access outside, however, limited during winter.
Whenever we have made any requests the staff have been great.
Our child has a fantastic rapport with his keyworker, which is great.

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

My daughter settled into nursery straight away and this is down to the caring, dedicated staff at Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul. The environment is amazing and the staff go over and above the call of duty to provide the best learning experiences for my daughter. She often comes home telling me all the exciting things she has been doing at nursery.

It is such a relief as a parent working full time to know that my child is so well cared for at nursery and enjoys her time there. She loves it so much that she asked to stay all day instead of her usual morning sessions!

Cannot recommend this nursery enough and we will both be sad when it's time to leave for school.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our son has been going to Nursery at Children First @ St Peter and St Paul's since he was 9 months old. We have been nothing but impressed with the nursery, the facilities, the staff and the care and attention our son receive. The care and attention that is shown to all children is fantastic. Our son has developed tremendously, he has learnt and developed many new skills as a result of the encouragement and support he receives from all of the Staff here.
I have already recommended this nursery to a number of friends and colleagues and will continue to do so in the future. Huge thanks to all of the Staff for all of your fantastic work!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Everything about this nursery is right.
As soon as I went to have a look around with my 11month old I knew he was going to be cared for. From then until he was ready to leave for school the teams have done such an amazing job at looking after my son and helping him become the best he can be. They are genuine, educated and passionate about their roles which clearly shows through in the children. I cannot thank them enough. Would definitely recommend.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We knew the moment we visited this nursery that our children would be cared for in the best place.
The equipment, surroundings and meals are fabulous, but most importantly to us the staff are amazing and so loving. Our children have the opportunity to learn by doing so many more things than I would ever think to do at home, and all supported by key workers who gently bring out their developing confidence and abilities. We couldn't wish for better.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

From the second we walked into Children 1st St Peter & St Paul I breathed a sigh of relief, we were met by attentive, supportive professional staff who listened to our needs and concerns and addressed them without hesitation. I still remember the faces of the children enjoying their day at nursery on our show around visit they all looked so happy and so clean. This was a huge improvement from other nurseries we visited. Our son was 9 months old and like most other parents we were apprehensive to leave him but from day one he loved every minute of his time there, we had the emotional days where he didn't want us to leave, I'd hang around at the door riddled with guilt about leaving him but I was always assured he'd be ok, I'd ring 10 minutes later from the car, feeling like the overprotective mother but I was always put at ease and never made to feel silly. From day one to graduation day our sons time atChildren 1st St Peter & St Paul was full of love, care, fun, learning and adventure. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend St Peter & St Paul.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I cannot recommend this nursery enough. My twins have just graduated after being here full time for over 2 years. I owe this nursery so much for helping me in bringing up my children to be kind, caring and well mannered little people. The facilities are outstanding and I love how much they value outdoor activities whatever the weather. The staff are professional and friendly. This is a fantastic nursery and will not be disappointed.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

An excellent nursery! My two children are both here and I have been using this nursery since 2014. The staff are friendly, attentive and very caring. Lots for children to do and there is a variety of toys to keep them interested and entertained.
The nursery has recently been refurbished. Very accommodating and the staff/management work well with parents. I would highly recommend this nursery to anyone wanting a safe, welcoming, enjoyable environment for their child.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter loves coming here. Her communication and social skills are developing fast. The environment and staff excellent and I have no problem bringing her to nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My little boy has been at this nursery since he was a baby and honestly I would recommend anyone looking for a nursery to come to this one, my little man goes to big school in September and I know already that he's going to miss this place and the staff here, I have watched my little boy grow into an intelligent, caring, fun loving and outgoing little man and that's all down to the staff here at Children's 1st @ St. Peter and St. Paul's. Nothing is ever too much trouble, they have made my son and myself feel welcomed from day one and even I am going to miss them, a massive special Thank you to his teachers who this year have looked after my son and he has grown to love these two so much, they make drop offs and pick ups so easy and smooth and they think out the box if needed to help, they are a huge credit to the nursery and have been a major part in my sons growth so Thank you so much. I cannot recommend this nursery enough.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Everyone who works there are so friendly and lovely and make my child feel so loved and welcome! She loves going and I love taking her knowing she's in the best care! I have put my other daughters name down for September as well!

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I have used this nursery since December 2012 and have always been highly delighted with the care my children have received. Both my children have gained in confidence and ability as a direct result of their time in nursery. The nursery staff have always been supportive with anything that is happening outside of nursery especially potty training and a new sibling. All the staff have a can do attitude and my children are always happy when I collect them. I intend to use the facilities of this nursery for after school and holiday cover when my children reach the appropriate age as I don't believe I can receive a better service elsewhere.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son is 16 months old and has attended the nursery since he was 9 months old. He attends 2 days a week. My son is very happy at the nursery, he gets excited when we arrive and smiles for his key/co worker. As a mother this gives me such peace of mind. The facilities have always been clean, modern and age appropriate and recently there has been a refurb in the baby suite, making it even more exciting for the children. Information sharing between workers and parents is also very good, meaning we feel up to date with our son's daily nursery life. The online 'ey' system is a great way for our child's development to be monitored and we can see this on a phone app, we can also add to it documenting his milestones. I cannot recommend the nursery enough.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Our daughter joined a different nursery ages just over two and a half. The staff, especially the girls in the Peter Rabbit room has been wonderful with her. Nothing I ask is too much trouble and they always have time to answer any queries or questions I may have, whether in person or on the the phone.
Her educational needs have been met really well for her age, learning is fun for her and we can see the progress she is making so clearly. I sincerely hope that this continues as she moves through into the early years room.

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

Our daughter started at Children's 1st at 6 months...all the staff within the baby unit made both our daughter and I feel extremely welcome and helped no end with the transition of her being at home to starting at full time nursery. Since starting she has absolutely blossomed and developed into a real character, we believe this has a lot to the the quality of care she receives on a day to day basis. The sense of a family environment within Children's 1st at St Peter and St Paul's is fantastic and makes us feel at ease leaving our baby there all day. The Manager and her team are complete professionals and I would always recommend this nursery in a heart beat! Thank you.....

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Clare Hart

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 1996

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My name is Clare Hart and I am the Nursery Manager for the under 2’s suite. I joined Children 1st @ Sheffield back in 1996 at the age of 17; I was a trainee nursery nurse and completed my NVQ level 3. My training gave me lots of experience of working with children of all ages and how to work as a team.

Once I had gained my qualification as a nursery nurse I was given lots of opportunities to grow and develop. After about 8 years I made a big leap to work at Children 1st @ Clowne as a senior nursery nurse. I was a bit nervous at first but was touched to be given this opportunity, and whilst being at Clowne I was made a deputy manager. After working as deputy for 6 years, in January 2011 I was given a massive opportunity to become an acting manager for six months at our Chesterfield nursery. During my time there I developed the staff team and made connections with parents and children. At the end of my time we were inspected by Ofsted and awarded a fantastic 'outstanding in all areas'. For me that was a perfect finish to my six months.

I was then given an opportunity to move to one of our bigger nurseries, Children 1st @ St Peter and St Paul and in November I became Nursery Manager working alongside Laura.

During my time at Children 1st I have grown and developed, with many opportunities to learn. I have gained lots of knowledge and been very lucky to receive a number of company awards including Trainee of the Year, Outstanding Performance, Personality of the Year and in 2013 I won Deputy of the Year.

For me it so means a lot to see all the families we have helped and supported and that our children are given outstanding opportunities to learn and develop their confidence for the future.

Laura

Laura Wildin

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2002

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Hello my name is Laura and I am one of the managers at the St Peter and St Paul nursery in Chesterfield.

I am mum to two children Alfie and Willow who both attend our nurseries and Out of School Clubs. My career started with the company in 2002 when I joined the Chesterfield Royal Hospital nursery as a qualified nursery nurse.

I have worked my way up with the company and in 2010 transferred to the St Peter and St Paul Nursery as Nursery Manager which has been my biggest challenge and achievement yet! I am proud to be a part of such a lovely company and to work alongside colleagues who are genuinely nice and have the same passion and desire to deliver something special to children and their families in their earliest years.

Children 1st are committed to their staff teams and are continually delivering training to ensure the staff have the knowledge and skills to be able to deliver an outstanding service. Seeing the staff develop their skills and blossom into knowledgeable and confident practitioners gives me a great sense of pride when I see how far they have come. As managers we strive to have the best possible team so in turn we can deliver the best care and opportunities for the children, helping you as parents to give your child the best start in life.