Children 1st @ Leicester

Riverview, Tarragon Road, Leicester LE2 7ET

Children 1st @ Leicester, Leicester, Leicestershire
Children 1st @ Leicester, Leicester, Leicestershire
Children 1st @ Leicester, Leicester, Leicestershire

Children 1st @ Leicester is located close to the city centre with easy access from the university, royal infirmary and local bus routes. The nursery has been refurbished throughout to offer bright, open areas for babies, toddlers, pre-school aged children, as well as those in after-school club.

The friendly, enthusiastic staff are fully trained and experienced to provide a stimulating learning environment for each child.

The nursery features a spacious garden designed to maximise the potential for outdoor play, with carefully chosen, age-specific equipment. All children are encouraged to choose their own activities both indoors and out to promote independent learning.

Children 1st Day Nurseries has been an award winning, family-run childcare provider since 1988, and are an accredited training centre.

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

Group: Children 1st Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Sanjit Bazaz (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Leicester 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: 96

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.3 Children 1st @ Leicester has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.288)

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for Children 1st @ Leicester 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 17 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Children 1st @ Leicester in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 10 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 4.767 for Children 1st @ Leicester is calculated as follows: ( (155 Excellents x 5) + (47 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 202 Ratings = 4.767

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 4.521 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Children 1st @ Leicester is based on 10 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 19.2 positive Reviews (96 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 10 Reviews ÷ 19.2 Target = 0.521

  • 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
    15
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    17
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Children 1st @ Leicester

  • Mother of Child
    17

Everything in Children 1st is oriented and made for children, targeted at their level and empowering them to do things themselves. I love the fact that adults are made to adapt themselves to the world of the children who are really the centre of the nursery. Most of all though I love the staff. The team is fantastic throughout all the rooms, including management and other members of staff like cleaners and cooks. Every time our daughter had to change a room I was scared the staff would not be as nice in the next room, but they have been. Everyone is caring and truly involved with the children, which has made us all feel so at home.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Children 1st offer lots of opportunities with all latest toys encouraging my son all the time. Healthy food - he loves to eat there. His key worker is just amazing, I couldn't have chosen a better place to send him.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has been going since 19th of April and loves it. He always comes home singing so I know he has had a good day. I think it's a very good nursery and would highly recommend them. The staff and managers are very caring to the children and they're very good at their job.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Leicester? 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 fact that my child likes to come to nursery and doesn't cry when I drop him shows me that he enjoys. The nursery is clean and smart. My child shows improvements, He can count 1-10, he likes us to read to him at home, he can sing a lot of nursery rhymes. He can eat independently well. The nursery staff communicate well with me. The nursery is very reliable and I feel safe to leave my child there. Will you please consider to review paying even if the child doesn't attend nursery or if the child is poorly.

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

Our daughter has been attending since she was 6 months old and is now 3. We all love the nursery from the care they show, the development, range of activities and the friendships she has built with staff and other children. It will be a shame when she has to go to school later this year. I would recommend this nursery to anyone looking or modern, innovative, creative, safe and nurturing care for their children.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter went here from age 2 - 4yrs and she enjoyed it
Then I put my younger daughter in from 9 months and she is coming on very well.
The staff are all friendly and I would recommend this nursery to all my friends and family

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Leicester? 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: Don't Know

My child has been going to this nursery since 2015 November when she was 2.5 years old. I first tried sending her for 3 weeks to another nursery nearby where she would never adjust. Whereas the staff at Children 1st assured me that she would be fine and like they promised, she got settled within very less time and since been going there. Her habits, speech and behaviour have definitely improved and the credit goes to the team at Children 1st Leicester. She even enjoys the fresh food served there. Will surely recommend to anyone living nearby.

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

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

One of the best nurseries in Leicester, standards are high and I am pleased with the care of my children. I know they are safe and supported at this nursery.
Once settled my children really look forward to going to nursery and get excited when arriving.
My eldest tells me about her day and all the things she gets up too.
They have a great range of equipment to help develop their skills and knowledge. Would recommend this nursery over all others we have used.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

My child has been attending this nursery for 12 months now; started when I went back to work at the age of 10 months.
I and my partner are extremely happy with the way our daughter is cared for, looked after, played with etc.
Our daughter is very happy to attend the nursery and you can tell each day how much she is enjoying herself, how much she learns and develops in there.
Also very pleased with the way our needs (eg diet) and comments are responded to.
The staff is brilliant and passionate about their roles-comfortable to leave my child with them as I know she will be in capable hands.
Overall 5/5.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Good and friendly staff, always with a smile on their face. My child is well looked after. I always know he is in good hands whenever I leave him at the nursery. I do not stress or worry when I am away from him. So well done keep up the good work.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Overall we have had an excellent experience with the nursery we have two children at the nursery. The staff are very friendly and welcoming our children enjoy going to nursery.
We have recently recommended Children 1st to our friend after she was struggling to find somewhere she felt comfortable to leave her child. She was so pleased when she visited she now sends her son.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Leicester? 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: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

As soon as I visited I knew that this was where I wanted my daughter to go whilst I was at work, and a few weeks in I can say I am really happy that I chose this nursery. My daughter loves all the different activities they do, loves her key worker and loves the food. All the staff are genuinely lovely and I feel totally at ease when my daughter is there as I feel the staff really care for her and have affection for my daughter. I recommend to everyone I know who is looking for childcare.

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

My daughter has gained so many invaluable skills since coming to the nursery. All staff seem to have a genuine passion for working with children and are always stimulating and encouraging child development. I like the way that the nursery promotes and celebrates all different cultures with educating the children through fun activities. Overall fab nursery and I have already recommended to 3 friends who's children now go to the nursery.

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

Hi, my son has been at Riverview for 3 years and loves nursery and has built some very close relationships with both staff and children. Baby room and early years have been outstanding in looking after my son. His reading and writing level is fantastic and this is due to the hard working staff in early years. More trips please! Cameras- no consultation!!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

As first time parents we were naturally cautious about our chosen nursery however from the moments we looked round Children 1st we knew it was the perfect place for out little boy. It's light and airy and the baby room has amazing sensory experience. The staff are so friendly and are always happy to put your mind at ease, we were welcome to ring as much as we wanted. Our little boy has developed so well since starting there and we feel like they tailor the play to his personality as they do with all the children. I cannot praise them enough.

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

Sanjit Bazaz, Nursery Manager at Children 1st @ Leicester responded to this review on 22 Feb 2016:

Thank you for such a lovely review. It is an absolute pleasure to look after your little boy and great to see him develop at Nursery. We are especially pleased with your comment about how your little boy is treated as an individual. This is a key part of Children 1st ethos and is why we place an emphasis on the close relationship we have with our parents.

I will pass your comments onto the staff team who I know will appreciate them as much as I do.

Kindest Regards

Nursery Manager

We moved to Leicester 2 years ago and went to view a few nurseries in the area. From then on we knew Children 1st Leicester was the nursery for us and our daughter. The feel, the flow and the staff were all contributing factors 2 years on and our daughter has absolutely blossomed in so many ways thanks to the nursery. We both work full time so our daughter is in nursery full time and I rely heavily on the nursery to teach her the right thing to do for her to grow into an intelligent caring child.
In Dec 2015 and Jan 2016 the amount of activities that have gone on for my daughter have been excellent. From putting on a full production nativity play at Christmas to keeping me involved in the latest project - learning about our solar system, planets and all the fun stuff that comes along with this subject.
We are very lucky to have found such an amazing nursery and that is mostly down to the staff and the way they nurture all the children, teach them great moral standing and inspire them to be individual.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Leicester? 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 two boys attended the nursery. My eldest just entered school and I'm sure that he has adapted well to it because of the great experience that he had in the early years group. My youngest has been there for 2.5 years. The staff are extremely friendly and they supported us throughout his journey from baby to toddler. I feel that they are in a secure and loving environment. They love the food and their activities. Both my sons developed friendships, great progress and really enjoyed their time there.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Leicester? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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Recipient: Children 1st @ Leicester

Date: Wednesday 02 Apr 2014

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Staff Profiles

Sanjit

Sanjit Bazaz

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2013

Description:

My name is Sanjit Bazaz and I am the Manager at Children 1st @ Riverview Leicester.

I am a graduate holding a BA hons degree and having over 10 years of experience in different child care settings. I have been working for Children 1st since 2013.

I started as an Early Years Practitioner and developed to become an Assistant Manager and now Manager. Whilst working for Children 1st, I have achieved Early Years Practitioner of the year award in 2014 and have become an experienced and professional practitioner. Having this experience with the company has enabled me to grow as an individual and become a competent manager.

I feel a great sense of pride in my work, being part of the children’s lives is a privilege. I enjoy working with the team and being ‘hands on’, supporting staff, caring for the children, welcoming the parents and meeting new parents.
This role enables me to share my knowledge and experiences with everyone I meet.

I am passionate and committed to providing high quality care and education for all the children and to make a big difference in their lives. I believe that this is an excellent nursery and I am honoured to be part of a high quality team.