Children 1st @ The Marina

The Marina, Brayford Pool, Lincoln LN1 1RD

Children 1st @ The Marina, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Children 1st @ The Marina, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Children 1st @ The Marina, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Children 1st @ The Marina is set in a modern building in Brayford and is convenient for parents working in Lincoln city centre. The nursery provides the perfect environment for children to grow and to learn in small groups.

The early years setting is managed by highly skilled early years teachers who have vast experience and in depth knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage. The staff support the children to leave The Marina independent and happy, with a real thirst for the next stage of their development.

Children 1st @ The Marina works closely with local schools in order to make the children’s transition to school an easy and happy experience and continues to nurture and maintain close relationships and links with the local community.

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

The nursery team are passionate about offering exciting learning opportunities and would be delighted to show families around the nursery.

Group: Children 1st Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Elaine Cox (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Lincolnshire County Council

Number of Staff: 18

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

Total Places for Children: 88

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

8.5 Children 1st @ The Marina has a Review Score of 8.5 (8.480)

The Review Score of 8.5 (maximum of 10) for Children 1st @ The Marina 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 7 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Children 1st @ The Marina in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.7 out of 5 from 3 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 4.81 for Children 1st @ The Marina is calculated as follows: ( (69 Excellents x 5) + (14 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 84 Ratings = 4.81

  • 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 3.67 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Children 1st @ The Marina is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 17.6 positive Reviews (88 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 17.6 Target = 0.170

  • 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
    6
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    6
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Children 1st @ The Marina

  • Mother of Child
    6
  • Father of Child
    1

Such a homely environment. Both my children have grown so much. My daughter's key worker is always happy, caring and always gives me lovely updates. I would recommend and do recommend regularly. I will be very sad when my daughter leaves.

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

Staff are all lovely, and my daughter has a great time at nursery three full days a week. Very attentive to her when she's not 100% and keeps you informed. The facilities are also great and my daughter loves being outdoors! When she started I was very impressed with the daily diary which let you know important things about her day, such as how many of her 5 a day she has had.

My daughter has come on leaps and bounds, singing songs she's learned and counting at home!

Such a lovely nursery and I'm very happy with their input into my daughter's life as she grows up! Making me feel that she's safe when she's there whilst having a fun time!

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ The Marina? 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 of my boys have been to this nursery (eldest now 5 at school, youngest is 2) and I can't recommend it enough. The staff that work there become a true extension of the family and we gained so much trust from them all.
My children were always safe and I could tell they have lots of fun.
A truly fab nursery and I would recommend to any parent.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I am very pleased with the service that they provide in the nursery. My older one has just finished and is going to school and my younger one will play there for 2 more years. Both of them love to play and learn. We had lots of tears at the beginning but they were soon gone and now only smiles left. Never had a problem with staff or management and they are doing their best to make sure that everything is in the right place. Even the snacks for the home time. I recommend the nursery for all parents.

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

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Children first provide a child-friendly atmosphere for the children and the parents. The staff are very helpful, understanding and considering. My kids are enjoying themselves and having fun all day.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

This nursery is truly amazing really impressed with everything they do day to day. All the girls in the babysuite are so lovely and it feels they go above and beyond their job roles.
Always inform us of my son's daily food, toys he's played with and activities he's done. I know he's always eaten well, slept well and played all day, what more could a mum ask for!!
My son is close to moving over to Peter Rabbits and I know he will gain even more to suit his age but I will truly miss going to the baby suite and having a chat with the girls in there.
Thank you doesn't cover for the work u do...you protect and help develop and grow my son.
Thank you again.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ The Marina? 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've had 2 introductory sessions and now on second full day. So far, all seems to be going well. The staff in the baby room seem very friendly and caring.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ The Marina? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 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: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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Awards / Recognitions

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July 2016

Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

Louisa

Louisa Parish

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2004

Description:

Hello my name is Louisa Parish and I am the Nursery Manager at Children 1st @ Wragby Road and Children 1st @ The Marina.

I have worked in childcare since 2004 when I qualified with a CACHE Level 3 qualification in Childcare and Education. In 2011 I undertook further study with The Open University to gain a Level 4.

During my career I have had the opportunity to take on varied roles and increasing responsibility which I have relished. From working with our youngest babies, to becoming Senior Nursery Nurse and Deputy Nursery Manager, I have been given the opportunity to develop my professional skills across the nursery environment.

I have experienced all roles in the nursery, something which has been invaluable to me as Nursery Manager.

I cherish my role as Nursery Manager, a position I have held since 2012. I thoroughly enjoy my role and the nursery I work in, supporting the staff, caring for the children, greeting the parents and also meeting new parents.

The role enables me to share my knowledge and experience with other members of staff. Just as I have benefitted from my training opportunities, I am keen to ensure that all staff have access to professional development opportunities, something which I know is at the heart of the Children 1st ethos. I am so lucky to have a friendly and enthusiastic team who I can confidently say will always go the extra mile for each individual parent and their child.