Children 1st @ Grantham, Grantham, Lincolnshire
Children 1st @ Grantham, Grantham, Lincolnshire
Children 1st @ Grantham, Grantham, Lincolnshire

Children 1st @ Grantham is situated close to the town centre, with easy access to local bus routes and the train station.

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

Friendly, experienced and well-qualified staff are available to give children and parents the support they need.

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

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

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

Group: Children 1st Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Tracey Needham (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Lincolnshire County Council

Number of Staff: 30

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

Total Places for Children: 112

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 11 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.7 Children 1st @ Grantham has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.671)

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Children 1st @ Grantham 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 41 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Children 1st @ Grantham in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 out of 5 from 19 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 4.823 for Children 1st @ Grantham is calculated as follows: ( (404 Excellents x 5) + (78 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 486 Ratings = 4.823

  • 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 4.848 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Children 1st @ Grantham is based on 19 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 22.4 positive Reviews (112 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 19 Reviews ÷ 22.4 Target = 0.848

  • 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
    35
  • Good
    6
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    39
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Children 1st @ Grantham

  • Mother of Child
    36
  • Father of Child
    4
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

The nursery is nice, clean and well kept. The lady on reception is lovely and will sort out any problems you may have. The nursery assistants are very helpful. I also have praise for my grandchild's key person and co-worker who are always there to give hugs and support.
All in all a lovely nursery.

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

This is a fantastic nursery, all the staff are friendly and caring and very professional! My little boy absolutely loves it and has come on leaps and bounds since he started in September 2017! It's the other side of town from where we live but he's so happy there!!

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

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Don't Know

Children's 1st Grantham is a fantastic childcare facility. I cannot rate the staff highly enough. They are always attentive, very caring and hard working. The management are always around and are very efficient. My little boy loves going to nursery where he can take part in many activities which are active, creative and challenging. The facility is always clean and has a variety of play areas inside and out. You all do an amazing job and I am very thankful for what you do and how you have developed and supported my little boy. Thank you.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has been here since she was 9 months old. The girls in the baby room are so welcoming each morning and constantly reassuring me that she's fine and doing ok. My daughter loves to go in every time and has made good friendships with the staff and children.

All staff in nursery know her by name and the lady on reception follows up and explains things easily. Management is always professional and helpful and I couldn't have chosen a better nursery for my child!

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Grantham? 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 little girl has been with the nursery ever since she was 6 months old she has thrived and become very confident. She has recently moved into the early year's room at first she was a bit unsure as she left many of her friends in the Peter Rabbits room but the staff have been very caring and helped my little girl settle in and make new friends. She has come on leaps and bounds since starting nursery and will come home talking about her nursery day and what she has done with the staff and children.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I would recommend this nursery to anyone. My son has been coming to this nursery since 9th January 2017 he absolutely loves coming, he's made so many friends and he has learnt so much in the past year. If he has had trouble doing anything they are always quick to help him. The staff are always polite and welcome the mothers and fathers everytime they pick up/drop their children off. They will always let you know of any upcoming events. Couldn't be happier with the nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Children 1st at Grantham has been absolutely great for our little girl, they have been so great and accommodating! I really would recommend this nursery to anyone.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Don't Know

Absolutely love this nursery for my child. The staff are so welcoming the activities which the children do are so much fun. The staff even take time out to help my child learn how to write her own name she was 2 and a half at the time. I couldn't fault this nursery. I would recommend it to any mummies and I will be sending my youngest to this nursery also.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

I’m constantly recommending this nursery to other people. It is by far the best nursery I have used. I love how the building is modern and clean looking and all the rooms are fit for purpose. The staff are brilliant and all give the impression they genuinely enjoy what they do. My daughter has come on in leaps and bounds throughout the last year at Children 1st. I feel 100% happy leaving her here, no niggling doubts as I’ve had with other nurseries. I initially picked this nursery as it was very convenient for my work, I now continue to use it even though it is nowhere near where I need to be anymore. Cannot praise enough, the only downside is the cost, bit pricier than other nurseries but you definitely get what you pay for!

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

Excellent nursery. My son went to Children 1st from 10 months until he started school and never had any issues. He loved it and was very happy, always learning, he got on very well with all members of staff. He is now thriving at school and feel Children 1st played a big part in his transition from nursery to school, with confidence and approach to learning. My daughter is now there in the baby room and she will hopefully have the same good experience her brother did.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter started at Children 1st @ Grantham in September. She was previously at another Children 1st but we relocated and as we were very happy with that nursery, I was pleased to find a Children 1st @ Grantham.

She settled in really quickly and is so happy when we arrive at nursery each morning. The staff are all wonderful and my daughter really loves spending time with them. Over the past year, she has come on leaps and bounds and the staff are supporting her in developing her speech and social skills. I love getting observation reports on the EyLog app as it’s great to see what she has been doing and it’s especially nice to see a photo to brighten up my day at work.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Children 1st @ Grantham have been more than accommodating for my child. If I have ever had any concerns these have been addressed appropriately and thoroughly and I thank Children 1st @ Grantham for this. My child assured me that they love the nursery and loves playing with their friends. Staff are friendly and professional and I have also been assured that there are cameras in the nursery for the children's' protection. There is also a secure entrance system that families can only collect children with passwords and prior notification from the parent which is brilliant for safeguarding them. I am sure that my child is progressing well at nursery and has definitely come out in themselves, speaking much more since starting and also coming home singing new songs they learnt from nursery too. I would definitely recommend this nursery to any parent who wishes to be sure their child is happy, safe and encouraged to learn and in a nursery where staff are accommodating and friendly.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

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

Some lovely staff and flexible when needed to change my son's days etc. Have kept in touch about issues. Nursery has helped my little boy to be more confident and mix with other children when we’re out.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

An excellent nursery, made our child feel welcome went he first started. Lovely staff, really accommodating, would 100% recommend to anybody who asked. The nursery itself is fantastic gives children a chance to play and explore.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Absolutely love Children 1st. Such a welcoming atmosphere and all of the staff are friendly, loving and caring towards all of the children. My children have been in the baby room and 2-3 year room and they are both well equipped with lots to do inside and out. My children are often coming home with pictures that they have made, cakes that they have baked, sunflowers that they have planted, cards and treats.
Each week there is a rotating healthy menu, complete with snacks throughout. Very impressive food.
In the beginning, I hated leaving my children but all the staff made me feel at such ease and would really comfort the children rather than just 'supervising' them and now they love going. It feels like a big family.
You can track their progress and see photos online which is an extra bonus.
The management are amazing, if there has ever been any questions they are quick to answer or address any issues, so flexibility and will help with anything they can. 100% recommend.

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

Since my son started last year he has come on in leaps and bounds. His speech has improved so much. He loves going to nursery. He always seems happy when I pick him up. The staff are fantastic, very informative and friendly and the nursery as a whole, has fantastic facilities and is very clean. Highly recommended.

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

I work full time and looked a few nurseries and this one was the one that engaged me straight away, he has been with them for 3 years now and I can't fault the setup or staff. I would highly recommend Grantham branch. Thank you to everyone that look after my little boy.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

A fun and varied learning place for my little boy. Lots of different activities set up every morning for the children. Lovely friendly staff, the dinners and snacks given are healthy and varied and my little one is always full up. The nursery is safe and clean and I feel confident leaving my little boy there in the care of all of the nursery nurses.

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

Children 1st are an amazing nursery. My son loves it and made new friends. He has learned so much and gained confidence. He was very welcomed and always asks if he can nursery every day to play. He also tells me how much he loves the teachers there. He has progressed so much over the years and will be starting school this year.
Thank you for everything you all have taught my son.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

They are very well mannered and polite. Always welcome my son in class. My child loves the teachers and has settled in well.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Children 1st @ Grantham is amazing and helped our son settle in brilliantly.The staff are very friendly and caring. There are great learning plans in place and the food is great. I would highly recommend this nursery to friends and family.

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

After 2 years at another nursery, we were worried about moving our daughter. Children 1st have been amazing and helped our daughter (and us) settle in brilliantly. We looked at several nurseries and this was the best we saw. Our daughter loves it and adores the staff. There are great learning plans in place and the food is great. A great nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our son has absolutely loved his time at the nursery so far. He settled in really quickly and the staff made us feel at ease from our initial visit. All ofthe staff are very accommodating and 100% professional at all times. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this nursery. By far the best in Grantham!

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has really enjoyed coming to children's 1st she's got on well with her teachers and I've noticed her confidence grow. I would send all my children to this nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Children's 1st Grantham have provided an excellent start for both of my children. They have nurtured and provided many different activities. The children have loved coming to nursery and I have appreciated their professionalism and patience when dealing with my children.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Grantham? 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's 1st have been very warm and have done an excellent job at making my children feel welcome. They have always been on top form if one of my children were ever in an accident. The children loved it at Children's 1st and they taught then so much. Thank you.

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

Would recommend to everyone, very happy and my son loves coming to nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Grantham? 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 children thoroughly enjoy the nursery and have come on leaps and bounds since attending.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has been attending Children 1st for nearly three years and in that time I've been able to watch her make friends, join in activities, learn and become a well adjusted, confident little girl. She's quite sensitive and not great with change and the nursery have helped her with this and now she's looking forward to school. The nursery has been a great support for me and our family and our second daughter has now joined and is also loving her time here. I don't think there are enough words to express our gratitude. The staff and manageress are exceptional. No better people to look after our little girls.

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

Supportive environment. Mindful of children's needs - inc, special health care requirements. Friendly staff - children have built strong but balanced relationships with staff through all rooms. Excellent facilities, varied activities. Thank you.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been at Children 1st for 18 months and has loved every minute. She has come on leaps and bounds in terms of confidence, interaction with other children, sharing, as well as with her reading and writing and this is all down to the staff at Children 1st. They are so patient and understanding and always spend some quality one to one time with her particularly with her reading. My daughter graduated yesterday and I feel happy and confident that she is now ready for school and that's down to Children 1st. Thank you!

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

Really well organised.

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

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I love Children 1st Nursery in Grantham.
My daughter has been going there for just over 6 months now and I can't be happier for her.
I feel very comfortable with the atmosphere, clean, large rooms with huge Windows, the children seem happy, the manager and my daughter's key worker are just great as well as all the staff there.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been made very welcome, the nursery were very flexible in terms of her settling in period and made her and myself feel comfortable before she formally started, I think I needed this more than she did. Her key worker is brilliant and has worked with us to adapt to my daughters routine and care for her in a way which supports how we do things at home. Always checking in to see if she can/needs to do anything differently. The nursery facilities are great, daily dairies help you know what's been happening during they day but your key worker will give you a full debrief at the end of every day so great parent/nursery communication.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Excellent staff and always friendly welcome, my daughter loves going so I love taking her. Excellent facilities and activities all really well planned, and plenty of outdoor space to play in with plenty of stimulating toys. Meals are planned in advance and look really tasty with plenty of healthy snack fruit. Feedback is recorded in each individual book with verbal feedback at the end of each day which is detailed. Overall a great nursery I can't praise enough.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has attended since he was 6 weeks old, he is almost 4 and still attends now, I couldn't fault the nursery, his key worker is like a friend to us now and if we have more children without a doubt that is the nursery they will attend!

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Grantham? 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 have been extremely happy with the standard of care at Children's 1st Day nursery. My daughter has settled in extremely well, the staff are very caring, friendly and approachable. I am a serving member of the armed forces and had a recent deployment overseas, during which the nursery staff went above and beyond in looking after my child and keeping me in communication with her. The online EY log was brilliant, and they also sent me parcels and let me Skype to the setting.
Other positive points are the great outdoor spaces, art studio and hot cooked meals which the children are allowed to help prepare.
This is our second day care setting we have used and I really cannot understate how much I would recommend it.

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

From walking through the front door I knew this was the nursery for my daughter. Modern, clean and purpose built with lovely touches like a fish tank wall, an outdoor sleep area for babies and healthy toddler snacks left by the door for the journey home. The staff are incredibly friendly and welcoming and were very accommodating to my changing childcare requirements. Meals were freshly prepared and enjoyed and dietary requirements adhered to. Plenty of parking and secure entrance system without having to wait for staff to open the door, would not hesitate to recommend.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Been with Children's 1st nursery Grantham since January 2013 with my 3 children and I have never had any issue, The staff are so kind and friendly my children absolutely love them, they were also so helpful when it came to potty training I don't think it would have been so easy without them. My children are now in the same class and absolutely love going to school, they look forward to singing and reading stories with there friends and seeing there teachers. They come home with homework which they really enjoy doing and can't wait to take it back to show everyone. I recommend Children's 1st to all the parents I know, it's such an amazing nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have been using the nursery for the past fours years now. Firstly for my young son who is now at school and currently for my two year old son. I can highly recommend this nursery. My eldest son left the nursery fully equipped with the skills needed to start school. The foundations set in place at nursery mean that he is a confident child who is making excellent progress at school.

The staff are highly skilled and work hard to provide the children with a rich and varied environment where all children can thrive. Both the indoor and outdoor environments are stimulating and engaging for all children. The meals and snacks are fresh and nutritious. Overall I would say the nursery offers a warm and loving environment where children are safe and well looked after.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter attends this nursery, when she first started she used to get upset. Now she walks in confidently and comes home happy and talks about the staff and her friends. She constantly comes home singing the welcome time song to her brothers, when she arrives at nursery we always get greeted with a warm welcome, the staff are all present and happy the nursery is clean, bright and cheerful. I am happy I chose this nursery for my little girl which also her two brothers attended. I would highly recommend this nursery to friends and family.

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

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Awards / Recognitions

March 2017

August 2014

Outstanding in All Areas

Recipient: Children 1st @ Grantham

Date: Thursday 07 Aug 2014

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Dawn Dakin

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2005

Description:

Hello my name is Dawn Dakin and I am the nursery manager here at Children 1st Grantham. I joined the company back in 2005 as a trainee nursery nurse and I have built my way up through the company, learning so much along the way.

I have a beautiful daughter who Is at school. She has attended a Children 1st setting since being 8 months old.

I have a passion for caring for children and ensuring that they are happy and settled whilst attending our setting. As a company we deliver the highest standards of care and education whilst ensuring all are having fun.

I am very proud of what the setting and team have to offer. I believe we completely fulfil our mission statement of “Leading the way, Shaping the future.”

From the minute you enter the nursery you and your child(ren) will feel part of the children 1st family instantly.