Children 1st @ Toton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Children 1st @ Toton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Children 1st @ Toton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Children 1st @ Toton has been confirmed as ‘Outstanding in all areas’ by Ofsted. It is situated in Toton, with easy access from Long Eaton, Chilwell and Beeston, close to local bus routes. The nursery has been beautifully refurbished throughout; with bright, open areas for babies, toddlers, Early Years and out-of-school children, from 0 – 12 years.

The friendly, enthusiastic staff are all fully trained and very experienced, and staff to children ratios are even better than Ofsted recommend, so you can be sure of the very best care for your child. They provide a fantastic nursery school environment, with the added experience that comes with a designated Early Years Practitioner, and also offer fully grant funded places for children aged 3 and 4 years.

Outside there is a fabulous garden designed to maximise the potential for outdoor play, with carefully chosen, age-specific equipment. Children are encouraged to choose their own activity with a huge variety of options both in- and outside.

Staff would be delighted to show you and your child around and answer any questions you may have.

Children 1st @ Breedon House have been an award winning, family-run childcare provider since 1988, and are an accredited Training Centre, with 15 nurseries throughout the East Midlands, 11 of which have Ofsted ‘Outstanding in all areas’ ratings.

Group: Children 1st Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Gina Ward (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Nottinghamshire County Council

Number of Staff: 30

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 & Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.8 Children 1st @ Toton has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.833)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Children 1st @ Toton 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 30 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Children 1st @ Toton in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 29 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 4.833 for Children 1st @ Toton is calculated as follows: ( (306 Excellents x 5) + (48 Goods x 4) + (6 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 360 Ratings = 4.833

  • 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 @ Toton is based on 29 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). 29 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.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    28
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    27
  • Likely
    3
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Children 1st @ Toton

  • Mother of Child
    24
  • Father of Child
    6

My son has thrived in this nursery. He has a fantastic time - always has new songs he's learnt and talks about what he's played with. With a year before he starts school, he seems fairly well prepared already! The staff have been fantastic from day one and his sister will hopefully get the same from it now she has recently started. I'd highly recommend the nursery.

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

My child has loved being in this nursery. It has been lovely to watch him grow and develop whilst there. It has been a safe and nurturing environment for him to be in - he loves coming to nursery every day.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Toton? 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 child loves going to Toton and she’s recently moved down to Early Years which she’s loving and is always talking about her key worker who she loves. The manager of Toton nursery has always been very helpful with any problem we’ve had and is an experienced manager of 25 years. The EYFS teacher down in Early Years always goes out her way to make dressing up days extremely exciting for the children and all the activities always looks fantastic.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Toton? 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 at Toton is a wonderful nursery. Both my children are extremely happy there. I am regularly updated about what they have been doing each day, both in person and on the Eylog. I am a fan of the Eylog. The nursery put lots of photos and updates on it which I look at together with my children and they tell me all about it. Recently a fire engine visited nursery which my son loved. The staff are excellent, always happy to help and they really go the extra mile for the children - dressing up for special occasions and thinking up new and unique arts and crafts activities. I will be sad when its time for my children to leave.

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

Excellent all round. I would recommend this nursery to everyone of all ages. The food is great and the staff are great. My daughter loves it here.
Thank you!

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Toton? 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 absolutely love this nursery. My son has been to three other nurseries and this one is by far the best. The staff are amazing you just feel at home. My son took to the nursery straight away. Nothing is too much trouble. My son's development grew so quickly it was noticeable after just one week. I can't thank everyone enough and will keep my son in this nursery through to after school club for as long as possible. All the staff work hard and the genuine love and care is invaluable. Thank you so much.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Toton? 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 the 15 hours a week, funded sessions. She had not been at nursery before and the first week was unsettling for her. She was upset.
I spoke with members of staff about this and they put extra procedures in place to help her settle in. She settled in very quickly after that.
I was very impressed with how they dealt with this situation.
The visits that the nursery arranges are good, offering further educational and fun experiences for younger children.

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

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My child has attended Children 1st @ Toton since April 2016 and I couldn't be happier with this nursery. The progress made has been down to some incredible staff. A couple of them, who are outstanding to your brand- I credit in helping to bring my daughter up into the confident and kind young girl she is today. The attention to detail, learning techniques and general care for each child is second to none. I'd recommend this nursery to anyone. I've nothing but praise and thanks to give to the wonderful team at Children 1st @ Toton. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Toton? 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 knew from the moment I walked into Breedon House that this would be the nursery for my daughter and just over a year later, my son too. You can see and feel the positivity buzzing around Breedon House as soon as you step through the door. It is a wonderfully welcoming environment full of caring, enthusiastic and committed staff who have all helped both of my children to strive and make fantastic progress within their first years of education. For this, I cannot thank them enough.
Everyone here works tirelessly to make sure that this nursery is the best for the children and their families. The children have many opportunities to meet a variety of visitors and animals as well as take part in other exciting learning opportunities that enrich their learning within a creative, fun curriculum. My children absolutely love nursery and because of the passionate staff here, they have been made to feel safe, happy and valued at all times, which has made returning to work that bit easier.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Toton? 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 normally write reviews after poor service but can only offer praise here. Our daughter started at this nursery at 8 months old. This week my wife and I attended her graduation event which included a play by the children on the Gingerbread Man, and a lovely PowerPoint showing many gorgeous pictures of her and her friends as they have progressed during their learning journey. This was a truly outstanding event for all involved. Over the 3.5 years that our daughter has attended, she has developed incredibly and has often caught us out on returning home with new words, phrases, facts and skills. This is a real testament to the care and attention the staff give to all children. The other point specifically worthy of note is the number of different rooms they have, which has enabled our child to progress at her pace, without being held back which was my concern with other nurseries where rooms are few, thus having to cater for a wide range of age and ability. Overall I recommend extremely highly.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Toton? 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 my daughters have attended this nursery from 2009 to July 2017. I've always felt completely reassured leaving the girls at Children 1st and they have both thoroughly enjoyed their time there. All the staff are friendly and approachable and always show caring and compassion towards the children. The nursery is spacious and clean and is always being updated and decorated when necessary. The toys and learning tools are plentiful and modern, and there is lots of outdoor space to give them the freedom to play and learn. My youngest has just had her leaving graduation and the effort all the staff went to, to ensure the children and parents enjoyed it was outstanding, and each child went home with a personalised gift bag and framed photograph. Both girls were given a fantastic start in life, particularly in growing their social skills and feel the nursery have contributed greatly to preparing them for school.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Toton? 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 am extremely satisfied with the care my daughter is receiving at the nursery.
It was a tough few weeks emotionally whilst she settled and the nursery was very patient with us both.
The setting is excellent offering a large indoor and outdoor space along with air conditioning.
My daughter enjoys her time there and is learning more each week.
They offer a well-balanced diet too.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son has attended the Toton nursery for two months now. From day one he has loved it and his development has been great. The staff are so friendly and helpful. I always feel happy and confident leaving him in the morning. The elog updates are fantastic too. They make my day! To be able to still be involved in his day whilst at work is invaluable. I couldn't recommend this nursery enough!

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Toton? 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 who is 2 has been going to this nursery following a move from another area. I was Initially worried at her transitioning from the previous nursery to here, but on our 1st visit, it was clear my little girl felt at home straight away. The space is beautiful and the staff are lovely and friendly. Learning is excellent and focuses on the individual needs of the children. The nursery is very clean and excellent standard of care. My little girl has settled in so well and come out of herself. She looks forward to going to nursery all the time. The management and admin staff are great and always helpful. The food is excellent and freshly cooked. Would highly recommend this nursery to friends and family.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Toton? 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 like being informed about my son's progress and the varied activities he does each day. The nursery staff always seem very caring when I am there. It is especially heartening to read the observations and his reactions remind us of what he is like at home. The interpretation of the observations doesn't always make sense and there are grammar errors which can make understanding difficult.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Lovely nursery - couldn't be happier. I use the Toton branch for morning club, after school care and holiday care and my daughter loves it here. Staff are very good and obviously love their job too.

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

Boys are always happy when I pick them up. The staff take the time to get to know the children and interact with them on their level... playing games and having fun. The environment is clean and activities during the holidays are engaging and educational.

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

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

This is a very good nursery. All my children have been to the nursery. They take pride in what they do. The children are looked after very well. If you have a problem it is sorted out quickly. I would recommend this nursery to anyone who is looking for an outstanding place where their child can achieve a lot during their development stages.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Toton? 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 at Toton is a fantastic nursery. I have complete confidence sending my child here. The staff are caring and have a genuine interest in the children. The outdoor space is fantastic and used frequently.
They do lots of activities, especially creative ones, and I love it when these are sent home. They monitor their progression which you can see in their daily records and in the app which also includes photos and videos- it's great to get these updates whilst at work.
The only improvement I would like to see is a slightly healthier menu in terms of the puddings.
Overall a wonderful facility that my child very much enjoys and benefits from attending.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I think overall the nursery is very good. I have had one or 2 issues when I have been disappointed but they haven't been raised yet, however, the nursery is good.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I am very happy with the service provided at Children 1st Toton. All staff are professional, kind and reliable. My daughter has been there since last September 2016. She enjoys going to the nursery every day and looks so happy!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

A lovely nursery in a fabulous setting.
Lovely staff who build great relationships with parents and children alike.
All three of my children have attended and have all been looked after and cared for safely and sensitively. I would recommend to any parent and I have previously recommended to friends.

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

Value for Money: Good

The staff are very nice, friendly and professional to take care of babies.
I have been sending my baby since he was 6 months. All the staff are very nice to him and even when we were on holiday for months, they still sent emails to keep in contact.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Excellent, trustworthy, flexible and friendly staff. Our child enjoys her time at the nursery and appears to be better in all aspects when talking to friends with differing nurseries. Our daughter has made lots of new friends as well.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our little boy loves going to nursery, he has a fantastic key worker but responds well to all the staff in the baby unit. He has made friends at the nursery and enjoys every minute of it. He started when he was about 12 months and settled in really quickly. They give great feedback after every session and he participates in different activities every day. The food is also wonderful and home made- bonus! can't recommend this nursery enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Toton? 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 in Toton is fantastic and I am so happy I chose this nursery for my daughter. The staff are incredible and you can tell they really do care about your child. I have watched my daughter playing at the nursery from a distance and she genuinely looks so content. I also love the fact that the nursery post regular updates on the app so I can see what has been happening throughout the day.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Children 1st @ Toton have cared for both of our daughters since the age of one through to their current ages (nine and seven). We have developed a fantastic relationship with Children 1st and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to family and friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Toton? 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 staff at Children 1st are brilliant. They treat the children like their own. They are always willing to help any way possible and accommodate to your needs. My daughter loves going to Nursery :-)
The only downfall I would have with the Nursery is some of the young staff can come across rude for example: when I drop my daughter off in the morning, which is usually around 9. I get asked if she needs breakfast. I respond with a yes. The face of the nursery staff is the look disgust. 9 times out of 10 I have to wake my daughter up as she loves her sleep. She has never been the one to eat early anyway.
Overall, I would recommend the nursery to everybody.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Toton? 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 nursery staff go the extra mile to help my son feel happy and settled. My son has often been upset when I drop him off but the staff always comfort him and distract him from me leaving. He's always been a fussy eater but again they give him the extra assistance he needs to ensure that he eats his meal. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to other parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Toton? 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 1 year old daughter settled very quickly and the staff have all been very friendly and supportive. They keep me up to date with pictures and videos of my daughters progress and day at nursery. At home time they quickly run through her day, mealtimes, sleeps etc which I find very helpful. My daughter is such a happy little girl and all the staff have a lot of time for her. Overall the nursery has a lovely feel to it. Its light and airy and has a wide range of toys/activities to help with all areas of development. Thank you Children 1st Toton for all your help so far.

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

Becka Daxner, Nursery Manager at Children 1st @ Toton responded to this review on 19 Feb 2016:

Thank you for your lovely review. We are thrilled that your little girl has settled so well into Nursery, we love having her here. We are really pleased that our environment is meeting your little girls needs and we look forward to watching her blossom.

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

Kindest Regards,

Becka Daxner
Nursery Manager

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Awards / Recognitions

March 2017

November 2013

Outstanding in All Areas

Recipient: Children 1st @ Toton

Date: Friday 08 Nov 2013

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Staff Profiles

Gina

Gina Ward

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 1995

Description:

I joined Children 1st in 1995 working as a Trainee, Children 1st offered me the opportunity to develop my skills and knowledge on my first step of the ladder to gain my qualification of NVQ Level 3.

I have continued to be supported with my continuous professional development and have since achieved my Level 4 in Childcare and Education and my Assessor Award which has enabled me to support and mentor other professionals and learners whilst working at Children 1st.

I have worked in several other Children 1st Nurseries and have been set many challenges and given many opportunities to develop myself, constantly learning new things along the way.

I enjoy my work and take pride in being involved in children’s lives and see their development. I enjoy working alongside my team and the families to ensure that the children in my care receive the best possible start.

Through my roles as Nursery Manager, I have worked with diverse cultures and families with different needs and expectations, this has given me the tools to enable me to meet their different needs and make a real difference to children's lives, one of my passions is to be able to offer high quality childcare for all children regardless of their status.