Children 1st @ Toton

5 Banks Road, Toton, Nottingham NG9 6HE

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

Overview

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 59 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 46 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.789 for Children 1st @ Toton is calculated as follows: ( (565 Excellents x 5) + (135 Goods x 4) + (7 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 707 Ratings = 4.789

  • 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 46 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). 46 Reviews ÷ 24 Target Reached = 1

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

9.8 Children 1st @ Toton has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.789)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    53
  • Good
    6
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
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  • Very Poor
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  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    55
  • Likely
    4
  • Don't know
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  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
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  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Children 1st @ Toton

  • Mother of Child
    49
  • Father of Child
    10

Excellent nursery. As a parent, one of the hardest things you will do in the early years is pick a nursery and drop your child off on the first day. The staff at this nursery have been incredibly supportive and have always looked to ensure we and our child are comfortable. As first-time parents, the nursery staff have been an excellent support network and have been a great source of advice, support and comfort in helping us bring up our child and having their experience to hand has been very reassuring. No regrets about picking this nursery and we are continually impressed by the range of activities offered. An excellent, supportive, friendly and collaborative nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Excellent facilities, great staff and care provision. My son really enjoys attending nursery and has settled in really well to the new group he joined in January.

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

The staff at Children's 1st Toton are absolutely amazing. My 1-year-old has recently started and they've been so helpful with making the transition and listening/applying my routine, keeping my little one very happy. She's making great bonds with the ladies there and enjoys playing with all the different sensory toys available. We get regular development updates and photos via the app which is fab.
I can't recommend this nursery enough.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Fantastic supportive staff, work in child’s best interest and take into account any changes that may impact them.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The workers at Children 1st @ Toton are always pleasant, dedicated and very hard working and I feel that they look after my girls with pride and professionalism. There is a management layer who at times appear very intense but overall are courteous and considerate.

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

My youngest daughter started this Nursery in Sept 2017 and absolutely loves it. All the childcare staff are extremely friendly and my little girl will go to every single one of them for cuddles! Updates come through on my parent e log regularly so I can keep up to date with daily activities and I love receiving them. The facilities are suitable for her age and there is always something to do. This Nursery comes highly recommended by me!

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My little boy enjoys going to the nursery in Toton. His key worker is lovely and always keeps me up to date with his progress and my little boy is always happy to go to her and this makes going to work so much easier. All the ladies are lovely too who. My little boy goes to both of them too, which again makes it so much better. My little boy has come on so much since going to this nursery. He’s hitting all his milestones and they put so much effort into making things with them. At Christmas, I got so many lovely things that they had made with my little boy which was lovely.

I couldn’t recommend this nursery enough and the manager is really nice and always willing to help with any queries I may have.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I love my Children 1st family. My boys are there four days a week and I work long hours, they play a big part in their lives and I couldn't wish for anything better. They are always coming out with smiles on their faces and can't wait to go again, even asking at weekends why it's closed. They are a great team and have supported boy the boys and myself through a lot, I don't know what I'd do without them. A great big thank you from all of us.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Brilliant nursery with excellent nursery nurses. My son has enjoyed his time at nursery and has made some great friends. Lots of great learning opportunities for children to develop. They prepare them well for starting school.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter started at the nursery in September 2017, she was a little upset at first but settled well. She loves going to nursery and talks about all the lovely things she does. The nursery has lots of fun activities and is a stimulating environment which enhances children’s learning. It is inviting and has a nutritional menu which offers lots of options. I think the nursery is lovely and staff are friendly and welcoming. My daughter very often comes home dirty which in my opinion means she’s had lots of fun learning.

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

It’s very nice nursery, I strongly recommend to my friends. They understand and cater for individual children needs.

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

My son enjoys going to Children 1st @ Toton. He often does not want to leave when it comes to pick up time. We get regular updates on how he develops and what activities the children do during the day. The activities strike me as varied and creative.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My daughter loves this breakfast/after school/holiday club and we are confident to leave her with their care.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has just started at Children 1st @ Toton nursery under a month ago. It is an AMAZING nursery. Every day I collect my child, I get good feedback about my child and the staff are always willing to help. The staff are very kind and helpful, I feel like the staff in the baby room go beyond the extra miles for my child. Every day I pick her up, she is happy playing with the other children or staff I really enjoy getting observation/pictures threw the Eylog I think this was a very good idea. My older daughter came to Children 1st @ Toton nursery for holiday club through the Christmas period she never wanted to come home she was telling me all the amazing stuff she made and did every day and she was very upset she had to go back to school she surely will be coming back for February half term. I would recommend this nursery to everyone I know. The care my children received is more then excellent.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My 1 year old has just finished his first week at nursery and seems to have settled in well so far. The staff have been excellent!

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Fabulous nursery with enthusiastic, patient and friendly staff. Both my children and my friends children have been here. I have also recommended it to other friends who have recently had babies.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My son has been attending Children 1st @ Toton since he was 6 months old and he is now 9 years old and currently attends the out of school facilities. The staff are always pleasant upon arrival and take time to inform me of my sons day. The activities he undertakes are always fun and interactive, which he loves. I know that whilst he is there he is in safe hands.

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

We have sent our son to Children 1st @ Toton since he was two... he is now 6! We have nothing but praise for the staff and have been more than happy with the facilities and care.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I have already recommended the nursery in Children 1st @ Toton to a friend who has since enrolled her son who loves it.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

My little daughter loves going to nursery. The nursery has lots of play areas (both in and outside) and weekly activities (painting, drawing, singing, etc.) which provide her with lots of fun while learning. The staff is outstandingly professional and friendly, and I can tell my daughter is well cared and loved since she always has a smile when we arrive at nursery every morning. The quality and variety of food is an added bonus. My husband and I are really happy with our decision to bring her there. Thank you all very much!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We are really pleased with how our little boy is getting on at nursery! He settled in really well and seems to enjoy his time there. The EyLog is fantastic for seeing what he’s been up to each week and I love the little crafts that we get to bring home! The staff are all brilliant and I’m confident he’s being looked after whilst he’s there which is a weight off my mind.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

My daughter has been attending Children 1st @ Toton for the last year and a half and absolutely loves it. The staff are very professional and you can tell that they genuinely care for your child. I especially love getting updates via the EYlog to see what my daughter has been up to during the day.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Lovely staff and our daughter enjoys it immensely. They are very flexible and our daughter has progressed immensely since joining Children 1st @ Toton

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

A great nursery. My daughter loves it and she has really progressed. It’s a lovely environment with great links to keep parents updated on progress.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Great nursery! My son was in a baby unit for about a year and now a few months in a big building. He is there full time and really happy. Staff is very caring, smiley and positive. They always keep the right ratio of carers to children. He is allergic to a few things but they cook meals for him changing recipes to his needs. He learns a lot and I always see him happily playing. They have a good size garden for each group and also roofed small garden which they use when it is raining so kids always get to go outside. Definitely, recommend!

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Both my children go to the nursery/after schools club. The staff are very welcoming and brilliant with my children. They try to help best they can and accommodate where needed.
I have recommended to quite a few people.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Been great so far. My little one has been going for two weeks and is loving every minute of it! Friendly staff and very happy and fun atmosphere.

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

I adore this nursery and so does my son. They go above and beyond to ensure you are 100% happy in every way. The minute you step through the door, you feel part of the family. They have calmed my son's behaviour down also since starting. The nursery put in plans on how to positively reinforce good behaviour. My son even asks to go at weekends! I can't thank the staff enough for all the hard work and genuine care they give to my son every day and help they give me if I ever need advice or if I'm struggling also. This is the best nursery my son has ever been to ever by miles. He will be coming here for a long time as we will use them for in-between school holidays terms also. Thanks so much everyone in forever grateful your all amazing.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We are a military family and have 3 boys who attend Children 1st @ Toton. The staff have gone above and beyond to assist our boys during their transition and their time there over the last year. The boys absolutely love going there. Children are happy and healthy with excellent support from staff at all times. I would strongly recommend this place to any parent, especally if your child has special needs. They work with the families and the children's developement and well being is definately thier priority. Other nurseries we have used in the past have said this is thier priorty but failed to deliver. At Children 1st, you can see this is their priority daily in the way they interact with the children and families.
Thank you so much for all your help and support.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

We moved to Children 1st @ Toton in 2015 and moved nurseries from another well-known nursery. Children 1st @ Toton has been excellent in every way since day one. The staff are very professional, approachable and are loved by both our children. Their sole focus is about the children and with regular updates via the app you know exactly what is happening. I would highly recommend Children 1st @ Toton to anyone who wants their child to be looked after extremely well.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has been at the nursery from 9 months old after moving from another nursery. He settled very quickly due to the brilliant staff!
Cannot recommend the nursery enough!

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

The team at Children 1st @ Toton have been absolutely fabulous at settling my daughter into the baby unit at nursery. A very easy transition back to working full time after having a year off.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

We love this nursery and I recommend it to anyone that will listen.
My son started at the Derby Road branch, but we moved and really struggled to find another company anywhere near as good as Children 1st. We eventually visited Toton and the manager set us at ease straight away - nothing was a problem. They are so accommodating and reassuring.
We now travel to Toton for nursery and it is so worth it. The staff are lovely and I really feel that my son is getting the best out of his time there. His social skills have come on leaps and bounds since he started and he is really being prepared for the transition to school. He loves going and I think that speaks volumes.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Children 1st @ Toton is a fantastic nursery. My son has been going for a number of years now and I've had no issues whatsoever. I have 100% confidence in the care and the management/staff. Thank you for making going to work so easy!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

As a parent, we have really settled well into the nursery. The staff and management are all lovely and approachable. They take every child's individual needs/learning into account. They are very transparent with children's development/progress giving us the daily progress of their day. My daughter's key worker is brilliant with her and has helped her settle well into her new class. She always looks forward to coming to nursery every day.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

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!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   3.8 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

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!

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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.

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Gina

Gina Ward

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 1995

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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.