Children 1st @ Newark, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire
Children 1st @ Newark, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire
Children 1st @ Newark, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire

Children 1st @ Newark is situated very close to the A1 and A46, with good access to the town centre and train station.

The nursery has been refurbished throughout with designated areas for babies, toddlers, early years and children aged up to 12-years-old.

The children benefit from eating healthy food to help fuel the development of their young minds and bodies.

The nursery's friendly, enthusiastic staff are fully trained and very experienced. Child to staff ratios are lower than Ofsted requirements.

Children are encouraged to choose their own activity with a huge variety of options both indoors and outside in the garden.

The nursery offers fully grant funded places for children aged three to four-years-old.

Children 1st Day Nurseries has been a family-run childcare provider since 1988. It has 18 nurseries throughout the East Midlands.

Group: Children 1st Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Tracey Needham (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Nottinghamshire County Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 90

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.7 Children 1st @ Newark has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.696)

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Children 1st @ Newark is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 28 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Children 1st @ Newark in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 out of 5 from 15 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 4.863 for Children 1st @ Newark is calculated as follows: ( (293 Excellents x 5) + (40 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 336 Ratings = 4.863

  • 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 4.833 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Children 1st @ Newark is based on 15 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 18 positive Reviews (90 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 15 Reviews ÷ 18 Target = 0.833

  • 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
    26
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    28
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Children 1st @ Newark

  • Mother of Child
    24
  • Father of Child
    4

My little girl has been attending Children 1st @ Newark (Breedon House) since she was 9 months old and the staff have been brilliant at settling her in. Its great how the staff do a thorough run through every evening of what they have done/eaten/how many times been changed etc through the day.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Well, what can I say? This has to be the best nursery I have ever been to. Having 2 kids and a teacher myself I have never seen such an amazing environment for children to learn in. Everything is stimulating and inviting so much so my son is so excited to join in. The staff have all been fantastic in every room - so caring and fun. The transitions between rooms have been smooth and seamless. The food always smells amazing and they have catered to my sons dairy allergy so well. I cannot recommend this nursery enough.

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

A fabulous nursery setting which has been second home to my son for over 2 years now. The staff are supportive and accommodating to every need of the child and parents. When I leave him in a morning he is happy and engages with the staff and other children from the first minute, my only problem is getting him to come home at night. I can't really blame him, I would happily stay and play, the garden in particular, is full of interesting equipment and activities. They have given him a superb foundation on which I can only hope school will now continue to build on.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has recently started at this nursery and has settled so well there. He really enjoys attending and the staff are fantastic with him. We had a couple of weeks and being unsure and a few tears in the mornings to start with. The staff were great in reassuring both my son and myself that we would both have a great day. Fast forward just a few weeks and he puts his arms out to go to the staff each morning!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Very pleased with the progress of our daughter at nursery. All the staff are excellent and welcoming. Lots of activities and updates on the progress of her development.

Our daughter loves going there and the staff in the baby toddler room are brilliant.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Newark? 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 started at Children 1st Nursery @ Newark in January and was made to feel welcome straight away. The staff are all very approachable, caring and knowledgeable. My daughter settled straight in after the first couple of sessions and now just waltzes off when I drop her off! She sometimes even runs away from me when I pick her up! The staff were very understanding when I used to ring them every lunch time to see how she was settling. The reviews in her diary are very honest. If she hasn't eaten they always tell me and offer her extra snacks or healthy pudding.
The management team have been fantastic. There has always been someone on the front desk or in one of the rooms to greet me when I drop off or pick up.
The nursery is very clean.
The meals offered are healthy and varied.

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

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our daughter has been there for 2 years now, and our son is to start soon. We would not send our children any where else. The staff are professional, stimulating and encourage development in all areas. A great foundation for our babies!

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Newark? 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 quality of care provided at Breedon House has been consistently high throughout the years my daughter has attended. Staff are kind, understanding and go the extra mile. My daughter has been happy in every year group attended as staff continue to nurture, entertain and educate with lots of stimulating and diverse activities.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Value for Money: Good

We moved our son to this nursery in December 2015 following moving house. We loved our old nursery and were sure we wouldn't find one as good, let alone better. We were very wrong. I literally cannot praise and recommend this nursery enough. They have taught our son great manners, skills and experiences, all with an educational slant, but have nurtured his personality and character. They embrace the things the children are interested in, whilst teaching them great skills and instilling routines. The staff and facilities are exceptional and we will be so so sad to leave when my son goes to school in September. Thank you for everything guys, we love you!

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Newark? 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: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Brilliant nursery. Caring and professional staff who treat all the children as individuals and encourage them every step of the way.

I will be sad this summer when my youngest child finishes with Children 1st, Breedon House. Both of my girls have been there from baby room to early years.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Newark? 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 eldest daughter started here when she was 8 months old. She is now 3 1/2 years old and in the pre-school room. She loves nursery and has made some lovely friends along the way. The care she receives is excellent. The staff are always happy to help and let you know about your child's day. The diary feature is a great way to communicate as well as the printed upcoming events we receive. The outdoor area for all ages is amazing and the space is just brilliant. All the rooms are bright and cheerful and are spacious. When I had my second daughter, I straight away put her name down so she got a place. She started at the nursery at 11 months old and is very happy. It is a little bit more expensive than other nurseries but when you see what you get for your money it's totally worth it. Everything is to a very high standard. Monthly invoices by email and an app for your phone to see your child's progress on is a lovely added touch.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Newark? 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 fantastic. They genuinely care for your child and their communication is excellent. On my daughter's first day at nursery, I was given a picture collage of her day. Each day when I collect her, I am given a full run through of what activities she has done, all the food she has eaten and whether she has enjoyed certain things.

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

Flexible to meet the needs of child/parents and feedback on the day is always appreciated. Caring and friendly environment to stimulate all aspects of development in a positive way. Good range of food/meals also, which we value.

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

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

This is a really well run nursery with a very consistent approach to the care and guidance the children receive. The staff are always friendly and approachable and the children are offered a really stimulating environment in which to learn. The outdoor play space is also vast and a real bonus. My children continue to love the time they spend there.

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

Everybody at Breedon House has provided excellent care for my daughter over the past year and have at all times been helpful, friendly and approachable. The facilities at Breedon House are far superior to other nurseries in the area. In particular, the outside resources and emphasis on outdoor play are excellent. My daughter loves it there and I have had no hesitation in enrolling my son at Breedon House recently.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Newark? 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 so happy with this nursery, I can not find anything to criticise. I have found the staff to be professional, friendly, helpful and very caring. Whatever time I have turned up, the children are all being cared for and looked after extremely well. The equipment and facilities are shared very fairly. My daughter took a few sessions to settle but the staff were very helpful and reassuring. The communication was brilliant. My daughter now sings on the way to the nursery because she really looks forward to going. The food always smells good and my daughter enjoys her meals.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Newark? 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 viewed many nurseries in the Newark area and this was by far the best. The staff are so lovely and friendly and the nursery is a lovely environment as well as educational.

Choosing childcare can be daunting and scary but I knew my child would love it!

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

Our experience with Children 1st has been outstanding from first contact. All the staff communicate in a friendly way and are very responsive to any questions we have had. They have a genuine love for children's development and a high standard of care. My son loves attending and talks about his carers often. The philosophy of learning through play is as important to the staff and organisation as it is to us, which we highly appreciate. There is a large focus on healthy eating and they have supported us in maintaining a varied and nutritious diet for our son. The facilities available are amazing and like none we have seen in the area. My son feels like he is in a park with a multitude of equipment every time he's there. I don't blame him when he doesn't want to leave at the end of the day!

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Newark? 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 is my third child that has attended Children 1st @ Newark, and even though there has been a change of management since my sons attended the nursery, I am extremely happy with the nursery. I feel like my children have always been well-cared for, well-engaged and very happy whilst at the nursery. My daughter has several dietary needs and the cook still provides her with suitable and wholesome meals. I get a detailed report at the end of each day: what she has eaten, what she has played with, how many nappy changes she's had and how long she has slept for. All staff members are very pleasant and welcoming each morning and when I collect her each afternoon. I would not hesitate to recommend the nursery to anyone!

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

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Children 1st (Breedon House) has always been fabulous from my son's first day. He loves his time there and the staff are supportive and lovely. I feel like the experience my son has at nursery has been invaluable to his development, he's always teaching me new songs and telling me about his friends and carers. The facilities are great too, far better than other nurseries we visited, both inside and in the huge and varied garden. I was initially so worried about him going to nursery, I'm so glad Children 1st have given us such a positive experience.

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

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Nursery is in a pleasant semi rural location with a large garden. The garden is the best nursery garden in the area by far. The staff are really nice and are really informative on day activities, feeding, nappy changes that your child has achieved that day. The building seems safe with door access control. My daughter had a temperature one day, the nursery rang and informed me before giving treatment. Generally areas seem clean and tidy. My daughter (6 months old when writing this) has a big smile every time I drop her off!

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

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

The staff at Children 1st have always been excellent. They are always very helpful and both my boys love them. One has been there for 2 1/2 years and the other about 6 months. The activities they are given always seem to be teaching them important skills. The outside space is amazing. The food always sounds good and our eldest talks about all he experiences at nursery in a positive way. We are very happy with all the care and service we and our boys have had.

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

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I find the staff helpful and are always happy to listen to any concerns or queries about your child's development. The children have plenty of different activities to do each day including outdoor play.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Newark? 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 at Breedon House for years, its been amazing, can't fault it. We moved her from another nursery and have been very pleased with ever aspect of the nursery from the rooms to the gardens to the people, it really has over achieved our expectations. She is very happy and her progress has always been great, we are always kept up to date, an Eylog has also been a nice touch. She has grown close to the ladies (as she calls the nursery staff) especially her nursery nurse who is great and will be sadly missed.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Newark? 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 such a friendly and caring place, my two boys are very different and yet they are both well understood and catered for. They adore their key workers and love going to nursery. I have also had to ask for extra days here and there and the staff are so accommodating. My older child has learnt so much in the year he has been going to nursery he and I will be sad when he leaves to go to big boy school.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Newark? 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 @ Newark is an amazing nursery. I would highly recommend it to anyone. The facilities are outstanding. The staff are lovely, my child absolutely loves his nursery days. The outside space and activities are more than you could hope for. The care and attention the staff pay the children couldn't be better. We absolutely love it!!

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has attended Children 1st since he was 8 months old and choosing to put him into this nursery was one of the best choices we made. He has developed into a kind, caring young toddler and it is all thanks to the staff at this nursery. From everyone to the onsite cook & housekeeper to the staff in his room & the manager - everyone has a friendly face and a big hello. I really couldn't ask for much more.

The outdoor space is the best I have ever seen and I love hearing he has been in the 'Diggers factory' or on a 'Nature hunt' in their vast grounds. As a parent peace of mind whilst I work is key, and the staff at Children 1st give me that. My son even asks for his Keyworkers & Coworkers as soon as he wakes up!

Keep up the good work guys.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has been at the nursery since he was 1, and is now in the toddler room. It has a strong family feel, with all staff knowing him by name with a genuine interest in his well-being, even if not directly in care of him currently. He has progressed significantly since starting there, and settles really well thanks to the staff and friendly feel. My daughter who is 5 also attends the holiday club when not at school and she loves going. Even though she only goes in the holidays, the staff make her feel welcome and as though she goes there all the time. Outdoor space is fantastic, with mud bath, wooden fort, digger pit, and lots of other things!! Would thoroughly recommend.

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

Tracey Needham

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2013

Description:

Hello my name is Tracey Needham and I am the Senior Manager of Children 1st @ Newark. I have recently joined the company and I have over 20 years' experience in childcare and early education, holding a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood and a PGCE.

I am passionate and committed to providing high quality care and education for all children.

Through my role 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.

I believe in the ethos of Children 1st Day Nurseries and am fully committed to our mission statement of: ‘Leading the way, shaping the future’ and providing high quality day care and education. My role as a Nursery Manager enables me to ensure that the children who use our Nursery are receiving the very best and I can ensure the quality is there all of the time.

I like lots of things about Children 1st Day Nurseries, the dedication to our small babies that we insist on, the quality environments, the sleeping outside in proper prams, the play experiences that the teams offer, the drive and passion of our teams and the ongoing commitment that we have to achieving the best that we can be.