Children 1st @ Derby Road

146 Derby Road, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 4AX

Children 1st @ Derby Road, Nottingham, Derbyshire
Children 1st @ Derby Road, Nottingham, Derbyshire
Children 1st @ Derby Road, Nottingham, Derbyshire

Children 1st @ Derby Road is situated within walking distance of Long Eaton town centre and is easily accessible from the train station and bus routes. The nursery has been refurbished throughout to offer spacious and bright learning areas for babies, toddlers, pre-school children and for those in 'out of school' club aged up to twelve years.

The nursery has split the age-appropriate rooms over two levels and are uniquely designed to stimulate and inspire young children’s minds.

A team of dedicated staff ensure the children’s needs are nurtured in a home-from-home environment. Each staff member believes in strong parent partnerships in order to deliver seamless care.

The staff are fully trained and are supported by a designated early years practitioner to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework.

The nursery features an extensive garden area which has been designed to maximise the potential for outdoor play, with carefully chosen, age-specific equipment.

Children 1st Day Nurseries has been a family-run childcare provider since 1988, are an accredited training centre and offer fully grant funded places for children aged three and four years.

Group: Children 1st Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Kate Horsley (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Derbyshire County Council

Number of Staff: 32

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 & 1 week at Christmas

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.9 Children 1st @ Derby Road has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.856)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Children 1st @ Derby Road 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 45 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Children 1st @ Derby Road in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 38 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 4.856 for Children 1st @ Derby Road is calculated as follows: ( (470 Excellents x 5) + (58 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) + (3 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 536 Ratings = 4.856

  • 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 @ Derby Road is based on 38 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). 38 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
    41
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    44
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    1
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Children 1st @ Derby Road

  • Mother of Child
    40
  • Father of Child
    5

Since starting the nursery only a few short months ago, my two daughters have settled into the routine and the surroundings of the nursery well. Staff have made excellent impressions on my two girls and they have both returned home with positive recollections of attending the setting. My youngest daughter has excelled developmentally, learning to write her name and making new friends after the upheaval of only moving childcare settings six months ago. The staff make the children feel welcome and my eldest daughter is always excited for out of school club.

I feel safe in the knowledge that my children are secure, well cared for and with trusted staff whilst I am at work or university. The staff have been more than accommodating with a rather fast transfer from one childcare provider to another and the children come home happy, well fed and full of enthusiasm.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Breedon House to family and friends, or return to Breedon House should my family grow again.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

All staff are fantastic. My daughter started 3 weeks ago and I was so nervous about leaving her and returning back to work, but all the girls in the baby room put me at ease and I felt comfortable enough to leave her and not worry too much! She absolutely loves coming and it's nice to see her so relaxed with other people.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter started at Derby Road at 8 months old. As I work in education, I had high expectations of what I wanted for my daughter. Children 1st ticked all the boxes. Safeguarding is outstanding- I know my child is left in a safe environment with a key member of staff who has supported both myself and my daughter in her transition to nursery - friendly welcoming staff -managers who know each and every individual child and are approachable.
The setting also spends their profits in benefitting the nursery by purchasing new up to date equipment, expanding areas and keeping the place fresh. I know my child is happy here as she is excited to see the staff in a morning and comes home having lots of fun! There is regular communication and the assessment tool is amazing - it really helped me to feel happy my child was settled in nursery as I could see photographic evidence of her interacting and playing in the setting.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Derby Road? 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 nursery is always so accommodating towards both parents and children. They always include you in all plans whether you are there full time or part time. My child loves it here and has come on so much since starting last October.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Derby Road? 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 can't praise the nursery highly enough - my children have flourished during their time there and have great personal care every day. Each member of staff knows my child personally and we receive insightful and useful updates on their days. In the odd occasion where either of them has experienced the usual child-like injuries, the staff have been exemplary in the care and attention provided to make sure my boys are OK. The education provision is of a very high standard and is setting my eldest child up well for his transition to school. Outside space is used very well to ensure they receive a thriving and interactive environment in which to learn and play. The food served is of good quality and is varied, exposing my children to a range of tastes and good manners, sharing and waiting turns are instilled throughout.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Derby Road? 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've found the overall standard of this nursery, second to none, the passion and commitment you see from the nursery manager translates through the staff....leaving me, as a parent, feeling confident and assured that my daughter is getting the best welfare.......!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My little girl has been at the nursery since 12 months old and I have nothing but positive things to say. She has been nurtured and cared for and I am very confident leaving her in the care of the staff. She is now 2 1/2 and the educational value of the nursery is very apparent. She has learnt so much and is very happy. All of the staff are friendly, professional and very responsive to any concerns I raise regarding my daughter. We are kept involved in her nursery activities.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I have used this nursery for all 3 of my children. The staff are friendly and create a happy learning environment through play. All of the children are engaged and happy whenever I visit. I would thoroughly recommend Children 1st to any new parent.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Derby Road? 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've always found the staff to be really friendly and helpful. They are genuinely interested in my child becoming the best he can be, they have been very flexible too. Would definitely recommend this nursery, it is a fantastic place for your child. Go and take a look, Kate and her team would be happy to show you around.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Excellent nursery, staff always helpful and supportive, my little girl loves attending the nursery. The difference in her and her development is really good to see. She enjoys the meals that are provided.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Excellent nursery, the staff here are brilliant and are very accommodating to yours and your child's needs. Our daughter has been attending here since 2014 and she loves it always has exciting stories to tell about her friends and what she has done in school.
We will definitely be sending our other children here in the future.

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

A great nursery, with a warm welcome every time I turn up. The staff are all very friendly and could not do any more for the kids. The personal touch is great, as they remember all of the fathers and mothers relationships to their children. They get the parents involved at regular intervals and communicate through the eylog and messages.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I love this nursery, it feels like home to us. I have 3 boys, my eldest was there for 3 years, my next is there now and my baby is signed up to start soon.
After seeing the nursery from every angle I can say I would recommend it to anyone. The staff looking after my boys are warm, caring and have such a bond with them and they come home talking about them.
The management are lovely, very approachable and always there to listen and answer questions.
The nursery food is so varied and lovely to know it's all cooked from scratch. The activities are very varied, inside, outside, messy play, creative, educational and they do so much with the children.
My kids have made best friends here and progressed to school with their friends and always look forward to nursery days.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

Staff are all extremely friendly and up to date with the day to day activities of my child. Everyone is very approachable and have assisted me with any queries or concerns I may have had. My child's development progresses on a daily basis with noticeable changes in vocabulary and social skills. Very happy with communication that I receive either via email, text or via the app.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

My daughter started in January when she was a little over 12 months old. She has come on so much since starting nursery and is learning so much. Shes making lots of new friends and really loves the staff there. All the ladies are so nice and wonderful. Would recommend this nursery to anyone. I'm actually sad that one day she'll have to leave.

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

General care is ok but have concerns about the cleanliness standards that are maintained.
Examples being;
1 - The Children's toilets obviously soiled and needing cleaning by midday.
2 - Poor efforts made to clean children's hands after messy play/mud kitchen. Not suggesting these activities are removed but more effort needed to prevent ingestion of dirt by children.
3 - When accidents happen ensure that they are recorded. I've had to ensure that incident records are completed etc.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Derby Road? Neither Unlikely or Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Poor

Safeguarding: Poor

Value for Money: Poor

The nursery is a lovely friendly and safe environment, my child is extremely happy to attend and always happy when I collect her, the nursery has helped hugely with potty training my child and she talks about the staff a lot at home!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Excellent nursery. Both my boys have been there since they were 8 months old. All the staff are attentive to their needs, caring, friendly and supportive in their learning and development and most importantly they have fun there and the little ones love it!
My eldest is in early years and loves learning, drawing, and writing and the staff have a perfect balance of supporting him in what he enjoys doing and building on his skills without being pushy about it.
Whenever children have been unwell the staff have always made sensible decisions and contact me promptly and appropriately.
I would highly recommend this nursery.

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

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Amazing! My little one goes full time and she loves it. Never wants to leave! Will definitely be staying for next few years. Never have to worry about little one's well being. The food menu is great. Big variety of meals and it must be delicious as it's aways all eaten :)

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Derby Road? 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 going to children 1st @ Derby Road since last sept. I've been very happy with the care provided. The staff are friendly and caring and every time I've gone in are engaged with the children. Any babies who are upset are cuddled and soon distracted by an activity. They do plenty of creative play and I get weekly photos with activities/progress of my son.
He has a dairy allergy which has never phased them and the meals provided are varied and nutritious. My son would not nap in a cot so the staff happily rocked him to sleep in a pram until he was able to lie down and settle on a mat with the other children. I'm very happy with the nursery and the care he gets.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We've always been delighted with this nursery, right from the first visit. Over the last four years they've cared for our two children. The oldest is now with them for wrap around care, and the youngest is still enjoying daycare. We have never had any cause for concern and if I had to choose a nursery for my children again I would always choose this one.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both of my children have been to or are at this nursery. My 15-month-old little boy has recently moved up to the next room after being in the baby room since he was 9 months old. All of the staff are so friendly and welcoming. Even the Ines you don't see on a day to day basis always greet you with a genuine smile and a hello. I love the set out of the nursery and all the activities that they do with the children. The daily journals are always completed and the app with the pictures and milestones are fantastic and really make me feel like I have a real good understanding of what he is doing every day and all the new things he is learning. I would absolutely recommend this nursery to anyone! My little boy loves it and so do I :-)

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Derby Road? 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 is a different boy since starting at this nursery. He had always been a bit behind his peers with his speech but has improved so much in his short time here. It's quite incredible! The whole team appear to have done a fantastic job, not just developing his speech and language, but also with his confidence. He loves it here and is sad when it's weekend/half term etc. Even when we moved from the area I chose to keep my son here and travel each day, as he was doing so well. highly recommended nursery.

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

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

Great facilities
Lovely and welcoming staff
Great meals for the children
Development of the children
Good safety measures
Can check what your child has been up to at nursery using the nursery's app.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

My 2 boys are at this nursery at the moment and they absolutely love it. No tears when going in and always leave smiling because they've had a great day. I am kept informed about what they are learning, how to help at home with bits and what they are most interested in. I also have another son who went to this nursery too, he loved it just as much. The staff are so friendly, approachable and actually listen to you.
I highly recommend. :)

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We are very pleased that we chose this nursery for our child she loves attending there and is developing well which is lovely to see. The staff are extremely helpful and supportive and are very friendly and approachable.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Derby Road? 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 attended Children 1st @ Derby road since he was 6 months old until he was 4 1/2. In that time I have seen so many changes in him such as his confidence, speech, manners. He loved going and never wanted to come home. All the staff are very friendly.
He now attends the out of schools club after school and loves it.
Nothing is too much trouble for them if they can help then they will.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We have been very pleased with the care provided for our one year old. The staff has communicated well and encouraged her to eat a variety of food. There are lots of fun activities and stimulating toys to engage her. We enjoy reading the online observations.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Derby Road? 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 would definitely recommend Children's 1st @ Derby Road to anyone. The staff are extremely friendly and professional. My daughter loves attending and with different activities every day she never gets bored and enjoys the amount of time she gets to play outside. The food is healthy, tasty with varied menus. Overall a 5* Nursery

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

As a 1st time parent, I was extra picky with my daughter's nursery but the manager and her team at children 1st @ Derby Road made me feel I would be happy to leave my child in their care as soon as I walked through the door. In the couple of weeks that my daughter has been there, she's loved every moment and it shows when she's at home. I would highly recommend the manager and her team to anyone I know.

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

Absolutely fantastic nursery, wouldn't think twice about going anywhere else. Super friendly staff and great facilities! My son has learnt so much since starting nursery which is worth every single penny!

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

when I wanted my son to start a nursery I had a few viewings booked at 3 nurseries around me my first viewing was at Children 1st @ Derby Road, straight away I knew this was the right nursery for him and didn't bother viewing the others. I felt so welcomed and at ease from the beginning. My then 2 and a half year old felt so comfortable with the staff and happily went off to play while I spoke to the manager who is absolutely lovely along with every member of staff! Everyone has a smile on their face and are always upbeat and happy. My little boy has such a good relationship with the staff, they are all excellent at their job and I know he's in excellent hands with all of them, they have helped him progress so much in his speech and his letters and writing his name and so much more. I choose to keep him at this nursery instead of sending him to a school nursery because I'm so happy with how the nursery is run and I'll be so sad when he leaves to start big school!

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I am very pleased with how my son has come on since attending Children's 1st nursery. The staff are really lovely and I feel reassured that he is safe and being looked after well and feel happy about leaving him there.

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

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We couldn't be happier with this nursery. It's such an emotional time going back to work and knowing my kids are happy, well fed, safe and lovingly looked after, makes it so much easier. My son's development has come on leaps and bounds and I love the Eylog - great communication with the parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Derby Road? 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 attended a visit to the nursery and was very impressed, as a teacher myself, I felt I had high expectations for a nursery setting when I began searching for my son. I wasn't disappointed! Greeted happily and met by the manager both me and my son were made very welcome. All staff were happy/smiling/interacting with children around them, very stimulating environment, a wide range of activities for children to access alone or to complete alongside adults. Snack and water areas clearly zoned and outdoor provision well facilitated. Very happy with this as my choice of nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Staff are kind, caring, friendly, professional and provide a fun environment for our son. He has only been going a few weeks yet we can see a huge difference which is fantastic and makes us happy to leave him knowing he is well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Derby Road? 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 is a home from home to us. My son has been at Children 1st since he was 8 months old (now 3) and I feel that he has always received the best care possible. The staff are all so friendly but professional and give each child their own individual care and attention. Children 1st has excelled my son's social skills and encouraged his education. They also offer many extracurricular activities which also enhance my son's experience at nursery which he loves to go to. (Funky feet) We are so glad we found Children 1st and is a positive part of our lives.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Derby Road? 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 attending the nursery for just over a year and loves it. We are greeted every morning with a smile. You can tell that the staff enjoy their work and genuinely care about the children they look after. The food is excellent, with a varied and nutritious menu. My son really enjoys meal times. Each day is structured, with a variety of activities available to keep the children stimulated and to aid their development. The garden is large, with each age group having their own area. The management team are very approachable and always available to discuss any worries or specific requests. Each child has a daily diary so you can see what they have eaten, how long they slept and what they have been up to. I have 100% confidence in this nursery and would not hesitate in recommending to others.

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

Choosing a nursery for our son was not a job that we took lightly. We viewed many nurseries within the area but so so pleased we went with Children 1st. The bright, safe and secure environment was welcoming from the start. All staff are very friendly and have been there for our child since he joined the nursery at 10 months old. He is now almost 4 and is within the early years unit. He is developing well due to the fantastic opportunities he is given on a daily basis. The teaching and learning is second to none and we are consulted with on a daily basis about our child's development through the early years log online, learning journey and the staff team knowing our son inside out. It is evident that our son is cared for by the very best practitioners in the industry. I can not recommend this nursery enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Derby Road? 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 boy has been attending the nursery since I returned back to work in April. I know that I do not have to worry about him whilst I'm at work because he's always really well looked after. My little boy is smiling when I drop him off and smiling when I fetch him. I know he's had a great day. He has a diary so I know exactly what he's been doing throughout the day and what he has eaten as well as how much he's slept. The eyLog (early years Log) is great because I get to see pictures/videos of how much fun he's having. The staff are brilliant and always have time to talk to you about your child or to discuss any problems you may have. I cannot recommend this nursery enough!

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

A wonderful nursery. I'm very pleased to have my son here. The comments book which tells me about his day is a great touch and the occasional picture using the Early Years app always brightens up my day. The food is also excellent and has a good healthy balance to it. I'd recommend it without hesitation.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son has been at this nursery for over 2 years. I find the staff are incredibly helpful and very welcoming. Nothing seems too much trouble. I loved the diaries we were given when my son was in the younger groups and now he is older, the staff give us the same information verbally. The food seems to be healthy and varied. The equipment in each room is plentiful and regularly changed and the children seem to have many learning opportunities and activities. The nursery uses an online system where you can check on the progress of your child. My son seems very happy there. I would recommend this nursery to others looking for quality care for their children.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has been attending this nursery since 2014 and we have been extremely pleased with his progress. He's a sensitive soul and the nursery are fully aware that he can take a little longer to settle than others and have adapted very well to his needs. Although he still cries when I leave him some days he has never said he doesn't want to go and when I collect him he's always so excited to tell me about his day. The amount of time they spend outside is brilliant, they will spend most of the day outside if they can. The nursery staff are kind and professional. I have never had a single complaint in the two years my son has been attending. I highly recommend Derby Road nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter loves coming to nursery, the ladies have helped her settle very well. My daughter will now tell me 'you go to work and me go nursery.' My daughter has made lots of friends and the nursery has had a positive impact on her social and emotional skills. The team are very friendly and positive, there's a large range of fun activities my daughter loves to tell me about. Thank you for making her time at nursery a fun educated experience.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Derby Road? 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 nursery is simply brilliant in every aspect. It is coming up to 7 months since my daughter joined and even from the start there were measures in place to help her settle in and it went brilliantly with no tears. In fact now, every time we pull up in the morning and I say "we're at nursery" she has the biggest smile on her face! The manager and the team have been very supportive with my fussy eater and she has come on leaps and bounds since joining here. She loves to play and comes home with lots of things that she has made. She has a brilliant time here and they treat each child as an individual and listen to your requests you have for your child. I am so pleased we picked this nursery, it has been brilliant. There is so much to stimulate and no 2 days are the same. I fully believe this has been crucial to her development and I highly recommend this nursery. The staff are brilliant, very friendly, always smiling and it is just the environment I want for my little one.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Derby Road? 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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March 2017

Outstanding in All Areas

Recipient: Children 1st @ Derby Road

Date: Wednesday 23 Mar 2016

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Staff Profiles

Kate

Kate Horsley

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 1995

Description:

My name is Kate Horsley and I am the Derby Road Nursery Manager. I have worked for the company for just over 19 years. I started in 1995 when I joined as a trainee nursery nurse. Over the years I completed my NVQ level 3 and then went on to do senior, deputy and management training. I am also the Nursery SENCO.

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.
As well as working full time and running a thriving nursery I am also a full time mum to 3 young children. Amelia is 8, Alfie is 4 and Arthur is 1 year old All of my children attend a Children 1st Nursery and Out of School setting and love their time in them. I leave them feeling confident that the care they will get is as good as what I can provide for them.

I have only ever worked for Children 1st after joining when I left School. There has never been a reason for me to look elsewhere. I have always been more than satisfied with my own professional development and very happy in my job. I look forward to growing further within Children 1st and learning new skills which will help my team and I “Lead the Way & Shape the Future”