Children 1st @ Main Street

18A Main Street, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 1GR

Children 1st @ Main Street is located in Nottingham, close to the town centre and local bus routes and provides childcare for children aged from birth to five years.

Children 1st Day Nurseries has been an award winning, family-run childcare provider since 1988, and are an accredited training centre.

The nursery has bright, open learning areas for babies, toddlers and pre-school children and also provides after-school care for children aged between five and twelve years.

The outdoor area features a spacious garden designed to maximise the potential for outdoor play and children are encouraged to choose their own activity with a huge variety of options both inside and out.

The friendly, enthusiastic staff are all fully trained and experienced to support each child's holistic development. Each child receives the maximum care and support with high staff to child ratios.

The nursery offers fully grant funded places for children aged three and four years.

Group: Children 1st Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Jade Brown and Heather Mayfield (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Derbyshire County Council

Number of Staff: 18

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

Total Places for Children: 52

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 8 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Overview

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Children 1st @ Main Street 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 37 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Children 1st @ Main Street in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 17 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 4.893 for Children 1st @ Main Street is calculated as follows: ( (394 Excellents x 5) + (41 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 438 Ratings = 4.893

  • 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 @ Main Street is based on 17 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 10.4 positive Reviews (52 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 17 Reviews ÷ 10.4 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.

9.9 Children 1st @ Main Street has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.893)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    34
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
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  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    37
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
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  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Children 1st @ Main Street

  • Mother of Child
    35
  • Father of Child
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From the first moment I entered the nursery to visit I knew I wanted my son to go here. The staff were so welcoming and professional and as a first-time mum completely put my mind at rest. The nursery is lovely and my son absolutely loves it.
The nursery has gone over and above my expectations. They take pictures and videos and upload them to the app so I can see what he's been up to and it's lovely to be able to watch his development.
My son has food allergies and the nursery have made it so easy, worry-free and even ordered in food for him.
At end of the day, the staff give you a thorough run through of the day and the daily diary tells you everything from food eaten to bum changes and what play activities or toys he's been playing with. I especially like this.
Another aspect that impressed me was how much effort goes into the children's learning development, I know that my son will get off to a good start as he grows.
I would definitely recommend this nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have been using this nursery for over 6 years and will continue to use for another 4 (2 kids). Fantastic place the staff are fab and I've never had any issues. My eldest loved this nursery and still wishes he could go now and my youngest seems to enjoy himself and never have any issues dropping him off and he's happy to go to his keyworkers with no crying. I can't recommend this nursery and all the staff enough. Lovely people all round xx

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I’m so glad I chose this nursery, it was exactly what I was looking for, it's clean, bright and feels like a home from home for my child. The staff are very friendly, welcoming and always happy to help.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

When our little boy first started nursery it was a traumatic time for us all as he just did not want to go. Now he LOVES it and often cries when its time to come home. The staff have really helped us in areas where he was struggling and he has come on leaps and bounds in the time he has been there.
Thank you!

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Very caring and professional.
The Deputy Manager and Keyworker are brilliant, our daughter really enjoys spending time at nursery. There could be another member of staff. They work really hard.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Children’s 1st Main Street is a very personable, friendly and caring nursery. My son has been at the nursery since he was 6 months old and loves being there.
The investment in the children is second to none with care that makes you feel your child is encouraged to develop and grow as a small person.
I receive regular online updates of my son’s progress which is encouraging and a great service from the staff, who are fantastic and always provide a service with a smile.
I’d recommend Children’s 1st to any parent.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son started Children 1st @ Main Street in August 2016. I loved looking round the nursery all the Children were engaged in activities and the staff where focused with the children. The staff where very friendly and made us and my son very welcome. When my son started I was a very anxious and worried Mummy! The senior of under 2’s was fantastic with my son and built up a great bond with him which made me feel so much better. My son is now in Peter Rabbits room and loves it. He has great friends but most of all he’s got a great relationship with the staff in the room which, as a Mummy, is key! All you want is for your child to be looked after, cared for and loved like you as a parent give them. Main Street give exactly this.

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

My daughter loves going to nursery! She practically runs to the door when we get there.
The staff are professional and friendly.
The app and diary updates are great. It's lovely to see photos and videos of her playing.

Would 100% recommend to anyone.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son loves going to nursery and is comfortable with all the staff he always comes out having had a good day always. The care they give the children is great and seem to know all the individual needs of each child and connect with them as soon as they walk through the door. Staff always look happy to see you. They helped me potty train my toddler and was fantastic. Will be sad when he has to leave to move up to school.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My child is at Children 1st @ Main Street. He loves his time at nursery and is well looked after by all the staff. What stood out the most when I was choosing the nursery was the clean homely environment and the home-cooked meals by a designated chef.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My little girl joined Children 1st @ Main Street recently and the care we have received is outstanding!
The staff show so much care and enthusiasm when looking after my daughter and are always happy to see us with a smile.
There are excellent opportunities for the children and the communication is fantastic.
I couldn’t have chosen a better nursery for us.
Thank you so much

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I couldn't have picked a better nursery. Main Street really does live up to its outstanding title with the Ofsted group. The staff are so friendly, helpful and organised. Any concerns or issues are dealt with efficiently.
The cleanliness of the nursery is amazing. Would 100% recommend others to join, in fact, I already have.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I am really happy with my nursery. Both of my sons have been there (youngest son still goes there). Environment and staff are excellent. Staff are very professional and friendly. I can see good progress in my children's development. The nursery is always clean and tidy and they provide healthy meals and snacks.

Nursery keeps parents informed and we have good communication between nursery and home. I can recommend to all my friends.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Both my children have attended Children 1st, my son is still with them and my daughter is now at school.
I have always been happy with their care and development. I have recently put my sister-in-law in contact to enrol my niece.
Staff are always attentive and helpful and both my children are always content on drop off and collection.

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

I just love Children 1st @ Main Street. The staff are great, activities and learning development as well. My daughter loves coming back for every session.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Children 1st @ Main Street is a lovely and welcoming environment, staff are really friendly and invest the time in nurturing and developing the children, I love reading my sons observations and seeing pictures of the activities happening each week. Staff do everything they can to accommodate which makes me feel happy my son is safe and secure and enjoys his time there. Children 1st @ Main Street has a wonderful team, I cannot thank them enough for looking after my son.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

From the moment my daughter and I went to visit the nursery we knew it was the one that we would be happy for her to go too. The nursery is clean, bright and a happy environment. The manager is very passionate about her nursery and that shows throughout. Her and the staff are very professional but also very friendly and welcoming. My daughter LOVES going to nursery. Her talking and singing have come on a lot in such a short space of time. I shall definitely be sending my other 2 children there as I know they are safe, happy and looked after.
Thank you all :)

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has attended this nursery for over 2 years now and I'm so pleased with the service.
The manager is easily approachable and any questions or worries are resolved immediately.
I'm thankful for everything they have done for my son and will continue to recommend them to family and friends.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I am very happy with the level of care my son receives at Children 1st @ Main Street. He has been attending since he was 8 1/2 months old and I believe the passionate and dedicated staff team that have worked closely with my son, have helped him to become the clever, kind and happy little boy he is. Thank you to all the team!

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

As a primary school teacher myself, working in the early year’s sector, I was very impressed with the resources and layout of the nursery. It is bright, colourful and welcoming. The staff appear to know all the children’s names even though they may not work in their rooms. We love the EY log app on our phones which allows us to see observations and photos of our daughter in real time as they are uploaded. We can also add our own observations from home.

We are greeted at the end and start of each session and are given a personal account of what are daughter has done that day. Time is made available to talk to the staff and ask questions which we appreciate. The home nursery diary is always kept up to date to provide us with further information as to what our daughter has eaten, drank etc.

We have never had any issues with the nursery and our daughter loves to attend!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Never have had the pleasure of leaving a child with such wonderful people. You can't help but feel like your part of the family at Main Street. It's so personal as you feel like the staff know your child so well and as it shows, no matter how individual they are or what requirement's they have. All the rooms are clean, organised and well presented. I like to say a personal thank you for being so great with my daughter and really supporting with her eating. You're all amazing.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Having looked at several different nurseries for our little girl, we both immediately felt that Main Street was the one for us. The managers and team are fantastic and my little girl loves going to nursery so much. I have never once been worried to leave her even when she's not feeling 100% as I know she will be well looked after. She has made some great friends and looks forward to going. I recommend Main Street to everyone I know who is looking for a local nursery!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The service provided by all staff is fantastic!
My daughter loves going to see her "teacher" and tells me all about the time they spend together, be it drawing, writing or baking cakes.
I feel that my daughter is very well looked after and know she has gained so much confidence since attending.
The staff are all fantastic, very approachable and all make my daughter smile and feel safe!

Thank you Main Street. You're all wonderful.

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

I can't rate this nursery highly enough. I feel totally at ease leaving my daughter in their care. My daughter is now 3 and has been attending Main Street since she was around 10 months old. She has come on leaps and bounds since being at nursery and I feel this is down to the care and attention she receives whilst there. She always comes homes saying she has had a really good day and is always talking about her key workers. The nursery setting is modern, clean and welcoming and the staff are all really friendly. The food is great too - my daughter only seems to eat well when she's at nursery!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Children 1st @ Main Street is a fabulous well-rounded nursery. My daughter has been attending for almost two years and has moved through each of the rooms (baby, toddler and now preschool). Every single member of staff and the trainees have been welcoming, friendly and supportive of her and us as parents. The manager is accommodating and supportive at all times. The environment is bright and varied. My daughter eats all of her food and the outdoor area is large but safely enclosed. I fully recommend this nursery to anyone who asks.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Children 1st on Main Street is an absolutely great nursery. The whole staff is so friendly and are on hand if you need help with anything involving your child. They are so good with my son and have helped him come on loads. I like it so much my daughter is starting soon.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Lovely nursery who always have time to listen. My children over the years have had a wonderful time here.

The facilities are really good and have varied learning and imaginative play.

I would highly recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Both our boys have attended this nursery and have really loved going. Being there for 2 days a week has really brought both of them on in terms of confidence, speech and various other things. The staff are professional and friendly and always go the extra mile. We don't have a bad word to say and feel our children have really benefited from being brought up in this excellent learning environment.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Couldn't have asked for a better setting for our little boy. Being a handful, they manage him with great care and he is really becoming an amazing little boy.
The staff are fantastic. They genuinely care for the children, their learning and welfare.
I can't express enough how great Children 1st at Main Street, Long Eaton is.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

After being reluctant to send my child to a nursery in the first place, I now believe sending her to Children 1st is the best decision we've made as parents so far. The staff are friendly, kind and genuinely pleased to see my daughter when she comes through their doors. They aid her development at every turn and she loves every moment she spends there. I cannot speak highly enough of the nursery and the staff.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter who is now 12 went to a different branch of the children's 1st Nursery and she received outstanding care from all staff and excellent educational support which has benefited her enormously. So when I found out I was having another baby and that I would need child care for when I returned to work I did not think twice about contacting the nursery. I was so happy to see staff that had looked after my daughter still working for them as this shows they good to work for as they retain staff.

I also like that they are a training facility and all the staff are trained or working towards qualifications, showing they invest in staff. My 3-month-old son has been looked after by the nursery for 4 weeks now and he is so happy, they care for him as I would giving lots of cuddles, he is stimulated and is reaching milestones early. Because it is such a good facility I have not been too distressed in returning to work and leaving him.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We have two children at the setting and have experienced every room from the Baby Room right through to Early Years. They have all been excellent! The staff are clearly a close-knit team who put the care of the children first. They are always friendly, approachable and willing to go the extra mile to make sure that the children (and parents!) are happy. My oldest daughter loves the wow activities - she has been involved in creating a papier mache plane to Rio to celebrate the Olympics and a milk bottle iglo (which had to be seen to be believed!) for Winter! The food is excellent; they even persuade my picky eater to eat her vegetables - apparently they taste different at nursery! As parents we love the 'EY Log' which is a private and secure online account where the staff can share photos and videos of what your child is doing at nursery - it brightens up our day when we get a little green elephant notification ping up and we can see what they have been up to! Highly recommended!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We loved this nursery and knew it was 'the one' after visiting five others in the area, instantly. The Manager was so informative and put us at ease straight away. The atmosphere of the nursery is so unique. It is a home from home, friendly, yet professional place where I feel my child is 100% safe. The Manager runs a tight ship and is amazing at her job and it shows throughout the happy staff. I couldn't have asked for a better keyworker for our son. She is so talented with the children and has such an amazing relationship with him. He has developed far beyond my expectations because of her, with the help of the other staff. I cant express the positive impact this nursery has had on our son's life and development enough. It is the best money I have ever spent. Eternally thankful.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The facilities are excellent, staff are very friendly and helped with the settling in and continued care of my daughter. The food is great! I actually I wish I ate there! The Ey log app is another incredible positive. I love being able to see what my daughter is getting up to whilst I'm at work and follow her progress.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Amazing. Can't fault them at all. All brilliant. Wonderful with my son. All caring people, he learns so much, nothing to worry about.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our daughter seems really happy at the nursery and has an excellent relationship with the staff. The managers are friendly and helpful. The nursery is small enough to have a real personal touch. The facilities always seem very clean. My daughter seems to enjoy the different activities, which are very varied.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

The best nursery we had chance to use. Always flexible, friendly and understanding. Every child's diary is completed every day without fail. It provides important, detailed information. The nursery staff treat the children very personally and adjust to all their needs. Highly recommended.

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January 2016

Outstanding in All Areas

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Jade

Jade Brown

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2005

Description:

My name is Jade Brown and I am the Nursery Manager at the Main Street Nursery Long Eaton. I Joined Children 1st in October 2005 as a Level 3 Qualified nursery nurse with a BTec National Diploma in Early years. Over the years I have also completed my senior, deputy and management training. I currently also hold a Level 3 in Management, Level 2 Food hygiene and first Aid.

I have really enjoyed developing and challenging myself over the years taking on new roles and opportunities in this nursery and several other Children 1st Nurseries
As well as running a thriving nursery I am also a full time mum to 2 young children. Skyla is 4 and Ella is 1 years old, Skyla attend a Children 1st Nursery before going to school and Ella currently attends. Both girls love their time at nursery.

After leaving college in the summer of 2005, I became a children’s holiday rep in Majorca for a Summer Season on my return I joined Children 1st and never looked back. I love coming to work and see what new experiences I can provided to the children in my care. Every day is different and I love development and managing my team helping us all to “Lead the Way & Shape the Future”.