Children 1st @ Plumtree

Station Road, Plumtree, Nottingham NG12 5NA

Children 1st @ Plumtree, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Children 1st @ Plumtree, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Children 1st @ Plumtree, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Children 1st @ Plumtree in the village of Plumtree is close to the A606 and the A52.

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: Louise Bucknall (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Nottinghamshire County Council

Number of Staff: 30

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

Total Places for Children: 90

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 12 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.9 Children 1st @ Plumtree has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.866)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Children 1st @ Plumtree 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 @ Plumtree in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 19 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 4.866 for Children 1st @ Plumtree is calculated as follows: ( (297 Excellents x 5) + (34 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 336 Ratings = 4.866

  • 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 @ Plumtree is based on 19 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). 19 Reviews ÷ 18 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
    26
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

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

Reviewer Connection to Children 1st @ Plumtree

  • Mother of Child
    26
  • Father of Child
    2

My daughter has settled so well into nursery. I can see that she loves her time there, she's always happy and smiley when I drop her and pick her up. It's fantastic to see how much she is developing in your care.

We have had a difficult run in illnesses but the care from all the staff has been first class. You really do treat her like your own and I can't tell you enough how comforting this is to my husband and I.

My parents have also commented how lovely, happy and calm the nursery is when they do the pick up for us.

I have already told friends how good Childrens 1st @ Plumtree is and another mum on the estate where we live has sent her little boy to you too!

Big thank you to you all for making our first few months so easy, happy and enjoyable.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Plumtree? 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. Staff are amazing. Very friendly, caring, fun and inject education into my daughters day with the activities they do. The facilities are superb and very clean. Staff have gone above and beyond to help her settle in, as transferred from another area and also with much-needed help when I was expecting my second child. I can not praise this nursery enough. It comes very highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Plumtree? 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's 1st @ Plumtree are exemplary. They are committed, caring and loving towards every single child.
Our daughter started her journey at Plumtree in August 2016. She was 10 months old and was very attached to both myself and her dad and we were very worried that she wouldn't settle in. Now, 8 months on - our little girl is confident, very chatty and independent. The staff have shown her so much love that she now feels safe when we drop her off. Without the dedication of the staff and effective communication, this would not have been possible. The rooms are broken down into a variety of age ranges so that teaching and care is very age-specific. The facilities are all brand new and of the best quality, with a continuous emphasis on parental involvement through secure access to my daughter's learning with an app; of photos, videos and notes to know what she's up to as it happens. We look forward to continuing our daughter's journey at Children's 1st @ Plumtree.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Plumtree? 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, the facilities, the customer service, the atmosphere and the revamped and modernisation of the Plumtree Nursery are all exceptional!!

Our children love it there and I recommend the nursery to anyone that will listen to me!!

Thank you and keep it up.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Plumtree? 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 @ Plumtree has a lovely, friendly atmosphere and my daughter and I have been made to feel incredibly welcome. I like the fact that the building is light and airy and has good garden space. There is a good range of activities on offer and she seems to be learning and having fun every day. The staff are great and it's nice to see her interacting with them every day.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Excellent

Absolutely amazing staff, facilities and care. I can't fault one part of this nursery, they are brilliant. The staff care for your child as an individual and like it's their own.
They send photos and updates so you know your child is happy and also get a completed log of their activities of the day. My son loves coming and loves the staff even more!
10/10 from a fussy mum of her first child.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Plumtree? 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 little one loves going to the nursery to play with his friends and he loves his key carer. The facilities are outstanding and the outdoor space is just the type of environment that will inspire adventurous play all day long. The staff are friendly and always willing to help.

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

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Lovely environment with nice staff and very helpful manager. My son seems to be settled here and loves all the space and very stimulating environment especially since the new additions and beautiful bright redecorations.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Our Daughter is very happy here. There are always lots of things going on and lots of new things for her to try. The messy play area is brilliant. The staff are always friendly and helpful with the children's best interests at heart.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Very good nursery, great staff and my son has a great time. Facilities and numbers have improved no end from 3 years ago when my daughter attended, the only thing is the parking now it is busier! Would recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Plumtree? 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 extremely happy with the care that our son receives at Children 1st. The staff are excellent and very supportive, as well as encouraging him to develop and learn in a safe and secure environment. We will be very sad in September when he leaves to go to school as he has been going since he was 7 months only and loves every day he is there. The staff are always on hand at the end of the day to let us know how he has been, and there are a variety of topics for him to engage in which he thoroughly enjoys. Keep up the great work team.

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

Friendly, caring and competent staff. Relaxed and calm atmosphere in the nursery. Well maintained facilities with well thought-out all weather outside space. I have been very happy with the service provided for over two years.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Plumtree? 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 love it and my daughter does too. Fabulous staff. Great outdoor play and messy fun. The team always try to accommodate extra/change in days which is really important to me and one reason why I chose the nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We have entrusted Plumtree Children 1st with both of our daughters. The nursery has always been outstanding, in our opinion and as they have arguably the most important job in the world, this is a crucial thing! Since our youngest has been there, it has gone from strength to strength - somehow exceeding our previous expectations. Every morning she runs down that corridor in glee! Sometimes she doesn't want to come home. Today according to her log book, she fed a real bunny rabbit and dressed up as a builder! Now what better day could there be than that?

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

Since my now 19 month old son has been attending Plumtree Children 1st, his social interaction, development and character have blossomed. His keyworker is easily his favourite person and it is lovely to see the relationship he has with another person outside of the family unit. We have been supported as a family to have an excellent interaction with the nursery and the staff employed there. It is clear that our little boy is known by all the staff and loves to be greeted as an individual. His needs are clearly supported and encouragement is always evident. Having previously used childminder's, we were apprehensive about what we imagined to be a larger, less personal setting where the nurture of our little boy would not be as thorough as in a smaller setting with one caregiver. Every member of staff at Plumtree has proved our apprehension to be unfounded. We all love this nursery and extend our gratitude to everyone for their attention and input in the upbringing of our child.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My child is settled and happy at nursery. Lovely staff, caring and friendly. Excellent facilities, resources and activities to ensure fun learning experiences. Good communication verbally and on the shared learning journey. Would highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Plumtree? 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 truly fantastic nursery - excellent facilities and awesome staff who love your child nearly as much as you do.

I would strongly recommend this nursery to anyone. They have looked after both of our children and have been an important part of their young lives.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Plumtree? 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 at Children 1st since he was 10 months old and I cannot be happier with how he has been cared for throughout his time. He is now 3 and a half and has moved through the age groups there. The facilities have always been excellent but the nursery has recently had major improvement works to update all of the rooms and offer an even more varied and exciting learning environment. I feel that the nursery has found the right balance between love and care for the children alongside concern for their learning and development. All of the key workers my son has had and the wider staff have been competent, professional and enthusiastic. My little boy is so very happy there and I'm so grateful for having found this gem of a nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Plumtree? 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 loves nursery and it is a great stepping stone for school. Wide variety of games, activities and fun to be had. It has been recently refurbished and the facilities and resources are excellent. Friendly and approachable staff. Flexible childcare to suit my work pattern.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Plumtree? 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 has been at Children 1st @ Plumtree since she was 6 months old (she's nearly 2!) She is "number two" so I have much experience of nursery settings and preschool and I have been and continue to be utterly AMAZED (!) by the level of care, the educational provision, the communication with parents, the constant investment into the setting, the special days and most of all the competence and friendliness of the staff. Wow! What an amazing (outstanding!) job they do- knowing my child is happy, safe and in such care simply cannot be underestimated. Thank you!

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Plumtree? 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 moved our son here from another nursery, a particularly difficult decision but one we are glad we made and have never looked back from. The nursery has invested on the outside space making it a fun exciting space which the children love. The garden is well utilised, the children spend a lot of time outside combining educational activities with fun and fresh air. Links to the local farm means the children have experienced, hatching chicks and ducks, chasing round lambs and piglets in the garden and more, taking care of the nursery rabbits. The inside is being transformed with a home from home feel, that once complete will only make the nursery more special. The staff are amazing, and we feel that they genuinely care about each child, taking the time every day to give you a real insight to their day's activities with their handovers. My son 'loves' going to nursery, in fact on a recent holiday he asked to return home to go back to nursery - the best indication of how good it really is!

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

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

After an excellent experience at this nursery with our first child, it was a given that we would send our youngest here. Starting at one year old, a few nervous weeks gave way quickly into genuine excitement to be spending her 2 days a week here. The staff are friendly, caring and knowledgeable. The facilities (especially the outdoor space) are wonderful and their effort into thinking of new and interesting activities for each age range is amazing. We feel very happy that the nursery is nearby and had a place for my child! I would very highly recommend this nursery to anyone.

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

We absolutely love our nursery. Our daughter is cared for extremely well and each member of staff knows her and cares about her. Not only is the care excellent but we are so proud of the progress she is making. She is beginning to form letters with a pencil and knows most of her letter sounds and she is only 2. The facilities at the nursery are outstanding and our daughter loves being there so much, that sometimes she doesn't want to come home. All staff are approachable, listen, understand and react very quickly to any issue. We really can't recommend this nursery highly enough!

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Plumtree? 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 little boy is almost 4 and has been attending Children 1st since he was 13 months old. It is a fantastic setting - the staff are warm, friendly and approachable and despite how busy they are, always make time to welcome us at the beginning and end of the day. They have a wonderful way with the children and you can see that they genuinely care, as well as being incredibly professional. I have total confidence that my son is well cared for.
The nursery is very ably managed and we have always appreciated their flexible, child-centred approach. The outdoor area is a particular strength of the environment; lots of space and stimulating equipment. The EY blog is great - we get a lovely insight into what our child has been doing, and photos to treasure! I would not hesitate to recommend this nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My child loves the nursery ladies and so do I. We feel so at home at the nursery. They are caring and think with the parents. I feel it's great value for money. They are very flexible. They have great values and facilities for the children.

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

Very friendly and professional service. They know my child well. He enjoys visiting and looks forward to going. A super range of activities makes going back to work more bearable! I love the way they encourage him to go to nursery eg 'just a little cough'. Always been really flexible and very child led. 'Satisfactory' for ICT as haven't seen a great deal but really glad about this too!

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

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Poor

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

When we were considering a nursery to send our 8 month old to, we first looked at the more expensive nursery options in the wider area. However, when we visited the Plumtree nursery you had a real sense of how loved and cared for the children were and this was of ultimate importance. There is always a lovely warm welcome and they really went out of their way to help our child to settle in. Our child is extremely happy there. The staff are very dedicated and loving and help the children through each stage of their development. The food is healthy and the outside space provides a lot of stimulation. It is a very safe environment.

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

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Children First is a wonderful environment. They really go the extra mile. My daughter suffers from asthma, they don't hesitate to give her inhalers when she needs them and always call me if they're concerned. I know she's safe and thriving in their care. The online logging system is fantastic I love seeing the regular photos and updates of what she's been doing at nursery. They are continually improving and updating facilities, and they always provide a wide range of activities and experiences.

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

Louise Bucknall, Nursery Manager at Children 1st @ Plumtree responded to this review on 07 Mar 2016:

Thank you for your lovely review. It's great to know that your little one is enjoying nursery so much, we are especially pleased with your comments regarding the EY Logs as we see it playing an important role in our communication with you about your child's development.

We look forward to sharing more wonderful experiences with your daughter and family.

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

Kindest Regards
Louise Bucknall
Nursery Manager

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Awards / Recognitions

June 2017

Outstanding in All Areas

Recipient: Children 1st @ Plumtree

Date: Thursday 29 Jun 2017

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March 2017

February 2015

Ofsted Good in All Areas

Recipient: Children 1st @ Plumtree

Date: Wednesday 04 Feb 2015

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Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

Louise

Louise Bucknall

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2008

Description:

Hello, my name is Louise Bucknall and I am the Nursery Manager for Children 1st @ Plumtree.

I have been with the company for 8 years this year and look forward to many more years ahead. I started as a newly qualified level 3 nursery nurse and have developed with the company to senior nursery nurse before moving to deputy manager to now managing the Plumtree setting.

I feel an enormous amount of pride in my work, being such a huge part of children’s lives is a privilege. I enjoy working alongside my team and the families to ensure that the children in my care receive the best possible start.

My role is to ensure that we provide an outstanding quality of care for the children and their families in our setting. The strong connection that we have here at Plumtree with our children and families makes this possible and makes everyday different and exciting.