Children 1st @ Sheffield

Breedon House Nurseries, 39 Scotland Street, Sheffield S3 7BS

Children 1st @ Sheffield is located within easy reach of Sheffield city centre and has been refurbished to offer a bright and spacious learning environment for children aged from birth to five years.

A dedicated and enthusiastic team of early years staff are fully trained and experienced to support the children's healthy growth and development. The nursery have high staff-to-child ratios to ensure each child receives high-quality care.

The age-apprpriate rooms have 'free-flow' access to a spacious outdoor garden which has designed to maximise the potential for outdoor play in all weather conditions.

The nursery also provides plenty of extra learning opportunities including Funky Feet dance classes for children aged between two and five years, French for those aged three to five and a sports skills class with Sheffield Wednesday community coaches.

Children 1st @ Sheffield also operate an 'out of school' club for children up to twelve years of age and offers fully grant funded places for children aged three and four years.

Group: Children 1st Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Marie Bagley and Deborah Thorne (Managers)

Local Authority / Social Services: Sheffield City 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 & Christmas

Overview

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Children 1st @ Sheffield is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 85 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Children 1st @ Sheffield in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 37 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 4.825 for Children 1st @ Sheffield is calculated as follows: ( (850 Excellents x 5) + (161 Goods x 4) + (7 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 1019 Ratings = 4.825

  • 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 @ Sheffield is based on 37 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). 37 Reviews ÷ 24 Target Reached = 1

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

9.8 Children 1st @ Sheffield has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.825)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    78
  • Good
    7
  • Satisfactory
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  • Poor
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  • Very Poor
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  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    81
  • Likely
    3
  • Don't know
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  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    1

Reviewer Connection to Children 1st @ Sheffield

  • Mother of Child
    76
  • Father of Child
    9

Excellent nursery with very pleasant staff. Peace of mind for all working parents where the little ones love to go every day.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Very happy all round nursery. The teachers have been brilliant with my child and very helpful friendly staff.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Our daughter loves Children 1st @ Sheffield and I love hearing all about the details of her day. The amount of activities are brilliant and it’s great to see her developing, learning new skills and making friends.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Children 1st @ Sheffield has been great nursery so far. The staff has been supportive, collaborative and open to discuss the best solution for my daughter. I am impressed by the educational programme they have. I have seen the difference since my daughter goes there: she is more confident and also aware and caring for other babies. She is learning two languages at an impressive rate too. I would surely recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

The staff are very professional and the setting nurtures my son. I would always highly recommend Children 1st. I have been happy with the service throughout the 3 years my son has attended.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

One of the things made us happy and relieved was that my daughter always wanted to go to nursery ( she called it “ My school”).
Children 1st @ Sheffield is a great nursery with lots of activities and a good place.
I can see my daughter improve and be much more socialized in this environment.
They also have fantastic staff who are caring and professional.
They give kids vegs and fruits as snack instead of biscuits. I really like this fact!

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

This nursery is absolutely fantastic. We spent lots of time visiting several nurseries when we were ready to put our son into childcare, Children's 1st Sheffield was by far the best. Well done to all the team!

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

It was quite tough to make a decision as to what nursery our daughter would attend. After visiting a few nurseries, the decision was not any easier.
On recommendation, we visited the Children's 1st in Sheffield and it ticked all the right boxes. The nursey was clean, friendly staff, decent food, a well-regimented program for the kids all at a decent price that gives good value for money.
We made the decision to enrol our daughter and we have not regretted one day.
Thumbs up. Children's 1st, I'll recommend any day, anytime.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My son has been here since he was 10months old and he has enjoyed every step of his nursery journey, the staff are always attentive and helpful, I look forward to his continuing success as he continues to move through the nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I am happy to see how much my child enjoys nursery and how settled he is. He adores the staff and enjoys socialising & making friends. I am extremely happy with how his Development & Language has come on and am very proud of what he has accomplished.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

The staff are friendly, my child is always happy, the meals are better than I eat myself. We receive daily updates via a diary but staff also take time out to discuss our childs' day. An app provides pics and videos as well as a checklist of observations in development. Couldn't be happier with the service provided. Price is slightly higher than some nurseries but the service is exceptional which makes it all worth it.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Very good nursery. Highly recommend it. My son loves spending the day at Children 1st Sheffield. The school nurses are so caring and nurturing.

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Our daughter loves attending Children 1st. My husband and I can continue to work full time in the knowledge that our daughter is being properly looked after and is having lots of fun!

We love the Nursery diary which our daughter brings home every day. Having a daily insight into what she gets up to and what she’s eaten etc really makes us feel involved.

We also love the app which provides us with videos and photographs of our daughter doing new things. Again, this allows us to be part of her special moments even if we can’t be there.

The Nursery staff are always happy to help and have a vested interest in our daughter’s progression.

Our daughter is fed really well (she's eating better than we do!) and we can check her Nursery diary for ideas for meals.

We have noticed an amazing progression in all aspects of our daughter’s growth.

We would highly recommend this Nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Very warm, loving and caring environment.
My daughter is learning loads of different things.
Overall we are having a brilliant experience with the nursery.
The staff here is amazing, all the workers and managers are cooperative and I would say we would definitely recommend to all other friends. Last but not the least I love when you post pics while we are at work, it's very much reassuring.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

This is such a lovely nursery. My 3-year-old has been going for 2 years and absolutely loves it. My 8-year-old also went here for 4 years and he loved it too. The staff are all so friendly and clearly care for the children. All the staff who were there at the time my son was there remember him and always make a point of talking to him when he goes to collect now. I couldn't recommend this nursery highly enough.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

What an amazing Nursery, my little boy has received the best care, support and development since being 10 months old. This is all down to the hard work and dedication of the staff who I know look after and care for my son just as well as I can, otherwise he wouldn’t go.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We've put both our daughters through the nursery, this from 2012 until present.

I cannot pick a fault, I've never doubted the safety or happiness of our daughters and the eldest daughter has done amazing since joining school thanks to a great start here.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Excellent facilities and staff. Our daughter has advanced so fast with her development since joining in May 2017. She has become very confident and always skips into nursery with a smile on her face.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My daughter joined the Jemima room at age 1 and immediately made a fantastic attachment to her key worker. She settled in so well and I felt completely confident in the care she was receiving. Communication is good with parents, the food is cooked fresh on site and a varied, balanced menu provided, activities seem well planned and the outdoor space is great. I particularly like that they put the babies down to nap in prams/cots outside.

She is now in Bobtails and again, has a great attachment to the staff in there and has a great time. I remain very happy with the nursery. She has come on so much and I'm really grateful to the professional, caring and lovely team (including those on reception, who always give a friendly welcome and know the children by name - quite some achievement!).

I really like the book staff use to update parents daily, as well as the app to share fun moments and developmental achievements. I would strongly recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I hope they have a discount for students, it is very difficult to put your child everyday full time.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Catherine Griffin, Director at Children 1st @ Sheffield responded to this review on 26 Jan 2018:

Thank you for your review, we value all feedback and greatly appreciate the time you took to speak with the Nursery Manager to clarify how happy you are with the service and the nursery. We thank you for your continued custom.

My son has been going to this nursery since he turned 1 and he is now 2 and a half. What can I say, he absolutely loves it there. The staff are amazing and I have never had any problems.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Nursery staff are caring. My little girl feels comfortable with them, enjoys planned activities. The staff kept me updated with her progress.

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My child is always happy to go to the nursery. Staff are caring and well trained. Plenty of activities to keep the kids engaged.

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

My daughter really enjoys going to nursery. Her key workers and other staff always take a keen interest in her, even those that don’t work in her room. They seem to all know her by name. I work full time and I am at peace knowing my daughter is very well taken care of.

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

My son's been going here since he was 9 months old. He's outgoing, confident, communicate well with adults and children, he's creative and loves exploring. Children 1st @Sheffield has contributed tremendously to his development. Would recommend this nursery to my family and friends.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

The staff always friendly and seem to know our daughter even if they are not regularly in her room. Are currently being very supportive in potty training which is going very well! Our daughter loves nursery and her room staff we wouldn't put her anywhere else now!

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Excellent nursery. Used for both my daughters, the eldest now aged 7 years and my youngest, aged 1 year. Lovely caring staff. It's great that many of the staff that cared for my eldest are still at the nursery and will be looking after her sister.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I couldn't recommend this nursery more. My oldest son went to this nursery before and now the little one is still there. The environment is nice and clean. Staff are friendly. The meals and snacks are fresh and plenty. It has a large garden for different groups of kids to play. The most important is this nursery teaches a lot and makes the kids ready for school. So the kids have full confidence to start a new life in school. It is a brilliant nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

An amazing start for our little girl. After transferring from another nursery to Children 1st @ Sheffield, the staff have really helped our daughter come on leaps and bounds.
They offer an online log so we are always up to date with what she is up to and what her next steps are.
The staff are fantastic, they always give useful feedback at pick up and are always willing to listen and help with any issues.
We are very pleased with our daughter's progress and can't rate the nursery highly enough.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My child has been attending Children 1st @ Sheffield for over a year and really enjoys her time there. The staff are friendly and welcoming and provide plenty of information to us about what activities she has done each day. I would definitely recommend this nursery to friends.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Friendly and familiar staff (especially the manager).
Very clean and the food looks great.
I feel the process of progressing children through the age-appropriate rooms is excellently managed with my oldest being more sensitive (and therefore slower to move through) than my youngest.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has been going to Children 1st @Sheffield since she was 10 months (she is now 4). She loves it here. It is a lovely, nurturing environment and the staff are ace!

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

We've now had two children at this nursery and love the setting. I know that my children are in a safe, friendly place that really helps them to develop well.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My little boy has been at Children 1st @ Sheffield since he was only 5 months old. He is now nearly 3 and has loved every minute of his time there. The age-specific rooms cater perfectly for the children's needs and development, every single member of staff is friendly and all the children seem to be very happy and cared for.
I would strongly recommend this nursery to all parents.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We are always impressed with the standard of care, attention to detail, efforts made to care and develop both of our children. We have a child with special needs and find the nursery to be supportive, understanding and very hard working when it comes to catering for our individual needs.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I cannot praise the staff at Breedon House enough.

From the day we visited to view the nursery to when I dropped my son off this morning, they have shown the utmost care and love for my son. He always has a wonderful time at nursery, his development has come on leaps and bounds. As a working parent, it is so reassuring to know my son has the best of care on the days he is at nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

This is a fantastic nursery! Our little boy started in Feb 2017 just after his 1st birthday and he loves it!
The staff are so lovely - really enthusiastic and caring. They made us feel very welcome and took such good care of him as an individual that it made the transition back to work much easier for me as we knew he was in such good hands!

The activities are varied, the environment is great with some fantastic equipment. It has been wonderful for his development. He’s a very chatty little boy and is always so excited as he tells us what he’s been doing and which workers/children he has seen each day. He enjoys the food and the takeaway snacks at home time are a great idea. The staff are very friendly and it’s lovely to see staff interact with him even when he is not in their class/area.

We have been really impressed with the care he has received and we love being able to see what he’s been doing/learning via the website/app. I would definitely recommend this nursery to other parents.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Since joining Children 1st Nursery, my daughter has developed in so many ways. She is growing into a strong and independent, free-thinking child and has been able to build stronger relationships around her.
My daughter has had a very happy and positive experience and staff are very loving and caring. The nursery itself is a very bright and fun environment and the staff are supportive not only of your child but also to yourselves as parents.
Overall, highly recommend for everyone.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I am extremely happy with the level of care that my son receives while at nursery. He started in Puddleducks at 1 year old and I was extremely nervous about leaving him when I had not really left him even with family members before but after seeing how kind his Keyworker was and feeling encouraged to be able to call and see how he was getting on during the day, I soon felt more confident. I have found to date that in Puddleducks they really take the time to get to know your child, their likes and dislikes. All of the nursery nurses knew him and were calm and loving which is important with such small children.

He has now moved up a "class" to Bobtails and his development appears to be continuing and he is kept engaged and interested throughout the day.

The EY Log is lovely to be able to see them when you are not there.

Staff know and recognise you and know who your child is without asking.

It is a lovely place.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

An absolutely fantastic nursery! Staff are amazing and the facilities are excellent. The outdoor play area is great and the regular communication between staff and parents is brilliant. Would definitely definitely recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Warm and friendly nursery. Our child is extremely happy and content here and loves coming to nursery. Credit to all the loving and kind staff. It's nice to see that nursery staff from other classes still interact with my daughter even when she has moved to the next group, especially a particular nursery nurse who my daughter still regularly talks about fondly.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

This nursery is extremely welcoming to both parents and children. when our daughter first started, they were great at allowing us to call during the day to check how she was and in fact this was encouraged to help put our minds at rest.

Seeing how much our daughter has developed since attending nursery has been fantastic. Her speech is excellent and attending nursery has given her the opportunity to mix with other children and be involved in activities I would struggle to do at home.

We have been so impressed with the levels of care that we have just booked our second child into nursery and I will be much more at ease returning to work this time around knowing that she's in nursery with people I trust.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I am very satisfied with the care my boy gets at Children 1st. The staff are so friendly and courteous. I love the app which shows what your child has been up to. My boy loves being at the nursery and I am glad I found them.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

I am really pleased with the care my 22 month old receives at Children 1st @ Sheffield. The staff are kind, smart and really friendly. There are always loads of different activities and celebrations going on and the food is varied and healthy. The toys and rooms are good quality, well kept and clean too.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I am happy with the level of care that my daughter receives. Staff are friendly and kind and she is very much at ease with all staff members and enjoys coming to nursery. I'm slightly concerned that her key worker does not spend much time with her. Despite this, she receives plenty of attention and care from other staff members in addition to contact with her key worker.

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

I find Children 1st really understanding, if I ever had a problem I feel comfortable speaking to them. They have found ways in the past to help me out in various ways. The quality of the staff is very high, the nursery is always clean and my boys are really enjoying the nursery. I really love the app where I can check their development.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The only area in which I could find any improvement to previous years is that there hasn't been a parents evening for a very long time to my knowledge. This was regular with our first child which attended but we've never had one with our current child who has been in nursery for over 2.5 years. It's good to know how they are getting on and areas for development required.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Absolutely love this nursery. My daughter is smiling everytime she arrives. She's very happy there. Staff are brilliant and activities are varied and stimulative and every little detail has been taken into consideration i.e food, security etc. Staff are always friendly and helpful too. Cannot ask for a better nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son was aged 6.5 months at the time he started nursery at Children 1st @ Sheffield. The nursery, despite being a large nursery, has a family feel about it. It is a very welcoming environment for the children and families alike. My son settled into the nursery fantastically which is down to the care and patience of the staff at the nursery. He has benefitted from the interaction with other children on a social level, whilst at the same time, engaged in play to help with his development. He also loves the home cooked food. I would not hesitate to recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Generally, we couldn't be happier with the nursery - The standard of care is fantastic and the vast majority of staff are calm, caring and understanding

Highly recommended and a wonderful environment for your child to learn and grown in.

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

Would highly recommend Children 1st. There is always a variety of activities and events going on with the children. Our 4 year old is extremely settled and has developed significantly both mentally and socially.
The staff are lovely and are good with the children.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

A caring nursery. Staff are very lovely and I feel very confident for my son. He settled really well and has a good time in nursery. They have different activities during the day, and they are very good for child development.
I would highly recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My little girl loves going to nursery. There is such a lovely atmosphere in which she feels safe and able to thrive. All the staff are friendly and are extremely hard working. We love the eyLog and we are so pleased with the progress our little girl is making.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our experience has so far been excellent, our son has been attending Children 1st @ Sheffield since the beginning of the year and he really enjoys it. I can see a difference in his behaviours and skills as he learns new things each day at nursery. We couldn't be more grateful to the team for making it so easy for us feel so comfortable leaving our son in their care and for making each session so enjoyable for him.

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Only positive things to say about the nursery. All staff are very friendly, informative and helpful. Our daughter has recently moved up rooms and they've made it an easy and enjoyable experience for her with no problems at all and she has settled in straight away. She loves going to nursery and always has done which makes its easier for us as parents knowing she is happy and safe. Would certainly recommend the nursery and have done in the past.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My son has been at this nursery for 16 months and loves it. He eats 3 well-balanced meals a day and healthy snacks. The range of activities that he takes part in is fantastic. I love the fact that everyday they have opportunity to go outside to play. He can take part in creative activities, play with toys, or build a tower in free play time or sing songs or read books in group time. There is a such a variety of things for him to do. I never worry about leaving him when I head off to work. Every morning on the way there he talks about his friends that he is going to play with and his key worker which is a great sign. He's been in 3 rooms to date and all have been fantastic and tailored to his age group, meaning his development is focused. The key workers in every room have been fantastic and I would highly recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

We are extremely happy with Children 1st @ Sheffield. Our little boy started in the baby room and has now moved upstairs. Everyone has been brilliant with him. The nursery comes up with lots of fun activities and events such as farm house breakfast week, parties, water fun, singing, messy play. We are confident leaving him in the happy, supportive and educational setting and know that he enjoys his time there and has lots of fun!

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

We initially visited Children 1st based upon a recommendation from a friend. Once we looked round, we knew that it was the perfect nursery for our son. He started when he was 9 months old and we have watched him thrive week upon week. He is a very active baby and requires a lot of stimulation. This has been encouraged by his key worker and lots of different activities are set up for him throughout the day. Whilst he has built up a strong bond with his key worker, all of the staff in the baby room have taken a keen interest in him and therefore have created a very loving secure environment for him. The atmosphere is always extremely calm and the babies never go short of cuddles! My husband and I are so pleased that we chose Children 1st and we continue to watch our happy baby thrive!

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I am so pleased with children 1st @ Sheffield. The staff are fantastic and my daughter loves going. I never have to worry when I'm at work about her as I know she will be having a ball - this really does help as a full time working mum. The staff get to know each child. She learns something new everyday and has really taken to all the staff. The theme days and activities on a day to day basis are well thought out. Thanks for all your hard work!

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

The staff always happy and helpful. All my children have been very well cared for by this nursery and it has given them an excellent foundation to build on at school. I have always felt that my children were safe and I always get news about my daughter's day. She enjoys going and has a lot of affection for the staff. She is progressing and developing well. Any issues are resolved quickly and without fuss. It is a calm and caring environment for the children.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

I can't praise this nursery enough. All the staff are great, everyone makes you feel welcome and they really look after my 2 year old son when he is a bit upset that mama is leaving. He loves going and always says he has had a nice time. He learns new things each day. Great atmosphere, great setting, great staff.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My kid has shown considerable changes after joining this nursery. The care and love given to my baby made it possible for him to leave his comfort zone and make new friends. The transition to this nursery has been a smooth ride for us.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter thrives from the nursery environment with the carers and the children who she calls friends. She loves to attend nursery and it is never a problem for her to leave us. We also feel very happy with the care provided and feel that she is in a safe environment while we are at work. The food provided is of a good standard also and my daughter loves her meals at nursery and is always excited to tell us what she has had.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My daughter started in 2012, left in 2015. Son started in 2014 and still attends. Cannot recommend this nursery enough. Both of my children are happy and confident. Staff are brilliant and cannot do enough. Facilities are amazing and up to date with the latest technology to enable progress and learning to outstanding standards.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My two eldest children attended this nursery from 6 months to starting school so when I was expecting my third child five years later, I didn't hesitate with my decision and was amazed to find that the manager even recognised my voice over the phone. When I went to visit, it was so reassuring to find many of the staff still there so many years later. My youngest started when he was only 4 months old and the care he has received has once again been first class. Both of his key workers so far have shown a real bond with him and I am never worried when I leave him for the day.
The range of activities is extensive and the food is excellent, staff are all friendly and welcoming and the decor and facilities are lovely.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Professional, caring, sensitive to needs of the child. Absolutely lovely care for my child, above and beyond my expectations. Staff really enjoy their role and my child is really happy. I have complete peace of mind.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I am impressed and reassured by the staff, environment and food at this nursery. My 1-year-old daughter is happy and settled. I get plenty of feedback and observations about what she has been up to.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I think the Children's 1st staff have been taking a good care of my daughter since she was 8 months old. She fell into the good eating habits and also learnt how to speak politely. The nursery focuses on the mental development of the children via different activities like colouring, painting, messy play etc which gives the children more to explore and learn.
They have taken a good care of my daughter by making sure she's comfortably dressed and her nappy is changed regularly. At times if she was ill or tired, I would let the nursery staff know and they always made sure to give her the rest or comfort she needed. The nursery always informed me immediately to let me know of any incidents happened / if my daughter was ill so that I can take necessary steps immediately.
I am very happy with the nursery and I would recommend it to my friends.

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

Both of my children attended this nursery from six months. I have a five year age gap between my children and it was a relief to see the same staff when my second child began attending. The baby facility is just like home, the care and provision is first class- every day. The staff are experienced, many are parents themselves and so they understand how to warmly welcome the children each day, how to entertain and nurture.
As a parent, I have learnt so much about each stage of their development- feeling reassured that my children are progressing well. Each day brings a new adventure and it is a pleasure to see updates on their electronic learning diary.
My daughter has several allergies and I was impressed at how well her individual needs were catered for every day. I have always recommended this nursery to friends and family.
The care is outstanding and it so reassuring to know that the children are thriving and enjoying their own day.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Both my husband and I spent a lot of time researching a nursery for our daughter and decided on Children 1st @ Sheffield. We are in total agreement Children 1st @ Sheffield was the right choice as our daughter has progressed emotionally, physically and socially since starting here and we are so proud of the little lady she is becoming.

Our daughter started nursery at an early age due to work commitments and we were concerned that she was too young to attend a nursery however the staff were and have continued to be very supportive not only of our daughter but to ourselves. All the staff are very friendly and attentive to every child and parents and strive to help the children grow mentally and physically.

Words do not really justify how pleased we are with Children 1st @ Sheffield and we will continue to recommend to everyone we know.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I am so happy that we picked this nursery for our baby. The staff are all extremely friendly and my baby is completely infatuated with his key worker! It makes me feel so much less guilty going to work when I know how much he is enjoying himself. I love all the updates we get from the eyLog app - it's wonderful being at work and seeing a video of him having fun. There is also a lot of detail about his day written in his diary, and always a nice chat about how he's been when we go to pick him up. They are extremely good at taking extra care when he has been poorly. The room always looks clean, well cared for, and with so much fun stuff to do. Some of the ideas for different sensory experiences are really clever. I have already recommended this nursery to friends and will continue to do so.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

After a bad experience with another nursery, I moved my daughter to Children 1st. From the first settling visit, it has been amazing and now, 14 months on, my shy daughter who barely talked is a confident girl who is now above average with her speech. Routines are in place and stuck to so she always knows her plan for the day. Funky feet (an in-house extra activity) is the highlight of her week. You are always greeted with a smile and all the staff genuinely love and care for her like she's a family member. I can't recommend enough.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Staff are very friendly and supportive, especially when my daughter is a little tearful and not wanting me to leave, and so gives me great peace of mind knowing she is in very good hands. Since starting at Breedon House, my daughter has come on in leaps and bounds, she has really come out of her shell and is so much more confident. She is learning so much, all thanks to the amazing staff. Cannot praise them enough for all that they do for the children.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has attended Children 1st @ Sheffield for 10 months now and I cannot speak highly enough of it.

The staff are warm, caring and fun and my daughter plays, eats and sleeps happily there 3 days a week.

The nursery is secure with key fob entry and there is always staff in reception to monitor movements around the nursery and to help with any problems.

There is always structure to the day with varied play, including time outside in the amazing playground (which is divided into age groups).

Meals are all cooked on site by the fantastic cooks and the children sit together in groups to eat nicely. It is a wonderful thing to see and my daughter eats really well there!

I am so pleased that I sent my daughter to this nursery and will not think twice about sending my future children there.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My daughter started nursery in December 2014, since then she has become a more sociable and confident child. The staff are continually supportive to both me and my daughter. They are welcoming, patient and encouraging. I would not hesitate to recommend Breedon House to friends and family. There are lots to keep my child busy from painting outside and lots lots more.
A big thank you to everyone for giving me support and peace of mind, knowing my daughter is happy and well looked after and safe.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has been coming here for 4 months now and the change in him has been brilliant. He is happy, confident and outgoing and his teachers do a great job in looking after him and teaching him new things.I wouldn't send him anywhere else!

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son attended this nursery for 4 years, 4 days a week. During this time the nursery and staff have excelled and gone above and beyond to care for my child and support my family; to name just a few scenarios:
Preparing dairy free meals when my son was between 6/18 months.
Supporting home life discipline, reinforcement and discipline. Provided me with with same time out mat. when my son was 42/48 months.
Helping reducing childhood fears by making a dream catcher.
Helping with logistics inside the building following the birth of twin siblings.
Preparation for school and graduation process etc.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Both of our children attend Breedon House and both thoroughly enjoy it. Their own personal confidence has increased dramatically since attending and their academic journey has been well funded and improves week on week.
My son is due to start school full time in September and is well prepared and ready to start.
The grounds at Breedon House are wonderful and the girls get the most from them.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

We love this nursery and can't imagine sending our children anywhere else - all the staff are fantastic, caring, engaging. Both children are thriving at nursery and really enjoy their time there. The facilities are excellent, as is the attention to detail and the variety of activities on offer.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Children 1st are a fantastic nursery. Both of my children have attended this nursery over the past 5 years.
They are welcoming to the parents and succeed in being as helpful as possible with any queries or issues.
Most importantly, they are so attentive to the children, treating them with love, care and respect. I have never had any worries or concerns about leaving my children in their care. I recommend them wholeheartedly.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

A brilliant nursery that has supported both my children and us as parents.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

As a first time mummy going back to work, I was very nervous and hated the thought of leaving my little baby boy at just eight months old but Children 1st were fantastic. They reassured me and were supportive. The staff are always happy to see him and he loves nursery. My son is now nearly two and has an amazing key worker and learns so much there. I would recommend this nursery without a doubt.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Sending your child to nursery is very difficult for any parent, however the staff at Children 1st Sheffield have managed this transition with ease. The staff are always helpful and really know your child. Our little ones development has come on in leaps and bounds since joining. I would recommend the nursery to others.

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Marie Bagley, Nursery Manager at Children 1st @ Sheffield responded to this review on 19 Feb 2016:

Thank you so much for your kind review. You're not alone in worrying about leaving your child for the first time at nursery and equally not alone in quickly realising there was nothing to worry about and that your little one is actually having a great time learning and playing with their friends.

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

Kindest Regards,

Marie Bagley
Nursery Manager

Leaving my only child at nursery for the first time was a very daunting prospect, despite having researched several nurseries and picking Children 1st @ Breedon House as the best, that first day was terrifying. However, the staff were fantastic, they welcomed my daughter with kindness, provided reassurance to me and were not judgemental when I phoned to see how she was. The daily information we get in her diary and updated on the EY log allow us to feel in touch with her despite being at work. She is growing in confidence and her willingness to try new things is amazing and we thank the staff for their encouragement. I can't recommend this nursery enough. Thank you Children 1st for taking such good care of our most precious thing!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My little one has attended children 1st from 9 months. From the time she started until now she has gained so much confidence, self awareness and has gained an understanding of other people's lives and cultures that myself alone couldn't have given her! During each room she has had amazing key workers who have treated her as an individual and have all loved and gained her trust which has made it easy for me to leave her knowing she is well cared for and having lots of fun whilst I'm at work! I've never been so proud as I was when my little shy girl took part in the nativity at Christmas this was a truly remarkable achievement for her and the staff which I am eternally grateful for! Thoroughly recommend this nursery!

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Deborah

Deborah Thorne

Job Title: Manager - Early Years

Joined: 1993

Description:

My Name is Deborah Thorne and I am the Early Years Nursery Manager for Children 1st @ Sheffield.

I have been working with children since the age of 16. I qualified as a Nursery Nurse in 1993 gaining my N.N.E.B Diploma in Nursery Nursing.

I then worked as a nanny for almost 2 years having sole charge of two boys Edward and Thomas who are now 19 and 21.

I started work for Children 1st Day Nurseries in May 1996 when they purchased the nursery that I was currently working in. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to grow with the Nursery right from day one and have gained a vast amount of experience. I have worked my way up from Nursery Nurse opening the baby unit, to Room Leader then to Deputy Manager and finally on to Nursery Manager in 2000. I have worked with all ages of children and enjoy the challenges that working with different aged children bring but I especially love the Early Years age group and this has been my area of specialism for a number of years.

While I have been with Children 1st I have managed the Newark Nursery for 6 months working with the team and the new Nursery Manager to build up occupancy levels. I then managed St Peters and St Paul Nursery for 2 1/2 years which I really enjoyed as this took me out of my comfort zone and I grew in confidence and was able to develop my own skills. I then came back to the Sheffield Nursery (home) in May 2009 were I have resumed my role as Nursery Manager for the Peter Rabbits and Early Years.

Through my role as Nursery Manager I have worked with diverse cultures and families with different needs and expectations, this has given me the tools to enable me to meet their different needs and make a real difference to children's lives, one of my passions is to be able to offer high quality childcare for ALL children regardless of their status.

My role as Nursery Manager also enables me to work with children with Special Education Needs (SEN) and become a linchpin with families and other members of my Nursery Team, giving our children the best start to their nursery education regardless of their abilities or needs.

I have also built a strong team who I work very closely with and feel I am a good role model to all staff members. I am a qualified NVQ Assessor and gained my Level 4 in Childcare and Education, I enjoy this very much and hope to continue to support all the trainee Nursery Nurses that train with us.

I became a Nursery Manager by chance as I had no desire to become one, I was more than happy being a Nursery Nurse and enjoyed the role as key worker to my children but through a passion for my work and the investment of Margaret I was encouraged to move up the ladder. I enjoy the challenges that being a Nursery Manager brings and feel that over the last 15 years that I have worked for Children 1st Day Nurseries I have gained so much and been able to give so much back.

I believe in the ethos of Children 1st Day Nurseries and am fully committed to our mission statement of: ‘Leading the way, shaping the future’ and providing high quality day care and education, my role as a Nursery Manager enables me to ensure that the children who use our setting are receiving the very best and I can ensure the quality is there all of the time this is why I have stayed with Children 1st Day Nurseries and will continue to stay until I am old and grey (if you let me)

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

I always feel proud when I attend outside training events as I know that out provision is up there with the best.

I hope I inspire other Nursery Nurses to be passionate and proud of the work that we do, and encourage new families to make that brave first step of bringing their children to nursery for the first time to start the education of their children.

Marie

Marie Bagley

Job Title: Manager of Jemimas, Bobtails and Peter Rabbits

Joined: 1997

Description:

My Name is Marie Bagley and I am the Nursery Manager for Jemimas, Bobtails and Peter Rabbits at Children 1st @ Sheffield.

Before starting work at Children 1st Day Nurseries I was a sole charge nanny for two little boys who I cared for, for 18 months.

I joined Children 1st Day Nurseries in 1997 as a trainee Nursery Nurse and completed my NVQ Level 3 qualification with the company. My training gave me lots of experience of working with babies and children from six weeks to twelve years by having the opportunity to work in all areas of the Nursery. I worked as a key worker for children for many years and built up relationships with children and their families.

Even though I had qualified as a Nursery Nurse my learning did not stop there, I have been given the opportunity to grow and develop my skills through in house and external training opportunities. I have continued to develop my own skills and was able to move up the ladder first working as a qualified Nursery Nurse, Room Leader and Deputy Nursery Manager before moving on to becoming a Nursery Manager.

I have been a Nursery Manager for eight years and have spent my time at our Sheffield Nursery. It has been a real pleasure seeing children grow and develop into independent, confident individuals as they move onto school.

As a company we celebrate and recognise our own staff’s achievements and the Sheffield Nursery has successfully received Nursery Manager of the Year twice and also as a team at Sheffield we have received Nursery Team and Nursery of the Year. We have also had great Ofsted inspections receiving elements of outstanding.

Children 1st Day Nurseries has an ethos in that children come first and are always striving to improve what we already do well, with a wonderful working environment that is welcoming and settling for children. Children grow and develop in small groups in a fun and safe environment making learning fun and developing children to be confident and independent ready for school.

I now have a daughter, Amelia, who attends the Nursery, as a parent I can’t think of a better place for her to be. Amelia has flourished and settled well in to the Nursery. This has been achieved by the quality of staff and our ethos in Children will always come first.

Like any other parent I only want the best for my daughter and Children 1st Day Nurseries is and always will be the best.