Children 1st @ Sheffield

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

Children 1st @ Sheffield, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Children 1st @ Sheffield, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Children 1st @ Sheffield, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.8 Children 1st @ Sheffield has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.833)

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 53 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 45 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 4.833 for Children 1st @ Sheffield is calculated as follows: ( (533 Excellents x 5) + (96 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 634 Ratings = 4.833

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. 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.

    The 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Children 1st @ Sheffield is based on 45 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). 45 Reviews ÷ 24 Target Reached = 1

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


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    49
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    51
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Children 1st @ Sheffield

  • Mother of Child
    49
  • Father of Child
    4

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

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.

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

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I am very 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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Happy with the care given in Childrens 1st @ Sheffield nursery for my daughter. Lots of toys and activities to engage children. Attentive and caring staff and communication is good. I only wish there was a ramp for access.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Don't Know

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I am 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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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.

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

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

Value for Money: Satisfactory

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son absolutely loves his time at Children 1st @ Sheffield. He goes four days a week and when I pick him up he is always happy, clean and excited. The staff are all helpful, friendly and genuinely care for all the children that they look after. The staff seem to know every single child by name even if they are in different classes. The facilities are fantastic and the managers are all incredible.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son 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.

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

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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.

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

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

All staff are very friendly and helpful and I feel the place is safe and fun. My child has really developed since starting at nursery and it doesn't have that smelly nursery smell like toilets. Great outdoor and indoor space.

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

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has been 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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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!

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

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!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

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!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Extremely welcoming and friendly nursery and the staff are great. My daughter loves going and so did my son when he was there. It might not be the cheapest nursery around but it is definitely worth paying a little extra for. Love it.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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.

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

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Have been very pleased with this nursery from day one. Our daughter is really flourishing there and she has made some great friends. The staff all know her name and say hello which gives us confidence she is well looked after.

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

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter started 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.

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

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

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I am 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.

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

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both 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.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I am 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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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.

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

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has 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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has been 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!

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

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both of 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.

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

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

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

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

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

As a 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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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.

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

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

My daughter has developed so fast and she love going to the nursery every day. She started since she was 6 weeks old. The facilities are amazing with plenty to keep his young mind busy throughout the day. The staff are very friendly and they look after her in detail. I'm also happy putting her at Children 1st @ Sheffield. I feel it is safe place and secure to protect her while I'm a way. Thanks to all the staff in Children 1st @ Sheffield for their caring and behaviour with my child and me as well. I really appreciate that my baby is in secure and good place such as Children 1st @ Sheffield.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

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!

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

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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Awards / Recognitions

March 2017

July 2013

Ofsted Good in All Areas

Recipient: Children 1st @ Sheffield

Date: Thursday 25 Jul 2013

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Staff Profiles

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.