Kids 1st Darlington

Alderman Leach Drive, Darlington DL2 2GF

Kids 1st Darlington, Darlington, Durham
Kids 1st Darlington, Darlington, Durham
Kids 1st Darlington, Darlington, Durham

Kids 1st Darlington is a modern and flexible nursery that looks to treat every child as an individual throughout their early years, while supporting parents in a friendly and welcoming manner.

Staff are well-qualified and respect the need for professionalism in all areas of childcare, with parents' confidence and peace of mind a core element of the service.

Group: Kids 1st Nurseries

Person in charge: Gerry Chapman (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Darlington Borough Council

Number of Staff: 40

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

Total Places for Children: 108

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

10 Kids 1st Darlington has a Review Score of 10 (9.957)

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

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 33 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Kids 1st Darlington in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 30 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 4.957 for Kids 1st Darlington is calculated as follows: ( (379 Excellents x 5) + (17 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 396 Ratings = 4.957

  • 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 Kids 1st Darlington is based on 30 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 21.6 positive Reviews (108 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 30 Reviews ÷ 21.6 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
    33
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Kids 1st Darlington?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    33
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
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  • Extremely UNLIKELY
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Reviewer Connection to Kids 1st Darlington

  • Mother of Child
    28
  • Father of Child
    5

An outstanding nursery where all staff bend over backwards or accommodate the needs of two doctor parents. I trust them to look after my child day in day out, and they have never disappointed us. Our son is happy and full of enthusiasm. I cannot recommend this nursery highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Darlington? 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 at Kids 1st since he was a baby. We love the nursery and would never go anywhere else. The manager and her staff are awesome. They make you feel welcome as soon as you enter the building. The rooms and facilities are of a high standard and can clearly see why they are 'outstanding' Ofsted rated.
The meals are of a high standard also and there is plenty of choice and variation. Also I love the coffee to go on a morning with a biscuit or cake slice! My son is two and his development has progressed greatly. He can recite nursery rhymes and stories, count up to 20 and has great imaginative play. Fantastic job Kids 1st Darlington. Thank you!

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Darlington? 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

Excellent Nursery with excellent staff. Both of my children have and love coming to Kids 1st and have come on so much since they have started! They went in with a smile and came/come home with a smile.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Darlington? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both of my son's go to Kids 1st Darlington. They are friendly and very professional.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Darlington? 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: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I am 100% satisfied with the care my son and daughter receive at Kids 1st Darlington. Staff are nurturing, loving and show a genuine interest in the children. Communication is excellent. The management team are friendly and approachable and always accommodate our evolving needs. I would not hesitate to highly recommend this nursery to family and friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Darlington? 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

Kids 1st nursery at Darlington has an incredible set of staff who go above and beyond. The staff are friendly, polite and provide excellent activities on a daily basis. Nothing is ever a trouble even on a busy day. The food provided is high quality and a varied menu. The cleanliness is to a high standard and welcoming environment for parents and children. We are glad we found this nursery my two-year-old son thrives here.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Darlington? 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 absolutely delighted with the care and service Kids 1st Darlington provides to my daughter. The staff are wonderful and extremely friendly and professional. They give the nursery a true family feel. My daughter's development has been fantastic and all the children have wonderful manners. What I also think is wonderful is the beautiful food they provide, my daughters eating habits and diet has improved incredibly ad is now very adventurous in trying new foods. Well done Kids 1st Darlington, keep up the good work.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Darlington? 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

A brilliant company oriented to working parents with lovely caring staff. Slightly more expensive that others you get what you pay for. I would definitely recommend to other parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Darlington? 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

Kids 1st Darlington are fantastic, they have really helped my son's development. He loves attending and the staff are so welcoming. I would recommend kids 1st highly. Any issues I have ever had management have been quick to respond and they have made sure the problems do not happen again.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Darlington? 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 recommend Kids 1st Darlington to everyone who I talk to about nurseries. From the first visit to 5 months here, the standards have never slipped. The staff are excellent, approachable, caring and it is clear they enjoy what they do.
The toys in rooms and activities vary on a daily basis keeping my child engaged and excited to go.
The nursery is well maintained, clean and very modern.
So glad we found this nursery for our child.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Darlington? 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 children attended/attend Kids 1st and I would highly recommend.
Staff personalise the children's experiences and go above and beyond for their care.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Darlington? 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

Kids 1st Darlington are exceptional in all aspects of childcare. The purpose built building is perfect for easy transitions between rooms and offers the children the space needed to play freely. All staff are outstanding from the cook to the house-keeper. All hands on staff have superb knowledge and are a credit to Kids 1st Darlington.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Darlington? 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 been with Kids 1st Darlington since Oct 15th and I've never had one complaint. My daughter was extremely shy and the staff really looked after her and put me at ease leaving her when she first started. The excellent care has continued and they made moving into her next class very easy. My daughter loves nursery and Kids 1st Darlington has helped her confidence. She is also an extremely fussy eater and staff have encouraged her and she tries everything and eats food she doesn't at home. I can't thank Kids 1st Darlington enough for genuinely caring and looking after my daughter. She has learned so much during her time there.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Darlington? 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

Love the staff, kids really enjoy themselves. Both my children attended.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Darlington? 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 always in recent weeks our son has enjoyed nursery. Nursery has provided an excellent parents evening on Oct. They have arranged festive events, nativity play and go and see Santa trip. The development has also been excellent with real progress in starting to write and having a bigger part in the play being supported to develop and have fun. The nursery has provided excellent support for both our children and is a great experience for them.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Darlington? 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 cannot recommend Kids 1st Darlington enough. My son thoroughly enjoys coming into nursery, not only to play with his friends but also to see his teachers. He thoroughly enjoys the activities and outings that Kids 1st provide and they have been helpful through accommodating start times with work and also financially with both children. My daughter has grown to love her staff and has formed a lovely bond with her keyworker who has helped her adjust to not having mummy around.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Darlington? 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

Kids 1st is amazing.
I never wanted to leave my son at a nursery however I leave him here 3 times a week with 100% trust! Staff are just fab.
I always say they're like my son's second mums.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Darlington? 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

Kids 1st Darlington staff are like no other. Each day we are welcomed with a warm welcome. Nothing is too small, the nursery ensures my daughter's needs are met and ensure she enjoys her time here. I feel confident with my daughter in the care of the staff. Almost 4 years on and my daughter continues to thrive.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Darlington? 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 currently have 2 children in this nursery and feel so comfortable leaving them. I feel they have progressed greatly with their learning and confidence.
The manager always accommodates extra sessions when needed.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Darlington? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has been attending Kids 1st Darlington for two years and he loves it there. The staff are very caring and supportive. I love it that everyone is friendly and staff always speak to me and my son. It's very welcoming to know that everyone knows him by name - a very personal service. My 8-month-old has just started there and I've felt completely at ease with him starting as I am confident the staff will care for him in the best way possible.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Darlington? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Excellent Nursery. Very highly recommended. My son always enjoys his time at nursery. The team are lovely and friendly and have educated and given my son an excellent start in life. I can't praise them enough for the life skills my son has received.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Darlington? 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 this nursery since age 9 months and is now almost 4 years old. It is an excellent nursery and I have recommended to people and would recommend to anyone.
All the staff and management have been so supportive when we have needed it not just to my daughter but to us as parents after an especially difficult time earlier this year. I really didn't expect the amazing support we received they went far beyond what we would have expected and were amazing.
The facilities are also outstanding but what makes this nursery are the fantastic hardworking staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Darlington? 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

Kids 1st Darlington is an outstanding nursery that truly deserves it's outstanding Ofsted status. My daughter has been going to this nursery since she was a baby and is now 4 years old and I have never had any concerns for her safety or well-being. The manager, nursery teachers, domestics, and cooks are all so friendly and helpful. The menus are varied, healthy and good quality. Fingerprint secure entrance is a great feature. Sad she is leaving to start school.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Darlington? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

When finding a placement which covers all needs to a child's learning, the environment and able to cater for the child's allergies I came across many establishments that do not meet my criteria. I have only found Kids 1st Darlington to meet everything and exceed my expectations. My daughter is well cared for, her allergies catered for, her learning and speech massively improved. Nothing is a problem. I cannot praise the staff enough for support/care of my daughter who is in very safe hands. Highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Darlington? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Very proud to send my daughter to this Outstanding Nursery and would highly recommend to anyone. The education element is fantastic with the staff all showing such a passion for education rather than just 'childcare'. Kids 1st is an outstanding first step on the lifelong learning journey of a person, even from such a young age, and it is all done a such a fun way that the children wouldn't even notice.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Darlington? 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 overall experience at Kids 1st Darlington has been a positive one. The staff have been welcoming and particularly good at setting my daughter into the room at dropping off times. My daughter's room is always extremely clean and there is lots for her to play with. The staff seem to go above and beyond regarding information about children's learning and how this can be continued at home. Staff seem very good at planning activities around children's interests and situations (e.g the weather) I don't have any concerns in dropping my daughter off as I know she will be looked after well which is very reassuring.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Darlington? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

From the moment of stepping into the building, the staff make you feel welcome, professional and secure feeling throughout. Staff very attentive, fantastic choice of meals for the kids. My son always eats most or all of it every day! Fresh tasty food. My son comes away from nursery feeling very happy and with something new each day. The learning activities seem to be very effective and encouraging. The staff are more than happy and willing to work with the parent for the child's development.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Darlington? 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

I think my daughter prefers to be at nursery than with me she loves it that much! She has been attending for 4 months now and recently turned one year old. The change in her during that time is amazing and I firmly believe she would not have come on this much had she just been at home with me. The staff are brilliant with her. She eats so much better there than at home so obviously prefers their cooking to mine! She has made lots of little friends that she enjoys playing with. We're extremely happy with our choice of nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Darlington? 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

Kids 1st is a wonderful nursery. Our little boy has thrived since starting there. He is very happy and well cared for. The staff are kind, caring and fair. The staff are interested in the individual child, their needs and interests. The nursery is a credit to the manager. She knows every childs name and spends time in the classrooms with the children. She also knows the parents names and has time for everyone. We are extremely happy parents!

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Darlington? 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: Good

Kids 1st Darlington is a brilliant nursery and glad we picked it for our little one. All the staff are great and make a real effort with the kids and parents. Facilities are second to none and the menu is fantastic and tastes fantastic.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Darlington? 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 son joined Kids 1st Darlington in September and he seems to be loving every second. He goes in happy and comes home happy...what more could a parent want! The staff are very warming and welcoming which put our minds at ease in our busy jobs. Our son loves his key worker and has a special bond after such a short space of time which speaks volumes. The communication is great and it is clear all staff care about and love their jobs. We couldn't be happier with Kids 1st Darlington they're great!

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Darlington? 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

Kids 1st Darlington is amazing! Whenever asked, I'm always proud to say my children attend Kids 1st as it truly is outstanding. From the management, staff, food, facilities and even the 'coffee to go' service. No stone is left unturned to ensure that all children not only receive the best education, but in my opinion, the most outstanding care around. Kids 1st is the next best care to home and we couldn't be happier.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Darlington? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our experience so far at Kid's 1st, Darlington has been wonderful. The staff have been incredibly supportive and welcoming. They have prioritised getting to know us as a family as well as individually. I feel so secure leaving my son in their care, he seems happy to be there, safe, nurtured and well fed! Nothing is ever too much trouble and they create a fantastic, fun environment for the children. The staff communicate really well with both parents and children. The learning goals are clear but do not dominate which I am very happy with. I am so pleased with our choice of nursery and am excited to continue my son's journey there.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Darlington? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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