Kids 1st Wansbeck

Wansbeck General Hospital, Woodhorn Lane, Ashington NE63 9JJ

Kids 1st Wansbeck, Ashington, Northumberland
Kids 1st Wansbeck, Ashington, Northumberland
Kids 1st Wansbeck, Ashington, Northumberland

Kids 1st Wansbeck is a purpose-built nursery providing care and education for children aged three months to five-years-old.

Located within the grounds of Wansbeck General Hospital in Ashington, the nursery is built to the highest standards and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Staff are fully qualified and the on-site chef provides healthy, nutritious meals using fresh produce.

Kids 1st nurseries are well-respected throughout the North East community for the standards they have achieved to the benefit of many children and their parents.

Group: Kids 1st Nurseries

Person in charge: Zoe Robinson (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Northumberland County Council

Number of Staff: 35

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

Total Places for Children: 112

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.7 Kids 1st Wansbeck has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.720)

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Kids 1st Wansbeck is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 18 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Kids 1st Wansbeck in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 out of 5 from 18 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 4.916 for Kids 1st Wansbeck is calculated as follows: ( (198 Excellents x 5) + (16 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 215 Ratings = 4.916

  • 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 4.804 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Kids 1st Wansbeck is based on 18 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 22.4 positive Reviews (112 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 18 Reviews ÷ 22.4 Target = 0.804

  • 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
    18
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    18
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Kids 1st Wansbeck

  • Mother of Child
    16
  • Father of Child
    2

My son goes to Kids 1st Wansbeck and he absolutely loves it - he has made some really close friendships with the other children and the staff that look after him are great. He enjoys the various activities that are done throughout the day and loves to tell me all about it when I pick him up. I have no concerns whatsoever and I know that my son is well looked after and cared for when he is at nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My son attends the nursery he had gained confidence since he started there and has been there since he was about 8 weeks old, the staff have shown compassion and empathy for him and have worked with him to get where he is, he has a good rapour with the staff members and all show love towards him, they are all patient and show compassion in their work. I think the parent pod is fab, I can log in at home and see what he has been doing through his day and look at the food diary and see what he has eaten etc. I get good handover to allow me to know what he has been like. The nursery has developed my child with life skills and he has developed through every stage. The manager should be proud of her team and the level of care and compassion that is provided by her staff. I wouldn't send my child anywhere else and would recommend kids first to anyone

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Wansbeck? 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 have attended kids 1st Wansbeck, my son who still goes has attended since he was 7 weeks old, the staff have spent so much quality time with him and has guided him to where he learnt skills, to walk and to talk. I have seen my baby develop into a fun filled little boy who loves to attend nursery. The staff are compassionate about the care they deliver and the activities and life skills they provide, they have effective communication with us and keep good documentation and evidence of what my son has done through his day at nursery. The nursery holds regular parents evenings to keep us up to date with the progress of my child and areas we can develop at home with. The team is well lead and management are fully approachable and assist me with childcare when needed at short notice, I have great confidence in the management and her staff team at kids 1st Wansbeck and wouldn't dream of sending my child anywhere else.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Wansbeck? 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: Don't Know

My child has been in Kids 1st Wansbeck since she was 9 months, she is now 18 months. I have found the staff lovely and reassuring. I like the fact that I am able to ring for an update anytime and speak to a member of staff who has been looking after my little one. I like the thorough review you get at the end of the day.

In addition, I like the parent app which gives you information on development.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Wansbeck? 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 little girl has been going to Kids 1st Wansbeck since she was 11 months old. She's now almost 4. Every class she has gone to from babies to Dolphins, the staff have been wonderful and welcoming. They have a fantastic relationship with our little girl and also us as parents. It's never a problem to call the nursery to see how the little one's day is going.
The resources they have are brilliant and they have a varied set of activities for the children to engage with.
At preschool stage the children learn French taught by an external company who come in - this is by far the most brilliant experience you can give your three year old! I'm over the moon they have the chance to learn a language at this age!
I'm pretty sure I'm going to be in more tears than my little girl when we have to finally say goodbye to this nursery in August. They have been an extension of our family for 10 hours a day, four days a week for the last 3 years!

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Wansbeck? 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 do not have a bad word to say about Kids 1st Wansbeck. My son has been going to this nursery since he was 9 months old and I can not think of anywhere that can provide the same level of personal care as they do at Kids 1st. I was very nervous about going back to work and leaving my son in childcare, but from as early as the first visit to get him used to the nursery he has loved every minute. Was lovely to see how much he progressed through each stage, with a personal run down each day of what he had been up to, including photos and a personal file that you get to look back on from day one.

My son is now in his final class at Nursery and will be leaving in September being more than ready to start school, thanks to Kids 1st Wansbeck. The care here is excellent and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Wansbeck? 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 come on so much during his time at Kids 1st Wansbeck. His vocabulary has improved massively. He now tries a lot more different foods than he used to. The staff are so good with him and he thoroughly enjoys every day he attends nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Wansbeck? 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 son started going to nursery when he was 9 months old. He's now 22 months and loves going to nursery. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, which makes handing over our precious boy so much easier. The standard of care he receives is outstanding. The staff are happy to work with your routines and preferences and try to make parents feel as involved as possible. The variety of activities they undertake really helps the children's development. The daily feedback and regular observations are amazing. I love logging into the parent zone app to see what our boy has been up to. I have a happy boy who loves going to nursery and happy boy equals Happy Mummy.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We have two young children here, one in the top class and one in the "baby unit". The staff help to put your mind at rest and in many cases will go the "extra mile" to help and offer support. There have never been any major problems and I know from speaking to others that Kids 1st Wansbeck are top for learning and keeping young kids happy. The children are well fed and watered with lots of tasty food- most of it healthy with the odd treat too.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I'm very impressed with my little boy's development and how the girls cope and look after him. I always thought if my boy hadn't been to Kids 1st, will he be as clever and well mannered as he is? He might be as clever as he is but his social skills wouldn't be as brilliant. Thanks Kids 1st! You're the best. I would take my boy into your capable hands all over again.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Since day one, we have been made to feel welcome by all of the staff and have always felt at ease leaving our daughter in their care. Our daughter (15 months) really enjoys the daily activities and have notably benefitted from social interaction with the other children.
Our daughter always seems to enjoy the food offered, which appears well balanced. The coffee to go service is partially appreciated by my husband too! I would highly recommend to anyone looking for childcare of good quality.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Wansbeck? 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 nursery is spotless and I have never seen an unhappy child here. All staff are happy and welcoming and my daughter loves coming into nursery and anticipates the fun she will have. She has come on leaps and bounds whilst attending and I feel confident she is in safe caring hands.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Wansbeck? 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 are excellent at catering to the individual needs of the child. They keep the parents really well informed and often offer advice of strategies to use at home. The variety of food on offer is great for encouraging the children to try new things.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Wansbeck? 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 nursery is fantastic establishment. One of the best in the area. They have great facilities and the staff are brilliant.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Wansbeck? 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 happy with the nursery staff, they have made my son very welcome. Always happy at nursery with no concerns which makes it so much easier leaving him. Lovely, clean setting with lots of toys and activities which he enjoys very much. Staff are all very helpful and nothing is ever too much trouble.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Wansbeck? 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 pleased with the way that the EYFS is implemented from an early age. My children have learnt so much since returning to the nursery after the summer holidays. All of the staff are very enthusiastic about the children's abilities and are so positive and approachable. Keep up the good work, my children love coming to nursery and have great relationships with the staff members.

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

I love Kids 1st Wansbeck. It has brought both of my children out of their shell and the staff have all been amazing. I would recommend Kids 1st Wansbeck to absolutely everybody.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

This nursery is excellent. Care, attention to detail, support and enthusiasm, all score very highly! I have had no bad experiences at all. The staff are amazingly supportive and listen to all the needs of the children. I am currently potty training and this was no problem at all. My little one is only attending one day a week now due to personal circumstances and the nursery were very accommodating, but also I feel he is benefitting massively from this experience both educationally and socially.

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