Children 1st @ Rosemary Lane (Formerly Monks Road)

Elm House, Monks Road, Lincoln LN2 5HL

Children 1st @ Rosemary Lane (formerly Monks Road) is a newly refurbished nursery building in a great city centre location in Lincoln.

Children 1st carried out an extensive refurbishment to create a new nursery over two floors.

The baby room for babies and children up to the age of two is on the ground floor at the front of the building, allowing easy access from Monks Road.

Downstairs houses a large area for two to five-year-olds including a free-flow outdoor area and easy garden access.

All ages spend time in the large garden, with lots of resources for play and learning.

The team includes a nursery cook who prepares home cooked meals and caters for special dietary requirements.

Children 1st Day Nurseries has been a family-run childcare provider since 1988. It has 23 nurseries located in the East Midlands.

Group: Children 1st Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Amy Delaney (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Lincolnshire County Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 64

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Overview

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Children 1st @ Rosemary Lane (Formerly Monks Road) is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Children 1st @ Rosemary Lane (Formerly Monks Road) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.6 out of 5 from 8 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.73 for Children 1st @ Rosemary Lane (Formerly Monks Road) is calculated as follows: ( (109 Excellents x 5) + (26 Goods x 4) + (6 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 141 Ratings = 4.73

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 4.625 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Children 1st @ Rosemary Lane (Formerly Monks Road) is based on 8 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 12.8 positive Reviews (64 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 12.8 Target = 0.625

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

9.4 Children 1st @ Rosemary Lane (Formerly Monks Road) has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.355)

Average Ratings

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  • Good
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Children 1st @ Rosemary Lane (Formerly Monks Road)?

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Reviewer Connection to Children 1st @ Rosemary Lane (Formerly Monks Road)

  • Mother of Child
    10
  • Father of Child
    1
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

This is an excellent environment for children to learn, play and grow.

I have had one child go through every room, starting as a baby and now at school with my second child starting that journey now.

The staff & management are hard working, the structure that Children's First put into the day is very good, the environment is secure and the facilities have recently gone from adequate to world class as a result of the recent refurbishment (90% completed at the time of writing, just the garden to finish).

Additionally, they have managed to be flexible enough for us to chop and change nursery/pre-school days as shifts and working patterns change which is essential to us.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Rosemary Lane (Formerly Monks Road)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

I have custody of my grandsons, the youngest has been at Children 1st nursery for nearly two years now, I can honestly say I've never had any problems at all. The staff are all fantastic and the building is going to be amazing once all the work has been completed!

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Rosemary Lane (Formerly Monks Road)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We like this nursery. They have very friendly, kind, professional and helpful staff and my child feels loved and safe there. It's also important for us as a family.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Rosemary Lane (Formerly Monks Road)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My child has loved his time at Children 1st @ Monks Road so far. When he first started going, it was the first time he’d been away from home without a family member so I was extremely nervous (more so than him!) but the staff at Children 1st @ Monks Road made me feel confident that he would have a good time and he looked after well.
He has grown in confidence and plays with other children so nicely now. I am extremely happy with the service we receive and I love the nursery and all of the ladies that work there.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Rosemary Lane (Formerly Monks Road)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My son is really enjoying his time at nursery. He is doing lots of different things. Would like to see his artworks but it has been just 2 days so maybe later they will show them. Staff is really helpful and friendly.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Rosemary Lane (Formerly Monks Road)? Likely

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Average Rating:   3.8 out of 5

Our daughter has been attending Childrens 1st @ Monks Road since January 2017. She was only 6 months old when she started.
The care given by the wonderful staff and management team along with the encouragement to learn and discover, has been second to none.
We are very happy and as parents, we are always at ease when our daughter attends her nursery.
Nothing is too much trouble for the staff, whether it be calling up to check that she is alright to changing hours around and sorting queries, to having chats with the dedicated staff about all kinds of things.
Importantly we know our daughter is cared for.
The refurbishment looks absolutely fantastic. The staff have done a wonderful job coordinating this project ensuring minimum distribution to the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Rosemary Lane (Formerly Monks Road)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I am very pleased having my son in this nursery. He is well cared for and he has taken a shine to his key member as well as the other staff around him. The staff are attentive, kind and energetic.
There is a great communication between the nursery and parents and if ever a problem occurred I know it would be well dealt with.
They are undergoing a revamp and the nursery is going to look incredible once it’s done, which will allow much more space for the children, as well as bigger room for them to improve and develop.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Rosemary Lane (Formerly Monks Road)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Lovely staff, my daughter loves it, looks so much better now they are doing the nursery up. I would recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Rosemary Lane (Formerly Monks Road)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Extremely recommended. Very friendly staff and always supportive in any situation. Whenever I needed extra sessions or school holiday club space they did their best to fulfil our needs.
I'm very thankful.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Rosemary Lane (Formerly Monks Road)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My daughter has been attending this nursery since April 2016. When coming to view this nursery, staff made us feel very welcome. They were happy for my daughter to go and explore the room. They took their time to show us around in detail and would answer any questions that I had. I knew this nursery was for my daughter as she was happy to just go off and play. When going for her induction visits, it was nice to talk to the staff who would be working with my daughter who were again very friendly and interacted with her and encouraged her to take part in the activities.
Every day I go to collect her, I get a hand over of how her day has been. I also like the online eylog as it's nice to see her progress and next steps.
My daughter also enjoys the activities we get in the home task book. My daughter is happy and her confidence has grown lots since attending this nursery and this is down to all the members of staff. I would highly recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Rosemary Lane (Formerly Monks Road)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I found the nursery and the staff very impressive with the learning and development of my child. The setting, the staff are very good with both myself and child being our first experience. My child has settled very well which is a relief for me. They provide a daily update on what my child has done. Also, an e-log so that I can check his progress whilst at work.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

What a fantastic nursery! My daughter has been attending for nearly a year now. The staff are so welcoming and the environment is always set up to appeal to the children! Parents are kept up to date regularly about child's progress and the great online assessment system allows wow moments to be shared from the nursery as well as at home. The confidence and progress my daughter has made since attending are very clear to see and it makes me proud to share with others which nursery she attends. I couldn't recommend this nursery enough!!

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Rosemary Lane (Formerly Monks Road)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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Amy

Amy Delaney

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2001

Description:

Hello everybody. My name is Amy Delaney and I am the manager of Children 1st @ Monks Road. I am also a mum to 2 young children and live in Skegness.

I qualified as a Nursery Nurse (NNEB) in 1999 and have over 15 experience in the childcare sector. I have held many positions in nurseries, most recently as a nursery manager for the past 5 years, a role which I have absolutely loved.

My skills and expertise are wide ranging across the 0-8 years age range and I have lots of experience working with families in the Lincolnshire area. The day to day challenges of nursery life as well as having my own family has given me a good knowledge and understanding of what busy working families need.

I take pride in working with all the families at the nursery and I look forward to getting to know families new to the nursery. I always do my best to make myself available to meet families so when you see me in the nursery please feel free to say hello

I am proud as a Nursery Manager to be able to share 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.