Kids 1st Bowesfield

Cygnet Drive, Bowesfield, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 3DZ

Kids 1st Bowesfield, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland & Teesside
Kids 1st Bowesfield, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland & Teesside
Kids 1st Bowesfield, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland & Teesside

Kids 1st Bowesfield is the tenth Kids 1st nursery to open in the North East and is situated just off Bowesfield Lane, a short distance from the A66 and links to the A19.

The purpose-built nursery has been designed to provide a wonderful child-friendly environment. The nursery is split into rooms depending on age group and stage of development. Each room will have direct access to large, well-equipped and challenging gardens which have been designed to suit the age groups that use them.

Children at Kids 1st Bowesfield will get the chance participate in music and movement lessons, French and will be taken out on visits throughout the year.

Parent partnerships are encouraged at Kids 1st through parents’ social evenings and play days; at these events you will meet with your child’s key person who will talk to you about your child’s development.

A complimentary ‘coffee to go’ breakfast service is available for all Kids 1st parents every morning.

Group: Kids 1st Nurseries

Person in charge: Jodie Platt (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Number of Staff: 30

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

Total Places for Children: 106

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.8 Kids 1st Bowesfield has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.828)

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

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 48 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Kids 1st Bowesfield 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 4.979 for Kids 1st Bowesfield is calculated as follows: ( (564 Excellents x 5) + (12 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 576 Ratings = 4.979

  • 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 4.849 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Kids 1st Bowesfield 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 21.2 positive Reviews (106 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 18 Reviews ÷ 21.2 Target = 0.849

  • 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
    48
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    48
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Kids 1st Bowesfield

  • Mother of Child
    37
  • Father of Child
    8
  • Grandmother of Child
    2
  • Stepfather of Child
    1

Our little boy has been attending this nursery for nearly a year now. I am so impressed. He has settled so well and is confident and so sociable. He has come on leaps and bounds with his talking and eating and loves showing us the songs he has learnt. I can't recommend them highly enough.

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

An outstanding nursery & staff. Since my daughter started nursery (from Kids 1st) opening she as developed in so many ways, she is more confident and balanced and looks forward to her days at nursery. The nursery itself is a fun and friendly environment where she receives warm and loving car from the excellent staff. Kids 1st is the only nursery I would ever consider.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Bowesfield? 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 eldest son has moved to the Dolphin room and already he is attempting to write his name and he has become so much more independent at home. I am sending my second child to Kids 1st from the age of 6 months which is hard for me but I trust the staff and know he will progress in leaps and bounds.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Bowesfield? 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 could not be happier with this nursery. My child goes there full time and I feel 100% confident leaving him there. The staff, the food and the activities are at a very high standard. My son enjoys going there every day and he has progressed so well since being there. I get a daily update everyday when I pick him up, they have supported me with his potty training. There is nothing I can say that needs improvement. I am very thankful to Kids 1st Bowesfield.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Bowesfield? 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 grandson always comes home happy with stories to tell. He has become very familiar with the Gruffalo's child and room on the broom. He loves to read books with me at home.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Bowesfield? 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 have noticed a big change in our child since moving up to the older room. He has much better knowledge of family members and who people are. He has learnt his numbers so much better as he used to mix them up

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Bowesfield? 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 rate Kids 1st highly enough. The key worker in Starfish 2 has been wonderful with our baby boy. He has settled in beautifully and loves his time there. All of the girls are friendly and welcoming and have been very supportive. He does so many different activities. He comes home tired and happy. Excellent nursery and staff.

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

Fantastic nursery. Our little girl has been made to feel very welcome and has thrived in the friendly, organised and loving environment. All of the staff who have cared for our daughter are exceptional and we would thoroughly recommend Kids 1st Bowesfield to any parents.

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

Bowesfield Kids 1st excel in providing top quality childcare. Support within the nursery setting for the children is exceptional and as a parent of a child with allergies, I was very reassured that my child's specific needs were addressed and that their safety was of paramount importance to staff members. The support and advice for parents is second to none and I feel that the staff genuinely care for my child, which is very reassuring as a mother returning to work. I would whole heartedly recommend Bowesfield kids 1st to anyone looking for a nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Bowesfield? 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 eldest son went to another Kids 1st nursery and when we moved I was thrilled to discover Kid's 1st Bowesfield was just down the road from our new house. Both my boys loved this nursery. I would recommend it to everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Bowesfield? 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 at Kids 1st Bowesfield now for nearly two years. When we first walked in the building, we both went 'wow' - what a warm, bright & welcoming building. I was also impressed that the building didn't smell (we'd had this issue with a number of nurseries we'd visited). We were met by smiles and friendliness. I had no issues whatsoever with these lovely, caring people looking after my daughter. She has gone through all the rooms and is now in her final room, before starting school in September. She has flourished and thoroughly enjoys her days at nursery. I could not be happier with her progress and how she has developed. The staff are excellent and so caring. The food is amazing and she quite often asks for seconds!! The outside play areas are wonderful & age appropriate. I'll be sad when it's time for her to leave. I only wish Kids 1st Bowesfield had been around when my 7-year-old went to nursery

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Bowesfield? 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 at Bowesfield is an amazing nursery, My son is often upset when I leave him on a morning and his key worker always goes over and above to comfort him and ensure he soon feels safe and comfortable. The nursery is always immaculate. I am always made to feel extremely welcome and everyone in the nursery knows my son by name which I think is really nice and helps me to be assured that he is cared for whilst I am at work. My son is always happy when I pick him up on an evening and often does not want to leave his friends, He has attended this nursery since he was 5 months old, having a structured day with a good routine has been really good for him too, He has learnt so much, I cannot recommend this nursery enough, there are no other daycare providers in my area that can compare.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Bowesfield? 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 provides outstanding care for my little one and I am very happy with my daughter's progress in development since starting here :)
The girls are amazing and it's such a happy friendly environment x

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

Jodie Hall, Manager at Kids 1st Bowesfield responded to this review on 16 Feb 2017:

Thank you, Nicki.

I picked Kid's 1st Bowesfield for my little girl for the simple reason of the very welcoming feeling when entering the nursery as well of it being a beautiful building with very friendly staff. since my daughter started here she has progressed in so many ways and that is down to the care and encouragement the girls provide. I trust these girl's and couldn't thank them enough for the care they provide for my daughter. xxx

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

Jodie Hall, Manager at Kids 1st Bowesfield responded to this review on 16 Feb 2017:

Thank you :-)

My husband and I absolutely love Kids 1st Bowesfield nursery and more importantly, our little girl absolutely loves it too! We went through an extremely upsetting time trying to find a nursery we were happy with, we had to endure a setting that was shut down suddenly due to financial issues, then a nursery where our little girl cried most of the time which was extremely distressing for us. Fortunately, we were able to get a place at Bowesfield where our little girl settled straight away. The staff are so lovely, the atmosphere is calm and happy unlike our previous chaotic experiences and our little girl is flourishing. The rooms and outdoor areas are fantastic and so is the food. I really feel my daughter is well cared for by the girls looking after the children and by the management team. I have already signed my next baby up who isn't due until April! So thankful to have found this nursery:)

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

Jodie Hall, Manager at Kids 1st Bowesfield responded to this review on 16 Feb 2017:

Thank you so much :-)

I am was pleased when Kids 1st Bowesfield opened up for my Daughter starting nursery, the nursery is friendly and inviting and all of the rooms are very spacious with many activities for the children to partake in. My son now attends Kids 1st and loves it, he has a good relationship with the staff and is happy to go into nursery each day, which makes it so much easier for me to leave him, knowing that he is in safe hands and is enjoying himself.
I would highly recommend Kids 1st Bowesfield and thank them for doing a great job of looking after my children.

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

Jodie Hall, Manager at Kids 1st Bowesfield responded to this review on 16 Feb 2017:

Thank you Very much Danielle :-)

I can only thank you... I absolutely love this place for my 16m old, who has been going for four months now.
After looking at three recommended nurseries in the area, I wanted somewhere that would encourage and nourish her rather than babysit her, and that's what you get coming here - you're always greeted with a smile!
I love the extra touches like tea (and bics) on the go, and occasion presents like Christmas calendars and birthday cards.
I also adore the daily book of what she's done today, including food and drinks and nappy changes.
My daughter doesn't change behaviour even after she's been here for the day and I can only put it down to the staff continuously supporting me and assisting in everyday matters, as well as development plans.
We plan to stay here until we go to school!

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

Jodie Hall, Manager at Kids 1st Bowesfield responded to this review on 16 Feb 2017:

Thank you so much Rebecca :-)

We have been using Kids 1st Bowesfield, and other nurseries for quite some time - around 4 years now. Kids 1st Bowesfield is a recently built nursery - and many of the things that used to concern about other nurseries were taken into account in the new design. It's spacious, the office is located before you get through to the rooms (for peace of mind), the food is nutritious, varied and most of all liked by our fussy toddler. The staff are great, almost personal friends now - which makes the place inviting and welcoming like no other. I can't recommend Kids 1st Bowesfield enough - it's been fantastic for child 1 and now continues to help child 2. Child 1 is now in his first year at school and is proving to be well developed and capable. A lot of that is thanks to Kids 1st.

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

Jodie Hall, Manager at Kids 1st Bowesfield responded to this review on 16 Feb 2017:

Thank you Richard :-)

My son started kids 1st in January 2015 after a bad experience with another nursery. I was very nervous and all of the staff made it their priority to make sure both myself and my son felt comfortable. My son left the nursery in September 2016 and it was a sad day, he had made such wonderful connections and relationships with the staff in all areas of the nursery. I felt that the girls really cared for my son and I would recommend the nursery to anyone and everyone that is looking for a great nursery that do all they can to cater to your children and your own needs and a fun, vibrant environment as well as being safe and secure. Best nursery around by far.

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

After looking at other nurseries in the area I picked Kids 1st Bowesfield to send my son and I couldn't have picked a better nursery. He struggled to settle at first and I felt that some of the staff went out of their way to help us. My son loved the nursery and it was nice to know that he wanted to be there and enjoyed his time whilst he was there.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

I couldn't recommend Kids 1st Bowesfield enough. Every member of staff, housekeeping and chefs included are extremely polite, friendly and enthusiastic about their job. The nursery is spotlessly clean and the children's meals are fabulous. My daughter loves coming here and I feel so relaxed leaving her as I know she is so well looked after. Her nursery nurses are genuinely pleased to see her which makes me really happy, special recognition to the girls in Seahorses 2 you are all fab at what you do.
A* nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Bowesfield? 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 staff have been great with my daughter, she had never been to a nursery or with a childminder before and she was 2 and a half years when she starting attending Kids 1st. They really supported her (and me!) while she settled in and made a positive relationship with her, my daughter leaves nursery with a smile on her face having had a great time every time she attends!

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Bowesfield? 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 impressed by the staff and facilities at Kids 1st Bowesfield. My granddaughter has been immensely happy and would highly recommend the nursery. Looking forward to having my new grandson join in 2017.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Bowesfield? 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 Bowesfield highly enough! After looking around for a child care provider for my son, we were more than happy with our choice and have not for one moment felt any regret over the past 15 months. Upon visiting the nursery for the first time we were "wowed" by the modern decoration and equipment and how immaculately clean it was but what really helped make our decision was meeting the amazing staff! I have not encountered one member of staff that wasn't pleasant, professional and caring. I am always confident that I have left my son in safe hands for the day. The staff show an interest in my child, his likes and dislikes and how he is feeling, they have really got a knack for getting to know each child and building a good relationship with them. I'm sure other parents will agree that it is hard to leave your child and return to work but the staff at Kids 1st have made it that bit easier for us. My son's development is mainly due to the hard work of the staff. Many thanks.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Bowesfield? 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 moved my first son from Kids 1st Darlington to Kids 1st Bowesfield for locality reasons. My second son now also attends and both are very happy here. Fantastic staff! Wouldn't ever consider another nursery if I have a third child!

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

This nursery is very welcoming and friendly. The staff are lovely and I feel very confident leaving my 2 year old daughter in their care. She has learnt so much since joining Kids 1st she gets on well with other children and the food is second to none- so much variety. The cook even offers tasters!! Can't recommend this nursery enough.

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

From the moment we walked through the door we just knew, this was the place for him and us. I actually broke down in tears because I knew that everything was going to be okay and I didn't have to worry about leaving him. That's what the girls at Kids 1st do, they take a massive amount of worry away.
I remember when a lovely girl came in to see us in the parents room (where they have free takeaway tea and coffee) really pleased and said "I'm your sons key worker, he loves me and keeps wanting me to pick him us, he's chosen me", we quickly learned why.
What an angel she is, she is part of our family now. She takes so much care with my son (as do the other girls in Starfish 2), he's developed beyond belief. He loves playing outside in the garden which is just for his room. The toys and activities are age appropriate of course and the meals are all homemade on site. My son was cows milk intolerant when he started there so they adapted all of his meals for him. We love Kids 1st!

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Bowesfield? 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 staff at Kids 1st Bowesfield have been amazing! They made the whole (scary) process easy and I have complete trust of their care. The activities and food offered are exceptional. My son's confidence is fantastic. My husband and I are so grateful of the amazing work of my son's carers. We totally recommend Kids 1st Bowesfield to anyone who asks!

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Bowesfield? 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 absolutely loves the nursery - the staff at Bowesfield are brilliant and engaging. She loves her key member of staff who treats her as though she is her own. The resources they have are fantastic and gives her a well rounded experience, improving her development at each stage. We will be sending our second daughter there too next year. Cant recommend them highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Bowesfield? 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 joined Kids 1st in January 2016. His transition has been fantastic, couldn't have asked for better. Made me feel at ease, supported and understood. Helped adapt his strict routine to nursery life. The staff formed strong bonds with my son quickly and he loves going. Excellent all round for me, wouldn't go anywhere else.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Bowesfield? 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 of the staff are very friendly taking their time to talk to the parents and explaining what their child has done during the day. From management, nursery nurses, cleaners and cooks they all make all of the parents at ease and do generally care about the welfare and
well-being of each and every child. The nursery nurses actively teach and chart the progress of each child and take the time to discuss any special needs that the parents need to work on to help in their development.

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

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son thoroughly enjoys attending Kids 1st. He has a good relationship with the girls in his room who care for him. I often arrive early to collect him and he is always chattering away, full of beans and smiling. The manager is excellent.

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

After my daughter had attended a handful of day nurseries and childminders, I'd given up hope that she would settle anywhere! She settled within days with the help of the amazing staff and has come on with her learning and development fantastically. The staff always make you feel welcome and show how much they care about each individual child. Not in a trained way but as if they genuinely do care. I have never encountered an issue but know they would strive to solve it. Overall it is an outstanding nursery, even so much so my daughter will be staying for the pre-school.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Bowesfield? 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 started nursery at 13 months old and has been attending Kids 1st for over a year now recently moving into her third room. Although the latest move hasn't been as smooth, the girls have given my daughter a lot of encouragement, care and support and I know she will settle soon enough. From the first week she attended, I noticed her development thrive, she was feeding herself and we hadn't even started that at home! My daughter loves the story and song times just as much as playing outdoors in the gardens. All the staff are friendly and the manager is very welcoming and does genuinely care about each child and the parents. I have no hesitation in my son starting at the nursery in a few months time.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Bowesfield? 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 is in Puffin class at Kids 1st Bowesfield. She was made to feel at home as soon as she joined and the staff provide an outstanding level of care. The facilities and attention to detail are excellent and every aspect of her development is supported. I would have no hesitation in recommending this nursery to other parents. Although not inexpensive I feel they provide fantastic value for money.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Bowesfield? 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 can't tell you how wonderful this nursery is. My son is in starfish one and the ladies that work there care for him like he is a member of their family. In particular two ladies are so lovely to my son. Kids 1st is not a particularly cheap nursery but in my opinion is worth every penny. I would (and often do) recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Bowesfield? 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 itself is light, airy and welcoming. All staff have been fantastic, they are caring, professional and knowledgeable. My child loves nursery and I am very pleased with the care and attention she receives there.

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

The staff are wonderful with my daughter, she's so happy playing and learning inside and outside in the lovely garden. She loves socialising with the other children in the Kids 1st nursery. It's a safe and happy environment which makes it easier for me to go to work knowing she's having fun. When I come to pick her up the staff run through what she's been doing throughout the day. I would recommend Kids 1st to everyone!

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

It's like buying a house. All about the feeling & difficult to put into words. Streets ahead of others we looked at. On pregnant & 2nd viewing of the baby room I burst into tears. This overwhelming feeling of attention, care and love for the babies in their care. Leaving a 4 month old in full time care is hard, but the staff, without exception, make you feel at ease. Caring for the Mammy & Daddy as much as the child.

So creative with toys & games. Lots of outside play. Light, bright & airy building. The children know the staff from older rooms, cleaner, cook, everyone says hello. The way the children run to staff and fling their arms round them shows how safe and settled they feel. The food is healthy and imaginative, it puts us to shame. Regular updates & gorgeous photos in their development files. The work put into the development of our child is astounding.

I absolutely cannot speak too highly of the staff and the pristine building of Kids 1st Bowesfield. Our Nursery Family.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Bowesfield? 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 without doubt an 'Outstanding' nursery. My little boy started when he was 13 months old and to begin with he didn't settle well due to the fact he had only been cared for by myself and his Dad. The staff at Kids 1st did everything they could to make this transition as stress free as possible for both my little boy and myself. Due to the fantastic care and lots of cuddles, he settled well and now almost a year on he absolutely loves it! One of his first words was his key worker's name which certainly gave me the confidence that my little boy was in good hands. The girls in both the rooms my son has been in really know him well and always seem pleased to see him. He loves the fantastic resources that are offer and the purpose built building has a fantastic outside area which he enjoys in all weathers. The safeguarding at Kids 1st is fantastic and I know that every time I leave my son he is safe and cared for by the best.

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

Brilliant staff and facilities in the Baby Room. My daughter has really enjoyed her time at this nursery and looks forward to going in. Really flexible and happy to adapt to children's routines. Would highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Bowesfield? 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 provides really great care for the children and makes them feel special. Brilliant feedback each day to ensure you're kept up to date with your child's activities. Would, and have, recommended to family and friends. My daughter is currently in the Baby Room.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Bowesfield? 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 can not speak highly enough of this fabulous nursery!

The building and grounds are always immaculate, the atmosphere as soon as you walk in is warm and friendly, beautiful displays of the children's having fun and different projects going on.

Each room has its own dedicated outdoor area which is just perfect for safe outdoor fun. The variety of activities the children do is very impressive. The 5 week menu 's that are available for parents to take away sound super varied, nutritious and delicious.

The things that really makes this establishment tick is the wonderful staff, the relationships you can see they have with the little ones, my daughter absolutely adores the girls in her room that care for her. Knowing whilst I am at work my child is in such good hands is the best feeling a mum can have!

Thanks Kids 1st!

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Bowesfield? 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 at Kids 1st Bowesfield for around 18 months, she loves her days at nursery. She receives excellent care from all the staff, they always keep us well informed on her progress and what she has been up to daily. We will thoroughly miss everyone when she starts school in September.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Bowesfield? 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 is excited every morning to go to nursery. The personal care is amazing and she loves all her nursery carers. Kids 1st has a warm and friendly environment and my daughter has come on leaps and bounds with all the amazing activities they do.

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

Fabulous staff who are very loving and caring towards my son. He loves attending Kids 1st and often wants to stay and play instead of coming home. The girls in my son's room have helped his development emotionally, physically and verbally and I couldn't be happier with the care he receives.

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

Excellent nursery. Moved our child here from another place when we moved. All the staff are excellent and our daughter loves them. There is always a clear handover at the end of the explaining what they have/haven't eaten and what they have been getting up to.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids 1st Bowesfield? 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 in Bowesfield is exceptional in every way. The staff are superb. They are friendly and welcoming and build up positive relationships with both the children and the parents very quickly and easily. The nursery provision balances care and well-being with learning and development. The environment is second to none. Purpose built buildings and outdoor spaces lend themselves perfectly to 0-pre-school education and are maintained to an exceptionally high standard by efficient and effective staff teams. Catering provision at the nursery is also excellent. Communication with parents is great too and staff are happy to take the time to engage fully with parents and share their child's experience. Most importantly when support is needed, as it inevitably will be at times, staff offer professional and well-informed advice to guide and support parents. I am extremely happy that I have found such a wonderful nursery for my son and I would whole-heartedly recommend it to anyone.

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

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