Childfirst Nursery Welbeck

The Poultry House, Welbeck, Worksop S80 3LL

Childfirst Nursery Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Childfirst Nursery Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Childfirst Nursery Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire

Childfirst Nursery Welbeck is located in the ancient woodlands of Sherwood Forest.

The renovated poultry house building will provide a home-from-home environment for children who will be supported by a dedicated and professional team of staff. Children will have access to the nursery's large gardens, allowing them to spend plenty of time outdoors exploring and playing in the great outdoors.

Children at Childfirst Nursery Welbeck can enjoy a mixture of cultural and educational experiences such as arts and crafts, baking, gardening and yoga on the Welbeck Estate.

Key workers support small groups of children of mixed ages, encouraging them to investigate the opportunities in different rooms at the nursery, including the sensory room, music and dance area and multi-media and arts and crafts workshops.

The outdoor area of the nursery has been designed to allow children to explore and learn through play in a safe and secure learning environment. Children can calculate risk, develop new skills and play with their friends.

The nursery's walled garden will include an outdoor arts and crafts studio for painting, pottery making and printing and a wet play room with hose pipes and water jets, as well as an outdoor dining pod complete with a fire pit and pizza oven.

The nursery is surrounded by trees, hills, a fairy garden, a sensory area, outside sleeping area, and a separate and well-equipped baby garden.

Group: Childfirst

Person in charge: Kerry Truchet (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Nottinghamshire 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: 90

Age Range: from 0 years 6 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas


Nestled in Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, Childfirst Welbeck is conveniently located on the A60, just 15 minutes from the A1 and M1.


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7.9 Childfirst Nursery Welbeck has a Review Score of 7.9 (7.889)

The Review Score of 7.9 (maximum of 10) for Childfirst Nursery Welbeck is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Childfirst Nursery Welbeck in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.1 out of 5 from 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

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

    The Average Rating of 4.833 for Childfirst Nursery Welbeck is calculated as follows: ( (10 Excellents x 5) + (2 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 4.833

  • 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 3.056 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Childfirst Nursery Welbeck is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 18 positive Reviews (90 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 18 Target = 0.056

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Reviewer Connection to Childfirst Nursery Welbeck

  • Father of Child

My daughter has come on leaps and bounds since joining Childfirst. She loves getting messy and playing outdoors and she can do so to her heart's content here. The outdoor space is unbelievable and set right in the middle of the estate. The staff are brilliant and create a real home from home environment!

How likely would you be to recommend Childfirst Nursery Welbeck? 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Kerry Fellowes, Manager at Childfirst Nursery Welbeck responded to this review on 30 Aug 2017:

Hi Ian, thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so glad that your daughter is enjoying her time with us, we love having her here and I have to agree that she absolutely loves painting (especially herself).

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March 2016

Top 10 Mid-size Nursery Groups 2016

Recipient: Childfirst

Date: Tuesday 01 Mar 2016

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