Children 1st @ Leek First School

East Street, Leek ST13 6LF

Children 1st @ Leek First School is rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted (March 2013) and is situated within Leek First School. Easily accessible off Buxton Road, the nursery is popular with parents working within Leek and is perfect for children who may have older siblings which attend the school.

The nursery has bright and airy rooms with fabulous wall displays which showcase the children’s latest learning topics. It also has a well resourced outside area for the children to enjoy.

The early years setting is managed by highly skilled early years teachers who have expert knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage. The whole nursery team is passionate about offering exciting learning opportunities and work hard to ensure children leave nursery confident and ready for school.

Group: Children 1st Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Nicky Hardy (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Staffordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 6

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

Total Places for Children: 32

Age Range: from 2 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0900-1530

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Overview

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Children 1st @ Leek First School 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 7 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Children 1st @ Leek First School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 7 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 4.833 for Children 1st @ Leek First School is calculated as follows: ( (70 Excellents x 5) + (14 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 84 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Children 1st @ Leek First School is based on 7 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 6.4 positive Reviews (32 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 6.4 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.

9.8 Children 1st @ Leek First School has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.833)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    6
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Children 1st @ Leek First School?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    7
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Children 1st @ Leek First School

  • Mother of Child
    6
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

Both my children love this nursery one has just left for reception and often pops his head in to say hello after school. He misses all the staff.
My daughter now has the pleasure of attending which she thoroughly enjoys. The staff are so lovely and caring and go above and beyond and always let me know how my child's day has been from start to finish. I'd recommend this nursery to any parent.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Leek First School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

As a parent, it’s so important to have confidence in your childcare provider. I never worry about my son when he’s at preschool. I couldn’t ask for a more caring group of ladies to look after him.
He’s come on leaps and bounds since starting at Children 1st @Leek preschool and this will give him a great start when he comes to make the transition to first school. I’d recommend to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Leek First School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I would highly recommend this nursery. The standards they have are high and the curriculum to help the children learn so much that they will need in life and for school is amazing. They help children one on one and as a group. The outside space and time to explore is great. It is enclosed and full of adventure for all. The staff offer a high level of care for each and every child. They are always there if you need help or advice. The cleanliness is immaculate and food is of the best standard I have seen in a nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Leek First School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter absolutely loves nursery. From day one, we’ve been welcomed to a safe, happy and exciting surrounding. Every day my daughter comes home with so much excitement explaining everything she’s been up to. Staff are always pleasant and welcoming.

Couldn’t be happier can’t wait till my son can enjoy the excitement too!

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Leek First School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My 3-year-old loves the staff at this preschool, she has taken a special shine to her key worker who is excellent with my daughter. I find all the staff so friendly and approachable, always stop to say hello and tell me what my daughter has been up to.

This is the first time my daughter has ever been in early years setting so she was worried (as was I) and upset about going, but the staff have been so great settling her in.

The preschool is bright and spacious with a nice outdoor area.My daughter always has lots to tell me when I pick her up with all the fun things she gets up too and the friends she's made.
I would recommend this preschool to anybody after childcare.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Leek First School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

An absolutely excellent nursery.
All staff are amazing, a great team.
I really feel like all the staff have the best interests of the children.
The team work well together.
Again, I can't be more than positive with this nursery.
Well done everyone.
Fabulous food.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Leek First School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son is always excited to go to nursery and always tells me he's had a nice time. He is also encouraged to try his lunches which I find very reassuring as he is very fussy. Which is why I like the diversity of the menu.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Leek First School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

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Staff Profiles

Nicky

Nicky Hardy

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 1992

Description:

Hello my name is Nicola Hardy I am the Manager @ Children 1st Leek Pre School.

As well as working full time I am also a Mum of two Children Louis who is 13 and Molly who is 8 both of my children attended nursery from the age of Nine months old I feel this has been a great start for my children socially and intellectually.

I started my career in childcare 26 years ago and have experienced various roles working with all age groups within our nurseries.

A deputy position came up within the company this would potentially be a great move I was a successful applicant and I started my new position in October 2016.

I was given the opportunity to develop myself as a Pre- School Manager. I have found this move a great experience
Since working with Children 1st I have been able to continue my training completing a NVQ Level Three in customer services.

During my time with children 1st I have become more confident and have developed skills in all aspects of my job role

I have a passion and am fully committed to providing high quality day care and education to all our children. And for caring for children and their families, ensuring that they are happy and settled whilst attending our setting.