Children 1st @ Birstall

1 Park Road, Birstall, Leicester LE4 3AX

Children 1st @ Birstall became part of this family-owned and managed nursery group in June 2017. It is currently benefitting from a refurbishment programme inside and out to bring the environments up to the high standards found in other Children 1st Day Nurseries. The nursery will also benefit from new resources to engage, excite and challenge the children in their learning.

Birstall welcomes close liaison with families so that everyone can work together to support the child’s well-being. The staff aim to create a warm and welcoming ethos which ensures children are happy, safe and secure.

Group: Children 1st Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Bhavisha Naran and Alice Houldsworth (Managers)

Local Authority / Social Services: Leicestershire County Council

Number of Staff: 26

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

Total Places for Children: 73

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Overview

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Children 1st @ Birstall 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 11 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Children 1st @ Birstall in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 out of 5 from 11 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 4.727 for Children 1st @ Birstall is calculated as follows: ( (96 Excellents x 5) + (36 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 132 Ratings = 4.727

  • 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 4.753 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Children 1st @ Birstall is based on 11 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 14.6 positive Reviews (73 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 11 Reviews ÷ 14.6 Target = 0.753

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

9.5 Children 1st @ Birstall has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.480)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    8
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Children 1st @ Birstall?

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    10
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Children 1st @ Birstall

  • Mother of Child
    9
  • Father of Child
    2

Since the Nursery has been taken over by Children 1st @ Birstall there has been significant improvements.
My daughter is in the pre-school classroom which now appears to be a calm structured environment unlike before.
There are a number of children, however, every time I have collected my daughter at various times in the day, she has been occupied and been part of a group activity.
The appearance of the nursery has changed and improved but I’m pleased to say there are positive changes with the care also.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Birstall? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

All of the staff are extremely friendly and welcoming. They have been amazing with both of my children. My daughter is 4 and she loves coming to nursery and now it has been refurbished it looks amazing. My son is 9 months and has just started and he also loves it. The staff have been very helpful as he has a dairy allergy and he has all food specially made to suit his needs.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Birstall? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Children’s 1st have turned this already brilliant nursery into something much much more. The quality of the interiors and the outdoor play areas is superb.

My daughter is very happy at the nursery and cannot wait to go each morning. The food is fantastic, all home cooked, nutritious and tasty.

As a parent I feel completely reassured that my daughter is getting the best care and 1st education at this nursery.

I would thoroughly recommend sending your child here.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Birstall? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

This review is based on 9 months of using the nursery. The staff are experienced and genuinely do care and my child has developed considerably during his time there. The recent refurbishment has added a modern feel and play and learning opportunities which I know my child enjoys on a daily basis.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Birstall? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Children's First have been fundamental in my sons development. They have encouraged confidence in my son and us in Children's First as his parents. They have a professional operation and image. The improvements they have made to the nursery are outstanding and my son is happy and excited to attend the days he is in.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Birstall? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

Children 1st @ Birstall have done an amazing job of transforming the nursery and after-school club. The nursery has more of a flow and is very open with wonderful, new and exciting toys and development aids. The staff are just as friendly and open. My girls love the new environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Birstall? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My son had been going to the nursery for 6 months prior to it becoming a Children 1st nursery. We obviously liked it before to choose it, however, now it is absolutely amazing and like no other nursery we visited in the area. Newly refurbished with bright open plan rooms with beautiful toys and play equipment with the most amazing outside play area and great staff - what's not to like? I'm so glad we got in before all the changes as when the word gets out I imagine there will be a huge waiting list!

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Birstall? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My children love the nursery and are very happy there. Learning standards have really improved and I am impressed with what my son is learning.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Birstall? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Amazing nursery. My son loves going and he is constantly learning new things and participating in fun activities with the lovely staff. It's nice to know your child is looked after so well as you get reports and pictures of them and the activities they do throughout the day.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Birstall? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

We have been sending our son to the nursery since 2015 and we absolutely love the place. The nursery itself is undergoing reconstruction and the place looks and feels fabulous, it is big and spacious and my son loves playing and exploring different things.

All the staff are incredible! They are friendly and always on hand to help and answer any questions or worries and will always provide an update at the end of the day.

The children have a variety of food to eat (on a 4 weekly rota) and snacks are provided throughout the day.

This nursery is amazing and the transformation from what it was to what it is now is just wonderful.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Birstall? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Children 1st @ Birstall took over management of the nursery in summer of 2017, so I feel it's a little early to comment. However, I haven't had any problems and the tradition was fairly smooth. We still have the same practitioners so the kids and I are happy with that.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Birstall? Extremely Likely

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Staff Profiles

Bhavisha

Bhavisha Naran

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2014

Description:

Hi. My name is Bhavisha and I am the nursery manager at Children 1st @ Birstall. I will update this section with further information about me shortly.