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 Quadruple Award Wins for Local Nursery Group

Quadruple Award Wins for Local Nursery Group

Delight at Children 1st Day Nurseries as the company and its nurseries in Long Eaton, Toton and Newark named in ‘Top 20’ Most Recommended’


There was cause for celebration at Children 1st Day Nurseries on receiving the news that three of its nurseries had been ranked amongst the ‘Top 20 Most Recommended’ nurseries in the East Midlands and the company as a whole has been named in the ‘Top 20 Most Recommended’ large nursery groups in the UK.

Children 1st @ Main Street (in Long Eaton) and Children 1st @ Newark both scored perfect “10s” in their parent reviews with Children 1st @ Toton very close behind, scoring 9.9!

In addition to the achievements of its individual nurseries, Children 1st Day Nurseries, which owns 24 nurseries across the Midlands and South Yorkshire (and is headquartered in Long Eaton), was named as one of the most recommended large nursery groups in the UK, with an average score of 9.8 out of 10 across all sites!

The annual Top 20 Most Recommended Nursery Awards lists the most recommended day nurseries and nursery groups in each region of the UK and is compiled by leading peer review site using the review scores given by parents. The nurseries are rated on their overall standard, facilities and outside space, learning resources, equipment, ICT, care, activities, staff, food and nutrition, management, cleanliness and safeguarding as well as value for money.

This prestigious commendation is a considerable achievement for these nurseries and is highly valued as it is based on the views of parents and carers of children who attend the nursery. Children 1st @ Main Street has featured in the ‘Top 20’ since the awards were started in 2018, while for Children 1st @ Toton, its two in a row.

Jade Brown, Manager of Children 1st @ Main Street was thrilled to receive the news of this achievement saying,

“Coming from our parents and carers makes this ‘Top 20’ listing very special and is very dear to our hearts because it comes from the people who are so closely associated with the nursery. Thank-you to everyone who took the time to submit the wonderful reviews. It really means a lot to the staff.”

Gina Ward, Manager of Children 1st@ Toton was equally delighted saying,

“It’s a wonderful achievement to be recognised as one of the best nurseries by the families and carers of the children that attend the setting. Our focus has always been on giving children the best start in life and  we’re pleased to receive this recognition for the provision an excellent environment for learning and development.”

Jacqui Mason, Managing Director of Children 1st, called this Top 20 placing “a wonderful reflection of the valued and close relationships we have with our families which have been particularly important during the ongoing pandemic.”

Jacqui adds:

“We recognise the past 18 months have been challenging for families and businesses alike. We are so proud of how our passionate and dedicated staff teams have risen to these most unprecedented of circumstances. These awards and reviews, across all of our settings, reflect their unwavering commitment to always going the extra mile and the overwhelming responses we have had from our families has been heart-warming and means so much to our hardworking staff. We would like to say a huge thank-you to everyone who has helped to achieve these awards.”

Children 1st is currently ranked in the top three of nursery providers in the UK  for the number of Outstanding Ofsted outcomes it holds as reported in the annual ‘Nursery Chains’ report published by leading sector magazine, ‘Nursery World.’

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