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10 Out of 10 for Two Chesterfield Nurseries

10 Out of 10 for Two Chesterfield Nurseries

Two Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ Chesterfield children’s nurseries, Children 1st at Chesterfield Royal Hospital and Children 1st @ St. Peter and St. Paul, have both been featured in the ‘Top 20 Most Recommended’ nurseries in the East Midlands 2022, after scoring a perfect 10 from parents.

The annual Top 20 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 published review scores given by parents.

As part of a prestigious national award scheme, parents rate nurseries based 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.

Natalie Fern, Manager of Children 1st @ St. Peter and St. Paul located on Hady Hill, Calow, was thrilled to receive news of the nurseries 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.”

An equally delighted Katie Macnamara, Manager of Children 1st @Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Dryhurst House, Calow, adds:

“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  that all our efforts to maintain high standards across all aspects of our provision are appreciated.”

In addition to the achievements of these individual high flying nurseries, Children 1st Day Nurseries, which owns 24 nurseries across the Midlands and South Yorkshire, was named as one of the most recommended large nursery groups in the UK. Having featured in the listings since 2017, the latest accolade makes it five in a row for the family owned and managed nursery group.

Margaret Mason OBE founder and Chief Executive of Children 1st, described 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 Covid 19 pandemic.”

Margaret adds:

“I would like to thank all our families who have taken the time to post such positive reviews. Your ongoing support of our nurseries is invaluable and means so much to our staff. These awards and reviews, across all of our settings, reflect the unwavering commitment from our dedicated teams to always going the extra mile and putting each child’s best interests at the heart of all we do.  We’ve been overwhelmed by the responses we have had from our families. They have been truly heartwarming and mean so much to our hardworking staff.”

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’ 2022 report published by leading sector magazine, ‘Nursery World.’

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