Children 1st @ Toton

Name Children 1st @ Toton
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 08 November 2013
Address 5 Banks Road, Toton, Notts, NG9 6HE
Phone Number 0115 972 1113
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about the setting

Children First @ Toton opened in 2001 and is part of the Children 1st Nursery Childcare group. The nursery is housed in two separate adjacent buildings on the same site in Toton and is close to local schools. It has easy links to the A52, M1, Attenborough and Long Eaton railway stations. It is also on a direct bus route into the city of Nottingham. Babies are accommodated in the bungalow while older children, including, those who attend the out of school club, are in the main nursery building. There are three outdoor areas. The nursery is open each weekday from 7.30am to 6.30pm, closing only for public holidays and one week at Christmas. The nursery serves families in the immediate and wider community. There are currently 201 children on roll. The nursery also offers care to children aged over five years to 12 years before and after school. It is registered by Ofsted on the Early Years Register and the compulsory and voluntary parts of the Childcare Register. The nursery is in receipt of funding for the provision of free early education to children aged two-, three- and four-years-old. There are 28 staff employed to work directly with the children. Of these, one holds Qualified Teacher Status and 23 have appropriate early years qualifications at level 2 and above. There are four trainees who are working towards a qualification. The nursery also employs a cook, a housekeeper and an administrator. The nursery is a member of the National Day Nurseries Association. It is an approved Council for Awards in Children’s Care and Education (CACHE) accredited early years training centre. What the setting needs to do to improve further To further improve the quality of the early years provision the provider should: enhance the already excellent partnerships with parents and carers by exploring further methods to involve them in their children’s learning and development.