The History of Children 1st @ Breedon House

Children 1st @ Breedon House is a family run business and was founded in 1988 by Margaret Mason and her family.

The Company has grown from a single site Nursery in Long Eaton Nottingham to a multi site operation offering the very best in Childcare and Education in quality, homely environments.

The Company is a Quality Counts Accredited and Investors in People Company.

We are also a CACHE Accredited Training Centre offering NVQ Diplomas in Childcare and Education, Playworkers, Management Training, Paediatric 1st Aid and much more.

Children 1st now have 15 settings and a Training Academy. Investors in People re-assessed the company in September 2010 and confirmed our belief that during this growth and development we have maintained our ethos and our culture. We feel this is due in the main to our structure.

Our Operational Team and our Managers consist of people that have been with Children 1st for more than 15 years. They are not included in our staffing ratios. Our settings have administrators who take responsibilities for all the office work within the Nursery and finances are managed by our Finance Department.

This allows our highly skilled and experienced Managers and Operational Managers to work on the ground floor, monitoring and improving practice, role modelling and training staff, ensuring that we deliver our promise to our parents:

“to deliver the highest quality of learning and care to your children and to ensure that they are loved and treasured by nursery nurses, who are passionate about caring for the children in their care but understand them too”

Our aim is to continue to ‘Lead the way and shape the future’