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Top 10 Ranking for Children 1st @ Chesterfield Royal Hospital

We are pleased to announce that Children 1st @ Chesterfield Royal Hospital has scooped a major award after praise from parents placed the nursery in the ‘top 10’ of recommended day nurseries in the East Midlands.

Scrutinising thousands of parent recommendations for the best Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ and ‘Good’ early years settings, Day Nurseries, the online directory and industry website, rated Children 1st @ Chesterfield Royal Hospital one of the best nurseries in the region, earning the nursery a place in the ‘top 10’ in the regional league tables for early years providers.

Celebrating the Day Nurseries Award, Sharon Morrell, Manager of Children 1st @ Chesterfield Royal Hospital said:

“We are delighted to receive this award because it represents a great endorsement by our parents and their good opinion of us is very important. Their praise and recommendations mean so much. Our parents are incredibly supportive of Children 1st @ Chesterfield Royal Hospital and are instrumental in helping us ensure that every child gets the very best nursery experience. We are very grateful to our very busy parents for taking time out of their busy lives to recommend us and make this award possible.”

The award is based on the nursery’s online recommendations from parents, relatives and guardians of the children at Chesterfield Royal Hospital which is part of the multi- award winning, family owned Children 1st Day Nurseries.

Commenting on the award, Margaret Mason, company founder and executive chair said:

“Children 1st at Chesterfield Royal Hospital Day Nursery has proved that it is an excellent childcare setting and we’d like to congratulate them on being a top recommended nursery in the east Midlands. It’s a great achievement to be recognised for your hard work but particularly from the people for whom you work so hard.”


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Children 1st @ Chesterfield Royal Hospital have a Whale of a Time

The summertime fun continued at Chesterfield Royal Hospital as children and staff took to the beach in search of treasure at the nursery beach day!

There was much excitement as the children searched the sand for golden treasure on the wonderfully created treasure island, a setting sure to fire young imaginations.

Having found the treasure hidden by those pesky pirates, the fun continued with more digging and the making of some fantastic sand castles.

Luckily the weather was kind to us so we were able to enjoy our treasure island for the rest of the week and continued to have a whale of a time!

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On your marks at Children 1st @ Sheffield

Children 1st @ Sheffield have continued their Summer of Sport by hosting their own Sports Day.

Inspired by the Commonwealth Games and Tour de France, Peter Rabbits, Tiggywinkles and Jeremy Fishers classes all took part in bumper afternoon of sports with all children earning a medal! As well as running there was the long jump, a sack race, a cycling race and the egg and spoon race. Everyone tried their best and really deserved the medals they received.

After a hard afternoon of sport we then got to watch the final races. It was time for the mummies and daddies races! We even got to present our parents with their very own medals. A big well done to everyone who took part and a huge thank you to the parents who came along to cheer us all on.

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Awards Shortlist for Children 1st

Children 1st has been a family run business since it was first established in 1988 and the family ethos permeates all levels of the company. The emphasis on family values continues to drive the company forward and underlies the Children 1st’s commitment to providing excellence in all that it does.

Therefore, it gives us pleasure to announce that Children 1st has been shortlisted for the “Service Excellence” award in the Midlands Family Business Awards.

The Midlands Family Business Awards is an independent and not-for-profit charitable initiative established by Nottinghamshire family business The Wilson Organisation. Through the awards, the aim is to create an ethical, friendly and supportive community for the Midland’s family businesses and support local charities focussed on helping families and young people. So far the awards have raised over £20,000 for such charities across the Midlands.

Margaret Mason, founder and chief executive of Children 1st said: “As a company committed to giving young people the best start in life, we are very proud of our continued work with The Midlands Business Awards and are delighted that we have been shortlisted for the service excellence award. Hopefully we will be successful at the award ceremony.”

We look forward to updating you further following the event on Thursday 13th November.


Congratulations to all Graduates from Children 1st @ Clowne

Congratulations to all Graduates from Children 1st @ Clowne

Children, parents and other family members from Children 1st @ Clowne enjoyed a lovely day at the recent graduation ceremony.

The children gave an excellent performance of The Enormous Turnip and looked fantastic in their costumes.

Their hard work during practises had paid off as all the children remembered their lines, songs and dances!

The message behind the story of The Enormous Turnip about the importance of teamwork will be of help the children as they move on to school.

Later the children dressed in their caps and gowns and made their way onto the stage to collect their certificate and graduation photo. This was great opportunity for everyone to reminisce about happy times at nursery. How time has flown since the children first joined us!

We wish everyone graduating from Children 1st @ Clowne every success at their new school!

You can share the happy memories of the day by clicking through the slideshow below.

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