About us

Children-First is a small group of 3 homely Nurseries, dedicated to providing outstanding care for your child. Queens Nursery was opened in 1997, this led to parents needs for baby care. We opened our relatively unique, Baby Nursery in 1999, specially designed for children under 3. Independent Place joined the group in 2000. The Nurseries have the highest quality of fit out. Children-First group is owned by an ex Headteacher and Early Years Inspector who graduated in 1982. Our team members are highly valued, given opportunities for team training, advanced qualifications and personal development. Promotion opportunities are offered within the company and the packages we offer promote long service to Children-First, children and families. Best practice, outstanding standards, alongside partnership with carers and parents provide the very best in early years education.

Our philosophy

We practice safer safeguarding in terms of recruitment and retention of staff and Specialist Teachers. We adopt the latest guidance in all areas of children’s development in areas such as nutrition and the EYFS. Training is provided to keep staff up to date and facilitates best practice. Learning through play, new experiences, children’s interests and exploration extends children’s development and achievements of their next steps within the EYFS. Meticulous children’s records using our online learning journal empowers staff to plan for the individual needs of key children is shared with parents. This partnership facilitates children achieving their next steps quickly and the very best learning outcomes they can. We collaborate with local authority advisors, outsourced trainers, Specialist Teachers and contracted Ofsted Inspectors to ensure continuous improvement and development.

Our Nurseries

A specialist, securely, monitored Nursery and exceptional safeguarding procedures give parents and carers a level of peace of mind second to none. The Nurseries have the highest quality of fit out and were designed by an architect. The Nursery environment provided in both outdoor and indoor learning areas at Nursery are recently refurbished, exceptionally designed and well resourced to enable the best variety and most fun learning experiences for children. Regular improvement, development and maintenance ensure each Nursery provides the safest environments for children. By providing a myriad of the highest quality, beautifully made, specialist, wooden furniture and beautiful natural resources we enhance children’s learning journey and enjoyment of their time at Nursery.