“My child has developed so much since starting at Children 1st. The facilities are amazing with plenty to keep his young mind busy throughout the day.”
Daniel Humphreys

It's all in

Our Approach

When your child comes to a Children 1st nursery you benefit from the peace of mind of knowing that they are being cared for by a family run business that has been looking after children since 1988. Since then, we’ve grown from a single nursery in Long Eaton into the 2013 Nursery Group of the Year. We’ve won many awards for the quality of our care, including commendations from the Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce and Nursery Management Today. Ofsted has also rated many of our facilities as ‘outstanding’. It is this high quality of care that’s been responsible for our expansion because we thrive on word of mouth recommendation from hundreds of satisfied parents.

We're a family business

Meet the Children 1st Family

Margaret Mason
Founder & Executive Chair
Hugh Mason
Co-Founder
Adrian Mason
Director
Cathy Griffin
Director
Julia Mason
Director of Operations
Alice Houldsworth, Emma Goodall and Tracey Allsop
Senior Management Team
Heather Mayfield and Mandy Bennett
Customer Care Team
Julie Wenn
Training Manager
Kate Bickley
Training Manager
“Both of my children are really happy at Children 1st. The staff are extremely friendly with great attention to detail and the facilities are exceptional.”
Joan Woods

You benefit from

Our Experienced Team

At a Children 1st nursery your children benefit from a hugely experienced team, many of whom have been with us for 15 years or more. Our staff know how to create an exciting learning experience and how to ensure your children develop both educationally and socially.

With 18 nurseries across the Midlands and South Yorkshire, there’s a Children 1st location near you. Find your nearest centre here or to read more about the Children 1st Magic Story, click here.

Come along &

Visit a Nursery

We would love to meet you and your child and take you on a tour of your local Children 1st Nursery. Our experienced staff will be delighted to answer any questions you have about enrolling your child in our nurseries.