Children 1st are joint top of Nursery World’s Ofsted league table

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The group has joined Kids Allowed at the top of the table, which ranks the 25 largest nursery groups in the country on quality, after a mistake on the Ofsted website was corrected.

Children 1st is joint first in the Nursery Chains quality league table. Pictured is Children 1st@Rosemary Lane in Lincoln, which opened in 2018
Children 1st is joint first in the Nursery Chains quality league table. Pictured is Children 1st@Rosemary Lane in Lincoln, which opened in 2018

A Children 1st Outstanding-rated setting in Chesterfield, Children 1st @ St Peter and St Paul, was mistakenly listed as inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate on the Ofsted website.

The mistake has now been corrected, which means the group would have had 15 Outstanding settings and three Good settings at the time Nursery Chains 2019 went to press last November. Six of the group’s settings did not have inspection reports available.

this means that both Children 1st and Kids Allowed score 4.67 points in the Nursery Chains quality league table for 2019.

Kids Allowed will now share top spot, which it held for the second year in a row, with five Outstanding grades and one Good.

In third position is Kids Planet, with 17 Outstanding nurseries and six graded Good.

Adrian Mason, director of Children 1st Day Nurseries, said, ‘Children 1st @ St Peter and St Paul has achieved three consecutive Outstanding inspections by Ofsted, so naturally I am pleased that Ofsted agreed to correct the error on their website and that Nursery World have been so accommodating in updating their Nursery Chains information.

‘To be joint first in the UK for Ofsted results is a huge achievement for everyone at the company and is considerable validation of all the hard work everyone at Children 1st does on a daily basis. I would like to thank all staff, parents, carers and children for their support in making this possible.’

  • See the Nursery Chains 2019 league tables here

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