It’s official – Kids 1st Low Fell is Outstanding

7th Sep 2012
It’s official – Kids 1st Low Fell is Outstanding

This week staff and children at Kids 1st Low Fell are celebrating after achieving an outstanding report from Ofsted.

Kids 1st Low Fell, located in Saltwell Business Park on Joicey Road, was judged as outstanding in every category and has been given a huge amount of positive feedback from Ofsted. The inspector was particularly impressed with the sensitivity of staff to the children’s needs and interests, the top priority of the children’s safety and security and the excellent understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Amy Hedley, Nursery Manager at Kids 1st Low Fell, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for the whole staff team especially as we have only been open since March 2012.  We all work so hard to ensure that we provide our children with the highest quality of care and education and we are thrilled that it has been recognised by Ofsted.”

Since opening in 2012 the nursery has become extremely popular with parents in the area and those that work in Gateshead.  Features of the nursery include nutritious homemade meals, CCTV and fingerprint security, spacious outdoor gardens, French lessons and a coffee-to- go breakfast service for parents.

Allison Winship, Head of Childcare at Kids 1st Nurseries is delighted with Kids 1st’s recent inspection report. She said: “Kids 1st keeps going from strength-to-strength, this is our eighth outstanding report and that is a really special accolade. Our purpose-built nurseries are specially designed and equipped for the care of young children but without the commitment of all of the staff and the continuous support of the parents we wouldn’t be able to achieve such high standards.”

“I am particularly proud of Amy, she began her career with Kids 1st six years ago as a Nursery Assistant and has worked her way up to being a Nursery Manager. It has been great to see her succeed with us and that is down to all of her hard work and determination.”

Congratulations to Low Fell from everyone at Kids 1st!

You can read our report here: Kids 1st Low Fell Ofsted Report