Kids 1st are top of the league!

29th Oct 2012
Kids 1st are top of the league!

This week Kids 1st has been named the highest quality provider of childcare in the UK by Nursery World for the second year.

Kids 1st Nurseries has topped a quality league table which has been published by Nursery Chains, a supplement from Nursery World. The league table has been compiled with points based on our latest published Ofsted inspection reports and it shows that 66.67% of Kids 1st’s nurseries are outstanding. This is a 4% increase on 2011.

Mark McArdle, Managing Director, said: “I am so proud that we are at the top of this league table for the second year running.  It is an amazing achievement to be rated outstanding by Ofsted and in eight years we have had eight outstanding reports, six of which we hold now. It is fantastic that our hard work and dedication has been recognised by such a well-respected publication in the childcare field.”

“As the managing director of Kids 1st I recognise that we wouldn’t be able to offer such a high level of childcare without the passion and support of all of our staff.  This quality rating is very much testament to the work of everyone in the Kids 1st team.”

Allison Winship, Head of Childcare, also commented on the dedication of the staff in her team: “We have over 300 staff at Kids 1st and every single one of them is a credit to the company. Their knowledge and commitment to providing the highest standards of care and education is always commented on by Ofsted inspectors; they really deserve this accolade.”

This is the latest in a long line of achievements by Kids 1st; in 2011 alone we achieved three outstanding Ofsted reports at our Wynyard, Gosforth and Quorum nurseries and earlier this year Kids 1st Low Fell was inspected to be outstanding only five months after opening.

You can take a look at the league table here: Nursery World Quality League Table