Kids 1st Darlington opened in January 2008 and is situated in West Park not far from the A1. The purpose-built nursery is split into rooms depending on age group and level of development and each room has direct access to large, well-equipped and challenging gardens which have been designed to suit the age groups that use them. In the academic year before the children are eligible for mainstream school they will enter the Kids 1st Pre-School.
In March 2015 Kids 1st Darlington achieved their second Outstanding Ofsted Report.
At Kids 1st Darlington we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which covers children’s development and learning from birth to 5 years. The EYFS is designed to deliver improved outcomes for all children, across every area of learning and development.
As an extra addition to the childcare curriculum, children at Kids 1st Darlington participate in French lessons, music and movement classes and they are taken out on visits throughout the year. We love to involve our parents through regular parents’ social evenings, at these events you will meet with your child’s key person who will talk to you about your child’s development.The nursery is situated close to the A1 which allows for trouble-free drop offs for those parents who use the motorway for work.
A complimentary ‘Coffee to Go’ breakfast service is available for parents every morning.
Monday to Friday – 7.30 – 6.00
52 weeks a year, excluding bank holidays