First Friends Day Nursery


Name First Friends Day Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 27 March 2014
Address Bridge House, Bridge Road, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 4FN
Phone Number 0117 957 3799
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Information about the setting

First Friends Day Nursery is a privately owned nursery in the Kingswood area of Bristol, South Gloucestershire. It was registered in 2013, after the owners relocated from premises in Mangotsfield. The company, First Friends Ltd, also have a preschool in the area. The day nursery cares for children under three years old on the first floor, which includes two play rooms, a sleep room and toilet facilities. Pre-school children are cared for on the ground floor in a spacious open-plan play room, which has separate toilet facilities. There are two enclosed outdoor play areas. The nursery operates from 8am until 6pm Monday to Friday all year round. The nursery is registered on the Early Years Register and the compulsory and voluntary parts of the Childcare Register. The nursery provides funded early education for two-, three- and four-year-old children. Currently, there are 103 children in the early years age range on roll. The nursery supports children with special educational needs and/or disabilities and children who are learning English as an additional language. One of the owners, who holds an early years qualification at level 3, manages the nursery. She is supported by the co-owner and 16 staff, of whom 13 have an early years qualification at level 3 and one has an early years qualification at level 2. Two qualified teachers provide advice and support across both provisions. What the setting needs to do to improve further To further improve the quality of the early years provision the provider should: build on the already strong systems for self-evaluation to incorporate a training plan which is targeted at maintaining high quality of teaching and excellent outcomes for all children.