Nursery outstanding for fifth time

Children at Kids 1st Nurseries.
Children at Kids 1st Nurseries.
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A childcare group which is building a £1.5million nursery for Sunderland, has picked up its fifth outstanding award.

Kids 1st Nurseries hopes to have its latest nursery up and running in Ashbrooke, employing 25 full-time staff, by January next year.

The new purpose-built nursery in Gorse Road will have 108 places to provide childcare for children aged three months to five years. There will be a large enclosed garden and a separate dining room.

Since its first nursery was built in 2004, Kids 1st has established itself as one of the leading childcare providers in the North East and the whole of the UK.

This recent accolade is the latest in a long line of awards for Kids 1st, most notably, that for the last four consecutive years, they have been named the ‘Highest Quality Childcare Provider in the UK’ by Nursery World.

Mark McArdle, managing director, said: “I am so proud of everything that we have accomplished over the last 11 years but to be able to say that all of our nurseries are outstanding is very special and quite unique within the