We are here for every local parent with a child under five, providing lots of things from ESOL courses, benefits advice, outstanding nursery education and free family activities to parenting support.

We have charitable status and nurture a community culture which is inclusive, embraces diversity and models respect for young children and families as well as care for the environment.

In this way 1st Place hopes to support the regeneration of the local community and contribute to the long-term social and economic stability of the area.

Early Education

All our sites offer full day care, 50 weeks a year; with funded, term-time places for 2-3 year olds through the government’s Free Early Education programme.

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Family Support, Play and Learning

We also offer family support, play and family learning as well as adult education opportunities from our 1st Place Children & Parents Centre at Chumleigh Gardens (and other community venues).

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While you are training or attending a course we can care for your child in our crèche. Our dedicated team of qualified and experienced staff will provide lots of stimulating activities and a warm welcoming environment, so you can relax and concentrate on your learning.

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Community Spaces

Do drop in to our Chumleigh Gardens centre to find out more about us and enjoy our community spaces such as Bananas on the Beach (yes we really do have our own beach) or the lovely sensory room. In the meantime, why not take a virtual tour?

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