While you are attending one of our courses or training sessions, we can offer free childcare for your children in our crèche. Our experienced Early Educators will provide different activities and techniques to engage your child and make sure they get the most from their time at crèche.

As coming to the 1st Place crèche is often the first time a child has spent time away from their parents, we ask that you try to bring them to one of our Stay and Play sessions during the weeks before your course or training starts, so they become familiar with the crèche room and our staff.

We will always talk to your child and explain where you are, what you are doing and when you will be back. It is really important to us that the time spent in crèche is a happy experience for your child.

So we can make this happen we ask that you:

Trust Us

  • If your child needs you, we will contact you.
  • If your child is unhappy or uninterested in activities, we will contact  you.
  • We will change nappies and supervise toileting only if your child is comfortable for us to do this.
  • Please try not to come into the crèche room unless we call you.


Tell Us

  •  About your child’s likes and dislikes.


Take Time

  • To register your child with the crèche and sign them out when they leave.
  • To play with your child a little before you leave them.


Help Us

  • Please follow our Healthy Eating policy by not bringing sweets, fizzy drinks and crisps or food containing nuts with you into the crèche.
  • Let us know what you think of our service by giving us feedback.


Remember you are very welcome to stay as long as you like in the crèche so you are sure your child is happy and settled.

Keeping Your Child Safe

1st Place crèche workers observe the children in our care in order to feedback to you about what they have been doing and to help us plan for future sessions.

We complete an Evaluation Form for each session in order to record and review what took place and improve our service. You are welcome to add your comments. Please see staff at the end of the session.

All 1st Place provision operates within Government legislation relating to childcare, and our staff have a duty of care to all children. If we have any concerns about the welfare of a child we must record and discuss this with their parent and will refer to other agencies for advice if necessary. Please see the 1st Place Safeguarding Policy for further information.

The 1st Place crèche service was established in 2005. Our skilled Early Education staff have worked successfully with young mums, children with special needs, families with English as a second language and children who have never before separated from their parents.

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