Bear's House Nursery, Hastings

11 Holmesdale Gardens, Hastings TN34 1LY

Bear's House Nursery, Hastings, Hastings, East Sussex
Bear's House Nursery, Hastings, Hastings, East Sussex
Bear's House Nursery, Hastings, Hastings, East Sussex

Bear's House Nursery provides a safe and caring environment just like home. The nursery offers each child the very best opportunities for learning and development and works in partnership with parents, valuing their thoughts and input.

Situated in Holmesdale Gardens, Bear's House is very convenient for Hastings town centre, Sussex Coast College, and Hastings railway station. The nursery has off-road parking for morning drop-offs and evening pick-ups.

Staff are ready to look after children from the age of three months to eight years with the holiday club. The nursery offers a ten per cent discount for parents employed in the NHS, siblings, and children attending a full week. Free nursery spaces are also available for eligible children from the age of two.

Group: Early Beginnings Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Anna Kalinowska (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: East Sussex County Council

Number of Staff: 13

Service Offered: Nursery School (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 50

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 8 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Fees Guide: Discount NHS, Students, Siblings

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Reviews

9.3 Bear's House Nursery, Hastings has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.325)

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for Bear's House Nursery, Hastings is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 10 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bear's House Nursery, Hastings in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.6 out of 5 from 6 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.725 for Bear's House Nursery, Hastings is calculated as follows: ( (93 Excellents x 5) + (22 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 120 Ratings = 4.725

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 4.6 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bear's House Nursery, Hastings is based on 6 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 10 positive Reviews (50 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 10 Target = 0.600

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    8
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bear's House Nursery, Hastings?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    8
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Bear's House Nursery, Hastings

  • Mother of Child
    7
  • Father of Child
    3

Bear's House Nursery has been brilliant with my daughter for the past three years. Every day they are doing new and fun things and making learning fun. The opening times are really handy and the nursery is really flexible. The staff are brilliant with feedback regarding which activities the children have done and how well they have eaten. They also keep parents updated on Tapestry with pictures and descriptions of what the children have been doing.

How likely would you be to recommend Bear's House Nursery, Hastings? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

So far so good, enjoy on-line reviews.

How likely would you be to recommend Bear's House Nursery, Hastings? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I feel very happy that all the needs of my child are catered for and have always been very satisfied with the level of care from all the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Bear's House Nursery, Hastings? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has been coming to this nursery over three years. Her development since coming here has been exceptional. They have always accommodated my constant change in hours and the staff are fantastic. My little girl loves coming here and I would never change nursery despite my job moving around locations.

How likely would you be to recommend Bear's House Nursery, Hastings? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

All of my children attend this nursery and have done since a young age. All of them are very happy here.

How likely would you be to recommend Bear's House Nursery, Hastings? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Great experience. My son has always loved his nursery and the staff are great.

How likely would you be to recommend Bear's House Nursery, Hastings? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

When I was looking for nurseries I knew as soon as I walked in, that it was perfect. We have had no problems and my daughter loves it. They keep me informed often on her progress in her development. She has a great connection with the staff and I am so happy with the care and support she is given.

How likely would you be to recommend Bear's House Nursery, Hastings? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Brilliant! The staff her have helped my daughter so much with potty training. We were having trouble with it at home. Without their help, I don't know what I would have done. They are great with helping her learn. I asked them to help with dot to dots and they were on the ball right away. Love all the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Bear's House Nursery, Hastings? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Poor

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Bear House Nursery is such a supportive and welcoming environment with staff always happy. The rules and guidelines are always discussed and altered to which is great for my child's safety and development. Her learning journey has improved since arriving here and has developed very quickly in the new rooms. Thank you so much for everything and being so accommodating with our 5 month son starting next week.

How likely would you be to recommend Bear's House Nursery, Hastings? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our daughter loves going to nursery and happily goes to her key worker in the morning. Knowing she is happy means we can leave her with peace of mind. The staff are friendly, caring and kind. There is a good range of toys and outdoor space. The central town location is convenient and parking easy. We appreciate the parents evenings where we get updates on our daughter's progress in key developmental areas. Her key worker keeps a lovely learning journal with photos, observations and records of activities so we feel connected. Observation notes are accurate and well written. Meals are varied and wholesome and well organised. Overall very happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Bear's House Nursery, Hastings? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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