Bear's House Nursery, St Leonards

11 St Matthews Gardens, St Leonards-on-Sea TN38 0TS

Bear's House Nursery, St Leonards, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex
Bear's House Nursery, St Leonards, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex
Bear's House Nursery, St Leonards, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex

Bear's House Nursery St Leonards (formerly the Gables Day Nursery) is situated in St Matthews Gardens, a quiet residential area built around a gated garden. The nursery is a detached building, set among secure gardens and provides a true home-from-home setting.

The fully qualified, highly experienced team are dedicated to providing the best possible care and education for all children from the age of three months to five-years-old. The nursery day follows the EYFS, ensuring all areas are covered both in and outdoors. All meals are carefully cooked on-site, offering a balanced and healthy diet.

The nursery is open all year round. Early years funding is available to all three-year-olds and eligible two-year-olds.

Group: Early Beginnings Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Maria Szukalski-Farrell (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: East Sussex County Council

Number of Staff: 7

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

Total Places for Children: 42

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Fees Guide: From £40 per day

Directions:

St Matthews Gardens is conveniently located between Sedlescombe Road South and Bohemia Road (A21).

Visiting:

Prospective parents may visit the nursery at any time, by prior arrangement with the manager.

Parking:

There is ample, unrestricted on-road parking in St Matthews Gardens, which makes drop-off and collection hassle free.

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.7 Bear's House Nursery, St Leonards has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.741)

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Bear's House Nursery, St Leonards 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 9 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bear's House Nursery, St Leonards in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 9 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 4.741 for Bear's House Nursery, St Leonards is calculated as follows: ( (81 Excellents x 5) + (26 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 108 Ratings = 4.741

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bear's House Nursery, St Leonards is based on 9 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 8.4 positive Reviews (42 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 8.4 Target Reached = 1

  • 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
    7
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    8
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Bear's House Nursery, St Leonards

  • Mother of Child
    8
  • Father of Child
    1

Since starting nursery, my daughter has developed in so many ways, she is more confident with people, her speaking has come along quickly. She has lots of fun and she loves the staff there. Overall, I think that Bear's House is a lovely clean environment for children to enjoy.

How likely would you be to recommend Bear's House Nursery, St Leonards? 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

Bear's House Nursery has been excellent for my child. The staff are really friendly towards me as a parent and incredibly warm and welcoming towards my daughter.
The staff always take the time to talk to me about how the day has gone and we work together to her my daughter grow and learn.
Communication is excellent as well as the care they provide.
I feel that my daughter is as safe as if she were in my care. Great nursery and atmosphere.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

A fantastic nursery, lovely staff and very supportive. Great range of food and activities. Lovely location. A little on the pricey side but overall my son thoroughly enjoys it.

How likely would you be to recommend Bear's House Nursery, St Leonards? 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 son is always happy and looks forward to going every day.

How likely would you be to recommend Bear's House Nursery, St Leonards? 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

The nursery provides my child with a very safe and fun environment to play and learn in. The staff are fantastic - caring and supportive and always willing to go the extra mile. My child is loving his time at nursery and we are very happy with his progress.

How likely would you be to recommend Bear's House Nursery, St Leonards? 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

I am very happy with my experience at Bear's House Nursery. The staff are friendly and care a lot about my son. They have a beautiful garden space and plan organised activities throughout the day to make sure my son has a busy day and had lots of fun. I feel that my son has developed a lot since starting nursery because of the staff help and encourage his learning and independence and he always eats three healthy meals a day which always varies as they have a special chef that prepares the menu each week.

How likely would you be to recommend Bear's House Nursery, St Leonards? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Very happy with the nursery and the way they look after my little boy.
Food could be a little better in regards to variety.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son only started a month ago as I was returning to work and I'm so pleased with how well he is doing at Bear's House. Everyone is so friendly and reassuring when my son gets upset when I leave. I love that it's very important to the nursery that the children spend as much time as they can outside (in good weather) - Thank you.

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

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

We have been really pleased with the care and support our children have been given to settle into the nursery. Their wellbeing is thought about carefully and staff have been sensitive to their basic needs. (Sleep, hunger, health) and responded to them individually and on a day to day basis. It is fantastic that the food is cooked on site and so far the children are enjoying this. The outside space is fantastic and we can look forward to the summer when they can spend more time outside.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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