Mama Bear's Day Nursery & Pre-School (Bradley Stoke - Great Park Road)

Great Park Road, Bradley Stoke, Bristol BS32 4RU

Mama Bear's Day Nursery & Pre-School (Bradley Stoke - Great Park Road) is ideally located for busy local parents, helping them to manage their childcare needs with a secure and healthy environment, where individual development can flourish.

The key person system ensures each child feels secure, is cared for and that his or her individual needs are met. The nursery is divided into age-specific areas with resources designed to support the different stages of development.

The gardens have been re-developed and children have a great outdoor space filled with plenty of resources to explore. Mama Bear's makes the most of outdoor play environments, keen to support imaginative development, while there is also a strong focus on healthy living and nutrition.

In December 2016 the nursery was awarded the Makaton friendly award by the Makaton charity - recognised by South Gloucestershire Council. It was awarded in recognition of nursery efforts to ensure that people who use Makaton as a form of communication feel welcome and able to use all services provided. It is also of huge benefit to children who have additional needs and use Makaton as a form of communication. All staff have undertaken the Makaton training and a refresher course was held in October 2017.

As of January 2017 the nursery offers flexible care. This means instead of having to stick to rigid sessions you can change your booking pattern every week. There is no minimum sessions per week. This is especially helpful for parents who work shifts or are freelance.

Group: Mama Bear's Day Nursery

Person in charge: Kayleigh Hoskings (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: South Gloucestershire Council

Number of Staff: 16

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

Total Places for Children: 104

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1900

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas week

Overview

The Review Score of 9 (maximum of 10) for Mama Bear's Day Nursery & Pre-School (Bradley Stoke - Great Park Road) 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 7 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Mama Bear's Day Nursery & Pre-School (Bradley Stoke - Great Park Road) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.3 out of 5 from 6 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.667 for Mama Bear's Day Nursery & Pre-School (Bradley Stoke - Great Park Road) is calculated as follows: ( (57 Excellents x 5) + (26 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 84 Ratings = 4.667

  • 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 4.288 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Mama Bear's Day Nursery & Pre-School (Bradley Stoke - Great Park Road) 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 20.8 positive Reviews (104 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 20.8 Target = 0.288

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

9 Mama Bear's Day Nursery & Pre-School (Bradley Stoke - Great Park Road) has a Review Score of 9 (8.955)

Average Ratings

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    5
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
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    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Mama Bear's Day Nursery & Pre-School (Bradley Stoke - Great Park Road)?

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    7
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
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  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Mama Bear's Day Nursery & Pre-School (Bradley Stoke - Great Park Road)

  • Mother of Child
    5
  • Father of Child
    1
  • Stepmother of Child
    1

This nursery is amazing. My son loves it and I can see all the children enjoying the place. The structure is very nice: a lot of toys, it is always warm and comfortable, a lot of car spaces to park. But what makes the difference is the staff. Everybody is always very kind and you can see a very relaxed atmosphere. They are well prepared and I feel really comfortable to leave my son with them. They do a lot of activities and I can see my son growing up very well thanks to them. The most beautiful feedback is when my little one is going and hugging always someone. Great job. Well Done Mama Bear's.

How likely would you be to recommend Mama Bear's Day Nursery & Pre-School (Bradley Stoke - Great Park Road)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Mama Bear's Great Park is an absolute godsend! Staff are so so happy and friendly and my son really does love going there. The staff in the baby room are so attentive and very supportive of my child's needs and nothing is too much trouble. They support my parenting routine by implementing many of the same ideas/routines I use whilst at home with my son so that he is familiar with the same boundaries and authority. They are also very flexible with dates and times. Have nothing but good things to say about Mama Bear's!

How likely would you be to recommend Mama Bear's Day Nursery & Pre-School (Bradley Stoke - Great Park Road)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has been going to this nursery for just over 2 months and already it has had a really positive impact on him. He’s much more confident around people and other children compared to when he started. He loves going into nursery and often doesn’t want to leave!! The staff are all absolutely lovely and it is obvious that all the children adore them. I couldn’t be happier that we chose this nursery for our son!

How likely would you be to recommend Mama Bear's Day Nursery & Pre-School (Bradley Stoke - Great Park Road)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I was frantically looking for a nursery for my two children, mid-2017. From the first time I came across this nursery, I really liked the manager and her staff. They came across as very capable, concerned, warm and friendly.

Placing one's offspring in a stranger's care is always a very daunting task, but after my initial few visits to the setting, I started to feel more confident in this nursery (as compared to all other nurseries in the area). We started in September and my choice was perfect!!
My children are happy, safe and secure in this setting, learning quickly and love the staff. Each member of staff are amazingly friendly and warm, making the setting very welcoming to little ones quickly adapting to the surroundings, enjoying every minute they spend there.
I recommend this nursery very highly, as nothing can be compared to the satisfied feeling one gets knowing their little ones are happily spending their time developing their own personalities at a home, away from home!

How likely would you be to recommend Mama Bear's Day Nursery & Pre-School (Bradley Stoke - Great Park Road)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Very welcoming and friendly nursery. Plenty to entertain children over a period of a long day. Great food and atmosphere. Highly recommend Mama Bears.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

I cannot speak more highly of this nursery. The staff and management team have always been friendly, professional and supportive. My son was recently diagnosed with autism and the care and attention they have given him has dramatically changed his development. Staff are experienced people and many have additional training in special educational needs and disability issues. I am very happy with my son's progress and would highly recommend the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Mama Bear's Day Nursery & Pre-School (Bradley Stoke - Great Park Road)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My daughter has thrived at this nursery and I highly recommend it. The staff are nurturing, friendly and jovial. This creates an atmosphere which is welcoming, warm and jolly.

My daughter started in January 2016 and is in the babies room. She settled in very quickly thanks to the staff there. She loves going to nursery and will wait by our front door with her bag eager to get there in the morning.

They do a wide range of activities including lots of messy play which she doesn't get a chance to do at home. They have a lovely outdoor space where the children can play.

We get regular updates electronically of how my daughter is developing, this includes photos and videos.

My son will be attending this nursery next year, going into the baby room, and I know that he will do as well as my daughter has done under the care of the staff there.

How likely would you be to recommend Mama Bear's Day Nursery & Pre-School (Bradley Stoke - Great Park Road)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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