Mama Bear's Day Nursery & Pre-School (Bradley Stoke - Baileys Court)

Unit 6, Baileys Court, Webbs Wood Road, Bradley Stoke, Bristol BS32 8EJ

Mama Bear's Day Nursery & Pre-School (Bradley Stoke - Baileys Court) is a January 2015 addition to this provider's range of friendly and vibrant day nurseries. The facility has different play and learning areas for babies, toddlers and pre-school, while staff are trained to support the different needs of each child as they grow.

Looking to prepare children for the challenges of full-time education, children are supported in developing their own skills within secure indoor and outdoor environments. Parents receive regular feedback and familiarisation visits are available to those starting out.

Group: Mama Bear's Day Nursery

Person in charge: Emma Tolley (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: South Gloucestershire Council

Number of Staff: 10

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

Total Places for Children: 65

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

Overview

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Mama Bear's Day Nursery & Pre-School (Bradley Stoke - Baileys Court) is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 23 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Mama Bear's Day Nursery & Pre-School (Bradley Stoke - Baileys Court) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 out of 5 from 10 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 4.601 for Mama Bear's Day Nursery & Pre-School (Bradley Stoke - Baileys Court) is calculated as follows: ( (173 Excellents x 5) + (91 Goods x 4) + (9 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 273 Ratings = 4.601

  • 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 4.769 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Mama Bear's Day Nursery & Pre-School (Bradley Stoke - Baileys Court) is based on 10 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 13 positive Reviews (65 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 10 Reviews ÷ 13 Target = 0.769

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

9.4 Mama Bear's Day Nursery & Pre-School (Bradley Stoke - Baileys Court) has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.370)

Average Ratings

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  • Good
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Reviewer Connection to Mama Bear's Day Nursery & Pre-School (Bradley Stoke - Baileys Court)

  • Mother of Child
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  • Father of Child
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Had both my children at Mama Bear's and over the past 5 years I have had nothing but good things to say about the nursery/preschool. My daughter who is currently in preschool has come on in leaps and bounds and is already 100% ready to go to school this September. This is due to the team at Mamas helping her with learning skills. Thank you all as always very impressed.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Very friendly staff. Always willing to help at all times. My son is always very happy to go to nursery. The nursery is very neat.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Very pleased with Mama Bears' services. I have 3 children who have passed through the nursery and preschool.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Great staff and friendly environment. Having moved from another national brand of nursery to Mama Bear's, we are happy with our decision and highly recommend the nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

We are really happy with the care given to our children both in the nursery and the pre-school. The staff are all warm, friendly and caring.
As parents of allergy children we feel secure with the knowledge and procedures taken to ensure there are no issues. Any concerns have been dealt with immediately.

We really like the eyLog system as it means we can see photos and videos of what they are getting up to from an app on our phones. We also think that the pre-school curriculum is interesting and varied while still being fun.

The most important thing is both of our children are happy to go and love the staff.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Whilst my little boy has only been at this nursery around a month, I've already seen differences in his abilities and the way he interacts with people and things. I love that I get updates throughout his day and an information sheet with everything I could need to know when I pick him up. Staff are lovely and made me and my little one feel very welcome. Highly recommended.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our son has attended Mama Bears Baileys Court, Bristol since April 2017. He has been very happy there and we have been pleased with the care he has received.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

My daughter has taken well to nursery and especially to her primary carer. She loves the activities and we can tell she loves the music from the pictures and videos that are taken. I have to say that these can be a highlight of my day when I receive these at work so a big thank you for taking the time to document her progression - I can imagine it takes a lot of time and effort from your staff.
I found the parents evening helpful as we understood what our daughter does well at as well as where she could develop. Having the information of how we can help her develop was great. We want to be helpful parents so the help, support and advice has been great.

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

My Son moved from another setting to Mama Bears in September 2015. This was an unsettling time with lots of change but the friendly, caring manner of the staff at Mama Bears helped make the transition as smooth as possible and he settled in quickly. It was so nice and reassuring to pick him up with a smile on his face. He has grown from strength to strength and really come out of his shell and found his confident side.
He has made some lovely friendships both with other children and the staff whom he will miss now he begins his journey into primary school. Mama Bears were always very good with keeping you informed of things and another great benefit was the improvement to my sons eating habits.
Thank you!

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Average Rating:   3.9 out of 5

My daughter loved going to preschool and even though she is excited to go to her new school, she will miss everyone at Mama Bear's.
The staff are so caring and very helpful, I couldn't recommend enough. They have been brilliant.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My eldest attended the nursery and pre-school and now my youngest has just moved across from the nursery to pre-school. I have no complaints whatsoever with the Bailey's Court setting. My children have always been well looked after and have thrived in their environment. Staff are approachable and will always help wherever they can.
The staff at the pre-school did a brilliant job of getting my eldest ready to start school, for example taking in changes of clothes so they could practice getting themselves changed.
Would definitely recommend.

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

My Son has been at Mama Bears since August 2015, so has used both the Nursery and Preschool. He is really happy there and the staff have really helped to bring him out of his shell. He has made lots of friends and he eats well (much better than at home). The staff are all very friendly and helpful and they plan good activities to help develop their skills and work on any areas that need improvement. The outside space is great given the limitations. It would be nice if the children could go on some outings/trips away from the preschool more frequently.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Mama Bears Nursery/Pre-school was highly recommended to me by a family member. The staff and facilities are of a very high standard. Staff were very professional and caring when my daughter was feeling poorly. My daughter is always excited to go to Pre-school and is full of stories of what she has done that day when I collect her. Thank you, Mama Bears!

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

Wonderful place, my daughter is extremely happy here! Staff are excited and engaging and are always ready to get down and play with the kids! I moved my daughter here in the summer and within days she was completely settled. The team do a great job!

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

We have been really pleased with the care our child has received at Mama Bears Nursery. Our child has development so much during the time she has spent there while still having lots of fun. Her key worker watches her development closely and helps her where she is struggling and encourages her where she is pushing to learn more. Her interaction with her peers has developed really well and we feel this is giving her a really good grounding for when she starts school.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Very happy about visiting this nursery. The ladies are doing a brilliant job and my little boy is happy to come there and do all of activities that staff are offering. Stuff is friendly, polite and very helpful. We are happy.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

After my eldest child had such a lovely time at Mama Bears, there was no other choice for us for my youngest. The staff are caring and helpful and the atmosphere in the preschool is warm and inviting.

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My daughter has attended since she was 9 months old and now has recently moved into pre-school. The staff have supported, encouraged and engaged her throughout her development and she loves to attend with all of her friends.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Great management and they happily facilitated our requirements for nursery. My daughter has settled easily and I have no worries when she is in nursery.
She is happy when I pick her up. I get an update of what she has been doing, what she's eaten, naps, nappy changes.
Very pleased with my experience so far.

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

Excellent Staff.
My son is settling in really well and enjoys coming to nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My 3 year old goes to the Mama Bears preschool and my older son went before Mama Bears took over and there have been a lot of improvements since then, such as the addition of a little outside play area. The staff are all friendly and approachable. It is small but I prefer that. My son is very happy here and his confidence has grown as a result.

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Average Rating:   3.8 out of 5

Lovely nursery with very friendly and professional staff! my son loves his Friday at nursery and I always arrive to big smiles when I pick him up. Keep up the good work Mama Bears!!!!
The staff are the same each week so my son has built a lovely relationship with his key worker, he is always pleased to see her!

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The pre-school room at Mama Bear's is very welcoming and friendly when my son arrives, which is great as he can sometimes be reluctant to be left. They give great feedback at the end of the day (rather than the usual he's had a good day), we get a break down of what he's done and what he enjoyed doing. They have been working on his pen skills ready for school and he has made great progress. Overall we are very happy with Mama Bear's.

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

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Staff Profiles

Emma

Emma Tolley

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2014

Description:

Emma joined Mama Bear’s in June 2014 as Deputy Manager in our Shirehampton Nursery, since her time with Mama Bear’s she has gained further experience and knowledge, before taking over as manager of Bailey’s court in February 2016.

Emma has been a qualified Nursery nurse since 1998, she has worked in a variety of different Early years settings, Including Nurseries, schools and teaching Road Safety.

Emma has three children of her own and enjoys spending time with her young family, she also enjoys cooking and watching films.

Zara

Zara Bennett

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2015

Description:

Zara joined Mama Bear’s when they took over the Covey in January 2015.
Zara is childcare Level 3 qualified and is a highly experienced practitioner.
Zara has advanced safeguarding training and paediatric first aid.
In her spare time Zara enjoys shopping and spending time with her family.

Nicole

Nicole Wood

Job Title: Nursery Team Leader

Joined: 2015

Description:

Nicole has worked for Mama Bear’s since they took over the Covey in January 2015.
Nicole is qualified with a childcare level 3 gaining her qualification in 2011 and since then Nicole has gained experience in, nursery and preschool.
In her spare time Nicole enjoys spending time with her young family.

Bethan

Bethan Jones

Job Title: Early Years Educator

Joined: 2015

Description:

Beth has worked for Mama Bear’s since they took over the Covey in January 2015, she previously worked for the Covey.
Beth qualified with a childcare Level 3 qualification in 2014 whilst working.
Beth enjoys football and watching her beloved Bristol City.

Rachael

Rachael Allen

Job Title: Early Years Educator

Joined: 2015

Description:

Rachael joined Mama Bear’s in September 2015,
She qualified at level 3 in childcare in 2013.
Rachel works in the Pre-school unit, term time.
Rachel has two young children of her own and enjoys spending time with them.

Jessica

Jessica Presley

Job Title: Early Years Practitoner

Joined: 2015

Description:

Jess joined Mama Bear’s in November 2015.
Jess qualified with a childcare Level 2 qualification in 2014.
Jess has experience in early years.
In her spare time Jess enjoys spending time with her family, eating out and shopping.

Sophie

Sophie Stone

Job Title: Early Years Practitioner/Apprentice

Joined: 2015

Description:

Sophie joined Mama Bear’s in August 2015, she is currently working towards her Level 3 childcare
qualification.
Sophie enjoys looking after her nephews and spending time with her family and friends.

Louise

Louise Jones

Job Title: Early Years Practitioner

Joined: 2017

Description:

Louise joined Mama Bear’s in May 2017.
Louise qualified with a childcare Level 2 qualification in 2006.
Louise has worked in Early years settings and has a daughter of her own.
Louise enjoys shopping and spending time with her daughter.

Emily

Emily Wood

Job Title: Early Years Apprentice

Joined: 2017

Description:

Emily joined Mama Bear’s in October 2017 and is currently working towards her NVQ childcare qualification.
Emily enjoys music, films and spending time with her friends.