Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Clifton - Oakfield Road)

17 Oakfield Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2AW

Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Clifton - Oakfield Road) is a member of a childcare provider that is committed to an excellent learning environment, where parents are confident their children's health and safety is also safeguarded.

The nursery has flexible play interiors, its own soft play room and a sensory room.

Caring staff work to help each and every child to develop and grow in confidence in a safe, fun, stimulating environment.

This inclusive service respects all cultures and backgrounds and staff ensure all children can thrive at the nursery.

Group: Mama Bear's Day Nursery

Person in charge: Justyna Wasiulewska (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Bristol City Council

Number of Staff: 13

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

Total Places for Children: 72

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1900

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Languages Spoken (other than English): Polish

Overview

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Clifton - Oakfield Road) is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.5 out of 5 from 23 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Clifton - Oakfield Road) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.9 out of 5 from 13 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 4.52 for Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Clifton - Oakfield Road) is calculated as follows: ( (159 Excellents x 5) + (100 Goods x 4) + (16 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 275 Ratings = 4.52

  • 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 4.903 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Clifton - Oakfield Road) is based on 13 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 14.4 positive Reviews (72 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 13 Reviews ÷ 14.4 Target = 0.903

  • 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 (Clifton - Oakfield Road) has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.423)

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Reviewer Connection to Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Clifton - Oakfield Road)

  • Mother of Child
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  • Father of Child
    4

I really recommend. The place is clean, staffs very professional, my daughter loves. Food is good, my daughter is learning a lot and starting to speak some English word.

How likely would you be to recommend Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Clifton - Oakfield Road)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I am extremely happy with Mama Bear's nursery. My daughter is always happy to arrive in the morning and when I come to pick her up she is always smiling. I never worry about her when I leave her to go to work. The caretakers have a strong relationship with my daughter and she learns a lot from them. I especially like the daily activities ('messy play', going into the garden, the sensory room).

How likely would you be to recommend Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Clifton - Oakfield Road)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Mama Bears Oakfield Road is a very small and friendly nursery. We have been impressed by the continuity of staffing which is helpful for a little boy who finds parting from family difficult. I like the nursery's use of outdoor space and how the garden is set out to foster an interest in and respect for the natural world.

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Our child is thriving at Mama Bears. She’s in pre school and comes home extremely happy and brimming with new things to tell us she had learnt.

How likely would you be to recommend Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Clifton - Oakfield Road)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

A warm and friendly nursery an preschool, where my little one feels secure and happy. She has made friends and enjoys going there each day. There is enough indoor space to learn and play, a ball pit, and a large garden where the kids go out each day. The nursery is easy to get to. The staff are fantastic and seem to genuinely care about all the children. My little one was previously in a much smaller nursery and her transition to Mama Bear's was seamless. There's a feeling as a parent, that each child matters here. My only critique is the food. The menu, especially the evening tea, could do with more input. Beans and toast, which I would consider to be breakfast, seems to be served more often than not as tea. The lunches, however, do seem to be a little more varied and creative.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

My daughter loves her preschool so much and always go home with a big smile. She even asks to go to school again every time I pick her up. At home, she's excited to tell me what she's been up to with her friends and teachers (key practitioners) during the day. She loves her teachers too.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter has loved attending this nursery. She loves the garden and staff, they are brilliant at attending to the individual needs of the children and recognise they all have different needs.

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

Very friendly and welcoming staff. Clean and overall a well-equipped nursery. Extremely happy with my daughter's care.

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Our daughter has loved her time at Mama Bears, it has been a joy picking up a happy and excited little girl, who has so much to tell us about her day.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

My daughter really enjoys nursery. The staff are approachable, friendly and lovely. Whenever I needed to change her starting or finishing times at short notice they were very accommodating and flexible.

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

From my child's first day in January 2016, the staff have been amazing. They have been on hand at every opportunity and the learning and development have been fantastic. I couldn't recommend enough! Thank you for everything.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The staff seem very lovely, attentive and caring with the children. My son has a big smile on his face each time I collect him. He enjoys the meals and sings songs he's learnt. He chats about toys, games, and activities he's been doing. The staff are friendly and approachable.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our daughter has attended Mama Bears for over 2 years now and she absolutely loves it. Every morning she wakes up genuinely excited that it's a nursery day and that she gets to go and see all of her little friends. She's come on leaps and bounds over the time she's been there in terms of her social interactions, vocabulary and general knowledge - I think she's hugely benefitted by being put in with the older children a little earlier than perhaps usual.
I'd agree with some of the other parent's comments about messy play, always handy not having to do so much messy play at home.

Again, I can echo some of the other comments about staff turnover, but it does seem more settled over the past 6 months or so and I have to say I don't think it's been to the detriment of our daughter's experience there. I'm certainly very happy to recommend Mama Bears.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Mama Bears on Oakfield Road has provided child care for two of my children over the last 4 years.
My children have always been happy and looked after well. Most queries I might have are dealt with well.
My only worry over the 4 year period was the frequent changing of staff members. This has been better recently, however. We also had some problems dealing with the accounts department for payment, but this has now been resolved.

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Average Rating:   3.2 out of 5

It is a very well organised environment. My child is happy every day to spend time there with the well-trained staff who are warming and welcoming. I am very satisfied in regards to the activities - they helpful for my child's learning process. Management are very caring and helpful.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Excellent new management recently in place and extremely competent, warm and friendly staff. Both my children have loved every moment of their time at this nursery. Excellent outside playing space. Happy children in a warm and safe environment.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Mama Bears on Oakfield Road, Clifton my son attends full time. He is only 17 months and suffers from seizures. This means he requires a lot of attention. Being an army family, we have used a number of nurseries and can categorically say this is the best nursery by far! Our son is given love, attention and his development has come on leaps and bounds despite having been prematurely born. He has had seizures in nursery and the quick response from the manager and her team was so reassuring.
They rang every day he was in hospital to see how he was and it was genuine concern. Their policies and procedures are followed thoroughly and nothing is ever too much trouble. Our son absolutely adores the manager and the cleaner. You definitely get what you pay for here.. if not more! To see my son excited for nursery and love the nursery assistants almost as much as his mother, says it all. Highly recommend.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Staff are amazing they are all really helpful and friendly.
My son is so happy here he never wants to go home.
He always looks forward to attending nursery and has made lots of friends.
I would highly recommend the nursery to everyone.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Our little boy attends Mama Bears Oakfield Road and we couldn't be happier with this nursery. The team are fantastic, very caring and nurturing, imaginative and huge fans of messy play (which is great as a parent who does not enjoy messy play at home). The nursery offers wonderful outdoor space which they use all year round, a ball pool room, sensory spaces as well as individual rooms for different age groups. Our son has flourished in this environment and loves being part of this nursery community.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Staff attentive and kind. They display an extremely positive attitude to the children and my son is always happy at Mama Bear's. For me, this is the most important aspect. However, attention to the social and intellectual growth is also of a high standard. My only negative comment is that we often had difficulty getting the monthly bill correct first time. Often required questioning and correction. But the service and care, in my opinion, can't be faulted.

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My daughter goes to Mama Bear since she is 6 months old and she loves it. She is 2 years now and goes 5 days a week. She loves playing in the garden with the cars, mud kitchen and the slide. She also loves the variety of messy play, painting and the ball pool and she already made some friends. Although there have been staff changes, the staff is young and professional and always very friendly and helpful. She also seems to like the food as she always eats everything. We appreciate that Mama Bear has an online system where the staff uploads little movies/ pictures/ learning and development updates about our daughter which you can check at home.

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

The Oakfield Road Mama Bears provides a homely environment for preschool day care and education. The setting has a variety spaces inside and outside my daughter has enjoyed her experience during the last year. Importantly she has made good friends with other children and developed socially during her time there.

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Average Rating:   3.8 out of 5

I strongly recommend for enrolment in Mama Bear's. All staff are full of love, fun and patience. My daughter went to Mama Bear's in June 2016, and she has spent about one and half months there. Generally, she likes Mama Bear's very much and she has very happy time in Mama Bear's.

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

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