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

17 Oakfield Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2AW

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

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

The nursery is a converted nineteenth-century building, with flexible play interiors, its own soft play room and ball pool room. An inclusive service respects all cultures and backgrounds, being situated in a multi-national part of the city.

Group: Mama Bear's Day Nursery

Person in charge: Justyna Wasiulewska (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Bristol City Council

Number of Staff: 11

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

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.4 Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Clifton - Oakfield Road) has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.396)

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 18 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.

  • 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 4.493 for Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Clifton - Oakfield Road) is calculated as follows: ( (121 Excellents x 5) + (79 Goods x 4) + (15 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 215 Ratings = 4.493

  • 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.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    11
  • Good
    6
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Clifton - Oakfield Road)?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    12
  • Likely
    6
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

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

  • Mother of Child
    14
  • Father of Child
    4

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.

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

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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.

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

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

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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.

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

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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