Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Queen Elizabeth Drive)

Queen Elizabeth Drive, Paignton TQ3 3YS

Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Queen Elizabeth Drive), Paignton, Devon
Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Queen Elizabeth Drive), Paignton, Devon
Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Queen Elizabeth Drive), Paignton, Devon

Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Queen Elizabeth Drive) has a purpose-built interior with two outdoor play areas, which staff use to their full potential in order to inspire learning and the development of new skills.

The Key Person System helps the highly qualified staff team deliver outstanding childcare to each child. There are strong partnership with parents ensuring that children's individual needs are met. Babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers feel confident to make new discoveries and really make the most of their nursery surroundings.

The nursery is an important part of the local community and shares its building with the Great Parks Community Centre.

Group: Mama Bear's Day Nursery

Person in charge: Faye Lawlor (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Torbay Council

Number of Staff: 13

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

Total Places for Children: 51

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

Vacancies

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Reviews

9 Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Queen Elizabeth Drive) has a Review Score of 9 (8.957)

The Review Score of 9 (maximum of 10) for Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Queen Elizabeth Drive) is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 10 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Queen Elizabeth Drive) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.1 out of 5 from 4 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 4.815 for Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Queen Elizabeth Drive) is calculated as follows: ( (99 Excellents x 5) + (18 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 119 Ratings = 4.815

  • 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 4.142 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Queen Elizabeth Drive) is based on 4 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.75

    2. Target of 10.2 positive Reviews (51 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 10.2 Target = 0.392

  • 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
    8
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Queen Elizabeth Drive)?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    9
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Queen Elizabeth Drive)

  • Mother of Child
    8
  • Father of Child
    2

My two boys have been going here since last summer and have both settled in fantastically, they do long days at the nursery due to my work commitments and I'm never worried about them when they are here. All the staff treat the children fantastically and you can tell they all really love the children and work extremely hard to entertain the children and keep them stimulated.

How likely would you be to recommend Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Queen Elizabeth Drive)? 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: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son joined Mama Bear's for three days a week and after a period of adjustment, really enjoyed his time there. He talked about other students at home, as well as his key worker and it was wonderful to see him become that bit more confident and involved in the activities taking place.
The staff were very accommodating and always had time to discuss how my son was on that particular day, how they interacted with the other children and his dietary requirements were met which put us as parents at ease. I would thoroughly recommend Mama Bear's Queen Elizabeth Drive - the staff are fantastic and clearly care about the children in their care.

How likely would you be to recommend Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Queen Elizabeth Drive)? 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

Mama Bear's is an amazing nursery. I left my daughter happy, content, and was always confident that all of the staff would do their best to ensure her safety, care and well-being. Trust is massively important when you are expecting someone to look after your child and I always trusted the staff implicitly. I feel that the staff always went above and beyond what is expected. I would, and have, recommended this nursery to everyone, it is awesome!!

How likely would you be to recommend Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Queen Elizabeth Drive)? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

F Lawlor, Manager at Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Queen Elizabeth Drive) responded to this review on 28 Jul 2017:

She was a delight.
Loved watching her grow and learn.

From the moment I visited the Queen Elizabeth Drive nursery, I knew my daughter would be happy there. All the staff are so friendly and approachable, you always feel like you can ask for advice or discuss any issues you may have.
Three and a half years later, my daughter is now heading to reception and I am so glad that I chose Mama Bears as her nursery.
The care and support they provide the children with is second to none and I feel this has helped to encourage my daughter into being confident with who she is and providing her with all the basics she needs to succeed in the next steps at 'big school'.
I would 100% recommend Mama Bears to other parents. You will not be disappointed with the care your child receives.

How likely would you be to recommend Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Queen Elizabeth Drive)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

Faye Lawlor, Nursery Manager at Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Queen Elizabeth Drive) responded to this review on 26 Jul 2017:

Your daughter has been a pleasure to look after. Thank you for letting us share her early years.

I'm making this review on Mama Bear's, Queen Elizabeth Drive because I think it is a brilliant nursery for the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Queen Elizabeth Drive)? 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 has attended the nursery since he was six months old and has loved every day of it. The staff are friendly and are always happy to see him. From the very first day I have never felt anxious about leaving my son with the staff as I know how brilliant they are and how at ease they made me feel.

How likely would you be to recommend Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Queen Elizabeth Drive)? 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

When my son first started here in January he was so shy and didn't speak very much, he's now a completely different child.
He talks - non stop! So thank you for that!! And now looks forward to coming in. He's made himself some little friends and absolutely adores the staff.
I couldn't be happier.

How likely would you be to recommend Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Queen Elizabeth Drive)? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

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: Don't Know

Our daughter loves attending Mama Bears and has done so for over a year now. The staff organise wonderful activities for her, they are attentive and engaged with all the children there. We visited some nurseries where staff seemed to merely observe the kids but at Mama Bears they actively engage with them, have a varied and stimulating programme of activities, pay attention to their likes, dislikes, moods and progress. Her experience there has led to her becoming a confident, sociable, empathetic girl, and we are constantly amazed by how much she is learning and how quickly her speech is developing. The staff are all lovely - friendly, positive, kind and caring. We are so pleased to have found such a great nursery for her to attend.

How likely would you be to recommend Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Queen Elizabeth Drive)? 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

Fae, Manager at Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Queen Elizabeth Drive) responded to this review on 27 Jun 2016:

Your daughter is a pleasure to teach :-)

My daughter is one years old and currently attends this nursery and she is so happy here! The staff are so friendly, easy to approach and always available for support and advice. My daughter has a heart condition and is always well looked after and the staff inform me everytime when they think she is unwell or maybe brewing for something!! (It's happens regularly)!
My daughter has already made some strong friendships with her peers and is very sociable with all the staff. The activities she does are always fun and exciting and these can be seen on the eylog which they use to observe the children. I love getting emails to tell me what she has been up to and seeing her photos!
I would definitely recommend this nursery, it's so homely!

How likely would you be to recommend Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Queen Elizabeth Drive)? 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 cannot speak highly enough of Mama Bears Day Nursery at Queen Elizabeth Drive in Paignton. The staff are friendly, extremely welcoming and approachable, very professional, extremely caring and are always available for a chat, some advice or to give us news about how my daughter is getting on. I feel that my daughter is not just in safe and caring hands, but in hands that are helping her development as a child, human and individual. It gives me great pleasure to see just how much my daughter loves the days she spends at nursery and we enjoy seeing the daily updates that come through to us on the app!

I love to see how much the staff enjoy working here, playing with, caring for and looking after the children. The facilities are excellent with plenty of amazing toys, games and activities to entertain and educate the kids. The food and cleanliness is of a really high quality...my daughter seems to eat better at nursery than she does at home! The key workers are on the ball with how my daughter is doing in her development and her progress since coming to Mama Bears has been quite astounding. They have also given me some invaluable advice about matters related to helping my daughter at home and for that I am even more grateful and respectful.

I really enjoy chatting to her key workers because they are lovely people, my daughter is very fond of them and they have her best interests at heart with everything they do. The key thing for me is knowing and seeing just how much my daughter loves her time at the nursery and how much my daughter admires her key workers.

How likely would you be to recommend Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Queen Elizabeth Drive)? 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

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