Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Long Road)

South Devon College, Long Road, Paignton TQ4 7EJ

Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Long Road) has a light and spacious interior with a wide range of early years play resources ideal for pre-school development and education. A versatile approach is aided by a large sports hall, a sensory room and regular visits to a horticulture and animal care department at South Devon College.

Children are supported to develop as individuals, being creative and encouraged to explore. Ofsted regulations and health and safety policies are taken seriously by a qualified team.

Group: Mama Bear's Day Nursery

Person in charge: Yvette Wellington (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Torbay Council

Number of Staff: 30

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

Total Places for Children: 78

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1900

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Overview

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Long Road) 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 - Long Road) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 8 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 4.782 for Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Long Road) is calculated as follows: ( (96 Excellents x 5) + (20 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 119 Ratings = 4.782

  • 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 4.513 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Long Road) is based on 8 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 15.6 positive Reviews (78 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 15.6 Target = 0.513

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

9.3 Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Long Road) has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.295)

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Reviewer Connection to Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Long Road)

  • Mother of Child
    8
  • Father of Child
    2

Both of my children have gone through this nursery and it's 100% the best in Torbay. I learnt to drive so they could attend as Mama Bears certainly gives children the best start in life. All of the staff are incredible, have lots of patience and are so kind.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our 1-year-old is only there 2 days a week and loves it. The staff have been fantastic and always ensure that she is happy and well looked after, particularly if we're having a very clingy morning. The range of activities that are on offer, even at this age, has been amazing and given us plenty of ideas to try at home and really helped develop her creative side and confidence in dealing with other children and the staff. The nursery is well equipped and communication between the staff and parents is brilliant with both end of day feedback and notes and photos through their online system. We genuinely wouldn't hesitate to recommend this site to others.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our first born loved her time at Mama Bear's and was well cared for. Her key worker was a great asset which was confirmed by other parents who felt the same way.
Our second daughter now attends and we hope she is challenged, cared for and taught in the same diligent manner.
My expectations of Mama Bear's are not only to look after and care for my daughter but to encourage a thirst for learning as well as discipline when needed.
I believe consistency at nursery and home will help for a well rounded, confident, bright child.
Our thanks to the staff at Mama Bear's, with a job well done so far.

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

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Average Rating:   3.8 out of 5

Yvette Wellington, Manager at Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Long Road) responded to this review on 16 Feb 2018:

We have loved looking after both of the girls and we certainly look forward to being involved in their development.

This nursery is amazing. My son has been attending since he was six months old and is now in his last year in preschool before starting school in September 2018. He has developed so much and loves every day. The staff are fantastic and so good with the children. They treat every child as an individual and really care about their personal development and levels of progress. They always have time to talk to us as parents and always happy to discuss how my son has got on during the day, as well as informing us of how well he is progressing. They are also very supportive in offering helpful tips if needed. The activities that my son completes daily are brilliant and extremely engaging, he cannot wait to show me what he has done or tell me about his day. I cannot praise this nursery enough for their hard work, the amazing support they offer both children and parents, and most of all the welcome they give each day we arrive and at the end of every day.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Yvette Wellington, Manager at Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Paignton - Long Road) responded to this review on 03 Nov 2017:

Thank you Becky, its always a pleasure looking after your son, he always puts a smile on our faces.

My son attends Mama Bear's and he loves his time spent at the setting. He has progressed in all areas of his development and has lots of fun whilst doing so. I feel myself and my son have such a great relationship with all the staff and feel I am able to approach all staff. I am so relieved that I have found a safe setting for my son to attend and I know all his needs are being met when I am unable to.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Mama Bears - Long Road is a fantastic nursery. My son started when he was turning 2 and he went to nursery with his little yellow blanket and his dummy. He has left confident, with a very enquiring mind, an able child, grown up, fully toilet trained, happy and now he will not be quiet!. He has also enjoyed the numerous activities provided, gaining knowledge and experience while being encouraged to participate in them all.

Mama Bears is well designed and well decorated. The rooms for each age range are designed and decorated to help the individual child regardless of their ability. The staff are trained and experienced and always looking out for the child and helping them to improve. The staff are friendly and happy and willing to help the child as well as the parents. The enthusiasm of the children is obvious to see as they enter the building being greeted by happy, caring and friendly staff.

I cannot recommend Mama Bears - Long Road highly enough.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter loves her time at nursery. She is so excited to go and is always smiling when we collect her.

The staff always take time to find out how she is every morning and always ask after our other children.

My daughter came to this nursery from another that I had been unhappy with and the staff were very reassuring and constantly checked on how we wanted things done.

I couldn't be happier with our choice of nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has not long started and is still settling in but the staff have been fantastic so far. They have done everything to ensure that my daughter settles and plays in the setting. The Baby Room staff have been fab from the off, and I am sure that my daughter will love it once settled. The setting is well presented and all of the staff seem very knowledgable in what they are doing. They are all friendly and welcoming. After recommendations from others, I will definitely be recommending to others, my other daughter is starting soon as well.

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

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My Daughter has attended Mama Bears Nursery for nearly 2 years and she absolutely loves it and adores the girls who work there, she gets excited about going and it makes me so happy and at ease dropping her off before work. I know she'll miss everyone when she starts school in September.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My son has attended this nursery since he was about 9 months old, starting part-time and when he was almost 2 years old then went to full time. I do feel he/we have become like one of the family there. He always is keen to attend with only occasional off days. The staff have been fully supportive, interested and fully involved in his day to day care and I feel we have worked together to achieve learning goals. I do feel he has been well nurtured here.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

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