Teddy Bears Nursery, Solihull, West Midlands
Teddy Bears Nursery, Solihull, West Midlands
Teddy Bears Nursery, Solihull, West Midlands

Teddy Bears is a home-based nursery located within walking distance of Solihull Town Centre. It was established in 1988 and is registered by Ofsted for 12 children from the age of three months up to five years.

In 2014 and 2017 the nursery was rated the sixth most highly recommended in the West Midlands by this website. The nursery is open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday. There are two separate playrooms catering for the different age groups and a large enclosed garden with a lawn and patio areas.

Home-cooked lunches are prepared on the premises daily with the emphasis on healthy eating. Up to 15 funded hours per week term time are offered subject to availability.

Owner: Julie Cooper

Person in charge: Julie Cooper (Owner/Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Number of Staff: 5

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

Total Places for Children: 12

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Directions:

Located off Hampton Lane, Solihull

Visiting:

Visits by appointment only, contact the nursery to arrange

Parking:

Parking is available on the drive

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.5 Teddy Bears Nursery has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.477)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Teddy Bears Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 11 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Teddy Bears Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 3 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 4.977 for Teddy Bears Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (129 Excellents x 5) + (3 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 132 Ratings = 4.977

  • 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 4.5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Teddy Bears Nursery is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 2.4 positive Reviews (12 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 2.4 Target Reached = 1

  • 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
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Teddy Bears Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    11
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Teddy Bears Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    10
  • Father of Child
    1

Both of my children have attended Teddy Bears. A lovely nursery that deserves the great reviews they receive. The staff showed real care for my little ones and although they only attended 1 day each week, my eldest constantly referred by name to his key workers over the years when talking excitedly about activities he had participated in. We saw big leaps in their development every time they returned home. Doing a great job.

How likely would you be to recommend Teddy Bears Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Julie Cooper, Owner at Teddy Bears Nursery responded to this review on 06 Dec 2017:

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Your comments are appreciated.

Both of our children have attended this nursery on a casual basis over a 3 year period. They have always been made to feel very welcome even though they never attended on a regular basis. The staff were all very nice and remembered the names of our children and still ask after my eldest who left 2 years ago! A fun and professional nursery that I would definitely recommend!

How likely would you be to recommend Teddy Bears Nursery? 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: Excellent

Julie Cooper, Owner at Teddy Bears Nursery responded to this review on 06 Dec 2017:

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Your comments are appreciated.

It's such a big (and stressful!) step for any parent when their child goes to nursery, but Teddy Bears Nursery have been beyond fantastic. When I drop my daughter off in the morning, it's like leaving her with extended family. Although she has a key worker, she has formed attachments with many of the staff due to the modest size of the nursery. Now instead of crying when I leave her, she reaches out to be held by them with a big smile on her face!

A range of activities are provided each day, and staff are very flexible depending on how my daughter is in the day. Every effort is made to let her sleep longer if she's tired, try different meals if she won't eat and extra cuddles when she's sad. I look forward to the daily feedback when I pick her up; I remember the excitement from staff when they told me about her first steps at nursery! I feel happy knowing all her emotional and developmental needs are being met at Teddy Bears and would recommend this nursery highly.

How likely would you be to recommend Teddy Bears Nursery? 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

Julie Cooper, Owner at Teddy Bears Nursery responded to this review on 06 Dec 2017:

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Your comments are appreciated.

My son has attended this nursery for about a year and a half and it really is the best nursery ever. The staff and manager really care about each child that attends the nursery. The owner is very professional and very friendly. She has years of experience and I can't imagine her doing anything else. You know that when you drop your child off for the day they are in safe hands and that's priceless for a parent. The other manager is a lovely lady who has a very calm manner with the children and she is extremely caring. And then the staff member who was my son's key worker in the under 2s room is the friendliest person ever she loves her job. My son really thought the world of her. My son is now in the over 2s room and his key worker another lady, and again my sons loves her to bits. She has the biggest smile and is always so happy and positive and she was made to work with children it's so natural to her. Thank you so much for looking after my son I really appreciate it.

How likely would you be to recommend Teddy Bears Nursery? 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

Julie Cooper, owner at Teddy Bears Nursery responded to this review on 15 Nov 2016:

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate your kind words and on-going support

Teddy Bears Nursery is a wonderful home from home nursery experience. Both my girls have loved it there. The staff are amazing and really go to magnificent lengths to ensure the children are happy and entertained. The setting is extremely clean and tidy and the management are very hands on. The menus are healthy and well planned, and the staff have always offered different options if my fussy eater child refuses the first option! I would thoroughly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Teddy Bears Nursery? 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

Julie Cooper, Owner at Teddy Bears Nursery responded to this review on 17 Oct 2016:

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We really appreciate your comments and your support over the years.

My son attends Teddy Bears Nursery once a week and I couldn't be happier with the nursery. Being a primary teacher myself, I am well-versed in child education and Teddy Bears Nursery inspires and teaches the children excellently. They keep daily notes and records on your child's development and act quickly on any questions you may have as a parent. Most of all, my son is happy there.

How likely would you be to recommend Teddy Bears Nursery? 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

Julie Cooper, Manager at Teddy Bears Nursery responded to this review on 08 Sep 2016:

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We really appreciate your comments and ongoing support

Overall we absolutely love Teddy Bears Nursery. The teachers are very much approachable for parents. My daughter looks very happy and she loves to go to nursery.
In the month of April 2016, my daughter had a stomach infection after one week,when I sent her to the nursery she slept without dinner at 12:15pm when she woke up the nursery staff cooked fresh lunch and fed her. It's not about only food but the care and affection they gave my daughter is very immense.

How likely would you be to recommend Teddy Bears Nursery? 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

Julie Cooper, Manager at Teddy Bears Nursery responded to this review on 08 Sep 2016:

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We really appreciate your comments and ongoing support

I am extremely happy that my child has a place in Teddy Bears Nursery. It is the best in Solihull. My child settled in very soon. The staff are so knowledgeable and caring that you know your child is in safe hands. The best part is that my child is learning every day. There are lots of activities that keep them busy as well as learning. I will recommend this nursery to everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Teddy Bears Nursery? 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

Julie Cooper, Manager at Teddy Bears Nursery responded to this review on 31 Aug 2016:

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We really appreciate your kind words and ongoing support.

My daughter started the nursery after not fitting in with a previous one. The staff at Teddy Bears Nursery were and are so welcoming. My daughter settled in in no time. As a parent, I am fully updated on her daily progress. The nursery has a nice homely feel and the fact that all staff have been there for eight years or more speaks for itself. A fantastic nursery and a great start for my daughter. Would not hesitate to recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Teddy Bears Nursery? 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

Julie Cooper, Manager at Teddy Bears Nursery responded to this review on 31 Aug 2016:

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We really appreciate your kind words and ongoing support.

Both my daughters have now attended Teddy Bears. They have received outstanding care, love, and attention. The staff are very skilled and really go the extra mile.

How likely would you be to recommend Teddy Bears Nursery? 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

Julie Cooper, Manager at Teddy Bears Nursery responded to this review on 31 Aug 2016:

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We really appreciate your kind words and ongoing support.

My child has always been happy and enjoyed his time at 'Teddy Bears Nursery'. Fantastic nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Teddy Bears Nursery? 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

Julie Cooper, Manager at Teddy Bears Nursery responded to this review on 31 Aug 2016:

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We really appreciate your kind words and ongoing support.

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