Bear's House Day Nursery

Norset House, West View, Boothtown, Halifax HX3 6PE

Bear's House Day Nursery, Halifax, West Yorkshire
Bear's House Day Nursery, Halifax, West Yorkshire
Bear's House Day Nursery, Halifax, West Yorkshire

Bear's House Day Nursery opened in April 2015 and is run by a husband and wife team.

Bear's House Day Nursery has an environment that is tailored to support learning through play, overseen by a friendly and professional team that are skilled in maintaining a safe and secure service.

There are different rooms for each age group, including a sensory room, as well as messy play areas, story-time, a sand and water area, role play and construction.

The nursery offers competitive prices and a flexible service to help accommodate each family's needs.

Bear's House received 'Good' from Ofsted in August 2016.

Owner: Genevieve & Darren Smith

Person in charge: Genevieve Smith (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

Number of Staff: 8

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

Total Places for Children: 38

Age Range: from 0 years 0 months to 12 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Fees Guide: Competitive. Fees include meals, snacks, nappies and wipes

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.6 Bear's House Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.608)

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for Bear's House Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 15 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bear's House Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.7 out of 5 from 5 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 4.95 for Bear's House Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (171 Excellents x 5) + (7 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 179 Ratings = 4.95

  • 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 4.658 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bear's House Day Nursery is based on 5 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 7.6 positive Reviews (38 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 7.6 Target = 0.658

  • 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
    15
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bear's House Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    15
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Bear's House Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    13
  • Father of Child
    2

My little boy is 2 and has only been at the nursery for a month or so (since September 2017) but he absolutely loves it at Bear's House. He's settled in really well and the staff are all lovely and very patient with him (he can be a bit shy and standoffish). He always comes home in a good mood and has lots of fun. I was quite anxious about him going to nursery but I'm very glad that I chose Bear's House.

How likely would you be to recommend Bear's House Day 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

I highly recommend. My son loves to go there for his three days a week. He never had any problems with settling in at all. The girls know how to play, learn and are doing a lot of different activities with my child.
If it's good weather he's outside, singing and painting.
Communications with staff is amazing, we never have any questions left without an answer.

How likely would you be to recommend Bear's House Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

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 daughter loves Bear's House Day Nursery she is always smiling when she arrives. I have also seen the work they do with the children and I am very impressed. If there are any accidents it's always reported to me or if my daughter isn't being herself they will let me know straight away.

How likely would you be to recommend Bear's House Day 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

My child has been attending this nursery for quite a long time now and myself and my partner are very happy with the care our child receives. The staff are really friendly and my child always has a great day, learning lots of new things. We have really enjoyed looking at our child's file, it's great to see the progress made and the hard work and love put into them. Would highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Bear's House Day 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

My daughter absolutely loves going to nursery. Her days are varied and she gets involved in lots of activities.
The staff are brilliant, really friendly and provide excellent care and attention for my daughter.
Would highly recommend this place!!

How likely would you be to recommend Bear's House Day Nursery? 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

My son has recently joined Bears House with my daughter who currently attended. He settled in perfectly! At just 9 months i'm very confident in leaving him with staff knowing that he will be looked after correctly! I get a report at the end of every day of the times he required personal needs, he's progressing very quickly. There's a fantastic range of learning toys and activities to suit his needs, I must say the sensory room is one of the main things that guided me to choose this nursery. Other nurseries in the area don't have that kind facility. The play area for the under 2s has just been refurbished to a fantastic standard! I'm very happy knowing when my sons playing outside he will be landing on something soft if he falls!

How likely would you be to recommend Bear's House Day 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

Genevieve Smith, Owner/manager at Bear's House Day Nursery responded to this review on 15 Jul 2016:

Thank you very much for your wonderful review.

I would definitely recommend Bear's House. Our son has been attending for over two months now and he loves it!
He has settled in really well and that is all down to the wonderful staff.
We are regularly updated on our sons progress and the recent parents evening was very informative. There are daily recorded assessments and we always have access to our sons file which include photos and activities he has done.
Thank you Bear's House!

How likely would you be to recommend Bear's House Day 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

My son has been with this nursery manager since she was a childminder.
She has been great for four and a half years since opening the nursery. He is coming home so excited to tell us about his day and all the activities he has been doing could not recommend highly enough very nice environment and genuine caring people.

How likely would you be to recommend Bear's House Day 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

I would highly recommend this nursery. My 10 month old is now into his 3rd week at Bears House and I couldn't ask for a more happier environment for him to be in. He is always really excited to go and always looks like he has had a great day when I collect him. I never worry about him throughout the day as I know he is in good hands. The staff are lovely and always make the time to tell me about his day. They keep me updated and write in a diary that tells me what he has been doing. I am really happy that I have found this fab nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Bear's House Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Bears house have gone above and beyond for my little boy and me. Flexible when I'm working different shift patterns and helping my son develop more social skills. They are excellent at meeting my boys needs. (Who is currently being tested for autism) The nursery is not over run and under staffed like many nurseries we visited before enrolling him in at Bears House. As soon as we walked into the nursery we knew that this was 'the one'
As any parent I was very apprehensive of leaving my little chap with anyone other than my own mother but they soon put my mind at ease, and on a daily basis they update me on how his day is going with photos of all the fun he is having.

I have recommended this nursery to a couple of friends who have also enrolled their little ones. Speaks volumes. Couldn't praise or thank them enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Bear's House Day 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: Don't Know

My little girl has been going to this nursery since the start of January. She is 8 months old. The staff at Bears nursery are very friendly an keep you at ease, they let me know throughout the day how my daughter is getting on. I would recommend this nursery to friends and family. In my opinion it is the best nursery around.

How likely would you be to recommend Bear's House Day 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

Absolutely brilliant nursery, my child has gained lots of confidence since starting, definitely recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Bear's House Day Nursery? 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

My little one joined this nursery in January 2016 as I was coming back to work after maternity leave. He is only 9 months old and I was worried how he will settle in. After few hours at nursery without me he seemed to be better than I thought. Its been now a month while he goes to nursery and he loves it. I have difficulties sometimes to take him back home as he wants to play and have cuddles with ladies who look after him. I am updated every time when I contact the nursery how my little one is doing. I can easily do my job at work and not to worry that he unhappy.

How likely would you be to recommend Bear's House Day 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

Since my little girl started in September, she has progressed so much. She loves to go to nursery and would go everyday if she could! All the staff are lovely and welcoming and she settled straight in without no problems. She comes home all the time teaching me new nursery rhymes and she is turning into a lovely confident young girl and it's all thanks to the staff at bear house! Would recommend to anyone! Keep up the good work guys!

How likely would you be to recommend Bear's House Day 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

My son has been with Bear's House Day Nursery since the opening in May 2015. He settled immediately, always excited to tell me about his day and all the activities they have been doing.
The management are such caring and truly devoted people who make me as a parent feel very comfortable and at ease with leaving my son with them which is difficult for any parent especially for long days but he doesn't even notice when I leave he enjoys it that much.
I would honestly and truthfully recommend them to anyone looking for childcare that really does feel like a home away from home for your child.

How likely would you be to recommend Bear's House Day 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

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