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Clifton day nursery awarded new outstanding rating

Article By: Ellie Spanswick, News Editor

A recently renovated day nursery in the Clifton area of Bristol has been rated as ‘Dark Green’ following its most recent Quality Improvement Framework (QIF) inspection, conducted by Bristol City Council.

Mama Bear’s Day Nursery, Oakfield Road is a family run day nursery providing affordable childcare to families in the South West of England. The nursery was awarded the ‘Dark Green’ outstanding rating after the nursery benefitted from a thorough renovation.

The work saw the nursery have a new kitchen installed and carpets throughout, as well as reorganisation of the facilities to encourage children to be independent.

Mama Bear’s also received a five star rating from the Environmental Health, the highest available to be awarded.

Manager at the nursery, Hannah Lark said: “We are delighted to have gained a ‘Dark Green’ rating following our QIF visit as well as five stars from Environmental Health. We have worked really hard to develop the nursery over the past year with improvements made to the garden and the great new kitchen.

“The new kitchen means we can continue encouraging children to eat healthily and we’re really looking forward to getting them involved in some cooking and baking in the new space.

“I was really pleased to see that the inspector noted the children as happy and motivated with child-adult interactions of a high standard. We are committed to finding the very best childcare practitioners so to be called ‘strong role models’ is really encouraging.”

Mama Bear’s Day Nursery and Pre-School are one of the biggest providers of childcare and pre-school facilities in the South West, with more than 400 staff caring for more than 1,500 children each week across twelve nurseries.

The Oakfield Road site is open almost every day of the year to provide children in the Clifton area with a good level of education to prepare them for starting primary school.

Ms Lark continued: “At Mama Bear’s we pride ourselves on offering outstanding care and tailoring that care to each individual child’s needs. It is so lovely to see each child develop during their time with us before they go off to school.”


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