This lovely Bradley Stoke nursery and pre-school was formerly The Covey and joined the Mama Bear’s Day Nursery family in January 2015. You can find us behind the Tesco Express in Baileys Court. Our nursery and pre-school are in separate buildings and are both resourced with age-specific toys and furniture to meet the needs of the babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers in our care.
The nursery provides a home-from-home environment for children under 3 years old. We are located above St Peter’s Hospice and our front door is on the side of the building to the right. The room is divided into separate focus areas to suit the different needs of each child as they grow.
The pre-school room is found across the courtyard from the nursery (opposite the Beijing Restaurant). This is for children aged over 3 years. Our pre-school team understand the importance of these early years and support our pre-schoolers through a curriculum designed to help them prepare for primary school. Children are encouraged to develop their own skills both inside and outside through fun and stimulating play. Children benefit from the new pre-school garden which has been specially designed and made to inspire imaginative outdoor play.
Every child is encouraged to progress and develop at our nursery and pre-school. There are plenty of opportunities for children to explore, understand and create new environments, making lots of new friends in the process!
Your child’s safety and wellbeing is our priority. Each member of staff has a DBS check and we operate a “no lone working” policy. Our staff are very well trained and regularly undertake further training to ensure we can provide the highest standard in childcare to all families.
"Children benefit from a well-balanced range of activities carefully planned to offer opportunities for learning in all areas. Children generally make good progress in their learning and development."
Ofsted 2011 (as The Covey Nursery)
"The settling-in period is tailored to individual needs because staff allow time for children to grow use to the pre-school. This means children have ample time to form strong bonds with key persons who are assigned to each child."
Ofsted 2014 (as The Covey Pre-school)