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Mama Bear's Clifton - Whiteladies Road

The former Bristol Auction Rooms was fully converted by Mama Bear's Day Nursery and Pre-school in 2013 into a purposely designed childcare setting for children aged 3 months to 5 years on the corner of Whiteladies Road and Apsley Road in Clifton.

The interior of the building, which was open plan to allow the storage of large items for auction has been divided into separate rooms where babies, toddlers and pre-school children can spend the day having fun and learning. There is a fully secure outdoor play area and a drop-off zone in our adjoining car park for parents off Apsley Road.

It is in a convenient location for working parents and on the main commute in and out of the city centre and the building itself is perfect for the kind of home-from-home environment we aim to create. Inside the nursery is extremely spacious and our outdoor garden provides children with lots of room to put their energy to good use.

Getting to the nursery could not be easier with key transport links into the centre of Bristol on the doorstep. Whiteladies Road is a trunk route for the bus services in Bristol and Clifton Down train station is only a 5 minute walk away for parents who commute to Temple Meads or Bath.
We want to support working families as much as we can. Our extended opening hours from 7.30am – 7.00pm have been designed to fit around the working day. We also offer half day sessions and funded places.

The nursery has been completely redesigned to be open, light and child friendly, whilst retaining original features and character.

Clifton has a lovely community feel and we have built strong partnerships with other local shops and services. Our nursery goes on regular trips to Bristol Zoo Gardens making the most of the beautiful outdoor space and learning the names of all the animals.

Read our Ofsted report

Meet our Nursery Manager: Chloe

"We are a purpose built nursery in the heart of Clifton, which has been designed to provide children with ample opportunities to explore and learn through play. We offer a secure and nurturing environment where we work alongside you to provide high quality childcare, stemming from your child’s interests. Children develop life skills and form friendships through daily activities and a strong key person system, enabling them to thrive as confident and capable learners."

"Staff skilfully engage all children of different ages when playing in the garden and this supports children's social skills successfully. The garden offers children an opportunity to play with their siblings which promotes a family element and helps children feel happy and secure."

Ofsted 2014

"The staff team are well trained and highly enthusiastic and they work well together to ensure consistency for children."

Ofsted 2014