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Fishponds - Thicket Avenue

Nestled in Fishponds, Bristol our nursery provides exceptional care with outdoor adventures and tailored activities for 3 months to 5 years old.

Welcome to Mama Bear’s Day Nursery in Fishponds, a haven of exploration and growth for your little ones. Nestled in the tranquil setting of landscaped gardens just off Thicket Avenue, our purpose-built, timber-framed facility is a world designed to spark curiosity and foster learning in children from three months to five years old.

A Nurturing Space Crafted for Discovery

Inside, our nursery boasts four meticulously maintained rooms, each tailored to different age groups. Our skilled educators, who are passionate about early childhood development, curate a range of dynamic, age-appropriate activities that engage and challenge young minds. From sensory play that stimulates the senses to creative arts that unleash imaginations, every day is an adventure at Mama Bear's.

Engaging Outdoor Experiences

Step outside into our magical garden, a safe and enchanting area where children are free to explore and play. Watch your child's delight as they discover the joys of nature, from observing the growth of seeds in our planters to enjoying enchanting story times under the airy gazebo. The garden is equipped with a variety of stimulating and fun toys, making it the perfect place for children to enjoy physical activity, learn about the natural world, and develop their motor skills in the fresh air.

Conveniently Located for Ease and Accessibility

Our Fishponds nursery is perfectly positioned in the heart of the community, just a stone’s throw away from vital transport links into central Bristol. Whether you’re coming by car, bus, or bicycle via the nearby Bristol Bath Railway Cycle path, accessing our nursery is effortless. Located near Hillfields Park along the path beside Hillfields Park Baptist Church, our nursery is a local gem for families seeking quality childcare.

A Proud History and a Bright Future

Since joining the Mama Bear’s family on 1st September 2010, our Fishponds nursery has flourished, maintaining its ethos of warmth and care under our established brand. We operate all year round, closing only for bank holidays and Christmas week, and welcome families with children aged between three months and five years.

At Mama Bear’s Fishponds, we understand that choosing the right nursery is crucial. We offer not just a place for your child to stay but a nurturing ground where they can grow, learn, and begin to realise their potential. Here, your child will build the foundational skills needed for a lifetime of learning, all within a loving and secure environment.

Discover the difference at Mama Bear’s Day Nursery in Fishponds—where children thrive, families are supported, and lifelong learners are made. Join us and let your child’s educational journey begin with us!


2-minute drive or 6-minute walk to Minerva Primary School

Meet our Nursery Manager: Adam

Childcare has always been present within my life, with my mum being in childcare for as long as I can remember. This opened a door for my career to begin, working my way up from an apprentice to a practitioner, from a room leader to a deputy and finally where I am today as a manger. With an ingrown focus on SEND and supporting those that have additional needs, my management style is one of leading from the front. I will often be seen in the rooms helping both practitioners and children in whatever way I can. Having been in childcare for the past 11 years in Essex and London, I have now taken the plunge and moved to Wales where I live with my fiancée. Growing up in a women centric household, I am well aware that some children will grow up with limited or no male support in place. I want to be that male support for those that have no access to it, being a male role model is all I’ve ever wanted to be.