Shirehampton - Grove Leaze
Our Mama Bear’s Day Nursery in Shirehampton is based just off the A4 Portway, close to the M5 and Avonmouth 902 Park & Ride. This childcare setting is based in a wonderful 19th century farmhouse, which benefits from the addition of a large hall built by local residents over 30 years ago.
We are lucky to have so much space and we make sure that we make the most of it. Due to the large gardens and large hall, our babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers have a much wider range of activities on offer to them than those typically found in smaller nurseries. Children take part in physical movement activities that improve gross and fine motor skills, balance, co-ordination, problem-solving, confidence-building and much more.
Our experienced staff team of dedicated childcare professionals understand how children learn and develop. We treat every child as an individual and support them through their first steps of early years education helping them prepare for starting Reception Class.
Our Shirehampton nursery has designated rooms for each age group. There is a huge variety of toys and resources available to support each child’s stage of development. Staff are carefully recruited and undertake regular training to ensure that they create stimulating activities to help children flourish in their care.
Outside we have three different garden areas. Our baby garden provides a perfect and safe environment for the youngest members of our Mama Bear’s family to make new discoveries in the outdoor world. The back garden was redesigned in 2013 to create an interactive garden and play space. The children particularly love our secret tunnel! In addition to both of these, our children make the most of the space available in the front garden and can run around, explore the wild corner and make up new games with their friends.
This nursery is ideally placed to serve families living in and around Shirehampton, Avonmouth, Lawrence Weston, Henbury, Westbury-on-Trym, Stoke Bishop, Sea Mills and Coombe Dingle as well as (thanks to the closeness of the M5) to the South and North West of the city, including Portishead, Clevedon, Easter Compton, even Bradley Stoke. The A4 is serviced by a frequent bus service into the centre of town thanks to the Park & Ride on the Portway and we are a ten minute walk from Shirehampton train station, which has regular services to Temple Meads.
Meet our Nursery Manager: Rebecca
Hi I'm Becca. I worked my way up from an Apprentice to a Room Leader, to a Deputy Manager and to where I am now as Manager. I have 11 years’ experience working with children and even longer caring for children within my family. I have developed strong skills in supporting young children and genuinely passionate about providing the best childcare and play experiences. I enjoy getting involved with the children, especially with messy play and creative activities. I love supporting the children and being there for them, knowing that I’m making a difference. We are excited to meet you!