Nursery staff celebrate Ofsted success

Profile image for sophia1980

By sophia1980 | Thursday, December 19, 2013, 10:38

Mama Bear's Day Nursery in Crews Hole Road, Bristol has received a glowing report following its latest OFSTED inspection.

With an overall rating of 'good', inspectors said: "Children are happy and keen to make good progress in their learning and development. Staff organise bright and stimulating learning environments to entice children to explore independently."

The report went on to say: "Staff have accurate knowledge of safeguarding procedures and have effective partnerships with key agencies to meet children's needs.

"The nursery's management team were highly motivated and provided effective support to staff."

Inspector Rachael Williams said the nursery reflects diversity well throughout the provision.

She said: "Parents are actively involved in children's learning from the start. Consequently, staff have a good knowledge of their individual key children, which is supported by detailed and ongoing observations of children's engagement in activities.

"Assessment arrangements are robust, identifying accurate next steps in learning, which staff use effectively to influence future planning. Therefore, children make good progress in their learning and development. Staff keep parents well informed of their children's development as they regularly share a summary of their progress with the key person.

"Generally, staff encourage children's independence well, such as older children serving their own food at lunchtime and making healthy choices. 

"Children behave well and they have good understanding of expectations and boundaries. They are constantly involved in interesting activities so there is little time for them to be bored or disinterested."  

Bev Driffield from Mama Bear's Day Nursery said: "The nursery staff were pleased to see they have emerged with flying colours from the latest Ofsted report.

"We were particularly pleased to see our close personal interaction with each child at the nursery was noted by the inspector. The inspector said that a few minor tweaks in our personal communication protocols could have pushed us up in to the 'outstanding' category   that all of our nurseries are striving for.

"We will continue to work hard to ensure that all our nurseries deliver the high-quality outstanding care that we have become renowned for."

Mama Bear's Day Nursery is a family run childcare organisation which was established in 2002 with the aim of making high-quality, affordable childcare available to families living, working or studying in the South West.

The Day Nurseries aim to provide children with their first vital level of education to give them a head-start when they start at primary school.

The Crews Hole nursery is open each weekday from 7.30am to 6pm, or until 7pm on request, for 51 weeks of the year, closing between Christmas and New Year, and all bank holidays.

For more information or to register visit or call Claire Godfrey on 07435 965604.

Tweet this article


max 4000 characters

Latest Stories in Kingswood


Local Vouchers

  • Discover Indochina. 13 Night Vietnam City and Beach holiday only £1099pp with Travel Counsellors

    Travel Counsellors

    Save over £400 with this amazing 13 night city and beach 2 centre holiday including flights from Heathrow!!
    Call 01275 774310
    or email for more information

    Terms: Subject to availability on selected dates and flights call for details today

    Contact: 0845 058 7086

    Valid until: Wednesday, April 30 2014


    Crystal Face

    -1hr long shoot
    -1 FREE 6”x9” Print
    -£25 off any wall art (Canvas, Acrylic Print and Box Frames)
    - Free 3D Face scan and 3D Crystal Engraving
    -20% off any crystal size upgrades
    -Private viewing

    Terms: A refundable £25 deposit is required for Weekday bookings, £35 for weekends. Non-refundable for no shows.
    Phone 01179415313 to book and mention Bristol Post Deal.

    Contact: 0117 9415313

    Valid until: Saturday, May 31 2014

  • Good Friday special (18th April)

    The Trooper

    good friday between 12 and 4pm, Fish homemade chips mushy peas, with bread and butter only £4.75

    Terms: a drink must be purchased at all times .

    Contact: 0117 370 8831

    Valid until: Saturday, April 19 2014


Local Jobs


Search for...

Min price is bigger than Max price
Min price is bigger than Max price
Min rent is bigger than Max rent