A Bradley Stoke pre-school has been awarded the highest possible grade of ‘outstanding’ following a recent Ofsted inspection.
The Mama Bear’s Pre-School at Baileys Court (located behind the Tesco Express store) impressed inspectors from the standards agency and received top rankings in all four judged categories.
The Bradley Stoke setting was the second within the family-run group to achieve the highest Ofsted grade within the space of seven days, following in the footsteps of Mama Bear’s Day Nursery and Pre-School on Wells Road, Hengrove.
Receiving praise for the effectiveness of leadership and management; quality of teaching, learning and assessment; personal development, behaviour and welfare and outcomes for children; the settings are now celebrating their achievements.
There are 15 Mama Bear’s Day Nurseries across Bristol, providing early education and high quality care to children aged three months to five years.
Mama Bear’s owner Bev Driffield, who runs the group with husband Tony Driffield, said: “It is a fantastic achievement to have two of our nurseries awarded ‘outstanding’ gradings at the same time and goes to show how our commitment to care pays off across our settings.”
“It is a credit to our staff to achieve such positive comments from the inspectors and I’m extremely proud of them for continuing to provide the best care and for always looking to improve on what we do.”
“The inspector who assessed our Bradley Stoke Pre-School noted that our staff know the children, who are all highly motivated, extremely well and provide inspiring learning experiences as well as high behavioural expectations.”
“The inspector at our Hengrove nursery praised our key-person system and the planning around the current renovations taking place at the nursery which has still allowed children to access the outside areas they love to play and explore in.”
“Both inspections also highlighted the excellent partnerships between staff and parents which we think is so important for continuity of care.
“At Mama Bear’s we aim to create a home-from-home environment and I believe that’s what we’ve done. We pride ourselves on tailoring care to each individual child’s needs. It is so lovely to see each child develop during their time with us before they go off to school.”
As well as the 15 Bristol nurseries, Mama Bear’s also runs a further eight settings across Somerset and Devon making the group one of the most established and reputable in the South West.
• For more information on Mama Bear’s Day Nurseries, visit www.mamabear.co.uk or call Emma or Claire on 0117 9582065.
This article originally appeared in the November 2017 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 32). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.
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