Racheal celebrates over 20 years service at Paignton nursery

A nursery worker from Paignton has celebrated over 20 years of service at a local day nursery and pre-school.

Racheal O’Reilly has spent her career working at the Mama Bear’s Day Nursery and Pre-School at South Devon College in Long Road where she is an Early Years Educator with a Level 3 qualification.

The family-run business, headed up by husband and wife team Tony and Bev...

Local nursery celebrates 18 years

A South West nursery group, which was launched in Bristol, has celebrated the 18th anniversary of opening its doors to the first children and their families.

The Mama Bear’s Day Nursery and Pre-School group was founded by husband and wife team Tony and Bev Driffield who opened the first setting in Brislington on 8 February 2004.

Now there are 24 Mama Bear’s settings across...

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Debra draws on her experience during lockdown to create new children's book.

Written and illustrated by Debra Wellington of Exmouth, The animal says… certainly would not have happened had it not been for lockdown. This gave Debra a chance to focus on her own art and ideas, something she’d not been able to do for years.

The animal says... brings ten animals to life with fun facts and colourful engaging illustrations for babies and young readers. Debra says: "...

That's pawsome! Mama Bears one of top 20 nursery groups in UK

A South-West nursery group is celebrating the incredible achievement of being named one of the top 20 nursery groups in the UK by parents.

The Mama Bear’s Day Nursery & Pre-School group which runs 23 settings in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Somerset and Devon, was awarded the recognition by leading childcare review website , the equivalent to TripAdviser for...

Mama Bears invests in fogging equipment to keep nurseries safe

A South West-based nursery group has invested in the latest anti-viral fogging equipment to keep its 24 settings safe.

Mama Bear’s Day Nurseries & Pre-School group, a family-run business operating across Bristol, Somerset and Devon, has introduced fogging machines in all of its nurseries in order to sanitise each room at the end of the day.

Nursery leaders say that fogging...

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Mama Bear’s tops the nursery charts in Plymouth

The Mama Bear’s Day Nursery and Pre-School in Fortview has been named the best day nursery in Plymouth by a leading national guide.

The nursery, which can be found on Crownhill Fort Road, has topped the list of Plymouth nurseries compiled by , with a perfect score of 10 – the maximum score available. is the leading UK nursery review...

Devon nursery group chosen by parents as one of the top 20 in the UK

Mama Bear’s Day Nursery Group, which runs nurseries across Devon, has been named by parents as one of the top 20 nursery groups in the UK.

The list was compiled by the leading day nurseries review site,, which awarded the top 20 nursery groups with a special award.

The Top 20 Nursery Group Awards 2018 are based on reviews by parents,...

Mama Bear's celebrates another outstanding Ofsted rating

The Mama Bear’s Day Nursery and Pre-School in Crownhill has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ following its latest Ofsted inspection.

The rating is the fourth Outstanding grade to be achieved by the family-run nursery group this year, bringing the total number of top rated Mama Bear’s nurseries to 8, with a further 13 achieving Good grades.

The governing body awarded the Plymouth...

Call for more nursery teachers in Plymouth

A fresh call has been launched in Plymouth to get high quality candidates to train as nursery teachers – and help further improve early education of young children.

Across the South West more than four out of five nurseries and other early years providers (87 per cent) are rated as good or outstanding, up 16 per cent on 2010.

Tax-free bursaries of up to £9,000 plus training...

Plymouth nursery children go wild

Children at Busy Bees Nursery in Plymouth will be kicking off the New Year by wrapping up warm against the elements and venturing into the great outdoors, as part of a new initiative developed in partnership with The Wildlife Trusts.

Designed to reignite children’s curiosity for the natural world, and in doing so help protect its many wonders for generations of children yet to come,...