Welcome To Little Bears Day Nursery and Pre School (Newbury)
Little Bears Nursery and Pre school is located in the very heart of Newbury: we are 10 minutes walking distance from Newbury train station; we have excellent road links to Hungerford, Thatcham, Reading, the M4 and A34 can be accessed within minutes. The Parkway and Kennet shopping centres are located just a few hundred yards away.
We are a private nursery offering high quality childcare and education for children aged between 3 months and 5 years.
Our opening times are 7.45am to 6.15pm Monday to Friday, for 51 weeks of the year.
Why choose us?
We are experienced professionals dedicated to providing high quality childcare. We offer a safe, secure and stimulating environment in which children can develop lively, inquisitive minds.
We offer flexible attendance patterns to help keep childcare costs as low as possible. Children can attend full time or term time only. They can attend for full days (7.45 am to 6.15), school days (8.45-3.30) or short morning/afternoon sessions (9 am to 12pm or 1pm to 4pm).
We offer free government funded places for children aged 2, 3 and 4.
Little Bears Nursery and pre school has good childcare facilities over two floors for babies, toddlers and pre school children. The playground incorporates a range of play activities. We also make extensive use of the facilities in the surrounding area; children visit Newbury library, go for walks, feed the ducks in Victoria Park, and build dens.
We offer extra activities such as French tuition on a Tuesday using La Jolie Ronde methods and resources and we work with Mini Trailblazers to provide sports coaching on Wednesdays. There are no extra charges for these activities.
We do not compromise on standards of care and work hard to meet the individual needs of children. We believe passionately in the potential of young children, by working closely with parents we believe we can make a difference and lay the foundations securely for school.
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We were inspected in May 2014 and awarded Good across all our provision. Below are some comments from the inspection report:
‘Children are happy, confident and enjoy their time in this welcoming and friendly nursery.
Staff support children to feel extremely secure and comfortable by having very close relationships with them.
Teaching is strong and enables all children to make good or better progress across all areas of learning.
Staff plans a rich variety of activities to support young babies and young children in their learning. In pre school teaching is clear, well-paced and sharp showing an in-depth understanding of children’s overall and specific needs.
Children behave well throughout the nursery because they are engaged and always active in their play. Children form strong and secure emotional attachments with others, which provides a solid foundation to develop their personal, social and emotional skills.
Sensitive, caring interactions ensure that all children are happy and settled and form positive and relationships with staff and each other.
'The nursery is well resourced and children have access to a stimulating environment in which to play and learn’
Pre school children are taught French by an experienced teacher (from La Jolie Ronde) on Tuesday mornings. You can find out more by visiting the La Jolie Ronde website www.lajolieronde.co.uk
We provide sports coaching on Wednesday afternoons to encourage physical development and confidence. Our coach is from Mini Trailblazers.
Get in touch
0163 544 184
6 Northcroft Lane
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