Welcome to Mama Bear's Day Nursery

We are a family run childcare organisation based in the South West with day nurseries in Bristol, Yeovil, Taunton, Paignton, Torquay and Plymouth.
Our first day nursery opened in Brislington, Bristol, in 2004 and our nursery group have grown on our reputation of outstanding and affordable childcare available to all families.

We’re passionate about providing babies, toddlers and preschool children with the best start in their early education and work diligently to ensure that this results in safe and happy children in our care. There are many studies that highlight the benefits of childcare in a day nursery setting but what makes us proudest is that when children leave our preschool to go on to 'big' school they do so as confident individuals. However, we also recognise that our role is to support the needs of the family as a whole, especially those where both parents work. To achieve this we have many working-family friendly policies, including longer opening-hours.

Hundreds of families across the South West trust Mama Bear’s Day Nurseries and Pre-schools to care for their children. Why not come to your local setting and see why we’re one of the West Country's favourite day care providers.

We also accept childcare vouchers from most providers and can give advice on tax credits and other help with fees.

How you and your children will benefit

orange-bullet  Being Healthy
orange-bullet  Staying Safe
orange-bullet  Enjoying & Achieving
orange-bullet  Positive Contribution



We recognise that for many families childcare is a necessary but unwelcome expense. Starting a young child with a carer can also be a stressful experience both for the adult and the child. In all cases we would urge you to spend as much time as possible in selecting the right kind of care as well as the specific provider. 

Partnership with Parents and Carers

We understand and regard partnerships with parents and carers to be of the utmost importance to the welfare of their children.


When a child joins us we like to gain as much information as possible about them so that we can make this new experience happy, safe and enjoyable for all concerned. We have an open door policy to welcome parents and carers to spend time with their child or to speak to their Key Person or Manager about any issues.


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17 April 2014
Our Taunton day nursery have been learning about how to make their own Easter chococate eggs this week and parading their Easter bonnets. We love all...
16 April 2014
We love adventure, discovery and learning at our day nursery and preschool in Plymouth, especially when it involves an Easter egg...
15 April 2014
Our children from the Mama Bear's Day Nursery and Pre-school in Taunton visited Abbeyfield Care Home yesterday to share their Easter celebrations. The...
15 April 2014
Our preschool children in Downend have been very busy making chocolate nests and painting spring flowers in preparation for Easter.  We love being...
15 April 2014
All of our children at the Yeovil day nursery have been enjoying exploring our gardens. We loved smelling and looking at the spring flowers. We picked...
14 April 2014
Our children at our day nursery in Cadbury Heath have been bury preparing for Easter by making some yummy nest cakes. They look delicious - well done...