The former Bristol Auction Rooms was fully converted by Mama Bear's Day Nursery in 2013 into a purposely designed nursery for children aged 3 months to 5 years on the corner of Whiteladies Road and Apsley Road.
The interior of the building, which was open plan to allow the storage of large items for auction has been divided into separate rooms where babies, toddlers and pre-school children can spend the day having fun and learning. There is a fully secure outdoor play area and a drop-off zone in our adjoining carpark for parents off Apsley Road.
It is in a convenient location for working parents and on the main commute in and out of the city centre and the building itself is perfect for the kind of home-from-home environment we aim to create. The indoor space is extremely spacious and outdoor garden gives children lots of room to put their energy to good use.
Getting to the nursery could not be easier with key transport links into the centre of Bristol on the doorstep. Whiteladies Road is a trunk route for the bus services in Bristol and Clifton Down train station is only a 5 minute walk away for parents who commute to Temple Meads or Bath. We want to support working families as much as we can. Our extended opening hours from 7.30am – 7.00pm have been designed to fit around the working day. We also offer half day sessions and funded places.
The nursery has been completely redesigned to be open, light and child friendly, whilst retaining original features and character.
Clifton has a lovely community feel and we have built strong partnerships with other local shops and services. Our neighbours, The River Cottage Canteen, are also very family-focused and we are excited to be working with them on different activities helping to promote healthy eating and encourage children at our nursery to discover new tastes. Our nursery goes on regular trips to Bristol Zoo Gardens making the most of the beautiful outdoor space and learning the names of all the animals.
Chloe, our Nursery Manager
St Johns Court, Apsley Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2ST