Hanham Hall nursery marks successful first year

May 08 2017

TOTS took part in birthday celebrations to mark the first anniversary of a Hanham nursery.

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TOTS took part in birthday celebrations to mark the first anniversary of a Hanham nursery.

The youngsters joined staff and families for the first birthday of Mama Bear’s Day Nursery & Pre-School at Hanham Hall.

The nursery was opened within the Hanham Hall housing development in Whittucks Road in April 2016 and now cares for 125 children aged from three months to five years.

It is used by families living at Hanham Hall as well as those living and working in surrounding areas.

Hanham Hall is the newest in a portfolio of 22 nurseries in the South West in the Mama Bear’s group, which is run by husband and wife team Tony and Bev Driffield. 

Hanham Hall nursery manager Hannah Lark said: “We’re so excited to be celebrating our first birthday at Hanham Hall. It has been a wonderful first year since we opened; registration and interest was incredible from the very beginning and we are now 

almost fully subscribed.

“The nursery itself is amazing with purpose-built, age-specific rooms which give the children a real home-from-home environment to learn and play every day.

“We’d like to thank all the staff, children and families who helped us celebrate, along with Mama Bear herself, we had a lovely time.”

Located in the residential area of Hanham Hall, the nursery is housed in a Grade II listed building, which was specially renovated for its new use as a day nursery.

The nursery also has its own gardens as well as access to three parks and play areas, a secret garden and a nature walk area with a pond.

Mama Bear’s owner Bev Driffield said: “It was great to add Hanham Hall as our 22nd nursery and we’re delighted that the first year has been such a success."

The family-run business was founded in 2002 and has its offices in Hanham.