About Us

We Are Family

Little Bear’s Daycare Group is a privately held business providing high quality childcare options in East and South East London.

Operating four separate sites – two in Wanstead (E11), one in East Village (E20), and one in Elephant Central (SE17), providing daycare facilities for children aged from 3 months to 5 years, and an out-of-school Club service for school children aged 4-11 years.

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A friendly atmosphere plus quality children care.

 
We aim to provide a high-quality service, where all children are valued and their individual needs are met.

All staff will work with families to provide activities which arise from our children’s interests and go towards their next steps.

The emotional well-being of the children is as high on our agenda as safety aspects, and our aim is to create a home away from home environment, for our children to explore, discover and learn, whilst also developing in confidence and independence.

Our Story

That was the start of Little Bear’s On Wanstead Green – a 32 place day nursery adjacent to the family home, that quickly developed a good reputation and an Outstanding rating from Ofsted.  

Places quickly filled and it became apparent that expansion would be necessary to accommodate the needs of growing families, as younger siblings looked to join their older brothers and sisters.  

Since then Little Bear’s has grown from a single site to a family of well-regarded nursery settings tailored to help parents in those individual areas . A site on Seagry Road was the next acquisition, to create Little Bear’s In Wanstead Village.  The site underwent a considerable  refurbishment project, creating a 96-place Nursery facility that opened in November 2011.  The Little Bear’s Club opened late in 2012, following further redevelopment.

Late 2011 saw further opportunity for expansion with the development of the Olympic Park in Stratford.  Little Bears were invited to tender to manage the site in the newly created East Village and were subsequently awarded the contract in June 2013.  Little Bear’s In East Village opened in September 2013, offering both Nursery and Club services.

Little Bear’s In Elephant Central opened in 2019 providing a new, purpose built, setting for 71 children in the Elephant and Castle (SE17) district.  The newest setting features a dedicated sensory room, as well an outside space, whilst still being only 2 minutes’ walk from Elephant & Castle Tube Station.

Over the last 15 years Little Bear’s has stayed true to its core values. To create home-from-home, safe and secure environments which enable children to thrive, as well as support our families with reliable, high quality childcare.

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