A Whiteladies Road nursery is launching a new flexible childcare scheme aimed at helping busy working parents arrange childcare more easily.
The Mama Bear’s Day Nursery and Pre-School on Whiteladies Road in Bristol has introduced flexi-care as an extension to the normal booking pattern, meaning parents can mix and match the sessions they choose depending on what they need.
The new booking arrangement is aimed at flexible workers and freelancers whose working patterns may change throughout the month and it means that parents only need to pay for the care they need.
Mama Bear’s co-owner Tony Driffield said “Usually parents book set days or sessions for their child to attend nursery but our flexi-care scheme means that one week they can send their child to us on a Monday and Wednesday and the following week on a Tuesday and Thursday.
“It’s really tough for parents to balance work and childcare sometimes and this will hopefully make things a little bit easier, particularly because many industries are moving towards more flexible working patterns and there are many more freelance workers around.”
Parents will also be able to use their free entitlement hours and tax-free childcare vouchers with flexi-care.
The nursery can be found on the corner of Whiteladies Road and Apsley Road and caters for children aged three months to five years.
With separate rooms for babies, toddlers and pre-school children the nursery also boasts a fully secure outdoor play area and a drop-off zone in the adjoining car park. Children get free meals and snacks and benefit from the home-from-home environment Mama Bear’s is known for.
The nursery offers extended opening hours from 7am–7pm, and is a convenient location for parents who work in and around Bristol’s city centre.
“Spaces for flexi-care are limited so if you’re interested in registering your child for September we’d encourage you to enquire now. Those who register before 31 August 2019 will save £50 by getting a free registration,” said Tony.
Mama Bear’s Day Nursery and Pre-School was awarded a ‘good’ rating in the latest Ofsted inspection. A family-run childcare organisation, Mama Bear’s aims to provide children with their first vital level of education to give them a head-start when they start at primary school.