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Winter Illnesses Guide 2022-23

Even though winter is drawing into spring, you will know that this time of the year the babies and children have winter nasties attacking their little immune systems.   We have prepared our Barney Bears Winter Illness Fact Sheet, with quick links to the many winter infections.    Hopefully you won’t need it, but this […]


We won! Winners of “Employer of the Year” at the Ilford Business awards that took place at the Coliseum Suite in Ilford.    We are delighted to share that Barney Bears Nursery’s Ltd won the Employer Of The Year at the 2022 Ilford Business awards. We were up against Costa Coffee!   We were nominated […]

Newham Business Awards 2022 Runners up!

Newham Business awards Runners Up in the Newham Business Awards Margaret Almond, Newham Economic regeneration Manager – Lloyd Johnson, Chairman of Newham Chamber of Commerce, Sarah Hawkins & Leah Clarke Director of Barney Bears, Charlotte Asher and Jade Steele Barney Bears. We were overjoyed that Barney Bears Nursery were runners up at the Newham Business […]

Tax-Free Childcare Choices

Save money on your childcare. Barney Bear’s Nursery is pleased to announce we are part of the Government’s tax-free childcare campaign. See the PDF attached for more information on how this could help you.

Celebrating Kelly!

What a massive achievement, Kelly has been with the company for a decade!! Kelly’s 10-Year Barney Bears Journey: I first started my journey with Barney Bears as a student, based in Baby Room at the Barking Nursery. Once I completed my Level 3 Childcare I was offered to work as agency for Barney Bears. Whilst […]

Barney Bears Ilford win Business Awards

Ilford nursery was nominated for a business award in the Loxford ward by one of our parents and we won! Jade Steele is our nursery manager and works extremely hard with her partnership with parents. She has built a good relationship with the local community. Winners of inaugural Ilford South Business Awards 2021 | Ilford […]

Barney Bears Closure Day – SCHEMAS Training

Barney Bears Closure Day – SCHEMAS Training This terms training was based on Schemas, Keeping our staff fully up to date with new knowledge to help support the development of your children. Our trainer was Stella Louis who is a schemas expert – please ask your nursery manager and staff for more information on this […]

Barking & Dagenham Excellence Awards

Barney Bears Nursery’s Leah Clarke and Sarah Hawkins were proud sponsors of the Barking & Dagenham Excellence awards. Leah and Sarah both attended the college in 1996 were they both meet and formed their strong friendship and passion for childcare. Leah and Sarah again with Danielle Munroe Barney Bears area manager (Danielle also attended BDC), […]