About Us

About Us

Bears Hideaway is a colourful and welcoming place for children to both learn and have fun. The nursery was established in 1997 and has continued to run since as a family business, owned by Debbie & Stuart Hooper.

Our aims are to create a safe, caring and exciting place for children to come,  and somewhere they can feel comfortable to learn, whilst still having lots of fun!

We are located in the popular residential area of Southbourne, between Christchurch & Bournemouth Town Centre. The nursery is situated in a quiet road between the Overcliff Drive (which leads to Southbourne Beach) and Southbourne Grove. We are fortunate to be set well back from the road, accessed via secure gates.


We have large base rooms for the different age groups, which are interlinked so when children move from one room to the next they are confident to do so. 

All our large base rooms are located on the ground floor and all have direct access to our large secluded gardens, making them light and bright and easy for the children to go outside and in.

Our outside space is a real feature of our nursery as we have two large areas, one at the front of the property which is our nature garden and includes a vegetable patch, bug hotel, compost house and much more.  To the rear of the property is our play area where there is a large undercover space so we can play outside whatever the weather, a huge sandpit, climbing frames and we have our very own custom made tree house. 


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