“School readiness is a mindset, not a skill set. It's not just about numbers and letters, it's about children who feel excited, confident, curious, creative and emotionally ready to problem solve, cope with stress and to learn. The goal of Seeds of Empathy is to nurture emotional literacy and positive attitudes towards traditional literacy.”


-     Mary Gordon, Founder/President,

Roots of Empathy Organization

Creator, Seeds of Empathy

About Us

Brown Bear Childcare opened in 2004 as part of the Government's Neighbourhood Nursery initiative. All our nurseries are registered with Ofsted and the DfE to receive funding to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. We are also members of the National

Day Nurseries Association.

Our Mission Statement....


"We aim to provide the highest possible standard of childcare facilities to meet the needs of the local community. We are committed to developing affordable, accessible, high quality provision."