Busy Bees 

 

We believe that in a positive, secure and healthy environment, a child will be able to develop into a confident, happy and strong person. On Busy Bees, we care for children between the ages of 3-20 months. We have highly qualified members of staff working on our floor with a sound knowledge of child development. 

 

All children in Busy Bees are introduced to the Early Years Foundation Stages (EYFS) and the Primary National Strategy: Letters and Sounds Phase One. Using the EYFS and Primary National Strategy as a framework, we plan a rich and stimulating learning experience for children according to their individual needs.

Beginning in Busy Bees

We aim to assist parents and carers in helping their child settle quickly, focusing on each child's individual needs and circumstances.

Every new child is given pre-starts before they start with us, in order to allow him or her to get used to their surroundings and familiarise themselves with the new children and staff. We are aware of how difficult it is for some parents to part from their babies, so we aim to make this as smooth as possible by offering support, advice and information on your baby's day at nursery.

The Environment

The baby room provides a safe, warm and cosy environment in which we can cherish your child. We aim to provide the same level of care and attention which you would want to give your baby at home.

We have bright and spacious rooms, where children's work and pictures are displayed on the boards, modelling what they have learnt. The room layout is open so the children can move freely from one area to another, whilst still feeling secure.

 Routine

We have a very flexible routine on Busy Bees which revolves around each child’s individual needs. Every child is a unique individual with their own characteristics and temperament, so it is important to allow each child to settle in and adjust to the nursery setting at their own pace.

We initially follow the child's home routine and then gradually introduce our routine, depending on the age of the baby. 

 Activities

All the activities are based on the EYFS. Most of the activities are child-led, with the staff there to support the children and show them how to make the best use of the resources. Within our activities we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum giving opportunities that will help children to develop; knowledge, concepts, skills and positive attitudes. This learning normally takes place in the context of purposeful play in a meaningful situation.

 What we provide

There is no need to worry about bringing nappies or wipes, we will provide these. All we request is that you bring your child's bottle, formula and a change of clothes. You will be provided with a nursery bag, which you can label and put your child's belongings in.

 Key Person

Every baby has a key person on Busy Bees who provides continuity of care by working together with parents and carers. This particular member of staff will have special responsibility for your child and will act as a key point of contact between you and the nursery.

We have daily contact books which inform parents and carers about how their child has been throughout the day. In addition, the staff team are always available to talk to parents and carers about their child's day. Parents and carers are encouraged to use the contact book to inform us of any change in your child's routine, which ensures continuity of care between home and nursery.