A Typical Session
Busy Bees Nursery and Pre-school is open from 9 am to 12 pm Monday to Friday in term time.
We offer a high staff ratio to children which enables us to spend quality time with each individual child. This allows us to get to know the child are and also parents and carers.
We follow the EYFS and our OFSTED inspection 2017 granted us OUTSTANDING for our care for children.
We offer different topics throughout the term and these change fortnightly. Each topic is carefully selected to encourage the children to be involved and incorporate all areas of learning.
To compliment this we often have crafts and activities that blend themselves to these topics for interest and learning.
At Busy Bees we operate a rolling snack bar. This entails each carer or parent to bring in a piece of fruit or vegetable each session the child attends. At snacktime we prepare the fruit in small pieces on plates to share. We also provide milk or water to drink. The children pour their own drinks from small jugs thus promoting independence and confidence. They also use the freedom of choice in choosing which fruit or vegetables they would like to eat.
At Busy Bees we are very aware of children’s allergies and are happy to include them at snack bar.
At Busy Bees we have a special session each week for the children who are transitioning to school that year. The session is really important to help the children to be ready for school. We encourage them to be independent learners and offer more structural activities and opportunities to learn their phonics and numbers individually and at their own pace
We also converse with reception classes from the local schools who provide us with information of what learning they would like the children to come to school with to prepare them for school life.
Busy Bees Nursery and Pre-school follows the early years foundation stage.
The early years foundation stage (EYFS ) is guided by four main principles
Unique child - Every Child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured.
Positive relationships - Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships
Enabling Environments - Children learn and develop well in enabling environments in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between the practitioner and parents and carers
Learning and Development - Children develop and learn in different ways. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision including children with special educational needs and disabilities.
Areas of Learning
The areas of learning are divided into the prime area and the specific areas. The prime areas begin to develop quickly in response to relationships and experiences and support learning in all other areas. The prime areas continue to be fundamental throughout the EYFS. The specific areas include essential skills and knowledge. They grow out of their prime areas and provide important context for learning.
In order for your child to have a smooth transition into Busy Bees, each child is given their own Keyworker, who will be your child’s dedicated staff member and there for you to approach at any time.
This person will remain the same until your child leaves the Pre-school, and they will be responsible for their Learning Journey.
Your child will quickly get to know all of the adults who work at the setting as we all work so closely together. The real benefit of a smaller setting.