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Our aim is to provide children with a safe, secure environment where they can fulfil their potential through fun. Staff build strong relationships with children and families and have a good knowledge of each child's background and needs. This knowledge is used to seek additional support if necessary to ensure that each child gets the support they need.

                                               

We have excellent resources which are suitable for the children's ages and stage of development. Resources are selected on a daily basis by the staff and children to meet the children's interests and to support their learning.

Children are encouraged to choose whether to play inside or out with a ‘free-flow’ system. We are fortunate enough to have a secure grassed outside playing area with 22m2 artificial grass and we encourage the children to play outside, weather permitting, as they enjoy activities such as digging in the sand or playing on their tricycles. It also exposes them to the outside environment - children put bread on the bird table and find mini-beasts in the garden such as worms and spiders, learning about their environment through observation and touch.

As we are fortunate enough to be located close to the River Len, once a term we take the children on a nature walk down to the local pond to feed the ducks. We talk to the children en route about what they can see, hear, smell and touch.

We further encourage a healthy lifestyle by ensuring children have access to drinking water at all times during the session. Busy Bees also runs a daily 'snack bar' encouraging the children to choose a healthy snack during the morning with a variety of fruit, vegetables and carbohydrates.

Partnerships with parents are highly positive. Parents have reported to Ofsted that they are very happy with the care their children are receiving and have the opportunity to share their views through questionnaires and daily, verbal communication. Parents complete the 'unique child profile' when their child starts at the setting, giving staff information about where their child is with their development. Parental contributions are then obtained on a regular basis, along with key worker’s comments about how their child is progressing under the seven areas of learning. This sharing of information enables children to make good progress in their learning and development.

The pre-school is run by a committee which meets termly and holds an AGM in July. All parents are invited to attend meetings – new faces are always welcome! The committee is responsible for making sure the pre-school is following procedures, financially secure and also organises fundraising events. If you would like to join the committee, please speak to Amanda for further information.

We also have a - Busy Bees St Peter's Pre-school which you may wish to take a look at!

Quotes recently posted on our Facebook site:

"My daughter started this pre-school beginning of January this year and is already very settled. She is excited to go every morning and is always smiling and happy when I pick her up. She is very fond of all the staff, especially her key worker (Becky) and the staff are always happy to answer any of my questions. There is always a variety of activities on hand and whatever the weather the children have the option to go outside in the turfed garden, which I think is great, giving the children the option."

"Brilliant preschool! Everyone is so friendly, and most importantly my son absolutely loves coming here!"

"Amazing pre-school. My son asked to attend more days he loves it so much! Great activities, caring friendly staff and one very happy 3 year old. I would highly recommend it and so would Myles!"

"Fantastic place. I know my child is well cared for and supported as an individual. Would (and have) recommended it to others."

We are also registered with the Charity Commission

If you would like to view the last Ofsted inspection report, dated June 2014, please click here.

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