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Opening Times

Breakfast Club: 7:45am-9am

Busy Bees Preschool: 9am-3pm

After School Club: 3pm-6pm

 

Spaces now available!

 

 

 

Diary Dates

Autumn Term  2016:

First day:  Wednesday 7th September

Half term:  Monday 24th - Friday 28th October

Last day:   Friday 16th December

 

Spring Term 2017:

First day:   Wednesday 4th January 

Half Term: Monday 13th - Friday 17th February

Last day: Friday 7th April

 

Summer Term 2017:

First day:  Monday 24th April 

May Bank holiday: Monday 1st May 

Half term:  Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June 

Term ends: Friday 21st July 

 

Learning Journeys - Online Version

From the Autumn term 2014, all children will have an online Learning Journey using a system called 'Tapestry'.

  What is a Learning Journey?

A Learning Journey is a unique record of a child's learning and development whilst they are with us.  It is accessed online here:

eylj.org/login/

 

When a child starts with us, parents will fill out a permission slip regarding the online Learning Journey system - as soon as we have received this information, Emma, the term time Manager, sets up the parent/carer with their online account.  Parents will receive their log in information and the Learning Journey can be accessed at any time the parent chooses through a laptop, computer, tablet or smartphone.  If parents do not have access to any of these means, we will provide time at Busy Bees in which the parent can use our resources.  We are also able to print a paper copy.

 

The Learning Journey will include photos of your child engaged in activities, photos your child has taken themselves, evidence of their artwork and writing, observations and progress updates.

Your child’s Learning Journey celebrates their experiences. Over time it will tell a story about your child including their learning and development, friends and the activities theyhave enjoyed at Busy Bees. Although it is the responsibility of the child’s Key Person to update the Learning Journey, all staff watch and notice each child at play because it helps us to understand and support their individual well-being and development. We really get to know the children as unique people with special skills, interests and ideas.

The more we understand about your special child, the better we can support them in the way that is right for them.  This is why we ask you to add your own photos and observations and reply to notes we have written in the Learning Journey.  

Learning Journeys are used by us to monitor the children’s progress through the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).  All staff carry out daily observations on the children which are used in the Learning Journeys to build a picture of the children’s likes, preferences, learning style, friendships etc. However, this gives us only a snapshot of the child – to get a better picture of the child’s capabilities, achievements and interests, we need your help.  We place great importance on the value of the child’s parents and carers and therefore we will work together as a team during your child’s time us. Part of this is encouraging parents to access their child’s Learning Journey at home with their child in order to share in their learning and development. Talk to your child about the photos, who they are playing with, what they are doing, what they enjoy.....please make some notes on what your child said.  Please feel welcome to join us in watching out for and noting new things. So much happens so quickly!

 

When you tell us about your child a clearer picture unfolds and together we can plan more effectively to help extend the learning and share in the pleasure and excitement of their development. The more aware we are of the progress your child is making at home, the better able we are to plan activities and play opportunities to extend their learning and help their progress through the EYFS. We will regularly look through the Learning Journey with your child to remind us of happy times, providing a starting point for talk about shared memories. When children are 
ready, they can also choose to add things that are important to them in their Learning Journey. 

 

 

E-Safety

Busy Bees will be using the Tapestry online system which comes with its own ‘Tapestry Privacy, Security and Back up’ policy which should be read in conjunction with our e-safety policy. Tapestry is a system which is hosted in the UK on secure servers. These servers confirm to very high standards and are proactively managed 24 hours a day. Each Tapestry account has its own database and the code itself is developed using hack-resistant techniques. Filenames are encoded for uploaded, videos and images, making Tapestry a safe and secure on-line Learning Journey tool.
All parents are required to give permission for their child to have an online Learning Journey.  Parents are only able to access their child's Learning Journey.
 

Online Learning Journeys will be updated by staff during session times at Busy Bees. However, there may be occasions when staff are required to access the online Learning Journey system at home. All staff are required to complete a confidentiality form relating to the use of Tapestry, confirming that should they have to access the system outside working hours, the Learning Journeys are not to be viewed by anyone else – they are only for the use of staff at Busy Bees. Staff are not permitted to share their pin code or password with anyone else. Failure to adhere to the guidelines will result in disciplinary action and could be seen as gross misconduct, resulting in dismissal. The children’s records are confidential and therefore, sharing of this information will be seen as a breach of confidentiality.