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The Hive

Bye Street






Opening Times

Breakfast Club: 7:30am-9am

Busy Bees Preschool: 9am-3pm

After School Club: 3pm-6pm


Spaces now available!




Diary Dates

Autumn Term  2017:

First day:  Tuesday 5th September

Half term:  Monday 23rd - Friday 27th October

Last day:   Friday 15th December


Spring Term 2018:

First day:   Wednesday 3rd January 

Half Term: Monday 19th - Friday 23rd February

Last day: Thursday 29th March


Summer Term 2018:

First day:  Monday 16th April 

May Bank holiday: Monday 7th May 

Half term:  Monday 28th May - Friday 1st June 

Term ends: Friday 20th July 


Music Sessions with Alison

 Alison Houlbrooke from the Music Pool has visited Busy Bees previously and we are delighted to say she is now back for this term.  She will be leading music and movement sessions on the following Tuesdays:

May 23rd

June 6th

June 20th

June 27th

July 11th

July 18th


This Tuesday was Alison's first session back and she met lots of children who were not here previously.  She soon got to learn their names and the children grew in confidence throughout the hour.  It was lovely to see how some of the children who had attended sessions before could remember some of the games and rhymes.


We played lots of circle games, singing songs which included the names of the children, encouraging them to listen for their name.  This develops lots of excitement and anticipation!  The children pass a ball to someone else in the circle, singing their name.  They begin to recognise who has had a turn and who hasn't.  As the games progress, children become more confident to sing along.


One of the new songs we sang this time encouraged the children to recognise if they were wearing an item of clothing of a particular colour.  If they were, they had to stand up, turn around, clap their hands and then sit down.  Some of the children had quite a work out as they came in wearing very colourful clothes!


Alison sings songs which encourages and prompts the children to join in and contribute ideas.  She calls them by name, asking them what body part the spider can jump on next or which movement we could do next with our bodies.  This develops the children's confidence in talking in front of a large group.


A favourite activity is always the parachute games.  The children have to listen for their name to be called before going underneath, listen to hear how many times they have to shake the parachute as well as counting the given number of children to go underneath. 



Finally, we pass around the scrunchie with lots of different buttons sewn on.  When Alison asks who has a particular button, the children have to look around before singing back 'Jasmine has the zebra button' or 'Thomas has the gold button'.


Our session with Alison on May 23rd will be a stay and play session.  Parents of children in for this session are welcome to join us from 10:30-11:30am.