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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 


Outdoor Classroom Day

 On May 18th, we celebrated Outdoor Classroom Day at Busy Bees.  This is a global campaign aimed at celebrating and inspiring outdoor play.  The staff were challenged to come up with activities for particular areas, such as mark making, Forest School fun, water play and physical development.  They all did amazingly well to plan some fun, stimulating and exciting activities for the day which helped the day go so fantastically well.


Here are some photos of our fun:


We enjoyed mark making on our 'every child is an artist' board and using the cars in paint and rolling them down the slide.


'Potion play' was popular with children using the variety of resources to mix concotions.  This developed fine motor skills with the use of pipettes and basters as well as gaining control in tipping and pouring.  We heard lots of wonderful, expressive language here!


Bev made a sticky wall and provided lots of different resources for the children to create artwork.


The children had fun creating a miniature garden with Michelle.  They used sticks, leaves, flowers, willow, turf, gravel, soil and logs.  The children had a great idea to make a pond and even made a bridge to go over it.  Great work!


Jodie suggested that pump bottles in the tuff spot would be a good idea.  Nearly all children had a go at this at some point during the day.  Some of them found it a little tricky to begin with but persevered to squirt out coloured water.  Wonderful for developing hand and finger muscles ready for writing.


In the Forest School area, we made a giant muddy, herby spider.  The children mixed mud and sand with water to make a gloopy mix which they spread over a wire and stick frame.  Using a wooden mallet, they crushed herbs including thyme, mint, sage and rosemary which they added to the mixture.  The smell was wonderful.


Other fun activities included making bottle gardens with Julie which were hung on the fence...


Dancing and yoga with Hollie....



Outdoor Classroom Day was a fantastic experience for children and staff.  Although we use the outdoors in all weathers and offer free flow, to spend a whole day outdoors including circle time, snack and a picnic lunch was delightful.  The next Outdoor Classroom Day will be on 7th September.