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The Hive

Bye Street

Ledbury

Herefordshire

HR8 2AG

 

 

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 

 

Lottery funded

Bonfire Night

 This morning, Police Community Support Officers (PCSO) Heather Mika and David Alexander visited us to talk about Firework Safety.  The children all sat and listened well as the PCSOs explained the firework code to us.  

 

October Half Term 2014

Today is the last day of this half term.  We've had a great start to the school year and enjoyed meeting lots of new faces as well seeing lots of familiar faces too.  There is no Holiday Club next week due to circumstances beyond our control so we reopen on Monday November 3rd.  

 

Next half term, we'll be thinking about fireworks and Autumn animals initially then we will follow the interests of the children.  I wonder how long it will be until the 'C' word is mentioned!  

 

Dates to remember include:

Autumn Stay & Play Session

On Friday morning, we hosted a stay and play session at Busy Bees.  We've been holding these sessions every half term since last year when they proved to be very popular with parents and children alike.  This half term, our stay and play was focused on Autumn and began with parents joining their children for circle time which was led by Jodie.  She showed the children a sensory tray filled with lots of Autumn natural resources including logs, leaves, cones, conkers and sticks as well as hedgehog, owl and squirrel puppets.  She read the 'Owl Babies' story and used the owl puppets as props - this was very much enjoyed by the children and parents.

 

After circle time, parents were able to enjoy craft activities with their children.  Some children chose to make a hedgehog or owl picture using leaves whilst others made playdough hedgehogs using spaghetti for the spikes.  Some children chose to do both!  Here are some photos from the morning:

 

Vacancy - Extended Services Manager

We are currently looking to recruit an Extended Services Manager to join our established team.  The position is for someone who has a Level 3 Early Years qualification with supervisory or management experience.  Previous experience of working in a Preschool, Nursery or After School Club is essential.

 

Applicants must be able to demonstrate an outstanding knowledge of the Early Years Foundations Stage (EYFS) as well as an excellent understanding of Safeguarding and Child Protection.

 

Reception Class Admissions 2015

If your child is in our Butterfly group, they will be due to start school in September 2015.  This year, parents are able to apply online for a space at their preferred Primary school.  Here is the link to do so:

 

www.herefordshire.gov.uk/education-and-learning/schools/schools-admissions/reception-class-admissions

 

Autumn Term - Settling In

We've all had a really lovely start to the new Preschool year.  Although we have lots of new faces, we also have some children who have returned for another year.  Children have settled well, quickly making friends and exploring their new environment with interest.  

 

Thanks to our fundraising efforts last year and our Lottery grant, we have started the Autumn term with lots of new resources to extend the children's play and development.  We hope you are also enjoying another new addition - the online Learning Journeys.  It's great to see so many parents logging in and telling us how much they are enjoying the system.  Don't forget that we love to read your comments too.  We would especially appreciate parents comments on their child's interests and achievements at home so we can build on this at Busy Bees.  Some of you have even added your own photos....thank you, we are really pleased to see you making good use of the learning journeys.  

 

Here are some photos from the beginning of term:

 

Online Learning Journeys

From September 2014, we will be making the transition to online Learning Journeys for all children attending the Preschool.  This is an exciting step for us and will allow parents and carers even more interaction with their child's Learning Journey which will be accessible online around the clock.

 

The Learning Journeys can be accessed here:

eylj.org/login/

 

Summer Holiday Club

 Preschool has now closed for the Summer and will reopen for term time sessions on Wednesday 3rd September.  Until then, our Summer Holiday Club will be open every day from 7:45am - 6pm and will be managed by Vicki.  Please contact her on the numbers opposite if you would like to book sessions.  You can find a link to our Holiday Club programme below.

Goodbye!

 

We would like to say 'Goodbye' and 'Good Luck' to all of our little Bees who left us this week to start their new adventures.  Some of you we'll be welcoming back for another action packed year on Wednesday 3rd September.  Until then, have a wonderful Summer.

A Year of Preschool Memories - 2013/14

 We really have had such a wonderful year at Busy Bees.  Thanks for this must go to the children who make going to work such a pleasure - helping them to learn and progress is so rewarding but it is only when you look back on the year that you appreciate how far they've come.  Thanks must also go to the parents who continue to support us - from attending our Stay and Play sessions, supporting our fundraising efforts, contributing to Learning Journeys or even liking a Facebook post.