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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 


Lottery funded

Newsletter - 5th June 2015

 Please find a link below to view our latest newsletter

Minibeast Walk

 This afternoon, we enjoyed a marvellous minibeast hunt around the school field which was a fantastic end to this half term.

Here we are all ready to go!


The children were fascinated with the holes in the hedge at the bottom of the field.

Hedgehog Rescue

This morning, we discovered a hedgehog in the Forest School area.  Unfortunately, the hedgehog was looking a little poorly so we contacted Leadon Vale vets for advice.  They told us that we could tkae the hedgehog in for them to look at and then it would be sent to a rescue centre where they are better equipped to help it.

Welly Walk

Between showers this morning, we took a group of children for a welly walk to the stream on New Mills.  At circle time, we had been thinking about the weather with the children commenting on how "rainy and windy" it had been.  We were wondering where all the water goes so decided to investigate outdoors. 

We decided that we needed to wear our wellies and coats in case it started to rain again.  We were all excited to begin our walk!

September 2015


We are currently taking bookings for September 2015


If you are looking for childcare from the Autumn term, we have spaces available including a limited number of spaces for children entitled to two year funding.


Please get in touch with us to discuss your requirements or to book spaces.



We would like to say a very big thank you to Linda Smith and Sheila Gladwin who organised and ran our Bingo evening at Leadon Bank on Saturday 25th April.  The evening was well attended by the Ledbury community and we raised a fantastic total of £875.77.


A Gorgeous Spring Afternoon

 It was such a lovely afternoon today that we all went down to the Forest School area to play.  We enjoyed digging, building, bug hunting, running, balancing, climbing, singing, playing games and engaging in imaginary play.  Here are some photos of our wonderful afternoon in the sunshine.

Jack in the Beanstalk Fun

 We recently explored the subject of growth and planted some runner beans which quickly led on to an interest in 'Jack in the Beanstalk.'  This really captured the children's imagination and we were impressed with how they incorporated the book in to their play.  We saw some fabulous creations which the children built using both small and large wooden blocks, Duplo, Lego, pegs and peg board and tree stumps.  We used the opportunity to encourage the children to build on their mathematical language by using vocabularly such as:

* Big/bigger/biggest

* Small/smaller/smallest

* Tall/taller/tallest

* Short/shorter/shortest

* More/less/extra/add/take away


We also used positional language including behind/on top/next to/under etc.


We measured and recorded the growth of beanstalks grown in jam jars so we could see the roots and shoots appear.  


Here are some photos of the fun we have been having:


 We currently have two vacancies which could either be taken by two people as two separate roles or the positions could be combined to create a role for one person.


Stay and Play - Valentines

 On Thursday 12th February, we held one of our half termly stay and play sessions.  These sessions are a fantastic opportunity for parents, carers, grandparents and younger siblings to join us at Busy Bees for a craft  and cookery activity, story and singing.  Aside from the set stay and play sessions, parents are welcome to stay whenever they wish - we love having you along!

This one had a Valentines theme and we made and decorated heart biscuits and made colourful hanging hearts at the craft table.  We ended the session with a story of Guess How Much I Love You and enjoyed using the Sing it Bag to choose songs to sing with those who came along to play with us.

Our recent stay and play had a fantastic turnout - it was lovely to see so many of you, especially the younger siblings who enjoyed playing with the toys and resources, listening to a story and exploring the setting.

Here are some photos of the afternoon: