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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

Visit to the Church and Library

 As this week is the last week of the term before we break up for Christmas, we have been having lots of festive fun.  However, it is important for us to remember the reason why we celebrate Christmas.  On Tuesday afternoon, we took all of the children to St Michael and All Angels Church.

Christmas Stay & Play

 This afternoon, we held one of our half termly stay and play sessions.  Parents and grandparents joined us from 2pm and we began by singing some of our favourite songs.  

Katie led the singing....we were particulalry impressed with the parents.  Very tuneful!


Forest School - Autumn term

 Fay, our qualified Forest School Leader began leading Forest School sessions at the start of the Autumn term.  The children in our Butterfly group, all due to start school next September, enjoy Forest School sessions every Wednesday afternoon.  Fay and Jodie support the children to get ready for the sessions, although we do encourage the children to put on their coats and wellies independently as much as possible.  They then visit the woodland area to the rear of Busy Bees where the one and a half hour sessions are held.  

Each block of sessions runs for six weeks with Fay planning fun, motivating and challenging activities for the children to participate in.  As well as a structured adult led activity, children have free choice over the games they would like to play and some of the activities they would like to do.  Particular favourites are hide and seek, exploring the digging pit and bug hunting.  Some of the activities Fay has previously planned include den building, clay play, making charcoal for mark making and making wooden dolly peg 'Guys' for Guy Fawkes Day.

At the end of each block of sessions, the group have a fire as they sit around the log circle.  The previous five weeks build up to this event, with the children learning the essential rules associated with the fire and log circle.  When the group have their next fire, they will be cooking toast and beans!

Below, you will see a selection of photos of the children at Forest School.


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:


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: