- Clare Sandford
- Denvale Trade Park
Haslett Avenue East
- 01293 571555
- 07816 816792
- 7:30am - 6:30pm, Monday to Friday
- Ages Taken
- 3 months - 5 years
Why choose Busy Bees at Crawley: -
Busy Bees Day Nursery in Crawley is a purpose built, single-storey building with welcoming individual play areas for each age group and a FANTASTIC indoor garden play area.
The nursery is conveniently located close to the town centre and is ideally located for parents in and around Crawley.
We offer full and part time sessions as well as 'early bird sessions' (from 7:30am) to all parents. Nappies and wipes are inclusive for all babies.
Crawley received another 5 star rating from their local Environmental Health Office , this is another fantastic result proving they have maintained very high standards. All meals are freshly prepared on site by our cook Emma and the children enjoy a balanced diet on all days.
At nursery we offer a variety of activities and learning opportunities for the children, we also implement specially designed initiatives created by Busy Bees.
We have Busy Babies initiative in our Baby Room for children aged 3months to 14 months. This is an area with lots of different textured materials suitable for babies to explore their senses. We have 2 small areas in the main baby room, one with black and white materials and one with purple and lilac materials.
Imagination station initiative which is for 2-3 years. So far since getting the Imagination station we have had a fantastic beach room with inflatable’s, sand play, bat and ball games etc, a Space theme where the children were able to dress up as astronauts and play in the moon sand, a winter wonderland theme where it was a cold room, the children were able to do science experiments with ice, play and discover animals that are around at winter and over Christmas we had a special visit from Santa and we also had a woodland them where there was sleeping bags and tents for the children to play with and they even made their own pretend camp fire. Excellent for the children to explore their imagination.
We also offer our Wake and Shake initiative to children ages 2-5 years. We do this every day and it’s not only a fun activity for the staff and children but also enhances their development too.
Facilities at the nursery include: -
- Good Ofsted 2012 - Click here to view our report
- Wake and Shake initiative to give your child a healthy start to the day
- Busy Babies initiative to enhance your babies senses
- Grow Your Own for all those budding gardeners
- Our Imagination Station for all those little explorers
- Extra curricular activities including French lessons and Dance classes
- Large fully equipped play areas designed specifically for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers
- All weather, spacious and secure outdoor garden
- Large indoor playground
- Secure Access system and CCTV throughout
- Nappies inclusive all under 3's
- Sensory Room to help calm and encourage children’s senses
- Each room has their own Base Room Manager who plans and
co-ordinates the children’s activities throughout the day
- Low staff turnover
My name is Clare Sandford and I have worked for the company since October 2001 I gained my NNEB qualification in 1990 and have worked in childcare since then. I started at the Crawley branch in 2004, During this time i have worked in several different roles including Manager, Support Manager and an Operations Manager, finally returning to the role of Manager at Crawley after I had my daughter Danika who is now five, I now also have a little boy Logan who is 11 months old and comes to the nursery with me which he absolutely loves. I work four days a week and my Assistant Manager Lou Petch steps up as manager on the fifth day.
Hi, my name is Lou Petch and I have worked here at the Crawley nursery since January 2002. I started working here as a Nuresry Assistant and completed my NVQ 3 throughout this time.
I started working in babies and moved into the Pre-School unit where I became a Assistant Room Manager and then a Room Manager. After having Millie in 2010 I then returned back to work as the Assistant Manager and also step up as a manager for the day.
I enjoy my role and love to spend time in all of the rooms with the children as well as working in the office.