GOOD Ofsted 2013 – Click here to view our report
Nursery sun cream provided when UV 3 or above.
Home made meals prepared on site by our experienced nursery cook.
Music Group – Every Thursday morning our Toddlers children are given the opportunity to take part in a music session run by Claire Gower from Tiny Pebbles
Library Books – There is an area in the nursery where children can pick and choose their own books to take home for the week.
Activity group – every Monday 9.30-11am we offer a play and stay session to the local community, no need to book, just pop in.
Tiny Pebbles Music Sessions – Run every Wednesday morning, this music group is open to the local public to attend and take part – please ring the nursery for more information.
Preschool Academy – This runs each term in our preschool rooms. Each week there are set lessons for preschool children to join in.
5 star rating from Environmental Health in 2015
Busy Bees in Ipswich provides GOOD childcare, as reported by Ofsted, (2013)
At Busy Bees in Rushmere we are a purpose built nursery which offers 6 warm nurturing rooms for children aged 0-2years, 2 bright stimulating toddler rooms and 2 exciting pre-school rooms perfect for preparing each individual child for school. Each area of the nursery has a messy room, play room and quiet area. This gives the children the opportunity to make choices with what they would like to do at the nursery.
We are situated just a short distance off the A12 and A14 and are fairly central between Ipswich and Woodbridge situated on the Bixley farm estate opposite the One Stop and Taste of India. Our own private car park makes dropping off and picking up your children stress free.
We have 3 outdoor areas for all age groups to enjoy. The gardens are full of exciting opportunities for the children to explore, from climbing areas on our wooden amphitheatre where the children pretend it is an airport to riding on our train to go to Felixstowe. The benefit of outdoor play is well documented and we are particularly proud of our large garden and play equipment. Preschool even have their own garden corner, where they learn about growing their own snacks to taste and explore.
The nursery is open 7.30am and closes at 6.00pm, we have a morning session which runs between 7.30am and finishes at 12.30pm and an afternoon session which runs from 1pm until 6pm. We also offer Free entitlement sessions for children the term after their third birthday.
Amanda our amazing nursery cook makes the tastiest and healthy nutritional meals which are included at no extra charge and are freshly prepared and served daily.
Our caring, qualified and enthusiastic staff strives to ensure each individual child is happy, well cared for and supported in moving forward in their learning. They are mostly qualified to level 3 with 3 staff qualified to level 4. The staff works closely with parents to build on parent partner relationships from the first settling in sessions to their child’s last day at nursery where tissues are at the ready. We are bubbly and welcoming and always involve parents where possible. We have a parent partnership group set up which gives us feedback on what parents like from our setting and the opportunity to give any ideas that may be useful to us.
Busy Bees have exceeded my expectations, they deserve Outstanding on their Ofsted. The staff are professional, yet friendly and approachable at all times.
There is a real family atmosphere at the nursery & it is run in an extremely professional way. A lot of thought goes into the activities
Just a short note to say a very big thank you to all of you for the care given to Natalie. Natalie is starting school & while excited about that, she will miss all the staff & her friends at nursery
Poppy has attended Busy Bees since she was 10 months old and the support, care and attention she received has been outstanding. Staff have always been kind and attentive.
Amy had an amazing experience at Busy Bees, she loves going to nursery, she will miss her caring teachers and friends. A big thank you for all you hard work you made Amy a very happy child.
Welcome to Busy Bees Rushmere. My name is Julie and I joined the nursery as the nursery manager in May 2016.
I have over 15 years experience as a childcare practitioner over a variety of settings. I have a Btec National Diploma in Nursery nursing, a BA hons degree in Early Childhood Studies and hold an Early Years Professional Status.
I have two beautiful children aged 9 and 5 who keep me busy in my spare time.
I lead a fantastic team who all share my passion and commitment to providing the highest quality childcare and education. We work together with parents to help the children develop in to confident and unique children who will be ready to take their next step to school.
We would love to welcome you to view our nursery and meet our team, we are always happy to show you round.
"I have 2 children at nursery, both full time from the age of 1. My husband and I both secondary school teachers so it was high Priority to find an excellent nursery, especially as it would be the main care giver to our children from a young age. Nursery has always exceeded our expectations from activities in nursery, trips in preschool and the fundraising fairs. There is a real whole family involvement and we feel that's very important."
"Erin is our only child, she has been attending the nursery four days a week. We also attended the activity group every Monday. We have been very impressed with the care and professionalism of all staff. The handovers are always informative and Erin's baby diary is brilliant. I look forward to reading it, especially the 'special moment' bit. I can't praise all of the girls who work in the baby room enough. They are all lovely and I always feel reassured and happy when I leave Erin."