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Busy Bees at Ipswich Rushmere

Call Julie on 01473 725610

1 St Andrews Walk
Rushmere St Andrew
Ipswich
IP4 5RE

Opening Times

7.30am - 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Ages Taken

0-5 years
  • 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

 


Why You Will Love Our Nursery

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.

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Meet the Team

Julie Hurley

Nursery Manager

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.

 

 

 

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Andrea Lay
Assistant Manager

Hi my name is Andrea and I've worked at Busy Bees Rushmere for the past 6 years. I am qualified Level 3 in childcare, hold paediatric first aid and food hygiene certificates and have attended numerous courses. I'm also the nursery health and safety coordinator.
I previously worked as supervisor in the toddler unit before being promoted to Assistant Manager.
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Julie Sadler
Financial Administrator

Julie is our admin here at Busy Bees taking care of all financial matters and enquiries. Julie has worked within the company for eight years in a variety of roles including lunch cover, 1-1 support and SENCO.
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Nikki Willerton
Senior Room Manager

Nikki is the supervisor of our baby unit supporting both Abbi and Bethany in the care of our 0-2yr olds. Nikki is qualified Level 3 and holds paediatric first aid and food hygiene certificates and is also our training co-coordinator.
Nikki is a caring, approachable member of staff, always happy to help both parents and her work friends.
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Kayleigh Rookyard
Room Manager

Kayleigh is our supervisor in the pre-school unit who supports Ellie, Megan, Becky and Lynda in the smooth running of the room. Kayleigh has just qualified as Level 6 and holds both paediatric first aid and food hygiene certificates. Kayleigh is keen to put her extensive knowledge to good use to help our preschoolers progress.
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Jess Booth
Room Manager

Jess is the room manager of our toddler unit supporting Lisa, Taiesha and Hema in the care of our 2-3yr olds. Jess is qualified Level 6 and holds both paediatric first aid and food hygiene certificates. Jess is a very passionate, energetic member of the team who works hard to ensure our children are getting the most out of their day.
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Abbi Steele
Early Years Professional

Abbi works full time here at Busy Bees alongside Nikki and Bethany in our baby unit. Abbi is qualified level 3 and holds paediatric First Aid and food hygiene certificates. Abbi is a bubbly, enthusiastic character who is loved by all our staff and babies.
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Lisa Ellis
Early Years Professional

Lisa is a full time member of staff here at Busy Bees working in our toddler unit alongside Jess, Taiesha and Hema, providing care for our children aged 2-3yrs. Lisa is qualified Level 3 and holds both paediatric first aid and food hygiene certificates.
Lisa is a lively character who the children adore!
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Claire Davis
Early Years Professional

Claire is a bank member of staff here at Busy Bees who works across all three units getting to know all our children and staff. Claire is qualified level 5 and holds both paediatric first aid and food hygiene certificates.
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Hema Babooram
Early Years Professional

Hema is based in our toddler area working alongside Jess, Lisa and Taiesha. Hema holds a BA Hons in Education studies along with paediatric first aid and food hygiene certificates.
Hema is a very lively character who will more often than not be found dancing with the children to Disney tunes!
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Becky Green
Early Years Professional

Becky works two days a week here at Busy Bees and is a member of our pre-school team working alongside Kayleigh,Ellie,Megan and Lynda. Becky holds a Level 3 qualification along with paediatric first aid and food hygiene.
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Lynda Khedimallah
Early Years Professional

Lynda works four days a week here at Busy Bees in our preschool unit alongside Ellie,Kayleigh,Megan and Becky. Lynda is qualified Level 5 and holds paediatric first aid and food hygiene certificates. Lynda is also our SENCO supporting staff and children across the nursery.
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Bethany Cracknell
Early Years Professional

Bethany works full time with us in our baby unit alongside Nikki and Abbi. Bethany is qualified Level 3 and holds paediatric first aid and food hygiene certificates.
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Thomas Gunn
Chef

Thomas is our Head Chef here at Rushmere and supervises our kitchen to ensure that we provide healthy, nutritious meals which our children will enjoy. Thomas enjoys going into our rooms to see how our babies and children are enjoying their food! Thomas is very proud to have a Level 5 rating from the Food Standards Agency for his/our kitchen.
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Ellie Pitts
Early Years Educator

Ellie is a member of our pre-school team working alongside Kayleigh, Megan, Lynda and Becky providing care for our children aged 3-5yrs. Ellie is a dedicated, passionate individual who likes to keep the room organised and running smoothly. Ellie is currently Level 2 but is studying hard and will soon be qualified Level 5.
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Megan Smith
Room Team

Megan works full time here at Busy Bees in our preschool unit alongside Kayleigh, Ellie, Becky and Lynda. Megan is extremely motivated and constantly on the go providing excellent care for our children aged 3-5yrs. Megan is looking to start her Level 3 with us in September.
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Taiesha Turner
Room Team

Taiesha is full time here at Busy Bees who works alongside Jess, Hema and Lisa in our toddler unit. Taiesha is our most artistic member of the team constantly bombarded with requests for display ideas! Taiesha is looking to start her Level 3 with us in September.
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Sarah Smith
Room Team

Sarah is bank staff here at Busy Bees working across all three units supporting the team. Sarah is very much loved by all our children and staff providing a warm nurturing environment which our parents are always commenting on.

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Parent Representatives for Busy Bees at Ipswich Rushmere


Jo Tankard

My hobbies include going to the gym, swimming with my two girls and (when I get time) meeting up with friends over dinner. I enjoy a good book but can't remember the last time I was awake in the evening. I am looking forward to being part of the group experience to experience a deeper insight into how nursery functions and hopefully represent the views and opinions of other parents.

"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."
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Julie Andrews

My child Erin started at the nursery at the beginning of January 2013.I work part time as a secretary in a local structural and civil engineering company and Erin's daddy is a building surveyor, I love to travel, read , socialize but most of all I love spending time with my little family.

"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."
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