Our beautiful Nursery was built in 1996 and provides ‘Outstanding’ care in all areas as recognised by our governing body, Ofsted. We are regularly audited throughout the year to ensure we achieve consistently high standards in a wide array of areas including, care and education, hygiene, health and safety and also supporting children with Additional Needs.
We are a small, friendly Nursery providing a superior level of uncompromised care for up to 46 children per day. Our warm and welcoming setting ensures we offer a variety of stimulating activities in a relaxed and individual environment.
Our staff are longstanding, friendly and very approachable and are committed to providing the very best level of care to each individual child and their families. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and this ensures we meet and support each child’s individual needs and developmental stages. Our team regularly attend a range of courses and access the training programmes operated by Busy Bees and our Local Authority. We have some members of staff who are engaged in NVQ and Foundation Degree courses to further their knowledge and development within their careers at Busy Bees.
We have a full time Chef called Sandra who is highly qualified and has extensive nutritional knowledge in early years. Sandra has brought enthusiasm and excitement to our Nursery with her culinary skills and the children adore spending time with her on ‘Big Cook, Little Cook’ days or helping her to plant new seeds and tend to the plants in their ‘Grow Your Own’ area in the Garden. Sandra is passionate about providing high quality meals for the children and is on hand to work with parents to discuss weaning and individual dietary requirements. Our menus are well researched and sourced and we are proud to be recognised by the Soil Association for our dedication in this area. Environmental Health have awarded us 5 stars in our recent inspection and we are passionate about retaining this accreditation in the future.
We have very strong connections with our local schools and meet regularly with the Head Teachers and key staff members in the schools to discuss ideas to ensure the children within our Pre-School Academy receive a transition to school as seamlessly as possible. We also attend Networking Meetings at Barleyfields our local Children’s Centre and they also offer training opportunities and information events for us to access.
At Mardley Hill we have a Parent Partnership Group which consists of a panel of parents who are dedicated in supporting our Nursery and are involved in the many events and activities we host throughout the year. The Group meet on a quarterly basis and are a fantastic resource in helping new parents to settle into Nursery life. They are available to email and their details are located at the top of this page in the ‘Meet the Parents’ section.
We are pleased to offer our ‘Busy Babies’ area for the under 2’s which uses shades of black and white to stimulate the babies which is complimented by a relaxing and calming lilac area. We also offer ‘Wake and Shake’ sessions and this is provides a fantastic opportunity for the children to awaken their senses and become invigorated for the day ahead! The children also benefit from the use of ICT by accessing our computers, walky talkies and cameras. There are so many more wonderful initiatives which benefit each and every child and supports their development during their time with us, we are very proud of our setting and the care we provide.
The children within our Nursery really thrive with us….we would love you to visit us and see our beautiful environment for yourself!
The family environment is just great! Staff and Managers genuinely care and love our children. Food is great! Activities are Excellent. Children in Pre School are Well Prepared for school - Elizabeth Pretucci
Harriett's time at Busy Bees has been very happy and contented. I found the communication from the team in the office at Mardley Hill excellent - Gillian and Duncan
Low staff turnover. Welcoming environment. Good Reputation.
Staff are amazing and have always made my children feel so welcome. On many occasions have gone above and beyond their duties and are extremely flexible - Parent of M.H
My Pre-School is really good fun! We do lots of fun things like â€˜Shake and Writeâ€™, football and athletics! - E.L aged 3 years
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