- Rachel Jackson
- Royal Preston Hospital
Sharoe Green Lane
- 01772 522 291
- 8am - 6pm, Monday to Friday
- Ages Taken
- 3months - 5years
Why choose Busy Bees at Preston Hospital: -
Busy Bees at Preston Hospital was opened in April 2004 and is a purpose built building on the grounds of the Royal Preston Hospital situated next to the Rosemere Cancer Unit, for hospital staff only. Preston NHS provide all nappies, wipes, food and snack at no additional costs. The nursery is accessed by a secure key fob system. Preston NHS is near the local library, duck pond and park which the children and staff regularly visit. Busy Bees has 4 different base rooms where we offer a balance of care and education.
The children have many learning opportunities throughout all the age groups, in which experienced and qualified staff cater for all children’s individual needs and interests for personalised learning. The rooms are bright and stimulating with a wide range of resources available both inside and out. It has a large outdoor area that provides Children with many opportunities for learning and physical play. The staff here at Preston are very passionate and dedicated and will always go that extra mile, this was highlighted when we as a team won the Outstanding achievement award at our yearly Managers’ conference. We have also recently been awarded Centre of excellence which aims to encourage Childcare Professionals to continue to develop and provide a good all round environment for the children at Busy Bees. The initiative promotes a proactive approach to best practice by giving Nursery Staff at Busy Bees across the UK the opportunity to visit Our Centre of excellence setting. Along with this we also have many more initiatives such as Busy Babies, Wake and Shake, Steps to Independence, Block Play and Imagination Station.
Onsite we have over 90% of staff NVQ Level 3 qualified or above. We have 1 member of staff working towards their foundation degree and the Pre-school have a qualified early years Practitioner.
We also have a parent partnership group which allows us to work in partnership with our parents and allows for on-going improvements and developments within the nursery. The meetings take place periodically and this allows members of the group to put forward their own and also parent’s views and suggestions.
The nursery Chef, Michael is committed to providing nutritious and healthy meals for the children, using fresh ingredients which are locally sourced. The nursery has achieved the highest possible rating for Food Hygiene being awarded 5 out of 5 stars by Lancashire County Council. The nursery menus offer a varied range of foods and any dietary requirements can be catered for by our catering team.
The knowledge and expertise of the staff team at Preston NHS is complimented by assistance from the National Support Centre with dedicated departments such as Health and Safety, Catering, HR, Estates and an EYFS Childcare team.
We have a dedicated team that is committed to providing Outstanding care for your child, a wonderful experience for you and your family.
Facilities at the nursery include: -
- Outstanding Ofsted 2011 - Click here to see our report
- Wake and Shake singing and dancing to give your child a healthy start to the day
- Cooking with Me for all those little chef's in the family
- Recently improved outdoor area to encourage the children to play and explore
- Library visits
- Ballet lessons
- Visits to the Local Park
- Visits to the onsite Duck pond
- High percentage of qualified staff
- Long serving, loyal and friendly staff team
- Quality childcare right on your doorstep
- Fun, exciting activities for all ages to enjoy
- Discounted rates for NHS employees
- A great place for your child to play, learn and make new friends
- Lancashire Healthy Schools Award
- Step into Quality Award
Holiday Club - we provide a shuttle bus to our Ashton House Centre for the Holiday Care.
The bus will be ready to collect your child at 7.45am and will leave at 8.00am prompt. The return to your collection point will be at 4:45pm, all children must be collected by 5pm prompt.
For an up to date listing of Ashton House's Holiday Club activities and dates Click here.
Gemma Chesworth and Rachel Jackson share the responsibility and management of the nursery.
Gemma is currently on Maternity Leave and will be returning in October 2013. Rachel will step up to full time Manager during this time.
Meet Gemma: -
"Hello my name is Gemma Chesworth and I am the Nursery Manager here at Preston NHS. I started with the company in July 2000 and completed my NVQ 2 & 3 in Early Years & Childcare in 2003. I am currently completing the first stage of a degree course in Leadership Capability.
I have been at Preston for nearly 7 years and manage the nursery on a Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday."
Meet Rachel: -
"Hi, I am Rachel and I have been with Busy Bees since 2006. I work alongside Gemma, and manage the nursery on a Thursday and Friday.
I am qualified to NVQ Level 4 in Childcare."
We are both strongly committed to the nursery and the staff team. We strive to get the best results and aim to provide the best nursery for the children in our care!
The nursery has great relationships with the parents and we currently have a Parent Partnership Group that meets on a quarterly basis. This is a great way of sharing information and giving parents a voice in nursery.
We are also very proud and overwhelmed to have received an OUTSTANDING Ofsted Result in our inspection in December 2011. This is a credit to our team and the hard work and commitment they show to the nursery and every child who attends.
We look forward to meeting you soon.