At Busy Bees we are and have always been serious about the health, safety and welfare of everyone. This includes your child(ren), our staff, parents, visitors, and anyone who comes to work in our premises, including our contractors.
During the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic we have continuously reviewed, amended and updated our controls and communicated guidance to our staff teams to ensure that we are providing the safest environment we can for everyone. We have a dedicated Safety Team who help support each centre and ensure that a competent person is always available to offer advice, help and guidance to make sense of the ever-changing Government announcements. We are confident that we have robust procedures in place and will continue to monitor the situation and adapt as necessary in line with Public Health guidance.
During the first lockdown we kept more than 100 of our centres open for key workers and vulnerable children, making us the largest provider of childcare to the NHS during this period. We are prepared and ready for the second lockdown and will be open throughout the whole period to welcome your children into our nurseries as normal. Please read our Lets be safe, you and me guide for more detail of the controls we have in place to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Our health and safety management system complies with the international standard ISO 45001. We are the only nursery or nursery organisation in the UK to have achieved this.
We have a dedicated team of safety advisors that continually support and audit our premises to ensure they are complying, not only with the legal requirements but our own, higher internal hygiene, safety and health standards. We also create and provide delicious, fresh seasonal food daily through our NHS Startwell accredited menus. We are proud to display food hygiene rating awarded to all our centres by Environmental Health as it showcases our dedication to maintaining high-quality food safety and hygiene standards.
Protecting and safeguarding all the children in our care is our top priority and that’s why every Busy Bees nursery in the UK is within minutes of an automated external defibrillator (AED). We see it as part of our commitment to best practice and to deliver outstanding care to all our children, as well as protecting staff, parents and visitors.
Here you will find a range of easy activities you can try with your child to develop their understanding of keeping themselves safe.
To accompany the programme, each centre has a Safety Buzz plushie to further support their teaching. We also created our very own children’s book ‘Be Safe with Buzz, A walk in Busy Bees' Woods’ to help instil these safety messages with the help of Buzz and his friends.
You can use this book to encourage your child to manage risk; ask your child ‘what would Safety Buzz do?’ to help develop your child’s understanding of health, safety and wellbeing.