40 Years of Busy Bees

Harlequin Childcare joins Busy Bees family

Published: 04/03/2022

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We are delighted to announce that we have welcomed Harlequin Childcare in Cambridgeshire to our portfolio. 

Harlequin Childcare, located at The Old School House on Downham Road, Ely, is one of the longest-established nurseries in Cambridgeshire that has been part of the community for 18 years. Catering for 78 children from three months to five years, the nursery has a long-standing team in place, including Manager, Alyson Parker, who has been with the nursery since it opened. 

The ‘Outstanding’, by Ofsted, nursery strives to provide children with an exemplary start to lifelong learning. The nursery has created a safe and nurturing environment where children are encouraged to explore and discover continually throughout their day, with their individual interests and achievements placed at the heart of their learning.

Cheryl Creaser, Europe CEO at Busy Bees, said: “Over the years, Harlequin Childcare has created a wonderful environment for children, and we are delighted to welcome the children, families and team into our Busy Bees family.   “Their child-initiated approach perfectly aligns with our mission at Busy Bees, and we are looking forward to working with the team to ensure children continue receiving the best possible start in life.” 

Thor Thomassen and Jayne Chapman, Owners of Harlequin Childcare, added: “After 18 years, we will be sad to say goodbye to all our families and team that have supported us over the years. But we know we are leaving Harlequin Childcare in good hands.  

“Busy Bees is at the forefront of childcare and shares our values to ensure children’s curiosity, safety and wellbeing are prioritised. They have an excellent reputation for providing outstanding, quality childcare and a deep wealth of resources and experience that our wonderful team, parents and children will benefit from. We wish them the very best.” 

Parents and staff at the nursery will have access to the Busy Bees’ Unleashing Potential (UP) learning and development tool. The specially designed app brings together activities, songs, games, and advice in one place for educators to use with children, inspiring a variety of enriching learning opportunities. 

For those interested in knowing more about this wonderful nursery in Cambridgeshire, please?call our Enrolments Team on 0330 333 8133 to make an enquiry. ?