I'm really pleased with how Evie has developed while in Pre-School. She is much more confident and chatty and I think she is well prepared to start school in September - Wendy Brown
I would like to thank everyone at Busy Bees for looking after both Cameron and Imogen. Both children loved coming to your nursery, the staff have been fantastic - Jane Stringer
Victoria has really enjoyed her time here. She has formed some fantastic bonds with the staff and children alike. Thank you for all your help over the years. - Stephanie Newton
Elliot has been at the nursery since he was 8 months old. The care and commitment he has received from the staff is second to none.. - Emma Clarke
Busy Bees in Bedford Manton Lane provides GOOD childcare, as reported by Ofsted, (2009). Busy Bees day nursery at Bedford is a purpose built nursery in the Brickhill area of Bedford. The nursery is easily accessible from Bedford town centre as well as the A6 and A421 bypasses, we are also a short 20minute walk from the train station.
The team at Bedford are extremely passionate about what they do; many of them have been here since the nursery opened 10yrs ago! Our staff are all level 3 or are working towards their qualifications and the manager holds a level 4 qualification in leadership and management as well as the NNEB. We encourage all our staff to attend further training to develop their skills; we have a dedicated training team at our head office that provides a varied training package for all staff.
We ensure that your children have an enjoyable time while at nursery and that their needs and interests are met through exciting activities and play opportunities. The children take part in a range of Busy Bees initiatives which include Wake and Shake, Kindermusik, Busy Babies and Our Imagination station. Our outdoor area is fantastic! We are lucky enough to have a purpose built wooden adventure play area, a separate baby garden as well as gardening areas for the children. We offer the children the choice to play indoors or outdoors by promoting free flow throughout the nursery.
Leanne the nursery chef and Pali her assistant provide healthy and nutritious meals for the children. All food is cooked fresh daily and is locally sourced. The nursery menus are varied and we can cater for any dietary requirements.
We have built good relationships with the local Sure Start Centre and other agencies including Mid Bed Twins club, Local health visiting teams and the early years team at Bedford Borough council. We provide a Parent Partnership group which allows us to work in partnership with our parents listening to their views and making any necessary changes/improvements
Hello my name is Zoe and I have worked in the childcare industry since qualifying with a NNEB in 1993 - 20 years ago! For the last 9 years i have worked here at our fab Manton Lane setting. I was employed as an Assistant Manager and then promoted to Nursery Manager in 2005.
During my time working for Busy Bees i have attended a number of training courses including Paediatric 1st Aid, BSC Level 1 in Health and Safety, SENCO, Behaviour Management, CAF and Safeguarding. I am the Safeguarding officer at the nursery as well as the Training mentor.
I manage a team of 27 staff who all bring their own unique qualities to the job. We are very lucky to have a strong and long standing team with many staff members that have worked here since the nursery opened.
I love my job - To see the children progress and develop into confident little people whilst attending our very own setting is extremely rewarding.
I always look forward to meeting the new families that will be joining us. Feel free to come and speak to me at any time.
"Lee has been at nursery since he was 11 months old and i have seen him become an sociable, friendly and chatty little boy. Now 3 he has started the Pre School class which he loves and i can already seethe transition to school will be relatively smooth. Nina started just before her 1st birthday and loves it just as much as Lee does, I have already seen an increase in her speech, eating and drinking abilities and understanding of instruction."