Busy Bees in Bradley Stoke

Call Melanie on 01454 202888

Ferndene
Bradley Stoke
Bristol
BS32 9DF

Opening Times

7:30am - 6pm, Monday to Friday

Ages Taken

3 months - 5 years
  • Good Ofsted September 2013 - Click here to view our report
  • Cooking with Me for all those little chefs in the family
  • Wake and Shake to give your child a healthy start to the day
  • Kinder Musik to encourage your child's hidden musical talents
  • Stretch and Grow Yoga
  • Recently refurbished
  • Bright, welcoming individual play areas for each age group
  • Dedicated, long serving, experienced staff team
  • Small cosy baby room and spacious open plan toddlers and pre-school
  • Secure access systems
  • Large secure outdoor garden area
  • Fresh, nutritious meals prepared on site everyday
  • 5* rating from environmental health
  • Close to business parks and major motorways

 

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Why You Will Love Our Nursery

Busy Bees in Bradley Stoke is a purpose built two storey nursery and is split into four separate rooms for each age group; babies, 1-2’s, 2-3’s and Pre-school. Every room has its own garden which the children have free flow access to throughout the day. We have also recently had a lovely refurbishment so all our rooms are newly decorated with new resources.

Our nursery is easily accessible from the M5, M4 interchange and the M32. There are also buses running past very frequently.

Our team are very passionate about childcare and making children’s learning as fun as possible. The majority of our staff are qualified to level 3; with some working towards their qualifications. We work towards the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum; which means planning for each child’s individual needs and interests through weekly observations.

We offer a range of initiatives for your child to take part in such as; Wake and Shake, Cooking with Me, Kindermusik, Stretch and Grow and the Golden Mile. Our baby room has an initiative called Busy Babies which is aimed at providing natural resources for your child and colours to stimulate their brain development.

 

Come and join in the fun at our stay and play sessions every Tuesday morning from 9.30am-11am!

Contact Busy Bees in Bradley Stoke

Please answer the questions below so we can direct your enquiry to the correct department.

Meet the Team

Nursery Manager

Hello, my name is Melanie Bevis and I have been Manager at Busy Bees Bradley Stoke since 2004.

I have always had a passion for childcare and have worked in a variety of Early Years Settings. 

It has been a pleasure to Manage Busy Bees for so many years as I have had the opportunity to see the nursery and its children grow and develop. 

I am very proud that we offer excellent high Quality Care to all our children and can offer a diverse range of resources and activities. 

Since being at Busy Bees I have become a mum myself and I am very fortunate to have my son Marley and daughter Martha here with me at nursery. 

I look forward to meeting you in person.

 

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Kate Miskella
Assistant Manager

Hi my name is Kate, I am assistant manager and have worked at Busy Bees for 14 years. I have a level 3+4 qualification. I have experience in all area of the nursery and am currently in 2-3's. I am also Health and Safety co-ordinator. I have 2 beautiful children who attend this nursery, Ava in pre-school and Sophie in 1-2's.
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Melanie Bevis
Business Manager

My name is Melanie Bevis I am level 3 qualified and have worked for Busy Bees for 10 years, I have been in childcare for over 25 years. Children are my passion. I am also the proud mother of two beautiful children, Marley and Martha who I love spending all my free time with, as well as keeping fit as I love to run.
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Jayne Hannibus
Senior Room Manager

Jayne has worked in our nursery since 2000, and is based in our 1-2's room. Jayne has lots of experience with all age groups of children and has children of her own. Jayne loves seeing the children enjoy and achieve.
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Natasha Sellick
Senior Room Manager

My name is Natasha. I am senior room manager of 2-3's. I am level 3 qualified in children's care, learning and development. I have worked at Busy Bees since February 2010. I love to travel and spend time with family and friends.
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Laura Williams
Room Manager

Laura has worked here since 2005, so has built up great experience in working with children. Laura is room manager in our Toddlers room, as well as being our onsite SENCO and behavior management coordinator. Laura's favourite part of the job is the rewarding feeling that seeing children you care for progress gives you.
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Louise Everard
Room Manager

Hello, my name is Louise and I am room manager based in 3-5's. I have worked here since 2005 and have experience with all age groups. I love watching the children grow and develop.
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Maria Baker
Chef

Maria is our lovely chef. She prepares our fresh meals every day and enjoys going into the rooms to do cooking activities with the children when she can.
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Harriet Offer
Early Years Educator

Harriet has been working here since 2009, and is now qualified to level 3 after completing her NVQ with us. Harriet is based in our 1 - 2's room, but has experience with most age groups. Her favourite part of the job is seeing the smiles on the children's faces.
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Abigail Stephenson
Early Years Educator

Abigail is relatively new to our team ,having started in 2012. Abigail is based in our 1-2's room and is qualified to level 3. Abigail's favourite part of the job is seeing the children progress.
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Kimberly Dowle
Early Years Educator

Kim has worked here since 2005 and is based in 1-2's. Kim has lots of experience with this age group and enjoys meeting all the different characters. Kim is level 2 qualified and currently studying her level 3.
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Sammie Evans
Early Years Educator

Sammie has worked with us since 2005 and has built up great experience in working with children, and has a child of her own. Sammie is based in our 1-2's room.
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Sadie Biddick
Early Years Educator

Hi my name is Sadie. I have completed my level 2 amd am due to start my level which am really looking forward to studying. I have worked here since 2013 starting in pre-school, I am now based in 2-3's. I am really enjoying my time with this age group and look forward to seeing where my future will go.

Parent Partnership Group

Parent Representatives for Busy Bees in Bradley Stoke


Amanda

My name is Amanda, I have recently retrained to become a primary school teacher and am fully aware of the importance of engaging parents/carers in their child's development, as a new mum it's one of the reason's I became involved in the parent partnership group. I've only attended one parent partnership meeting but am excited by the opportunities to have a say in matters which affect the nursery from a parents/carers perspective and to become involved in fundraising and other social activities.
"I am mum to Harry who has just turned two years old and we have been with Busy Bees in Bradley Stoke for about a year now, and Harry loves his time at Nursery."

Kerry

My name is Kerry. I am originally from Yorkshire though i left some time ago. I moved to Bristol well over 10 years ago and loved it so much that i decided to stay. I met my husband Steve here and we have two daughters, the eldest is in the two year old room.
"I have been part of the Parent Liaison group for a while now and feel it is a good way to understand what the nursery is aiming to achieve and to contribute, in a small way, towards making it a better place for my daughter to be."

Rachael Simeone

Rachel has worked locally at the society for Endocrinology doing association management for the past 7 years. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with the family, trips to the zoo, the weekly swimming trips and a good weekend away camping.
"'Luca my son has been at Busy Bees Bradley Stoke since he was 9 months old and I have watched him blossom thanks to the dedicated and nurturing staff. He has just joined the Toddler Room and is loving the garden'. Rachel joined the Parent Partnership Group last year and enjoys the opportunity to support the nursery and looks forward to any support she can offer to other parents."

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