Busy Bees in Canterbury provides OUTSTANDING childcare, as reported by Ofsted, (2013). Busy Bees at the Riverside Children’s Centre is a single storey, purpose built facility. We are situated within a children's centre that provides support and advice for families with children under five.
The nursery has a large well equipped outdoor play area for the children to enjoy as an outdoor classroom and physical play area, with lots of shady trees and awnings. The nursery was redecorated in December 2011.
The Nursery is situated close to the City Centre with easy access to both Canterbury East and West train stations and bus routes.
We are fortunate enough to receive support from the team of professionals at the Children’s Centre. For example, our Staff have regular training from a qualified teacher to ensure that they are making the most of learning opportunities for the children. The teacher also runs parent workshops so you can find out more about how we support children’s learning and development within the nursery. We also work closely with the health visitor who has run activities for children and training for staff. She will also meet with parents if they ever have any queries or concerns about their children’s health and development.
We pride ourselves on providing delicious home cooked food from our nutritionally balanced menu. The menu is written with support from our National Support office and parent involvement so you have the opportunity to let us know what your children enjoy eating at home. The Manager and Assistant Chef both hold a Level 2 Qualification in Nutrition and Food Safety in Catering and the Chef holds a Level 3 in Food Safety in Catering.
We have excellent communication with parents including daily sheets detailing information about your child’s day as well as verbal feedback, learning journals. We have an open door policy and welcome parent feedback and input.
Logan is always happy during his time at Nursery and has a really good bond with his key person Abby. he comes home and tells me all the wonderful activities he has been up to. - Adam Akers
Our daughter is thriving at the nursery. She loves all the activities and will shout her key person's name on the way in the car
The care and all the staff is excellent. Jordan loves coming to Busy Bees. - Emma Jaynes
Niamh seems to have settled nicely in Tulips and is happy to have a cuddle with any of the staff on a morning hand over. We are as always, happy with the service at the nursery. - Niamh Griffiths
The nursery is our sons happy place and we are so grateful to have been able to leave him in such capable hands, we could not have got through the last year without you. - Matt
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