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.
We are both very happy with Busy Bees and have been so pleased with the care and attention our son has received. The facilities are excellent and age appropriate. - Laura
Youâ€™re so kind and loving towards our children and make it a happy environment
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
Finn recently started at the nursery and initially cried when we left him. After a few weeks he asks to come to Busy Bees on the days he doesn't usually attend. - Finlay's Mum
Harrison enjoys nursery now. Was a little scared at first but is now settled, he is familiar with friendly faces now especially Clare. He has started to clap and trying to walk, He eats better as well
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