Welcome to our nursery…
Busy Bees in Cardiff is a purpose built nursery situated within the Ocean Park business park. We are easily accessed by the main road on Ocean Way and are only a short walk or drive in to the city centre.
The nursery has been established for over 20 years so we have a wealth of experience to offer you and your child. The nursery is purpose built, all on one level and has a number of rooms available for the children. The nursery provides an all inclusive service for you; this service includes all meals and nappies. From 1st May 2016, we also now have a new full time fee rate, ensuring that quality childcare is now more affordable for everyone.
We have a large and secure landscaped garden for the children to explore and to extend their learning; we have created planting and digging areas as well as areas to promote sensory awareness. They can also use their bikes and cars to ride around our windy path, use the black boards and writing areas to draw and paint as well as having an area they can just sit, relax and read a book.
The nursery takes children from 15 weeks to 5 years. Each age range has a dedicated room and team to look after them; each team is headed up by a room leader who is able to over see the area and ensure that the quality of care and education offered to your child is maintained.
We pride ourselves on supporting the transition of your child from home to nursery, each child is individual and we provide bespoke settling in sessions tailored to your needs. We value your input at settling in times and we have a dedicated parent’s room for you to use and remain on the premises until you feel comfortable to leave your child with us.
We have a fantastic staff team at the nursery. We are extremely proud that we have a low turnover of staff; most of the team have been at the nursery for over 10 years. Our staff are skilled and knowledgeable in their fields and show passion and pride in their roles. We promote further development of the team and support them to gain higher qualifications and attend training sessions.
Each member of our team is a key worker and someone who you and your child will be linked with whilst they are with us. These key workers provide the children with their very important emotional attachment whilst they are at nursery, they get to know your children very well and use this knowledge to ensure their learning and development grows. We support the children’s learning and development through the Early Years Foundation Phase, set out by the Welsh Assembly Government. All children are provided with innovative play and learning opportunities daily. We encourage all children to develop self-help and independence skills through their learning. We pride ourselves on our confident, competent children.
The nursery has bespoke rooms created for specific age ranges, this ensures your child is in an area with children who are developmentally similar to them and also has equipment tailored to their needs. We take care to provide environments that are homely for the children and nurture their emotional needs as well as their broader development.
Our rooms are –
Sea Shells – This is a very special area just for our little ones. These two rooms have recently been refurbished to very high standards and are quite different from the rest of the nursery. The rooms focus on providing tranquil and calming areas and atmospheres for the children so that they can develop and grow, whilst developing their learning opportunities. These rooms are designed to take children up to the age of 18months, with the very youngest having their own bespoke area with black and white play to stimulate their inquisitive minds
Blue Whales – takes children from around 16 months to 2 years.
Jelly Fish – taken children from around 2years to 2.5 years
Star Fish – takes children from around 2.5 years to 3 years
Pre School – takes children from 3 years to 5 years
We have a resident chef on site and all meals are cooked freshly each day for the children. This ensures that their nutritional needs are catered for whilst they are with us. All produce used is fresh and seasonal, with a varied variety of foods to encourage and develop their taste buds. Each room has a drinks station which ensures all children have access to water when they need it
As well as the children in our care we enjoy getting to know the whole family and provide lots of activities for you all to join in with. We have themed and craft days in the nursery as well as some fun days on weekends to ensure you can all join in – we usually support a charity over the course of the year and any funds we raise at these days all go towards very worth while causes
So why not come along and see what we can offer you and your child as well as our fantastic facilities
Even more reasons to love our nursery…
- Open 52 weeks a year (except bank holidays)
- Takes children from 15 weeks to 5 years
- Opening hours are 7.30am until 6pm offering flexibility in your working day
- Dedicated age appropriate rooms tailored to children’s developmental needs
- Bespoke settling in sessions to suit your child
- Resident chef preparing fresh food daily
- Experienced staff team with high qualification levels
- Regulated yearly by CIW – latest report dates February 2017
- Inspected by EHO – holding a 5 Start Award
- Holds a Level 3 awarded from the National Day Nurseries Association
- Takes part in the local authority schemes – Gold Standard Healthy Eating Award, Design to Smile and Small Work Place Health Award