Busy Bees at Corby

Call Claire on 01536 743809

1 Charter Court, The District Centre
Oakley Vale
NN18 8QT
  • 1 Charter Court, The District Centre
  • Oakley Vale
  • Corby
  • Northants
  • NN18 8QT

Opening Times

8.00am - 6.00pm (Ask about early birds)

Ages Taken

0 - 5 years
  • Good Ofsted 2016 - Click here to see our report
  • Top marks in our Environmental Health inspection March 2015
  • Exciting Enhancements to support your child’s development- Babble to Chatter, Wake and Shake, Shake and Write and Numeracy and literacy.  
  • Security key fob door entry system for extra security
  • Degree trained management and Senior Team
  • Exciting Fresh home cooked meals and snacks prepared and made by our dedicated catering team on a 3 week rolling menu
  • Additional early opening times available
  • House keeper on site daily to allow the staff to dedicate their time to care for the children and to keep the nursery clean and tidy
  • Spacious rooms, with separate baby and first steps areas
  • Nappies and wipes provided
  • Sun cream provided
  • spacious garden for lots of exploration

Why You Will Love Our Nursery

Our Corby nursery is an impressive purpose built building designed for use as a children’s day care facility. It is situated close to the town on Oakley Vale and is a 5 minute car ride from the train station and also on the rail and local bus routes.

We have a strong consistent staff team here at Corby who are extremely passionate about what they do. 95% of the staff have a level three qualification or above. We provide lots of on-going training to support and develop out staff and to keep up to date with current legislation further to ensure we are giving the best possible start for all children in our care.

We have 2 members of staff at the nursery who will be starting their degree in early years and will use their knowledge gained from this in their practice.

As a team we are passionate about providing stimulating learning opportunities, each child's learning journal shows their current interests and achievements with photos and observations which promote the developmental stages and interest of each individual child

The nursery has 3 core rooms namely the baby unit (0-2 years) with a dedicate milk kitchen, sleeping area and separate nappy changing room. Our Toddler unit (2-3 years) with its own nappy change room and bathroom and finally our pre-school unit (3-5) with its own bathroom.
Each room is equipped with a wide selection of age appropriate resources, toys and learning materials. Rooms have easy access to our garden and the pre-school room can enjoy free flow thus encouraging their independence.

We offer a large newly transformed nursery garden with a separate area for the under 3’s. There are different areas for the children to explore and expand their learning such as a builders imaginative play area, 2 sand pits one shaded from the sun, a water pump, outdoor cosy area and a variety of different plants. There is also a raised gazebo area allowing all children access to shade and to interact with younger/older children under supervised conditions.

Why not come along and have a look at what we have to offer.

We promote inclusive practice and encourage children to be independent and make choices of their own.

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Contact Busy Bees at Corby

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Meet the Team

Claire Woodward

Nursery Manager

Hi I am Claire the Nursery Manager, I have worked for the company since Nov 2012. My journey began as assistant manager at our Northampton sites, I then spent 12 months gaining management experience in various Busy Bees setting before moving to Corby in January 2016.

I hold a Foundation Degree and a BTEC National Diploma in Early Years.

We have a beautiful setting here at Corby, my ambition is to further enhance an already good nursery into an outstanding one. I am very proud of my hard working and dedicated team.

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Sarah Adcock
Assistant Manager

I have been working for Busy Bees since i qualified in March 2002. I hold a Diploma in Child Care and Education,First aid at work certificate,food hygiene level and passed many more shortcourses.
Since starting as a nursery nurse I have progressed through the company and in February 2012 I gained promotion to my current role. I find my role very rewarding and can honestly say each day is never the same.I am passionate about working in childcare as every day brings new challenges
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Leanne Rodgers
Financial Administrator

I'm the Financial Administrator for the nursery, I have progressed from my previous role as senior room manager for the under 2 unit. I have worked at the nursery for 6 years. I hold an NVQ level 3 in child care and I have completed my foundation degree in early years.
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Sam Conway
Senior Room Manager

I am the Senior Room Manager of Pre-school. I am currently studying towards my Foundation Degree in Early Years, I have worked for the company since 2011.
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Katie Ellis
Room Manager

I am the Room Manager for Toddlers, I have completed my EYP and BA Hons in Education Studies. I have been with the company since October 2015
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Kim Stranaghan
Room Manager

I am currently on Maternity Leave, Before I went off to have my second little girl I was toddlers Room manager. I have worked for the company since 2013.
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Harley Mee
Early Years Educator

I am a relief member of staff and work in all rooms within the nursery.
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Rebecca Courtman
Early Years Educator

I am based within the baby room, I have worked for the company since 2015
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Becca Wade
Early Years Educator

I have worked for Busy Bees since October 2014 based in the toddler room, I have recently completed my Level 2 training with the company and about to start my Level 3 qualification in Early Years.
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Tracy Rosborough
Early Years Educator

I am based in the toddler room. I am currently completing my Level 2 qualification with the company.

Parent Partnership Group

Parent Representatives for Busy Bees at Corby

Emma Parish

Hi my name is Emma and I am mummy to my 3 boys; Tyler and Tate now go to school, however have attended Busy Bees nursery Corby since they were 18 & 8 months old as we relocated to the area from Surrey.I now have my Little boy Cole, I was very nervous and anxious about leaving him in a different environment but all the staff made us feel very welcome. Tate started the nursery at 8 months old and as he was very clingy to me attending nursery has really helped him become more social and settle

"I am very pleased to be part of the parent partnership group and as i have 2 children of different ages who attend the nursery i have been through all the different transitions. Tyler will be starting school in September so this will be another mile stone we will be going through with him and the nursery and i am looking forward to doing it all again with Tate.If you have any questions or would just like a chat please feel free to contact me."

Rosemary Reid

Hi i'm Rosemary mummy to Harry who is 2 years old. He has been attending busy bees since 2014 and has developed into a very confident little boy. Harry is currently in the toddler room and will be having settling in sessions in December ready for his to start preschool in January.

"Please feel to contact me if you need to discuss room transitions starting the nursery or anything else"
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30 September - Stay and Play

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03 October - grandparents stay and play session

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