Busy Bees at Glenalmond provides GOOD childcare, as reported by Ofsted, (2012)
Busy Bees at Glenalmond is a nursery set in a beautiful original building set on the outskirts of St Albans near to the town. We are in easy distance of the M25 and M1 and have our own car park. The nursery has a total of 8 children’s base rooms across three floors and is divided into different age ranges. The bottom floor caters for children aged between 3mths and 2 and a half. The first floor then ranges from 2- 3 and half, followed by our Pre-school 1 and Pre-school 2 for over 3’s.
We have a wide range of incentives for all ages some of which are; Busy Babies, Wake and Shake, Imagination station and and our Mamas and Papas baby room with was opened in May 2013. The Mamas and Papas room and Busy Babies are focused on children under the age of 1, supporting babies with their development but also offering available space and support to outside agencies for both during and after pregnancy.
We have a large garden area and nature trail outside and a soft play and sensory room inside. We also offer additional extra curriculum activities such as Tiny Ballerina, Click IT, Tiny Mites, Mini Mites, Drama Mites and French.
As well as our childcare based team we also have a dedicated support team, consisting of a chef and kitchen assistant who prepares fresh, healthy and tasty meals for all our children. We are dedicated to making transitions as easy as possible so allergies or culturally based preferences will be catered for.
Due to the capacity of the nursery we have a large dedicated staff team, whose main priority is to provide the highest possible level of care to children. We provide a safe, secure, fun and happy environment for children to promote their talents, skills and development.
Our staff team largely consist of qualified level 3’s and we have staff who are currently training towards this and a level 4. All staff have been trained in safeguarding and first aid.
We also have a great Parent partnership group who support the nursery. If you wish to gain further information or book in to have a look at the nursery, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The baby room and Pre School rooms are outstanding, so too are the Management team. The nursery have been fantastic with Gracie. The support with her autism has been amazing - Jacqueline Webb
We shall be terribly sad to leave Busy Bees. Harry has really thrived here and we shall miss our daily/weekly chats with Michelle, Ruby, Lauren, Aimee, Hannah & Christina - Lynda Archer
I have been hugely impressed with both the staff and facilities at Busy Bees. Lucas has learnt a lot academically but also life skills reinforced like good manners. I know he will miss Busy Bees - Melissa Holian
Lily has absolutely loved her time at Busy Bees, as has her three elder brothers and her younger sister continues to do - Frances Halford
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you and all the staff at Busy Bees for the excellent care which both our children have received.
Hi my Name is Ruby Sharma and I have been managing the Glenalmond Nursery since October 2006. Having studied at the Leeds Metropolitan University, I obtained a BA Hons Degree in Professional Studies specialising in play work.
I have a vast amount of experience in childcare and I have been managing nurseries for in excess of fifteen years – I thoroughly enjoy my job and the challenges that it brings. My daughter also attends the nursery and loves it. She can not wait to come in every morning and never wants to leave at the end of the day.
Hi my name is Michelle French and I am the Nursery Performance Manager, My employment at Glenalmond began over 10 years ago, having been in the banking industry for 18 years. My initial role was as a Financial Administrator and I have worked my way up to Nursery Performance Manager working alongside Ruby; I am responsible for the Business side of the nursery. My qualifications are in Business Management , which I studied at college in St Albans.. I enjoy my role, embrace the daily challenges that it brings and more importantly enjoy being part of a successful Nursery team.