The Busy Bees nursery in Guiseley provides Outstanding childcare as reported by Ofsted in June 2013. The nursery opened in 2003 and is a 100 place purpose built setting, all on one level. The nursery is based in a great central location, with fantastic rail and road links to Ilkley, Leeds and Bradford.
The nursery has ample car parking, making drop off and pick up both safe and easy.
We also have a lovely large outdoor space with many play and learning opportunities for the children to enjoy.
We have a strong, caring staff team whose qualifications range from NVQ level 2 through to degrees in Early Childhood Studies. Also part of the team are a Health and Safety Coordinator, SENCO and Behaviour Management Mentor.
The nursery offers delicious home cooked foods prepared in our on-site kitchen. The foods are nutritionally balanced and the menus are on a 4 weekly rolling plan.
We are dedicated to ensuring that the children have an enjoyable time while at the nursery and that their needs and interests are met through fun and enjoyable play. This is achieved through a wide range of activities, such as creative craft, music, books, sand and water, role play, ICT, small world and construction. Daily feedback is given at the end of each session through Baby Diaries, for the younger children, and the older children are encouraged to share their experiences of the day with their key person along with their parent/carer.
Your child is assigned a key person and they would be responsible for ensuring your child’s learning and development is enhanced through the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. We ensure their developmental progress is communicated during Parent’s Evenings, or at any other time the parent wishes to discuss this. The children are able to take part in a variety of fun and exciting activities and our fantastic educational enhancements such as Babble to Chatter (to support early communication and language) Shake and Write (to encourage early handwriting skills) and Wake and Shake (to boost confidence and physical fitness). We also offer Spanish classes in our Preschool and a ‘Sing and Sign’ class in our toddler room.
Please take a look at our Events page to see what we will be up to in the next few weeks and see our News page for photos and write ups from previous events.
We have a Parent Partnership Group in place, which allows us to work in partnership with our parents and allows for on-going improvements and developments within the nursery. The meetings take place periodically and this allows members of the group to put forward their own and also other parent’s views and suggestions.
Come and see the fantastic facilities for yourself, we are happy to show you around. Simply call or email us today for more information and an appointment to suit you.
The nursery is safe, local and my child comes home happy.
Great care from the staff, I feel at ease about leaving my child there! Good detailed feedback at the end of the day.
They helped with stages that can be difficult like removing dummy/potty training. In general he is just a confident happy boy which I truly believe the team have played a big part in.
My daughter cries when she can't go to nursery.
We would thoroughly recommend it to others. Thank you for looking after Lottie so fantastically for the last 3/2 years - The Seaborneâ€™s
My name is Rebecca, I am more often known as Becca. I began my career at Busy Bees in February 2006 as a Business Manager at the Busy Bees Colton Mill setting in East Leeds. I was then appointed Nursery Manager at Guiseley in January 2013.
I hold a BA (Hons) Degree in Business Management and a Level 4 Certificate in Early Years Practice. I have also completed courses in Safeguarding, First Aid in the Workplace and Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene, Behaviour Management and the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.
I am very passionate about putting the needs of children first and I believe that the early years experiences for a child can play a vital role in their health, wellbeing and development in the long term too. I see managing a nursery as a great opportunity to lead a strong staff team in their goal to help to support, care for and guide young children to give them the best possible start in life. Together we continually strive to provide as many early learning opportunities for our children as possible.
I also encourage good parent partnership in the setting to ensure stong relationships exist between parents and carers, for the sake of continuity and shared opportunities for the child.
As a full-time working mum with a young child of my own, I feel that nursery is a great asset and support. I am very proud that my little girl used to attend the nursery here and I felt very confident that, thanks to the wonderful team and the wide range of learning and development opportunities that she was given, she had the best possible start to her early education before she started school in September 2015.
I now have another baby on the way and I am looking forward to this second amazing opportunity to go through the baby and nursery years as a mum all over again !
"We are delighted with the nursery setting and happy to help."
"I wanted to join the Parent Partnership Group to contribute to the ongoing development of the nursery to benefit my children and others. The nursery staff are passionate about their role in the development and care of our children and I feel it is important that as parents we support their work and feedback any positive comments and suggestions for improvement. I would welcome any parents to contact me to discuss feedback that they would like raising through the Parent Partnership Group."
"My little girls Isabella and Lily have settled well and love nursery."