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Busy Bees at Hartham Park

Busy Bees at Hartham Park

Call Joanne on 01992 503 610

  • Pinder Lodge
  • Hartham Park
  • Port Hill
  • Hertfordshire
  • SG14 1QS

Opening Times

7:30am - 6:30pm, Monday to Friday

Ages Taken

3months - 5years
  • GOOD Ofsted 2012 Click Here to view our report
  • A dedicated and caring staff team, all qualified Level 3 and  training towards level 3, all paediatric first aid trained
  • Our beautiful nursery provides a home from home environment, safe and secure for your children to develop and thrive within our setting. Well planned and learning environments to tailor your children’s needs to reach their full potential within our care.
  • Wake and Shake
  • Grow your own for the budding gardeners to plant and care for the flowers and vegetables in the garden
  • Babble to chatter- a wonderful enhancements to encourage the children’s development with practical activities
  • Shake and Write- preparing children with early writing skills through dance and mark making
  • Nurturing Problem Solving to Mathematics- an innovative enhancement to nursery  life which ensures high quality mathematical teaching for children
  • Block Play – to encourage problem solving
  • Pre school academy in place – please see time table attached
  • Visits from Lauren the Hairdresser every 6 weeks
  • Extra activities such as multi sports, football, Stretch and Grow and French (extra cost)
  • Fresh, nutritious meals prepared on site by our Qualified Chef
  • Silver soil association Award- recognising high quality fresh organic  produce used within our nursery kitchen
  • Vegetarian Society Approved
  • Provide Formula milk for children under 1’s
  • Large outdoor areas for the children to explore the  construction site, mud kitchen and outdoor classroom and a small area to fed the ducks.
  • Smaller garden for the under 2’s with large sand pit, tents and tunnels and nomo surface

Why You Will Love Our Nursery

Busy Bees in Hartham Park provides GOOD childcare, as reported by Ofsted, (2012)

Busy Bees Hartham Park is a converted house, with 6 rooms over the 2 levels. These rooms are divided into age appropriate groups, all providing a warm, homely environment for up to 44 children aged from birth to 5 years. Both Hertford train stations are just a walk away. We offer pushchair storage for those Parents wanting to walk to the station.

Hartham Park provides a range of stimulating activities, both in and out doors meeting every child’s need. We encourage them to make choices, which helps promote social knowledge and understanding and creative development which in turn will encourage their language and communication skills.

The staff at Hartham Park are very passionate and enthusiastic in their jobs. They provide the children with high quality love and care, encouragement in their development, learning and interests, making sure every child has had a fun packed day and their needs are met.

Many of our staff have worked at Hartham Park for over 3 years, with some having been here more than 5 years and a couple including myself more than 10years. Half of our staff are qualified Level 3. We also have staffs who are currently training with Busy Bees to become Qualified Early Years Educators (level 3). All staff at Hartham Park are both ‘Paediatric First Aid’ and ‘Safeguarding trained’. We have 5 staff members who hold a ‘First Aid at Work’ certificate. We also have staff who are ‘Health and Safety’ trained, and have both a ‘Behaviour’ and a ‘SENCO’ rep. All of these staff members attend regular training courses.

Victoria is our nursery chef, who with a merit in ‘Food Hygiene’ Level 3 provides healthy and nutritious meals for the children from our newly refurbished kitchen which looks amazing. Victoria works on a 4 weekly rota of menus. We encourage children to always try new things and we are able to cater for children with allergy or dietary requirements. We have received a bronze award with soil association which we are very proud of.

All new children are allocated a ‘Key person’ who work closely with the parents listening to what you have to say about their children and by using this information they will build a relationship with both yourselves and your child.
We have ‘Handover’ every evening; so that Parents are given all the information required about what their little man/lady has been up to in the day. The information includes how many nappy changes, how much of their bottle they had, how much they have eaten of dinner, lunch and snacks and what activities they participated in during the day.
We aim to provide each child with the best start. We love watching children grow from babies to toddlers to little children who leave us to go to big school (full time education). When children move up in to the Gruffalo’s room they get a Busy Bee uniform and book, which helps prepare them for school.

We have a strong Parent partnership group here at Hartham Park and we meet every quarter which gives us a chance to discuss up and coming events at the nursery and any parents a chance to voice their views, concerns or ideas for the nursery.

The Parent evenings, which we hold twice a year, have become quite famous and well attended as parents are provided with a meal of, a hot Curry, Lasagne or Chilli. This makes the evening more of a social event, allowing the Parents ample time to discuss their child’s development with their ‘Key person’, an opportunity to look at the learning journals and chat to other members of staff and other children’s parents. (A parent may look at their child’s learning journal at any time).

We have built a good relationship with our local community and the children’s centre. We also have good relationships with the local health visitor, librarian and Early Years Team. We keep regular contact with local schools, ready for when our children move on.

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