Ofsted Outstanding for Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hatch Warren Lane2015

Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hatch Warren Lane

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Hatch Warren Lane
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG22 4RA

Opening Times

7.45am - 6pm, Monday - Friday

Ages Taken

0-12 years
  • Outstanding Ofsted May 2014 - Click here to see our report
  • Dedicated play and sleep rooms for babies
  • Highly qualified, experienced staff
  • Nappies, meals and laundry service included
  • Secure entrance system
  • Disabled access
  • Sensory and discovery rooms for that special chill out time
  • After school club for 5-12yrs
  • Close proximity to M3, A30 and bus routes

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Why You Will Love Our Nursery

Basingstoke Hatch Warren Lane Nursery (formerly Early Years Childcare) is located on a rural site formerly known as Hatch Warren Farm next to The Portsmouth Arms Pub.

There are two buildings on the site – one for babies and children aged 0-2 years and the other for children aged 2-5 years. This building also holds a separate designated after school club for children up to the age of 12. 

Both buildings are beautifully converted Grade 2 listed barns, which retain many of the original features. 

The M3 Junction for London/Portsmouth is easily accessible and is approximately 1.5 miles away so it is in a great location should parents need to head off to work in either direction! There is also a bus route outside the nursery which heads into the town centre on a regular basis.

The Basingstoke Hatch Warren team are very committed to their role and have excellent relationships with all families and in particular their key carer children.

The staff provide an exciting variety of activities for the children to experience in the rooms, the sensory room, or in the 3 designated garden areas on the site which incorporates free flow play. Children are also able to go for local walks within the neighbourhood in small groups with their key carers, and this includes babies. Daily fresh air is an essential part of a child’s day whatever the weather.

Exercise is also a daily part of the child’s routine with Wake and Shake initiative for 2-5’s – a programme which includes music and dance and exercise to stimulate the child’s mind and body, and enable them to focus on their learning and concentration after a little workout whatever the time of the day!

There is a designated staff team in the after school club for children aged 4-12, and we provide a pick-up service from several designated schools in our own minibuses. These children also have the opportunity to chill, play in the garden, complete their homework, creative activities....whatever they choose to do after a hard day at school!

A parent partnership group is now evolving in order that parents can have a greater input into the nursery, support new parents, listen to parents thoughts and help us to develop the nursery and with social events.

The emphasis on home/nursery partnerships is paramount to enable the children and families to thrive.

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Meet the Team

Nursery Manager

Julie Weedon has over twenty years of childcare experience and her expertise is with working with children with additional needs. Julies experience ranges from working in settings within the Armed Forces, working as a Special Support Assistant for children with special needs with the Local Authority, managing a variety of small family owned nurseries, large corporate nurseries, after school clubs and holiday play schemes, and she has also co-ordinated the set up of a new corporate nursery from its foundation to recruitment, marketing, and seeing it through its first successful OFSTED inspection.

Julie loves managing the nursery, and she feels that some of the best aspects of the role is having the autonomy to run her part of the Busy Bees business, and knowing that both she and her team have such an important input into the individual children’s development and their families as a whole.

Julie holds a NVQ 4 in Leadership and Management, NNEB, and is also an A1 NVQ Assessor in addition to being the Special Educational Needs

Co ordinator, Behaviour Co-ordinator and Lead Child Protection Officer within the nursery.

Julie, like most of the staff at nursery also holds qualifications in Paediatric First Aid, Health and Safety, Level 4 Safeguarding certificate and Food Hygiene as mandatory training.

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Kirsty Pitman
Assistant Manager

Hi I'm Kirsty I Joined the team in January 2014. I have worked my way up from a level 3 Diploma through to a BA in Early Childhood studies and finally achieved Early Years professional status in 2011. I have gained a variety of experiences within childcare over the years, ranging from work placements such as leisure centers,family settings, working with premature triplets, infant schools, independent and private day care nurseries.In my spare time I still continue to teach children how to swim.
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Nikki Vickery
Senior Room Manager

Im Nikki and Im Level 3 qualified. I joined the nursery as a student on work experience. I have worked my way up and I am now part of the Senior Management team. I also lead the baby room as well as being the Health and Safety Co ordinator within the nursery.
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Claire Cresswell
Senior Room Manager

Claire is qualified to NVQ3 and a member of the Senior Management team. Claire is also responsible for the 2-3's team and part of her daily routine along with Nikki is ensureing the smooth running of the nursery in a Managers absence.
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Claire and Alex
Room Team

Im Claire and I am the toddlers Room Manager. I have worked here for 9 years with under 2's and I am L3 qualified.

Alex is qualified to NVQ 3 and has worked here since 2011 with toddlers.She also has the added responsibility of supporting staff team with children with challenging behaviour.
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Lynn Dorey
Room Team

Im Lynn and I amLevel 2 qualified. I have been working at the nursery since 2010 as bank staff so I support the children at lunch times and also in the mornings if the permanent staff are on a training course or on annual leave. I work across all age groups and knpw all of these children very well!
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Sophie Mayoh and Sophie Johnson
Room Team

Im Sophie Mayoh on the left of this picture and I joined the nursery as an apprentice I have worked my way up and have been promoted to Room Manager for toddlers room. I am also the training mentor and support new staff on their induction to the company. Im Sophie and I joined in 2014. Im L3 qualified and have recently taken the responsibility of the childcare rep.This means that I support the staff and management team to maintain our high quality care and outstanding standards.
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Karen Nicole Kelly Sam Emma
Room Team

Im Karen and Im Level 4 qualified.I am the Room Manager for my busy 2-3's room and Nicole Kelly and Emma are part of my room. Nicole recently joined us and is unqualified but is looking to do her qualification in the future. Kelly joined us as an apprentice and is now level 2 qualified,and Emma achieved Level 3 with us works part time. Along with Claire the Senior Practitioner, and Sam who is lunch cover we provide outstanding care and education for your children!
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Lauren Shaunie and Catherine
Room Team

Im Lauren and Im the Room Manager for the pre school children and along with my team we prepare the children for their transition to school. Shaunie joined us as an apprentice and is now qualified to Level 2 and Catherine is qualified to Level 3. I am also the SENCO (special educational needs co ordinator) and I am supported by Julie the Manager. We support children who are both gifted and those that have additional needs- we liase with the local authority to ensure all childrens needs are met.
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Helen and Michael After School Club
Room Team

Im Helen and I am both the Administrator in the mornings and the After School Club Room Manager in the afternoons. I am qualified to Level 3 and Michae is also. We collect children from 5 local schools and bring them back safely to the separate after schoool club in the nursery via 3 minibuses that we operate. The children have tea with us and play games/do homework/craft/watch dvds or have quiet activities until 6.00pm.
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Claire and Sam
Room Team

Im Sam and I support the children across lunchtimes - encouraging them to learn about new food and different tastes and textures at lunchtimes as well as social skills. I also support the children with their bedtime routines after lunch and support my line manager Claire with the care and education of the children in the busy 2-3 years rooms. I am unqualified but I am doing my higher teaching assistant course in my spare time.

Parent Partnership Group

Parent Representatives for Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hatch Warren Lane


Alison Cuss

Hello - Im Alison and I have 2 daughters Ellie and Bethany. Both have attended the nursery from the age of 8 months and we are very happy here. I work as a special needs assistant in a local school, and my career has always centred around childcare. I enjoy baking, dancing and generally having fun and laughs with my daughters

Clare Morton

Hello! Im Clare and my partner Pete and I have Marcus who is 21 months old and currently in toddler room - he started nursery when he was a year old. I work as an academic journal's publisher at oxford University press part time and I have quality time with Marcus on my day off. I enjoy walking, art galleries (on the rare occasions that I get time!) and time out with friends (now usually accompanied by small people!). Marcus likes dogs, elephants, swimming on a Friday with dad and the playground


Nickie Mulliner

I work part time and I have 2 daughters at nursery. My oldest attends the after school club three nights a week and my youngest is currently in the 2-3's room.Both girls have made some lovely friendships through the nursery both with the children and staff. Quite often when I arrive to collect they don't want to leave - they enjoy their time here and eat much better at nursery than they do for me at home! Our favourite thing to is to spend quality time with family and socialize with friends


Phillipa Spicer

Im Phillipa and my husband Ryan and I have 2 gorgeous daughters Emily and Meghan.We have been with Busy Bees for 3 years It gave me piece of mind knowing the girls were safe and most importantly happy whilst out of the home environment.The team at Busy Bees have been flexible with my sometimes demanding work commitments and have always made me feel that nothing is too small to be insignificant to be considered. I am proud of our nursery and would like to do my bit to support parents and staff.

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01 April - Easter Bonnet Parade!

Easter Bonnet Competition! Follow the rabbits footprints and join in the Easter Egg Hunt!
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21 April - Happy Birthday your Majesty!

Happy Birthday your Majesty! We will be dressing up and having a birthday party in your honour!
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17 June - Fathers Day

To show how special you are our Daddies can drop the children off at nursery and 'grab a bag of breakfast to go'or Daddies, Grandads and Uncles canstay and play with us from 3.30pm
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01 September - Harvest Festival

Autumnal arts and crafts this month and we are collecting food to donate to a local Charity.
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