Ofsted Outstanding for Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hatch Warren Lane2016

Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hatch Warren Lane

Call Julie on 01256 819766

Hatch Warren Lane
RG22 4RA

Opening Times

7.45am - 6pm, Monday - Friday

Ages Taken

0-5 years


  • Fully refurbished nursery with beautiful themed rooms - June 2016!
  • 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
  • Close proximity to M3 junction 6 and 7, A30 and local bus stop

Why You Will Love Our Nursery

Welcome to our nursery! We are OFSTED graded as ‘ Outstanding’ and set in 2 beautiful grade 2 listed buildings barns and located on a secluded rural site formerly known as Hatch Warren Farm. We are located next to the Portsmouth Arms Pub.

There are 2 buildings on site, Eggesford House is for  babies and toddlers under 2 years and McWilliam House is for children aged 2 – 5 years.  Julie the Nursery Manager and Helen the Nursery Administrator are based in the office in the under 2’s building.

Both buildings are beautiful and retain many of their original features. The nursery has just had a full refurbishment to complement the outside of the barns and the setting.  Our new concept is to provide a clutter free environment for everyone on site, thus promoting a calm environment focused on learning and development and enhanced personal social and emotional well being. The rooms are enhanced with objects to promote language according to the theme of the room.  Under 2’s is themed as ‘The Seaside’ , 2-3’s is ‘Spring’ and Preschool is ‘Transport’.

Fresh air and exercise is a daily part of the children’s routine. We tell parents ‘there is no such thing as bad weather – just bad clothing!'. Wake and Shake, Shake and Write and Garden Detectives are all initiative that we promote in nursery. Wake and Shake is a dance and exercise routine that stimulates the child’s mind and body to prepare for learning. Shake and Write is an initiative that that we use in pre school to prepare the children physically for mark making and writing.  ‘Garden Detectives’ support the children with Understanding of the world and look for nature in our environment.

We have a thriving Parent Partnership Group with parents who support the nursery with events, advice and support to new parents as well as promoting the nursery through marketing and fundraising for our nominated charity each year.

Our staff team is very committed to their role and have excellent relationships with their key children and all families alike. They are also highly skilled, highly qualified and established, and have been employed with us from between 3-12 years. Have a look at our staff team!

Call us for more information and a tour of the nursery or book via our website! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Meet the Team

Julie Weedon

Nursery Manager

Julie has over thirty years of childcare experience having two grown up sons of her own and working in a variety of different settings with the Armed Forces, the corporate sector, family owned nurseries and the Local Authority. She has also co ordinated the set up of 2 new build nurseries from their foundation to seeing them through their successful OFSTED inspections.

Julie loves managing the nursery, no two days are the same 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, developing her team and working closely in partnership with the our families and the community.

She holds a NNEB qualification, NVQ 4 in Leadership and Management, A1 NVQ Assessor qualification and is currently consolidating all her skills and experience by undertaking the Level 3 Management Diploma.  

Like most of the staff at nursery Julie holds qualifications in Paediatric First Aid, First Aid at Work, Health and Safety, Level 4 Safeguarding certificate and Food Hygiene as mandatory training and is also the Lead Child Protection Officer within the nursery.

Julie is extremely proud of the staff team who she has developed since 2010 to work in partnership with each other and have a commitment to achieving the highest standards possible.  

In 2015 we were awarded an OUTSTANDING outcome in our OFSTED inspection, and the Carole Chatterdon award for outstanding performance in 2015 at the annual Busy Bees conference awards.

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Assistant 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 started to study for my level 3 Management Diploma in 2015 whilst leading the baby room. I am also the Health and Safety Co ordinator within the nursery so my days are very busy!
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Helen Geraghty
Financial Administrator

Helen has been working for Busy Bees since is the financial administrator since 2011.Helen will meet you when you first join us in to explain the invoicing process and how you can save money by using childcare vouchers, as well as any other financial queries. Helen also supports the team and children with breakfast from 8-9am each day.
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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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Senior Room Manager

Im Karen and I have been at this setting since 2011 I am qualified to NVQ 4 and support leading the 2-3's rooms. Since March 2016 I have been promoted to Senior Practitioner (maternity cover) for 6 months and will continue to lead the 2-3's in Claires absence.
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Assistant Room Manager

Im Emma and I work 4 days a week. I have been at this setting since 2012 and I was orginally bank staff.I have completed my NVQ3 and have progressed to the Assistant Manager for 2-3's and support Karen lead the room.
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Assistant Room Manager

Im Catherine and I have been at this setting since 2010 I have mainly worked in 3-5's rooms, supporting my line manager Sophie prepare the children for school. I have recently been promoted to Assistant Room Manager and lead the pre school room in Sophies absence ensuring continuity of care and education.
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Im Yvonne here on the right and I am responsible for providing a variety of healthy and nutritious meals each day for your child. All of our food is from reputable suppliers and meat, fruit and vegetables are delivered fresh each day. On average we are producing up to 300 meals per day with breakfast, morning snack, lunch and tea!
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Early Years Educator

Im Lynn and I am Level 2 qualified. I have been working at the nursery since 2010 as bank staff in the mornings but I also support the children and staff at lunch times. I also cover in the mornings if the permanent staff are on a training course or on annual leave. I work across all age groups and know all of these children very well!
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Early Years Educator

Im Josie and I hold a NVQ Level 2 qualification. I support the team across all age ranges as well as supporting Yvonne the chef in the kitchen preparing the childrens snacks. The age ranges are varied and interesting and no two days are the same at nursery!I am a member of the bank staff team.
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Early Years Educator

Jenny qualified many years ago and has recently moved back to UK from Switzerland having been a sole charge nanny for a Swiss family. Jenny works in the baby room with Nikki and is always very cheery whilst at work!
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Early Years Educator

Georgia is recently qualified having studied at Basingstoke college. Georgia works with the busy toddlers and joined us in 2015.
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Jamie - Leigh
Early Years Educator

Jamie is a qualified casual staff member and supports each team when permanent staff are training or on annual leave. Jamie works across the whole nursery wherever required and has qualified as a Level 3 in 2015.
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Early Years Educator

Chloe is unqualified and is working towards her Level 2 qualification via Busy Bees. Chloe works across all the teams gaining experience that supports her coursework.
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Early Years Educator

Melissa is Level 3 qualified and joined us in 2015. She works in the busy pre school room, and and enjoys offering the children opportunities to learn and develop through play.
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Early Years Educator

Im Kelly and I joined this setting in 2014. I started as an apprentice completing my Level 2 in 12 months and I will be completing my NVQ 3 in August where I will be fully qualified. I love working in 2-3's with Karen Emma and Lauren
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Early Years Educator

Im Lauren and I have work in 2-3's children. I also enjoy supporting pre school children when required. I love working in the nursery and have learnt lots of nnew skills and experience since being here
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Claire and Alex
Room Team

Im Claire, Level 3 qualified and I am one of the toddlers Room Managers. I have worked here for 9 years with all age rangers but at present I lead the toddlers with Alex.

Alex is qualified to NVQ 3 and has worked at nursery since 2011 with toddlers. She was promoted to Room Manager in 2015 to support Claire and has the added responsibility of supporting keycarers with children who may need additional support.
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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 have completed my higher teaching assistant course in my spare time.

Parent Partnership Group

Parent Representatives for Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hatch Warren Lane

Emma Moss

Emma and her family have been part of the nursery for 2 1/2 years. Emma works very hard with the other partnership group parents to raise the nursery profile, and help organise social events to raise money for our nominated childrens charity each year.

Miranda Hilton

Miranda and her family have been part of our nursery for several years and her eldest child is now at school and her youngest is in pre school

Tala Magner

Tala joined the nursery in 2014 and she has a child in nursery and another new arrival in 2015! Despite being busy with her family commitments Tala still finds time to support the nursery and ideas to promote home nursery partnerships.

Come along to our next event

Nursery Event for our Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hatch Warren Lane nursery

16 June - Euro football!

Its Euro time for dads and grandads! We are also celebrating fathers day today so come in for a game of ball skills/football with your child from 3pm and stay for tea with us! more info »

Other events...

19 August - Pre School Sports Day

Who will be a winner in our Pre school Olympics? Pre school children will be practicing their physical skills in preparation for school on Friday 19th and Wednesday 25th August more info »

02 September - Baby and under 2's stay and play

What can I do if I am under 2? I can stay and play at Busy Bees nursery - gardening, music, sand and water play, every Friday from 2nd September to Friday 11th November 9.30-10.30 more info »

03 October - Its Space Day!

Its Space Day! We are dressing up and also learning about the planets, night and day, the stars, and using torches in our space ships we have built. Shall we fly to the moon? more info »

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