Ofsted Outstanding for Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hatch Warren Lane2015

Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hatch Warren Lane

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Hatch Warren Lane
RG22 4RA

Opening Times

7.45am - 6pm, Monday - Friday

Ages Taken

0-5 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
  • Close proximity to M3, A30 and bus routes

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

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. 

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

Hi I'm Kirsty I Joined the team in January 2014. I am level 3 qualified and in addition to this I have a BA in Early Childhood studies and finally achieved Early Years professional status in 2011. I use my knowledge and skills by supporting Julie and the team in maintaining outstanding childcare and providing children with challenging opportunities to learn and grow. In my spare time I teach children how to swim.
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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 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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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, 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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Lynn Dorey
Room Team

Im Lynn and I am Level 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 know all of these children very well!
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Sophie Mayoh
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 pre school room. I am also the training mentor and support new staff on their induction to the company.I am currently studying for my Level 3 Management apprentiship which I will complete in 2016.
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Karen 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 Kelly and Emma are part of my room. Kelly joined us as an apprentice and having completed her level 2 is now working towards her Level 3. Emma achieved her Level 3 qualification with us and works part time in 2-3's group along with Claire who is the Senior Practitioner and has been at nursery for 7 years. Sam is unqualified and supports the staff and children across lunch and sleep times every day.
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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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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

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

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 has recently started 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

30 November - Festive Stay and Play with us!

Pop in and stay and play with us from 10-11.15 this week! Festive xmas activities, and stacks of glitter and glue are the order of the day!
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(next to Portsmouth Arms Pub) Basingstoke
RG22 4RA

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04 December - Christmas Craft evening

Enjoy an evening of Christmas craft 6.15-8.15pm with families & staff. Mulled wine and a sing along with Elsa & Olaf from Frozen too! Special discounts available for new parents!
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(next to Portsmouth Arms Pub) Basingstoke
RG22 4RA
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