Busy Bees in Ipswich provides GOOD childcare, as reported by Ofsted, (2013)
At Busy Bees at Ipswich Pinewood we are a purpose built nursery which offers 6 warm nurturing and comforting baby rooms for children aged 0-2years. There are 2 bright stimulating 2-3 aged rooms which both lead directly out into a large secure garden area. Our preschool area contains 2 rooms which are set up with our children in mind, 1 room is set up with messy play including sand, water, paint, creative modelling and gloop, there is also a science and investigation area as well as a music area. The 2nd room has a large home corner, cosy corner and block area, this room also leads directly out into the garden area.
We are situated in a housing estate just a short distance room the A14/A12 Copdock interchange roundabout next to Tesco’s. We are also very local to the town centre. We have our own private car park which makes dropping off and picking up your children stress free.
The nursery is open 7.30am and closes at 6.00pm, we have a morning session which runs between 7.30am and finishes at 12.30pm and an afternoon session which runs from 1pm until 6pm. We also offer Free entitlement sessions for children the term after their third birthday.
Our caring, qualified and enthusiastic staff strives to ensure each individual child is happy, well cared for and supported in moving forward in their learning. We are very proud here at Pinewood to say that over 70% off our staff have been working here for 5 years plus. 90% off our staff our qualified to level 3. The staff work closely with parents to build on parent partner relationships from the first settling in sessions to their child’s last day at nursery where tissues are at the ready.
Thank You so much for being an amazing nursery and all being so kind and welcoming since harry started. He was so shy and quiet when he first started but thanks to everyone that has help him - Helena
Connor and James have been coming to your nursery for 4 years. You have looked after them (and me) for such a long time now that we are going to miss you all so much.
A huge thank you to you all for taking such good care of our son over the last 4 years. We are so grateful to you all for the care and support that you have given to him.
We would highly recommend you to anyone looking for a nurturing pre-school. She will miss you all and her friends too. I will also miss seeing you all, take care and thanks again for everything - T.Mann
Toryn wriggles with excitement the second we get out of the car and hardly even acknowledges me when I leave. This is a testament to how much he enjoys his time with you!
My name is Emma and I have worked at Ipswich Pinewood for 12 and a half years. I have two children of my own, Jake who is nearly 7 and Lily who is 3. Both of my children attended the Ipswich Pinewood nursery and have thoroughly enjoyed their time here. During my spare time i like to take my children out and go on lots of fun exciting activities.
I have worked my way up from a Nursery Nurse to my current position as a Nursery Manager.
I am very passionate about my work and I love watching the children grow and develop throughout their time here at nursery.
"We have been part of the nursery family since September 2011 when Abigail who was 5 months old at the time, had her first session in Piglets, she has been attending 4 full days a week ever since."
"The parent partnership group will be having a meeting on the 15th April 2014, This is a fantastic opportunity to join the group and help lead and share the vision of the nursery and support parents within the nursery setting. Any parents wishing to join the group please email the nursery."
"We had a rocky start with Luke who was not very good at coming into nursery in the mornings but the staff were great at helping him to settle in each morning and whenever we called to see how he was he was usually fine moments after we left! He's got better as he's got older but still goes through phases of not wanting to go in in the morning but then he doesn't want to come home at night either! Ava has been a different story and has gone in really well from the start."
"Nathan has really enjoyed his time at Busy Bees and connected with his key person (Tash) who has given him encouragement and praise throughout. I've seen him grow from a shy little boy who hated being left in the mornings to a confident outgoing individual who loves learning new skills and getting involved in group activities. My other son Alex has just started in Piglets and I'm very content he will be given the same care as Nathan and will grow into a polite, confident outgoing little boy."
'The Hive' at Ipswich Pinewood offers lots of things to do for your child, it is a great place for your child to come and have fun and make new friends during the holidays.
We offer full day and half day sessions during the holidays. Full day session are inclusive of Breakfast, lunch and tea.
Tash is our Holiday Club Leader and will be running the group each holiday for children aged 5-11years.
There is a range of resources provided for the children such as:
We have plenty of outdoor space for the children to enjoy with a range of activities.