GOOD Ofsted 2013 – Click here to view our report
Nursery sun cream provided when UV 3 or above.
Home made meals prepared on site by our experienced nursery cook.
Music Group – Every Thursday morning our Toddlers children are given the opportunity to take part in a music session run by Claire Gower from Tiny Pebbles
Library Books – There is an area in the nursery where children can pick and choose their own books to take home for the week.
Activity group – every Monday 9.30-11am we offer a play and stay session to the local community, no need to book, just pop in.
Tiny Pebbles Music Sessions – Run every Wednesday morning, this music group is open to the local public to attend and take part – please ring the nursery for more information.
Preschool Academy – This runs each term in our preschool rooms. Each week there are set lessons for preschool children to join in.
5 star rating from Environmental Health in 2015
Busy Bees in Ipswich provides GOOD childcare, as reported by Ofsted, (2013)
At Busy Bees in Rushmere we are a purpose built nursery which offers 6 warm nurturing rooms for children aged 0-2years, 2 bright stimulating toddler rooms and 2 exciting pre-school rooms perfect for preparing each individual child for school. Each area of the nursery has a messy room, play room and quiet area. This gives the children the opportunity to make choices with what they would like to do at the nursery.
We are situated just a short distance off the A12 and A14 and are fairly central between Ipswich and Woodbridge situated on the Bixley farm estate opposite the One Stop and Taste of India. Our own private car park makes dropping off and picking up your children stress free.
We have 3 outdoor areas for all age groups to enjoy. The gardens are full of exciting opportunities for the children to explore, from climbing areas on our wooden amphitheatre where the children pretend it is an airport to riding on our train to go to Felixstowe. The benefit of outdoor play is well documented and we are particularly proud of our large garden and play equipment. Preschool even have their own garden corner, where they learn about growing their own snacks to taste and explore.
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.
Amanda our amazing nursery cook makes the tastiest and healthy nutritional meals which are included at no extra charge and are freshly prepared and served daily.
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. They are mostly qualified to level 3 with 3 staff qualified to level 4. The staff works 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. We are bubbly and welcoming and always involve parents where possible. We have a parent partnership group set up which gives us feedback on what parents like from our setting and the opportunity to give any ideas that may be useful to us.
How wonderful of the staff to provide us with twenty minutes of pure delight watching our little children of three and four years old showing us the true meaning of Christmas
Couldn't have asked for better care for Jake. He has loved his time here. Thank you for all your hard work over the 3 years.
Poppy has attended Busy Bees since she was 10 months old and the support, care and attention she received has been outstanding. Staff have always been kind and attentive.
I would recommend Just Learning to anyone and am happy to chat to any prospective parents. Thanks again to you all. - Freddie's Mum
The dinners are very nice, the staff are very friendly and always seem enthusiastic and caring. I like the activities the children do and the homework from the key workers - Hugo, Thomas (dad) Nathalie (mum)
Zoe Brooks - Nursery Manager.
I was thrilled to join Busy Bees Children's Day Nurseries in May 2015 after a background of working in smaller independent Nurseries in Suffolk.
I live locally to the Ipswich Rushmere Nursery and have a busy family life with three teenage children, a dog, cat and two rabbits and absolutely love managing my Busy Bees Nursery. What could be more rewarding than supporting a fantastic team of staff, being involved in the early care and education of all children and working in partnership with parents/families?
My career in childcare began in 2003 when I became a child minder after struggling with the juggle of full time work and three children. Once my youngest child was established at school I knew that a return to a traditional office was not for me, that I was well and truly committed to improving outcomes for all children and so I started working at a local Nursery as a practitioner, moving into Management soon afterwards.
I am qualified to Level 3 in Early Years Care and Education, hold a Level 4 Special Educational Needs and Disability qualification, a Level 3 PTLLS teaching qualification and a Level 6 Diploma in Business Management. Currently I am studying part time towards a Masters degree.
My passion is ensuring that all children are able to access anything they need to be happy and content; whether this is an environment, a resource or individual support. I believe that early recognition of a child's interests, abilities and needs are essential in creating the foundation for a smooth transition on to school life.
At Busy Bees Ipswich Rushmere I am dedicated to introducing Makaton signing for all babies and children (I am qualified to Level 4) and am currently (May 2015) enjoying teaching the children how to say please, thank you, good morning, good afternoon and sorry as well as signing the start letter of their name. The Nursery parents and older siblings keep asking me how to sign new words so I will be arranging some parent training very soon!
Please come and have a look around Busy Bees Ipswich Rushmere or telephone and speak to me with any queries or questions.
"I have 2 children at nursery, both full time from the age of 1. My husband and I both secondary school teachers so it was high Priority to find an excellent nursery, especially as it would be the main care giver to our children from a young age. Nursery has always exceeded our expectations from activities in nursery, trips in preschool and the fundraising fairs. There is a real whole family involvement and we feel that's very important."
"Erin is our only child, she has been attending the nursery four days a week. We also attended the activity group every Monday. We have been very impressed with the care and professionalism of all staff. The handovers are always informative and Erin's baby diary is brilliant. I look forward to reading it, especially the 'special moment' bit. I can't praise all of the girls who work in the baby room enough. They are all lovely and I always feel reassured and happy when I leave Erin."