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Busy Bees at Leyton Road

Call Amanda on 01582 762 220

23 Leyton Road
Harpenden
Hertfordshire
AL5 2HZ

Opening Times

7:30am - 6:30pm, Monday to Friday

Ages Taken

3months - 5years
  • GOOD Ofsted 2013 - Click here to see our report
  • Wake and Shake singing and dancing to give your child a healthy start to the day
  • Grow Your Own for all those budding gardeners
  • Busy Babies initiative to enhance your babies senses
  • Block Play for all those little builders
  • Cooking with Me for all those little chefs in the family
  • Babble to Chatter - A learning enhancement, designed to increase language and communication outcomes for the under-fives
  • Interactive smart board - come on all you IT users show us how its done
  • A well establish nursery
  • We provide nappies and baby wipes
  • Qualified and dedicated nursery team
  • A spacious garden
  • A spacious car park
  • Perfect location for commuters, a short walk to the local train station

Why You Will Love Our Nursery

Busy Bees at Leyton Road is a 55 place nursery set on two levels in a converted house. The nursery is very easily accessible from Harpenden train station, which is only a five minute walk away. There are pushchair storage facilities available for those wanting to walk to the train station. The nursery is also within easy reach of both St Albans and Luton town centres. We are very close to the local park, dentist and library. This means that the children can experience outings whilst at nursery.

We have a very strong staff team working at Leyton Road. The staff are a mixture of NVQ Level 3 to 5 qualified early years educators and also staff who are studying towards their NVQ’s. The manager of the nursery has a level 4 in Leadership Capability and an NNEB.

The staff are consistently trained in various aspects of childcare, Busy Bees offer their own in house training to staff, these include such courses as Safeguarding Children and Paediatric First Aid.

Kershnie our nursery chef provides all the children with two fresh, healthy and nutritious meals a day, which are prepared on site. The children also get breakfast in the morning and two snacks during the day.

So that we can keep the parents fully informed of new things going on in the nursery we have set up a Parent Partnership Group. The idea of this is for parents to improve the service we provide by giving ideas for the nursery. They can go to a representative who will then relay the information onto management, improving relationships with parents and creating a strong bond with families.

Leyton Road was rated as ‘GOOD’ in our last Ofsted inspection. ‘Staff ensure that children have access to a good range of resources so that children receive experiences that promote their progress overall, as well as being enjoyable and fun’

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Meet the Team

Amanda Evans

Nursery Manager

Hello, my name Is Amanda 

I am the nursery manager here at Leyton Road. I have worked in childcare for 10 years. I am Level 3 qualified and I am currently working towards my Level 5 in Management which I am completing through Busy Bees.

Throughout my time at Busy Bees I have experienced many roles, such as being a Room Manager, Assistant Manager, and now acting manager. I have also experienced being the health and safety coordinator and being involved In the parent partnership group.

I am hardworking and passionate about childcare ensuring individual children's needs are met, whilst being within a safe and secure environment. I thoroughly enjoy seeing children, thrive and achieve whilst growing and developing. 

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Jodie
Assistant Manager

Hello my name is Jodie and I have worked for Busy Bees since 2006. I have worked as a Senior Room Manager at Letchworth and have recently been promoted to Assistant Manager at Leyton Road. I am Level 3 qualified.
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Kellie
Financial Administrator

Hello, I'm Kellie and I am the financial Administrator for the nursery.I joined Busy Bees in May 2016. I am in nursery 3 days a week and happy to help with any questions you may have.
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Teresa
Senior Room Manager

Hello, I'm Teresa. I joined Busy Bees in July 2016 and I am the Senior Room Manager for our 1-2's room, Daffodils.
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Hannah
Room Manager

Hannah have worked at the nursery since June 2015 and I am a Room Manager.
Hannah has a bubbly nature and is always carrying out fun activities with the children.
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Chaynika
Teacher

Hello, my name is Chaynika. I am the Teacher in the Pre School Academy. I am in nursery 3 days a week and enjoy creating exciting opportunities and outcomes for all children.
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Kershnie
Chef

Hello my name is Kershnie and i am the nursery chef. I have worked at Leyton Road for the last nine years and love cooking the children's meals.
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Sharon
Early Years Educator

Hello my name is Sharon. I joined the team here at Leyton Road in March 2015. I am a Qualified Early Years Educator and I am currently based in the daffodils room which is ages 1-2 which i thoroughly enjoy.
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Kiran
Early Years Educator

Hello, I'm Kiran. I joined Busy Bees in May 2016 and work in the Daffodils room.
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Shagufta
Early Years Educator

Hello, I'm Shagufta. I joined Busy Bees in June 2016 and I an based in the Pre - School Academy. I am a qualified Early Years Educator.
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Tracey
Early Years Educator

Hello, I'm Tracey. I joined Busy Bees in July 2016 and I am based in our baby room. I enjoy helping children grow and develop.
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Charlotte
Early Years Educator

Hello, I'm Charlotte. I joined Busy Bees in May 2016. I am Level 2 qualified and look forward to beginning my Level 3 qualification. I work in our 2-3's room, Chestnuts.
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Delia
Early Years Educator

Hello, I'm Delia. I joined Busy Bees in May 2016. I am level 3 qualified and I work in our 2-3's room, chestnuts.

Parent Partnership Group

Parent Representatives for Busy Bees at Leyton Road


Christina Cooksey

Christina is on hand for parents to talk to about ideas they may have for the nursery to move the nursery forward.

"I was thrilled to become parent liaison for Busy Bees Leyton Road. I firmly believe parents and staff should be a team whose goal is to work towards making happy, healthy and well rounded individuals. Every person from keyworker to cook has an integral role and communication and trust are vital in developing our children."
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Exceptional experiences in a superb environment

Our Pre-School Academy is tailor-made by our team of in-house childcare professionals and teachers to meet the emotional, social and physical needs of children aged between 3 and 5 years old. We work closely with a network of local schools and offer a range of resources that ensures that every child in our care experiences a seamless transition to reception or year 1 at your chosen school.

Through a stimulating and entertaining timetable filled with age appropriate activities, your child will be exposed to valuable learning opportunities every day which are in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), Foundation Phase, and Curriculum for Excellence and National Care Standards.
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Our Pre-school Academy activities include ICT, languages, numeracy, literacy, cooking, building and construction, role play, story time, music, PE and sports, arts and crafts - plus much more.

We hold regular assemblies, circle time and show and tell sessions to encourage our children to share their views and opinions with others, helping them to develop their communication skills as well as their confidence and self-esteem.

Each child is assigned a dedicated Key Person, who is responsible for ensuring their individual interests and needs are met and their skills developed. We have enhanced child to staff ratios in our pre-school rooms, ensuring that there is always at least one qualified staff member for every eight children, an added benefit compared to schools who have one to every 12.

To further enhance preparation for school and independence with dressing, children in our Academy wear the Academy uniform.

Our large, welcoming rooms are fully equipped with modern, age appropriate toys and resources that keep children entertained, engaged and happy, with various small, focused areas of learning and play to help develop specific areas of development.

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