Our beautiful Nursery was built in 1996 and provides ‘Outstanding’ care in all areas as recognised by our governing body, Ofsted. We are regularly audited throughout the year to ensure we achieve consistently high standards in a wide array of areas including, care and education, hygiene, health and safety and also supporting children with Additional Needs.
We are a small, friendly Nursery providing a superior level of uncompromised care for up to 46 children per day. Our warm and welcoming setting ensures we offer a variety of stimulating activities in a relaxed and individual environment.
Our staff are longstanding, friendly and very approachable and are committed to providing the very best level of care to each individual child and their families. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and this ensures we meet and support each child’s individual needs and developmental stages. Our team regularly attend a range of courses and access the training programmes operated by Busy Bees and our Local Authority. We have some members of staff who are engaged in NVQ and Foundation Degree courses to further their knowledge and development within their careers at Busy Bees.
We have a full time Chef called Sandra who is highly qualified and has extensive nutritional knowledge in early years. Sandra has brought enthusiasm and excitement to our Nursery with her culinary skills and the children adore spending time with her on ‘Big Cook, Little Cook’ days or helping her to plant new seeds and tend to the plants in their ‘Grow Your Own’ area in the Garden. Sandra is passionate about providing high quality meals for the children and is on hand to work with parents to discuss weaning and individual dietary requirements. Our menus are well researched and sourced and we are proud to be recognised by the Soil Association for our dedication in this area. Environmental Health have awarded us 5 stars in our recent inspection and we are passionate about retaining this accreditation in the future.
We have very strong connections with our local schools and meet regularly with the Head Teachers and key staff members in the schools to discuss ideas to ensure the children within our Pre-School Academy receive a transition to school as seamlessly as possible. We also attend Networking Meetings at Barleyfields our local Children’s Centre and they also offer training opportunities and information events for us to access.
At Mardley Hill we have a Parent Partnership Group which consists of a panel of parents who are dedicated in supporting our Nursery and are involved in the many events and activities we host throughout the year. The Group meet on a quarterly basis and are a fantastic resource in helping new parents to settle into Nursery life. They are available to email and their details are located at the top of this page in the ‘Meet the Parents’ section.
We are pleased to offer our ‘Busy Babies’ area for the under 2’s which uses shades of black and white to stimulate the babies which is complimented by a relaxing and calming lilac area. We also offer ‘Wake and Shake’ sessions and this is provides a fantastic opportunity for the children to awaken their senses and become invigorated for the day ahead! The children also benefit from the use of ICT by accessing our computers, walky talkies and cameras. There are so many more wonderful initiatives which benefit each and every child and supports their development during their time with us, we are very proud of our setting and the care we provide.
The children within our Nursery really thrive with us….we would love you to visit us and see our beautiful environment for yourself!
I totally trust the team, they can't do enough for you and the caring family environment is wonderful - Parent of O.W
The care at Mardley Hill is excellent. My child's needs are always met and is cared for in a way that is individual for him. Excellent long standing caring team in a homely environment. - Vicki Powell
Low staff turnover. Welcoming environment. Good Reputation.
Our little boy Max loves the nursery and we are happy knowing he is safe and well looked after - Shelley Hetherington.
There is a unique atmosphere at Mardley Hill Busy Bees. The Management team are passionate about their work. Staff enjoy their work and have my children's interests and wellbeing as a priority - Samantha Jeffrey
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