Busy Bees at Newhaven is situated by Newhaven Harbour at Newhaven Place, Leith, near Ocean Terminal.
We are a 58 place nursery with three age-appropriate rooms, filled with exciting toys and learning materials so that children can have fun playing and learning at their own pace.
The age groups in the setting are...
Turtles (Baby Room) – 6 weeks to 14 months
Starfish (Tweenies Room) – 15 months to 2 ½ years old
Dolphins (Toddlers/Pre School) – 2 ½ – 5 years old
We work closely in partnership with Edinburgh Council to provide excellent pre-school education. We are inspected by Education Scotland who grades us on how well we deliver the Pre Birth to Three Curriculum and the Curriculum for Excellence to the children. Education Scotland also grades us on the opportunities for learning and development that we provide.
We are also are inspected by the Care Inspectorate who focus on the care aspect of our setting.
We currently have some of the highest Care inspectorate and Education Scotland grades in the Leith area.
We feel that these grades are reflected in our practise as we are a hard working committed team that is dedicated in provide a safe and nurturing environment for children to flourish.
Our Busy Bees Childcare team work hard to develop unique learning enhancements for our nursery, these help the children in learning core skills for every stage of their developments. These include Babble to Chatter designed to support staff in nurturing luscious language, Wake and Shake which is an exiting 5 minute daily dance activity and Shake and Write which has been specifically designed for Pre School children to help them with their handwriting in time for school.
We are proud to have Kevin, our amazing chef on site who prepares fresh meals and snacks each day for the children to enjoy, in line with the Silver Food For Life Catering Mark by the Soil Association. Just ask us what is on our seasonal food menu to learn more about the delicious food we provide.
Busy Bees at Newhaven is based within David Lloyd Health Club – we have full use of the facilities such as indoor dance studios, squash and tennis courts, soft play area along with a secure, large outdoor space including a children’s park and outdoor tennis courts.
We also offer additional classes for the children including Caterpillar Music classes, Enjoy-a-ball and swimming lessons.
Our session times are as follows:
Morning Session: 7.30am - 1.00pm
Afternoon Session: 1.00pm - 6.00pm
Full Day Session: 7.30am - 6.00pm
Included in these sessions are freshly prepared meals and snack. We also provide nappies and wipes so all you need to do is bring your child along to nursery and we will look after the rest.
We would love to show around our amazing nursery and tell you more about what we have to offer you and your child. Please call us on 0131 467 4647 or you can book a visit here.
You all work so hard and do a great job
Thank you for introducing my child to so many wonderful things and helping him grow into the spirited character he is becoming
My child cant wait to go to Nursery
The staff are all lovely and welcoming
Thank you so much, you were all so motivated and positive. You did a great job of taking care of our kids
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