Busy Bees at Norfolk and Norwich Hospital
Colney Lane, Colney, Norwich, NR4 7UX
For new parent enquiries call us on 0330 333 8133
For existing parents call Linda on 01603 507 776
From 07:30 to 18:30 Mon - Fri
Cares for children aged
3 months - 5 years
Welcome to our nursery...
Busy Bees in Norwich provides GOOD childcare, as reported by Ofsted, April 2014. The Nursery is a purpose built day nursery, located within the grounds of the Norfolk and Norwich hospital and is easily accessible via public transport. We have our own car parking facilities to make it easier for parents to drop off and collect their child.
The nursery has 7 bright and airy rooms:
Buttercups - 2 months - 1 year
Bluebells -10 months - 1 year 5 months
Snowdrops and Sunflowers - 1 year 3 months - 2 years
Little Acorns - 2 years - 2 years 6 months
Grasshoppers - 2 years to 3 years
Oaktrees - 3 years to 5 years
All rooms have age appropriate resources which are stored at a level accessible to all children. We also have 3 separate and secure outdoor areas
Our team of dedicated and passionate staff offer a variety of stimulating activities which are based around the individual child’s interests.
Staff scaffold the child’s learning, promoting sustained shared thinking. Some of the activities are adult led however the majority are led by the individual child.
Our pre-school children enjoy taking part in many cooking activities as part of our ‘cooking with me’ initiative where they can use and explore the produce they have grown themselves in the nursery garden. The initiative encourages the children to start cooking from an early age. This will promote and develop skills such as time, measuring, counting and weighing.
For toddlers under 2 years, we provide a block play initiative. This can help develop a child’s confidence and independent thinking, developing many areas of learning including mathematics, communication and motor skills such as lifting, stacking and balancing.
All rooms downstairs have direct access to garden areas which have been designed specifically to enhance children’s play, encouraging them to explore and investigate.
We work closely with our parents maintaining and promoting their involvement via a parent partnership group. We offer stay and play sessions to all our families and encourage them to be involved in their child’s learning.
All our meals are home cooked and are nutritionally balanced and healthy. We provide food to meet all cultural and dietary requirements. Our menu’s consist of fresh seasonal ingredients using no salt, minimal sugar and no additives. We are very proud of achieving a 5 star rating for our food hygiene from South Norfolk District Council.
Why you'll love our nursery...
- GOOD Ofsted May 2016 - Click here to view our report
- Online learning journal system in conjunction with ParentZone
- Block Play all budding builders welcome
- Cooking with Me for all those little chef's in the family
- Individual, bright, welcoming play areas for each age group
- Three large and secure outdoor play area's with seperate parts for over and under 2's
- Fantastic menus with parental input and fresh local produce
- Touch screens for the children to extend their skills and knowledge of IT
- Good location just off the A11 and A47 with easy access
- Safe and secure door entry system with the office manned at all times
- Friendly, qualified staff
- Parent liaison group
What our customers say…
Everyone is friendly and go out of their way to support both myself and Isabella. I would highly recommend your child attending Busy Bees
Busy bees has given my daughter the best start imaginable, and I am regularly amazed at the things she returns home regarding her time at nursery
The individuals in each room work hard to offer a stimulating environment for the children and there are many activities on offer to help little ones have new experiences and above all lots of fun!
The hard work the staff puts in is second to none. I always highly recommend Busy Bees to all parents. They are brilliant
We are delighted with the progress Oliver is making in the Pre-School Room. His knowledge of phonics is coming on so well and we think he will be very well prepared for school