Rothamsted Lodge, Hatching Green, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2JS
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7:15am - 6:30pm, Monday to Friday
3months - 5 years
Busy Bees at Rothamsted Lodge is a beautiful day nursery set in the rural area of Harpenden, with easy access to the M1 and walking distance from Harpenden train station. There is plenty of parking in the car park at the side of the nursery, with a ‘quick access’ drop off point located at the front of the nursery. We cater for 64 children per day in a friendly home away from home setting.
Our busy day nursery has a total of four children’s base rooms catering for children from 3mths – 5years.
The bottom floor consists of two children’s rooms; Babies and Tots, which range in age from 3mths – 2years. The first floor also consists of two children’s rooms; Toddlers and Preschool, which range in age from 2 – 5years.
We have three main newly refurbished secure garden areas which consist of sand and water play, sensory walls, chalk boards, soft play and much more! The garden areas are broken down into three age groups so that the children can access and enjoy a range of activities that are specific to their age and stage of learning.
The baby room (3 – 18mths) have a free-flow system from their room to their own secure garden area, the tot’s room (18mths – 2years) also have a free-flow system from their room to a secure garden area which they share with the toddler room (24 – 30mths). Pre-School (3 – 5years) have the biggest garden area which houses an outside school room which is easily accessible to the Pre-School children throughout the year.
We have an exceptional staff team who are truly committed to providing the best quality of care for every child in the nursery. Staff regularly attends training through Busy Bees to further their knowledge of working in a nursery setting. There are also plenty of opportunities for staff to engage in NVQ training to enable them to further their development and careers.
Julia our Head Chef has worked at the nursery for over ten years. Julia is dedicated to providing a healthy, safe, nutritious and interesting menu for all the children. She is fully trained on catering for children with special dietary requirements and likes to get involved with the children when they do their ‘cook with me’ activities. Children love learning about healthy eating and being part of the menu choices within the preschool committee also. Kriston is our Chef’s assistant who works opposite Julia and is just as passionate about catering and providing the children with good, wholesome and nutritious meals as Julia.
Here at Rothamsted Lodge nursery we have a dedicated ‘partnerships with parents’ team which is made up from 3 parents, the manager and assistant manager. The team work well together to ensure the service the nursery provides is the best it can possibly be and these parent’s are on hand on our ‘Parent Committee’ tab to answer any questions you may have about the nursery that you would like to get a parent’s view on.
We also have lots of fun and exciting initiatives we are implementing in the nursery such as Wake and Shake, Monkeynastix, Playdough Disco and many more! More information on these can be found in our facilities.
Great staff and my son is extremely happy at the nursery
We have been very pleased with the care Tom has received; Excellent staff and a very friendly nursery. We will miss you
The nursery offers a fantastic range of activities. Lots of learning and activities, exercise and play. The children are constantly engaged!
Nice building, surroundings, gardens and parking space, A great healthy and varied menu, staff are fantastic, responsible trustworthy, friendly and caring. Each child is made to feel special - Lucy & Tom's mum
Harry has been really happy here and has been very well looked after with good care, great food and range of activities