The Foundation Class staff have displayed hard work and professionalism during a major change, and I am so pleased Abigail is going to benefit from the Foundation Class before she starts school - Vicky Baker
My daughter loves coming to nursery that she even askes to go at the weekend!
Layla absolutely loves nursery and has formed a very strong bond with her friends and key worker Sophie - Mrs Callow
It was great to hear about the new things being implemented in the Foundation Class and how one of the main focus points, is to help the children transition into reception class - great advantage. - Louise (Camerons mum)
I have always been pleased with the level of care my little one receives here and think you guys are just awesome, so keep up all the good work. - Louise (Camerons mum)
Busy Bees Day nursery at Blythe Valley is a purpose built nursery nestled in the heart of 257 acres of beautiful parkland which is Blythe Valley.
We have a well established team at Solihull with some of the team having been here since we opened in 2001. On site we have 90% of our staff team who are qualified to NVQ level 3 or above, and we offer training for new staff to work towards level 2 and 3 through our apprentice programme.
Existing staff are able to access both Busy Bees and the local early years training which enables them to keep updating their knowledge and skills on current childcare issues and changes to policy.
Within the nursery the children are able to enjoy a variety of activities that builds around their interests, both indoor and outdoor with a large garden with wildlife, bird boxes and planting areas for the children to grow their own vegetables, herbs and fruit.
The children take part in Busy Bees initiatives including Busy Babies for the younger ones, Wake and Shake for over 2s and block play for all age groups. Pre-school have Poddley, which is a construction set for the children to use outdoors for child initiated play. The children also have an interactive smart board to teach and improve their ICT skills.
Jo our chef and Michael the assistant provide healthy and nutritious meals for all the children, they cater for different dietary needs and the nursery has a 5 star rating from the local authority for excellent standards of food hygiene practices and procedures. Jo has also her Early Years Nutrition qualification from City & Guilds, and the nursery holds the Centre of Excellence award for catering within the Busy Bees Company.
The nursery has direct access to the major motorways to Birmingham, Coventry and Solihull, and just 2 minutes to the M40 to London. There is also a direct bus service from the park to Birmingham International. A key area of Blythe Valley is the countryside park which contains a rich mosaic of habitats around a nature trail, with reed beds to attract dragonflies and water birds to wildflower areas. We have bird and bat boxes attached to the trees around the nursery garden.
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