Busy Bees St Andrews is a home from home environment for children offering the warmest of welcome. The staff are passionate and dedicated to providing the very best possible care, leaving parents feeling reassured and children happy.
In 2011 the nursery received a full internal refurbishment creating 3 base rooms that are brightly decorated with opportunities for all children to explore and investigate the lovely environment. All rooms open up onto the outdoor area which provides an extension of the children’s learning environment.
In March 2012 the nursery was recognised by the company as a Centre of excellence, a status devised by Busy Bees to represent the finest standards in childcare and catering. This is a real honour and shows the dedication and passion of the staff team.
The catering award recognises the exceptional food provided and also the opportunities to provide healthy options throughout the children’s time at nursery.
Busy Bees childcare team have created various initiatives that provide children with opportunities to learn and develop. As a nursery we have successfully implemented these which include Busy Babies, Our Imagination Station, Steps to Independence, Cooking with Me and Wake and Shake, which we would love to share with you whilst visiting the nursery.
Our long serving staff team are very dedicated, passionate and hard working which in turn provides a high quality service for children and parents. We have a high level of qualified staff and provide internal training to further the qualifications and knowledge. Through the staff’s knowledge, experience and working together to ensure all children have a variety of learning opportunities and a safe caring environment to grow up in.
We would like to invite you to come along and spend some time in our nursery and experience the great care and learning environment we provide.
Very pleased with how Eleanor is getting on. Care she is given is very good and she has made close bonds with both her carers and friends. - Eleanor Harris
We are both so thrilled with the progress Izzy is making. Thank you to all the members of the team who make her time so special, she loves every minute. We are both teachers as well, so thank you. - Sarah and Ben
Isla has always been very happy here. Her numbers and letters are coming in really well from what she has been doing at pre-school. Menu is varied too.
I am very happy with how George is supported in nursery he makes positive comments about his day and I think having a key worker to refer to has been very helpful. He often says that Sarah has helped him.
We have been very pleased with the care Jake receives here. Any concerns have been dealt with quickly and professionally. Jake enjoys seeing Nicola and rewards her with big smiles. - Debbie Lowe
I transferred to Busy Bees St Andrews in August 2005 after joining the company in May 2005 as a Maternity Cover Manager.
I first qualified as a nursery nurse in 1995 when I gained my BTEC National Diploma. Since then I have gained a wealth of experience within different childcare settings from being a full time nanny caring for new born twins and also triplets. I have also managed a pre-school, after school club and a private day nursery.
Since joining the nursery in 2005 I have gained various qualifications and training including First Aid, First Aid at Work, Food Hygiene 2 & 3, Health & Safety and in September 2010 I completed my NVQ4 in Childcare.
I am always looking to further my own personal development and also that of my team, ensuring we access up to date training.
We are also proud to have successfully trained apprentices at the nursery who progress further with their training as they become full time members of staff.
I have a long serving senior management team who all have a minimum of 5 years’ service. Staff are highly motivated, enthusiastic and are dedicated to ensure a great learning environment is provided for all children. I am proud of my team who make a difference to the lives of the children they care for, providing them with new opportunities every day in a safe and stimulating environment.
Give me a call and I can arrange for you to come and visit our lovely nursery.
"Hi I'm AurÃ©lie. My youngest daughter Delphineis in Grasshoppers. My eldest daughter Amelia spent three years at the nursery and moved into school very well prepared by her years at Busy Bees. I'm French and have lived in the UK for nearly 10 years. Both my husband and I work for Cranfield University in Shrivenham. I'm always happy talking to other parents, especially those new to the nursery so feel free to get in touch."
"My name is Bev and i have a daughter Florence who is in the Ladybirds room. Florence started at Busy Bees when she was 7 months old when i returned to work as a Training Officer. Florence comes to nursery Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday all day. Florence's favorite things at nursery are playing outside, in the bubble room and Music Bugs."
"Hi my name is Charlotte. My daughter Jessica is in Grasshoppers having started in Caterpillars in September 2012. I work part-time as a Marketing Manager at Vodafone. I love languages and lived in Switzerland and Germany as part of my degree course. I was really worried about Jessica starting nursery but she has settled in extremely well and lovers her time at Busy Bees."
"Hi I'm Nick and the proud owner of 2 little busy bees! Hannah is nearing the end of her journey here and is busy preparing for school in Pre-School. Harriet has just started in babies and is already enjoying nursery life. My paid work is supporting adults with disabilities or health conditions into employment. I am also an active volunteer with Guiding and lead the local Rainbow Guides unit."
"Hi, I'm Nicola. My son Toby started in Caterpillars in October 2013. He's settled in really well. We're delighted with his progress to date. I'm from the North West but settled in Swindon 9 years ago now. I work for BP, in the Europe and Africa marketing team, with a combination of office and home working. Busy bees have really helped Toby and I settle into our new way of life.I'd really like to support anyone else who is about to return to work and give you reassurance."
"My name is Sarah and my daughter, Adi has been at Busy Bees since July 2012. Adi moved up to Ladybirds in February after 7 months in Butterflies. The staff at Busy Bees are wonderful, offering support and information through each of the development phases and transitions that children make during their time at Busy Bees. I joined the parent partnership to provide another support network for parents."