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.
Koby seems very happy at Busy Bees, We have noticed him thrive and his confidence grow. Over the past year, he has especially got a lot out of his sessions, since moving into the pre-school room. - Mrs Natasha Woodland
My husband and I are really pleased with all aspects of childcare provided by Busy Bees, compared to other nurseries and pre schools. We feel that Ruben gets better care here than he would anywhere. - Minaxi
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
Very happy to be a member of this Busy Bees family! Great service, superb and professional staff, well organised and supervised. I feel very secure and happy to leave my Mary at Busy Bees! Thank you - Zhanna
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.
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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 currently enrolled on the Level 5 Leadership and Management and due to complete December 2016.
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.
"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."
"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."