We provide GOOD childcare as reported by Ofsted 2014.
Busy Bees day nursery at Stevenage is a purpose built, single storey building ideally situated near to the train station A1M, the town centre and the bus station is within 15 minutes’ walk. The nursery has its own car park to allow ease of parking when dropping off and collecting your child.
The nursery is large and spacious, and each area has access to our secure age appropriate outside area. We have four age groups within the nursery. Our babies area is for the children aged between 3 months and 14 months. Our First Steps for the children aged between 14 months and 2 years. Our Toddlers are 2 years to 3 years and our Preschool for the children who are 3 years to 5 years. Each age group is designed to meet the needs of the children to incorporate age appropriate equipment and toys. The staff team offer a range of indoor and outdoor activities to encourage and promote the developmental stages and interests of each individual child. We promote equal opportunities within nursery, we encourage the children to make choices, plan and evaluate their activities to enable them to promote physical, social, creative, language, skills and mathematical awareness. We love to see a child grow and their interest change just simply by allowing children to make choice and follow their own passions. The children take part in a wide range of Busy Bees initiatives which include Wake & Shake, Busy Babies, and Imagination Station. The children have the choice to play indoors or outdoors by promoting free flow throughout the nursery.
We have a strong established staff team here at Stevenage who are passionate about caring for children and offering them the best opportunities to further their development. We have a highly qualified team and we encourage all of our staff to attend further training to develop their skills. We have a very dedicated training team that provide a varied training package for all staff.
Tracey and Susan the nursery Chef’s provide healthy and nutritious meals for the children. All food is cooked fresh daily. The nursery menus are varied and we are able to cater for religious and medical dietary requirements. Tracey and Sue regularly talk to the children about the meals that they are eating and the importance of a healthy diet. The children here have a good relationship with them both. We are very proud to have received the Bronze award with the Soil Association and also 5 stars on our Environmental Health Inspection
As a team we care about the environment and recycle, we have recycling bins throughout the nursery and encourage the children to recycle paper. We also have the opportunity for parents to recycle their empty wet wipe packets
We have built up good relationships with the local Children Centre and other local agencies including Health Visitors and the Early Years team at Hertfordshire County Council. To help us make necessary changes and improvements we provide a Parent Partnership Group which allows us to work in partnership with our parents and listen to their views.
Everything Busy Bees has done has made Chloe the lovely girl she is today. - Jo Jaques
Brilliant staff and excellent care throughout from attending the baby room through to pre school. - I Ulman
Busy Bees Stevenage has done an amazing job of looking after our little girl since she was nine months old. We couldnâ€™t of asked for better childcare. Lois is now going to big school. - G Frisch
The staff are always willing to listen and work with you to ensure the best possible outcome for your child. I have recommended the nursery to my family and friends
A great achievement has been that Gracia now speaks English perfectly, she picked all of this up at nursery as we speak German and Spanish at home. - T Hartwig
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