Busy Bees at Watford Hospital
60 Vicarage Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 0HB
For new parent enquiries call us on 0330 333 8133
From 07:00 to 19:00 Mon - Fri
Cares for children aged
3 months - 5 years
Welcome to our nursery...
Busy Bees Nursery at Watford Hospital is located within the hospital grounds and is open to both NHS Trust employees and the general public.
The Nursery is a 46 place nursery with three individual base rooms which are bright and welcoming. The nursery has a large, secure outdoor play area that is accessible from each of the indoor base rooms and provides free flow experiences for all the children so they can have the choice of exploring the inside or the outside environment.
Our nursery provides OUTSTANDING childcare as reported by Ofsted in July 2018. We have a very strong staff team here at Watford with a wide range of qualifications in the team and the Manager with a Level 5 in Management. We encourage all of the staff team to further their training to develop their skills and achievements through the Busy Bees training department. We have currently 3 staff on Busy Bees training which has made a huge difference.
Rafal is our Nursery chef and provides healthy and nutritional meals for the children on a daily basis. We are very proud to have received the Bronze award with the Soil Association and also 5 stars on our Environmental Health Inspection. Rafal also works with the children and helps set up cooking activities and works tirelessly in developing foods for our children with Dietary and Medical requirements.
The staff team are passionate about the range of indoor and outdoor activities they provide to encourage and promote the developmental stages and interests of each individual child. The nursery offers enhancements throughout the nursery starting in our Baby Room with the Baby Enhancement baskets which range from animals to picnics, Our Wonderland room provides Steps to Independence and Wake and Shake, and Finally our Pre-school with Wake and Shake. The nursery as a whole provides a Community Support initiative which provides free places for children in the community.
We have built up wonderful relationship with our 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.
Why you'll love our nursery...
- Outstanding Ofsted 2018 - Click here to see our report
- Wake and Shake singing and dancing to give your child a healthy start to the day
- Busy Babies initiative to enhance your babies senses
- Busy Bees 'Babble to Chatter'
- Qualified Chef on site providing Fresh balanced, seasonal nutritional meals
- 5 Star Award from EHO
- Located on Watford Hospital site, very close to the Watford Town Centre
- Subsidised places for West Herts NHS Trust staff
What our customers say…
Thank you for the care over the past 5 years of both my children. I have been very happy with the love that the staff have given to my children and would recommend the nursery to friends in the future
Staff are friendly and responsive. The Wonderland leader is very attentive, good communication. Good range of activities. Faith is happy coming to nursery and happy at the end of the day.
You girls have all been so wonderful thoughtful and caring towards her she really felt home from home there. You do a fantastic job for us working mums and I sing your praises to all who listen to me
- Rebecca Hughes
Wanted to say a really big thank you to you all for making Roxyâ€™s stay with you so enjoyable. She has thoroughly enjoyed her time with you from a baby of 6 months to a little lady of 4 years old
- Rebecca Hughes
Staff are extremely friendly and brilliant with all the children. Thanks so much to all staff
- Tessa (Adrians mum)