Busy Bees at Westminster

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84a Horseferry Road
Westminster
London
SW1P 2AD

Opening Times

7.30am – 6.15pm, Monday to Friday

Ages Taken

0-5 years
  • Good Ofsted, September 2014 – Click here to see our report        
  • Garden area to provide a challenging experience and growing opportunities for all ages
  • secure access system for your peace of mind
  • Great travel links and easy access from 4 Train stations (St James Park, Westminster, Vauxhall and Victoria) and 2 main bus lines (507 and 88)
  • Bright, spacious, well-equipped rooms that are stimulating learning environments
  • Experienced, happy, enthusiastic staff team that are fully trained and qualified
  • Nappies and wipes inclusive for all ages
  • Excellent rotating 4 weekly menus, all food is freshly prepared on the premises using fresh ingredients. To make nutritious meals
  • 5 out of 5 stars for Food Hygiene
  • Our Imagination Station – Develop children’s imagination through different themes
  • Wake and Shake – A song and dance routine which energises the children for the day ahead

 

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Why You Will Love Our Nursery

Busy Bees at Westminster is ideally located on Horseferry Road, next to the Home office. We have 4 main Train stations near us, St James Park, Victoria, Vauxhall and Westminster, the 507 and 88 Buses stop just outside the Nursery. The nursery has a coded security system and there is CCTV to give parents peace of mind when they leave their child. We were rated Good in our last Ofsted inspection with seven elements of outstanding in December 2009.

The nursery has 5 spacious rooms for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years. All the rooms are brightly decorated and arranged to offer each child the chance to explore and investigate their environment, to aid them to learn the skills they need to develop into confident, happy children. We have an outdoor play area which offers the children the opportunities to learn about the environment around them.

Our nursery chef Sarah is committed to providing nutritious and healthy meals for the children. The nursery has achieved the highest rating of 5 out of 5 stars from the Westminster Foods Standard Agency. The 4 week rolling menus offer a varied range of foods and any dietary requirements can be catered for by our dedicated Chef.
Children are encouraged to make choices in play creating opportunities to engage in activities that will promote the social development of language and communication, creativity, individuality, and to develop an interest in books. It is exciting to witness as children get older to see how their interest in science, phonics, stories, music and mathematics develops just simply by allowing children to follow their passion and own Interests. Each of our 5 rooms are fully equipped with age appropriate equipment that is stored at the children’s height to allow independent access. The older rooms use Our Imagination Station initiative set up that helps to expand the children’s minds and enhance their individuality. Pre–school is a great learning environment that helps to prepare the children for school. The children have independent access to all resources including a computer, sand, water and Art area.

Our staff team have a range of qualifications and experience from all around the world, which helps us in providing a high quality service for children and their families. Qualifications range from level 3 in childcare; to BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies and the Pre-school have a Qualified Teacher, all staff members also attend regular training to aid their knowledge and skills within the nursery. Each staff member is passionate about their role and builds strong relationships with their key children and their families in order to help each child to reach their potential, giving daily feedback to keep parents informed of their child’s progress each day. We also hold regular parents evenings where parents are able to speak to their child’s key person to see how their child is developing.

The nursery has an exceptional highly qualified team who are dedicated to delivering high quality childcare across all age groups, and who are supported by the National Support Centre with dedicated departments such as Health and Safety, Catering, HR, Estates and an EYFS Childcare team.
 

Contact Busy Bees at Westminster

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Meet the Team

Nursery Manager

I have been the Nursery Manager at Westminster for six years. I am a mother of four children who have all now flown the nest.
I initially started a Degree in Nursing Studies, however after my children were born I became fascinated by the ‘learning development stages’ of children and decided to do an’ Hons Degree in Education’ progressing to ‘ Post Graduate Professional Studies’.

I have spent many years working in School’s , abroad in Prep schools and Pre-schools and started working as a Nursery Manager nine years ago.
Recently I became involved with the’ Ecat ‘programme in Westminster, and went on to pilot their scheme in the nursery. Language development in the Nursery is my passion and we all make sure our children have every opportunity to talk.

  I have gained Early Years Teacher Status and believe this qualification has helped me to be more reflective in my practise; also allowing me to support practitioner’s in evaluating their own practise.
At Westminster we believe team work is important. We also believe in strong partnerships with parents. I feel the combination of these elements in our practise has allowed us to build a strong foundation from where our ‘children’ are able to explore and investigate their world in a safe and stimulating environment.

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Anita
Financial Administrator

My name is Anita I am the Administrator for Westminster. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Business studies. I work Monday, Wednesday and Friday and I am here to help with all financial requirments.
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Lynn
Room Manager

My name is Lynn. I am Room Manager of the Butterfly room with the children aged 28 months - 36 months. I also run the french club in Nursery. I have been working with children since 1996. I have an Advanced Diploma in Child Care and Education and an NNEB in Nursery Nursing. In my spare time I enjoy walking and Horseriding.
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Sofia
Room Manager

My name is Sofia I currently work in the Ladybird room as the room Manager, with the children aged 3 - 5 years. I am from Greece and have a Ptychio: Pre-school Education. (Comparable to British Bachelor Hons Degree) I also have QTS.
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Vanessa
Early Years Educator

My name is Vanessa. I have a CACHE level 3 NVQ in Children's care, Learning and Development. I currently work in the Bumble Bee room with the children aged 12 months - 18 months. I also run the Cooking Club.
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Samira
Early Years Educator

My name is Samira and I currently work with the children aged 28 months - 36 months in the Butterfly room. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Studies with Hons.
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Jean
Early Years Educator

My name is Jean I currently cover lunch for the nursery. I have an NVQ level 3 in Early Years Care and Education.
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Aishah
Early Years Educator

My name is Aishah and I started working in Dragonfly room with the 18months to 2 year old children in 2014. I have a BA hons degree in Early Years. I love messy play and paining with the children.
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Sarah
Early Years Educator

Hello my name is Sarah I started at Westminster in 2014. I have a degree in Early childhood studies. I love storytime with the children.
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Nicola
Early Years Educator

My name is Nicola and I currently work with the children in Preschool in the Ladybird room. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Primary education with QTS

Parent Partnership Group

Parent Representatives for Busy Bees at Westminster


Sara Rainwater-Lane

My child has been in the nursery for three years.I was pregnant with my son when I first visited the nursery,and I instantly got that 'gut feeling' that it was the right place for us.The team encourage the children to create,explore and express themselves; and they truly love my son like their own.

"We have been so happy with our time at busy Bees that I was delighted to join the parent group and help the team to create a safe and caring environment for our children."

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