Here at Busy Bees, we understand you want the very best for your child, and so do we.
Did you know that Busy Bees follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework* in England? The EYFS framework includes seven areas of learning that are pivotal to your child's learning and development.
But we don't just stop there because we know just how precious their childhood is. After all, they only get one.
From our health and wellbeing to our learning through play activities, our passionate and experienced team goes beyond Government's standards. We want to ensure your child’s learning journey is full of wonderful experiences that they can carry with them throughout their early years.
Don't just take our word for it. Come and experience the Busy Bees difference with us.
* Busy Bees also follows the Curriculum for Excellence and other relevant guidance in Scotland and The Foundation Phase in Wales.
Working alongside a qualified Makaton tutor, our educators and parents are taught Makaton signs to help support your child’s communication development.
Makaton is a visual way to develop communication skills and helps to stimulate sounds and words.
It can help children and adults in a variety of ways including:
Developed in partnership with speech and language advisors ICAN, our bespoke programme supports your child’s communication and language skills in nursery and at home, including supporting those with communication difficulties.
I CAN said: "We are delighted to work in partnership with Busy Bees to develop UP. The development of speech and language is a key life skill for children and of critical importance in early years. The venture has resulted in a tool that will equip Busy Bees staff and parents with the knowledge and skills to support every stage of a young child's communication development, in nursery and at home."
Accredited by nutritionists at NHS Startwell, we take huge pride in our food credentials and ensure all our meals are nutritionally balanced.
Each nursery has a dedicated on-site chef who prepares fresh meals daily.
Did you know? Children who can walk should be active for at least three hours in the day - and we are huge advocates of this at Busy Bees.
Each Busy Bees centre has had significant investment in physical equipment to encourage your child to be active.
Inspired by our Singapore centres, we support the development of fine motor skills, readying the hands for writing.
Supported by Amy Fergus-Fuller, a trained yoga instructor and early years specialist, our bespoke yoga programme combines stories and traditional nursery rhymes to encourage your child to have fun whilst they move.
With over 400 active and healthy activities, we focus on your child’s gross and fine motor development. Focuses include:
A range of physical activities to support your child's focus and concentration skills.
These fun and simple games incorporate cross lateral movements to engage both sides of the brain, waking up the body and mind ready for learning.
A program designed in-house by our childcare experts to encourage children to use their imaginations whilst learning about keeping themselves and others around them safe.
Inspired by practice in our Canadian centres, our mindfulness activities are offered as part of your child's daily routine to help them relax when they are feeling anxious.
We are committed to providing your child with fun and enjoyable experiences so they can thrive in any environment.
We have a dedicated programme to support your child’s wellbeing including teaching them how to self-regulate and form close bonds.
We continuously evolve our dedicated independence areas to provide engaging and creative activities to encourage your child to become independent.
We're big believers in creating meaningful experiences that your child will cherish.
We combine music and dance to inspire and develop your child's physical skills ready for writing.
Our books have been carefully selected following research into the best books to read with young children.
We support your child with their early reading and writing skills through a range of activities such as:
Our mathematics programme has been endorsed by Neil Griffiths, early years consultant and author.
Our programme has been designed to support your child’s understanding of shape and space, and the use of numbers and patterns.
Neil said: "Busy Bees have shown themselves to be at the forefront of the movement to improve children's understanding. Busy Bees are to be congratulated for the efforts they are making to create the next generation of enthusiastic, confident and passionate mathematicians."
Children are born with the innate desire to learn about the world around them - and we take pride in ensuring this is at the forefront of our learning.
We focus on looking after the environment and helping them to understand the community.
Come rain or shine, we are advocates for outdoor play. We give your child the freedom to explore nature through regular outdoor play.
Designed by our childcare experts to enhance your child's creativity through art, dance, music, and imaginative play.