The Beehive at Shalden

The Beehive at Shalden

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Hello lovely beehive people..... is there anyone who currently does a Thursday at Beehive in Shalden who could swap for a Tuesday? I’m now working Thursdays and have Tuesdays off.... will be soooooo grateful!
Fab sports day ladies, as always! So relieved I have another year left with you guys. See you in September. X
Thanks once again for a fantastic sports day and picnic. Hope you all have a fab summer and we'll see you in September!
Counting and finding all the farm animals.
Can you see all the rabbits?
We have been looking at a butterfly this afternoon. The children created their own beautiful butterflies using water colour paints and cotton buds.
Good morning ladies...... a tip for the other parents.... you're welcome.

A beautiful Montessori pre-school located in the rural village of Shalden near Alton, Hampshire

We are currently registering new children, please contact via messenger or email

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Photos from Fox Decorators's post 24/07/2021

Absolutely fabulous job from the guys at Fox Decorators, looking forward to getting the children's work back on the walls in September.

Also a big thank you to Shalden Village Hall Committee for making it happen πŸ™‚

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Photos from The Beehive at Shalden's post 21/07/2021

Monday marked the last day of term at the Beehive with party style activities and a Leavers Ceremony. We are really proud of the children this year, they have achieved so much in extraordinary circumstances. Our Beehive parents have also been so flexible and supportive throughout the challenges of Covid and we thank you all.
We wish the Beehive Leavers 2021 every success as they move on to their new adventures πŸπŸ’•

16/07/2021

Graduation certificates ready for our party and leavers event on Monday, Have a great weekend 🐝

Graduation certificates ready for our party and leavers event on Monday, Have a great weekend 🐝

Photos from The Beehive at Shalden's post 16/07/2021

Thursday took us to the woods for a fabulous forest day. We had a wild animal hunt and found a badger, a hedgehog, an owl, a Gruffalo and many more woodland creatures.
We went on a bear hunt, climbed a mountain and rode a dragon. We discovered a huge number of mini-beats under the cones and logs and tried to name them all; earwigs, woodlice, centipedes, slugs and worms.
We played with the parachute and finished with a picnic lunch.
The Children agreed it was The Best Day Ever!

Photos from The Beehive at Shalden's post 09/07/2021

Samson, our elderly Giant African Land Snail has been staying at Shalden this term. The children are fascinated by Samson and Samson is fascinated by the children.

Photos from The Beehive at Shalden's post 09/07/2021

This week the children have been developing their carpentry skills. Thinking about and producing their designs, the key to creativity in Early Years is focusing on the process, and our children really thought about their creations. Can you spot the sword, the aeroplane, the car, daddy pig or the elephant?

Photos from The Beehive at Shalden's post 09/07/2021

Today our we released our Butterflies into the meadow as they embark on their new adventure. What a journey it's been, look how tiny the were when they arrived.
As we've watched them grow, we have read the story: 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' - learning about healthy eating, the days of the week, growth and transition. The Children have learned new words such as metamorphosis, proboscus, chrysalis and emerge.
Releasing our butterflies is always an emotional moment as it represents the time of year that our older children are also entering a time of transition, and with just a week until the end of term, preparations for that time are well under way.

30/06/2021

Wow! Wow! Wow! We have reached the £500 mark and nearly half way to our new toy shed. Thank you all for the very kind and generous donations so far. Please continue to donate via our go fund me page so the beehive children can once again freely access the outdoor toys and the staff can sleep again on a windy night 😘

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-rebuild-toy-shed-at-the-beehive-at-shalden?sharetype=teams&member=11929907&pc=fb_co_campmgmt_m&rcid=r01-162437056863-159024d46cc44849&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_lico%2Bshare-sheet

Wow! Wow! Wow! We have reached the £500 mark and nearly half way to our new toy shed. Thank you all for the very kind and generous donations so far. Please continue to donate via our go fund me page so the beehive children can once again freely access the outdoor toys and the staff can sleep again on a windy night 😘

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-rebuild-toy-shed-at-the-beehive-at-shalden?sharetype=teams&member=11929907&pc=fb_co_campmgmt_m&rcid=r01-162437056863-159024d46cc44849&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_lico%2Bshare-sheet

Help Rebuild Toy Shed at the Beehive at Shalden, organized by Jan Driver 22/06/2021

Help Rebuild Toy Shed at the Beehive at Shalden, organized by Jan Driver

Here it is! The Beehive shed fund raiser, please donate whatever you can, every little helps.
Please also like and share our page to spread the message far and wide x
Help the staff and Children at The Beehive Shalden to rebuild our outdoor toy shed. It may not sound very exciting but our old shed is 30 years old and falling down
We have some wonderful exciting outdoor equipment and toys that the children love to play with but in order to keep it safe and in good condition it needs storing in a brand new shed.
We have had some wonderful offers of help but now need to raise Β£1150 to cover the cost of the shed, base, hooks and internal shelving.
That's why we are asking for help and support from Beehive families, old beehive families, friends of the beehive and local people. If you've been to the Beehive in the last 30 years, you will have seen our old shed, please help us get a new one built that will store the toys of children for the next 30
If we are lucky enough to go beyond our target of Β£1150, additional funds will be used to further enhance our outdoor area for the children.

Help Rebuild Toy Shed at the Beehive at Shalden, organized by Jan Driver Help the staff and Childern at Beehive Shalden to rebuild our outdoor toy s… Jan Driver needs your support for Help Rebuild Toy Shed at the Beehive at Shalden

Photos from The Beehive at Shalden's post 20/06/2021

Happy Father's Day to our amazing Beehive Daddies!
The children have been making cards this week and have been telling us how wonderful you are.
A special shout out to all the other brilliant men in the children's lives, Grandads, Uncles, Big Brothers and Family Friends x

Photos from The Beehive at Shalden's post 12/06/2021

As we enter the last half term of the academic year, the children have been thinking about growth and transition. Most of our sunflowers have grown and are ready to go home, although some are only just emerging from the soil.
Our tiny baby caterpillars also arrived this week, watch this space to see what happens next πŸ›πŸ¦‹

04/06/2021

***Beehive Shed Update***
We have had a wonderful offer from an ex-Beehive family to replace our shed with something a bit bigger and much much better. Bob Nash (Bob's Gates and Sheds) will be doing it for cost so including the base and some internal shelving, we need to raise around Β£1100.

Does anyone have any experience of setting up a fundraising page who would be happy to help me get started?

***Beehive Shed Update***
We have had a wonderful offer from an ex-Beehive family to replace our shed with something a bit bigger and much much better. Bob Nash (Bob's Gates and Sheds) will be doing it for cost so including the base and some internal shelving, we need to raise around Β£1100.

Does anyone have any experience of setting up a fundraising page who would be happy to help me get started?

Photos from The Beehive at Shalden's post 29/05/2021

What a busy first half of the summer term we have had at the Beehive.
We have planted and looked after our sunflower seeds,which are just beginning to grow and have talked all about what plants need to grow.
There has been lots of teamwork,role-playing,mark making ,fine motor skills and most importantly fun, because we learn through play!
Happy half term to all our families, see you on June 7th.πŸ˜€

[05/13/21]   Hello lovely people - does anyone have any advice on printers? The printers at both Beehive settings are on their last legs. In the past we have usually picked up a fairly cheap home printers that last 3 to 4 years.
We only use between 20 to 100 printed sheets a week during term time so not looking for anything too industrial or expensive.
Any advice welcome x

07/05/2021

A year ago today and we were deep into our first national lockdown. The world is still a little strange but we are so proud of the children at the Beehive and the way that they have adapted under extraordinary circumstances.

The Beehive book exchange and home learning packs ready for collection. All parents will now have their 10 minute visiting slots allocated. Looking forward to seeing you all x

04/05/2021

***Another Beehive Shed Update***
The Go fund me page is up and running, and we have already received some very generous anonymous donations. Thank you kind people!
Here is the link for anyone else x
https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-rebuild-toy-shed-at-the-beehive-at-shalden?sharetype=teams&member=11929907&pc=fb_co_campmgmt_m&rcid=r01-162437056863-159024d46cc44849&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_lico%2Bshare-sheet

Dear Parents, ex-parents, future parents and friends of the Beehive,

I am asking for some help and advice regarding the very old shed in the Beehive garden that we use for storing our outdoor toys. Listening to the wind last night has finally prompted me to reach out as nights like this always leave me terrified that the shed will finally collapse!

We urgently need to replace the shed, including creating a base for it to stand on.

In order to do this, we need to raise the money to cover the cost of this project. The current shed is 8x8 but we are hoping for something slightly bigger.

We have a very limited budget so I'm hoping some of our lovely supporters might be able to help us get started either with knowledgeable advice, practical help or fund raising support.

Thank you in advance for any support or ideas
Jan, Annette and the Beehive team x

***Another Beehive Shed Update***
The Go fund me page is up and running, and we have already received some very generous anonymous donations. Thank you kind people!
Here is the link for anyone else x
https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-rebuild-toy-shed-at-the-beehive-at-shalden?sharetype=teams&member=11929907&pc=fb_co_campmgmt_m&rcid=r01-162437056863-159024d46cc44849&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_lico%2Bshare-sheet

Dear Parents, ex-parents, future parents and friends of the Beehive,

I am asking for some help and advice regarding the very old shed in the Beehive garden that we use for storing our outdoor toys. Listening to the wind last night has finally prompted me to reach out as nights like this always leave me terrified that the shed will finally collapse!

We urgently need to replace the shed, including creating a base for it to stand on.

In order to do this, we need to raise the money to cover the cost of this project. The current shed is 8x8 but we are hoping for something slightly bigger.

We have a very limited budget so I'm hoping some of our lovely supporters might be able to help us get started either with knowledgeable advice, practical help or fund raising support.

Thank you in advance for any support or ideas
Jan, Annette and the Beehive team x

Photos from The Beehive at Shalden's post 28/04/2021

If you go down to the woods today.....
We had such a fun time exploring the woods today. We found lots of holes that the children said Peter Rabbit lived in, a dragon tree to climb on and lots of space to run.
We are so lucky to have such an enriching natural environment to explore on our doorstep. Children's learning happens naturally through experiencing the world around us. πŸ₯°

Photos from The Beehive at Shalden's post 21/04/2021

The children noticed the flag was flying at the Beehive today. We talked about the colours and shapes on the flag and learnt that it is called the Union Jack. One of the children told us it was the Queen's birthday today and that is why the flag was flying. There was great amazement when we said that the Queen was 95,that's a really BIG number!
This afternoon some of our older children made their very own Union Jack flags and we said Happy Birthday to the Queen. They are very beautiful,I'm sure the Queen would be super proud!
πŸ‘ΈπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸ

Photos from The Beehive at Shalden's post 02/04/2021

After a fun and busy week of making Easter Cards, Easter Trees, and going on egg hunts - It's time to wish everyone a very Happy Easter 2021

Photos from The Beehive at Shalden's post 27/03/2021

Spring is in the air! This week we have had fun in the Beehive hairdressers, painted our own daffodils and conducted experiments with colour. Also a little spring cleaning on 'Big broom day'

19/03/2021

A sunny spring day and a roll down a hill

A sunny spring day and a roll down a hill

Photos from The Beehive at Shalden's post 14/03/2021

The children have been busy this week making flower Mothers Day cards, with their own words inside. Aren't they beautiful?!
Happy Mothers day to all our wonderful Mums.

Photos from The Beehive at Shalden's post 05/03/2021

All aboard the Beehive Bus!!
We have had a super couple of weeks with our focus book 'Naughty Bus'
Our activities included making our very own buses using recycled materials and real tools. Driving buses through beans just like the naughty bus.
Our role play area turned into a bus and bus stop where the children all lined up with their money to buy a ticket. Our bus took us on holiday, to the seaside,the toy shop,the supermarket and the train station to name but a few places. A big Thankyou to Simon and his colleagues at Stagecoach for the personalised tickets,they were an enormous hit!!
We have also had a winch and pulley just like in the story to rescue the bus which required teamwork and turn taking.
As always the best learning is through play!

Photos from The Beehive at Shalden's post 11/02/2021

The children have been preparing for Valentines day at the Beehive Shalden. Aren't these heart mobiles just so beautiful. They were made with lots of love that's for sure!

Photos from The Beehive at Shalden's post 06/02/2021

The children chose to follow a dinosaur adventure in January and we had so many fun, exciting learning opportunities to enjoy.

27/01/2021

Home learning packs delivered to our isolating and shielding families last week ❀

Home learning packs delivered to our isolating and shielding families last week ❀

Photos from The Beehive at Shalden's post 25/01/2021

All the fun of a snow day

23/12/2020

After Father Christmas arrived on a digger last week, here's what one of our Children has been playing ever since. πŸŽ…
Thank you Hayley for the picture

Keeping the magic alive in 2020 and wishing all our Beehive friends and families a very happy, healthy Christmas and an upgraded New Year x

After Father Christmas arrived on a digger last week, here's what one of our Children has been playing ever since. πŸŽ…
Thank you Hayley for the picture

Keeping the magic alive in 2020 and wishing all our Beehive friends and families a very happy, healthy Christmas and an upgraded New Year x

Photos from The Beehive at Shalden's post 18/12/2020

A few extra activities from a very busy December

Photos from The Beehive at Shalden's post 18/12/2020

What a fabulous day we had on our last day of term. The children made crowns and reindeer food, they sung, danced and enjoyed a selection of party food.

The highlight of our day was the visit from Father christmas with Ben Hampshire who stepped in to cover for Rudolph by providing a mini digger to carry the presents.

A big thank you to Santa and Ben who both took time away from their own Alton based businesses to treat the children at the end of a very unusual and difficult year. As a small business ourselves we would like to give a quick shout-out to them, Jamie Knight (Santa's Alton based agent) from PSE Strategic Consultants Ben Hampshire from Sutton Park Equipment

We would also like to thank our amazing Families for all their support this year. As a staff team, we feel very lucky to have you all. We were also completely overwhelmed with the beautiful cards and gifts this Christmas.

Finally, a big thank you to Shalden Village for the ongoing support we have received over the past year.

Wishing everyone a very Happy, restful and above all healthy Christmas

Jan, Annette, Karen, Avril and Ellie ❀

Photos from The Beehive at Shalden's post 17/12/2020

A little sneak peek of the main man Father Christmas and his friend Ben Hampshire from Sutton Park Equipment driving his mini digger, visiting us at the Beehive today. Needless to say the Children were delighted,the grown ups were pretty excited too!!
More pictures to follow......

Photos from The Beehive at Shalden's post 16/12/2020

Loving our Christmas cards this year, Especially the one wearing boots and carrying gifts crafted by Henry to send to our sister setting The Beehive at Lindford

Photos from The Beehive at Shalden's post 04/12/2020

We had lots of fun playing in Santa's grotto and workshop. With lots of other Christmas themed activities to get the festivities started

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Shalden Village Hall, Southwood Rd
Alton
GU344DX

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 3pm
Tuesday 9am - 3pm
Wednesday 9am - 3pm
Thursday 9am - 3pm
Friday 9am - 1pm
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