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Our team is getting into the festive spirit! Merry Christmas to all of our families
We recently held a Christmas party for our staff. It was a great way to celebrate the wonderful year we have had.

Merry Christmas to all of our wonderful families.๐ŸŽ„
The first five years of a child's life are crucial to their development! ๐Ÿ’•

With the right guidance, care and love, they will build healthy foundations, which will have long-lasting effects in their adulthood too.

We're proudly supporting National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) campaign, which aims to encourage everyone to understand how early years education impacts the first five years of a childโ€™s future.

NDNA's campaign aims to:

๐Ÿ Increase understanding of the importance of early childhood education.
๐Ÿ Better the perception of the early years workforce as educators of young children 0-5.
๐Ÿ Address the recruitment and retention crisis.
๐Ÿ Boost the positive feedback the workforce receives about their work.
๐Ÿ Support the uptake of early years places within settings.

Sign up to be a supporter here: https://bit.ly/3WfTCWV

WE ARE RECRUITING!

Why work for us?
๐Ÿ’ธ Excellent pay and career opportunities
๐Ÿ’ณ Performance related annual pay reviews + Ofsted Outstanding bonus
๐ŸŽ“ Apprenticeship opportunities available for Level 2, Level 3, Level 5 Lead Practitioner, Level 3 Management, Level 5 Management and more!
๐Ÿฅ‹ Uniform provided free of charge
โฐ Paid overtime
๐Ÿ–๏ธ Additional dayโ€™s holiday for each year of service*
๐Ÿ‘ญ Recommend a friend bonus of ยฃ200*
๐Ÿ’† Wellbeing days offered in addition to annual leave allowance and an additional duvet day for your birthday!
๐ŸŽ‰ Brilliant Team culture, parties and celebrations
๐Ÿ”œ Promotion opportunities in a fast-growing company
๐Ÿ‘ถ Childcare discount*
๐ŸšŒ Close to transport links
๐Ÿ“š Free training opportunities and DBS

We are looking for Early Years Educators to join our busy centre!

Who are we looking for?
The right candidates will possess the following attributes:
> A smiling, caring face that makes every child feel welcome and loved.
> The ability to laugh at jokes you donโ€™t understand or find particularly funny. Child humour can be a confusing minefield to navigate.
> Ability to sing in tune not necessary. Confidence to sing out of tune in front of a crowd - absolutely essential!
> The ability to distribute hugs as required.
> Must have the skills to rapidly and repeatedly count the heads of numerous moving small people - this skill is of utmost importance.
> Must be comfortable entering public places on your way home from work with unknown substances on your clothing.
> The ability to remember the names of many children, their pets and special soft toys are a key component of this job.
> A high level of comfort with being asked personal questions by children is essential. You will regularly be asked questions regarding what you are having for lunch, whether you are willing to share your lunch, whether you are not married and if not, why you are not married, where you are going (as you walk to the toilet) and what you did in there (the toilet).
> You must have an understanding that the small people you have a strong relationship with during the week, may completely and utterly refuse to talk to you when you see them at your local shop. Your feelings must not be hurt.
> Finally, you must be prepared to feel loved, special and important to many young children and their families.

๐Ÿ˜ This is not just any job, this is the beginning of a new career with Busy Bees. Please email your CV and covering letter to [email protected] or contact us on 02032925906
Take a look at our Shining Star Awards where we had a great night celebrating each other and some members of staff receiving awards for their recognition! ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ
We have an exciting announcement! As of today (10am), we are launching Pebble at your nursery.

Pebble is our online booking platform where you can book extra ad-hoc sessions at your childโ€™s registered Busy Bees nursery. In a few simple steps, you can view availability weeks in advance and book extra sessions through your phone, tablet, or laptop as and when you need them.

Find out more ๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.busybeeschildcare.co.uk/pebble
We understand that motherhood can be exciting and scary at the same time. But we also know that you've got this! โค๏ธ

At Busy Bees, we want to support you throughout this journey the best we can. You can take up to five days FREE* if you join in September and start by the end of November. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

TAG another mum who needs to see this right now โค๏ธ

*T's & C's apply
Here at Busy Bees, we are committed to giving every child the best start in life.

From your childโ€™s learning and development to the nutritious food they will enjoy, our teams are passionate about ensuring the first five years of your childโ€™s life are some of their best.

Did you know you can take up to five days free* when you sign up in August or September and join before the end of November. Find out more here - www.busybeeschildcare.co.uk



*Tโ€™s and Cโ€™s apply
WE ARE RECRUITING!
Why work for us?
๐Ÿ’ฐExcellent pay and career opportunities
Performance related annual pay reviews + Ofsted Outstanding bonus
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸซApprenticeship opportunities available for Level 2, Level 3, Level 5 Lead Practitioner, Level 3 Management, Level 5 Management and more!
๐Ÿฅ‹Uniform provided free of charge
โฐPaid overtime
๐ŸAdditional dayโ€™s holiday for each year of service*
๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™‚๏ธRecommend a friend bonus of ยฃ200*๐Ÿง–โ€โ™€๏ธWellbeing days offered in addition to annual leave allowance and an additional ๐ŸŽduvet day for your birthday!
๐ŸŽ‰Brilliant Team culture, parties and celebrations
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“Promotion opportunities in a fast-growing company
๐Ÿ‘ถ๐ŸผChildcare discount*
๐ŸšClose to transport links

We are looking for Early Years Educators to join our busy centre!
Who are we looking for?
The right candidates will possess the following attributesโ€ฆ
> A smiling, caring face that makes every child feel welcome and loved.
> The ability to laugh at jokes you donโ€™t understand or find particularly funny. Child humour can be a confusing minefield to navigate.
> Ability to sing in tune not necessary. Confidence to sing out of tune in front of a crowd - absolutely essential!
> The ability to distribute hugs as required.
> Must have the skills to rapidly and repeatedly count the heads of numerous moving small people - this skill is of utmost importance.
> Must be comfortable entering public places on your way home from work with unknown substances on your clothing.
> The ability to remember the names of many children, their pets and special soft toys are a key component of this job.
> A high level of comfort with being asked personal questions by children is essential. You will regularly be asked questions regarding what you are having for lunch, whether you are willing to share your lunch, whether you are not married and if not, why you are not married, where you are going (as you walk to the toilet) and what you did in there (the toilet).
> You must have an understanding that the small people you have a strong relationship with during the week, may completely and utterly refuse to talk to you when you see them at your local shop. Your feelings must not be hurt.
> Finally, you must be prepared to feel loved, special and important to many young children and their families.

This is not just any job, this is the beginning of a new career with Busy Bees. Please email your CV and covering letter to [email protected] or contact us on 02032925906
We had a great day celebrating with our pre-schoolers who will be leaving us to go to Reception. It was a great turn out and all the parents and family members were so proud to see their little ones in graduation gowns and hats for photos ๐Ÿ˜Š!! ๐ŸŽ“โœจ
Happy Father's Day to all our wonderful dads. We hope you have a great day! ๐Ÿฅฐ
Congratulations to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on her Platinum Jubilee!

We hope all our families have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend! ๐Ÿฅฐ
If you love your Busy Bees nursery and think your friendโ€™s child would too, then we would love to hear from you! We want to say a big โ€˜thank youโ€™ for your support by offering you up to ยฃ500* off your childcare fees.

Speak to our lovely nursery team to find out more.

*Terms and Conditions apply
Busy Bees is a place your child will love!

A place where they can try new things, develop and learn new skills and make new discoveries every day

Give your child the best start in life
๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.busybeeschildcare.co.uk/find-a-nursery
As parents and carers, we understand you want nothing more than to give your child the best start in life.

Did you know we offer up to ยฃ500 off your childcare fees? Plus, if your friend joins us, they will receive a ยฃ150 Love2shop voucher.

Speak to your nursery for more information.
Experience delight and wonder with environments that are designed to excite and nurture children at every stage of their learning journey.

Find a Busy Bees nursery near you
๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.busybeeschildcare.co.uk/find-a-nursery

This nursery is located in Croydon but there are Busy Bees nurseries wherever you need them.

You'll find them nestled by universities, tucked close to train stations, attached to hospitals, and snuggled down quiet streets in towns and cities, perfectly placed for drop-offs and pick-ups. Some are based in small, cosy homes, others in office buildings - and we even have one in a converted church. Every nursery is as unique as its children, but whichever you choose you can look forward to ex

Operating as usual

04/07/2023

Join us for our Teddy Bear Picnic! ๐Ÿป

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ: Tuesday 11 July 2023
โฐ: Morning and afternoon
๐Ÿ“: Busy Bees at Croydon

Don't forget to bring along your favourite teddy.

Please email us at [email protected] if you'd like to attend an extra session.

Photos from Busy Bees's post 30/06/2023

Every day is filled with amazing activities at Busy Bees Croydon! ๐Ÿ˜

Photos from Busy Bees's post 28/06/2023

Pre-school had lots of fun activities this month.

They explored transport and numbers and also developed their fine motor skills. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Photos from Busy Bees's post 23/06/2023

We've recently had lots of exciting activities at Busy Bees Croydon. ๐Ÿ˜

22/06/2023

โœจ JOIN US FOR OUR HOLIDAY CLUB โœจ

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ: Every weekday between 7 Aug - 8 Sept 2023
โฐ: 9am - 5pm
๐Ÿ“: Busy Bees at Croydon, 164 Old School Place
๐Ÿ’ธ: ยฃ50 per day

Call 0203 2925906 to book your place โœจ Looking forward to weeks of summer fun ๐Ÿ™‚

30/05/2023

โœจ JOIN US FOR OUR OPEN DAYS โœจ

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ: 16 June & 7 July & 28 July & 18 August 2023
โฐ: 10am - 1pm
๐Ÿ“: Busy Bees at Croydon

Take a look around our amazing nursery, meet our dedicated team and learn more about the fantastic care we offer to children under 5.

Call 0330 333 8133 or visit https://www.busybeeschildcare.co.uk/book-a-visit/croydon/ns to book your place โœจ We can't wait to welcome you soon!

Photos from Busy Bees's post 05/05/2023

Pre-School have been exploring dinosaurs in garden play ๐Ÿ˜

Photos from Busy Bees's post 27/04/2023

Get ready to feel all the emotions as we celebrate a truly special milestone: Busy Bees is turning 40 this year!

We're proud and grateful to have supported countless families on their parenting journey. Here's to the next 40 years of providing the best start in life for every child in our care!
โค๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰

Just look at that cake!๐Ÿ‘€

And, our wonderful Centre Director, Leah Smith, gave out some fabulous goody bags to show the hard working staff how much she appreciates them ๐Ÿฅฐ

Photos from Busy Bees's post 21/03/2023

Take a look at some the fun-filled activities your little one can take part in at Busy Bees Croydon! ๐Ÿ˜

Photos from Busy Bees's post 17/02/2023

Our baby room is all set up, ready to help inspire our children's creativity, learn new words and develop fine motor skills while mark making and manipulating playdough.

Book a visit by calling 0330 333 8133 or click https://bit.ly/3XiFYRX
TO SPEAK TO OUR ENROLMENTS TEAM

Photos from Busy Bees's post 14/02/2023

The pre-school children at Busy Bees Croydon have been learning about the world we live in and exploring farm animals.
They have also been developing their fine motor skills and letter recognition and loved getting creative by talking about what they did at the weekend and painting pictures to replicate this.

09/02/2023

JOIN US for our recruitment event and help us give every child the best start in life! ๐Ÿ˜

๐Ÿ“…: 15 February 2023
โฐ: 10am - 2pm
๐Ÿ“: Busy Bees at Croydon Haling Park

To attend our recruitment event, please call 0208 688 0270. We can't wait to see you!

We'll prepare goody bags for the first 10 people who book an appointment! ๐Ÿ˜

Photos from Busy Bees's post 07/02/2023

We've been busy doing lots of fun activities in the Baby Room, such as:

โœจ Learning new words and developing fine motor skills.
โœจ Developing motor skills making marks using paint.
โœจ Developing new language and sounds while mark making and manipulating playdough.

Timeline photos 31/01/2023

Got a demand that requires your full attention in a day when your child is not at nursery?

Don't worry, booking extra childcare sessions has never been easier with Pebble! โค๏ธ

Pebble is our online booking platform where you can book extra ad-hoc sessions at your childโ€™s registered Busy Bees nursery. In a few simple steps, you can view availability weeks in advance and book extra sessions through your phone, tablet, or laptop as and when you need them.

We are here for your family! Speak to your Centre Director about how you can sign up to Pebble today.

25/01/2023

๐ŸŽ‰ WE ARE RECRUITING! ๐ŸŽ‰

Do you believe in shaping a future for yourself and our children? We'd love to hear from you!

Email your CV today to [email protected] with the subject name 'Busy Bees at Croydon'. ๐Ÿ

Photos from Busy Bees's post 23/01/2023

The children in Bumbles have been talking about spiders, so we have been exploring new language and number recognition using numbered spiders and spider webs.

The children in Buzz room have been using their fine motor skills to find fish and letters hidden in a sea of shredded paper. ๐Ÿ˜

Photos from Busy Bees's post 20/01/2023

This week, we have been learning new language while playing and exploring with dinosaurs and looking at gender stereotypes while exploring construction in the Bumbles room.

Timeline photos 05/01/2023

Our commitment to give your child the best start in life (and yourself some peace of mind) knows no limits! ๐Ÿ

At Busy Bees, your child will:
๐Ÿ’› Interact with passionate and caring staff
๐Ÿฅ˜ Enjoy NHS-accredited meals
๐ŸŒŸ Play in bright and spacious rooms
๐ŸŽจ Get involved in endless learning opportunities

We understand just how precious their childhood is. After all, they only get one.

We'd love to welcome you to our nursery and offer your child up to 5 days free* when you book a nursery place in January 2023 and start on or before 31 March 2023.

Get in touch with our enrolments team to find out more information๐Ÿ“ฑ 0330 333 8133๐Ÿ“ฑ See you soon!

*T's and C's apply

Timeline photos 25/12/2022

Merry Christmas to all our little bees and their families! ๐Ÿ

22/12/2022

Our team is getting into the festive spirit! Merry Christmas to all of our families

Photos from Busy Bees Childcare's post 21/12/2022

And just like that... the tree in Busy Bees Edwalton's reception area has been beautifully decorated by their staff and little ones! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„

We love their result! What are your thoughts?

Photos from Busy Bees Childcare's post 19/12/2022

Christmas activities are in full swing at Busy Bees Milton Keynes Oldbrook and the children in the pre-school room have created their own reindeer representations out of playdough! ๐ŸŽ…

They are such creative little artists! Like this post if you agree. โœจ

Photos from Busy Bees's post 16/12/2022

We recently held a Christmas party for our staff. It was a great way to celebrate the wonderful year we have had.

Merry Christmas to all of our wonderful families.๐ŸŽ„

Timeline photos 16/12/2022

Look, it's Santa! ๐ŸŽ…

Busy Bees at Swindon Peatmoor had a fantastic Christmas Fete, where they raised lots of money for their charity, Child Bereavement UK.

We would like to say a BIG thank you to everyone who attended the Christmas Fete and contributed to making this a success. ๐ŸŽ„

Photos from Busy Bees Childcare's post 15/12/2022

The children at Busy Bees Greenwich have been out in their garden exploring the snow. โ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธ

They played with snowballs and built snowmen using objects from the rooms for their faces and arms.

14/12/2022

Children and staff at Busy Bees Pudsey Littlemoor Road are celebrating after receiving their second โ€˜Outstandingโ€™ Ofsted rating. ๐Ÿค๐Ÿค๐Ÿค

The staff at the nursery were recognised for creating an โ€œexceptional learning environment in which children are highly motivated and remain engaged in activities for long periodsโ€. The team was also praised for providing exciting activities that are โ€œstimulatingโ€ and as a result, โ€œall children make excellent progress and are well prepared for their next stage of learning, including schoolโ€.

Vicky Ogden, Centre Director at Busy Bees Pudsey Littlemoor Road, said: โ€œWe are so thrilled to receive our second โ€˜Outstandingโ€™ from Ofsted. The team is committed to building positive relationships with parents and working together to ensure we can offer each child the best start in life. I am so proud of the whole team and every single one of them plays a key role in making our nursery a wonderful place for children to learn and grow.โ€

Read more about this amazing news here: https://bit.ly/3uQjFY6

Photos from Busy Bees Childcare's post 09/12/2022

Since learning about the World Cup, the Buzz room at Busy Bees Edingburgh Port Hamilton has been very interested in knowing more about what countries we're all originally from.

The staff have further created a multicultural area celebrating all of our cultures, religions, and traditions. ๐ŸŒ

We love it!

Photos from Busy Bees Childcare's post 08/12/2022

Happy Christmas Jumper Day! ๐ŸŽ…

Look how cute the children at Busy Bees are! They picked their favourite Christmas jumpers to wear throughout the day at the nursery. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅบ

Photos from Busy Bees Childcare's post 02/12/2022

The children and educators at Busy Bees enjoyed a magical Christmas walk around Salisbury. ๐ŸŽ„

They loved getting out and about in the community and being able to explore different occasions in Salisbury. They even bumped into the giant toy soldiers! โ›„

01/12/2022

December starts with some wholesome news coming from Busy Bees ๐Ÿค

After hearing about the passing of our beloved Queen, there was a lot of discussion throughout the nursery, especially with the preschool children. So much so that the children asked if they could send a little something to the Queen's family.

The preschool children created a friendship wreath to show their support to the Queen's family, which was sent alongside a letter addressed to King Charles.

Everyone was extremely amazed to receive a card from King Charles himself with thanks for the kind thoughts and wonderful messages! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Photos from Busy Bees Childcare's post 29/11/2022

Last week, Busy Bees had a 'Welly Walk' fundraising week to raise money for Myton Hospice. ๐Ÿ’•

The children had so much fun stamping and jumping in all of the different tuff trays.

26/11/2022

It's time to share some amazing news โœจ our Busy Bees team at Kettering Venture Park is celebrating after receiving their OUTSTANDING Ofsted rating โœจ

The inspector commented that:
๐Ÿ 'Children thoroughly enjoy a stimulating range of interesting resources and thoughtfully planned activities.'
๐Ÿ 'Children build exceptional bonds with staff and flourish in their care.'
๐Ÿ 'Staff help children become independent thinkers and encourage them to solve problems.'
๐Ÿ 'Staff are warm and responsive towards the children's needs and help them to feel safe and secure in their environment.'

Manisha Patel, Centre Director at Busy Bees Kettering Venture Park, said: 'We are over the moon to receive an โ€˜Outstandingโ€™ from Ofsted. Our team strives to deliver exceptional nursery care to all our children and our latest Ofsted result is a testament to the passion and commitment of our staff. Weโ€™re looking forward to building on our parent partnerships to ensure children flourish during their time at Busy Bees.'

Read more about this here: https://bit.ly/3Vwa2sH

Photos from Busy Bees Childcare's post 25/11/2022

This is how we're celebrating the with our favourite little people! โšฝ

Children have been enjoying their very own indoor game of football and have been taking part in a penalty shootout while wearing their football kits. They have also made some creative flags.

We can't wait for more football fun!

Photos from Busy Bees Childcare's post 21/11/2022

Last week, our children and staff members had a lot of fun dressing up in fancy dress or spots for Children in Need. ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿงธ

Some of our activities included: Pudsey picking, Pudsey colouring, making our own Pudsey ears, gluing and sticking Pudsey's eye patch and finger, painting Pudsey's eye patch and more.

Thank you to everyone for all the support to raise money for this wonderful charity!

Photos from Busy Bees Childcare's post 20/11/2022

Let's all use this as a reminder to keep our inner child alive. โœจ

At Busy Bees, we are grateful to be surrounded by such joyful and energetic little ones and the memories we share with them will always live in our hearts. โค๏ธ

Children teach us every day about acceptance, love for one another, the beauty of living in the present moment and we're humbled by their inner wisdom.

Timeline photos 19/11/2022

Happy ! ๐Ÿค

We're proudly supporting this important celebration and we also asked our colleagues one simple question:

'Who is your male role model?'
Their answers speak for themselves. โœจ

Photos from Busy Bees Childcare's post 18/11/2022

๐Ÿšฆ At Busy Bees, children have been learning about road safety this week.

Together with Safety Buzz, children:
๐Ÿ discussed about all the different things that keep them safe whilst driving or walking to nursery.
๐Ÿ learned how to cross the road safely.
๐Ÿ learned what the traffic light signs mean.

Photos from Busy Bees Childcare's post 17/11/2022

Lovely bakers in the making! โœจ

Children at Busy Bees helped the staff bake flap jacks for the whole nursery to enjoy and learnt new skills such as:

๐Ÿ Using scales to measure the ingredients
๐Ÿ Counting how many eggs were needed
๐Ÿ Counting how many scoops it took to fill the bowl

Life at Busy Bees is always entertaining!

Photos from Busy Bees Childcare's post 14/11/2022

Busy Bees had a great time organising a disco party for the toddlers. The day was full of laughter and we also saw some fantastic moves amongst the children and staff members alike. ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿ’ƒ

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