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Join us for our CHRISTMAS FAIR ๐ŸŽ…

โœจ When: Saturday 3 December
โœจ Time: 10am - 12pm
โœจ Location: Busy Bees at Bishops Drive

๐ŸŽ„ We can't wait to welcome you soon!
Our preschool children visited the local library this week.

This was a fantastic experience for the children with lots of learning opportunities. They got the chance to discuss Road Safety with Buzz, how to cross the road and do it safely. The staff and children discussed that we must be holding an adult's hand and look both ways before crossing the road.

At the library, the children listened to a story. The children enjoyed listening and talking about the story after. The children then looked around the library and chose books to read. They then sat and looked through the books on their own or with a friend. The children came back from the library to continue looking at the books in the nursery.
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

Yesterday in the Bumbles room, the children have been exploring the water in the garden. ๐Ÿ˜

The children all helped get themselves ready putting on their coats, wetsuits and wellies. They then explored the water puddles set up in the tough tray.

The children really engaged in puddle jumping, for some children this was a great chance for them to work on their jumping skills, jumping with both feet seeing how high they can jump and who could make the biggest splashes.
Our preschool children have engaged in their first football session of the term.

The week's theme for the lesson was Magic Islands and the children explored 4 different islands, working on their gross motor skills. The children engaged in throwing and catching, dribbling, whole body movements and scoring goals.

The children engaged and focused on the activities set by Alex, the Football coach. โšฝ
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 our nursery, we are proud to display a 5-star food hygiene rating awarded from Environmental Health. It showcases our dedication to maintaining high-quality food safety and hygiene standards. A big well done to Leisa and the team.๐ŸŒŸ

This nursery is located in Derby 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. 97% are rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted or equivalent. Every nursery is as unique as its ch

Operating as usual

Timeline photos 25/12/2022

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

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

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.

18/11/2022

Join us for our CHRISTMAS FAIR ๐ŸŽ…

โœจ When: Saturday 3 December
โœจ Time: 10am - 12pm
โœจ Location: Busy Bees at Bishops Drive

๐ŸŽ„ We can't wait to welcome you soon!

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's post 16/11/2022

Our preschool children visited the local library this week.

This was a fantastic experience for the children with lots of learning opportunities. They got the chance to discuss Road Safety with Buzz, how to cross the road and do it safely. The staff and children discussed that we must be holding an adult's hand and look both ways before crossing the road.

At the library, the children listened to a story. The children enjoyed listening and talking about the story after. The children then looked around the library and chose books to read. They then sat and looked through the books on their own or with a friend. The children came back from the library to continue looking at the books in the nursery.

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

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

Lest We Forget ๐ŸŒน

This week, the children have been very busy creating wonderful poppies, wreaths and taking part in lots of activities to remember all of the soldiers who fought for our country.

Early learners may not grasp the full weight of Remembrance Day yet but introducing them to the story and concept of the poppy is a meaningful way of immersing them in the cultural significance of this day.

10/11/2022

Our Busy Bees team in Wirral Irby is celebrating their second OUTSTANDING Ofsted Rating. โญโญโญโญโญ

The nursery gained an โ€˜Outstandingโ€™ in all areas, where it was also commented that children are โ€œincredibly imaginative and creativeโ€ and โ€œdevelop independence skills from a very early ageโ€.

The staff at the nursery were recognised for creating a โ€œlanguage-rich environment that ignites childrenโ€™s curiosity, creativity and imaginationโ€ and that โ€œstaff are highly skilled at adapting their teaching to meet the childrenโ€™s interestโ€. ๐Ÿ

Kate Morse, Centre Director at Busy Bees Wirral Irby, said: โ€œI can't express enough how incredibly proud I am of my team. They work hard every day to provide the children with quality activities in an environment where they feel safe and secure. The team build wonderful partnerships with our parents allowing us to support the whole family.'

Read more about this amazing achievement here: https://bit.ly/3hpxQQA

09/11/2022

This , Busy Bees Childcare and Magic Cat Publishing are on a mission to help you create a calming bedtime routine for you and your toddler through the power of reading.

๐Ÿ“š We're gifting this lovely book 'Goodnight, Little Bunny' to 5 lucky winners. ๐Ÿ“š The book tells Little Bunny's story on the day that she ventures out of the burrow for the first time and learns she has everything she needs to be a big bunny in the big outdoors.

To enter simply:
๐Ÿฐ Follow Busy Bees Childcare and Magic Cat Publishing โ€“ this will be checked
๐Ÿฐ TAG a friend in the comments who will love this book
๐Ÿฐ Share this post to your story for an EXTRA chance to win and tag us

The winners will be announced on our stories and contacted via DM on 16 November. Please be wary of fake accounts. UK entries only.

Timeline photos 06/11/2022

๐Ÿ‘€ Tasty recipe incoming ๐Ÿ‘€

Few ingredients โœ”๏ธ
Easy-to-make โœ”๏ธ
Delicious? EXTREMELY. โœ”๏ธ

We now understand why Jess, our Chef Mentor at Milton Keynes Browns Wood, loves cooking a Mediterranean Frittata.

If you'd like to take her lead on tonight's dinner dish, click https://bit.ly/3FAY5O1.

Photos from Busy Bees Childcare's post 05/11/2022

We have been celebrating ๐ŸŽ† Bonfire Night ๐ŸŽ† with some lovely firework-related activities and areas to explore.

Children were encouraged to create some colourful firework pictures and we also talked about their experiences with fireworks and what sounds they make or what they might smell like. ๐Ÿงก

โ— Kind reminder: even though Bonfire Night is extremely exciting, remember to put safety first. Find our top tips to help keep everyone safe during Bonfire Night below:

๐ŸŽ† Make sure you and your child stay back when the bonfire is being lit, or the fireworks are being set off.
๐ŸŽ† Supervise your child at all times.
๐ŸŽ† Wrap up warm with coats, hats, scarves and gloves.
๐ŸŽ† Don't touch firework debris.
๐ŸŽ† If you're lighting a bonfire at home, make sure you do it in a place away from fences, sheds and other objects that could catch fire.
๐ŸŽ† Consider the well-being of pets.

Timeline photos 03/11/2022

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

03/11/2022

The first five years of a child's life are crucial to their development! โค๏ธ 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 NDNA - National Day Nurseries Association 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

01/11/2022

Children and staff at Busy Bees Chelmsford are celebrating after receiving an โ€˜Outstandingโ€™ rating. ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ

The Ofsted Inspector highlighted that:
๐Ÿ Children 'feel welcome and valued at this nurturing and exciting nursery'.
๐Ÿ Children 'form strong bonds with the warm and friendly staff'.
๐Ÿ 'Staff act as incredible role models for respecting others and accepting differences'.
๐Ÿ 'Partnerships with parents are incredibly effective. The parent ambassador
group meets termly with the manager to share ideas and feedback.'

Amy Barnham, Centre Director at Busy Bees Chelmsford, said: 'It is so wonderful to receive our fourth โ€˜Outstandingโ€™ rating. Our team is committed to providing nurturing learning environments for children and giving them space to play and grow. Our garden refurbishment only adds to our wonderful nursery, offering a beautiful space to extend our learning opportunities for our children.'

Read more about this amazing achievement here: https://bit.ly/3NkimZM

Photos from Busy Bees Childcare's post 31/10/2022

Happy Halloween, everyone! Here are some spooktacular activities that our nurseries have set up for our little ones. ๐ŸŽƒ

Children had a lot of fun playing with spiders and skeletons, colouring cupcakes with icing sugar, painting their own pumpkins and more. โค๏ธ They also learned what they'll need to think about when trick or treating, with the help of Safety Buzz.

What words did your child use to describe our Halloween activities when you picked them up from nursery? ๐Ÿ˜ Let us know in the comments below.

29/10/2022

Develop your child's creativity as they decorate their pumpkin in a different way. ๐ŸŽƒ

โœจ SAFETY FIRST โœจ
Supervise your child with the chalks and remove any small chalks that may cause a choking hazard. Choose a non-toxic paint for your pumpkin.

โœจ WHAT TO DO โœจ
๐Ÿ‘‰ Select a pumpkin and then paint it with blackboard paint.
๐Ÿ‘‰ Allow the paint to fully dry.
๐Ÿ‘‰ Provide your child with a range of coloured chalks and encourage them to make marks on the surface.

We'd love to see your results so make sure you tag in your posts.

Photos from Busy Bees Childcare's post 28/10/2022

This Black History Month, our nurseries have been celebrating the important contributions and great personalities of black people from around the world. ๐Ÿ–ค๐ŸŒ

Children learned about the inspiring story of Rosa Parks, read the book 'What If We Were all the Same' by C.M. Harris, became fascinated by Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' public speech and more.

We loved seeing the spark in their curiosity and we believe that learning about other cultures is what brings us all together.

27/10/2022

Children and staff at Busy Bees Shrewsbury are celebrating after receiving an โ€˜Outstandingโ€™ rating. โญโญโญโญโญ

The Ofsted inspector commented that:
๐Ÿ 'Children thrive in this outstanding nursery and have excellent social skills and play together harmoniously'.
๐Ÿ 'Staff keep parents very well-informed of their childโ€™s progress and offer valuable guidance to support continued learning at home.'
๐Ÿ 'Staff members provide extensive opportunities for children to learn about cultures different to their own.'

Jill Beckett, Centre Director at Busy Bees Shrewsbury, said: 'It is incredibly rewarding to receive this acknowledgement which recognises the quality of the care and education that we provide. Our team are so passionate about providing children with wonderful stimulating learning experiences and I am so proud of all of the team. Weโ€™re looking forward to building on our success even further'.

Read more about this here: https://bit.ly/3UanHW3

26/10/2022

Who else is in the mood to eat something really tasty? ๐ŸคคโœŒ๏ธ

Sharon, our chef at Edwalton has got your back with this delicious Chicken Tikka Fritters recipe.

Ingredients โœจ
500g cooked chicken breast
1 tbsp Tikka powder
1 tsp garlic, pureed
3 eggs
1 tbsp sour cream
ยฝ tsp black pepper
1 tbsp plain flour
40g spring onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil
1 tbsp lemon juice

Find Sharon's cooking method here ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/3FeqY2m

Photos from Busy Bees Childcare's post 24/10/2022

Happy Diwali! ๐Ÿช”

We're having an amazing time celebrating the Festival of Light at Busy Bees, with lots of learning and creative artwork done by our little ones. ๐Ÿ’—

May this special day bring you peace, joy and great moments with your loved ones and always remember to shine your light wherever you go! ๐Ÿช”

Photos from Busy Bees Childcare's post 22/10/2022



Some parents within the shared with us how they're teaching their children about recycling โ™ป๏ธ

What else would you add to the list?

Photos from Busy Bees Childcare's post 21/10/2022

Our little ๐Ÿ have been quite busy learning about recycling through play and fun activities. โ™ป๏ธ

We loved seeing them so engaged!

Photos from Busy Bees's post 21/10/2022

Yesterday in the Bumbles room, the children have been exploring the water in the garden. ๐Ÿ˜

The children all helped get themselves ready putting on their coats, wetsuits and wellies. They then explored the water puddles set up in the tough tray.

The children really engaged in puddle jumping, for some children this was a great chance for them to work on their jumping skills, jumping with both feet seeing how high they can jump and who could make the biggest splashes.

Photos from Busy Bees Childcare's post 20/10/2022

Reducing energy usage by turning off the lights when you're not in the room is a great way to lower your carbon footprint. โ™ป๏ธ

Alexander and Sarah helped us put our new light stickers up in the centres across Scotland so that everyone could remember to 'turn off the lights when they are not needed'.

We're making planet Earth a little happier one step at a time. ๐ŸŒŽ

14/10/2022

Weekend food menu sorted ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿฝ๏ธ

Kyle, our Chef Mentor at Liverpool Childwall, recommends trying this delicious Smash Cheeseburger this weekend ๐Ÿ”

Recipe available here: https://bit.ly/3Vm7G0n

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