Looking for Childcare in Ledbury, Herefordshire?
Busy Bees Ledbury is a thriving, ‘Outstanding’ childcare setting in the grounds of Ledbury Primary School. The setting is committee run and a registered charity and operate independently from the school. Busy Bees is led by a fully qualified Early Years Teacher.
* Preschool sessions for children aged 2-5 years. (Our Preschool sessions are in addition to the sessions offered at Ledbury Primary School Nursery)
* Breakfast and After School Club for children aged 3 -11 years
‘Children flourish in this exceptional pre-school.’
‘The quality of teaching is exceptional.’
‘Children thrive in the pre-school and there are exceptional bonds established between staff and children.’
‘Staff’s first-class interactions support children’s development extremely well.’
‘All children, including those in receipt of funding, make remarkable progress in relation to their starting points.’
What can we offer your child at Busy Bees? Busy Bees values the importance of play, particularly outdoor play and learning which is at the heart of what we do. All children are treated as ‘Unique’ and activities are planned according to children’s interests, preferences, learning styles and development. Above all, we want your child to have fun and be happy at Busy Bees and as our Practitioners are trained and knowledgeable with excellent access to professional development opportunities. Their qualifications, training and experience allow them to offer the best possible care and learning experiences for the children at our setting.
All children attending Busy Bees, whether it is the preschool hours or extended services, have access to a wide range of activities and experiences during their time here. Every session, children have opportunities to engage in role play, messy play, construction, creative activities, physical activities and mark making. All the activities are planned to cover the seven areas of learning of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). As we value the benefits of outdoor play and learning, children always have access to outdoor play.
Busy Bees Pre-School has been in existence for 30 years and was previously known as ‘Ledbury Preschool’ and ‘Mucky Pups.’
Busy Bees is run by a voluntary parent committee and are members of the Pre-School Learning Alliance (PLA.)
In June 2012, Busy Bees were given approval to extend opening hours and the age range of children we are able to care for. This has meant that we are now able to offer a breakfast club and after school club for children aged 3-11 years.
In addition, we are able to provide wrap around care with the Nursery on site at Ledbury Primary School. If children attend LPS Nursery for a morning session, we can collect the children at 11:45am and they can attend an afternoon session at Busy Bees. Alternatively, if children attend an afternoon session at LPS Nursery, they can have a morning session with us then we can take them to nursery for the afternoon session at 12:15pm. Please ask us, or Ledbury Primary School, for more information on the services offered.
The key to our provision is flexibility – please speak to us about your requirements and we will do all we can to accomodate your needs.
Current Sessions and Fees as at September 2017
Breakfast Club @ Busy Bees: 7:30am – 9am £3.50 which includes breakfast. Breakfast is served until 8:15am
Morning Preschool Session: 9.00am-12.00pm £13.50 includes lunch if you wish (please bring packed lunch)
Afternoon Preschool Session: 12.00pm-3.00pm £13.50 includes lunch if you wish (please bring packed lunch)
Full preschool day: 9.00am-3.00pm £27.00 (please bring packed lunch)
After School Club @ BB: 3:00pm-6:00pm Charges apply as follows:
Collection between 3pm and 4pm – £4.50
Collection between 4pm and 5pm – £6
Collection between 5pm and 6pm – £9
Children can receive free nursery education funded (NEF) places of 15 hours from the term after their 3rd Birthday. Please refer to the Parent Info tab at the top of the website for more information on this.
Our aim for your child is:
To enhance their development and education in a friendly, community based group.
To provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment for your child.
To work within a framework that ensures equality of opportunity for all children and families.
To provide high quality care.
To work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop
We are giving away a free Busy Bee activity book here. Just download it and have hours of fun with your little ones who will be entertained for hours. We are working with an amazing site called Mega Free Stuff who are promoting this offer free of cost, you can check it out on their website.