Based in Chingford, we welcome families from across the local areas of Chingford , Walthamstow, Leytonstone, Loughton and Leyton. Established in 1968, our independent learning facility has a fantastic local reputation and strong links with local schools, including Chase Lane Primary and Larkwood Primary.
We have fantastic facilities that offer comprehensive learning in a fun and caring environment. Through play and experience, we introduce your child to the world of learning.
Our nursery nurses offer one-to-one attention for every child, alongside a huge range of group activities to stimulate learning and encourage socialisation. When you're looking for pre school education in London, consider Busy Bees Pre-School.
"Children settle well and develop close attachments to their key person". Ofsted Report 2018
At Busy Bees Pre-School, you can be sure that you're leaving your child in safe, competent hands. All staff are NVQ qualified and fully DBS checked, with learning structures created in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework.
One of our nursery nurses holds a BA in Early Years studies, with another staff member now working towards this degree.
Children aged between 2 and 5 are welcome at Busy Bees Pre-School. We've got places available to children who qualify for the Free Early Education Entitlement scheme, with 15 hours a week of free childcare for children aged three, and for applicable 2 year olds.
The Busy Bees Preschool has a Key Person system, although all staff work with all children each child has a Key Person who works with you to make sure that we provide for you child is taking into account their interests and needs, not only within the setting but also at home.
When your child is settling the Key Person will help your child and you, there will be termly Key Person/ Parent meetings, the Key Person will carry out observations and plan activities for your child in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage Guidelines.
"Staff observe children and plan stimulating activities to build on what they already know." Ofsted Report 2018
During your Child’s time at Busy Bees Preschool we ill build up a profile of their time with us, observations and planning, this is passed on to you when your child moves onto their next education provider.
We organise our sessions so that you child can choose from and work at a range of activities and, in doing so, build up their ability to select and work through a task to its completion.
"Children make good progress in relation to their starting points. They gain the skills to support the next stages in their learning and for school" Ofsted Report 2018
Your child will also be given the choice to take part in adult led small and large group activities which will introduce them to new experiences and help your child gain new skills, as well as helping them work with others.
We do have a uniform that you can purchase for your child, please ask a staff member if you are interested, the uniform is not compulsory. We do provide protective clothing for the children when they are using messy activities.
We encourage children to gain the skills that help them to be independent and look after their own personal hygiene, i.e. hand washing, taking themselves to the toilet, taking off and putting on outdoor clothing.
Fun at the Farmyard
Fun at the Farmyard
From our fantastic playground to our ICT games and climbing equipment, we focus on keeping your child happy and healthy. Day care sessions are available on a part or full time basis, so you get flexible pre school education suited to your child. We accept children aged 2-5, with spaces available for up to 40 children.
"Staff develop close relationships with parents. They share information regularly about children's development and encourage parents to extend learning at home" Ofsted Report 2018
Outdoor activities contribute to your child’s health, physical development and knowledge of the world around them. Your child will be encouraged to take part in indoor child chosen and adult led activities, as well as those provided outside.
"Staff skilfully move around to interact with children during their play, to help them learn and make good progress with their development" Ofsted Report 2018
We also hold “stay and play” sessions where we invite a few children that are on our waiting list along to spend a session with us, this will help them get to know the staff and their new surroundings and also give you a chance to see how we deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage through play.