About Us

We provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment where your child can learn and develop through play.
children rolling tyres

About Busy Bees

We use a mixture of child led play and adult led activities covering a broad range of topics and themes whilst working towards the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS).

To ensure the children reach their full potential, we plan each session around their individual needs and interests. We emphasise personal, social and emotional development along with communication and language skills as a starting point for all learning. We believe that these developmental areas are the foundation for a child acquiring independence, confidence, self-esteem and the motivation to learn.

As the children progress through the group, the other areas of learning will be covered through planned activities that take into account the children’s needs and interests. The group is flexible to allow for spontaneous learning opportunities and to give the children time to revisit activities and to practice new skills.

“Playing, learning and developing through a love of the outdoors”

The group is run by a management committee made up of parents, carers and interested parties as a non-profit making enterprise. We are members of the Early Years Alliance and are registered with OFSTED. We are also registered with the local authority to receive the Nursery Grant.

Meet the team

Lisa

Busy Bees Manager, Lisa, joined the setting in 2008. She holds a Foundation Degree in Early Years and is our designated person who coordinates Child Protection, Safeguarding and SEND. 

Jodi

Jodi has worked at Busy Bees since 2018. She is qualified Level 3 in Childcare and is working towards her Muddy Puddle teacher status. Jodi’s three children have all attended Busy Bees.

Debbie

Debbie has worked at Busy Bees since 2011. She is qualified Level 2 in Childcare. Two of Debbie’s children have attended Busy Bees, during which time she was an active committee member.

Emma

Emma joined Busy Bees with a Level 3 in childcare in 2021. 

Find out more

Looking for a playgroup or pre-school?

We currently cannot have visitors to Busy Bees, but if you would like to find out more about how we operate, please get in touch.

Get involved

Support our pre-school

We always welcome extra help from any parent/carer who would like to be more involved with the Busy Bees. This could be through fund raising or becoming a part of our management committee. Help is always appreciated.

Our aims

– To provide a safe and secure environment for children to feel confident to explore, investigate and take managed risks.

– To provide a caring and considerate learning environment, where staff and children are all valued for their contribution to “Busy Bees” life.

– To provide children with access to the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.

– To identify children who are experiencing difficulties and to adopt clear and open procedures to ensure each child is reaching their full potential.

– To work in partnership with parents and carers.

– To provide resources, opportunities and experiences for all children that have regard to the children’s individual needs, learning styles and age.

– To provide a setting rich with new and familiar language.

– To provide an environment that promotes independent learners who are focused and motivated to learn.

– But to most of all have FUN!

Oldbury Busy Bees charity number: 1139068

Pre-school Learning Alliance Membership number: 34070