Funding

Government funding may be available.....

Age 2

15 hours of free childcare or early education for 38 weeks.

To be able to take up 15 hours of free childcare for your two-year-old you or your child must meet the eligibility criteria.

A total of 570 hours per year, that you can use flexibly with one or more childcare provider.

Some providers will allow you to ‘stretch’ the hours over 52 weeks, using fewer hours per week.

Visit GOV.UK for more information.

Age 3&4

15 hours of free childcare or early education for 38 weeks for all families in England.

A total of 570 hours per year, that you can use flexibly with one or more childcare provider.

Some providers will allow you to ‘stretch’ the hours over 52 weeks, using fewer hours per week.

Visit GOV.UK for more information.

Age 3&4

30 hours of free childcare or early education for 38 weeks for working families in England.

A total of 1,140 hours per year, that you can use flexibly with one or more
childcare provider

Some providers will allow you to ‘stretch’ the hours over 52 weeks, using fewer hours per week

If your working pattern and/or income has changed because of coronavirus (COVID-19); before you apply or reconfirm for 30 hours, please read how these changes may affect your eligibility.

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About us

Looking for a pre-school or playgroup?

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

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