Bizzie Bees 4 - Pre School
Bizzie Bees 4 Pre School has recently been refurbished and is located at the rear of Lealands High School.
The refurbishment means we now have a beautiful totally self contained space, with a new secure entrance and a large bright and airy playroom which leads out onto a fully equipped enclosed garden.
Our refurbishment has enabled us to offer a greatly enhanced experience for all our children & parents. Bizzie Bees 4 is Ofsted registered for 32 children between the ages of 2 and 5 Years. We can offer you flexibility to support all your childcare requirements.
The ratio is 1 adult to 4 children aged 2-3 years & 1 adult to 8 children aged 3 and over. The children in the Pre-school follow the Early Years foundation Stage which was revised in September 2012. The children have use of the outside space and are encouraged to dress according to the weather.
Characteristics of Effective Learning
Bizzie Bees provides the children with a range of recourse that support the children in:
Playing and Exploring – Engagement: Finding out & exploring, playing with what they know & being willing to have a go.
Active Learning – Motivation: Being involved & concentrating, keep trying, enjoying and achieving what they set out to do.
Creating and Thinking Critically - Thinking: Having their own ideas, making links and choosing ways to do things.
At snack and lunchtime the children are encouraged to be independent. Staff talk with the children about the food they are eating and how it helps them to be strong and healthy. Children are also encouraged to be independent with toileting and hand washing. To minimize the risk of cross-infection the children use paper towels to dry their hands. They are made aware of germs and the need to wash their hands.
All children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. This consists of working towards outcomes/goals in the following areas;
- Personal social emotional development
- Physical development
- Communication and language
- Understanding of the world
- Expressive arts and design
Staff complete observations during the activities and record them in the children’s individual learning journeys. Parents, we ask you to contribute to these on a regular basis; slips are available at all time for you to note down any observation or information that you want to share with your child’s key worker. This information will then be fed into your child’s individual learning journey which you are free to see at any time. We also conduct open days where key workers will spend time talking with you about your children’s progress.
Opening Hours: The Pre School operates between the hours of 9.00am to 12.00pm midday Mondays and Fridays and 9.00am to 3.00pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays term-time only.
Staffing Levels: We have an outstanding team of dedicated, highly qualified staff who work on a ratio of 1:4 for 2-3 years and 1:8 for children aged 3 years upwards to ensure your child is cared for in a safe, secure and stimulating environment.
3 and 4 Year Old Funding: Available to all children the term after their 3rd birthday. This funding enables you to access 15 hours free childcare a week. Additional hours are available at the hourly rate. Please bring your child birth certificate on induction.
2 Year Old Funding: 2 year old funding is now available for children the term after their 2nd birthday. To enable you to access the funding you must meet the following criteria:
- Income Support
- Income based Job Seeker's Allowance
- Child Tax Credit · Working Tax Credit (Disability element)
- Guarantee element of the State Pension Credit
- SEN Child· Looked After Child
- Child subject to a Child Protection Plan
30 Hour Funding: 3 year old funding is now available. To enable you to access the funding you must meet the criteria. To find out if you qualify, please visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.
Monday & Friday 9.00am - 12.00pm midday
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9.00am - 3.00pm
Term Time Only