A brief write up about Bumbles Aintree.
Baby Bees Room
Catering for children from 3 months old and providing one member of staff for every three children.
Our Baby Bee staff offer your child a relaxed, caring, homely environment with the peace of mind needed when making the decision to return to work and send your child to Nursery.
A wide range of activities are always available for fun and learning of their initial life skills. Even at this early stage, children really enjoy messy play, painting, water and sand, imaginary play, books with bright pictures and song and rhythm time.
We want you to feel safe and confident that your most treasured is being cared for by trained, qualified staff in excellent surroundings.
Honey Bees Room
Catering for children from 18 months old and providing one member of staff for every three children.
Joining the Honey Bees from Baby Bees is the start of a more structured day, which will involve messy time activities such as oil, bubble and brush painting, collage, play dough and sand.
Topic time work involves number, colour and shape recognition, and pencil and scissors control. These aims to develop concentration, social skills as well as listening skills.
By the time they leave this group, we aim to provide each child with the basic knowledge of colour, shape and number as a basis for the more in depth pre-school work covered by Bizzy Bees.
Free play is a time when children are able to make their own choice of activity. These may be table toys, story books, climbing frames or Home Corner.
The majority of toilet training also takes place within this group, expanding each child’s independence.
Bizzy Bees Room
Catering for 2 ½ year olds to ‘school’ year olds and staff ratios are set down by OFSTEDS standards.
The Bizzy Bees staff aim to promote all aspects of child development to help prepare your child for school. All the pre-school work is carried out, is carefully monitored to ensure that we meet and maintain standards set down by OFFICE OF STANDARDS IN EDUCATION (OFSTED). Nursery Education vouchers are accepted within the Nursery for those children who are eligible to receive them.
The children also have regular dance and music sessions encouraging self-confidence and developing social skills. Children are encouraged to join in with the computer (information technology) sessions. The children thoroughly enjoy our Spanish lessons and the physical activities in our gardening sessions.
When preparing the Bizzy Bees for school, we plan each activity to be fun as well as a learning experience. This experience may be gained from both inside and outside the Nursery environment. It may be visiting the library/shops or a trip to the park whilst on a nature trail.
All children have a ‘Learning Journey Development File’ comprising of all their work and all they have achieved over the years they have spent in our care. It also shows how they have developed from Baby Bees to Bizzy Bees. It is a record for parents and children to look back on and remember Nursery days.
Here are some pictures of our lovely garden area which is fully secure and stimulating for all types of play and learning.