Busy Bees (Pre School)
Children between the ages 3-5 complete their journey with Chestnut House Day Nursery in our large preschool room which is instructed by our highly qualified Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Practitioners and fully qualified Primary School teachers.
Busy Bees is designed to mimic a classroom and children are encouraged to wear a uniform, in preparation for Reception class at Primary School and to make the transition as seamless as possible.
Our pre-school however still provides a warm, friendly, fun and caring environment and our aim is to develop independence skills, confidence and self-esteem, which will later help your child to thrive, especially when starting school.
Observations of the children are done on a daily basis which helps us to plan activities to further the children’s development. During the day we do have regular structured activities, such as a morning welcome, not just by saying ‘hello’ in English, but in different languages we know. We ensure we make the most of the outdoor area, including the forest school, the woodland area and the petting farm, by going outside at least twice a day, whatever the weather.
Your child’s learning journey will continue to be updated and this will then be shared with the confirmed primary school. This will run alongside the verbal reports given daily, as in the 0-2 and 2-3 room respectively. Towards the end of your child’s time in the Busy Bee’s room, we will also encourage Reception class teachers to come to the nursery to discuss school with the children, as well as organising visits to schools too. We are always very sad but proud to see our preschoolers move onto their next stage in life.
Towards the end of your child’s time in the Busy Bee’s room, we will also encourage their new Reception Class teachers to interact with the children, as well as organising visits to schools too, where possible.
Busy Bees Staff
Early Years Practitioner
Early Years Apprentice
Early Years Apprentice
“We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this excellent nursery”
“Our son has attended Chestnut House Nursery on a full time basis since he was four and a half months old. The warm and friendly team provide a caring and fun home from home and have worked with us through key stages of our son’s development, such as weaning and potty training. Our son has thrived in their care and genuinely loves being there, with his many friends, when he’s happy, we’re happy! We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this excellent nursery.”
“All the staff are very positive and caring. “
“Our daughter has been attending Chestnut House for the last 12 months, we have found both management and staff to be very friendly and accommodating. Our daughter settled in the nursery within a very short space of time. The 1-2 staff has made our daughters days at the nursery fun and stimulating. All the staff are very positive and caring. We feel Chestnut House provide quality care for our daughter”.