The Bumble Bees is designed to accommodate children from 2-3 years. The large bright, spacious room has its own toilets, changing area, sleep room and direct access onto the spacious, secure garden. The Bumble Bees staff offer a wide and challenging variety of activities that are certain to excite your little explorer. Activities include role play, messy play, creative play and communication experiences.
The staff work hard to ensure that children receive lots of encouragement and reassurance as they begin to gain independence and grow with confidence whilst learning about the world around them.
Staff often take the children out onto the surrounding fields to explore the local wildlife such as birds, rabbits and squirrels. During quieter times the staff will take children to Rother Valley Country Park. Staff encourage children to learn through play by supporting them to engage in their interests such as trains, cars, construction, messy play, arts and craft, books, jigsaws and role play. As part of promoting healthier teeth, we offer a "dump the dummy" to children to encourage them to swap their dummies for a tooth brush and tooth paste for them to take home to use. At around the age of 3 years your child should be ready to move to the Bee Hive. To prepare them for this, visits will be made regularly both by children to their new room and Bee Hive staff to the Bumble Bees.
There are no hidden costs for different age ranges or for any chosen booking times. Children are eligible for up to 15 hours free grant funded sessions during term time, from the term after their 3rd birthday. Children are eligible for up to 15 hours free grant funded sessions during term time, from the term after their 2nd birthday who meet the funding criteria. Click Here for more information or to see the latest rates.
All children attending the Centre will be offered a morning and afternoon nutritious snack and a drink of milk or water. A donation of 30p per session is requested towards the cost of snacks and can be paid into the moneybox in your child’s room. Snack can be blended for babies. Nursery meals can also be purchased. Click Here to see our latest meal rates.