The Honey Bees is a cosy room designed for babies from birth until they reach their second birthday. We can care for up to 12 babies at any one time. It has a separate sleep room, changing area and direct access onto the garden. The Honey Bees staff offer a warm, relaxed and caring environment to help our youngest Bizzy Bees feel safe and secure. We refrain from wearing outdoor footwear in this room to ensure that the carpet remains clean and safe for the babies and toddlers when crawling and playing.
Bottles are served individually, in line with each baby’s routine. Self-help skills are encouraged for older toddlers at lunchtime. If your baby requires formula milk, we ask that you bring in your chosen brand to allow staff to make your baby’s feed when needed. This will ensure that your child’s feed is fresh each time. Solid food brought in from home can only be re-heat if it is shop purchased in sealed jars that clearly display a use by date. Alternatively we can provide a pureed/chopped fresh cooked meal. Nappies, wipes, creams and comforters should also be brought in from home, in a bag labelled with your child’s name. At around the age of 2 years your child should be ready to move to Bumble Bees. To prepare them for this, visits will be made regularly both by children to their new room and Bumbles staff to the Honey Bees room.
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.