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Welcome to Busy Bees Pre-School

Pre-School in Allestree, Derby

Busy Bees Pre-school was established in January 1999 by Jane Bailey and Sharon Batchelor. It operates from the annex building to the rear of the 73rd Allestree Scout Hall on Woodlands Road in Allestree.

We take up to 36 children from ages two years to four years old. We offer 15 funded hours for qualifying two-year-olds and 15 funded hours for ALL three- and four-year-olds. We also offer the extended hours, meaning that a qualifying 3- or 4-year-old can access up to 30 hours during term time.

The setting offers a wide range of activities for the children to access, whilst being supervised by a very efficient, friendly, and professional staff team.

The pre-school also has an outdoor fully enclosed courtyard area, with a covered pergola so children can access the courtyard in all weathers. The children can access this at their choosing, to provide them with even more opportunities to expand and enhance their learning development.

The garden area is also fully enclosed where the children can enjoy more physical activities. There is also a “Mud Kitchen” where the children can enhance a wide range of learning experiences as well as new skills. At the top of the garden is a discovery area, with a telephone system going through the trees where the children can “ring” and talk to each other. There are also many different natural malleable resources for the children to experience.

We have exceptionally good links with Portway Infant School and are their main feeder provider. We also have links with other settings in the area.

The preschool is open from 9.00am until 5.30pm with the options of early starts (before 9.00am) during term time only, with a variety of sessions available.

Funded hours will be offered between 9.00 am and 5.00pm.

The pre-school fees for non-funded places are £5.00 per hour.

We also run a breakfast club and after school club (Cool Kids) for Portway Infant and Junior school children, the breakfast club operates from the annex building from 7.30am until school starts, and the after-school club operates from Portway Infant school hall from 3.20pm until 6.00pm during term time only.

The fees for the breakfast club are £7.00 per session and the after-school club is £7.00 for 3.20pm to 4.30pm and £10.00 for 3.20pm until 6.00pm

If you would like more information about Busy Bees pre-school, please contact Lisa Brady on 07882 145051 or Jane Bailey on 07946608037

If you require information about the Cool Kids breakfast & After School Club, please contact Jane Bailey 07946 608037 or Sharon Batchelor 07792 755810

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