JackieI began my career with young children as a primarynursery school teacher. After having my own four children I decided I would set up a Montessori based nursery school from my home. I spent 6 months on a Montessori course which is the foundation of BusyBee’s. I have run the nursery school for over 30 years and have recently passed down my wealth of experience on running and managing the school to my daughter Harriet. However I still like to be in the nursery school now and then and I still work behind the scenes. I love having the young children about my home – it keeps me feeling young!!
HarrietI have gained a wealth of experience working in varied childcare environments for 10 years. I have worked in Busy Bee Nursery school for the last five years as a supervisor providing a caring, safe stimulating environment which meets the Ofsted requirements. I have lived in Petersfield all my life and I have very good connections with the schools in the area.
The children are introduced to the French language through ‘La Jolie Ronde’ which is a structured programme which has been in operation for 30 years and is widely accepted as a highly successful teaching method in this country and abroad. Songs, stories and games are used to introduce the children to vocabulary related to themselves, greetings and events such as Birthdays, Christ, Easter etc.
We also encourage the participation in activities supporting charities including:
Pudsey - BBC Children in Need fundraising.
Marie Curie - Care and support through terminal illness fundraising.
Canine Partners – funding and training dogs for disabled people.
Food & Drink
We provide an organic snack, which is a choice of organic milk or water with a choice of organic/fairtrade fruit and also a choice of a plain biscuit or breadstick.
Children help prepare and distribute the snack for themselves and each other.
We promote healthy eating with our many cooking activities we practice with the children.