Bizzy Bees Pre-School

What our service does

To support children’s learning and development, we take children from 2 years of age – funded and non-funded, we have a SENCO officer who is trained and has experience with children with SEN. The children and families are supported and work together for the child’s better outcomes. There are no limitations in time spent with SEN children, we employ staff to work 1:1 with SEN children. On-going support is provided and transitions to schools are supported.

Location of our service

Bizzy Bees Pre-school is located in the Memorial Hall, Bedford Road, Wootton and serves the local community.

Who our service provides for

Our age ranges are 2 – 5 years. We take all funded children and referrals from the children’s centres close by. We have not currently provided care for children with complex needs. A situation has not yet arisen and I believe the borough would find suitable settings to meet individual needs. We would do our best to help and support families.

How to start using our service

Parents can make direct contact with the setting. Sessions are currently £12 per morning or afternoon session, although government nursery funding can be used where applicable. We currently have a healthy waiting list for September 2015. We encourage parents to bring their child along to the setting prior to starting in order that they may become familiar with both staff and surroundings.

How decisions are made about who can use our service

Admission policy, Inclusion Policy, committee and staff involvement. We are open to discussion and approachable to help all.

How we communicate with our service users

We often ring the Child Development Centre for help and advice, as well as the Daisy Hill Children’s Centre in Kempston. We have Psychology Drop-In leaflets and Speech and Language Therapy drop in information made freely available to parents. We hold regular Stay and Play sessions and development files are available to view at any time. We have displays and ‘Five to Thrive Information Board’ to support parents interactions with their child.

Accessibility of our service

There are public transport links to Wootton. We do have parking/disabled parking facilities. The building is fully wheelchair accessible. We have disabled toilet facilities and changing facilities. Children are able to access all of the activities with the implementation of a wooden step onto raised stage area and appropriate supports in garden area to access sandpit and outdoor mud kitchen.

Qualifications and training of our staff

Our SENCO Co-ordinator is Isla McAllister (Level 3) – working towards QCF level 5, trained in February 2015, updated her SEND training and attended workshops in Autism, Aspergers, Speech and Language Therapy as well as hands on experience with Autism and Global Delay. All staff have safeguarding awareness training and the Manager and Safeguarding Officer have more comprehensive 2 day training.

General Contact Information

The manager would be the first point of contact for discussions relating to your child – Key Workers hold a role to support children in the setting. Any staff member can be approached if any worries or concerns arise.

Contact for more information

Nicola Draper
Memorial Hall, Bedford Road, Wootton, Bedfordshire, MK43 9JB
01234 767785
Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri 9am – 3.45pm (term time only)

Record Last Reviewed On: 12/06/2015