Busy Bees


Swallowfield Busy Bees is your local pre-school and has been established for over 30 years. We are fully integrated into the main school and positively support the transition into Swallowfield Lower School.

Places are available for children aged 2 years until they start school at 4+.

Most children move from Busy Bees to Swallowfield Lower School (please contact the school direct for the school admissions policy).

We are very proud of our OFSTED inspection reports, which are available upon request.

Central Bedfordshire’s Childcare Development Team and their Early Years Advisory Team support Swallowfield Busy Bees.


  • Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured.
  • Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
  • Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers.
  • Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates

The framework we follow covers the education and care of all children in Early Years Provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Busy Bees News

PTFA Meeting

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Join us at the Swan on Thursday 11th at 7.30pm and help us to make plans to raise even more money for the school for resources, trips and much more!

This week at Busy Bees

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

We have entered the last full week at school for the Busy Bee children and this week will be full of Christmas activities.

We had to cancel our Carol singing today due to the weather conditions – but thank you very much for all the offers of help to walk with us, it was very much appreciated.

Last week was our Nativity and the children were brillliant, they knew their lines, their dances and sang their hearts out.

Thank you to everyone who came to watch them – they were so excited to be on the stage this year- we were all very proud of them.

We also had a surprise visit from one of Father Christmas’s helpers last week – he came to see the children with gifts of apples and oranges, they were really surprised and excited.

We are getting ready for our Christmas Party Next Tuesday and we will need your childs present by this friday – wrapped and named ready to give out on the day.

We still have some gaps in our list of children attending so please let us know by Friday – If you have lost your letter I do have some spares.

The party starts at 12.15pm and the children can wear party clothes.

Children will be ready to sing to you at 2.45pm in the main school hall and will have their coats and bags with them ready to go home from there.

Red and Blue bags will not be sent home this week.

Tuesday 19th is the last day of term and the children return on Wednesday 3rd January.




Red Wine Needed!!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Red Wine & Mince Pie Donations desperately needed for the PTFA Mulled Wine Stall on Sunday at the Christmas Fayre. Doesn’t need to be good stuff – all wine tastes good as mulled wine! This event is one of our biggest fundraisers for the school and the children will directly benefit. Currently we are raising money to purchase much needed iPads. Please leave all donations with reception.

Many thanks


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