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

Have a great summer holiday from all at Busy Bees

Friday, July 19, 2019

A wonderful last few days for the children at Busy Bees – the children chose the toys that they wanted to play with and we read favourite books during the day yesterday.

Today was a fun filled day with laughter and tears – but happy times knowing that the children are confident and ready to start school in September. They are excited to be taking this next step and today we chatted about what they are looking forward to when they go to school – playing in the playground with their friends featured strongly and homework a close second for those with siblings. We are going to miss them all.

During the morning we went over to main school to watch Year 4’s leavers assembly and I have to say they were amazing and the assembly was a joy to watch. Thank you for inviting us as the children enjoyed themselves very much.

We would like to thank everyone who has supported us this year in whichever way you have been able to. We have had some wonderful donations of toys and games which the children have loved. Thank you to the hard working lunchtime staff who have helped us during the year – it has been very much appreciated, and the PTFA for supporting our events.

We would all like to thank you very much for all of the generous gifts we have received this week it is very kind of you.

And sadly today was our Vikki’s last day as a Busy Bee she will move on to her new job on Monday. Vikki has been with us for 5 years and not only has she been a fantastic key worker to the children she has cared for but she has managed to finish her degree with a 2.1 – we are very proud of her and will miss her. We wish her every success in her new job – they will be very lucky to have Vikki  in their setting.

We wish you a safe , happy and sunny summer holiday and look forward seeing you in September.



Busy Bees week so far

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

What a fabulous last week we are having at Busy Bees – this week our week has consisted of fun every day.

On monday we took part in Den Day where we built lots of things with our boxes, tape and anything else we could find to stick on them. The children had a great time.

On Tuesday we played football games in the garden for most of the day and in the afternoon we had our leavers party and thanks to Corina we also had some surprise guests. The children were so well behaved and spent their afternoon dancing and playing games. Thank you to Ella Boulton for coming to help us for the afternoon.

This morning we kept cool by playing in our Airflow Under the sea inflatable – it was the perfect place to keep cool !

This afternoon we had our Graduation ceremony – what an emotional afternoon –  Sarah Boulton choreographed a fantastic routine to Greatest Showman and the children were amazing and confident performing in front of their families. Thank you Sarah. Thank you to all of our guests this afternoon we hope you enjoyed the childrens performance.



Pre-Foundation Swimming

Monday, July 1, 2019

Miss Davison and Miss Papworth would like to congratulate all the children who went swimming last week! The children were all so sensible, got in the water safely and followed all the instructions they were given. Lots of fun was had and lots of children impressed us with their super swimming skills.

We hope you all received your certificates and shared them at home.

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