Busy Bees


Home Learning Busy Bees

In the event of school closure we have prepared a range of activities for all of the children. If the children are in school these activities will be sent home with a book and any necessary online resource logins. If your child is in school these will be sent home when required. If your children are unwell or your family is self-isolating, books are available for collection from the school office.

Please check this page regularly for updates and additional information.

Please find below a document outlining the activities that we have identified.

Busy Bees Home Learning

Please find below a document with links to websites you may find helpful.

Useful Websites to Support Home Learning


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

Environmental Activities for Home Learning

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Please see the attached documents for ideas for environmental activities that the children may like to do at home.

Environmental Activities for home learning

Waste Week Activities 2020

Welcome to Spring 2 at Busy Bees

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Welcome back everyone – we hope you all had a relaxing break.

Below you will find out what is going on at Busy Bees this half term.

This half term ends on Friday 3rd April for Easter and we return to school on Tuesday 21st April.

EYFS Medium Term Plan Spring 2 docx

Spring 2 topic overview 2020

Special Days Spring 1 2020

Sponsored Obstacle Course

This Tuesday 25th February is our Annual Sponsored Obstacle Course which will raise funds to replace the bark around the climbing frame with artificial grass  in time for the warmer weather – this will allow the children to make use of that side of the play area even when raining.

If your child does not attend the morning session then please bring them along at 9 am and they can make their way round the course and leave when they are done – refreshments will be available from PTFA during the morning.

All children who attend the Tuesday session will be supported by Busy Bees staff while they go round the course – but you are very welcome to come and watch your child.

Sponsor forms were sent via ping last half term but please pop in to Busy Bees if you need a spare.

Please help us raise as much as we can to fund this project.

Lunch changes at Busy Bees

From this half term onwards all children who stay to lunch ( packed lunches and school dinners) will be eating in the main school hall as part of our continued work to make sure all children attending school in September have full confidence in all areas of school life – eating in the main school hall is an important part.

If your child comes in at 11.45 for their lunch (packed lunch and school dinner) please meet us in reception from tomorrow onwards and we will take the children to the main hall.

If you collect your child from the Busy Bees building after lunch  at 12.15  then please collect them at the main school reception from tomorrow. We will be waiting with them.

Collection of children going home at 11.45 and those children that come in at 12.15 for the afternoon will stay the same. Collection will be from the Busy Bees building as usual.

If you have any questions then please speak to a member of  the Busy Bees Team.




Welcome back from Busy Bees

Friday, January 10, 2020

Welcome back and we hope you all had a relaxed Christmas holiday.

We start this Spring Term with the theme Our World where the children will be investigating and learning about the world they live in.

Our special days this half term are colour days , children are invited to come dressed in an item of clothing or bring something for show and tell that links to the colour of the day and our activities will be based around the colour of the day.

The first colour day is Monday  13th Jan and it will be a Blue Day – to find out what the rest of this half term looks like please check below.

EYFS Medium Term Plan Spring 1 2020 docx

Spring 1 topic overview 2020

Special Days Spring 1 2020


Please make sure your child has a pair of wellington boots for when we go out on our welly walks.

We have been very lucky with the weather this past week and have been able to spend a lot of time outside in the garden – please make sure that the children have a coat to wear outside as it is still quite chilly out there.

Next week is consultation week ( WB 13th Jan )- where you can come and talk to your child’s key-worker about your child’s progress and any concerns you may have. Appointment sheets are outside Busy Bees and there are still appointments available if you have not yet put your name down.

We are in need of recycling for our art and design area – if you have any over the next week could you pop it in to Busy Bees – Cardboard boxes, paper, yogurt pots ( washed) egg boxes , cardboard tubes etc . No packets that have contained nut products or tins.

Happy New Year from The Busy Bees Team


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