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

This half term at Busy Bees

Monday, October 28, 2019

Welcome back – we hope you had a relaxed half term and the children are ready to have some more fun.

We start our half term with Diwali celebrations and we will be creating some wonderful patterns with the children this week.

Thursday we will be having a Fun Spooky Day for Halloween – the children are invited to dress up in their costumes if they wish but no masks please as some of our younger children be upset by them. We will some fun activities for the children to do.

This half term our topic is Story Time and we have chosen some of the stories that the children have enjoyed listening to.

At the end of November we will be taking part in National Nursery Rhyme Week and I will post a list of the rhyme’s we will be learning for you to try at home.

For our transition children this week we are learning the songs for the nativity as we are performing very early this year – you may hear the children singing them at home – we apologise as it may all sound a little christmassy !

Please have a look at the topic overview below

Autumn 2 topic overview 2019

A few reminders for this half term –

We will be having our Coffee Afternoon next week – poster with details is on the parents notice window.

We  play outside everyday so the children will need coats and as the weather gets colder gloves and hats as well.

Please remember that packed lunches should not include chocolates or sweets. Also no chocolate spread or peanut butter in sandwiches please. Packed lunches also need to include a drink but not fizzy drinks.

This week the list of special days and events will be posted on the parents notice window – it is a busy half term. We hope the children enjoy the run up to Christmas.


Busy Bees Team

Monday, September 2, 2019

Busy Bees Team

Kim Bishop – Manager

Michele Banbury – Deputy Manager

Sarah Lynch – Deputy Manager

Avril Mackenzie – Practitioner

Sarah Boulton – Practitioner

Ceri Wright – Practitioner

Bethany Murray – Practitioner

We hope you all had a fabulous Summer and look forward to seeing you all back this week for an exciting first half term.



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