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

Children In Need and World Nursery Rhyme Week at Busy Bees

Monday, November 20, 2017

We had a lovely Children in Need day on Friday . ( see gallery )

The children all made an amazing effort dressing up in all sorts of spotty outfits and lovely face paints !

We decorated and painted lots of Pudsey bears and talked about how we raise money and why some children need the money to help them.

We also had a brilliant World Nursery Rhyme Week … Thank you to the teachers who cam to visit and read and sing to us .

Mrs Fessey, Mrs Woodman, Miss Howe and Mr McGill it was very kind of you to come and visit.






This week is Road Safety Week and we are learning about Road safety – the children know such a lot already , and have talked about where there are safe places to cross, what we need to do, such as always hold a grown ups hand , to look and listen all the time and make sure we do not stop in the middle of the road. Well done Busy Bees !

We have been out to practise crossing the road and the children today did brilliantly – even telling me it was not safe to cross when the bin lorry appeared. ( see gallery)

We will continue to take the children out to cross the road all week , please talk to them about it at home, most importantly stopping to look and listen on the pavement and always holding someones hand to cross.


Manic Monday at Busy Bees

Monday, November 13, 2017

Today was Odd Sock Day – this was a special day as part of this weeks Anti Bullying Week – what a fantastic turn out of Odd Socks we had – and the children had such fun looking at the dfferent ones everyone was wearing.

We had some Odd Sock activities too –

This week is also World Nursery Rhyme Week and today we have been singing Bobby Shafto – the children were fantastic when learning the words and the tune and sang it to Mr McGill when he came over to sing a rhyme to us – Thank you Mr McGill.

Last week our theme was Little Red Riding Hood and we put together a fruit basket for Granny – the children did really well practising their cutting skills including talking about how to be safe when cutting fruit. Best of all they ate all of the fruit for snack.

We also practised our scissor skills to cut out pictures to make our own collages – this was a very busy table as the children really enjoy using the scissors.

Today while we were playing outside the children spotted a hot air balloon and were very excited to see that it was coming very close to the building – they loved the fact that the people waved to them and they got to see the flames. We talked a lot about why the balloon had flames and how the flames helped the balloon stay up in the air.










We have a very busy week still and a reminder that  Thursday is Nursery Rhyme Dress Up Day and Friday is Children In Need Day – we will be spotty all the way – so the children can wear something spotty , have spotty faces, we will be doing lots of spotty activities – this is a fundraiser for Children In Need.

All Transition children will now know what they are in our Nativity – please let me know if you have not received a note about it. We are fortunate this year to have enough costumes for the children so will not need to ask you to supply them – A big thank you to our parents from the last couple of years who have donated their costumes.


PTFA Meeting

Thursday, November 2, 2017

The next PTFA Meeting is on Wednesday 8th at 8pm at The Dene, Aspley Hill, Woburn Sands. Please note the date change from Thursday 9th to Wednesday 8th.

If you can’t make it please get in touch if you can help or have any further ideas.  Look forwards to seeing you.

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