Bumble Bees

A purpose built, open plan setting based in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan with a large garden and outside play area.

Opening Times

8am – 12.30pm during term time only
Private payers 8am-12pm at a cost of £15 per session

This is a Flying Start setting, however private sessions are also available

Capacity: 24 children aged 2-5 years

Facilities Available at Bumble Bees

The playroom has a large carpeted area which is divided into play areas such as language area, home corner, construction and free play. It also has an area designated for messy play where there are facilities such as sand, water, painting and many more messy activities. The setting is set up under the guidelines for foundation phase curriculum and the Flying start requirements.

In Good Hands

REBECCA GOACHER

Manager

Rebecca began to pursue her passion for childcare when she was seventeen years old, gaining her Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development. She then worked in a day nursery for six years where she completed a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children’s Care, Learning and Development and progressed to the managerial role here at Bumble Bees.

TRICIA HOOSON

Deputy Manager

Tricia has been working within the childcare sector for over 20 years in a variety of settings. To maintain her knowledge and understanding she’s continued her education and has gained a QCF Level 5 in Leadership and Management, a Foundation Degree in Early Years and Childcare and a BA Honours in Education, as well as gaining specific qualifications in areas such as Special Educational Needs.

Our Bumble Bees nursery has been recognised for its achievements across the board, from food hygiene and health to education and childcare.

  • Rated 5 for Food Hygiene
  • Part of the Vale of Glamorgan Healthy and Sustainable pre-schools scheme

  • Designed to Smile
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ACTIVITIES

The nursery staff design activities that follow the Foundation Phase. Children are encouraged to join in activities suitable for their age and ability that will encourage learning through play. The nursery will provide opportunities for children to achieve this in all areas of development.

Physical
Gross motor skills – The children all have access to a large garden area that’s used in all weather conditions. The setting has a mixture of grass and soft landing areas with natural slopes and a grass tunnel to explore. This allows us to offer a large range of physical activities ranging from bikes, scooters, climbing frame, slides, parachute and many more. The outside and inside areas offer continued play via activities such as water, sand, craft, digging and messy activities, all of which enhances the child’s individual gross motor skills.

Fine motor skills – The children take part in daily activities that enhance their hand and eye co-ordination. Activities are age and ability appropriate and range from threading, jigsaws, finger painting, painting with brushes, mark making and messy play

Intellectual
Children learn through hands-on experience, exploring and experimenting whilst taking part in fun activities. At Little Inspirations we implement the Foundation phase curriculum and principles for all children.

The children take part in long term, medium term and short term planning of activities. Each activity is constructed to enhance the children’s learning, and the staff extend the learning by achieving the learning outcomes and by monitoring the individual’s progress. The staff work closely with the Vale of Glamorgan flying start to ensure the needs of each child are met.

Language
The children are surrounded by a wealth of language, in both English and Welsh. On a daily basis they experience stories, song time, circle time, drama and music time. All activities and display boards are completed in both English and Welsh, and all staff speak incidentally Welsh where possible.

We encourage language development by asking open-ended questions that extend the individual speech. Children will be asked for daily input with activities, and speech will be monitored and recorded in individual profile logs.

emotional
The setting provides a homely environment with love and security for all children, who are encouraged to express their emotions during play. To assist their imaginations they’re provided with a selection of dressing up clothes, home corners, shops and other play areas. Staff will respond to children who are upset with love and reassurances whilst listening to the child’s view and opinion.

A child’s voice is valued by all, and staff will listen and act on their request or need. Children take part in activities that encourage them to become aware of their emotions and how to respond to them on a daily basis. Children plan for their sessions during the week and have an input into what activities they get involved in.

Social
The nursery creates a family environment for the children, who learn to become sociable by being part of the nursery community. They engage in daily activities such as washing hands, eating snack in a small group, self serving, toilet training and using cutlery. .

Activities are also designed for children to learn to take turns and to value other people’s space and views. Children are surrounded by diversity, and take part in various activities that reflect a range of cultures, views, religions, and genders.

SAMPLE MENU

This is an example of a weekly snack menu, however menus vary between weeks and nurseries.

Visit our Information for Parents page for details on our Policies & Procedures, Holidays and Exclusion Periods.

WHERE TO FIND US

Bumble Bees
Colcot Primary school
Florence Avenue
Barry
CF62 9XH
01446 732393

GET IN TOUCH

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a visit to our Bumble Bees nursery, please fill in and submit the form below or email bumblebees@little-inspirations.co.uk with the following information. We will be back in touch by telephone within one working day.