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 – 6pm 51 weeks a year

Providing full and part day childcare, plus wraparound and school holiday scheme

Capacity: 28 children aged from 1 years old

GET IN TOUCH

Enquiries: 01446 732393

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.

    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

    KAYLEIGH THOMAS

    Manager

    Kayleigh has over 10 years experience and joined our management team in September 2008. She’s since gained an NVQ level 3 in Management Skills and has intensive training in Child Protection, First Aid and Food Safety. With a natural love for working with children, Kayleigh prides herself on moving the nursery forward.

    LUCINDA FINNEY

     Manager

    Lucinda has over 20 years experience of working with children in a variety of pre-school settings, is qualified to level 4 in both Childcare and Management and strives to support the nursery through local initiatives and schemes. She ensures that each child reaches their full potential through fun activities and play.

    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
    • Highly Commended in QFA -Wales Pre-School Providers Association
    • Completed Healthy and Sustainable Pre-School scheme

    • Gold status in The Small Workplace Health Award
    • Designed to Smile

    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