Bizzie Bees Markyate
Opened on Cavendish Road Markyate Hertfordshire in September 2001. We have recently extended the hours to suit the growing need of Markyate and the surrounding villages. Bizzie Bees 3 offers flexible childcare for children aged 2-5 years, we also offer 15 hours free early years funding for 4,3 and 2 year olds. We offer spaces for 24 Children, we are registered with Ofsted. Our last Ofsted inspection rating was good with numerous Outstanding area's.
We now offer free funded places for 2 year olds
The Preschool is for children aged 2 years upwards. The ratio is 1 adult to 4 children aged 2-3 years & 1 adult to 8 children aged 3 and over. The children in the Pre-school follow the Early Years foundation Stage which was revised in September 201.
The children have use of the outside space and are encouraged to dress according to the weather.
Bizzie Bees provides the children with a range of recourse that support children in the
Characteristics of Effective Learning
Playing and Exploring – Engagement
Finding out & exploring, Playing with what they know & Being willing to have a go
Active Learning – Motivation
Being involved & concentrating, keeping Trying & Enjoying Achieving what they set out to do
Creating and Thinking Critically - Thinking
Having their own ideas, Making Links & Choosing ways to do things
At snack and lunchtime the children are encouraged to be independent. Staff talk with children about the food they are eating and how it helps them to be strong and healthy.
Children are also encouraged to be independent with toileting and hand washing. To minimize the risk of cross-infection the children use paper towels to dry their hands. They are made aware of germs and the need to wash their hands.
All children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. This consists of working towards outcomes/goals in the following areas;
Personal social emotional development;
Communication & Language.
Understanding of the world
Expressive arts and design
Bizzie Bees staff complete observations during the activities and record them in children’s individual learning journeys. Parents we ask you to contribute to these on a regular basis, slip are available at all time for you to note down any observation or information that you want to share with your child’s key worker. This information will then be feed into your child’s individual learning journey which you are free to see at any time. We also conduct open days where key workers will spend time talking with you about your children’s progress.
The Pre School operates between the hours of 9.00am to 12.00pm Monday & Friday and 9.00am to 3.00pm Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 38 weeks a year (excluding Bank Holidays). We have various options available to suit your childcare requirements.
We have an outstanding team of dedicated, highly qualified staff who work on a ratio of 1:4 for 2-3 years and 1:8 for children aged 3 years upwards to ensure your child is cared for in a safe, secure and stimulating environment.
3 & 4 year old Funding
Available to all children the term after their 3 Birthday. This funding enables you to access 15 hours free childcare a week additional hour are available at the hourly rate. Please bring your child birth certificate on induction.
2 Year old Funding
2 year old funding is now available for children the term after their 2 birthday. To enable you to access the funding you must meet the following criteria:
· Income Support
· Income based Job Seeker's Allowance
· Child Tax Credit provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an a annual income (as assessed by HMRC) that does not exceed £16,190.
· Working Tax Credit (Disability element)
· Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
· Guarantee element of the State Pension Credit
· Looked After Child / SEN Child
· Child subject to a Child Protection Plan
For more information and to meet the team call Kim Carney:07791515503
To download a prospectus click the link below:
Bizzie Bees Markyate
Markyate Village Hall