We offer your child:  

  1. A specially tailored curriculum to meet their needs and abilities.
  2. A supportive learning environment.
  3. Fun and friendship with other children.
  4. A smooth transition from Pre-school to Primary School.
  5. The opportunity to develop children's potential by learning through play.
  6. Qualified staff who will offer individual care and attention.
  7. The chance to increase their independence skills in preparation for school.  

Children start to learn about the world around them from the moment they are born. The care and education offered by Busy Bees Pre-school helps children to continue to do this by providing all of the children with interesting activities that are right for their age and stage of development. For children between the ages of 2 and 5 years, the pre-school provides a curriculum for the foundation stage of education. This curriculum is set out in a document, published by The Department for Education and Skills, and is called The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework.

The guidance divides children's learning and development into seven areas, these are the areas of learning and development that shape educational programmes in early years settings. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected.  Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These three areas, the prime areas are:

The remaining four areas are specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied:

For each area, the guidance sets out early learning goals. These goals state what it is expected that children will know and be able to do by the end of the reception year of their education. For each early learning goal, the guidance sets out stepping stones, which describe the stages through which children are likely to pass as they move to achievement of the goal.  Offwell Under Fives Pre-school uses the early learning goals and their stepping stones to help us to trace each child's progress and to enable us to provide the right activities to help all of the children move towards achievement of the early learning goals.