Laura and Sammy are our resident cooks and helps provide practical experiences that incorporate maths, reading, fine-motor skills and a concept of science.
The process is much more valuable than what the end result looks like as the children are encouraged to taste and experiment with fresh ingredients which include herbs and vegetables from our garden. We encourage favourite recipes from home and although we promote healthy eating at all times, we are still partial to a home-baked scone with home-made jam! Yum!
Emma and Charlotte are the most wonderfully talented artistic practitioners who fully embrace the creative side in all the children. They often use nature as a resource and allows all the children to experiment with different media and materials.
Emma is an advocate of the child-led approach whereby all children can produce artwork which is totally unique to their creative self. No ‘cut outs’ and pre-made stencils at Honeybees! Charlotte loves to help children connect through messy play activities.
Brigit is our very talented music-maker and the children flock around her as she gets them interested in expressing themselves in fun and (often) noisy ways! Brigit uses her experience to do regular music sessions with all the children, merging movement and music to support all areas of learning. All of Brigit's music sessions are fun and energetic and staff look forward to these as much as the children!
Brigit uses visuals and instruments to capture attention and involvement is always high. There is a skill in getting a group of super-excited children to ‘calm’ within seconds whilst they engage in rhythm and rhyme.
“I have a 2-year-old who has just started at Honeybees, and a 4-year-old who is about to move up to school, and I can honestly say the needs of both age groups are met perfectly.”
"The staff are so warm and welcoming, so attentive, with excellent communication skills.”
“Staff feedback is excellent, and as a parent I feel included and that the individual needs of my child are met.”
"Really friendly and skilled staff, this was an ideal setting for our 4 year old before she moved up to school"
"Honeybees is a wonderful environment for my child. Amazing indoor and outdoor learning, attentive staff, a place where they thrive. I love the space the children are given to learn, grow and play. Thank you honeybees!"
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