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Busy Beavers Community Nursery

At Busy Beavers, we nurture, we achieve and we develop.

Busy Beavers is located on the outskirts of Braintree, Essex, within a community centre. The centre is situated near King Georges Playing field and small woods and it is adjacent to other playing fields. We utilise the playing fields , and woods to enhance the children’s learning, often going on nature walks and exploring the environment.

The Nursery has two main “feeder” schools, Beckers Green Primary School and Lyons Hall Academy, which is located on the nearby Kings Park Village estate.

We have close links with both schools to ensure a smooth transition to school for the children.

Busy Beavers is a purpose built room, and is able to accommodate a maximum of 32 children. We have a secure garden, the gate is always locked during session times, and the garden is accessed by the children at all times and during all weathers. At Busy Beavers, we feel that the children benefit greatly from learning through the outdoors and that this further enhances the children’s development. The nursery also has close links with the local Children’s centre and we work closely with other childcare professionals, including Health Visitors.

At Busy Beavers, we provide a nurturing environment that encourages development and achievement, in close partnership with parents. Every child is valued as an individual, and all activities we offer are based on their individual needs, age and stage of development.

The Nursery is all inclusive, and we are able to offer support and specific help to those children that have specific learning needs and English as a second language. Staff are trained in Special Education Needs. All staff are trained to Level 3 or above, all staff are paediatric first aid trained and all have a food health and safety certificate. We also have a designated safe guarding lead and a named ENCO to ensure safety and equality at all times. Staff are required to attend regular training, we feel that by enhancing our own learning, we can give the children the best start in education.

At Busy Beavers, we realise that parents are the first and most important educators in their child’s life, as such it is of paramount importance to us that we endeavour to build strong relationships between home and nursery and ensure that parents are consulted regarding the development and learning of their child.

If you would like more information or a chance to view our setting, please feel free to contact me on:

01376 344345
Or email info.busybeavers@alpha-community-nurseries.co.uk

Nicola Jansen - Nursery Manager
Nicola Jansen - Nursery Manager

Nicola has an EDI NVQ in children’s care, learning and development level 4. She is the designated Person for child protection in Early Years Settings Setting ENCO.

Busy Beavers Fee Structure April 2019

Session2-3 years3-5 years
Full day 8am-6pm£42.05£42.49 without subsidised rate
£40.47 with subsidised rate
Morning session 8am-1pm£21.82£22.05 without subsidised rate
£21.00 with subsidised rate
Afternoon session 1pm-6pm£21.82£22.05 without subsidised rate
£21.00 with subsidised rate
Pre-School day 9am-3pm (subject to availability)£30.55£30.87 without subsidised rate
£29.40 with subsidised rate
Pre-School Morning 9am-12pm (subject to availability)£15.27£15.44 without subsidised rate
£14.70 with subsidised rate
Pre-School Afternoon 1pm-4pm (subject to availability)£15.27£15.44 without subsidised rate
£14.70 with subsidised rate
Early Start 7:30am-8am£2.40£2.43 without subsidised rate
£2.31 with subsidised rate
Hourly Charge (subject to availability)£5.72£5.79 without subsidised rate
£5.51 with subsidised rate
Lunch Club£3.59-
Subsidised rate including meals-£1.40 per funded hour
Subsidised rate excluding meals-£0.70 per funded hour

** These prices are correct as of April 2019 but are subject to change**

Prices include nappies, wipes, snacks, drinks (excluding formula milk). Charges may apply for additional extras during funded sessions. Busy Beavers doesn’t have the option to provide a hot lunch but parents can provide a healthy packed lunch. Children attending for their free entitlement only will incur no additional charges. For full terms and conditions please see the registration form.

Find Us

Busy Beavers Community Nursery
Marks Farm Community Centre
Dunstable Drive
Tel: 01376 344345


Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 7.30am-6pm, all year round

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Registration number: EY500766

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