Parent Info

Children at Busy Beans enjoy a balanced routine of free choice and structured activities, which are specifically designed to support their physical, personal, social, emotional and educational development.

All sessions are planned thoughtfully by staff with the individual needs and interests of the children in mind and according to the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.


Our nursery fees are fully inclusive of three meals a day: breakfast, morning snack and a high tea in the afternoon.

Fees as of 1st of September 2023 for all children aged 0-5 years:

Please Note:

The nursery will close on all Bank Holidays and will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period between the 25th December and the 1st January inclusive, Fees are payable over this period. If the nursery should be closed for any event beyond our reasonable control including and not limited to, lack of services or weather conditions, fees are still payable.

Please contact us regarding the Nursery Education Funding (NEF) up to 30 hours free per week for 38 weeks during school term time only.

Flexi Session
7.30am -3.00pm (7.30hrs)
0 – 2 years – £74.46 per session
2 – 3 years – £69.68 per session
3 – 5 years – £62.15 per session

Morning Session
7.30pm – 1.00pm (5.30hrs)
0 – 2 years – £63.70 per session
2 – 3 years – £53.66 per session
3 – 5 years – £50.72 per session

Afternoon Session
1.00pm – 6.00pm (5.00hrs)
0 – 2 years – £57.96 per session
2 – 3 years – £48.81 per session
3 – 5 years – £46.36 per session

Full Day Session
7.30am – 6.00pm (10.30hrs)
0 – 2 years – £103.48 per session
2 – 3 years – £95.17 per session
3 – 5 years – £85.42 per session

Full Time Weekly Rate
7.30am – 6.00pm (10.30hrs)
0 – 2 years – £499.99 p/w
2 – 3 years – £451.24 p/w
3 – 5 years – £414.63 p/w

Provided from 7:30 – 8:30am. We offer a choice of cereals, toast or other similar items, jam/honey and fresh fruit.

A midmorning snack at around 10am is provided consisting of e.g. breadsticks with humous, cheese and crackers, yoghurts, malt bread and a wide selection of fruit.

We ask that you provide a healthy packed lunch for your child. Lunch is from 11:30am – 12:30pm.

Afternoon Tea
Served at 3pm Children will be offered a well-balanced light meal, such as cheese and tomato pitta bread, Quesadillas, vegetable sticks, sandwiches and wraps to name a few.

Vegetarian / Vegan and preferred options
For our vegetarian/vegan children, we will provide an alternative at snack times. We are also very aware of other factors such as cultural and religious preferences, food allergies/intolerances and other dietary and nutritional issues, for this reason, children are discouraged from sharing food.

Busy Beans is a Nut Free Nursery


Journey Book – Tapestry
We use Tapestry to communicate to parents about their child’s progress. It’s a secure online Learning Journal to record photos, observations and comments, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, to build up a record of your child’s experiences during their time with us.

Educational Support
We use the BNN governance framework to map out the child’s development against the Early Years framework standards and outcome in collaboration/communicating with parents.

We support the critical development of children, as we are aware of the importance of the developmental period from birth to the age of two. This is the period when the brain development is at its optimum growth with the brain creating connections at the rate of 1 million per second. We want to provide all our children with a healthy and positive environment – to develop and have the opportunity to grow to their full potential in preparation for statutory Education.

Speech Support – Makaton
The staff have received Makaton training which will be used interactively daily with the children as another way of communicating with the world around them – Makaton uses signs and symbols to help people communicate. It is designed to support the development of spoken language. With Makaton, children and adults can communicate using signs and symbols. Many people then drop the signs or symbols naturally at their own pace,as they develop speech. Makaton is extremely flexible as it can be personalised to the individual’s needs and used at a level that is suitable for them.

Typical Day (Example)

07.30 - 08.30 Children and parents are welcomed. Self-registration, free choice play. Breakfast is supplied form 7.30 – 8.30am.
08:30 - 10.00 Sessions begin – structured free play
10.00 - 10.15 Mid-morning snack
10.15 – 11.00 The children are encouraged to make their own decisions while being supported by the nursery practitioners, they have a choice of exploring both in and outdoors
11.00 - 11.30 Tidy -up time. The children are encouraged to tidy away their toys and equipment before settling down for carpet time where the children discuss their mornings play, sing songs/rhymes, play instruments, have stories or take part in show and tell.
11.30 - 12.30 Lunch time. The Children take turns helping staff to lay the tables in preparation for lunch. A nursery practitioner sits at each table with the children to support them were needed and to encourage their communication and language skills.
12.30 - 15.00 While some children have their naps others will enjoy quieter smaller group sessions.
15.00 - 15.30 Home time. Afternoon tea for the PM children. The children are encouraged to try new foods while exploring their sense of sight, smell, taste and touch.
15.30 - 17.45 The children play in all of the learning areas exploring materials, learning new skills and having fun with their friends.
17.45 - 18.00 Tidy up time in preparation for home time at 6pm.