Day Nurseries & Preschool in Barford

Barford Beehive Nursery

Why Children Love Us

A place to grow

Barford Beehive Nursery and Preschool is open for children aged 3 months to 5 years. We offer a warm, welcoming environment supporting the transition from home to nursery and extra-curricular activities include Leaps and Bounds Physical Activity Programme, Ballet Classes, Music Sessions and Cookery Club. Our highly qualified nursery team helped us secure a Good in our latest Ofsted inspection.

Barford Beehive Nursery and Preschool Manager
Rachel Burgess
Nursery Manager
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Nutrition

Our excellent nutritionally balanced menu is changed regularly to encourage a varied diet and is approved by the Childrens Food Trust. Here is an example of a typical menu.

Supporting and Learning


Growing Mathematicians

1-2-3-4-5! Mathematics is embedded in everything that we do and experience in our day-to-day lives and our Growing Mathematicians programme has been created to help your child understand the purpose and importance of mathematics. 

Growing Readers

Growing Readers brings together home and nursery life, providing parents with some of the theory behind developing children’s reading skills, and also providing handy Hints & Tips, recommended reading lists and suggested activities for parents and children to explore together.

Growing Writers

Our Growing Writer’s approach supports the complex magical journey from making a mark, to emergent writing, to confident writer, laying the foundational skills that enable each child to flourish with the confidence and capability to succeed at school.

A day at Barford Beehive Nursery

Below is an example of a typical day

  • Morning

    Drop Off

  • Morning

    Breakfast

  • Morning

    Free Play

  • Morning

    Growing Programmes

  • Morning

    Organised Activities

  • Morning

    Organised Activities

  • Midday

    Lunch

  • Afternoon

    Sleep Time

  • Afternoon

    Sleep Time

  • Afternoon

    Free Play

  • Afternoon

    Outdoor Play

  • Afternoon

    Growing Programmes

  • Afternoon

    Organised Activities

  • Afternoon

    Tea / Dinner Time

  • Afternoon

    Outdoor Play

  • Afternoon

    Free Play

  • Afternoon

    Free Play

  • Afternoon

    Pick Up

Fees & Availability

Where possible we look to offer flexible booking patterns, including everything your child needs. To request pricing and availability, please request a call back by clicking the button below.

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Meet the Team

Rachel Burgess

I have been the nursery manager at Barford Beehive since November 2001. Before I joined the team I was living and working in Oslo, Norway. I did my level 6 Montessori Diploma whilst working in the Montessori Institute in Oslo, where the children ranged from 2 years to 16 years. I have been in childcare for over 26 years. I am very passionate about providing an enabling environment for all children where they can develop in a safe and secure setting. 

 The team at Barford can all see the benefits and enjoyment that children get from playing outside. The whole team are extremely committed to ensuring that the company vision of Keeping Everyone Safe is evident within our culture of behavioural safety at Barford Beehive.

Angie Midcalf

I have been working at Barford Beehive since 2009. I joined the team as a bank staff member and soon became a regular member of staff. I have been room leader in the baby room since 2007. I became deputy manager in March 2014. My passion is the baby room and settling our new children happily and calmly into the nursery environment. I believe it is equally important to settle the parents during their child’s transition into nursery, which enables them to continue their busy working lives knowing that their children are safe and happy in the nursery environment. I work alongside Rachel to support our nursery family of staff, parents and children. We provide a warm welcome to all of our families and a calm, caring and enabling environment for all of our children.
Great place to work - Best Workplaces 2016

Events at Barford Beehive Nursery

  • Bright Horizons Learning Fun Club!

    29 May 2017 to 02 June 2017

    Bright Horizons’ Learning Fun Clubs are so much more than a holiday club – they’re a learning adventure!

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  • Join us for our Open Day

    09 June 2017

    Celebrate and discover the learning journey we deliver, as we map out the next step in your child’s education during our upcoming Open Day.

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Why Bright Horizons

The Bright Horizons passion and enthusiasm for providing high-quality care isn’t just common knowledge within our own business – we’ve also gained some impressive accolades from external sources for excellence as both a childcare provider, and as an employer. We are the only childcare company to have been listed for the last 11 years as one of the country’s top 50 “Great Places to Work” by the Great Place to Work Institute.

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