In a Mumsnet survey of 131 users of Bright Horizons Nurseries: 82% would buy again and 85% would recommend
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 preschool.
We provide babies and toddlers with what they need: a safe world, rich with opportunities to actively explore, with books, songs, and a lot of listening and responding to their vocalisations and words. A child’s third year is a time of huge change: the experience is similar to adolescence in that it is transitional. In the same way that adolescence stands between childhood and adulthood, two year-olds are moving from the total dependence of babyhood to the more independent, mobile world of preschoolers. At this age children are exploring their powers to communicate, to move purposely, to assert their independence and individuality, and to control their important bodily functions.
Our unique Healthy Hearts and Minds activities provide inspirational and engaging learning experiences using the innovative Boogie Mites and myHappymind programmes.
We have 2 teachers specialising in early years foundation. Our highly qualified nursery team helped us secure a Good in our latest Ofsted inspection.
Where possible we look to offer flexible booking patterns and a range of funding options, including the government's 30 hours funded childcare* provision. To request pricing and availability, please request a call back by clicking the button below.
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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.
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.
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.