Busy Bees Day Nursery at Bristol, Emersons Green

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About Busy Bees Day Nursery at Bristol, Emersons Green

Name Busy Bees Day Nursery at Bristol, Emersons Green
Ofsted Inspections
Address St. Lukes Close, Emersons Green, Bristol, Avon, BS16 7AL
Phase Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority SouthGloucestershire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this early years setting?

The provision is good

Since the last inspection, there have been significant improvements to the nursery and what is provided for children. The manager, staff and leadership team have worked tirelessly to make the necessary changes that have had a massive impact on the provision. As a result, children are happy, settled and are making good progress with their learning.

Children are eager to go in and play when they arrive at the nursery. Staff have developed a curriculum which focuses on children's needs and interests. The youngest children are confident about exploring the interesting environment that staff provide.

Babies enjoy painting a...nd playing with the bubbles, they excitedly copy actions when staff sing. Older children eagerly talk about their drawings and involve their friends in their play. All children learn to be independent.

For instance, even the younger children clear their plates and wash their own faces after mealtimes. Children have a good attitude towards learning, they are keen to be involved and often choose to join in with activities that staff plan for them. Staff have made changes to the learning environments, so that they are interesting, stimulating and inclusive to all children.

What does the early years setting do well and what does it need to do better?

The new manager and leaders have high ambitions for what they want children to achieve. They provide staff with the necessary support to raise the quality of the education provided. Staff have a clear understanding of their curriculum and overall they implement this well.

However, staff working in the toddler room still need some support with developing their assessments and planning to ensure that this room is consistent with the rest of the nursery.Partnerships with parents are strong. Parents say that they are very happy with the nursery now, they comment positively on the changes to the nursery since the last inspection.

Parents say that their children enjoy going to nursery and they feel that they are well supported by the staff caring for them.Leaders and the manager ensure that the support in place for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) is good. They use additional funding well to ensure that children receive the support that they need to access the curriculum.

Staff know the children's needs extremely well. Children with SEND are happy and eager to learn, they make good progress in their learning.Overall, children behave well, staff set high expectations and children are polite and they listen well.

Staff support children to learn about their feelings and emotions. They talk to children about what they are feeling and allow them time to regulate their feelings. However, at times children struggle to understand the feelings of others and staff are not consistent at using their strategies to resolve the situation.

Staff know the children well, they provide a good range of activities to engage children and motivate them to learn. Children develop good language and communication skills, as staff use their interests to introduce new words to their vocabulary. For instance, as some children had visited the dentist, staff supported their interest further by talking to them about dentists and introducing new words, such as 'cavity' and 'hygienist'.

Children then confidently used the new words as they pretended to brush teeth.Staff help children to develop a love of books. Children become absorbed in the book as they eagerly listen as staff read to them.

Staff use different strategies to help children to be involved and to be part of the storytelling. Children giggle along to the story and excitedly talk about what is coming next.Children benefit from lots of fresh air and exercise.

Staff recognise that children need opportunities to be physical. The manager and staff are currently developing the outside space to create a natural area for children to explore. All children enjoy playing outside.

The youngest children like using the rocking toys in the garden, they confidently rock themselves then smile and clap at their achievements. Older children work together to make large artwork on the floor.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

The manager and staff understand their responsibilities to keep children safe. Leaders follow good procedures to safely recruit staff. Staff are aware of the indicators that might suggest a child is at risk of harm and all staff know the procedures in place to follow, if they have concerns about the safety of a child.

Staff support children to learn how to keep themselves safe. They talk about risks and older children are involved in risk assessing the garden before they go out to play.

What does the setting need to do to improve?

To further improve the quality of the early years provision, the provider should: strengthen the implementation of the curriculum in the toddler room, so it is consistent with the rest of the nursery develop strategies further to support children to learn to manage their feelings and behaviour independently.

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