Busy Bees Nursery
Information for Parents 2017 – 2018
About the Nursery
Busy Bees is a hive of activity, located in a villa situated off 4th street (between 9th and 7th).
It has five classrooms and the classes are divided according to the age of each child on 15th September of the academic year:
The nursery is equipped with indoor and outdoor play areas, role play area, library, interactive whiteboards and supermarket area.
The Busy Bees Staff
All staff are highly qualified and expreienced teachers. All classes are conducted in English langauge. Children have Arabic classes
four or five times per week, where they are introduced to basic Arabic language, songs and stories and Islamic studies once a week.
The Nursery Day
The nursery day runs from 08:00 – 13:00, with early morning drop off from 07:30 and afternoon pick-up until 14:00. Parents are
encouraged to ensure that the children are picked up between 13:00-14:00, to avoid unnecessary upset and distress. Outdoor play
takes place between 08:00 and 08:30 (weather permitting) and we finish this session off with a whole-group singing session. Extra
time is available on request at amn extra charge.
Each class timetable is planned around indoor and outdoor learning blocks involving the use of the full nursery facilities and the children
have two breaks in the kitchen for healthy snacks to refuel and keep the energy going.
We ask parents, in the best interest of the child, to establish a routine very early on and drop off / pick up at the same time each day. Familiarise
yourselves with the timetable, so that you know what your child is up to each day – this is especially important when it is
water play days, as children will need swimming clothes, towels etc.
The Busy Bees Calendar
At Busy Bees, we pride ourselves on the range of activities, special days and trips that we undertake and this has been a constant
source of positive feedback from the parents. As each event approaches, parents are provided with the appropriate consent form
and information which will need returning to nursery by set dates.
The full and detailed calendar is available under the calendar section and the full breakdown of the planning is available
under the Long Term Plan section
The Busy Bees Curriculum
At Busy Bees, we operate a themed curriculum, which incorporates elements of the Core Knowledge, a US system reflecting
evidence-based and best practice in early years and child development.
Throughout each theme, children are introduced to letter sounds, numbers, shapes, colours, motor skills and concepts / opposites.
Each theme covered throughout the year lasts approximately a month and introduces the children to a variety of experiences that
are tailored to their ages and abilities.
Core Knowledge Foundation
The idea behind Core Knowledge is simple and powerful: knowledge builds on knowledge. The more you know, the more you are
able to learn. This insight, well-established by cognitive science, has profound implications for teaching and learning.
By outlining the precise content that every child should learn in language arts and literature, mathematics, science, music, and
the visual arts, the Core Knowledge curriculum represents a first-of-its kind effort to identify the foundational knowledge
every child needs to reach these goals. At Busy Bees we base our curriculum on this concept that children can learn and build
on knowledge gained. This curriculum concentrates on 3 basic areas that are separated into sub-areas. These are:
Physical Well-being and Motor Development
ï Movement and Coordination
ï Social and Emotional Development Autonomy and Social Skills
ï Approaches to Learning Work Habits
Language and Literacy Development
ï Oral Language
ï Nursery Rhymes, Poems, Fingerplays, and Songs
ï Storybook Reading and Storytelling
ï Emerging Literacy Skills
Knowledge Acquisition and Cognitive Development
ï Visual Arts
Communication at Busy Bees
At Busy Bees, we communicate with parents through SMS, website / email notifications, Facebook and notices in the display areas.
It is the responsibility of the parent to ensure that we have the correct contact information at all times. Teachers contact parents
directly for updates and important information.
We regularly upload pictures and videos to the following social media platforms:
Instagram: follow us 'busybeesnursery'
Snapchat add us @bbnursery
youtube BusyBees Nursery https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH8P_7hZfgt1O12D7DES2Pg
Fees at Busy Bees
The nursery fees for 2017 – 2018 are as follows:
· 500AED registration fee
· 500AED deposit (deducted from the first term fee)
· 22,230AED nursery fee (full year), per child (please note we do not offer discounts for siblings)
- 7,410AED per term nersery fee, per child
· 1,500AED transport fee per term, per child (please note we do not offer discounts for siblings)
· 160AED uniform fee (pack of 2 uniforms)
Please visit our website for further information:
or contact Administration on:
02 621 9492 / email@example.com