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Beehive Day Nursery (HS) | Community Directory

Beehive Day Nursery (HS)

Holiday Scheme
General Details

We offer full day care, 50 weeks a year. We are situated in spacious premises with rooms for babies up to 2 years, toddlers 2 to 3 years and pre-school aged 3-5 years. We have our own large garden which is home to our guinea pigs and chickens and is where we grow vegetables. We have an experienced and well-qualified staff which includes six graduates. We put the needs of the children first and plan exciting and challenging activities for them based on children's interests and stages of development. We are a very forward-thinking team who are always trying to find ways to develop and improve the service we provide and like to "go the extra mile". We develop good relationships with parents and carers and are supportive and friendly, sharing children's achievements and involving parents and carers in their child's learning. Staff take regular professional development courses including first aid, safeguarding and food safety. We have a qualified Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCo) as well as those who specialise in working with babies. We have all worked together to learn Makaton Sign Language and taken a course together to enable us to support children's social and emotional development. We have built a very good local reputation with most of our families coming to us by word of mouth. We enjoy being an important part of the local community and can often be seen out and about on local outings to the castle, river, market or library.

Who to contact

Mary Hickley
Beehive Day Nursery
Rose Lane
NR35 1DQ
01986 896304

Venue Details

Rose Lane
NR35 1DQ
Parking available
Parking details
We have sole use of a large car park

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?


Last updated
Immediate vacancies
Other information
We currently have a few vacancies for two year olds To book a place, please phone 01986 896304 or email office.beehive@gmail.com

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 18:00

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - Our building is on the ground floor with no steps. Doorways are wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs. We have an adapted toilet for disabled use.
Cultural provisions
Yes - We welcome families from all sections of the community, all cultures and beliefs.
Individual dietary needs
Yes - We can cater for vegetarians, vegans, those with allergies, and other special diets.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - Please see our Local Offer which details all that we can offer to children with additional needs.
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Aspergers Syndrome
Autistic spectrum
Cerebral Palsy
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
Cystic Fibrosis
Downs syndrome
Emotional needs
Hearing Difficulties
Learning difficulties
Mentally Disabled
Motor impairment
Physical impairment
Serious allergy
Severe dietary needs
Social development impairment
Speech and language difficulties


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.60 Birth to 3 - Per hour
£54.00 Birth to 3 - Per hour
£5.60 3 years plus - Per hour
£54.00 3 years plus - per day
£3.50 over fives Per hour
£30 over fives Per day
Lunch £2.50 Tea £1 Breakfast 50p Day rates include all meals during term time. Packed lunches during school holidays.

Other Details

Accessible parking, Baby facilities, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Garden, Healthy eating, Kitchen, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Pet dogs, Pet fish, Pet small mammals, Pets, Playroom, Private changing area, Quiet area, Sensory play equipment, Sleeping area, Slide, Take children on outings, Vegetable patch, Village walks
School pickups
St Edmund's Catholic Primary School (Bury St Edmunds)
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 0 Year(s) 3 month(s)
To 8 Year(s)
Offers Tax Free Childcare
Last Updated

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
16/09/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
13/05/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
02/06/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities
  • We offer an inclusive service, welcoming children and families with SEND.
  • We have a wealth of experience and the ability to identify children requiring extra help
  • We always encourage parents to talk to us and share any concerns they have so that we can put support in place.  We have an 'open door' policy so parents do not need to make an appointment
  • We have a very strong key person system ensuring  both children and parents build close trusting relationships.  Each child's key person makes observations and monitors the child's progress
  • We work with parents/carers to meet the needs of children with SEND, liaising with other professionals working with the child and sharing information sensitively.
  • We have a fully qualified Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) and Deputy SENCo. Between them they have a wealth of experience of working with children with varying needs and abilities.
  • We have worked with children with Cerebral Palsy, Down's Syndrome, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome, Global Developmental Delay, hearing impairment and many with speech, language and communication difficulties. We are keen to learn from parents about the needs of their child
  • Our premesis are on the ground floor with no steps. All rooms are wheelchair accessible. We have a disabled toilet with nappy changing facilities. Access to the garden is via a slope from the decking.
  • A large proportion of staff are trained in Makaton signing and we use this with all children at the nursery
  • We have a flexible approach, adapting and evaluating our resources, equipment and provision to meet the needs of all children.  We are experienced in differentiating activities to meet everyone's needs
  • We have a comprehensive SEND Policy which is shared and reviewed with all staff
  • We promote a flexible and gentle settling-in process for new children, encouraging parents/carers to spend time at the nursery, getting to know staff and routines and providing reassurance for the child until they are ready to be left
  • Our staff team is well qualified, welcoming and friendly, providing a positive and sensitive approach to the care and education of children with SEND. We make the sharing of information with parents a priority as well as being mindful of confidentiality and GDPR when sharing information with others.
  • We are aware that some challenging behaviour may arise from a child's additional needs and will work with parents to provide a consistent and planned approach to behaviour.
Mary Hickley, Manager and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
01986 896304
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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