Committee Meetings Committee Meetings
As a non-profit making organisation Busy Bees are required to have a committee and run regular meetings which can only take place with the attendance of parents. All are welcome! If you are interested in becoming a committee member take a look at the Pre-School Learning Alliance's Volunteer for your Pre- school Committee pamphlet to help answer your questions. Please speak to a member of staff or email:
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Latest Newsletter - Important Info!
Download your copy of the Busy Bees September, 2015 Newsletter here. Please, please read it!
Check out the Galleries! More new photos of activities have been added such Fun in the Park, Looking at Shells, Technology and so much more! Details of Fees 3.80 per hour for 3 & 4 year olds 4.00 per hour for 2 year olds News News
Busy Bees Nursery, Uppermill Methodist Centre, Church Road, Uppermill, Oldham. OL3 6BJ Email: Telephone: 07855 000821 Registered Charity No. 1044138
Free Nursery Education Entitlement The Government will pay for the first 15 hours per week through the Free Nursery Education Entitlement for all eligible 3 and 4 year old children. Once the maximum of 15 hours has been reached, you will be charged the fees as detailed above. The grant may be accessed across a maximum of two providers, but the combined total that the providers can claim cannot exceed the maximum of 15 hours. The table below shows when your child will have access to the grant.  3rd Birthday in (or on) Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec 31 Jan/Feb/March 31 April/May/June/July/Aug 31 Term eligible to claim grant From January (Spring Term) From April (Summer Term) From September (Autumn Term) You do not have to apply for this as all paperwork will be given to you to sign at the beginning of each term. We hope this information is of use to you when choosing your sessions. Should you require further details, please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff. All our policies are available to view and download on our Parents page Workplace Childcare Voucher Schemes If you wish to pay your fees through a voucher scheme, please speak to the Pre-school Manager. Flexible Places If you need to have a few hours in which to attend a clinic appointment or some other activity which is only an occasional necessity Busy Bees has places from Monday to Thursday for children over the age of 3 years. Should you require this service please speak to the staff to make arrangements. Busy Bees Nursery Mugs, Baseball Caps and Pump Bags These beautiful china mugs in two sizes are still available at 2.50 per mug from Busy Bees Nursery. Baseball caps and pump bags sporting the nursery logo are also available from the nursery staff  please ask. Newsletter by Email? To receive your newsletter by email (which is more environmentally sound and saves printing costs) please click here to send us an email giving your name and the name of your child or tell a member of staff your email address. Outdoor Clothing Please ensure that your child brings a hat and gloves on Mondays and Wednesdays for our outdoor trips. Coffee Mornings Coffee Mornings raise funds for the nursery. They run from 9:30am to 12:00 noon on the third Wednesday of every month.  Coffee/Tea is only 80p and cakes 40p. Home baking is the attraction of the coffee morning and there are many favourable compliments passed on various cakes. If you are unable to bake anything for the coffee morning could you make a donation of coffee, sugar, butter or any ingredients needed to make the cakes? There is a box in the quiet room for donations.  Would you please save any empty containers for use at the coffee morning? Some customers like to buy the cakes to take home and we need containers to put the cakes in. You can give them in at nursery or to the coffee morning coordinator. Sometimes there may be a cake or two left over which can be bought from the quiet room after nursery has ended; great for teatime or an afternoon snack.Volunteers to help or donations of home baking would be greatly appreciated and benefit your children. If you would volunteer to help but have no childcare for those hours you can leave your child at Busy Bees for the morning free of charge!
Updated: 21 September, 2015
Inclement Weather Regardless of the weather Busy Bees Nursery will remain open as usual.
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Toddler Group
At our last committee meeting we discussed the idea of a toddler group. We have decided to run the session on a Tuesday morning from 10:00 – 11:30am. The room will be separated and will run along- side a Busy Bees session. Mums/ Carers will stay with their children. We are hoping this will be a way of attracting new children to Busy Bees. There will be a charge of £3 per session. Tea/Coffee will be available for parents in the quiet room and children will receive a snack.
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Busy Bees have registered with to raise free funds for nursery by shopping online. To raise funds for Busy Bees go the their web site then: Click on support a good cause - put Busy Bees Nursery Oldham (check for our logo  not the other Busy Bees!)  Click "support cause" and then sign up to it. Once signed up it will suggest how to raise money  download the toolbar on the computer, etc. The toolbar will then remind you which websites can help raise money and then remember the site for future purchases. Websites involved in this scheme: John Lewis, Debenhams, Sainsbury's, Tesco Direct, Boots, asks, Ebay, Marks and Spencer, Amazon, Waitrose, Argos, Currys, etc.
John Slattery will be visiting on Friday 2 October. If your child does not attend on a Friday and you would like their picture taken please come in & wait in the Quiet Room from 9:15am onwards. Siblings are very welcome. The photographer has left 2 samples of a new Winter themed backdrop. Please have a look & let us know which you prefer..
Oldham Council Family Information Service Free bedtime reading sessions Oldham Community Radio 99.7 FM every weeknight from 7:00pm to hear the ‘Night Night Sleep Tight’ programme for young families. http://www.oldhamcommunityra tight/night-night-sleep-tight/ Check out Oldham Council’s Facebook page I Love Oldham<https://www.facebook. com/loveoldham>
Messy Play!
2016 Reception Class School Admissions - Online Applications Open Families with children who are eligible to start in a school reception class in September, 2016 need to be aware that they can now apply online until 5:00pm on 15 January, 2016.
Click here to download details of our Messy Play sessions every Wednesday morning for 18 months to pre-school children.
Nursery Rhymes & Autumn