Children’s Development

Busy Bumblebees Montessori is committed to the development needs of your child, including personal, social, linguistic, emotional and behavioural needs.

We plan for your child’s personal development and tailor activities to their individual education and development goals. We use the EYFS framework to monitor and chart progress along the Early Learning Goals. We also use Montessori materials on a daily basis, covering skills in practical life, sensorial exercises, as well as language, numeracy and cultural studies.

On enrolment of your child with busy bumblebees, you will receive a Welcome pack and an Induction Pack. The welcome pack tells you everything about Busy Bumblebees Montessori, how we work, what we do and outlines some of our most important policies. The induction pack is for you to fill in to tell us all about your child and their likes and dislikes.

Right from the start, we will work with you to identify the next steps in your child’s development and nurture them by finding and exploring their fascinations.

You will receive regular updates and reports on your child’s progress and we even track their “Learning Journey” with pictures, captions, notes and observations which will show their progression over time. Each Child at Busy Bumblebees Montessori has his/her own Learning Journal that you can view daily or weekly and add too!


There is a set rate for part time and day sessions and our normal opening hours are from 08.00 – 17.30.

08.30 – 5.30 – £90.00 per day session, 1 day £360 and 2 days £720 pcm. For part time fees £10 per hour please contact us

3 days – £1080 per month

4 days – £1,440 per month

5 days – £1.800 per month

A minimum of two consecutive morning or afternoon sessions must be booked.

The hourly rate is inclusive of healthy, hearty home cooked meals and snacks and drinks during the hours of our care.

The rate also includes trips, which are part of a normal week, including play groups, farms and museum visits, some activities do charge and we will inform you about these.

Childcare Vouchers

If your workplace offers you Childcare Vouchers, then we are more than happy to accept them where we can. We are very wiling to accommodate and support parents trying to get back to work, and to make it a stress-free as possible.

We are registered already to accept vouchers from the following providers:

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Help with childcare costs

In many cases, families may be entitled to help towards their childcare costs while they work.

If you would like any advice on Tax Credits, then please contact us and we’ll be happy to help you where we can.

Check out the HMRC website Tax Credits section for eligibility.

Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori was born in Italy in 1870, the first female doctor in Italy to graduate from the University of Rome Medical School, she became interested in education through her work as a doctor. Maria Montessori worked treating children with special needs, and went onto establish schools for disadvantaged children of working parents in Rome. As an educationalist she was centuries ahead of her time using the class room as a scientist to observe the children to find ways to help them achieve their full potential.

As a scientist Maria Montessori’s approach is at once scientific, orderly, structured, gentle, holistic, nurturing, activity centered, child orientated and remarkably effective. Maria Montessori was a true pioneer of child-centered education, and continues to be an inspiration for women and children all over the world. Developing her timeless approach to Early Years Education, she traveled around the world to demonstrate and lecture her techniques. She died in 1952 aged 82 in Holland.

Educationalists around the world know that Montessori offers an unparalled learning environment for young children, which has had a profound influence on the education of children all over the world. Maria Montessori’s ideas are well recognized throughout the world and incorporated into good practice in mainstream education today!

Montessori saw that children learn best by doing! Montessori children:

  • Learn at their own pace

  • Promote independence, for example are shown practical life skills to do things by then selves

  • Classes are not segregated by age

  • Choose activities according to their interests

  • Children have the freedom to choose own activities

  • The Montessori approach is holistic and aims to develop the whole child

“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment” – Maria Montessori

For further information on Maria Montesori go to

Why choose a childminder?

After the decision to have your baby, the next big one might be, “When should l go back to work?”

Whether you want to, or need to for financial reasons, you will want to find the best possible childcare solution for you and your baby.

The aim of busy bumblebees is to find and explore you children’s fascinations in a stimulating, secure loving environment and for parents to feel happy and relaxed about their childcare whilst they work.

We’ve put together a leaflet outlining some of the most important reasons why you should choose us as your childcare solution.